Movies like Zero Focus

If you like "Zero Focus" you are looking for neo noir movies about / with prostitute, police officer, police, newlyweds, arranged marriage, confession and death of husband themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in Japan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Zero Focus (1961)
 7.0
 602
Zero Focus (1961)
Original name: ゼロの焦点
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One week into newlywed Teiko Uhara's marriage, her husband, Kenichi, leaves on a short business trip and never returns. Teiko travels across Japan to search for him, and along the way discovers some surprising facts about her husband's past. With only a pair of old photographs among his belongings to go off of, Teiko tries to figure out what has happened to him.
Style: neo noir
Plot: prostitute, police officer, police, newlyweds, arranged marriage, confession, death of husband, secret, train travel, poisoning, flashback, vice squad, serial killer, cliff, cyanide, train ride, multiple murder

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Zero Focus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, police, police officer, investigation, prostitute, secret and flashback mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Zero Focus: Sleeping Waters (1992), School Day of the Dead (2000), The Criminal Who Stole a Crime (1969), City Under Siege (1974), A Fugitive from the Past (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sleeping Waters (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Whatever happened to my father?
Plot: murder, prostitute, family relations, swamp, servant, family secret, little sister, secret, brother sister relationship
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
School Day of the Dead (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Some students decide to set up a play written by one of their classmates, who has commited suicide. The play is based on a tragic and mysterious legend about a love affair between two teachers at the school long ago. Some girls then accidentally ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police, suicide, secret organization, school principal, forgery, theater
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Criminal Who Stole a Crime (1969)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Retired police captain tells a reporter about his latest action - carried on their own investigation into the mysterious death of the girl. Captain MO, Gray, conducts her own investigation into the death of Eve Salm, called Princess. She was a ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: senior citizen, court, murder, witness, interrogation, frame up, fake, investigation, courtroom, robbery, mysterious death, heart attack ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
City Under Siege (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A string of violent jewel robberies force Police Inspector Parrino to get rough with the city’s criminal scum. Things take a turn for the worse when he’s confronted with the murder of an prostitute.
Plot: police officer, police, suburbs, prostitution, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Movie in collections
A Fugitive from the Past (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Three robbers escape with loot from a heist before one of them shoots them; their corpses wash up near the aftermath of a maritime calamity, provoking a policeman's interest.
Plot: redemption, mistrust, murder, prostitute, poverty, shipwreck, arson, robbery, typhoon, nail
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Flag in the Mist (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan's top lawyer to defend her brother. Unfortunately ...
Plot: revenge, murder, court, flashback, lawyer, witness, class differences, baseball player, retribution, evidence, french restaurant, cigarette lighter
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tashiro (Keiju Kobayashi) coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto (Tatsuya Mihashi) in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead. Although Tashiro is not a suspect in the police investigation, he is ...
Plot: murder, confession, strangulation, strangled to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.2
 673
Naked Violence (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Some youngsters rape and kill their teacher; but they won't tell their motivation. The police detective on the case feels some sinister influence behind the young murderers.
Plot: rape, interrogation, teacher, murder, investigation, disciple, secret, jewelry, school teacher, police, gang rape, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Movie in collections
The Black Test Car (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two car manufacturers spy on each other to try to find out details and prices of a new sports car each is about to launch.
Style: neo noir
Plot: confession, crash, businessman, promotion, corporate crime, corporate greed, highway, war veteran, spy, police, fire, beach ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: lawyer, murder, courtroom, puzzle, school, courtroom drama, secret, justice, lie, judge, police, witness ...
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Midnight Invitation (1981)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Keiko Inagawa (Asami Kobayashi) pays a visit to neurologist Aizawa about her fiancé Tatsuo Tamura (Kaoru Kobayashi). A mysterious case involving the disappearance of Tatsuo’s three brothers, one after the other, is yet to be resolved and now ...
Plot: secret, pharmacy, drawing, disappearance, coincidence, airport, fiancee, picture
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 502
Heads or Tails (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since his wife died, Inspector Louis Baroni (Philippe Noiret) has become a virtual recluse, preferring the solitude of his quiet house to the company of others. His period of mournful contemplation is broken when he is called out to look into the ...
Plot: murder, sex, death, suspect, police, police officer, suspicion, police inspector, french, false accusation
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Castle of Sand (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Yoshitaro Nomura’s 1975 film of Seicho Matsumoto’s immensely popular detective story tells the tale of two detectives, Imanishi (Tetsuro Tamba) and Yoshimura (Kensaku Morita), tasked with tracking down the murderer of an old man, found ...
Plot: police investigation, class differences, murder investigation, post mortem, arrest, flashback, police, father son relationship, urban setting, writers, countryside, drifter ...
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 24K
Crooked House (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: servant, family secret, mansion, murder mystery, private detective, murder, investigation, whodunit, lady, secret, last will and testament, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, year 1957
Place: london, cairo egypt, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.4
 6
Triangulo (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The story of Mother and Daughter for a Husband and Stepfather who was killed by shotgun.
Plot: detective inspector, widow, brothel, stepfather, death of husband, rebellious daughter, boarding school, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, death of father, flashback, psychiatrist
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.4
 3K
Hammett (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "This is an entirely imaginary story about the writer Dashiell Hammett, who... in the words of one of his most gifted contemporaries... helped get murder out of the vicar's rose garden and back to the people who are really good at it. The ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: femme fatale, murder, private detective, investigation, prostitute, couples, vengeance, dangerous attraction, kidnapping, who done it, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Hunter's Diary (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Leaving his wife in Osaka, Honda leads a double life in Tokyo – after spending the day as an elite businessman, he flirts around in the evenings. He even rents a secret apartment where he keeps record of his girl hunts in his diary, the ...
Plot: diary, serial killer, voyeur, hotel, revenge, husband wife relationship, gay bar, foreigner, mole, pregnancy, womanizer, christmas eve ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 195
The Haven (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Police detective Jacques Laniel's life becomes a nightmare the day drive-by shootists gun down his partner Thomas Colin. His colleagues make matters worse by blaming him for the death, and after his wife leaves him, Laniel decides to quit the ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: killed during sex, private detective, car salesman, salesman, bulimia, pretending to be gay, police officer, guilt, investigation, partner, gay, patricide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 1K
Jigsaw (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and Hove but also further afield.
Style: noir, british noir
Plot: police, murder, car, police officer, real estate agent, traveling salesman, corpse, police investigation, salesman, investigation, seaside, small town ...
Place: brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Sparkling Cyanide (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Agatha Christie In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder, inheritance, suspicion of murder, undercover agent, high society, uncover truth, murder investigation, investigation, unsolved crime, secret, mystery, crime solving ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.0
 51
Detour (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A nightclub piano player (Tom Neal Jr.) hitchhikes to the West Coast and soon figures into two deaths.
Style: neo noir
Plot: hitchhiking, stolen identity, murder, femme fatale, arizona desert
Time: 1940s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.2
 3K
Hustle (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don't get any better when the dead girl's father ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitute, loss of daughter, beach, police, hostage, suicide, dangerous attraction, who done it, police investigation, partners against crime, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Dictator's Guns (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a prospective vessel, the "Dragoon", Cournot reports his ...
Plot: ex husband, police officer, police, sailor, diving, murder, sailboat, wound, captain, arms smuggling, underwater scene, seaplane
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
suicide movies
4715
death movies
14893
 6.3
 292
64: Part 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 1989 is the 64 Shouwa year in the Japanese calendar, thus the unsolved girl kidnapping-murder case is called "64(rokuyon)" that got up in this year in Criminal Investigation Department in the Prefectural Police Department. And 14 years ...
Plot: japanese girl, public relations, kidnapping, murder, pig, japanese police, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 21K
Lost Girls (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: missing person, serial killer, investigation, prostitute, mother daughter relationship, missing child, depression, disappearance, doctor, 911, search and rescue, mysterious disappearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Most Gentle Confessions (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Algeria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: hearing, murder, stealing a car, prison, police, police raid, confession, psychological manipulation, ex convict, psychological torture, burglary, circus ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Without Compassion (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Peru, Mexico, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lima, 1980s. Based upon Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.
Plot: punishment, landlady, murder, landlord, torment, police inspector, hate, priest, religion, catholic, double murder, college student ...
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 134
The Reason (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Four people are discovered brutally murdered in an up-scale high-rise apartment. All the victims appear to be family, but as the investigation deepens it is discovered that one of the victims isn't related to the family.
Style: semi documentary
Plot: eviction, escape, false accusation, media circus, witness, suspect, false identity, suicide, cafe, police investigation, on the run, typhoon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Grim Reaper (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they were there. One of them is the killer.
Style: serious, mind bending, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, investigation, police investigation, soldier, manipulation, who done it, rich and poor, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Quiet is the Night (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A psychological detective story about a police hunt for the murderer of young boys. The police comissioner ends up tracing the clues to his own home, where he has an adolescent son he has not been able to communicate with.
Style: neo noir
Plot: informant, irony of fate, death of protagonist, sadism, eavesdropping, little boy, teenage protagonist, painter, christmas dinner, corpse, deaf, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1920s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%