Movies like Smilla's Sense of Snow

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Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
 6.3
 15K
Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Suspecting wrongdoing, Smilla uncovers a trail of clues leading towards a secretive corporation that has made several mysterious expeditions to Greenland. Scenes from the film were shot in Copenhagen and western Greenland. The film was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival, where director Bille August was nominated for the Golden Bear.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric, intense, melancholic, bleak, sexy, confusing ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, investigation, mystery, crimes, family problems, amateur detective, death in the family, culture clash, law enforcement, disorder, human nature, dishonesty, disaster, snow, murder investigation, catastrophe, friendship, friends, mathematics, alcohol abuse, mechanic, experiment gone awry, strong female presence, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, greenland, antarctica, copenhagen denmark

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Most similar movies to Smilla's Sense of Snow

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, mystery, investigation, law enforcement and police investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Smilla's Sense of Snow: True Crime (1995), Deceiver (1997), The General's Daughter (1999), The Caveman's Valentine (2001), Unforgettable (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
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True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, female detective, murder, investigation, psychopath, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life, schoolgirl ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, crimes, justice, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, secret, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, military life, fighting the system, father daughter relationship, politics, mystery, military, reluctant partners, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, race against time, uncover truth, crimes, false accusation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hacker, investigation, secret service, murder, dishonesty, conspiracy, police investigation, friendship, cover up, false accusation, journalism, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 18K
Surveillance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, sadism, police station, fbi, surveillance, hidden identity, police corruption, dishonesty, mass murder, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the parks of Stockholm. The police have trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of the parks while the murderer strikes again, police inspector Martin ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, child murder, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, vigilante, single father, dead child ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.0
 324
Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four Hardcore party posers are suddenly facing an unknown killer when one of them disappears.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, friendship, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, female killer, suspicion, power relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 2K
After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, supernatural ability, police investigation, mind game, psychopath, riddles and clues, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, rivalry, murder, psychic ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 633
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, blackmail, doctor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, swamp, air disaster, law enforcement, investigation, alcohol abuse, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 844
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, serial killer, law enforcement, obsessive quest, amateur detective, animal life, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa, san francisco, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, political corruption, investigation, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, female star appears nude, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, escapades, evidence, witnessing a crime, mystery, snow ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, parents and children, teenage life, investigation, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, psychopath, mystery, law enforcement, amateur detective, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 14K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, insomnia, murder, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer killed, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 52K
Veronica Mars (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.
Style: suspenseful, witty, twists and turns, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, old love, lawyers and clients, family relations, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 2K
The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial murder, policewoman, journalism, crimes, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, law enforcement, amateur detective, serial killer, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: swamp, murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, serial killer, baseball, confederate soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.9
 449K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, sexual abuse, childhood, child rape, loss of loved one, child molestation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, arms dealing, police, arms deal, police procedural, hospital, murder investigation, medical ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: twist ending, talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rape, murder, lawyer, mind game, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, mystery, disorder, murder, friends, youth, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 9K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 7K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, crimes, dishonesty, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, arson, conspiracy, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%