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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, neo noir, mind bending, realistic
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, life is a bitch, child in peril, abduction, justice, suspense, private investigator, injustice, legal, stoners, rivalry, who done it, law enforcement, amateur detective, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, sex, rape, musician, cheating wife, police officer, twins, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway

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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 deadly, murder, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch and private detective mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Bitter Flowers: Varg Veum - Yours 'till Death (2008), Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008), Varg Veum - Fallen Angels (2008), Varg Veum: Woman in the Fridge (2008), Varg Veum - Buried Dogs (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Varg Veum - Yours 'till 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, realistic, neo noir, serious
Plot: private investigator, robbery, murder, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, woman in danger, new love, law enforcement, who done it, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, neo noir
Plot: private investigator, life is a bitch, woman in danger, prostitute, investigation, gangsters, law enforcement, private detective, murder, who done it, missing child, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Varg Veum - 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, serious, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, whodunit, murder, homicide detective, private detective, law enforcement, police detective, woman in danger, twists and turns, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: tense, captivating, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hit and run, police, investigation, murder, missing person, private detective, twists and turns, who done it, corporate crime, violence, suspense, extortion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: uncover truth, private detective, murder, law enforcement, investigation, race against time, life is a bitch, twists and turns, private investigator, graphic violence, youth, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, private detective, rivalry, intrigue, vengeance, dishonesty, militant, arms dealing, suspense, private investigator, graphic violence, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, hungary, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Varg Veum - The Dead Have It Easy (2012)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Varg Veum tries to help a scared girl lost in the woods at night, but he fails to avoid her death. What was this young asylum seeker fleeing from?
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, race against time, twists and turns, dishonesty, who done it, suspense, violence, private investigator, sexual abuse, conspiracy, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: political conspiracy, twists and turns, private detective, state affairs, political intrigue, assassination attempt, dishonesty, woman in danger, politics, lesbian, writers, private investigator ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
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, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, law enforcement, false accusation, estate, dishonesty, multiple suspects, who done it, writers, suspense, mysticism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, murder, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, who done it, police investigation ...
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Vares: Gambling Chip (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jussi Vares falls in love with a beautiful brunette - only to lose her in a horrible way. After dating Sole a few weeks, her body is found in a bird-watching tower. The investigations come to a standstill, until Vares promises to solve a mystery of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: hitman, private detective, love and romance, investigation, fall in love, law enforcement, murder investigation, private investigator, assassin, summer, police, missing person ...
Time: 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, investigation, society, legal, uncover truth, clergy, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ 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: neo noir, realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, murder, love triangle, couples, legal investigation, dishonesty, investigation, prostitute, betrayal, crime gone awry, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, haunted by the past, law enforcement, perfect crime, corrupt law enforcer, private detective, dishonesty, police detective, partners against crime, investigation, partners, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, neo noir, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, murder, uncover truth, investigation, tough law enforcer, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, murder, psychopath, female detective, police investigation, reluctant partners, who done it, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, psychological, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: legal, false accusation, investigation, frame up, uncover truth, police investigation, lovers reunited, testimony, haunted by the past, state affairs, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, vengeance, animal life, amateur detective, law enforcement, psychopath, obsessive quest, police investigation, gang ...
Place: san francisco, south africa, alaska, usa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Reflections (2008)
Genre: Crime, 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, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
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Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hypnotist (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hypnosis, murder, hospital, hypnotist, witnessing a crime, kidnapped boy, investigation, suspense, boy, psychologist, law enforcement, moral dilemma ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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25%
Pride & Loyalty (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: neo noir, buddy movie, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, erotic, controversial
Plot: murder, journalism, life is a bitch, media, law enforcement, minister, female nudity, suspense, politics, society, violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 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, serious, suspenseful, rough, mind bending ...
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Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%