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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
 6.5
 20K
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: suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized, scary, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, virgin, who done it, serial killer, steampunk, crimes, uncover truth, danger, alchemy, mystery, delinquent, vengeance, law enforcement, revolution, supernatural power, eternal youth, murder, mirror, throat slitting, female nudity, brothel, immortality, virginity, crime, deadly ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and scary films with plots about deadly, crimes, crime, murder, investigation, mystery and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq: The Crimson Rivers (2000), The Raven (2012), The Name of the Rose (1986), Inspector Bellamy (2009), 3 Blind Mice (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, secret, investigation, crime, police detective, ritual, corpse, demon, nun, skinhead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, medical school
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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.
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Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
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 6.4
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The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, riddles and clues, track down, crimes, who done it, unconventional method, uncover truth, newspaper, blackmail, buried alive, deadline ...
Time: 19th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, uncover truth, danger, god or devil, execution, christianity, temptation, trial, amateur detective ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, crime, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, mysterious character, couple relations, siblings relations, murder, who done it, deadly ...
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Place: france, south of france
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3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, police investigation, false accusation, murder, voyeurism, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
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Time: 90s
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
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24%
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Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.5
 339
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Blood Rain (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This is a powerful period piece murder mystery about disgrace, conscience, and the impossibility of justice. In 1808 the imperial investigator Won-kyu arrives on the idyllic island Donghwa in order to investigate a grisly murder series. The ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, scary
Plot: investigation, murder, island, serial killer, gory, mystery, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, supernatural, bloodbath ...
Time: 19th century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.5
 950
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Rosary Murders (1987)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Duration: 180 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (John Mills) ponder cases in which the victims seem to have been scared to death.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Messenger of Death (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Room of Death (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: talky, surreal, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
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Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, resort, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.5
 35K
Whiteout (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good – in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 408
Papertrail (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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