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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: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak, thought provoking, intellectual
Plot: politics, murder, self defense, street kid, crime, writer's life, cause and meaning, under the surface, artists and showbiz, deadly, gays and lesbians, legal investigation, sexual relations, courtroom drama, false accusation, filmmaking, law enforcement, legal, society, emotionless, conspiracy theory, fascist, indifference, black and white segues into color, communist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, society, law enforcement and legal mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Who Killed Pasolini?: Open Doors (1990), Execution of Justice (1999), A Short Film About Killing (1988), The Glass Shield (1994), The Deathmaker (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
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Plot: politics, murder, police, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, crime investigation, whodunit, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
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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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, gays and lesbians, miscarriage of justice, insanity, against the rules, prison, army investigation, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, courtroom drama, lawyer, prison, polish, death sentence, drifter, execution, crime, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: bomb, terrorism, dishonesty, state affairs, crime, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, police investigation, politics, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: rough, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, police station, courtroom drama, false accusation, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, legal action, fighting the system, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ...
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Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
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Plot: police corruption, criminal's revenge, crime, urban, fighting crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Gang War in Milan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Milan pimp faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite organized crime in Italy.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang war, gangsters, urban, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Fresh Bait (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
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41%
One Hundred Steps (2000)
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Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
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Nattbuss 807 (1997)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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31%
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Blood Ties (1986)
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Country: Italy
Duration: 240 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Color of Justice (1997)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crazy Joe (1974)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fun (1994)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal action, courtroom, crime, legal investigation, human spirit, interracial relations, courtroom drama, discrimination, false accusation, racism, injustice ...
Time: 30s
Place: alabama, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy, new york, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
True Believer (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
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: clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kings of Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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