Movies like The Salamander

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The Salamander (1981)
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The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the government.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, captivating, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, police investigation, crimes, mystery, political intrigue, society, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, police officer, heroes, conspiracy, fascism, rebellion, who done it, law enforcement, rebelliousness, spy, fight, army, police, investigation, partisan ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Salamander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger and state affairs mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Salamander: Impunity (2014), Crusader (2005), The Enemy Within (1994), Executive Power (1997), American Roulette (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, political corruption, graphic violence, state affairs, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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95%
 4.4
 406
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, terrorism, crimes, politics, political conspiracy, political corruption, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, terrorism, political corruption, betrayal, state affairs, race against time, government agency, manhunt, undercover, revolution, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Executive Power (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, political corruption, political conspiracy, torture, campaign, legal investigation, undercover, uncover truth, betrayal, investigation, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: head of state, politics, espionage, assassination attempt, rebellion, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes, heroes, terrorism, on the run, revolution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.6
 457
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mystery, who done it, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, biting
Plot: murder, investigation, private detective, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), mystery, crimes, dishonesty, strong sexual content, politics, undercover, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.7
 258
Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: mind game, missing person, police detective, investigation, murder, uncover truth, mystery, writer's life, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: realistic, serious, tense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, political conspiracy, political corruption, police investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, politics, state affairs, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 426
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: scary, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, investigation, law enforcement, murder, crimes, dealing with death, mystery, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, who done it, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, false accusation, political intrigue, uncover truth, frame up, mistaken identity, working undercover, political corruption, obsession, whistleblower, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.0
 451
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, hit and run, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cold war, uncover truth, assassination attempt, dishonesty, heroes, politics, state affairs, secret agents, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, scotland yard, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
 207
Watchful Eye (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Malibu detective Shannon (Renee Rea) goes undercover in a group house to discover who murdered one of the women living there. Shannon gets caught up in the sex and parties, not knowing that her every action is being secretly broadcast on satellite ...
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, murder, femme fatale, police, bondage, investigation, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, lesbian sex, beach ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 2K
Taped (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johan and Saar make a final attempt to save their marriage by going on vacation to Buenos Aires. In keeping a promise to their daughter they will make a video of their activities there. When they accidentally witness (and videotape) a brutal murder ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, on the run, dishonesty, mystery, husband wife relationship, death, police, accidental death, communication problem, misfit, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 1K
06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, crimes, fighting the system, politics, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 842
The Amateur (1981)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: espionage, politics, intrigue, hostage, murder, graphic violence, heroes, dishonesty, assassination, state affairs, undercover, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: czech republic, italy, europe, central europe, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 1K
Miserere (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Paris, December. A conductor of a choir is found mysteriously murdered, with burst eardrums. Lionel Kasdan, a police inspertor the verge of retirement, and Frank Salek, an official of Interpol, embark together on a hunt for the killer, and also to a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, riddles and clues, interpol, investigation, crimes, partners, society, religions or cults, kidnapping, child in peril, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.6
 202
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, who done it, infidelity, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rabbit on the Moon (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection suddenly ties them to a major political assassination, the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: assassination, political corruption, assassination attempt, life turned upside down, uncover truth, frame up, political conspiracy, politics, life is a bitch, fighting the system, love, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 940
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, assassination attempt, crimes, intrigue, witnessing a crime, conspiracy, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 603
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, cynical ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, law enforcement, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, hitman, police detective, murder, political corruption, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.0
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The Collector (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Une policière, Maud Graham, suit un tueur en série qui agresse des femmes. En même temps, elle héberge un jeune prostitué et un fugueur de 12 ans. L'action se déroule dans la ville et capitale de la province du même nom, Québec.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, neo noir
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, police detective, mind game, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 601
Secret (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A detective suspects that his wife murdered a gangster's brother. As he tries to misdirect the police and the bloodthirsty gangster while independently investigating his wife, terrible secrets slowly begin to surface.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: infidelity, mentally unstable, state affairs, police detective, dishonesty, murder, unsupportive spouse, crimes, who done it, dealing with death, family relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Whistle Blower (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: translator, murder, conspiracy, whistleblower, espionage, paranoia, british intelligence, cold war, graphic violence, disorder, life turned upside down, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 85
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 793
Six-Pack (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A serial killer is on the loose in Paris and he seems to be an american citizen working in the US embassy and being in the middle of a french-american economical affair.
Style: serious, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, who done it, murder, race against time, law enforcement, politics, bait, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: college, murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, college life, youth, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, woman in danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Skulls II (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After joining the Skulls, Ryan Sommers (Robin Dunne) is warned not to betray any secrets about the organization or its high-powered members. However, when Ryan witnesses a murder within the Skulls' private chambers, he finds that the closer he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: initiation, murder, college, lacrosse, betrayal, uncover truth, life is a bitch, leadership, investigation, mind game, college life, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%