Movies like The Girl by the Lake

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The Girl by the Lake (2007)
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The Girl by the Lake (2007)
Original name: La ragazza del lago
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop investigates the murder of a beautiful teen girl left naked by a lake.
Style: scary, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: investigation, terminal illness, who done it, police detective, crimes, resistance, murder, law enforcement, deadly, golden years, ice hockey, hockey, dysfunctional family, loss of child, mountain, ocean, ocean or sea, crime, mystery, neo-noir, cancer, city, lake, corpse, dead girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Girl by the Lake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, mystery and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Girl by the Lake: Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005), That Beautiful Somewhere (2006), An Amish Murder (2013), Thorne: Scaredycat (2010), He Died with His Eyes Open (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, murder, sister, suicide, life is a bitch, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A detective teams up with a young female archaeologist to unravel the mysterious death of a 'bog body' found in a native swamp rumoured to have curative powers. It is the story of two wounded souls searching for healing and redemption
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, investigation, police detective, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder, opposites attract, rivalry, law enforcement, swamp, female corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, religions or cults, crimes, society, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, witnessing a crime, performer's life, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, murderous pair, serial killer, law enforcement, police detective, crime, strangulation, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, investigation, crimes, mystery, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, crime investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 3.9
 981
iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: slasher, serious, mind bending, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, gory, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, computer program, computer, love triangle, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.6
 540
Reflections (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crime, manhunt, track down, police investigation, siblings relations, mind game, crimes, serial killer, deadly, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, anniversary, insomnia, death of son, in the woods, gays and lesbians, rabbit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.0
 604
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, crimes, investigation, deadly, uncover truth, private detective, law enforcement, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.9
 1K
2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, law enforcement, haunted by the past, police investigation, danger, rivalry, deadly, gory, profiler, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 561
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: political thriller, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, deadly, investigation, undercover, dishonesty, politics, betrayal, political corruption, murder, hitman, police detective, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 650
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, deadly, murder, who done it, track down, master criminal, partners against crime, fall in love, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, mystery, forbidden love, family problems, deadly, law enforcement, infidelity, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 338
Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: mystery, manhunt, private detective, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Flirting with Danger (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer begins a sordid fling with an attractive young woman whom he slowly begins to suspect to be a serial killer of men.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, investigation, crimes, deadly, fall in love, psychopath, lawyer, police, bra, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, arms dealing, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, crime, hospital, murder investigation, arms deal, police procedural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 2K
H (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He is imprisoned, awaiting the death sentence for his crimes. Yet the killings do not stop. They continue with all the same characteristics trademarks of the Shin-Hyun serial killings. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pregnancy, police investigation, who done it, psychopath, gory, wannabe, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, police detective, murder mystery, escapades, danger, evidence, witnessing a crime, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
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Hunting Season (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, who done it, generation gap, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, crime, oldtimer, conservative ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 561
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, hitman, murder, insurance, police detective, couples, crimes, danger, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, crimes, deadly, multiple suspects, law enforcement, estate, crime, dishonesty, who done it, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.9
 106
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, race against time, mystery, serial killer, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, apartment building, crime, dead woman on bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 3.7
 385
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, investigation, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, who done it, deadly, psychopath, strong violent content, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.0
 966
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, private detective, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, partners, kidnapping, religions or cults, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 108
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, police investigation, who done it, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 406
The Limit (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An elderly woman turns the tables on her kidnapper.
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, dishonesty, deadly, frame up, love affair, undercover, mystery, gun, police corruption, murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%