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Polytechnique (2009)
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Polytechnique (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: school, murder, student, hostage, school shooting, massacre, survivor, terror, interview, misogynist, psychopath, crimes, suicidal, confined, crime, danger, atrocity, deadly, woman in danger, violence spree, university, shooting, killer, pregnancy, aviation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec, montreal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, violence, crime, death and blood mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Polytechnique: I Can Make You Love Me (1993), Chapter 27 (2007), Fun (1994), The Five of Us (2004), The Deathmaker (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Can Make You Love Me (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Laura Black has got it. She has got her master in computer science and she has got that great job in Silicon Valley. Time to say 'bye bye' to mom and dad and to leave Virginia. Everything seems to be fine with one exception. That guy ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: obsession, psychopath, violence, hostage, destiny, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, mentally unstable, hostages, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: virginia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 10K
Chapter 27 (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The movie takes place in the three days leading up to Lennon's murder and is intended to be an exploration of Chapman's psyche, without putting substantial emphasis on the murder. The title "Chapter 27" suggests a continuation of ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, murder, social misfits, losing-it hero, mental illness, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, killer, alone, celebrity, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.9
 1K
Fun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bonnie and Hillary are two young lost souls who meet one day and discover that they get along. They talk about their lives and run around and and keep getting really excited. Their day escalates into an eruption of violence and rage that can only be ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, friendship, violence, friends, kids in trouble, destructive relationship, deadly, prison life, unlikely criminals, teenage life, murderous pair, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.0
 705
The Five of Us (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the girls decide to give a party, and Manon and Sophie hitch ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: reunion, friendship, murder, deadly, lake or river, friends, haunted by the past, introspection, unfulfillment, crimes, childhood friend, post traumatic stress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, psychopath, mind game, deadly, society, obsession, courtroom drama, confined, mental institution, dismemberment ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
My Daughter, My Angel (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nathalie Dagenais is a 19 year old girl studying to be a lawyer. New to the city of Montreal, she will soon discover the world of porn. One day, her father (Michel Côté) comes across her picture on the Internet and wants to find her and before she ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual
Plot: sexual relations, starlet, woman in danger, media, family problems, crimes, porn star, father daughter relationship, exotic dancer, danger, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.4
 720
Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, deadly, gory, introspection, danger, psychopath, parents and children, criminal heroes, violence, brother brother relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Citizen Gangster (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a real WWII vet and family man turned bank robber. Disillusioned by his post war circumstances, Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his young family and an unfulfilled dream to head to Hollywood to become a star. He discovers ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: police brutality, true crime, heist, crimes, crime, gang, family relations, criminal heroes, prison brawl, bank robber, ex cop, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, psychopath, self mutilation, insanity, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, murder, friendship, jury, vandalism, hanging, injustice, capital punishment, courtroom drama, friends, crimes, confined ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror film based on a real-life mass murder that took place in 1966. Richard Franklin Speck was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, crimes, crime, violence spree, confined, hostages, slasher, sexual abuse, journalism, maniac, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 81K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student, teacher, school, classmates, mass murder, bomb, suicide, teenage life, high school life, youth, high school, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, meditative ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, forensic, forensics, search, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, everyday life, crime, mayor, buried alive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 984
Steel Toes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Steel Toes is a provocative exploration of the inescapable and insidious presence of racial and religious intolerance in our society.
Style: rough, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: liberal, racism, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action, immigrants, confined, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 106
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, murder, deadly, gangsters, crime, crimes, rescue, danger, hitman, gangster, drugs, mafia
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.8
 295
Villa Captive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young actress seeking a life away from adult movies moves to Florida insearch of a new identity. Her newfound peace is shattered when local thugsrecognize her.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, rape, danger, vengeance, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, woman in danger, deadly, violence spree, crimes, death, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Gangs of OSS (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, starting over, redemption, hopes, down on your luck, small town, criminal, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 12K
Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, human nature, introspection, obsession, alienation, videotaping, teenage life, crimes, society, parent child relationship, atrocity ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe, bosnia, serbia, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Manson Family (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" is an extremely violent and bloody horror film that reconstructs the early activities of the Family and their descent into the Tate-LaBianca killings.Van Bebber mixes this with a contemporary sub ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, religions or cults, journalism, serial killer, investigation, filmmaking, gory, drug abuse, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, arson, unemployment, nosy, uncover truth, immigrants, life is a bitch, crimes, hostages, violence spree, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1990s, 1890s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, bleak, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, hypocrisy, sin, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: murder, serial killer, human nature, family relations, deadly, psychopath, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
 10K
Hey Ram (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, based on true events
Plot: assassination, massacre, vengeance, hindu, deadly, political unrest, crimes, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, destiny, society, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, on the run, parents and children, crime, crimes, deadly, violence spree, prostitute, father son relationship, sex scene, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hide and Seek (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A desperate, childless couple kidnap a pregnant woman and lead her husband to believe that she is dead.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: missing person, psychopath, pregnancy, captivity, woman in danger, childlessness, confined, mentally unstable, family problems, deadly, babies and infants, hostage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: school, vengeance, high school, rivalry, society, high school life, rebellion, haunted by the past, youth, violence spree, psychopath, police station ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 2K
Hitch Hike (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker whom threatens to kill them unless they take him to a santuary, and in return agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough ...
Plot: rape, psychopath, on the run, on the road, crimes, violence, hitchhiker, hostage, violence spree, danger, survival, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, arizona, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 2K
Assa (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster's (Krymov) young mistress (Alika). The parallel story line involves an 18th century assassination plot.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: murder, love, youth, love triangle, deadly, assassination attempt, young lovers, gangsters, romance, love and romance, crimes, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: russia, europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 2K
SK1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues, obsession, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crime, crimes, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1991, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 2K
Assassin(s) (1997)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.
Style: disturbing, realistic, clever, cynical, witty ...
Plot: hitman, apprentice, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, media satire, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, deadly, aging, media, criminal heroes, golden years ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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