Movies like Dr. Petiot

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Dr. Petiot (1990)
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Dr. Petiot (1990)
Original name: Docteur Petiot
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A true story shot in a German Impressionistic style. In France during the Nazi occupation, Dr. Petiot (Michel Serrault) offered to help Jews escape the Nazis. They would come to his house, and he would kindly give them lethal "vaccinations" for their anticipated travel to Argentina. Then he would steal everything the brought with them (in addition to their up-front payment to him) and burn their bodies in his home-made crematorium.
Style: neurotic
Plot: vampire, drug, serial killer, world war two, murderer, money, police, hunting, firefighter, jewish, german, partisan, death, female nudity, chess, psychopath, illness, criminal, drugs, secret, sociopath, smuggler, cemetery, sick child, male nudity ...
Time: year 1942, year 1943, 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and disturbing films with plots about murder, death, crimes, violence, blood, police officer and crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Dr. Petiot: Bluebeard (1963), Someone Behind the Door (1971), The Traitor (2019), The Angel (2018), The Snowtown Murders (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bluebeard (1963)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: France, WWI. Landru, the father of four Children, contacts Parisian women through newspapers, seduces and eventually kills them in order to feed his little family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, factual
Plot: legal action, murder, world war one, world war two, serial killer, psychopath, estrangement, couple relations, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, emotionless ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Someone Behind the Door (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A brain doctor (Anthony Perkins) with an unfaithful wife (Jill Ireland) brings home an amnesiac (Charles Bronson) and gets him to commit murder.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: manipulation, rivalry, memory loss, infidelity, murder, cheating wife, amnesia, manipulations, power relations, police detective, cons and scams, doctors and patients ...
Time: 70s
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89%
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The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, informant, assassination, assassination attempt, judge, murder, death threat, trial, italian history, organized crime, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, sicily italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Angel (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: About a real-life criminal who shocked Argentine society: Carlos Robledo Puch, a merciless teen killer dubbed “The Angel of Death” because of his beatific good looks, who now ranks as the longest-serving prison inmate in Argentine history.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, exciting, based on true events ...
Plot: armed robbery, psychopath, murder, friendship, violence, arrest, police, money, escape, father son relationship, lie, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: violence, serial killer, psychopath, manipulations, murder, manipulation, suspicion, deadly, gang, vandalism, single mother, mother's boyfriend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1998, year 1999
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, legal, fighting the system, lawyer, hopes, convict, prison, investigation, trial, law school ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Murderous Maids (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lesbian incest, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, deadly, master and servant, crimes, family relations, couples, infidelity, violence, true crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Good and the Bad (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: From 1935 to 1945, the happiness of a couple turns to sadness when their Traction Avant auto is used by the gang des Tractions Avant.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, gestapo, resistance, police officer, dishonesty, crime, crimes, heist, obsessive quest, on the run, politics, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, 1930s, year 1940 ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
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Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, gangsters, prison, murder, heist, robbery, neo noir, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, master criminal ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1950s, year 1947, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Champagne Murders (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A champagne tycoon's (Furneaux) partner (Ronet) suspects his partner's gigolo husband (Perkins) of murders he's been framed for.
Style: french noir, ambiguous ending
Plot: disguise, drunkenness, secretary, murder, bourgeoisie, husband wife relationship, female killer, artist, doubt, evil woman, toy store, woman in underwear ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: paris france, france, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
I, Olga Hepnarova (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, France, Slovakia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Olga is a complex young woman desperate to break free from her unfeeling family and social conventions. With her Louise Brooks-like tomboyish looks she drags herself, chain-smoking, from one job to another until she appears to find her niche as a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Plot: anti social, mental institution, socially awkward, female psychopath, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, true crime, teenage girl, trial, estranged daughter, social outcast, sociopath ...
Time: year 1975, 70s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 16K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, obsession, writer's life, friendship, human nature, crimes, obsessive quest, journalism, gossip and rumors, fame, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, mexico, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 34K
Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, nihilism, teenage sex, teenage rape, rivalry, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 2K
Cop or Hood (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When the local police inspector was found dead in a prostitute's house, police division commissioner Stan Borowitz is sent to investigate the situation. Posing as the prostitute's long-lost brother "Antonio Cerruti," he discovers ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful, french noir
Plot: corruption, organized crime, investigation, police brutality, undercover cop, violence, attempted murder, employer employee relationship, police operation, chase, foot chase, murder investigation ...
Place: southern france, south of france, paris france, cote d'azur, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He chooses Camille Bliss as his subject of study and begins to visit her in prison for interviews. Camille became acquainted with trouble at a young age and justifies ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: sociopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), femme fatale, prison, serial killer, criminal, interview, sociology, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 8K
The Krays (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, twins, murder, family relations, world war two, gang, crime, crimes, lookalikes, ballet, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, human nature, family relations, psychopath, deadly, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Traffic Department (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.
Plot: police, interrogation, adultery, mafia, bribery, politics, police station, corpse, sex scene, car, police officer, nipples ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 2K
Assassin(s) (1997)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.
Style: psychological, witty, clever, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, apprentice, media, crimes, aging, elderly, adolescence vs adulthood, media satire, teaching the ways of the world, graphic violence, power relations, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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48%
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Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, judge, self destructing, criminal heroes, prison life, notoriety, drug use, stabbing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, adventure, prodigy, fbi, justice, crime, rise and fall, deception, crimes, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, florida, spain, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 8K
Money (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, bleak, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, murder, money, teenage life, human nature, heist, frame up, society, crimes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: dark humor, clever, captivating, biting, realistic ...
Plot: money, rise and fall, corruption, success, ambition, greed, wall street, cons and scams, stock broker, american dream, rags to riches, yuppie ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1987 ...
Place: new york, usa, bahamas, big ben london, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, journalism, gangsters, crimes, crime, tragic hero, law enforcement, drug abuse, uncover truth, rise and fall, deadly ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.7
 992K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1955 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: gangsters, ambition, deportation, social decay, political corruption, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, deadly, crime, rivalry, legal, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s, 30s ...
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels—an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, bleak, tense
Plot: criminal gang, criminal, chase, outlaw, escape, gang, fight, police officer, murder, death, revenge, prostitute ...
Time: 1880s, 1870s, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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Kalinka (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, suspense, rough, non-linear
Plot: murder of daughter, investigation, loss of daughter, murder, death of daughter, flashback, husband wife relationship, tragedy, underwater, cemetery, underwater scene, injection ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 2009, 1990s, year 1974
Place: germany, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jackal of Nahueltoro (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an actual event that occurred in the southern region of Chillán in 1960, tells the story of an illiterate peasant who, while drunk, murdered the woman with whom he had relationships and her five daughters
Style: based on true events
Plot: murderer, feral child, child murderess, baby, loneliness, food, dysfunctional couple, widow, girl, countryside, lack of money, drink ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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