Movies like The Keeper of Lost Causes

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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
 7.2
 24K
The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Original name: Kvinden i buret
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing woman, Merete. Soon Carl and Assad are on a journey through Scandinavia's darkest corners to find a psychopathic killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: missing person, police investigation, police detective, cold case, uncover truth, partners, partners against crime, disappearance, crime, false identity, brother sister relationship, under the surface, crimes, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, female politician, teenager, female nudity, sex scene, torture, muslim, politician, teenage girl, coffee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark

Most similar movies to The Keeper of Lost Causes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, murder, crime, police detective and deadly mostly in Crime, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Keeper of Lost Causes: The Absent One (2014), A Conspiracy of Faith (2016), The Purity of Vengeance (2018), The Bridge (2011), 100 Code (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, police investigation, boarding school, murder, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: child abduction, cold case, police investigation, police, missing child, letter, depression, religion, brother brother relationship, religious faith, farm, police protagonist ...
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In an older apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery: behind a fake wall they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, melancholic, bleak
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: partners, murder, investigation, danger, medical experiment, undercover, mockery, cold case, abused woman, dealing with the past
Time: 21st century, 1960s, 60s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 8.6
 54K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, mind game, police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, forensics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 7.4
 3K
100 Code (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: New York, USA. Stockholm, Sweden. Over the past twelve months young, blonde, blue-eyed women have been found dead in a meadow where Asphodel flowers grow. New York Detective Tommy Conley gets a special dispensation from the NYPD to go observe and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, partners against crime, serial killer, murder, crimes, law enforcement, father daughter relationship, partners, psychopath, uncover truth, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 23K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, rape, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, crimes, family problems, deadly, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, afghanistan, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.6
 5K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, forensics, crime, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, small town, police, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 7K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, survival, investigation, danger, track down, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, mystery, deadly, haunted by the past, secret past, world war two, murder, intrigue, dishonesty, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 29K
Marshland (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, partners, kidnapping, crimes, investigation, disappearance, partners against crime, woman in danger, murder, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 2K
Witnesses (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
Story: A young female detective is put in charge of a case and must delve into her partner's mysterious past in order to solve it.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, crime, who done it, village, under the surface, grave robbing, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, murderous pair, serial killer, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, crime, strangulation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Texas Killing Fields (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, partners, crime, uncover truth, life is a bitch, partners against crime, crimes, missing person, law enforcement, street kid, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, loss of child, couple relations, life is a bitch, law enforcement, police detective, interrogation, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 659
R.I.F. (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A policeman takes his family on a holiday, and after almost hitting a wild hog, the car won't start. They get hike with a guy scrutinizing his pretty wife. Shortly after, she disappears.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, crimes, police investigation, on the run, mystery, chase, police detective, missing wife, graphic violence, crime, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Those Who Kill (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Those Who Kill is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark, but has aired as five feature ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, forensics, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, female protagonist, short lived, profiler, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, murderous pair, deadly, family problems, police investigation, vengeance, uncover truth, life is a bitch, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, missing person, woman in danger, police detective, missing child, infidelity, vengeance, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 663
Rainbow Eyes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Officers Kyung-yoon CHO and Eun-joo PARK are on the hunt a killer following duo of ghastly murders. The victims carry a common military past, and the secret of their past must be unraveled to find the killer.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, vengeance, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, police investigation, crimes, danger, who done it, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 30K
Hunting Season (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, generation gap, who done it, crimes, partners, law enforcement, temperamental, family tradition, rookie, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 539
Case Sensitive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Geraldine Bretherick and her 5-year-old daughter Lucy are found dead in the bathroom of their luxury home, the case divides new DS Charlie Zailer and her DC Simon Waterhouse. Is it a murder-suicide or something even more sinister, and how ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement, partners, assassination plot, danger, strong female presence, crime, crime investigation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.4
 549
Ice Blues (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This new installment in the popular and critically-acclaimed Donald Strachey Mystery series finds America’s favorite gay private investigator, Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), taking on the most complicated case of his career. After his long-time ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: private investigator, law firm, law enforcement, partners, danger, investigation, private detective, uncover truth, race against time, gender, dishonesty, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 194
Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, murder, crimes, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 345
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, police corruption, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 9.0
 476K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, clever, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, police detective, crimes, partners, investigation, partners against crime, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 98
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, mind game, danger, rivalry, riddles and clues, crimes, who done it, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Borkmann's Point (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Van Veeteren finds retiring from the police force is easier said than done when two decapitated bodies are found in quick succession. The matching MO in the two grisly murders brings the investigation teams of Maardam and Kaalbringen together - a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crime, partners against crime, crimes, private detective, serial killer, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, partners, deadly, murder, police procedural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, deadly, partners, law enforcement, crime, crimes, missing person, crime investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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