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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: 121 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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, scary, serious, realistic, talky, macabre ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, mental illness, seance, motorcycle, medium, stillborn child, family in danger, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, psychopath, confined, missing child, missing person, supernatural ability, danger, amateur detective, dishonesty, false accusation, mind game, deadly, child in peril, celebrity culture, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, kidnapping, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty and police investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Seance on a Wet Afternoon: Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), Seance (2000), 44 Inch Chest (2009), Hollywood Flies (2005), Family Plot (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, crimes, journalism, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
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Seance (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost ...
Style: bleak, tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, ghost, family problems, supernatural ability, supernatural, unlikely criminals, danger, deadly, crime gone awry, crimes, missing child, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
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73%
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, surreal, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crimes, confined, rivalry, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, danger, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, murder, crime gone awry, chase, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, couples, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Family Plot (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lighthearted suspense film about a phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend who encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, stylized, clever ...
Plot: investigation, fortune teller, kidnapping, ransom, spiritualist, mystery, greed, cons and scams, amateur detective, murder, cheating, faked death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, cult film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, death sentence, pregnancy, mistaken identity, abortion, injustice, hanging, crime, crimes, social differences, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: england, london, europe, usa, boston ...
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54%
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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, bleak, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, police, mistaken identity, psychopath, chauffeur, crimes, crime, missing person, rescue, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, police officer killed, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, confined, law enforcement, legal, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, legal, mind game, law enforcement, criminal psychologist, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, skating, family in crisis, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Julia (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.
Style: disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, alcohol abuse, ransom, crimes, crime, money, insanity, life is a bitch, loneliness, mental illness, anger, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, england, europe, san diego california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: sadism, torment, family in danger, serial killer, psychopath, humiliation, isolation, danger, crimes, deadly, violence spree, vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
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49%
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, suspenseful, gloomy, tense, surreal ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, femme fatale, boxer, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, murder, mystery, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: tense, twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, serial killer, police investigation, crime, crimes, manipulation, mystery, police, gem, police detective, manipulations, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, crime gone awry, cafe, psychopath, murder, airport, hitman, disorder, stewardess, hostage, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, captivity, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Flawless (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A female executive (Demi Moore) and a night janitor (Michael Caine) conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: diamond theft, theft, heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, perfect crime, gem, criminal's revenge, storage unit, redemption, life philosophy, jewel theft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Whisperers (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Whisperers tells the story of an impoverished old woman living alone in a seedy apartment who enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. When she discovers stolen money hidden by her son, she believes her fantasy has come true.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: elderly, radio, old lady, mental illness, dishonesty, crimes, golden years, society, poverty, stolen money, theft, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, manchester england
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46%
Die, Beautiful Marianne (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After their parents divorce, one daughter lives with her mother in England while the other lives with her father in Portugal. After the untimely death of her mother, the one daughter stands to inherit a large sum of money and also a number of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, bikini, on the run, woman in danger, bank, child in peril, deadly, serial killer, nightclub, mental illness, kidnapping, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: portugal, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, family life, family relations, murder, social relations, deadly, crimes, store, small town, gory, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, barcelona, spain
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45%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, suspenseful, enigmatic, brutal, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, missing child, murder, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, confined, clergy, life is a bitch, mastermind, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
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Quiz (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A famous game show host is being harassed in a restaurant by a strange man who claims to have kidnapped his wife and daughter. A morbid game ensues in which the game show host turns out to be the contestant.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, rivalry, mind game, mysterious character, family in danger, danger, crimes, police, father daughter relationship, game, manipulations, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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44%
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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: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the factory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, family business, factory, missing person, crimes, confined, moral dilemma, cons and scams, dishonesty, danger, opera ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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43%
Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From IMDB: A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: retirement home, serial killer, murder, false accusation, kidnapping, law enforcement, deadly, protagonist as suspect, crimes, amateur detective, police investigation, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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43%
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, mind game, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, criminal's revenge, betrayal, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, orphanage, thief, injustice, boarding school life, lifestyle, danger, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Whisper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: evil child, kidnapping, mind control, murder, isolation, hostages, hostage, partners in crime, crime gone awry, confined, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Unnatural Causes (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Roy Marsden returns as author P.D. James's indefatigable gumshoe, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. This time, he's investigating the murder of a famous mystery writer whose body is found in the bottom of a dinghy on the Suffolk coast. To add a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crime, danger, deadly, private detective, army investigation, dishonesty, police investigation, legal investigation, obsessive quest, law enforcement, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland yard
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42%