Movies like Paradise 2003

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Paradise (2003)
 4.8
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Paradise (2003)
Original name: Paradiset
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Action, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tabloid journalist Annika Bengtzon is writing about a murder in the port of Stockholm and she suspects that the Yugoslav mafia is involved. However, she also finds links to a foundation that runs a shelter for battered women, Paradiset. Looking for a good story she also meets a welfare official, Thomas, who also thinks that the foundation should be looked into. Written by Mattias Thuresson
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, journalism, woman in danger, crimes, haunted by the past, family problems, scoop, female reporter, domestic disturbance, journalist, mother daughter relationship, funeral, female protagonist, newspaper, grandmother, newspaper office, grandmother granddaughter relationship, actress playing herself, cheating, danger, deadly, actor playing himself, tabloid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden

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Most similar movies to Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, investigation, mystery, danger and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Paradise: Deadline (2001), Nobel's Last Will (2012), A Place in the Sun (2012), Case G (2006), The Devil's Teardrop (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Deadline (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Victoriastadium is totally destroyed in a bomb attack and Christina Furhage, head-responsible for the Olympic Games in Stockholm, dies with it. Why did someone destroy the stadium and why is Christina murdered? The police desperately seek for ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, media, journalism, crimes, female reporter, murder, bomb, rivalry, contests and competitions, bombing, newspaper office, city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, journalism, race against time, dishonesty, murder investigation, crime investigation, murder mystery, homicide detective, missing child, private investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, family relations, husband wife relationship, media, state affairs, woman in danger, strong female presence, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Nobel's Last Will (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While covering the annual Nobel Banquet for tabloid Kvällspressen, crime reporter Annika Bengtzon witnesses a spectacular murder right in front of her. Two people are shot, one of them the controversial Laureate in Medicine, Aaron Wiesel. Annika is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, journalist, investigation, intrigue, crimes, uncover truth, media, dishonesty, journalism, witnessing a crime, nobel prize, dedication event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Place in the Sun (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Swedish family found murdered in her home on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain - all except the 16-year-old daughter, who has disappeared. At first the police believe that there is a burglary gone wrong, but the more crime examined, the more ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: murder, crimes, journalism, media, woman in danger, journalist, on the run, investigation, ice hockey, strong female presence, topless, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
 355
Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: manhunt, mystery, private detective, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police procedural, snow, fictional country, chases and races, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, erotic
Plot: murder, journalism, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, media, uncover truth, female nudity, minister, investigation, politics, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, mystery, special agents, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, criminal heroes, fbi agent, psychopath, swat team, armed forces ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, journalism, estate, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, who done it, dishonesty, multiple suspects, police investigation, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jesse finds himself struggling to get his job back as the Paradise police chief, and he is forced to rely on his cop intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues and hidden meanings as he attempts to solve a shocking and horrifying ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, mystery, small town life, small town, police officer killed, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, female singer, tailing a suspect, fishing boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 4K
Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, crimes, social relations, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, criminal, feminism, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, mystery, haunted by the past, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues, foster home, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, escapades, evidence, witnessing a crime, mystery, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 634
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, blackmail, doctor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.2
 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 13K
Let's Sin (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: There is a murder while at prayer. Selman Bulut, the imam of mosque, starts to investigate the murder and faces with people in the neighborhood.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, crimes, murder, parents and children, religions or cults, mystery, father daughter relationship, murder mystery, who done it, society, loan shark ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Malice Aforethought (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is married to a particularly overbearing woman who reminds him at every turn that he is living in her house. But the good doctor has outside interests to help him cope.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mysterious character, investigation, mind game, mystery, serial killer, crumbling marriage, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, kidnapping, religions or cults, partners, private detective, law enforcement, society, crimes, cult, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 4K
Choose (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fiona Wagner, a journalism student, tracks a cold-blooded killer with the help of her detective father and a therapist.
Style: suspenseful, serious, slasher, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: killer, investigation, woman in danger, journalism, crimes, parent child relationship, sadistic psychopath, father daughter relationship, strong violent content, who done it, suburbs, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.5
 454
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, media, journalism, television reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 235
Killer Hair (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A fashion reporter stumbles on a murder investigation in the Nation's Capitol, only to be thrown for a loop when her police detective former lover is assigned to the case.
Style: serious, suspenseful, humorous, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, riddles and clues, journalism, rivalry, crimes, fashion, amateur detective, hairdresser, dead woman, media, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 174
Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, journalism, crimes, partners, law enforcement, uncover truth, reporter, serial killer, mystery, geek, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 702
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, murder, who done it, track down, partners against crime, master criminal, wedding, psychopath, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hacker, investigation, secret service, murder, dishonesty, conspiracy, friendship, cover up, false accusation, journalism, journalist, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, mystery, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, assault, college student, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.0
 697
Cyberstalker (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After spending several years in seclusion, a woman encounters the stalker who murdered her parents over a decade ago, and fears she may be his latest victim when he starts to cyber-stalk her.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, psychopath, stalking, crimes, computers and web, stalker, lifetime, danger, deadly, off the grid
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: private detective, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, who done it, down on your luck, sexual content, graphic violence, debt collector, horse race ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Borkmann's Point (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Van Veeteren finds retiring from the police force is easier said than done when two decapitated bodies are found in quick succession. The matching MO in the two grisly murders brings the investigation teams of Maardam and Kaalbringen together - a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, private detective, partners, murder, police procedural, fictional country, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%