Movies like Painted Lady

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Painted Lady (1997)
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Painted Lady (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 204 min.
Story: From the Irish countryside to London to New York and back again, Maggie reenters the world as a countess and shady art dealer. With her panache and charisma, she finds more than an auction, a rekindled interracial love affair, helpful relatives and a painting of great price. She finds more than she bargained for in the labyrinth and milieu of stolen art.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crimes, heist, vengeance, crime, mystery, working undercover, artists and showbiz, dealer, social differences, haunted by the past, society, dishonesty, criminal heroes, hidden identity, undercover, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, social relations, art, theft, interracial relations, singer, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, england, ireland, london, usa, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, mystery, crime, investigation and amateur detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Painted Lady: Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995), Sushi Girl (2012), The Wannabe (2015), Body Count (1998), Accused at 17 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From IMDB: A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: retirement home, serial killer, murder, false accusation, kidnapping, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, deadly, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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95%
Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, conspiracy, who done it, uncover truth, suburbs, dishonesty, law enforcement, police detective, police investigation, crime, politics, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Sushi Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, gangsters, retribution, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Wannabe (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on true events, The Wannabe, a story about Thomas, a man obsessed with Mafia culture during the 1990s in New York City. When Thomas’s failed attempts to fix the trial of infamous mobster John Gotti gets him rejected by the people he ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: mafia, deadly, murder, uncover truth, wannabe, society, mystery, investigation, crime family, politics, prison
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, neo noir, criminal heroes, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, law enforcement, partners, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, law enforcement, mystery, prank, disorder, friendship, police investigation, friends, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, murder, riddles and clues, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, poison
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, detective series
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, career, suspicion, haunted by the past, murder, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: psychologist, media circus, abortion, police brutality, murder, child killer, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, crime, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Young Americans (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Experienced New York Police Detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town, an American.With the help of a young teen wronged by gangsters, Harris ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, police, police officer, master criminal, deadly, police corruption, nightclub, society, police investigation, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, new york, england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, deadly, journalism, riddles and clues, amateur detective, law enforcement, supernatural ability, murder investigation, pub, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, society, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', she makes herself the prime suspect ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, riddles and clues, who done it, dishonesty, amateur detective, artists and showbiz, legal, actor's life, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, partners against crime, mind game, private detective, partners, friends, amateur detective, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, who done it, uncover truth, clergy, investigation, mystery, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Riddle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Holly & Nathan Teller live in a small town in Pennsylvania. Holly is on the cheerleading team and has a close relationship with her younger brother Nathan, who is subjected to bullying at school. Nathan is taken for a car ride one day by ...
Style: serious, disturbing, mind bending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, small town, uncover truth, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, riddles and clues, college, social relations, secret place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: private detective, manhunt, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Infatuated with the idea of becoming rich, college student Jonathan Corliss secretly dates Dorothy Carlsson to gain the approval of her wealthy father. When Dorothy tells Jonathan that she is pregnant and that her father will deny her inheritance if ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, stylized ...
Plot: neo noir, obsession, murder, twins, danger, deadly, cons and scams, dishonesty, blind ambition, crimes, investigation, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But after the ceremony the uncle of the bride is dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry Mason.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, amateur detective, crime, courtroom drama, investigation, hotshot lawyer, deadly, mystery, murder, legal, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: amateur detective, estate, murder, riddles and clues, investigation, crime, deadly, crimes, witnessing a crime, mystery, a vision, haunted by the past ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: mind game, mystery, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, psychopath, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, mystery, miss marple, murder mystery, artists and showbiz, investigation, deadly, amateur detective, beach, poisoning, who done it, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Shock Treatment (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, shock treatment, doctors and patients, confined, life is a bitch, danger, amateur detective, dishonesty, hidden identity, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Man from Reno (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mysterious character, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, neo-noir, neo noir, writer's life, love affair, small town, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, year 2008
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, heist, frame up, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, deadly, who done it, partners against crime, crime, mystery, miss marple, murder investigation ...
Time: year 1957, 1950s, 50s
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ties That Bind (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hope finds herself leaving the comfort of her suburban life for New York City in order to settle the affairs of her best friend Rachel who has just been murdered. Little does she know that she is being sucked into a vortex of intrigue, where nothing ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, intrigue, mystery, danger, crimes, rivalry, amateur detective, criminal, dishonesty, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%