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Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, sexy, noir, thought provoking, macabre ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, occult, crimes, ransom, crime gone awry, family in danger, heist, twists and turns, psychology, dark humor, loneliness, investigation, mental disorder, obsession, psychic, witchcraft, death, betrayal, murder, medium, mystery, adultery, tragedy, corruption ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out talky, enigmatic, realistic and melancholic films with plots about murder, runaway, crimes, storytelling, dialogue, corruption and obsession mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Seance on a Wet Afternoon: The Interview (1998), The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995), 10 Rillington Place (1971), A Short Film About Killing (1988), The Boston Strangler (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, police corruption, police investigation, twists and turns, conspiracy, murder mystery, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, police detective ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 20th century, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nine years on, another Morley child has gone missing on her way home from school. Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson is forced to remember the very similar disappearance of Clare Kemplay, who was found dead in 1974, and the subsequent ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, enigmatic, brutal, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, police investigation, justice, murder mystery, wrongful conviction, uncover truth, mystery, interrogation, mastermind, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: yorkshire, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Interview (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.
Style: suspense, talky, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police, twists and turns, police investigation, mystery, crimes, manipulation, mind game, psychology, investigation, justice, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: disturbing, witty, humorous, gloomy, visually appealing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, poison, psychology, police investigation, violence, runaway, vengeance, violent, visceral, sexualized violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, dark, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, murder mystery, crimes, journalism, mystery, police brutality, twists and turns, conspiracy, strangulation, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: yorkshire, england, scotland, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
10 Rillington Place (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: suspense, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, death sentence, killer, court, death, british, true crime, catastrophe, corruption, chase ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, year 1949, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, california, europe, usa ...
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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: lawyer, murder, prison, death, death sentence, fighting the system, legal, death row, courtroom drama, violence, guilt, life & death ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: eastern europe, california, poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, true crime, serial rapist, double life, crimes, police investigation, murder, mystery, strangulation, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crimes, snow, fbi, betrayal, small town, bag of money, winter, twists and turns, character study, heist, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: tense, bleak, surreal, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, politics, crimes, police, courtroom drama, extramarital affair, legal, police detective, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, crimes, twists and turns, redemption, debt, investigation, loser, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gangsters, gambling, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, suspense, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, couple relations, obsession, erotica, multiple storylines, secrets, happy ending, violent, screwball, life philosophy, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
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51%
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The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: thought provoking, sexy, psychological, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: decadence, master and servant, servant, manipulation, repressed homosexual, alcohol abuse, lgbt, obsession, mind game, gay, love, drug addiction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: london, england, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, courtroom drama, police investigation, murder, death sentence, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Targets (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, macabre, tense, scary ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, monster, murder, aging, suburbs, violence, swing, military, car, empire, movie star ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, los angeles, asia, vietnam ...
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13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: overdose, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, visceral, depression, reward, contests and competitions, fish out of water, social decay, sacrifice, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, mental illness, kidnapping, murder, crime gone awry, boxer, femme fatale, paranoia, runaway, writers, weapons, private detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, extramarital affair, murder mystery, crimes, hitman, twists and turns, betrayal, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, politics, terrorist, surveillance, police, police investigation, reporter, freedom of the press, nudity (full frontal - brief), twists and turns, anarchist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: germany, israel, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, realistic, clever, disturbing, neo noir ...
Plot: union, working class, labor union, gangsters, heist, female nudity, crime gone awry, fighting the system, crimes, factory worker, nudity (full frontal - brief), robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, talky, clever ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, murder, serial killer, crimes, redemption, police corruption, political corruption, desert, brother brother relationship, death, greed ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, surreal ...
Plot: mafia, crimes, friendship, violence, character study, farm, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, revenge, tragic event, organized crime, notoriety ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: neo noir, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, crimes, heist, twists and turns, cons and scams, addiction, greed, relationships, writers, career change ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, sexy, sinister, visually appealing, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, obsession, death sentence, women, crimes, true crime, female criminal, single mother, nightclub, tragedy, prostitution, serial killer ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london, tokyo, california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 52K
Le Samouraï (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, loner, surveillance, assassination, police investigation, betrayal, chase, solitude, crimes, loneliness, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 62K
Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: psychological, talky, atmospheric, neo noir, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, crimes, robbery, retired, safecracker, mafia, one last job, psychopath, character study, murder, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, london, mediterranean sea, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 16K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, missing person, crimes, infidelity, mystery, crime gone awry, complex characters, loneliness, manipulation, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 14K
Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: erotic, sexy, enigmatic, neo noir, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, murder, cuckold, destructive relationship, couple relations, mysterious character, character study, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder mystery, court case, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, year 1954
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 17K
Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: atmospheric, intense, serious, suspenseful, noir ...
Plot: chauffeur, crimes, friendship, redemption, lesbian, unrequited love, doomed romance, prostitution, gangsters, pimp, opposites attract, couples ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, britain, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.4
 45K
High and Low (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ransom, police, crimes, chauffeur, tragedy, secrets, visceral, character study, psychopath, mistaken identity, rescue, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%