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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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: prison, innocence, murder, investigation, uncover truth, accused of murder, false accusation, crime, injustice, mystery, righting the wronged, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, journalism, courtroom drama, death in the family, frame up, prison life, confined, hopes, legal, family problems, life sentence, murder of sister ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch and mystery mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Sculptress: A Letter from Death Row (1998), Prime Suspect 2 (1992), Criminal Justice (2008), Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002), Letters from a Killer (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: death row, murder, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, prison, false accusation, mystery, frame up, prison life, who done it, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: murder, police detective, investigation, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, lover, private detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, prison life, confined, accused of murder, prison, mystery, legal, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, parents and children, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, mystery, track down, false accusation, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, serial killer, false accusation, murder, stalking, death row, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, crime, manhunt, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.4
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Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, manhunt, chases and races, escape, fbi, scheme, fighting the system, self sacrifice, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, custody, wrongful conviction, fictional country, psychiatric ward ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, realistic, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, sexism, police detective, police procedural, crime, mystery, innocence, police investigation, partners against crime, obsession, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, conspiracy, nuclear, cia, amateur detective, mystery, uncover truth, daughter, father, death, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, gangsters, mystery, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 37K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, island, disappearance, police investigation, time travel, manhunt, prison life, alcatraz, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.9
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, infidelity, pregnancy, dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, legal investigation, uncover truth, death row ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: talky, serious, bleak, realistic, tense ...
Plot: death row, murder, juvenile delinquency, crime, redemption, sexual abuse, prison, courtroom drama, false accusation, haunted by the past, price of justice, prison life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 313
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: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: courtroom, crime, dedicated lawyer, hostages, hotshot lawyer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wallander (2005)
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 60 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, witnessing a crime, mystery, deaf, police investigation, police corruption, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, detective series
Plot: amateur detective, crime, investigation, addiction, mystery, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 350
Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police detective, crime, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, who done it, multiple perspectives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: rough, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The film is the first known dramatisation of one of the most notorious killing sprees in British history and was made to mark the fortieth anniversary of Hindley and Brady's trial. It was made with the full backing of the victims' ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police investigation, crime, investigation, mind game, violence spree, mystery, courtroom drama, death row, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1963 ...
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 408K
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: clever, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.2
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Chiefs (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: small town, murder investigation, police chief, murder, racism, investigation, uncover truth, crime, interracial relations, mystery, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, crime, uncover truth, police, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, murder, life is a bitch, infidelity, murder of husband, widow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 270
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, hunted, chase, prison, on the run, death row, crime, false accusation, frame up, prison life, wrongfully committed, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, false accusation, mystery, woman in danger, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 2K
Prey (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Three-part crime thriller. When detective Marcus Farrow looks into a seemingly forgotten case, he has no idea of the chaos and heartache that will soon follow. He is found at the scene of a murder, and with all the evidence pointing towards him, he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, fugitives, urban, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, life turned upside down, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, manchester england
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