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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, mind bending
Plot: writer's life, uncover truth, murder, journalism, rivalry, who done it, mind game, partners, artists and showbiz, reluctant partners, twists and turns, media, sex scene, duel, cousin cousin relationship, englishman, deadly, gun duel, mystery, crimes
Time: 19th century
Place: portugal, malta

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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 deadly, murder, law enforcement, who done it, mind game, danger and investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mystery of Sintra: 1st to Die (2003), Try to Remember (2004), The Shadow in the North (2007), Fissure (2008), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 705
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, dark
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, who done it, track down, master criminal, partners against crime, wedding, psychopath, fall in love, terminal illness, reluctant partners ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, manhunt, psychopath, police investigation, law enforcement, mind game, murder, rivalry, vengeance, friendship, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, victorian england, detective agency, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, investigation, partners against crime, mind game, dishonesty, partners, amateur detective, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1870s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.3
 131
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, uncover truth, police investigation, rivalry, who done it, riddles and clues, suspense, time travel, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, murder, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, who done it, police investigation ...
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Murder at the Presidio (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the only homicide committed on the famed San Francisco Military base. A military Criminal Investigations Officer goes beyond his orders to get to the facts behind what appears to be a robbery-motivated killing. What he ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: military life, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, military, haunted by the past, who done it, military base, against the rules, fighting the system, law enforcement, murder ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Fog and Night (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fog and the Night is the search of an investigator who has lost his confidence in his organization and whose happy"family father" order has been disrupted by his young lover.And introverted man due to his profession , not a big talker or ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, who to trust, society, dishonesty, rivalry, life is a bitch, law enforcement, friendship, rebellion, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, murder, manipulation, photojournalist, farm, couples, uncover truth, dishonesty, journalism, mind game, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mysterious character, uncover truth, mind game, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, psychopath, who done it, protagonist as suspect ...
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.9
 2K
Deadline (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, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, female reporter, media, bomb, journalism, female protagonist, murder, mysticism, reporter, psychopath, newspaper, bombing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 9K
Poker Night (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job - their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, twisted, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, abduction, confined, missing person, police detective, poker game, kidnapping, isolation, twists and turns, serial killer, gambling ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sexy, erotic, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, artists and showbiz, writer's life, missing person, suspense, uncover truth, sex scene, writers, disappearance, police, danger
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, disability, psychopath, investigation, uncover truth, mind game, who done it, law enforcement, amateur detective, obsession, dangerous attraction, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, scary, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, stalking, uncover truth, mind game, investigation, who done it, law enforcement, media, journalism, protagonist as suspect ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.6
 218
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, stalker, prostitute, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, who done it ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Seven Dials Mystery (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When two mysterious deaths mar an otherwise pleasant weekend in the English countryside, unflappable flapper Lady Eileen Brent (Cheryl Campbell) teams up with the dashing Jimmy Thesinger (James Warwick) to solve the dastardly deeds. Their sleuthing ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Plot: mysticism, estate, murder mystery, conspiracy, countryside, riddles and clues, who done it, murder, amateur detective, private detective, espionage, partners against crime ...
Time: 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, mind bending, serious
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, paranoia, mentally unstable, investigation, hospital, murder, doctors and patients, mind game, obsession, losing-it hero, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, journalism, investigation, mind game, amateur detective, killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: found footage, murder, partners against crime, family problems, vengeance, police investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crime scene, dishonesty, track down, partners ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mistaken identity, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder, missing person, life is a bitch, dishonesty, murder investigation, double life, missing father, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sherlock: Case of Evil (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: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, serial killer, murder, drug dealing, riddles and clues, mind game, private detective, investigation, obsessive quest, ego clash, rivalry, chase ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, law enforcement, false accusation, estate, dishonesty, multiple suspects, who done it, writers, suspense, mysticism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation.
Style: neo noir, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, stalking, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, obsession, twists and turns, writers, murder, manipulation, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.3
 24K
Loft (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Five close friends, all of them married, share a loft to meet their mistresses. One day they find the body of a young woman in the loft. Since there are only five keys to the loft, the five men begin to suspect each other of murder.
Style: psychological, cynical, realistic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: uncover truth, twists and turns, mistress, investigation, betrayal, adultery, surveillance, infidelity, murder, architect, friendship, multiple suspects ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 1K
Bestseller (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hee-soo has been a bestselling author for the past 20 years. But her reputation and fame are all butchered overnight when she is accused of plagiarizing a competition entry that she juried. She falls into despair for 2 years, but with the help of ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: uncover truth, dishonesty, plagiarism, guilt, righting the wronged, writer's life, twists and turns, writers, ghost, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
 286
Countdown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of revenge for the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. However the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, obsession, terrorism, reluctant partners, police investigation, manhunt, special agents, track down, race against time, partners, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Murder in My House (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Before Lauren and her dad, Stran, even settle into their beautiful new house, she learns that it was once the site of a grisly homicide! When her pops, a former prosecutor, becomes obsessed with cracking the case, he's murdered. And it's ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: suspense, murder, riddles and clues, amateur detective, femme fatale, private detective, couples, who done it, police investigation, legal investigation, intrigue, starting over ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 182
The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, righting the wronged, injustice, social differences, who done it, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 552
At Risk (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "At Risk" introduces Win Garano (Sunjata), the rising star of the Massachusetts State Police, when D.A. Monique "Money" Lamont (MacDowell) sends him to Tennessee to investigate a cold case that took place more than 20 years ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: partners, police investigation, law enforcement, election campaign, murder, uncover truth, fighting crime, legal investigation, legal, who done it, district attorney, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tennessee, boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.
Style: natural horror, scary, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, undercover, investigation, private detective, ghost, swamp, animal attack, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%