Movies and TV shows like The Sculptress 1996

If you like "The Sculptress" you are looking for suspenseful, serious and bleak movies or TV shows about / with prison, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, crime, injustice and mystery themes of Crime, Drama and Mystery genre shot in UK.
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.
Save
this
list

to
The Sculptress (1996)
 7.3
 297
The Sculptress
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, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, crime, injustice, mystery, righting the wronged, crimes, innocence, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder, journalism, courtroom drama, death in the family, frame up, accused of murder, prison life, confined, hopes, legal, family problems, life sentence, murder of sister ...
Time: 90s
The list contains the best and most popular movies with the same themes ordered by rating. Click "View All" button to show all items.
Prime Suspect 2
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
UK, USA
203 min.
 8.2
Prime Suspect
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
207 min.
 8.4
Choose a movie to watch from relevant lists of films. Click "View All" button to show all collections.

Most similar movies to The Sculptress

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Sculptress: A Letter from Death Row (1998), Deadlocked (2000), The Innocent Sleep (1996), Prime Suspect 2 (1992), Letters from a Killer (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Next update in:
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:
A Letter from Death Row
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, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, prison, death row, mystery, false accusation, frame up, prison life, who done it, wrongfully committed, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   88%
 
 6.0
 313
Deadlocked
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, hostages, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   83%
 
Movie in collections
The Innocent Sleep
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the 1982 Roberto Calvi Affair in which an Italian banker was found hanging from a bridge across the River Thames, the story follows Alan, a man from Northern England who is homeless after the loss of his wife and job. One night while ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, mystery, murder, false accusation, witness, reporter, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   81%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster
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, mind bending, realistic
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, mystery, gangsters, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   68%
 
Prime Suspect 2
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, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, partners against crime, mystery, private detective, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, legal investigation, investigation, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   59%
 
Letters from a Killer
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, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, manhunt, false accusation, on the run, murder, courtroom drama, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
Shot in the Heart
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, bleak, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crime, redemption, sexual abuse, prison, death row, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, haunted by the past, price of justice, prison life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   63%
 
Movie in collections
bleak movies
bleak
4583
crime movies
crime
5453
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, investigation, mind game, obsession, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, dangerous attraction, alibi, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
 5.9
 711
Complicity
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: journalism, protagonist as suspect, gory, serial killer, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, murder, false accusation, frame up, political corruption, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine
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, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, serial killer, mystery, track down, murder, false accusation, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   63%
 
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nine years on, another Morley child has gone missing on her way home from school. Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson is forced to remember the very similar disappearance of Clare Kemplay, who was found dead in 1974, and the subsequent ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, serious, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, police corruption, corruption, torture, brutality, violence, investigation, police investigation, organized crime, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
The Star Chamber
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Plot: crime, vigilantism, murder, serial killer, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, courtroom, hitman, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
 7.3
 118K
The Negotiator
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, conspiracy, corruption, police corruption, murder, crime, revenge, gunfight, assassination, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
Movie in collections
Prime Suspect
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, bleak, realistic, intense ...
Plot: murder, crime, serial killer, mystery, police investigation, obsession, investigation, police, guilt, partners against crime, sexism, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 5.3
 263
Marked Man
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, prison, on the run, crime, death row, false accusation, frame up, hunted, prison life, wrongfully committed, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, police corruption, murder, mystery, torture, neo noir, corruption, police investigation, political corruption, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, prison, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, wrongfully committed, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
 7.9
 738
Fatal Vision
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, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, mystery, investigation, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, true crime, death row, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
Movie in collections
tense movies
tense
5251
 6.6
 28K
True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, talky, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crime, death penalty, death row, murder, lawyer, prison, journalism, police investigation, death, race against time, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
 5.8
 33K
The Paperboy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: sexual, stylized, serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, prison, obsession, crime, journalism, violence, pornography, death row, sex, death, murder, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness
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, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, mind game, uncover truth, who done it, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, uncover truth, crime, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, conspiracy, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
Under Suspicion
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, neo noir, deadly, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, mystery, legal, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
Movie in collections
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery, crime, revenge, prison, police, rape, investigation, manipulation, neo noir, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
To Catch a Killer
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, crime, master criminal, small town, special agents, investigation, mind game, murder, psychopath, courtroom drama, sadist ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
 6.1
 17K
Devil's Knot
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, police investigation, crime, murder, courtroom, private detective, lawyer, murder mystery, pornography, justice, courtroom drama, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: arkansas, memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
Resurrection Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: tense, serious, bloody, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, violence, serial killer, brutality, crime, investigation, splatter, blood, journalism, hip hop, visceral, storytelling ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Remake of a 1956 Fritz Lang film in which a novelist's investigation of a dirty district attorney leads to a setup within the courtroom.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, journalism, courtroom drama, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 

Choose "a movie to watch" by trailers from related films

Watch trailers from related movies and select your next film!
We'll Meet Again
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, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, false accusation, mystery, woman in danger, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
Double Jeopardy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, betrayal, prison, vengeance, murder, lawyer, chase, revenge, courtroom, internet, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, san francisco, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
Next update in:
Subscribe for new and better recommendations:

TOP 5 movies for each basic tag

prison
prison movies
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
9.3
The Experiment 2010
6.4
Wentworth Prison 2013
8.7
Death Race 2008
6.4
Law Abiding Citizen 2009
7.4
View all
investigation
investigation movies
Sherlock 2010
9.2
Changeling 2008
7.8
The Nice Guys 2016
7.4
The Silence of the Lambs 1991
8.6
Gone Girl 2014
8.1
View all
uncover truth
uncover truth movies
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
Before I Go to Sleep 2014
6.3
Lie to Me 2009
8.0
Changeling 2008
7.8
Mulholland Drive 2001
8.0
View all
false accusation
false accusation movies
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
9.3
The Green Mile 1999
8.5
Atonement 2007
7.8
Papillon 1973
8.0
The Girl on the Train 2016
6.5
View all
crime
crime movies
Criminal Minds 2005
8.1
Hannibal 2013
8.6
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998
8.2
Sin City 2005
8.0
Copycat 1995
6.6
View all
suspenseful
suspenseful movies
Shutter Island 2010
8.1
The Game 1997
7.8
Frozen 2010
6.2
CSI: NY 2004
7.0
Killing Me Softly 2002
5.5
View all
serious
serious movies
Parker 2013
6.2
Orphan Black 2013
8.3
Sons of Anarchy 2008
8.6
Under the Dome 2013
6.7
Homefront 2013
6.5
View all
injustice
injustice movies
Atonement 2007
7.8
Dark Night of the Scarecrow 1981
6.9
Gattaca 1997
7.8
Two Days, One Night 2014
7.4
To Kill a Mockingbird 1962
8.3
View all