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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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, kindergarten

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, crime, murder, law enforcement, investigation and dishonesty 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, private investigator, robbery, private detective, danger, heist, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, woman in danger, crimes ...
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious
Plot: private investigator, prostitute, murder, woman in danger, private detective, danger, investigation, police investigation, mystery, crime, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, danger, crimes, serial killer, investigation, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, woman in danger, private detective, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense
Plot: hit and run, suicidal, extortion, police, violence, who done it, crime, mystery, computer system, corporate crimes, riddles and clues, 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: serious, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: mystery, who done it, crime, race against time, private detective, danger, youth, chases and races, uncover truth, murder, deadly, law enforcement ...
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, danger, woman in danger, private vs public, assassination attempt, dishonesty, rally, deadly, political intrigue, political conspiracy, society, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: investigation, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, militant, intrigue, private detective, mystery, crimes, arms dealing, vengeance
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, mind bending, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: wrongfully committed, rivalry, homecoming, frame up, murder, dishonesty, crime, blind ambition, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, private detective, amateur detective, estate, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, false accusation, legal, investigation, military, amateur detective, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime, working undercover, deadly, chase, duty, drugs, criminal, police, politician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, mystery, price of justice, chases and races, life is a bitch, false accusation, righting the wronged, spouse killer, woman in danger, danger, amateur detective ...
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: dishonesty, false accusation, estate, media, journalism, investigation, police investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, deadly, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 93
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: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, deadly, intrigue, danger, rivalry, righting the wronged, law enforcement, crime, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, injustice, police inspector, questioning, mystery, suspect, child murder, rape ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: love triangle, murder, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, who done it, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, mystery, betrayal, prostitute, crime gone awry, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 158
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, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, protagonist as suspect, who done it, dealing with death, life is a bitch, legal investigation, crime, false accusation, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.0
 480
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, tense, sexual, realistic
Plot: bodyguard, photographer, crimes, police investigation, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.6
 163
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, crimes, danger, serial killer, dishonesty, psychopath, dangerous attraction, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: race against time, crimes, crime, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, journalism, police investigation, investigation, media, tabloid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 573
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: erotic, rough, serious, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, betrayal, sex, blackmail, infidelity, legal, cons and scams, crimes, legal investigation, power relations, private detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mind game, criminal psychologist, family problems, dishonesty, deadly, couples, law enforcement, single parent, investigation, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 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: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: mind game, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, crime, who done it, crimes, mystery, riddles and clues, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.1
 675
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, tense, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mind game, investigation, tough law enforcer, rivalry, crime, police corruption, law enforcement, gang, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, rivalry, school, moral dilemma, introspection, courtroom drama, injustice, parallel world, life turned upside down, power relations, legal, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, murder, fighting the system, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, amateur detective, mystery, teenage life, price of justice, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 576
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hit and run, murder, life turned upside down, deadly, disorder, law enforcement, investigation, private detective, mystery, crime, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 756
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: reluctant partners, lone wolves, crime, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, chases and races, mystery, who done it, danger, haunted by the past, mind game, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, alaska, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.9
 382
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, who done it, reluctant partners, police investigation, law enforcement, female detective, dishonesty, deadly, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 930
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: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious
Plot: murder, canal, crimes, mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, crime, interpol, danger, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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