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The Man on the Balcony (1993)
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The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Original name: Mannen på balkongen
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the parks of Stockholm. The police have trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of the parks while the murderer strikes again, police inspector Martin Beck believes that the robber may be an important witness. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, murder, child murder, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, rape, death, female nudity, sex maniac, single father, vigilante, serial child killer, dead child, actor playing himself, police procedural, dead children
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about law enforcement, crimes, murder, deadly, crime, mystery and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Man on the Balcony: Murder at the Savoy (1993), Roseanna (1993), The Police Murderer (1994), Stockholm Marathon (1994), The Fifth Woman (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crime, arms dealing, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, hospital, businessman, medical, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Roseanna (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, canal, crimes, police investigation, deadly, interpol, who done it, mystery, law enforcement, investigation, crime, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Police Murderer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman is found murdered in a closed amusement park. A young couple who happen to be there at the same time become, without their knowledge, suspects for the murder. They are chased by a large number of police but only Martin Beck believes them to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: chases and races, law enforcement, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, mystery, manhunt, witnessing a crime, crimes, theme park, crime, police procedural, brother ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stockholm Marathon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A gardener decides to exact revenge on the men he believes to be responsible for the death of his mentally disturbed wife.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, chase, police detective, obsessive quest, mind game, mentally unstable, deadly, crime, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, bleak, suspense, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The White Lioness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Cape Town, a police inspector named September color discovers that the dreaded Mabasha, hired murderer, is in talks with a right-wing organization. In Skåne, southwest of Sweden, is given to the real estate agent Louise Åkerblom by missing and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, kgb, dishonesty, crime, intrigue, terrorism, political conspiracy, political corruption, fish out of water, who done it, police corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: south africa, sweden, africa, russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, bleak ...
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Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
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False Trail (2011)
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Duration: 129 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Crown Witness (1989)
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Country: Sweden
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
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Hanging Offense (2003)
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Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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The Wide Net (2000)
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The Commander (2003)
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Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
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The Zodiac (2005)
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Country: USA
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Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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