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The Mystery of Sintra (2007)
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The Mystery of Sintra (2007)
Original name: O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1870. Two writers, Eça de Queiroz and Ramalho Ortigão, decide to write a four-handed whodunit for the daily "Diário de Notícias". Could it be that the story they wrote as fiction is based on a real case? This question fuels the conflict between the two writers and drives them to a nearly fatal duel. Lisbon is in commotion. One crime follows another in a story in which love is stronger than tradition. Everything happens at frenzied pace, as in a game.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending
Plot: writer's life, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, partners, journalism, artists and showbiz, murder, who done it, mind game, deadly, rivalry, reluctant partners, media, sex scene, duel, cousin cousin relationship, englishman, gun duel, malta
Time: 19th century
Place: portugal

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Most similar movies to The Mystery of Sintra

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, deadly, crime, uncover truth and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mystery of Sintra: Fissure (2008), The Shadow in the North (2007), Rear Window (1998), 1st to Die (2003), Skeletons in the Closet (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
78%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 644
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, mystery, deadly, who done it, murder, track down, partners against crime, master criminal, fall in love, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, uncover truth, deadly, single parent, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 924
Sherlock (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.
Style: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, drug dealing, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, mind game, private detective, investigation, mystery, rivalry, obsessive quest, partners against crime, ego clash ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rivalry, murder, serial killer, psychopath, mind game, deadly, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, investigation, amateur detective, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: memory loss, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, deadly, mystery, murder, mind game, life is a bitch, danger, master criminal, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, istanbul turkey, paris france, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, manhunt, serial killer, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, friendship, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, unlikely partners, deadly, partners, crimes, ex cop, amnesia, corpse, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Breaking Dawn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious
Plot: mental institution, paranoia, mental illness, mentally unstable, mystery, investigation, danger, crimes, deadly, doctors and patients, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Martin is a screenwriter, who finds himself in one of his own plays: A young woman is found dead in the Thames and no one really knows, what has happened to her.
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, artists and showbiz, crimes, writer's life, missing person, danger, uncover truth, sex scene, disappearance, writers, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, uncover truth, serial killer, legal, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
 967
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, stalking, deadly, mind game, crime, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, dangerous attraction, mind game, investigation, crime, crimes, serial killer, reluctant partners, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, law enforcement, woman in danger, amateur detective, danger, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mistaken identity, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, murder, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, missing person, danger, mentally unstable, police detective, psychopath, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Treacherous Beauties (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A female photographer hears that her brother has been shot dead at a horse rearing farm. She decides to go there herself and uncovers a murky conspiracy.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, crime, deadly, journalism, dishonesty, romance, murder, siblings relations, uncover truth, who done it, couples, breeding ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 2K
The Bomber (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Victoriastadium is totally destroyed in a bomb attack and Christina Furhage, head-responsible for the Olympic Games in Stockholm, dies with it. Why did someone destroy the stadium and why is Christina murdered? The police desperately seek for ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, media, crimes, danger, journalism, female reporter, murder, bomb, rivalry, deadly, contests and competitions, bombing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 672
Rainbow Eyes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Officers Kyung-yoon CHO and Eun-joo PARK are on the hunt a killer following duo of ghastly murders. The victims carry a common military past, and the secret of their past must be unraveled to find the killer.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, mind bending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, vengeance, danger, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Dead Man's Memories (2003)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, Portugal
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policeman lunching with his daughter is present when a dead body washes up on shore. He investigates, leading him down a twisted and muddled path of nefarious connections reflecting, somewhat, his own life.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, murder, betrayal, mystery, psychopath, riddles and clues, uncover truth, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portugal, austria, france, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 2K
Dirty Hands (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Saint Tropez. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the murder of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, uncover truth, mystery, betrayal, mind game, deadly, couples, manipulation, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, danger, mystery, who done it, suspicion, police investigation, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 344
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, uncover truth, police corruption, life is a bitch, investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, dangerous attraction, who done it, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Borkmann's Point (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Van Veeteren finds retiring from the police force is easier said than done when two decapitated bodies are found in quick succession. The matching MO in the two grisly murders brings the investigation teams of Maardam and Kaalbringen together - a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, partners, crimes, private detective, murder, deadly, decapitated body, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, private detective, society, partners, crimes, kidnapping, religions or cults, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 3K
Agatha (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In real life, mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in December 1926. To this day, no one knows the details of what she did during that time. The film gives a fictional account of Christie's time away, showing her as a woman ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, investigation, writer's life, murder, crimes, mystery, private detective, uncover truth, historical figure, electric chair, mystery writer ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Living with the Dead (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: supernatural ability, able to see the dead, uncover truth, mysterious character, ghost, life is a bitch, police investigation, mystery, psychopath, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 204
Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: police detective, missing person, mind game, investigation, murder, uncover truth, mystery, woman in danger, crimes, rivalry, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%