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Death in a French Garden (1985)
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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, sexy, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, sexual, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: jealousy, betrayal, crimes, family life, love and romance, sexual relations, couples, love affair, infidelity, manipulation, legal investigation, femme fatale, mind game, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, dishonesty, mysterious character, life turned upside down, murder, seduction, envy, eroticism, sex, erotica, cheating wife ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Death in a French Garden

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and sexy films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, couples, deadly, dangerous attraction and female nudity mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Death in a French Garden: Still of the Night (1982), Siesta (1987), He Died with His Eyes Open (1985), The Cry of the Owl (1987), The Hot Spot (1990). 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: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, mystery, obsession, investigation, infidelity, death in the family, fall in love, forbidden love, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
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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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: murder, stalking, mystery, uncover truth, memory loss, mysterious character, who done it, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: serious, mind bending, neo noir, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, crime investigation, police detective, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: voyeurism, stalking, murder, dead woman, injustice, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, mentally unstable, couples, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: neo noir, atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, infidelity, accountant, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, love triangle, love and romance, cons and scams, bank robbery, erotica ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, talky ...
Plot: breast suckling, love affair, murder, uncover truth, investigation, femme fatale, mystery, dangerous attraction, manipulation, couples, private detective, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, realistic, erotic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, betrayal, femme fatale, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, couples, power relations, dangerous attraction, train, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: neo noir, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, infidelity, dishonesty, femme fatale, inheritance, graphic violence, family problems, couples, power relations, cons and scams, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love affair, crimes, love and romance, betrayal, couples, murder, stalking, dangerous attraction, sex, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
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Impulse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Acting on impulse, Claire Dennison (Willa Ford), enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, sexy ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, dangerous attraction, infidelity, psychopath, femme fatale, love affair, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, dishonesty, sexual relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, san francisco, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, statutory rape, manipulation, couples, rescue, romance, love and romance, writer's life, fall in love, cons and scams, siblings relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, crimes, mind game, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, betrayal, serial killer, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: psychiatrist, murder, power relations, love affair, betrayal, extramarital affair, sexuality, manipulation, infidelity, frame up, dangerous attraction, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 313
Cause of Death (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A deputy-district attorney, assigned to investigate the murder of the mayor's cousin, finds himself falling for the victim's wife.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, political corruption, who done it, love affair, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, femme fatale, rivalry, law enforcement, murder investigation, court, district attorney ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: erotic, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, disorder, couples, fall in love, criminal heroes, crimes, embezzlement, who done it, cons and scams, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, private detective, serial killer, femme fatale, investigation, vengeance, friendship, voyeurism, dangerous attraction, violence spree, clinic ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, betrayal, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, saint tropez, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sexy, realistic, serious, cynical, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, wedding, politics, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, unlikely criminals, legal investigation, dishonesty, dull life, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: sexy, mind bending, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, femme fatale, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, sexy, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, obsession, betrayal, romance, conspiracy, crimes, murder of husband, love affair, adultery, crime gone awry, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Between Your Legs (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Miranda, a sex addict, works for a radio station and is married to a cop. She signs up for therapy in order to deal with her sex addiction. Also in the group is Javier, a sex-phone junkie. The two misfits hit it off and a torid affair ensues. But ...
Style: erotic, psychological, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, murder, police investigation, love affair, sexual relations, mentally unstable, frame up, strong sexual content, adultery, sexual obsession, dog, radio ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: sexual content, murder, police interrogation, murder trial, infidelity, crimes, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, secret, interrogation, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ 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, sexy, mind bending, cynical, erotic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, serial killer, manipulation, police detective, couples, who done it, sexual relations, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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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, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, manipulation, love affair, obsession, who done it, mind game, power relations, couples, murder, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sexy, mind bending, serious, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, seduction, journalist, sexual fantasy, manipulation, obsession, dishonesty, doctors and patients, power relations, couples, media, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
White Mischief (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Kenya
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are busy swapping partners, doing drugs, and attending lavish ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, decadence, infidelity, couple relations, love affair, social differences, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, society, romance, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: africa, kenya, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 7K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, crimes, dishonesty, self defense, interrogation, frame up, fall in love, romance, small town, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 41K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, strong sexual content, police investigation, murder, police, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crimes, sexual relations, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, family relations, incest, investigator, diary, relatives, pedophile, couples, psychopath, who done it, siblings relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 36K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexy, sexual, neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, adultery, betrayal, lust, small town, crimes, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%