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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, 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, deadly, mind game, life turned upside down, mysterious character, eroticism, seduction, envy, murder ...
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, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, obsession, investigation, infidelity, love and romance, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, couples, dishonesty ...
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, realistic, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, love affair, crime, femme fatale, deadly, dishonesty, strong sexual content, couples, train, betrayal, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, who done it, mysterious character, infidelity, crimes, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: gloomy, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes, who done it, mystery, crime, neo noir, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, couples, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tragic ending
Plot: infidelity, neo noir, dishonesty, femme fatale, inheritance, power relations, family problems, couples, cons and scams, crime, danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: voyeurism, stalking, murder, dead woman, injustice, dishonesty, obsession, crumbling marriage, love affair, destructive relationship, deadly, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, uncover truth, mystery, mind game, betrayal, love and romance, crimes, manipulations, crime gone awry, alcohol abuse, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: saint tropez, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, psychological, clever, serious, sexual ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, love affair, crimes, village life, love and romance, lovers reunited, small town life, deadly, political corruption, destructive relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 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: sexy, sexual, atmospheric, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, who done it, romance, infidelity, femme fatale, amateur detective, jungle, couples, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, love affair, power relations, betrayal, sexuality, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, frame up, dishonesty, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bilingual
Plot: obsession, rescue, couples, romance, cons and scams, writer's life, fall in love, siblings relations, love and romance, manipulations, dangerous attraction, love interest ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: murder, infidelity, police interrogation, sexual relations, couples, crimes, couple relations, deadly, dishonesty, murder trial, love affair, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual fantasy, seduction, journalist, couples, power relations, danger, voyeurism, obsession, frame up, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: erotic, suspenseful, tense, sexual, suspense ...
Plot: mate swapping, couples, wife swapping, sexual relations, obsession, swinger, femme fatale, legal investigation, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, love affair, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, betrayal, woman in danger, rivalry, legal action, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, mystery, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, photographer, dream, nightmare, strong sexual content, danger, stalking, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, betrayal, femme fatale, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, manipulations, danger, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, partners, police investigation, serial killer, police detective, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, sexual, suspenseful, talky, erotic ...
Plot: love affair, missing person, murder, private detective, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, couple relations, crime, crimes, mystery, gays and lesbians, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 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: sexy, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infidelity, neo noir, femme fatale, accountant, drifter, arson, murder, neo-noir, dangerous attraction, couple relations, crimes, bank ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: gloomy, sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: murder, legal, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, couples, mind game, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, danger, serial killer, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: sexual, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mind game, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, sex, blood, incest, investigator, diary, teenager, sexual relations, manipulations, unlikely criminals, crime, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ 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, small town, dishonesty, frame up, self defense, interrogation, danger, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, sexual, serious, erotic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, crime, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, manipulations, who done it, criminal heroes, protagonist as suspect, computers and web, crimes, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, private detective, femme fatale, psychopath, vengeance, power relations, danger, clinic, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 754
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: sexual, stylized, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: supernatural, unfulfillment, love and romance, crimes, dealing with death, reincarnation, clergy, murder, betrayal, investigation, redemption, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: tense, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, couples, intrigue, danger, infidelity, obsession, murder, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Between Your Legs (1999)
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: sexy, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, sex addict, adultery, radio, dog, law enforcement, strong sexual content, deadly, couples, dishonesty, danger, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, mystery, femme fatale, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, paranoia, architect, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, suspense, atmospheric, captivating, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, adultery, neo noir, crime, romance, love affair, crime gone awry, sex, fatal attraction, murder of husband ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%