Movies like The Salamander

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The Salamander (1981)
 5.7
 760
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, crime, mystery, political intrigue, danger, society, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, police officer, heroes, conspiracy, fascism, rebellion, who done it, law enforcement, rebelliousness, deadly, fight, fascist, spy ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe

Most similar movies to The Salamander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about deadly, crimes, dishonesty, murder, law enforcement, danger and state affairs mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Salamander: Impunity (2014), State Affairs (2009), Crusader (2005), Executive Power (1997), American Roulette (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 17
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, danger, dishonesty, murder, political conspiracy, deadly, crimes, political corruption, graphic violence, murderous pair, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 545
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: political thriller, undercover, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, police detective, hitman, political corruption, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.4
 369
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, journalism, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, frame up, political corruption, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, protagonist as suspect, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, political corruption, conspiracy, torture, secret agents, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, undercover, state affairs, legal investigation, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: rebellion, heroes, danger, head of state, assassination attempt, espionage, dishonesty, politics, on the run, crimes, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.7
 425
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, serial killer, who done it, psychopath, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, crime, crimes, dishonesty, politics, life is a bitch, police investigation, mystery, deadly, state affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: biting, realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, politics, rivalry, government agency, strong sexual content, undercover, deadly, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, whistleblower, righting the wronged, snitch, disorder, conspiracy, chases and races, secret agents, false accusation, uncover truth, political intrigue, mistaken identity ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 206
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: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: missing person, investigation, police detective, mind game, murder, mystery, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.1
 415
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: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, mystery, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, manipulations, manipulation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, kgb, cold war, betrayal, undercover, deadly, chases and races, crimes, politics, secret agents, heroes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, london, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 1K
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, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chases and races, danger, on the run, dishonesty, mystery, husband wife relationship, police, accidental death, death, inadvertently, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, political conspiracy, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, assassination, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.0
 176
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, murder, femme fatale, police, bondage, lesbian sex, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 756
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: murder, politics, intrigue, espionage, hostage, undercover, deadly, state affairs, hostages, heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, czech republic, eastern europe, prague czechoslovakia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Mark of the Angels - 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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, riddles and clues, interpol, investigation, danger, partners, crimes, deadly, society, kidnapping, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.8
 163
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, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, who done it, infidelity, hidden identity, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, politics, danger, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Little Drummer Girl (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, intrigue, secret agents, undercover, state affairs, political intrigue, double agent, mistaken identity, deadly, politics, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: middle east, greece, israel, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, political corruption, assassination attempt, uncover truth, life turned upside down, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics, political conspiracy, frame up, deadly, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico city, mexico, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 847
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, deadly, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, graphic violence, buddies, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: college, murder, investigation, mystery, college life, uncover truth, youth, danger, dishonesty, mind game, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, assassination attempt, crimes, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, politics, rebellion, gangsters, state affairs, crimes, law enforcement, crime, drug dealing, dishonesty, campaign, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, new york, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, secret, college, betrayal, morgue, literature, initiation, lacrosse, coroner, lecture, coffin, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 584
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, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, kidnapping, mind game, police detective, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 79
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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, neo noir, false accusation, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 635
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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, who done it, deadly, law enforcement, race against time, politics, bait, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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