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, 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, exile ...
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, disturbing and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, violence, death, gun, blood and criminal mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Dr. Petiot: Bluebeard (1963), Someone Behind the Door (1971), El Angel (2018), Snowtown (2011), True History of the Kelly Gang (2019). 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: murder, serial killer, legal action, world war two, world war one, emotionless, couples, psychopath, estrangement, couple relations, human nature, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, paris france
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95%
Someone Behind the Door (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
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: realistic, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, rivalry, manipulation, murder, memory loss, amnesia, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
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El 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, exciting, captivating, psychological, homoerotic
Plot: armed robbery, psychopath, murder, police, friendship, violence, arrest, escape, money, lie, father son relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Snowtown (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: tense, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, mother's boyfriend, gay rape, male rape victim, psychopath, manipulation, murder, suspicion, vandalism, gang, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, year 1999
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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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, chase, criminal, gang, escape, fight, police officer, murder, death, revenge, butcher, male nudity ...
Time: 1880s, 1870s, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, black market, secret, boy, serial child killer, homosexuality, child in peril, strong violent content, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, suspense, intense, captivating, factual
Plot: cosa nostra, mafia, organized crime, informant, gangsters, assassination, judge, assassination attempt, court, death threat, murder, italian history ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1980 ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, rio de janeiro, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Call to Spy (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of Vera Atkins, a crafty spy recruiter, and two of the first women she selects for Churchill's "secret army": Virginia Hall, a daring American undaunted by a disability and Noor Inayat Khan, a pacifist. These civilian women ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: gestapo, british intelligence, spy, strong female character, female spy, secret, disguise, prisoner, world war two, lie, british soldier, espionage ...
Time: year 1941, year 1944, year 1942
Place: germany, paris france, vichy, scotland, europe ...
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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, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, lawyer, injustice, fighting the system, court, legal, courtroom drama, hopes, convict, prison, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary ...
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, master and servant, infidelity, family relations, couples, crimes, double murder, true crime, violence ...
Time: 1930s
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65%
 4.7
 20K
Capone (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
Style: factual, depressing, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, bloody violence, feces, dementia, violence, husband wife relationship, syphilis, male protagonist, excrement, balloon, money, fishing ...
Time: 1940s, year 1931, year 1933
Place: florida, usa, brooklyn new york city, minneapolis minnesota, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, police officer, resistance, gestapo, heist, criminal heroes, wartime life, obsessive quest, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, politics ...
Time: 20th century, year 1935, year 1940, 1940s, year 1944 ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 176K
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, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, brutality, mafia, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mob boss, crime boss ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 2011, year 1995 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, serious, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, gangsters, prison, murder, heist, robbery, mind game, police investigation, investigation, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1947
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, neo noir ...
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Time: 70s, year 1975
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53%
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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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, tense, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, crimes, human nature, journalism, obsessive quest, fame, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
⇓ 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: realistic, semi serious, cynical, clever, witty ...
Plot: sociopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), dark humor, femme fatale, prison, criminal, serial killer, sociology, strong female presence, romancing a criminal, power relations, poisoning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
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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 rape, teenage sex, rivalry, violent, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: talky, captivating, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, cosa nostra, ambition, deportation, life is a bitch, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal heroes, legal, crimes, social decay, political corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Seventh Juror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a moment of madness a middle-aged, married and respectable pharmacist kills a young woman who is sun-bathing by a lake. Unable to take in what he has done, he flees from the scene of the crime and behaves as if nothing has happened. Eventually ...
Style: noir, neo noir, psychological thriller, french noir
Plot: witness, jury, judge, judgment, false accusation of murder, marriage crisis, forensic evidence, murder trial, free love, lake, woman strangled to death, prostitute ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: ambiguous ending, neo noir, french noir
Plot: greed, violence, murder suspect, doctor, port, seductive woman, lie, serial murder, anonymous letter, secretary, tennis, psychological manipulation ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: corruption, investigation, organized crime, assassination, police, undercover cop, attempted murder, chase, police brutality, police operation, employer employee relationship, murder investigation ...
Place: south of france, paris france, nice france, cote d'azur
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, family problems, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, violence spree, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, twins, murder, family relations, world war two, gang, crimes, ballet, couples, lookalikes, men hatred, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ 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: captivating, clever, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, adaptation, cat and mouse, crimes, creativity ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., louisiana, france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
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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: disturbing, rough, cynical, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: brutality, prison, criminal, convict, murder, self destructing, judge, dark humor, criminal heroes, notoriety, prison life, drug use ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
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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, cynical, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: hitman, apprentice, media, power relations, media satire, teaching the ways of the world, adolescence vs adulthood, graphic violence, elderly, aging, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
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In Her Name (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, rough, suspense, non-linear
Plot: murder of daughter, investigation, death of daughter, murder, loss of daughter, flashback, husband wife relationship, tragedy, seaside, exhumation, grave, hospital ...
Time: year 2009, 90s, 80s, year 1974
Place: germany, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
One Hundred Steps (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Peppino Impastato, a political activist who opposed the Mafia in Sicily. One hundred steps was the number of steps it took to get from the Impastato house to the house of the Mafia boss Tano Badalamenti.
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: radio, assassination, rebelliousness, gangsters, fighting the system, idealism, crimes, rebellion, society, dishonesty, political activist, painting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I'm Your Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, tricky, suspenseful
Plot: femme fatale, organized crime, betrayal, hiding place, disco, murder, on the run, car accident, cooking, manipulation, undercover, mysterious character ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%