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Memories of Murder (2003)
 8.1
 178K
Memories of Murder (2003)
Original name: 살인의 추억
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about a serial murderer grow louder. A special task force is set up in the area, with two local detectives Park Doo-Man and Jo Young-Goo joined by a detective from Seoul who requested to be assigned to the case.
Style: realistic, bleak, twists and turns, enigmatic, captivating, clever, serious, psychological, neo noir, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, unsolved crime, police investigation, brutality, murder, serial killer, police, police detective, murderer, police brutality, crimes, investigation, suspicion, murder investigation, torture, police officer, killings, graphic violence, desperation, law enforcement, partners, cruelty, law enforcer, misfit partners, victim ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 2003
Place: south korea, asia, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, suspense and serious films with plots about murder, police investigation, crimes, serial killer, investigation, law enforcement and police mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Memories of Murder: Zodiac (2007), The Chaser (2008), Se7en (1995), Mother (2009), Marshland (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
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The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
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Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.8
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Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, parents and children, determination, uncover truth, amateur detective, arrest, single parent, mentally challenged, crimes, desperation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: south korea, korea, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Marshland (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, serial killer, partners, kidnapping, crimes, disappearance, sadism, woman in danger, murder, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: spain
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I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
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Plot: revenge, serial killer, murder, vengeance, extreme violence, violence, psychopath, brutality, strong violent content, cat and mouse, mercilessness, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
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Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, corpse, haunted by the past, disappearance, dishonesty, grief, false accusation, love ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 90s
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Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, twist ending, bleak ...
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 7.9
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Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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Style: neo noir, atmospheric, clever, bleak, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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 7.2
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Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Prisoners (2013)
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100%
 6.0
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Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
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20%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
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20%
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Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Too Scared to Scream (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
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Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, strong sexual content, police investigation, murder, police, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crimes, sexual relations, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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20%