Movies like The Oxford Murders

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The Oxford Murders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, talky, realistic, surprise ending, suspense, twist ending, clever ...
Plot: mathematics, riddles and clues, investigation, teachers and students, crime, murder, university, who done it, danger, amateur detective, uncover truth, life is a bitch, triangle, mass child killing, symbol, mathematician, serial killer, oxford, crimes, deadly, power relations, multiple suspects, male nudity, obsession, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: england, europe, campus, oxford university

Most similar movies to The Oxford Murders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, deadly, crime, mystery and serial killer mostly in Mystery, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Oxford Murders: Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), True Crime (1995), The Raven (2012), Zodiac (2007), The Mirror Crack'd (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, riddles and clues, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, danger, suicide, private investigator, murder mystery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police corruption, amateur detective, female detective, child murder, mystery, psychopath, danger, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 78K
The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, riddles and clues, track down, crimes, unconventional method, who done it, uncover truth, writer's life, chases and races, deadly, poet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 370K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, crimes, code, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: private detective, serial killer, murder, death, investigation, movie star, village, mystery, murder mystery, amateur detective, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, crime, police investigation, uncover truth, neo noir, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: yorkshire, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, secret, investigation, plot twist, mountain, village, nun, demon, ritual, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, medical school, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Miss Jane Marple is staying at an elegant hotel from her childhood compliments of her nephew Raymond. Also there is international adventurer Bess Sedgwick and Lady Selena Hazy (Joan Greenwood in her next to last performance). A doorman working at ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, amateur detective, crime, crimes, friendship, hotel, murder, mystery, who done it, deadly, golden years ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ten Little Indians (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ten strangers are invited as weekend guests to a remote mountain mansion.When the host doesn't show up, the guests start dying, one by one, in uniquely macabre Agatha Christie-style.It is based on Christie's best-selling novel with 100 ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, isolation, serial killer, private detective, house, murder mystery, mystery, psychopath, crime, false accusation, amateur detective, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 2K
After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, special agents, mind game, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, tour guide, private detective, crime, riddles and clues, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, uninhibited rivalry, missing person, law enforcement ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, forensics, mind game, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, policewoman, law enforcement, black gloves ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, crime, danger, journalist, missing person, uncover truth, serial killer, abuse, partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, rapist, femme fatale, mind game, danger, couples, legal, murder, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, murder, code breaking, mystery, crime investigation, deadly, post war, incompetent police ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Study in Terror (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, gothic
Plot: sherlock holmes, jack the ripper, private detective, serial killer, murder, prostitute, mystery, amateur detective, partners against crime, crime, slasher, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Murder on the Home Front (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: At the height of the London blitz, Dr Lennox Collins, pioneer of the new forensic science, is enlisted by DI Wilkins after prostitute Mary Williams is strangled and a swastika carved on her tongue.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Plot: crimes, investigation, serial killer, crime, wartime life, deadly, partners, woman in danger, police investigation, danger, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 6K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, investigation, track down, serial killer, survival, riddles and clues, police detective, crimes, danger, law enforcement, isolation, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, political conspiracy, political corruption, crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: russian, murder, criminal's revenge, investigation, gangsters, diary, kgb, heroin, track down, hitman, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 282
First Degree (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When prominent businessman Andrew Pyne is found shot in a New York alley, one of the NYPD's best, Rick Mallory, suspects a Galeno Mob hit. When he and his partner, Amos Turzo try to question Pyne's widow, Hadley, they are quickly ushered ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, dedicated lawyer, mystery, police station, femme fatale, private detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, witnessing a crime, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 12K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, insomnia, murder, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, neo noir, mystery, police detective, small town, police corruption, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Thesis (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, research, perversion, video tape, thesis, snuff, mystery, sadism, theft, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 386
Past Tense (1994)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him to come back the next evening, but when he does he ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: hospital, murder, amateur detective, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, cons and scams, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, twins, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 38K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, morgue, infidelity, love, revenge, mystery, haunted by the past, spouse killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, serial killer, murder, protagonist as suspect, crime, who done it, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, sexual abuse, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Thesis on a Homicide (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Roberto is a specialist in Criminal Law whose life is thrown into chaos when he becomes convinced that Gonzalo, one of his best students, has committed a brutal murder right in front of the Faculty of Law. Determined to uncover the truth he begins a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, teachers and students, bare breasts, female nudity, death, cigarette smoking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Night of the Generals (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, nazi occupation, mystery, crime, police investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s, year 1944 ...
Place: france, europe, poland, paris france, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, danger, steampunk, virgin, murder, alchemy, mystery, delinquent ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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