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Polytechnique (2009)
 7.2
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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, school shooting, massacre, survivor, interview, hostage, terror, misogynist, psychopath, crimes, suicidal, confined, crime, danger, deadly, atrocity, 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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, crime, violence, death and psychopath 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), Let Him Have It (1991). 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: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: obsession, psychopath, violence, hostage, woman in danger, danger, stalking, deadly, crimes, dangerous attraction, vengeance, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, virginia, 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: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, losing-it hero, social misfits, mentally unstable, mental illness, deadly, crimes, killer, alone, celebrity, lifestyle ...
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: disturbing, sincere, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, friendship, violence, prison life, teenage life, deadly, destructive relationship, murderous pair, confined, unlikely criminals, crimes, friends ...
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: realistic, psychological, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, friendship, reunion, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, unfulfillment, introspection, lake or river, friends, bra, watching television ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: jury, friendship, juvenile delinquency, vandalism, hanging, injustice, murder, capital punishment, courtroom drama, dishonesty, death row, deadly ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, school, teacher, classmates, mass murder, bomb, suicide, high school life, youth, teenage life, high school, ordinary person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, rough, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: racism, liberal, society, dedicated lawyer, crimes, confined, crime, life is a bitch, legal action, immigrants, social misfits, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, rivalry, mental institution, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, crime, mind game, transsexual, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, kidnapping, crime, gangsters, crimes, danger, rescue, deadly, drugs, gangster, mafia, hitman
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, sexual
Plot: danger, woman in danger, family relations, sexual relations, crimes, crime, parents and children, media, starlet, family problems, anal sex, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, introspection, human nature, obsession, videotaping, alienation, teenage life, crimes, society, parent child relationship, atrocity ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, europe, bosnia, egypt, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, filmmaking, drug abuse, religions or cults, psychopath, journalism, serial killer, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, leadership, gory ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, serious, tense, meditative, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, forensic, forensics, search, deadly, law enforcement, everyday life, crime, mayor, buried alive, trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, arson, media, investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck, hostages, crimes, violence spree ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1990s, 1890s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: bleak, sincere, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, sin, hypocrisy, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, 1990s
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: murder, love, love triangle, young lovers, youth, fall in love, crimes, romance, love and romance, gangsters, deadly, assassination attempt ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s
Place: russia, europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, bleak, realistic, based on true events
Plot: assassination, massacre, vengeance, hindu, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, crimes, destiny, society, danger, political unrest, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: psychopath, rape, hitchhiker, on the run, on the road, crimes, violence, hostage, violence spree, danger, survival, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, arizona, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: school, high school, vengeance, hostages, crimes, teenage life, life is a bitch, dedicated educator, teachers and students, confined, haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, tense, disturbing, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, violence spree, crime, hostages, confined, sexual abuse, journalism, maniac, misogynist, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: cynical, witty, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: apprentice, hitman, criminal heroes, golden years, adolescence vs adulthood, crime, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, youth, aging, media satire, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Killing Affair (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: gloomy, tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: couples, deadly, woman in danger, isolation, danger, rivalry, haunted by the past, mind game, vengeance, hostages, crime, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 239
Cold Front (1989)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American cop teams up with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and together they uncover a plot to hide international terrorists in Vancouver.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: terrorism, mountie, cia, kgb, police officer, mentally unstable, espionage, serial killer, investigation, hitman, politics, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, korea, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, death in the family, injustice, courtroom drama, media, journalism, missing child, folk hero, deadly, legal, crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, tarot, strangulation, truck driver, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, psychopath, kidnapping, parents and children, siblings relations, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: murder, fugitives, crimes, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, crime, witnessing a crime, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, confined, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: neo noir, psychopath, small town, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, danger, serial killer, social relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, killer, arson, lawyer, psychopath, urban, rivalry, crimes, violence spree, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Perfect Sisters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: murder, teenager, siblings relations, family relations, youth, teenage life, murderous pair, deadly, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, rumor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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