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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, sex, gay, fascist, lawyer, friendship ...
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, law enforcement and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Who Killed Pasolini?: Open Doors (1990), Execution of Justice (1999), The Deathmaker (1995), The Glass Shield (1994), A Short Film About Killing (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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.
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Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, deadly, legal, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
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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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: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, against the rules, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, army investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, social decay, deadly, dishonesty, fighting the system, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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70%
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: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, dishonesty, deadly, danger, state affairs, crime, politics, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1969
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, drifter, death sentence, execution, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, punishment, hanging ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
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53%
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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: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, clever, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, kidnapping, life is a bitch, teenage life, crimes, crime, courtroom drama, gender, danger, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: chicago illinois
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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: psychological, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Common (2014)
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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 ...
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Reversible Errors (2004)
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Duration: 173 min.
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Style: serious, suspense, disturbing, intense, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues, obsession, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crime, crimes, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1995 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 101 min.
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12 Angry Men (1997)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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35%
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Nattbuss 807 (1997)
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Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
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Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Country: Italy, France, Algeria
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
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Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, thought provoking, sincere
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Crime of the Century (1996)
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Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Italy
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32%
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Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: rough, serious, sincere, captivating, bleak ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, murder, danger, society ...
Time: 80s
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31%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, crime, workplace, partners, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, biting, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s
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