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A Private Affair (2002)
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A Private Affair (2002)
Original name: Une Affaire privée
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is attacked and injured by an anonymous assailant and becomes reluctant to continue his search. But when Rachel's body is found, Francois is drawn deeper into the investigation as he discovers the dead girl's secret life.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, cynical
Plot: missing person, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, obsession, mystery, deadly, murder, search, private detective, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, femme fatale, male objectification, bare breasts, pubic hair, butt naked, missing child
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france

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Most similar movies to A Private Affair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, investigation, mystery, dishonesty and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Private Affair: Farewell, My Lovely (1975), Hanging Offense (2003), Posers (2002), Dark Desire (2012), Marlowe (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: mystery, obsession, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, anniversary, insomnia, death of son, in the woods, gays and lesbians, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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54%
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Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four Hardcore party posers are suddenly facing an unknown killer when one of them disappears.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, friendship, femme fatale, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, female killer, suspicion, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Dark Desire (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man desperate to be connected to the people close to him resorts to devious measures to achieve that desire
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, crimes, investigation, love affair, uncover truth, couples, deadly, obsession, pursuit, chase, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Marlowe (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe ...
Style: tense, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, private detective, missing person, betrayal, femme fatale, gangsters, investigation, blackmail, intrigue, dishonesty, deadly, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Thesis on a Homicide (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Roberto is a specialist in Criminal Law whose life is thrown into chaos when he becomes convinced that Gonzalo, one of his best students, has committed a brutal murder right in front of the Faculty of Law. Determined to uncover the truth he begins a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, teachers and students, obsession, professor, police, suspicion of murder, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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43%
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Cortex (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trapped in an old folks home where people keep going missing, an ex-cop must overcome his Alzheimers to find out who is killing people in this jigsaw thriller.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, clinic, deadly, law enforcement, elderly, retirement home, alzheimer's disease, death, golden years, crime, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, murder, danger, death, riddles and clues, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, private detective, crimes, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Nanny's Secret (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the house is robbed and the nanny's brother is a suspect, she lies to protect him, but she then realizes he isn't the only one with a secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, investigation, deadly, crimes, nanny, dishonesty, heist, family relations, child in peril, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 13K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 1940s
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
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Deepwater (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, mystery, disorder, haunted by the past, criminal's revenge, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, murder, danger, dangerous attraction, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Monkey's Mask (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Monkey's Mask is a 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. It stars Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film ...
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: love affair, murder, uncover truth, investigation, femme fatale, manipulations, mystery, dangerous attraction, manipulation, couples, deadly, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Living with the Enemy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Smart, sexy Allison can't help but fall in love with Philip, a dashing software billionaire, and they quickly marry. But soon this new bride begins to think her hubby was involved in the mysterious death of his first wife. This suspicious ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, woman in danger, mystery, dangerous attraction, couples, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, couple relations, danger, computer system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, investigation, crimes, mystery, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: twists and turns, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hit and run, police, murder, missing person, investigation, private detective, mystery, crimes, who done it, corporate crimes, violence, refrigerator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.0
 992
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: haunted by the past, mystery, manhunt, private detective, murder, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, police procedural, crime, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, investigation, private detective, murder, conspiracy, stalking, psychopath, mystery, perversity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Cries in the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Carrie Macklin and her little sister Elle had always been the closest of friends. But when Elle goes missing after a run-in with a relocated sex offender, it is up to Carrie to find her little sister...who is nine months pregnant. Carrie ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, missing person, sex maniac, crimes, danger, infidelity, vengeance, missing child, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Hidden Child (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Erica's parents are killed in a traffic accident. She moves to Fjällbacka and discovers she has a brother.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: life is a bitch, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, secret past, murder, intrigue, dishonesty, against humanity, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Odds (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, investigation, murder, uncover truth, youth, crimes, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, amateur detective, suburbs, poker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, prostitute, danger, deadly, crimes, who done it, murder, law enforcement, private detective, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 266
Ties That Bind (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hope finds herself leaving the comfort of her suburban life for New York City in order to settle the affairs of her best friend Rachel who has just been murdered. Little does she know that she is being sucked into a vortex of intrigue, where nothing ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, intrigue, danger, mystery, rivalry, crimes, amateur detective, criminal, deadly, dishonesty, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 689
Storage (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, obsession, vigilantism, frame up, injustice, deadly, storage unit, investigation, danger, death of father, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, dishonesty, stalking, crimes, danger, lifestyle, deadly, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, geisha, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, crimes, deadly, investigation, dishonesty, drinking alcohol, drinking, university, murder investigation, private investigator, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 358
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, crime, deadly, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%