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The Man Who Smiled (2003)
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The Man Who Smiled (2003)
Original name: Mannen som log
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 127 min.
TV show
Story: An old friend of Kurt Wallander, solicitor Sten Torstensson, visits him one day to tell him that his father has passed away close to Brösarp under peculiar circumstances. Kurt does not take his friend's worry seriously. Shortly after, the friend is found brutally murdered and Wallander realises too late that he was wrong. In the hunt for the killer Wallander finds a conspiracy of crimes that leads him to a company that handles transplantations of human organs. Behind the company he finds the image of a man. An elegant and self-confident man who writes his own rules. But who is he? Who gives himself the right to judge over other people? Whose morals decide what is right and wrong? Kurt Wallander is not one of them. In "The man who smiled" he gets himself into crossfire of immorality, betrayal, lies and everything else a man will do to be loved.
Plot: prostitute, police, death, murder, garden, police detective, organ transplant, police procedural

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and serious films and TV series with plots about murder, police, police procedural, crimes, police detective, deadly and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Man Who Smiled: One Step Behind (2005), The Fifth Woman (2002), 30 Cases of Major Zeman (1975), Sidetracked (2001), Goltuppen (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One Step Behind (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Shortly after police discovers the murder of three friends, police inspector Wallander finds his friend and colleague Svedberg dead. First, it is believed that Svedberg killed himself but Wallander soon discovers links between Svedberg, the three ...
Plot: voyeur, murder investigation, police, shot in the leg, jealousy, homosexual, police procedural, murder, police officer killed
Place: eastern europe
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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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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30 Cases of Major Zeman (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
TV show
Story: Thirty Cases of Major Zeman is a Czechoslovak action-drama television show intended as a political propaganda to support the official attitude of the communist party. The series were filmed in the 1970s. Each episode encompasses one year, and ...
Plot: political propaganda, investigation, police, police investigator, police detective, criminal, communist propaganda, death, police officer
Place: central europe
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Sidetracked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 161 min.
TV show
Story: It is autumn and the people in the otherwise peaceful small town Ystad settle down. But for Kurt Wallander broken idyll of a young woman burned to death in a cornfield. Soon after hitting a serial killer with a series of increasingly brutal murder. ...
Plot: police, dead boy, patricide, blood, murder, daughter, scalping, sea, traffic accident, summer house, motor scooter, car accident ...
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The Return of the Dancing Master (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: Former policeman is tortured and murdered and his friend and former colleauge investigates the case.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, small town, police, nazism, torture
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Goltuppen (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 225 min.
TV show
Story: A criminal in relapse is once again in prison. He wants to be reintegrated in society and build a future with his girlfriend. But first he wants revenge on the person who betrayed him - the rat rooster.
Plot: prostitute, criminal underworld, drunkard, murder, on the run, prison, police, prison escape, convict, financier, love, girlfriend
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In the Red (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually rather tipsy, radio reporter, about to be sacked for his habitual ...
Plot: murder, police detective, reporter, money, police, sex, radio, dominatrix, serial killer, sergeant, bank manager, satire ...
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Sea of Plastic (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Mar de plástico (Spanish: Sea of Plastic) is a Spanish crime drama television series produced by Boomerang TV for Atresmedia. It airs on Atresmedia's main channel Antena 3. The series focuses on the investigation of a murder in the fictional ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: murder, police, small village, village life, investigation, crimes, danger, police detective, murder mystery, uncover truth, death, village
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
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The Fire Engine That Disappeared (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A routine mission ends up in a flaming inferno when a house suddenly explodes. It looks like a spectacular suicide attempt but the technical investigation reveals unexpected evidence. Beck and his men are soon on the tracks of a narcotic syndicate...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, crime, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, chases and races, law enforcement, manhunt, ocean, chase, ocean or sea, exploding house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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41%
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Modus (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths, through which she meets detective Ingvar ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: religious fanaticism, murder, criminal psychologist, serial killer, winter, crimes, uncover truth, danger, family relations, investigation, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
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Place: england, europe, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Dogs of Riga (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A lifeboat floats ashore at the coast of Skåne. Inside are two dead men who who've been murdered. Policeman Kurt Wallander is assigned to the case. The men are identified with the help of the police in Latvia. One of their officers travel to ...
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Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crime, arms dealing, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, medical, police, shot in the head, police procedural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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38%
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Heads or Tails (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since his wife died, Inspector Louis Baroni (Philippe Noiret) has become a virtual recluse, preferring the solitude of his quiet house to the company of others. His period of mournful contemplation is broken when he is called out to look into the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stockholm Marathon (1994)
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Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Rosa Roth (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
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Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American girl is found dead in Gota Kanal, Swedens largest channel. Since there are hardly any clues or evidence at all it seems as if the murder cant be solved. Martin Beck and his men are assigned to the case. Soon they find a likely ...
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Country: Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
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TV show
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Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In the Face of Crime (2010)
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Duration: 479 min.
TV show
Story: Im Angesicht des Verbrechens is a German television series about the Russian mafia in Berlin. It received high critical acclaim, but the viewer figures were disappointing. It was broadcast by ARTE and Das Erste.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
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TV show
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Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
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TV show
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Country: Sweden, Germany
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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TV show
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