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This Man Must Die (1969)
 7.6
 4K
This Man Must Die (1969)
Original name: Que la bête meure
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When his young son is killed in a hit and run accident, Charles Thenier resolves to hunt down and murder the killer. By chance, Thenier makes the acquaintance of an actress, Helène Lanson, who was in the car at the time of the accident. He then meets Helène’s brother-in-law, Paul Decourt, a truly horrible individual.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, diary, hit and run, beach, driver, letter, seaside, dealing with death, obsession, crimes, parents and children, destiny, life is a bitch, mechanic, vengeance, rivalry, family problems, solace, track down, death in the family, village, revenge, police officer, police, murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, brittany, atlantic ocean

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Most similar movies to This Man Must Die

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, rivalry, family relations, obsession and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like This Man Must Die: The Butcher (1970), Reservation Road (2007), 13 (2005), Marseille (2014), Inspector Bellamy (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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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, butcher, psychopath, opposites attract, vietnam veteran, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Reservation Road (2007)
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, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, death in the family, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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13 (2005)
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: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, fish out of water, social decay, reward, contests and competitions, suicidal, gambling, visceral, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 298
Marseille (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alex, the son of a gang boss from Marseilles, joins the French Foreign Legion to avoid a hit put out on him by the Corsican Mafia. Four years later, Alex deserts and returns to Marseilles to get back together with Katia, his former girlfriend. But ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, murder, mafia, father son relationship, lawyer, reprisal, rivalry, gangsters, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: police detective, investigation, mysterious character, uncover truth, couples, family relations, couple relations, who done it, murder, mystery, crimes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, social decay, vengeance, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, murder, mental illness, addiction, parents and children, disability, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Have Mercy on Us All (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, plague, crimes, warning, riddles and clues, chase, law enforcement, investigation, murder, panic, beach, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ripley Under Ground (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and reap millions in the process.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: manipulation, crimes, obsession, murder, cons and scams, impostor, cocaine, dishonesty, criminal heroes, forgery, sleeping, high society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Rider on the Rain (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, self defense, corpse, roadblock, rapist, mind game, crimes, track down, woman in danger, life is a bitch, machismo, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: france, europe, paris france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, hit and run, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, couples, gangsters, criminal heroes, murder, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, mystery, serial child killer, child murder, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, swat team, childbirth, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 5K
Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, family relations, infidelity, adultery, psychopath, couples, family problems, couple relations, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
See How They Fall (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers. Two years before, Marx, an old gambler, met Frederic, a young man that does not look very smart and started to ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Secret Ceremony (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A tormented rich girl hires a sex worker to act as her mother.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, stepfather, mental illness, daughter, master and servant, mentally unstable, mind game, aging, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
People Mountain People Sea (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story of vengeance set in China’s wild Southwest, where brutality can be the norm rather than the exception.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, track down, redemption, murder, poverty, crimes, journey, rivalry, life is a bitch, hopes, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Christie's Revenge (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After years of plotting, Christie vows to get revenge on her uncle, whom she blames for her father's demise.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, couple relations, death in the family, couples, family relations, tragic hero, crimes, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 9K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, couples, crimes, vengeance, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, arms dealer, emotional manipulation, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Fabienne (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 651
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, murder, parents and children, vengeance, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, prostitute, manipulation, city life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, haunted by the past, athlete and trainer, parents and children, gangsters, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, rivalry, sport, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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To Kill a Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: How far will you go to protect your family? Jorge is a peaceful hard-working man who seeks a simple, quiet life for himself and his family. One day, he is mugged and humiliated by a gang of thugs led by Kalule, a delinquent from his neighborhood. ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, family in danger, rivalry, crimes, couples, couple relations, vigilante, justice, murder, police, legal system, diabetic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Portugal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The body a teenage girl is discovered in a field of sunflowers. At the same time a travelling salesman watches the events unfold on television, whilst in the small village of Angosto the discovery of a prehistoric cave brings excitement and the ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, vengeance, village, countryside, cave, social relations, police investigation, salesman, neighbor neighbor relationship, murder mystery, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, cynical, sexy, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, political corruption, small town, lovers reunited, love affair, obsession, infidelity, small town life, destructive relationship, couple relations, village, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
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Armed Hands (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucas and his team are after a gang of Serbian criminals using NATO-issued weapons. As the investigation leads him to Paris, Lucas attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, a young narc officer.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, snitch, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, informant, police, drug bust, chase, investigation, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 73K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, death, crimes, homeless, vigilantism, haunted by the past, revenge, violence, vigilante, disorder, life turned upside down, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: memory loss, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, murder, mind game, afterlife, interrogation, murder mystery, existentialism, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 2K
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, custody, legal action, mentally challenged, crimes, legal, stalking, life is a bitch, mind game, legal investigation, dishonesty, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%