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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, controversial, disturbing, intellectual
Plot: politics, street kid, murder, self defense, male prostitute, crimes, writer's life, sexual relations, cause and meaning, performer's life, crime, legal investigation, artists and showbiz, legal, society, filmmaking, false accusation, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, deadly, courtroom drama, emotionless, under the surface, court case, lynching ...
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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, legal, life is a bitch and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Who Killed Pasolini?: Open Doors (1990), Execution of Justice (1999), The Glass Shield (1994), The Deathmaker (1995), Romanzo Criminale (2005). 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, serious, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, judge, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, politics, embezzlement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
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95%
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: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, suspenseful, thought provoking, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, state affairs, politics ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: milan italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
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: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, investigation, society, deadly, obsession, serial child killer, courtroom drama, mental institution, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Romanzo Criminale (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, stylized, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, crimes, leadership, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, partners, ransom, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the research for his non-fiction book "Der Baader-Meinhoff-Komplex", "Spiegel" journalist Stefan Aust wrote the screen play to Reinhard Hauff’s controversial feature film that re-narrates the startling trial against ...
Style: controversial, contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal, prison, terrorism, courtroom, terrorist, courtroom drama, political unrest, against the rules, rivalry, confined, society, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1977, year 1975
Place: germany, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: strip search, journalism, investigation, media, carnival, freedom of the press, terrorist, false accusation, power of media, injustice, campaign, false arrest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, police officer killed, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, confined, law enforcement, legal, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, missing person, dishonesty, babies and infants, legal action, law enforcement, fighting the system, false accusation, prison, murder, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Serial Killer 1 (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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: cosa nostra, politics, legal investigation, state affairs, society, crimes, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, investigation, murder, courtroom drama, police corruption ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, prostitute, deception, who done it, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: suspenseful, clever, disturbing, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, investigation, gays and lesbians, couples, dangerous attraction, missing person, teenage life, courtroom drama, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Marcia Gay Harden (Academy Award winner for Pollock) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy based on the ...
Style: tense, captivating, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, college, legal investigation, crimes, unlikely criminals, legal action, police investigation, partners, prison, law enforcement, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in Sicily. One hundred steps was the number of steps it took to get from the Impastato house to the house of the Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: assassination, radio, fighting the system, gangsters, rebelliousness, idealism, crimes, society, dishonesty, rebellion, painting, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: court, trial, courtroom drama, investigation, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, murder, obsession, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, society, legal action, injustice, court, judge, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: psychological, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, death sentence, lawyer, prison, drifter, execution, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, legal, deadly ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: poland, warsaw poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, crimes, captivity, rebelliousness, political unrest, head of state, hostages, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, danger, testimony, family life, youth, witnessing a crime, legal, dishonesty, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1985, 80s ...
Place: sicily, europe, palermo italy, rome italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cosa nostra, murder, kidnapping, rise and fall, rivalry, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Valachi Papers (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, prison, hitman, gangsters, murder, anti hero, rise and fall, legal, state affairs, special agents, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: europe, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: bleak, emotional, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: racism, murder, immigrants, investigation, crime, urban, city life, crimes, law enforcement, society, deadly, neo nazi ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: captivating, gloomy, disturbing, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: bait, murder, friendship, youth, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, couples, criminal heroes, deadly, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, disturbing, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, dishonesty, racism, injustice, discrimination, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, against the odds, politics, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lyons, France. Michel Descombes is a watchmaker who lives alone with his teenage son Bernard. When the police visits and informs him that Bernard killed a man and is on the run with a girl, Michel realizes that he knew far less about his son than he ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, deadly, small town life, introspection, small town, parents and children, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%