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Bitter Flowers (2007)
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Bitter Flowers (2007)
Original name: Varg Veum - Bitre blomster
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karsten Aslaksen, chief engineer of a large chemical company, disappears without trace. His married lover, a successful politician named Vibeke Farang, approaches private investigator Varg Veum to track him down discreetly.
Style: rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, private detective, stoners, legal, amateur detective, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, mystery, rape, vengeance, musician, suicide, abduction, justice, tattoo, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, kindergarten

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Most similar movies to Bitter Flowers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty and investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Bitter Flowers: Yours Until Death (2008), Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008), Fallen Angels (2008), Varg Veum: Woman in the Fridge (2008), Varg Veum - Buried Dogs (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, robbery, private investigator, investigation, danger, woman in danger, running out of air, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, gangsters, prostitute, murder, law enforcement, deadly, private detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Fallen Angels (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jakob Aasen has hired his old friend, private investigator Varg Veum, to spy on his wife Rebecca, whom he suspects of infidelity. Against his better judgement Varg accepts the job, and in an ironic twist he and Rebecca rekindle their former love. ...
Style: tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, fallen angel, loss of daughter, danger, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Varg Veum: Woman in the Fridge (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An international oil drilling company hires private investigator Varg Veum to find their missing systems designer, Arne Samuelsen. Varg discovers the headless body of a woman jammed into the fridge in Arne's apartment - and is promptly knocked ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, tense
Plot: hit and run, extortion, violence, police, suicidal, crimes, who done it, crime, corporate crimes, riddles and clues, mystery, private detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Varg Veum - The Consorts of Death (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Varg Veum investigates the murder of a married couple; prime suspect is the stepson, but Veum does not think he is guilty. Not even when he confesses.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: danger, youth, race against time, kids in trouble, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, murder, private detective, crimes, crime, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Varg Veum - Buried Dogs (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Racial tension is running high in Bergen after a young black asylum seeker dies at the hands of the Police. Shortly afterwards, a right-wing politician is targeted by a gunman at a public rally and his wife is fatally wounded. Another member of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense
Plot: woman in danger, danger, private vs public, assassination attempt, rally, dishonesty, political conspiracy, deadly, political intrigue, society, private detective, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Varg Veum - At Night All Wolves Are Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Varg Veum investigates a case where his good friend Even, a highly decorated ex-army officer, is falsely accused of bombing Armakon, a weapons storage facility.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, deadly, militant, dishonesty, crimes, arms dealing, mystery, vengeance, rivalry, intrigue, private detective
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Demons from Her Past (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman returns to her hometown searching for answers after she's released from prison, having served a 25-year sentence for a crime she didn't commit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: deadly, rivalry, vengeance, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, unstoppable, righting the wronged, frame up, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: rough, mind bending, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, uncover truth, legal investigation, amateur detective, investigation, legal, false accusation, private detective, courtroom drama, confined, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, price of justice, crimes, riddles and clues, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective, frame up, spouse killer, righting the wronged, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: multiple suspects, law enforcement, deadly, murder, false accusation, estate, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, crime, who done it, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 92
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, intrigue, righting the wronged, parents and children, crime, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Dead in the Water (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie Deegan has almost everything he has ever wanted. He has an important law practice, a beautiful secretary as his lover, and the chance to be appointed to the high court. The only thing wrong with this is that his shrewish wife Olivia, whose ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, love triangle, couples, law enforcement, dishonesty, heroes, deadly, crime, false accusation, legal, courtroom drama, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 155
The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, life is a bitch, mystery, legal investigation, who done it, rivalry, righting the wronged, legal, false accusation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment turns the wrong way and blackmailers die one by one. Is Johnny the next on the list?
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, murder, car accident, dead woman, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, crime gone awry, alcohol abuse, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 161
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, danger, crimes, psychopath, dangerous attraction, deadly, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 669
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, crime, who done it, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, mind game, fall in love, life is a bitch, crimes, tough law enforcer, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 570
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, betrayal, sex, blackmail, legal investigation, who done it, crime, crimes, cons and scams, power relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 4.0
 469
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, sexual
Plot: bodyguard, photographer, legal investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, reluctant partners, crime, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, who done it, dangerous attraction, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: media, journalism, police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, investigation, race against time, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 108
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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, manipulations, who done it, protagonist as suspect, crime, couple relations, crimes, legal investigation, mystery, mind game, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police inspector, questioning, new year's eve, crime, life is a bitch, rivalry, mind game, injustice, battles, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jake DeMitro cannot maintain his relationship with his girlfriend Kelly Francini or concentrate on his prestigious position with the Prosecutor's Office. He suffers from an obsessive-compulsive personality and fights on a regular basis with his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, rivalry, school, parallel world, introspection, moral dilemma, legal, life turned upside down, power relations, amateur detective, injustice, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.
Style: tense, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, legal, private detective, amateur detective, uncover truth, manipulations, estate, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 570
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, hit and run, investigation, life turned upside down, deadly, law enforcement, disorder, private detective, crime, uncover truth, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 754
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: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: danger, swat, animal life, law enforcement, obsessive quest, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, vengeance, amateur detective, mind game, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, africa, san francisco, alaska, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 891
Roseanna (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American girl is found dead in Gota Kanal, Swedens largest channel. Since there are hardly any clues or evidence at all it seems as if the murder cant be solved. Martin Beck and his men are assigned to the case. Soon they find a likely ...
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, canal, who done it, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, interpol, crime, mystery, danger, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, coma, alcohol abuse, police detective, private detective, crime, crimes, partners against crime, corrupt law enforcer, haunted by the past, investigation, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, legal, dishonesty, who done it, legal action, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: frame up, crime, legal investigation, crimes, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, state affairs, life is a bitch, computers and web, who done it, dedicated lawyer, bribery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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