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Chicken with Vinegar (1985)
 6.5
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Chicken with Vinegar (1985)
Original name: Poulet au vinaigre
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, secret relationship, crimes, mystery, teenage life, law enforcement, disability, amateur detective, eviction, small town life, dishonesty, corruption, province, inspector, real estate agent, whodunit, lawyer, doctors, prostitute, firefighter, police officer, body swapping, violence ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, deadly, police investigation and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Chicken with Vinegar: Inspector Lavardin (1986), The Bedroom Window (1987), The Unfaithful Wife (1969), Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971), The Crimson Rivers (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Inspector Lavardin (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, who done it, uncover truth, friendship, police detective, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, brittany
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100%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, infidelity, serial killer, police investigation, murder, femme fatale, mind game, obsession, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, family problems, dishonesty, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, suburban life, love and romance, adultery, murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. One night he manages to catch up with his persecutor and tries to get him to talk but in the ensuing struggle he accidentally stabs him. He ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), haunted by the past, murder, mistaken identity, obsession, stalking, investigation, private detective, psychopath, blackmail, decapitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, rome italy, italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, mountain, demon, corpse, ritual, crimes, faked death, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 12K
La Cérémonie (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, clever, suspense ...
Plot: village life, social differences, social relations, murder, village, master and servant, society, friendship, secrets, bourgeoisie, maid, illiteracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, los angeles, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, family relations, incest, investigator, diary, relatives, pedophile, couples, psychopath, who done it, siblings relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, murder mystery, investigation, murder, serial killer, movie star, unlikely criminals, crimes, haunted by the past, actor's life, jealousy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, obsession, murder, private detective, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, femme fatale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Murder Is a Murder (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Murder mystery involving a man and his relationship with twin sisters.
Style: non-linear, neo noir, french noir
Plot: mentally unstable woman, heir, deception, mistrust, man in a wheelchair, visit, corpse, manipulative behavior, notary, jealousy, suspicion, flash forward ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?
Style: serious, slasher, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, lesbian lover, orgy, chase, investigation, infidelity, lsd, rape, nightmare, erotic dream, psychopath, zombie ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
One on Top of the Other (1969)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.
Style: realistic, sexy, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, murder, infidelity, investigation, who done it, crimes, false accusation, death row, cons and scams, couple relations, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Confidentially Yours (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, psychological
Plot: false accusation, murder, investigation, love and romance, law enforcement, amateur detective, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, mystery, dealer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
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The Body (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, missing person, uncover truth, morgue, haunted by the past, adulterous husband, spouse killer, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, mind bending, neo noir, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, crime investigation, police detective, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Third Man Out (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, gay couple, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, gay sex, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, maid, family relations, female killer, delusion, rivalry, woman in danger, mansion, cousin, housekeeper ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s, year 1964, 1930s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, murder suspect, false accusation, who done it, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, police detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.4
 9K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, opposites attract, psychopath, butcher, vietnam veteran, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: sexy, neo noir, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: voyeurism, investigation, femme fatale, false accusation, murder, manipulation, murder suspect, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Breach (1970)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An innocent woman falls prey to the machinations of her abusive husband, his wealthy father, and a shady family friend.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: intrigue, legal action, mentally challenged, crimes, legal, stalking, life is a bitch, mind game, legal investigation, dishonesty, mentally unstable, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sexy, realistic, serious, cynical, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, wedding, politics, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, unlikely criminals, legal investigation, dishonesty, dull life, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, betrayal, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, saint tropez, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.1
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Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, investigation, private detective, murder, conspiracy, stalking, psychopath, mystery, perversity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, unlikely criminals, investigation, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, family life, infidelity, crimes, dishonesty, remarry ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, europe, los angeles, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
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Look Again (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Just as her life is coming together, a young woman experiences a terrible tragedy when her boyfriend is murdered by an intruder from whom the woman herself barely escapes. The police capture a man they believe to be the killer, but the young woman, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, crimes, mystery, life turned upside down, police, police detective, suspect, uncover truth, police investigation, investigation, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Quiet Place to Kill (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A race-car driver who's down on her luck is invited by her ex-husband's wife to stay at their plush villa. The two women form a bond, and it's not long before their mutual dislike for the husband culminates into a plan to kill him. As ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, psychotronic, cult film ...
Plot: racecar driver, whodunit, pills, visit, rainstorm, strong female lead, tennis, man hits a woman, gay interest, chess, rain, seduction ...
Place: italy, mallorca, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 1K
Murder 101 (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, dishonesty, uncover truth, who done it, police corruption, frame up, law enforcement, crimes, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, investigation, mystery, fighting the system, politics, dishonesty, small town, introspection, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 107K
The Interpreter (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: un, investigation, murder, assassination, mystery, fbi, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, new york, brooklyn new york city, paris france, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%