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Memories of Murder (2003)
 8.1
 148K
Memories of Murder (2003)
Original name: 살인의 추억
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 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, captivating, bleak, clever, serious, enigmatic, psychological, twists and turns, neo noir, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, police investigation, murder, unsolved crime, serial killer, police, police detective, police officer, crimes, investigation, suspicion, torture, search, brutality, murderer, killings, partners, graphic violence, desperation, danger, police brutality, law enforcement, deadly, cruelty, law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: south korea, asia, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, serial killer and police mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Memories of Murder: Zodiac (2007), The Chaser (2008), Se7en (1995), Marshland (2014), Mother (2009). 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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Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1991 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
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The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, seoul, asia, korea
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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, tense, twists and turns, neo noir, atmospheric ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
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Marshland (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, twists and turns, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, investigation, crime, partners, kidnapping, crimes, disappearance, sadism, partners against crime, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
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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: serious, tense, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, determination, amateur detective, arrest, single parent, mentally challenged, crime, crimes, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
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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: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.8
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
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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, ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: neo noir, atmospheric, bleak, dark, psychological ...
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Duration: 118 min.
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 8.9
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Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, twist ending, psychological ...
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22%
 6.5
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Country: USA, West Germany
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Too Scared to Scream (1984)
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22%
 6.8
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Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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22%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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