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The Detective (2007)
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The Detective (2007)
Original name: C+偵探
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A private detective is drawn into a complex murder mystery when he is hired to track down a missing young woman.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, femme fatale, track down, gangsters, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, dishonesty, missing person, ghost, seduction, neo noir, crime, graphic violence, urban, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, power relations, dead man, truck, suicide, orphan, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia

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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 crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, murder, rivalry and crime mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Detective: The Falls (2003), Headshot (2011), Colour of the Truth (2003), Blind Detective (2013), I Come with the Rain (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, danger, murder, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, deadly, urban, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
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The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: missing person, amateur detective, femme fatale, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, danger, deadly, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, vengeance, disorder, neo noir, frame up, secret movement, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, danger, snitch, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, police shootout, spy, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Blind Detective (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A blind detective, former cop, teams up with a policewoman who admires him to solve the disappearance of a girl friend of hers, years ago. Besides, he helps her to improve her skills as an investigator.
Style: twists and turns, serious, dark humor, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, partners, disability, blind character, danger, law enforcement, graphic violence, chases and races, investigation, private detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I Come with the Rain (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Spain, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kline, a former Los Angeles police officer turned private detective, is hired by a powerful pharmaceutical conglomerate boss to investigate in Asia the disappearance of his only son, Shitao, whom he has not seen in person since the boy was ten. Now ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, neo noir, private detective, serial killer, haunted by the past, crimes, ex cop, murder, danger, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: election, triad, organized crime, henchman, rules and policies, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, ambition, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Missing Person (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, clever
Plot: missing person, private detective, neo noir, train, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, husband wife relationship, post september 11 2001, male female relationship, fbi agent, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Invisible Waves (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This atmospheric, violent thriller revolves around a hitman called Kyoji who has just killed his lover, Seiko. She was the wife of Kyoji’s boss, Wiwat, who, when he heard about the affair, hired his rival to murder the unfaithful Seiko. Kyoji ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: betrayal, chases and races, hitman, rivalry, deadly, crimes, single parent, dishonesty, murder, adultery, accidental killing, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, cons and scams, frame up, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Boarding Gate (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A sordid and complex series of events unfolds when an ex-prostitute becomes involved with a couple in Hong Kong.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prostitute, drug dealing, murder, manipulation, femme fatale, love affair, hitman, infidelity, on the run, crimes, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, hong kong, london, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Four Assassins (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four assassins meet in a hotel suite to resolve unfinished business. A tense drama set in the cosmopolitan world of Hong Kong.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, hotel, deadly, danger, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, urban, graphic violence, indoor, hit by a car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, deadly, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, graphic violence, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Moss (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Hae Gook (Park Hae Il) travels to a reclusive village to attend his father's funeral. He wants to find out the reason behind his father's strange death, but the villagers, in particular village chief Cheon (Jung Jae Young), seem to be ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, under the surface, social relations, riddles and clues, village, rivalry, mysterious character, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Living in the guilt of sacrificing his informant in a previous operation, Criminal Intelligence Inspector Don Lee is wary when his superior orders him to send another informant to spy on the criminal operations of Barbarian, a vicious gangster ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, working undercover, law enforcement, danger, undercover, gangsters, estrangement, dishonesty, fighting crime, police detective, graphic violence, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Cha cha cha (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An accident involving a 16-years old prompts private eye Corso to an investigation that will unearth a deep web of corruption in today's Rome.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, nothing to lose, conspiracy, state affairs, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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24%
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Deer Crossing (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film centers around retired police detective Derrick Stanswood (Mann), who is called by a successful doctor about an unsolved case involving his wife Maggy (Cottrel) and their son, Cole (newcomer Kevin Fennell). Chasing after loose ends in a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: investigation, captivity, private detective, danger, deadly, confined, crimes, farm, kidnapping, small town, abduction, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Confession of Pain (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, police detective, partners against crime, dishonesty, investigation, partners, corrupt law enforcer, private detective, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, psychopath, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Yours Until Death (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Private eye Varg Veum is on a routine mission searching for his client Jonas Andresen's stolen car. The car is found having been used in a brutal robbery and not long after that the client himself turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious
Plot: private investigator, murder, robbery, dishonesty, private detective, investigation, woman in danger, uncover truth, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, assassination, honest law enforcer, danger, corrupt law enforcer, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Reflections (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: scary, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, siblings relations, track down, police investigation, mind game, manhunt, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police detective, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, partners, murder, danger, car accident, deadly, devil, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, hostage, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, high school student, suspect, group of friends, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, murder, investigation, rescue, neo noir, cons and scams, bank, vengeance, heist, disorder, crime ...
Time: 70s
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Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Searing and luscious, "Beautiful" tells the story of Daniel, a shy and introverted 14 year old boy residing in Sunshine Hills, a suburb living in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls. Daniel's two ...
Style: mind bending, scary, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: suburbs, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, teenage life, danger, youth, deadly, dishonesty, who done it, crimes, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%