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Death in a French Garden (1985)
 7.0
 1K
Death in a French Garden (1985)
Original name: PĂ©ril en la Demeure
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wealthy Tombsthays hire a guitar tutor, David Aurphet, for their daughter Vivian. The wife, Julia, begins a passionate affair with David. Edwige, Julia's new neighbour, also takes an interest in David. David is attacked one night on returning home but saved by a mysterious stranger Daniel who reveals himself to be a hired killer. David begins to suspect that his affair is no longer secret.
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: jealousy, crimes, sexual relations, betrayal, neo noir, legal investigation, love and romance, family life, manipulations, infidelity, love affair, danger, femme fatale, voyeurism, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, mind game, deadly, life turned upside down, mysterious character, eroticism, passion, seduction, envy ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and sexual films with plots about dishonesty, couples, crimes, murder, deadly, dangerous attraction and infidelity mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Death in a French Garden: Still of the Night (1982), Dead On (1994), Siesta (1987), He Died with His Eyes Open (1985), Mortal Passions (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Still of the Night (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, obsession, investigation, infidelity, femme fatale, danger, stalking, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, ireland
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100%
 4.9
 335
Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an erotic update of "Strangers on a Train", airline pilot Ted Beaumont and his lover, Erin Davenport, scheme to rid themselves of their respective spouses. Ted's wife disappears mysteriously and thinking that all is proceeding ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, love affair, sexual relations, couples, dishonesty, deadly, strong sexual content, power relations, danger, train, betrayal, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 2K
Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, stalking, memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, who done it, protagonist as suspect, deadly, dishonesty, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, who done it, neo noir, investigation, crimes, mystery, crime, deadly, dishonesty, couples, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Mortal Passions (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A scheming woman (Krista Errickson) seeks to kill her husband to collect the insurance money, and is willing to seduce anyone she can to do it - including her husband's brother.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, tragic ending
Plot: neo noir, infidelity, dishonesty, femme fatale, inheritance, power relations, family problems, couples, crimes, crime, danger, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Monkey's Mask (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Monkey's Mask is a 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. It stars Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film ...
Style: sexy, realistic, suspenseful, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: love affair, murder, investigation, femme fatale, uncover truth, mystery, manipulations, dangerous attraction, private detective, infidelity, sexual relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Cry of the Owl (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robert is an architect and artist, in Vichy after separating from his Parisian wife. Robert finds it calms him to stand in the shadows of the home of Juliette and Patrick and watch her cook. She thinks he's a prowler and confronts him, then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: voyeurism, stalking, murder, dead woman, injustice, couples, dishonesty, deadly, mentally unstable, love triangle, espionage, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 2K
Dirty Hands (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Saint Tropez. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the murder of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, betrayal, mind game, mystery, uncover truth, alcohol abuse, deadly, couples, dishonesty, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 618
Spider's Web (2002)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wily businessman plots with a sultry executive to swindle $40 million from his father. But who is conning who?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, crimes, dangerous attraction, crime, fall in love, criminal heroes, disorder, couples, infidelity, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: sexual, realistic, psychological, serious, cynical ...
Plot: murder, romance, legal investigation, love affair, love and romance, unfulfillment, dull life, village life, life turned upside down, neo noir, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 244
Tropical Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An insurance investigator is hired by the American wife of a maharaja to go to India to investigate the questionable death of her husband. Immediately the two start an affair.
Style: realistic, sexy, sexual, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, couples, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, sexual relations, romance, mystery, couple relations, crime, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Deadly Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: International reporter Jeff Randal spends half of his time abroad. His wife Donna feels neglected. When their preteen daughter Melinda's hunky teacher Adam Hamilton notices, Donna becomes his hot lover, to her Boston bookstore employer and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, dangerous attraction, love affair, betrayal, couples, murder, danger, love and romance, crimes, stalking, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 10K
The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, accountant, crimes, dishonesty, love triangle, love and romance, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, bank robbery, neo noir, erotica ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 516
Exit in Red (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ed Altman is a psychiatrist who relocates to Palm Springs, Calif., in order to avoid a lawsuit. However, he happens to wander directly into more trouble when he begins an affair with the rich and beautiful Ally Mercer (Annabel Schofield), who has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, love affair, power relations, betrayal, sexuality, manipulations, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, frame up, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Twisted Obsession (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dan Gillis, an American screenwriter living in Paris, recently abandoned by his wife, and getting used to his new life as a bachelor while trying to take care of his son, Danny - is commissioned to write a script. The offer comes from Legrand, a ...
Style: realistic, sexual, serious, suspenseful, bilingual
Plot: obsession, rescue, couples, fall in love, romance, manipulations, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, cons and scams, love and romance, writer's life, love interest ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 11K
Jade (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he ...
Style: erotic, suspenseful, rough, suspense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sex, investigation, femme fatale, strong sexual content, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, danger, manipulations, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Blue Room (2014)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, infidelity, police interrogation, sexual relations, deadly, couple relations, crimes, couples, dishonesty, love affair, murder trial, love letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
No Strings Attached (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A renowned journalist becomes a suspect in a series of murders after he becomes intimately involved with a mysterious woman. In an attempt to clear his name, he tries to find a connection between his lover and the increasing number of dead bodies.
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, seduction, sexual fantasy, journalist, obsession, danger, workplace intrigue, power relations, media, journalism, voyeurism, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 827
Motives (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, sexual
Plot: manipulations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, couples, danger, sexual relations, fatal attraction, protagonist as suspect, crime gone awry, murder, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Guilty Conscience (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, betrayal, murder, infidelity, unfulfillment, dangerous attraction, crimes, cons and scams, crumbling marriage, crime, protagonist as suspect, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 601
Pandora's Box (2002)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stuck in a dull marriage, successful shrink Mia DuBois follows a patient's advice and exposes her wild side at a private underground club, where she meets a handsome stranger and begins an affair that may cost her more than just her husband.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, nightclub, love affair, dangerous attraction, manipulations, mysterious character, femme fatale, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In the Cold of the Night (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scott is a fashion photographer concerned about the sudden appearance of nightmares in his nightly dreams...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, photographer, dream, nightmare, strong sexual content, betrayal, amateur detective, femme fatale, danger, drug abuse, stalking, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 5K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, crime, dishonesty, small town, crimes, frame up, self defense, interrogation, twists & turns, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 146
Heart of Stone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful woman doesn't know if the killer is her lover ... or her husband ... or someone else!
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, obsession, mind game, who done it, manipulations, love affair, infidelity, intrigue, danger, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Traces of Red (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: rough, serious, mind bending, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, who done it, manipulations, reluctant partners, mystery, crime, sexual relations, riddles and clues, crimes, dangerous attraction, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, who done it, power relations, couples, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, police investigation, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: realistic, sexual, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, mind game, murder, love and romance, crimes, couple relations, obsession, rivalry, deadly, unfulfillment, love affair, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 1K
I, the Jury (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jack Williams was the best friend of Vietnam veteran and detective Mike Hammer. When Jack is murdered, Mike makes it his business to solve the crime. He is helped by his secretary Velda, and partly helped, partly hindered by the Chief of Police, Pat ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, psychopath, femme fatale, murder, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, transsexual, sexual relations, witnessing a crime, crime, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
 677
Dead Sexy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: erotic, sexy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, femme fatale, murder, prostitute, police investigation, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blood Relatives (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Montreal police inspector (Donald Sutherland) cracks a murder case with clues from the victim's diary.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, sex, incest, blood, diary, teenager, investigator, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, manipulations, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%