Movies and TV shows like The Sculptress 1996

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The Sculptress (1996)
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The Sculptress (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) begins to develop a relationship with Olive and is soon convinced of her innocence. With the help of restaurant owner and former policeman Hal Hawksley (Fulford), she sets out to prove it and undo what she sees as a miscarriage of justice. However, all is not what is seems.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: prison, murder, writers, innocence, crimes, investigation, confined, injustice, prison life, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, journalism, frame up, hopes, life sentence, legal, family problems, dishonesty, death in the family, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, righting the wronged, accused of murder ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery and life is a bitch mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Sculptress: Criminal Justice (2008), The Wide Net (2000), El marginal (2016), Wallander (2005), A Letter from Death Row (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: The worst thing Ben has ever done is, tonight, he takes his Dad's black cab out without his permission. But that's not why Ben ends the evening in a police cell. What looked to be a spontaneous evening of fun with a sexy stranger, Melanie, ...
Style: captivating, serious, bleak, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prison life, legal investigation, confined, accused of murder, crime, legal, crimes, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyers and clients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Swedish miniseries based upon the novel of the same name by Håkan Nesser.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, prison, courtroom, crime, high school, stabbing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe
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El marginal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An ex-cop entered a prison as convicted under a false identity in order to infiltrate within a group of prisoners that has just kidnapped the teenage daughter of an important national judge.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison, pastor, justice, investigation, danger, crimes, chase, dishonesty, friendship, violence, vengeance, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
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77%
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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, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, crimes, forensics, small town, medical examiner, seaside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: death row, murder, riddles and clues, false accusation, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, wrongfully committed, prison, prison life, who done it, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
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74%
Shot in the Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: AND YOU'RE TO BLAME! Honey, you give love a bad name. (The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.)
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, tense, talky ...
Plot: murder, death row, prison, courtroom drama, prison life, dysfunctional family, tragic hero, parents and children, mormon, deadly, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, deadly, false accusation, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, race against time, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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67%
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Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, pregnancy, infidelity, courtroom drama, law enforcement, investigation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dedicated lawyer, deadly, legal investigation, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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64%
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We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, amateur detective, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, crimes, riddles and clues, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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64%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, legal action, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crime, power relations, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: 'Black Work' is the story of Jo Gillespie, a woman who's husband is shot dead in the line of action, in his job as a undercover cop. Jo, a police officer herself soon has to confront issues in her marriage and family life in order to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, undercover, murder, law enforcement, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, policewoman, female police officer, husband wife relationship, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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63%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, crimes, false accusation, mystery, murder, deadly, police detective, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
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62%
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, vigilantism, murder, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, murder, death row, stalking, serial killer, on the run, manhunt, police investigation, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, law enforcement, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, uncover truth, who done it, murder, suspicion, police detective, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, bosnia herzegovina
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: museum, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, police detective, who done it, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
Story: A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexism, serial killer, policewoman, murder, police investigation, police detective, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Plot: pathologist, investigation, murder, uncover truth, intrigue, haunted by the past, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, danger, death, police investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland
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59%
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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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, rape, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, investigator, family problems, suspicion, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, afghanistan, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crimes, crime, murder investigation, forensics, mystery, life is a bitch, drinking problem, depression, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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58%
Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, policewoman, interracial relations, investigation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal, mystery, amateur detective, crime, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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Follow the Money (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposeses viewers into economic crimes complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legal investigation, dishonesty, legal, investigation, hopes, corporate crimes, cons and scams, price of justice, uncover truth, greed, police detective, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, murder, police detective, crimes, partners, mutilated body, urban, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, police detective, smuggling, road accident, life is a bitch, crimes, stranger, uncover truth, mystery, traffic accident, whistleblower, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: hostage, courtroom, legal, rebellion, uncover truth, false accusation, hostages, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, price of justice, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
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54%
Edge of Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, loss of daughter, nuclear, conspiracy, legal investigation, crimes, amateur detective, dishonesty, legal, double life, rules and policies, cover up ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, religions or cults, law enforcement, deadly, clergy, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: legal, false accusation, frame up, investigation, lovers reunited, testimony, uncover truth, police investigation, confined, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
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