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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
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Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Original name: Cadaveri eccellenti
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: gloomy, tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: italian politics, conspiracy, police, politics, serial killer, italian mafia, city, organized crime, murder, twists and turns, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, law enforcement, police investigation, political corruption, dishonesty, state affairs, uncover truth, revenge, police officer, military, investigation, mummy, judge, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about deadly, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, police investigation and suspense mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Illustrious Corpses: We Still Kill the Old Way (1967), Pendulum (2001), End of the Game (1975), The Reckoning (2014), The White Lioness (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
We Still Kill the Old Way (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A leftist professor wants the truth about two men killed during a hunting party; but the mafia, the Church and corrupt politicians don't want him to learn it.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police, gangsters, mafia, italian mafia, investigation, love triangle, fighting the system, uncover truth, life is a bitch, society, assassination, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
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Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, politician, investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, police corruption, partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
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70%
End of the Game (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hans Baerlach is a Swiss police detective who has dedicated much of his career to pursuing powerful and allegedly murderous businessman Richard Gastmann. Though Baerlach's partner meets his demise while investigating Gastmann, his replacement, ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, terminal illness, assassin, private detective, uninhibited rivalry, mind game, law enforcement, life is a bitch, rivalry, investigation, idealism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Plot: found footage, murder, partners against crime, family problems, vengeance, police investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crime scene, dishonesty, track down, partners ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: mind bending, realistic, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, graphic violence, political corruption, who done it, kgb, political conspiracy, police corruption, fish out of water, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: south africa, africa, russia, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: political, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, kennedy assassination, government corruption, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, political corruption, legal investigation, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Impunity (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, political conspiracy, political corruption, murder, dishonesty, graphic violence, murderous pair, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, neo noir, serious ...
Plot: mind game, serial child killer, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, police inspector, murder, interrogation, child murder, suspect, rape, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, realistic
Plot: serial killer, partners against crime, police investigation, murder, private detective, law enforcement, partners, suspense, nypd, police procedural, fictional country, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, investigation, uncover truth, private detective, law enforcement, blackmail, doctor, suspense, serial killer, nypd ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, political conspiracy, politics, police investigation, political intrigue, state affairs, society, dishonesty, political corruption, suspense, police officer, torture ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
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55%
The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, politics, italian mafia, mafia, wedding, against the odds, drug abuse, frame up, hip hop, political corruption, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, italy, sicily, palermo italy
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54%
Last Known Address (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marceau Léonetti (Lino Ventura), a competent and energetic officer stops by chance the son of an influential lawyer driving under the influence of alcohol. A few months later, the lawyer falsely accuses Léonetti as being violent and incompetent. ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, gangsters, judiciary, organized crime, police detective, investigation, police station, policewoman, criminal underworld, french police, rivalry, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, cynical ...
Plot: undercover, law enforcement, investigation, hitman, police detective, dishonesty, betrayal, politics, political corruption, murder, spy, agent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, political ...
Plot: terrorism, anarchist, police investigation, bomb, police detective, political conspiracy, political corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, politics, state affairs, state terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
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Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
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Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, investigation, society, legal, uncover truth, clergy, who done it ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Rabbit on the Moon (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection suddenly ties them to a major political assassination, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Place: london, mexico, mexico city
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The Treatment (2014)
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Country: Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother, Bjorn. Plettinckx, a known ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough ...
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The Man on the Balcony (1993)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
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The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
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Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
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The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Murder on the Home Front (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, tense, exciting ...
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Style: serious, psychological, bleak, tense, realistic ...
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Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, enigmatic, bleak ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Bodyguards (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: italian mafia, gangsters, organized crime, assassination, politics, police corruption, political conspiracy, life turned upside down, political corruption, dedicated lawyer, legal, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful, political ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, cia, fighting the system, suspense, political conspiracy, twists and turns, uncover truth, spy, who to trust, life turned upside down, manhunt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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34%