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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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, stylized, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: jealousy, neo noir, femme fatale, mysterious character, eroticism, envy, passion, seduction, murder, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, dangerous attraction, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, voyeurism, life turned upside down, crimes, dishonesty, couples, betrayal, family life, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france

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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, murder, couples, crimes, 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), Wedding in Blood (1973), The Cry of the Owl (1987), Mortal Passions (1989), Twisted Obsession (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, investigation, obsession, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, infidelity, mind game, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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100%
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: cynical, serious, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, neo noir, manipulations, obsession, village, crime, couple relations, small town, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: voyeurism, stalking, injustice, dead woman, murder, mentally unstable, neo noir, crumbling marriage, manipulations, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, inheritance, infidelity, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, cons and scams, crimes, couple relations, dangerous attraction, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, bilingual
Plot: obsession, writer's life, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, manipulations, rescue, siblings relations, cons and scams, love and romance, couples, jealousy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, sexual relations, police interrogation, infidelity, dishonesty, couple relations, murder trial, love affair, crimes, deadly, couples, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
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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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, serial killer, investigation, vengeance, murder, psychopath, clinic, crime, witnessing a crime, violence spree, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.0
 322
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, strong sexual content, train, betrayal, manipulations, crime, dangerous attraction, love triangle, sexual relations, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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: serious, atmospheric, sexual, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: stalking, murder, mystery, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, threesome, airport, manipulations, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
 2K
Zebra Lounge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alan and Wendy Barnet have been married just long enough for the excitement to have gone out of their relationship, and they're looking for a way to put some spice back in their lives. After placing a personal ad looking for another couple ...
Style: sexual, erotic, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couples, mate swapping, sexual relations, femme fatale, legal investigation, obsession, crumbling marriage, manipulations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, 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: sexual, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, crimes, neo noir, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, who done it, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 31K
Femme Fatale (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
Style: sexy, stylized, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, paparazzi, crime, loss of child, crimes, new identity, deadly, dishonesty, power relations, hidden identity, haunted by the past, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, cannes, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: betrayal, mind game, infidelity, murder, protagonist as suspect, crime, crumbling marriage, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
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: sexy, sexual, suspense, serious, clever ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, sex, adultery, crime gone awry, neo noir, conspiracy, confession, infidelity, crime, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 9K
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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Monsieur Hire (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man simple life becomes more complicated.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: femme fatale, false accusation, voyeurism, investigation, amateur detective, crime, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, murder, deadly, serial killer, french ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 236
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, strong sexual content, betrayal, mystery, jungle, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations, romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 505
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, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, desert, psychiatrist, extramarital affair, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, lawsuit, sexuality, violence, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.1
 660
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: sexual, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, woman in danger, serial killer, murder, prostitute, protagonist as suspect, crime, sex, witnessing a crime, mystery, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Killing Me Softly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, love affair, sex, mystery, fall in love, danger, sexuality, romance, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ 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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, journalist, seduction, sexual fantasy, mysterious character, journalism, manipulations, mystery, obsession, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 27K
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, atmospheric, sexual, cynical, clever ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, neo-noir, neo noir, prison, crime, betrayal, crimes of passion, faked death, lust, protagonist as suspect, smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 2K
Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, murder, obsession, neo noir, investigation, couple relations, dangerous attraction, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity, love triangle, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.8
 33K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, suspense, erotic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, police, femme fatale, suspect, newspaper, crime, police detective, oldies, strong sexual content, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, femme fatale, reluctant partners, serial killer, manipulations, crime, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, investigation, legal investigation, mystery, manipulations, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 729
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, betrayal, dealing with death, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, clergy, crumbling marriage, investigation, redemption, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 238
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, political corruption, crime, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, love and romance, love affair, courtroom drama ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 607
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: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, femme fatale, crime, protagonist as suspect, money, bank, theft, business, betrayal, crime gone awry, romance, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, talky, sexual, realistic, clever ...
Plot: lesbian, missing person, murder, femme fatale, crime, mystery, private detective, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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