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Someone Behind the Door (1971)
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Someone Behind the Door (1971)
Original name: Quelqu'un derrière la porte
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A brain doctor (Anthony Perkins) with an unfaithful wife (Jill Ireland) brings home an amnesiac (Charles Bronson) and gets him to commit murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, french noir
Plot: murder, rivalry, cheating wife, amnesia, crimes, vengeance, memory loss, crime, manipulations, infidelity, legal, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, doctors and patients, mind game, police detective, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, cons and scams, power relations, dog, rape, scientist ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Someone Behind the Door

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, police, law enforcement and rivalry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Someone Behind the Door: The Valachi Papers (1972), State of Mind (2003), Trapped (2009), The Color of Lies (1999), Death Wish II (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Valachi Papers (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, hitman, murder, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, prison life, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, master criminal, fighting the system ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s
Place: europe, italy
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95%
 6.0
 108
State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, mystery, family relations, legal investigation, who done it, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, family problems, deadly, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.1
 89
Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, legal, infidelity, femme fatale, mind game, danger, betrayal, murder, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Color of Lies (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial ...
Style: gloomy, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, child murder, social relations, crime, crimes, celebrity culture, couple relations, life is a bitch, journalism, law enforcement, investigation, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.0
 12K
Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, vigilante, murder, revenge, surveillance, vigilantism, vengeance, crime, urban, society, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 2K
Catch Hell (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Former Hollywood star Reagan Pearce (Ryan Phillippe) is kidnapped by two men connected to his past while on location in Louisiana. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, actor, danger, isolation, confined, crimes, survival, dishonesty, mind game, rivalry, artists and showbiz, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Champagne Murders (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A champagne tycoon's (Furneaux) partner (Ronet) suspects his partner's gigolo husband (Perkins) of murders he's been framed for.
Style: french noir, ambiguous ending
Plot: serial murder, female doctor, bishop, serial killer, practical joke, female murderer, frenchman abroad, drinking champagne, taking off shoes, outburst, murder by strangling, male objectification ...
Time: 1960s
Place: france, paris france, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, law enforcement, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 2K
Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, police detective, robbery, partners against crime, heist, police investigation, serial killer, track down, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1947
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Farewell, Friend (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited and become involved with a caper involving millions in a high-security safe. The two men become ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, french noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, femme fatale, soldier, friendship, rivalry, chase, male friendship, crime gone awry, survival, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, congo, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, questioning, new year's eve, police inspector, battles, mind game, injustice, life is a bitch, crime, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rider on the Rain (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.
Style: tense, psychological, rough, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, self defense, roadblock, military officer, corpse, rapist, mind game, vengeance, track down, deadly, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, known for odd ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, crimes, family relations, supernatural ability, family life, deadly, fall in love, woman in danger, rivalry, destiny, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Love and Bullets (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Bronson is out for revenge in this action drama. Jackie Pruit (Jill Ireland) is the girlfriend of notorious gangster Joe Bomposa (Rod Steiger). When it looks as if Jackie's life is being threatened by Bomposa's goons, the FBI moves ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, vengeance, rivalry, chase, crimes, witnessing a crime, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, partners, fall in love ...
Time: 70s
Place: switzerland, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, murder, psychopath, danger, violence, police, killer, stalking, vigilantism, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 663
Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the chateau of millionaire Salinas.
Style: serious, realistic, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, gay, concert hall, jewel thief, break in, burglar, mansion, crimes, gays and lesbians, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Immediately after Lisa (Loren) declares that she is leaving her immature, abusive, but easy-going husband Robert (Perkins), he is reported dead in a plane crash. Secretly still alive, he convinces her to collect his life insurance, although she ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nightclub, survivor, insurance, italian woman, crime, domestic disturbance, dishonesty, deadly, family problems, couples, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, italy, belgium, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, obsessive quest, amateur detective, neo noir, vengeance, midlife crisis, danger, friendship, rivalry, crimes, crime, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Grissom Gang (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, ...
Style: tense, cynical, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, gang, criminal gang, nightclub singer, deadly, fall in love, fugitives, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Just Before Nightfall (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married man (Michel Bouquet) who killed the wife of his best friend during a tryst feels compelled to turn himself in.
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, nanny, dishonesty, deadly, coping, couples, solace, overdose, human nature, friendship, love triangle, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, vengeance, manipulations, workplace intrigue, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vigilantism, vengeance, murder, vigilante, police, liberal, taxi, fight, crime, society, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, tucson arizona, honolulu hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The French Detective (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, law enforcement, crime, legal action, price of justice, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, crimes, society, rivalry, police investigation, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 92
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, murder, parents and children, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, danger, intrigue, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, police, courtroom drama, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Watson do battle with their nemesis, Professor Moriarity, over an ancient necklace attributed to Cleopatra.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, rivalry, deadly, disorder, partners, mystery, uninhibited rivalry, riddles and clues, escapades, crime ...
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Criminal Lovers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost – much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, couples, youth, confined, hostages, mind game, psychopath, teenage life, deadly, crime, violence, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Diabolically Yours (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alain Delon stars as Pierre, an amnesiac recovering from a car accident. He can't remember any details about the accident or about his past life as a wealthy businessman based in the orient. He is currently being nursed back to health on his ...
Style: french noir, ambiguous ending
Plot: police, riding a bicycle, reading a newspaper, murder, deception, escape, gun, stabbed to death, newspaper, psychological manipulation, leg injury, finding a dead body ...
Place: france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: talky, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, haunted by the past, police station, police detective, rivalry, uncover truth, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, crimes, rise to the top, legal action, power relations, army investigation, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, assassination, law enforcement, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%