Movies like Bitter Flowers

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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, life is a bitch, mystery, child in peril, abduction, justice, danger, crimes, injustice, crime, stoners, legal, amateur detective, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, sex, rape, vengeance, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway

Most similar movies to Bitter Flowers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, crime, murder, investigation, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Bitter Flowers: Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008), Yours Until Death (2008), Fallen Angels (2008), Varg Veum: Woman in the Fridge (2008), Varg Veum - Buried Dogs (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, danger, prostitute, murder, investigation, who done it, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, tense, twists and turns, realistic, serious
Plot: private investigator, murder, robbery, woman in danger, uncover truth, dishonesty, investigation, private detective, crimes, who done it, heist, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: whodunit, murder, crimes, serial killer, danger, investigation, police detective, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, private detective, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, realistic
Plot: danger, private detective, youth, race against time, investigation, who done it, uncover truth, kids in trouble, murder, law enforcement, chases and races, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense
Plot: hit and run, suicidal, extortion, violence, police, programmer, murder, missing person, who done it, riddles and clues, corporate crimes, private detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious
Plot: assassination attempt, woman in danger, society, immigrants, deadly, state affairs, mystery, crimes, crime, private detective, danger, political intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, arms dealing, rivalry, crimes, deadly, mystery, vengeance, private detective, intrigue, militant, dishonesty
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Mystery Woman (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A famous writer is found hanged in his office. At first, all police investigations conclude that it was suicide, but when Samantha Kinsey, owner of Seller 'Mystery Woman' starts his own investigation, he discovers that there is chance that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, betrayal, deadly, dishonesty, danger, murder, store, sabotage, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, police detective, private detective, danger, police investigation, investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, investigation, law enforcement, media, minister, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: investigation, murder, journalism, false accusation, crime, crimes, deadly, who done it, law enforcement, multiple suspects, estate, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: murder, danger, journalism, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, crime, family relations, husband wife relationship, media, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Kiss of Evil (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young college student is found stabbed to death,and private detective Vares life takes an interesting turn when the girls family asks him to investigate the case.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, private investigator, murder investigation, drinking, university, crime, hidden corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, serious, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, animal life, deadly, mystery, obsessive quest, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa, san francisco, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, investigation, police detective, private detective, partners against crime, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, partners, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ 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, tense, disturbing, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, injustice, police inspector, questioning, mystery, suspect, child murder, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, mind bending, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, deadly, mystery, amateur detective, woman in danger, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, legal, police detective, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
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Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
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Duration: 128 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Ladies Night (2005)
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25%
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Bloodlines (2005)
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Demons from Her Past (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, mind bending, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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