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Return from the Ashes (1965)
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Return from the Ashes (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Jewish woman, Dr. Michele Wolf, interred in a Nazi concentration camp during WWII returns to her Paris home after the war's end. She's unaware that her husband, the handsome gigolo and chess master Stanislaw Pilgrin, has been having an affair with her stepdaughter Fabi in her absence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: chess, murder, gigolo, prison, survival, crimes, prostitute, wedding, holocaust, kidnapping, impossible love, crime, concentration camp, captivity, infidelity, fall in love, frame up, love affair, dishonesty, deadly, hidden identity, child in peril, innocence lost, uncover truth, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, crime, danger and couples mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Return from the Ashes: Ripley Under Ground (2005), The Deadly Affair (1967), Woman of Straw (1964), The Night of the Following Day (1969), Forever Mine (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, crime, investigation, media, female nudity, minister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ripley Under Ground (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Isle Of Man
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and reap millions in the process.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, impostor, cocaine, dishonesty, criminal heroes, forgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crime, crimes, murder, race against time, journalism, deadly, dishonesty, missing child, kidnapping, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Deadly Affair (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, espionage, uncover truth, infidelity, office, political corruption, love affair, working undercover, danger, crimes, civil servant, looking for sex ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Woman of Straw (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Anthony Richmond schemes to get the fortune of his tyrannical, wheelchair-using tycoon uncle Charles Richmond by persuading Maria, a nurse he employs, to marry him.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: nurse, crimes, crime, investigation, nanny, manipulations, boss and employee, deadly, master and servant, dishonesty, manipulation, disability ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, crime gone awry, cafe, psychopath, murder, airport, hostage, child in peril, hitman, disorder, stewardess ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, love affair, crime, unfulfillment, deadly, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: psychological, clever, sexual, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, crimes of passion, couples, disorder, dull life, crime, deadly, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, politics, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, danger, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, crime, family relations, husband wife relationship, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Place in the Sun (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Swedish family found murdered in her home on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain - all except the 16-year-old daughter, who has disappeared. At first the police believe that there is a burglary gone wrong, but the more crime examined, the more ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: deadly, crimes, murder, woman in danger, media, journalism, danger, journalist, hockey, strong female presence, chases and races, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Adversary (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, buried truth, police investigation, hidden identity, mysterious character, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, serial killer, cons and scams, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: switzerland, europe, france, geneva switzerland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, police investigation, betrayal, investigation, law enforcement, vengeance, who done it, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 5K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, neo noir, blackmail, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, neo-noir, hostages, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: legal, false accusation, frame up, investigation, lovers reunited, testimony, uncover truth, police investigation, confined, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Crown Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A movie by Jon Lindström
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: missing person, murder, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, dishonesty, missing girl, vivisection, childlessness, research laboratory, rat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 5K
Dead Ringer (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: twins, love triangle, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, siblings relations, infidelity, family relations, lookalikes, sleazy, couples ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 2K
Violette (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Paris, 1933. The daughter of a respectable lower middle class couple, Violette Nozière, leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent 18-year-old her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: poisoning, murder, patricide, birth control, deadly, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, crime, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, attempted murder ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: journalism, investigation, murder, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, estate, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 1K
The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, year 2008
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.0
 134
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, frame up, cons and scams, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 2K
The Betrayed (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, criminal, captivity, missing child, betrayal, survival, family problems, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 342
Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an erotic update of "Strangers on a Train", airline pilot Ted Beaumont and his lover, Erin Davenport, scheme to rid themselves of their respective spouses. Ted's wife disappears mysteriously and thinking that all is proceeding ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, manipulations, betrayal, crime, strong sexual content, couples, power relations, love affair, dangerous attraction, love triangle, train ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.7
 298
Linda (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. - From IMDB
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical
Plot: murder, false accusation, neo noir, infidelity, conspiracy, deadly, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, love and romance, couples, couple relations, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Thy Neighbor's Wife (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the vein of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and fraught with mystery and edge-of-your seat suspense, Kari Wuhrer Poison tells the darkly insidious story of the Garrett household and their descent into a hellish world of sexual malice ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, manipulations, manipulation, dangerous attraction, family problems, couples, dishonesty, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Cheating Pact (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three high school students that are under pressure from their parents to get into good colleges convince a shy but very smart girl to take the College Entrance Test for them.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder, false accusation, legal investigation, witnessing a crime, crimes, frame up, teenage love, dishonesty, college, high school, danger, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, isolation, missing person, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, murder, woman in danger, couples, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.4
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, deadly, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 644
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hitman, manipulations, femme fatale, crime gone awry, hidden identity, manipulation, dangerous attraction, mystery, danger, crimes, reunion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%