Movies like Death in a French Garden

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Death in a French Garden
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, stylized, psychological, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, mysterious character, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, dangerous attraction, jealousy, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, voyeurism, life turned upside down, eroticism, envy, passion, seduction, murder, crimes, dishonesty, couples, betrayal, family life, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
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Monsieur Hire
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
France
81 min.
 7.7
Wedding in Blood
Crime, Drama, Thriller
France, Italy
95 min.
 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and sexual films with plots about couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, crimes, murder, deadly and manipulations mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Death in a French Garden: The Cry of the Owl (1987), I, the Jury (1982), Wedding in Blood (1973), The Hot Spot (1990), Siesta (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Cry of the Owl
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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 ...
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I, the Jury
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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 ...
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Time: 80s
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    User:   89%
 
Wedding in Blood
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, sexual ...
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Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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    User:   95%
 
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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 ...
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Monsieur Hire
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, obsession, serial killer, investigation, mystery, loneliness, french, femme fatale, neo noir, crime, amateur detective ...
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Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   55%
 
Still of the Night
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, serious, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, psychiatrist, obsession, investigation, infidelity, neo noir, femme fatale, psychiatry, stylish, protagonist as suspect, secrets ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   100%
 
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Tropical Heat
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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: crime, betrayal, strong sexual content, investigation, mystery, jungle, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations, romance, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   72%
 
Guilty Conscience
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: protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime, crumbling marriage, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, mind game, manipulations, infidelity, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
Mortal Passions
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, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, tragic ending
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, crime, manipulations, infidelity, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, inheritance, couple relations, dangerous attraction, siblings relations ...
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System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
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Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
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    User:   70%
 
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
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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.
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    User:   59%
 
Under Suspicion
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   57%
 
 4.3
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Exit in Red
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 ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
Between Your Legs
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 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: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, strong sexual content, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, dog, radio, adultery, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
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Jade
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, sexual, twists and turns, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, murder mystery, chase, corruption, car chase, strong sexual content, femme fatale, sexuality, prostitution, violence, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
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Body Heat
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: atmospheric, sexual, sexy, cynical, clever ...
Plot: murder, crime, betrayal, femme fatale, neo-noir, lawyer, adultery, greed, neo noir, obsession, sexuality, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
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System:   57%
    User:   50%
 
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A repressed young wife's traumatic sexual assault triggers a depraved obsession with her attacker.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: losing-it hero, gory, manipulations, obsession, sexual abuse, mystery, crimes, deadly, blackmail, lesbian, photograph, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, italy, madrid
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System:   54%
    User:   54%
 
Thief of Hearts
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a boring marriage begins an affair with a handsome man who seems able to read her mind. She doesn't know that he has broken into her house and read her diaries, where she has recorded her deepest thoughts and fantasies.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, adultery, romance, crumbling marriage, manipulations, male nudity, crime, mind game, twists & turns, burglar, psychology, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   61%
 
 4.3
 607
Spider's Web
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: femme fatale, crime, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, romance, crime gone awry, manipulations, dangerous attraction, sex, infidelity, sexual relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
Basic Instinct 2
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
Style: erotic, sexual, twists and turns, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, murder, obsession, femme fatale, male nudity, strong sexual content, crime, verbal byplay, psychology, psychiatrist, mind game, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, san francisco, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
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Twisted Obsession
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, sexual, realistic, bilingual
Plot: writer's life, obsession, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, manipulations, rescue, siblings relations, cons and scams, love and romance, couples, incest ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
 6.3
 31K
Femme Fatale
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, clever, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, voyeurism, femme fatale, betrayal, identity, murder, paparazzi, twists & turns, stylish, hotel, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, cannes, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 4.1
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Dead Sexy
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, crime, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, mystery, manipulations, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
Pretty When You Cry
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: crime, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, investigation, legal investigation, mystery, manipulations, mind game, murder, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
Blood Relatives
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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, gory, serial killer, crime, legal investigation, mystery, manipulations, mind game, dangerous attraction, investigator, diary ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 

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Joy House
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Time: 60s, 1960s
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System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
The Monkey's Mask
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: talky, serious, sexual, realistic, clever ...
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Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
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