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Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)
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Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)
Original name: Pasolini, un delitto italiano
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. All the investigation about the crime is about the question: "Was ONLY the "Pelosi" to kill Pasolini?" The help of a Policeman, Trepalle put in evidence a trouble: Was Pasolini killed because of his accuses to some politicians?
Style: sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, intellectual
Plot: politics, street kid, murder, self defense, writer's life, sexual relations, cause and meaning, crime, legal investigation, artists and showbiz, legal, society, filmmaking, law enforcement, false accusation, gays and lesbians, deadly, courtroom drama, under the surface, emotionless, gay, fascist, lawyer, friendship, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, deadly, legal, life is a bitch and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Who Killed Pasolini?: Open Doors (1990), Execution of Justice (1999), The Glass Shield (1994), The Deathmaker (1995), A Short Film About Killing (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, society, accountant, fascism, dedicated lawyer, crimes, state affairs, couple relations, life is a bitch, injustice, scapegoat ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, police, courtroom drama, crime, life is a bitch, who done it, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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95%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, rebellion, society, boss and employee, against the rules, crimes, legal action, crime, rise to the top, army investigation, state affairs, gender ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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73%
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, serious, bleak
Plot: terrorism, bomb, political corruption, counterculture, law enforcement, political conspiracy, dishonesty, danger, police investigation, police detective, politics, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, fighting the system, law enforcement, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, rivalry, mental institution, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, crime, mind game, transsexual, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, drifter, execution, death sentence, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, hanging, punishment ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Swoon (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, investigation, danger, gays and lesbians, crime, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, crimes, legal, teenage life, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: chicago illinois
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49%
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The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, confined, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, carnival, political corruption, politics, legal, false accusation, power of media, false arrest, campaign, tragic hero, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: murder, society, courtroom drama, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, family relations, courtroom, legal, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: political corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, fighting crime, deadly, police corruption, legal, journalism, investigation, idealism, battles, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: serious, mind bending, rough, clever, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, obsessive quest, amateur detective, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, confined, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Confessions of a Police Captain (Italian: Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica, also known as Confessions of a Police Commissioner to the District Attorney) is an Italian crime-drama film about a cop starring ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, rivalry, fighting crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal, society, urban, heist, criminal heroes, city life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Stranger (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Algeria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Stranger is a literal (but still very cinematic) adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as Meursault, a man who feels utterly isolated from everyone and everything around him. This alienation results in sudden, ...
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Place: algeria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
One Hundred Steps (2000)
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Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Nattbuss 807 (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kalle, en kille i 18-års åldern har hamnat lite snett i livet. Han umgås mest med främlingsfientliga personer. Carlos är en kille i 16-års åldern, han har bott i Sverige större delen av sitt liv med sin mor och hennes äldre bror. Hans pappa ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, bleak, serious ...
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Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: thought provoking, tense, talky, clever, psychological ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, gloomy, thought provoking, sincere, serious
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crime of the Century (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom drama, confined, dedicated lawyer, babies and infants, who done it, legal action, crimes, crime, uncover truth, life is a bitch, legal investigation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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SK1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, murder, law enforcement, deadly, danger, obsession, crimes, crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, explosion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
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Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, self defense, false accusation, neo noir, racism, crime, society, apprentice, ambition, crimes, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Fresh Bait (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the ambition to start a boutique overseas but without the means to do so, Nathalie finds herself in a desperate situation, where she would do anything to acquire what she needs. Along with her boyfriend, Eric, and his friend Bruno, she concocts ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, murder, heist, cons and scams, crimes, crime, sexual relations, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, bait, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Question of Silence (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other two join her in beating the man to death. Other female ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, couples, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, legal investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, mental illness, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, emotional, uplifting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, dishonesty, against the odds, human spirit, fighting the system, journalism, politics, righting the wronged, power relations, courtroom, legal, jury ...
Time: 30s
Place: alabama, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, meditative, disturbing ...
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