Movies like Chronicles

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Chronicles
Original name: Crónicas
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Ecuador
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, intense, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, journalism, prison, manipulation, police investigation, guilt, murder, murder mystery, psychopath, sexual abuse, brutality, runaway, childhood, crimes, media, secrets, pornography, deadly, parallel universe, torture, mentor, corruption, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador, new jersey, florida, south america
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Nightcrawler
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and intense films with plots about crimes, dialogue, police investigation, storytelling, corruption, greed and twists & turns mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Chronicles: Compliance (2012), Internal Affairs (1990), Nightcrawler (2014), The Interview (1998), The Boston Strangler (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Compliance
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
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Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
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System:   84%
    User:   96%
 
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Nightcrawler
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   76%
 
 6.6
 29K
True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, talky, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crime, death penalty, death row, murder, lawyer, prison, journalism, police investigation, death, race against time, life & death ...
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    User:   58%
 
 7.6
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
Under Suspicion
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: clever, talky, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   62%
    User:   58%
 
 6.3
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Country: USA
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Style: suspenseful, sexy, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
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    User:   64%
 
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   61%
 
The Dancer Upstairs
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 6.3
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Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder, crime, small town, police investigation, blindness, surveillance, obsession, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
 6.3
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Unlawful Entry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
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Blink
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
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Contestant 13
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: crime, murder, surveillance, revenge, overdose, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, violence, violent, police investigation, twists & turns, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   58%
 
 7.3
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Mr. Brooks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, imaginary friend, investigation, addiction, divorce, violence, strong sexual content, split personality, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
Reservation Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, vengeance, investigation, obsession, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, justice, dealing with death, guilt, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   55%
 
 6.3
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Red Corner
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, death penalty, justice, political corruption, corruption, courtroom, legal action, lawyer, murder mystery, political, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
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Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, murder, serial killer, police investigation, conspiracy, uncover truth, neo noir, corruption, investigation, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, vengeance, crime, cannibalism, violence, revenge, torture, fbi, blood, special agents, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, florence, venice, italy, florence italy ...
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
The Life of David Gale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: murder, crime, death penalty, investigation, death, guilt, suicide, rape, death row, lawyer, conspiracy, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, mexico ...
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System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
The Star Chamber
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, vigilantism, murder, serial killer, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, courtroom, hitman, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
 6.2
 18K
Mad City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: clever, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: journalism, politics, hostage, hostages, workplace intrigue, corruption, museum, fighting the system, mentor, media, crimes, greed ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 

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Resurrection Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: tense, serious, bloody, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, violence, serial killer, brutality, investigation, crime, splatter, blood, journalism, hip hop, visceral, storytelling ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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Homicide
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, clever ...
Plot: investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, jewish, anti semitism, police, jews, judaism, dialogue, uncover truth, guilt ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
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System:   44%
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