Movies and TV shows like The Sculptress

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The Sculptress (1996)
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The Sculptress (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, investigation, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, prison life, frame up, journalism, injustice, legal, family problems, false accusation, confined, courtroom drama, life sentence, dishonesty, death in the family, hopes, uncover truth, righting the wronged, accused of murder, murderer ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Sculptress

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, life is a bitch and uncover truth mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Sculptress: Criminal Justice (2008), The Wide Net (2000), El marginal (2016), A Letter from Death Row (1998), Shot in the Heart (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Criminal Justice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 584 min.
TV show
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, bleak, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, legal investigation, confined, prison life, accused of murder, legal, crimes, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyers and clients, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Wide Net (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish miniseries based upon the novel of the same name by HÃ¥kan Nesser.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, courtroom, prison, wrongful conviction, fictional country, custody, flashback ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe
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89%
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El marginal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: prison, pastor, justice, investigation, dishonesty, violence, murder, prison life, vengeance, life is a bitch, friendship, chase ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: tense, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: death row, murder, injustice, escape, false accusation, prison, who done it, wrongfully committed, destiny, frame up, riddles and clues, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: murder, death row, courtroom drama, dysfunctional family, prison, prison life, tragic hero, parents and children, mormon, redemption, haunted by the past, price of justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, mystery, false accusation, riddles and clues, police investigation, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, race against time, track down, serial murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, who done it, death row, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, legal, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, forensics, crimes, murder, small town, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, righting the wronged, power relations, legal action, life is a bitch, investigation, gangsters, legal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, conspiracy, law enforcer killer, witnessing a crime, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, murder, vigilantism, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, revenge, vigilante, battered wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stalking, murder, false accusation, death row, prison, best friends, law enforcement, womanizer, rivalry, manhunt, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 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, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Innocent (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After seven years in a high security prison, David Collins' conviction for the murder of his wife, Tara, is overturned due to a technicality, or as his lawyer puts it, an appalling miscarriage of justice. Able to start his life again and begin ...
Style: intense, suspense, serious, realistic
Plot: death of wife, murder, wrongful conviction, mystery, ex convict, prison, police, freedom, father son relationship, released from prison, investigation, loyalty ...
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Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, murder, life is a bitch, policewoman, husband wife relationship, murder of husband, police officer killed, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: museum, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, mind game, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, who done it, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, protagonist as suspect, suspicion, police detective, murder, police investigation, massacre ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Prime Suspect (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
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, murder, police investigation, police detective, policewoman, police station, female detective, crimes, mystery, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, haunted by the past, mystery, uncover truth, intrigue, law enforcement, death, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, stranger, mystery, uncover truth, whistleblower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 203 min.
TV show
Story: DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: interracial sex, murder, policewoman, interracial relations, investigation, police detective, army investigation, amateur detective, legal investigation, uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Follow the Money (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corporate crime, corporate crimes, price of justice, uncover truth, cons and scams, dishonesty, legal investigation, investigation, hopes, legal, greed, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police detective, partners, partners against crime, police, police protagonist, black cast, undercover cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Slam Dance (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, betrayal, law enforcement, injustice, manipulation, frame up, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Family Matters (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In 13 episodes, the series of fiction "Family Issues" portrays the life of Peter, a family court judge that you will find that there is a very common routine. He has a troubled past - his mother still abandoned child - and still carries ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: uncover truth, legal, rivalry, courtroom, courtroom drama, injustice, introspection, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, family problems, judge, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, riddles and clues, mystery, private detective, amateur detective, investigation, who done it, clergy, society, law enforcement, crimes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, crime investigation, missing person, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, murder investigation, investigation, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: legal, hostage, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, injustice, hotshot lawyer, society, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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54%