Movies like The Girl by the Lake

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The Girl by the Lake (2007)
 6.5
 3K
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
Plot: investigation, terminal illness, who done it, police detective, crimes, resistance, murder, law enforcement, deadly, golden years, hockey, dysfunctional family, loss of child, mountain, ocean or sea, crime, mystery, neo noir, neo-noir, cancer, city, lake, corpse, dead girl, dementia ...
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 suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, mystery and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Girl by the Lake: That Beautiful Somewhere (2006), An Amish Murder (2013), Thorne: Scaredycat (2010), He Died with His Eyes Open (1985), iMurders (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, opposites attract, crimes, deadly, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, swamp, female corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, 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 ⇓
88%
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, serial killer, fighting crime, murderous pair, crime, strangulation, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, investigation, mystery, crimes, who done it, neo noir, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 4.1
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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: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, slasher, investigation, mystery, gory, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, computer program, computer, love triangle, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.6
 539
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: psychological, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, crime, mind game, track down, siblings relations, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, insomnia, anniversary, death of son, in the woods, gays and lesbians, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 600
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: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, deadly, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 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: rough, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, forensic, law enforcement, haunted by the past, police investigation, danger, deadly, rivalry, gory, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 21
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 647
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, mystery, mind game, deadly, who done it, murder, track down, master criminal, partners against crime, fall in love, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 541
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, murder, insurance, couples, hitman, police detective, crime, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 335
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: haunted by the past, private detective, manhunt, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, police procedural, crime, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, introspection, police detective, investigation, love affair, mystery, family problems, law enforcement, forbidden love, deadly, yuppie, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, law enforcement, crime, deadly, arms dealing, crimes, arms deal, medical, businessman, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, psychopath, wannabe, who done it, gory, crimes, mystery, confined, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 2.9
 102
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, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, race against time, deadly, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, serial killer, apartment building, crime, dead woman on bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 31K
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, who done it, generation gap, crimes, partners, law enforcement, family tradition, oldtimer, rookie, temperamental ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: journalism, investigation, murder, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, estate, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, psychopath, who done it, deadly, strong violent content, law enforcement, mentally unstable, stalking, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: mind game, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, murder, rivalry, danger, amateur detective, police investigation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 2.0
 953
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, serial killer, manipulations, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, private detective, society, partners, crimes, kidnapping, religions or cults, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sexual, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
47%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: murder, swamp, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 97
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, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 395
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, psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, undercover, love affair, frame up, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, gun, urban, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 708
Angel of Death (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, fascism, mind game, investigation, danger, woman in danger, who done it, serial killer, slasher, clergy, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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