Movies like The Sentinel 1992

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The Sentinel (1992)
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The Sentinel (1992)
Original name: La Sentinelle
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After spending some time with his diplomat father in Germany, a young French medical student returns by train to Paris to resume his studies. He is puzzled by the harsh treatment he receives from customs at the border but doesn't begin to understand why until he gets home and discovers a mummified head in his luggage. He suspects that someone at customs put it there, but is not sure. Instead of reporting the meandering body part, he decides to investigate it using the tools he has as a medical student. It appears to be the head of a Russian who died somewhere in Asia.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, controversial
Plot: train, investigation, friendship, obsession, politics, espionage, medicine, memory, murder, crimes, undercover, missing child, assassination attempt, haunted by the past, amateur detective, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, sex, prison, spy, jewish, religion, party, morgue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, death and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Sentinel: Paris Belongs to Us (1961), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Bad Timing (1980), Coma (1978), The Demon (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paris Belongs to Us (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young woman joins a theatrical troupe where she slowly believes that the director is involved with a secret group and that he is in grave danger.
Style: tense, mind bending, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: conspiracy, theater, mental illness, secret movement, investigation, state affairs, immigrants, intrigue, amateur detective, actor's life, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: tense, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, double agent, british intelligence, government agency, investigation, mole, secret service, secret agents, betrayal, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, budapest, england, hungary, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.9
 9K
Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, psychiatrist, love, extramarital affair, inspector, waiting, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, destructive relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, europe, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 19K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, neo noir, captivating ...
Plot: coma, hospital, black market, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, conspiracy, intern, murder, hitman, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Demon (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
Style: sexy, tense, realistic, erotic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, child abuse, greed, couples, family relations, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, strong sexual content, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The President's Mistress (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Ben investigates the mysterious death of his sister, he is unaware that he is opening up a web of political intrigue. Ed Murphy, the White House Chief of Staff, becomes embroiled in a struggle to save the President from a humiliating scandal.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, espionage, undercover, special agents, crimes, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, adventure, government agency, politics, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Legacy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1970s London during the height of the Cold War when a young spy discovers the disturbing truth about his father's complex past. Based on Alan Judd's 2001 novel Legacy, the second in the Thoroughgood series after 1981's A ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, espionage, kgb, spy, betrayal, government agency, love and romance, undercover, forbidden love, political unrest, dishonesty, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, london, ussr, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 1K
Lights Out (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: March 1992, in a small town in the suburbs of Paris. During an alcohol fueled party, teenagers discover a body hidden in the bushes of a forest. A body that seems lifeless. Two weeks earlier. Simon, a 16 year-old teenager, has not shown up for ...
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: missing child, investigation, youth, crimes, social relations, teenage life, small town, high school life, murder, suburbs, high school, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, clinic, investigation, suicide, circus, alcohol abuse, chaos and mayhem, getting home, rise to the top, life is a bitch, society, politics ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: germany, sweden, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
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Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, france, new york, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
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State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Mystery, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, cynical ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, law enforcement, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, hitman, police detective, murder, political corruption, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, murder, family relations, couple relations, couples, poet, crimes, parents and children, family life, serial killer, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, missing person, estrangement, family relations, mystery, private detective, amateur detective, crimes, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, haunted by the past, world war two, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, provence, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Death in Granada (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A journalist starts an investigation into the disappearance of famed poet and political agitator, Garcia Lorca, who disappeared in the early days of the Spanish Civil War in the the 1930's.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, injustice, murder, fascism, writer's life, against humanity, society, life is a bitch, journalism, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 60s
Place: spain, europe, puerto rico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 4K
Murk (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, uncover truth, amateur detective, destructive relationship, woman in danger, couples, disability, obsession, family relations, siblings relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, tense, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, stasi, iron curtain, interrogation, communism, spy, german, espionage, politics, blackmail, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, europe, german democratic republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Pact of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Gaëlle near 25; for ten years, Sarah has been a fundamentalist Carmelite in a Brazilian convent, and Gaëlle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to the attention of Fr. Joachim, a priest and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: investigation, psychopath, obsessive quest, uncover truth, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, hidden identity, dishonesty, clergy, crimes, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, paris france, europe, france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Innocent Lies (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In September 1938 a British detective comes to a small French coastal town in order to investigate the death of a colleague. Prime suspects are the members of English aristocratic family with plenty of skeletons in the closet. This is a loose ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: incestuous desire, brother sister incest, brother sister sex, investigation, murder, mystery, dishonesty, who done it, best friends, crimes, deception, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
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Page Eight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Page Eight is lovingly turned, with elegant writing, a flawless cast and a heartfelt message from writer/director David Hare about the danger zone where spies and politicians meet. The tension builds gently as we follow the fortunes of Johnny ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: secret service, espionage, government agency, undercover, loss of friend, dishonesty, state affairs, spy, waiter, father daughter relationship, social activist, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, sudan, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, unlikely criminals, investigation, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, family life, infidelity, crimes, dishonesty, remarry ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, europe, los angeles, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 2K
Wetherby (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: solitude, investigation, obsession, world war two, memory, couples, mystery, mysterious character, crimes, haunted by the past, adultery, spinster ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, murder, youth, prostitute, estrangement, family problems, siblings relations, haunted by the past, village, dream, grave ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, alps, indochina, algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: stalking, mind game, psychopath, haunted by the past, family in danger, obsession, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, dishonesty, amateur detective, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 54K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, missing wife, kidnapping, rescue, jazz, missing person, woman in danger, hotel room, doctor, crimes, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 6K
Archangel (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: josef stalin, murder, prostitute, uncover truth, investigation, obsession, state affairs, politics, intrigue, soldier, mystery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, underage sex, journalism, murder, years of lead, rebellion, crimes, state affairs, society, dishonesty, legal, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%