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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
 6.5
 21K
Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
Original name: Vidocq
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death and takes the investigation on...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized, scary, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: investigation, steampunk, serial killer, who done it, crimes, alchemy, uncover truth, vengeance, danger, virgin, immortality, murder, law enforcement, mystery, criminal, delinquent, eternal youth, mirror, throat slitting, virginity, female nudity, brothel, revolution, alchemist, supernatural power ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, paris france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement and mystery mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq: The Crimson Rivers (2000), The Raven (2012), Blood Rain (2005), Curse of the Zodiac (2007), Empire of the Wolves (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
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The Raven (2012)
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Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
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Time: 19th century
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Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy) star in the riveting action-packed sequel to Crimson Rivers. No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher ...
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Blood Rain (2005)
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
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Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
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Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
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Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
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American Crime (2004)
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
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Pendulum (2001)
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.6
 644
1st to Die (2003)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Sky High (2003)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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