Movies like The Girls of April

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The Girls of April (2011)
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The Girls of April (2011)
Original name: Vares – Huhtikuun tytöt
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tough Finnish detective Jussi Vares gets hired by a friend at a newspaper to investigate a 15 year old mystery regarding the disappearance of 3 girls.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, private investigator, crimes, journalism, law enforcement, deadly, cold case, murder, crime, serial killer, violence against women, dead woman, cat, wedding, writers, mercenary, murder investigation, businessman, prostitution, taxi driver, fortune teller, sauna, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland

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Most similar movies to The Girls of April

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, crime, investigation, private detective and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Girls of April: The Kiss of Evil (2011), Vares: Gambling Chip (2012), Garter Snake (2011), Vares: Tango of Darkness (2012), The Detective 2 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Kiss of Evil (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young college student is found stabbed to death,and private detective Vares life takes an interesting turn when the girls family asks him to investigate the case.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, crimes, deadly, investigation, dishonesty, drinking, private investigator, drinking alcohol, university, murder investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Vares: Gambling Chip (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jussi Vares falls in love with a beautiful brunette - only to lose her in a horrible way. After dating Sole a few weeks, her body is found in a bird-watching tower. The investigations come to a standstill, until Vares promises to solve a mystery of ...
Style: semi serious, mind bending, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hitman, private detective, love and romance, danger, investigation, fall in love, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, murder investigation, assassin, private investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Garter Snake (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the heat of the night, a man from faraway plays the piano. In the local hillside prison, a bitter double-crossed convict stares at the city life over the roofs. A revenge is brewing in his mind; the blood-thirsty killer prepares his escape. Vares ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, prison, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, couples, prisoner, womanizer, prison escape, private investigator, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Vares: Tango of Darkness (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The tango king Harry Koivikko was found dead six years ago in a sleazebag motel, with a knife is his back. The biggest manhunt in the county faded away without results. Jussi Vares gets a phone call from a down-and-out journalist; the informant ...
Style: tense, contemplative, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder investigation, prisoner, murder, prison escape, private investigator, disappearance, police, reporter, revenge, helicopter, beer ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, danger, graphic violence, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, crimes, investigation, deadly, uncover truth, private detective, law enforcement, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, false accusation, who done it, estate, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, mystery, serial killer, partners, law enforcement, crimes, private detective, murder, deadly, decapitated body, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, deadly, media, law enforcement, uncover truth, minister, female nudity, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, life is a bitch, woman in danger, private detective, law enforcement, prostitute, danger, deadly, crimes, gangsters, investigation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Confession of Pain (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, deadly, haunted by the past, law enforcement, partners, corrupt law enforcer, investigation, private detective, police detective, partners against crime, dishonesty, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Yours Until Death (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Private eye Varg Veum is on a routine mission searching for his client Jonas Andresen's stolen car. The car is found having been used in a brutal robbery and not long after that the client himself turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: private investigator, murder, robbery, dishonesty, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, woman in danger, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, private detective, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, partners, religions or cults, kidnapping, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
Plot: mystery, manhunt, private detective, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, danger, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, crime, husband wife relationship, family relations, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, murder, race against time, dishonesty, deadly, journalism, murder investigation, murder mystery, crime investigation, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, crime, mystery, small town, police officer, gun held to head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bitter Flowers (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karsten Aslaksen, chief engineer of a large chemical company, disappears without trace. His married lover, a successful politician named Vibeke Farang, approaches private investigator Varg Veum to track him down discreetly.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, mystery, life is a bitch, child in peril, abduction, justice, danger, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, danger, journalism, media, journalist, ice hockey, hockey, strong female presence, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, morocco, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Fallen Angels (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jakob Aasen has hired his old friend, private investigator Varg Veum, to spy on his wife Rebecca, whom he suspects of infidelity. Against his better judgement Varg accepts the job, and in an ironic twist he and Rebecca rekindle their former love. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: whodunit, murder, danger, crimes, investigation, police detective, private detective, law enforcement, deadly, woman in danger, fallen angel, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, working undercover, deadly, chase, politician, criminal, duty, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Vares: The Path of the Righteous Men (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The body of a young woman whose heart has been ripped out of her chest is found in a remote are in Finland. The finder of the body, a dismissed pastor, hires private investigator Jussi Vares to investigate the crime. Vares uncovers a criminal ring ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, rough
Plot: preacher, murder, private investigator, police, secret, psychiatrist, sect, village idiot, religious fundamentalism, private detective, violence against women, sexual abuse ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 1940s
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, murderous pair, fighting crime, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, policewoman, serial murder, deadly, crimes, riddles and clues, journalism, supernatural ability, law enforcement, amateur detective, amateur sleuth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Assignment to Kill (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing and murder.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, private investigator, missing person, cons and scams, undercover, investigation, crime, private detective, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, goofy hero, investigation, who done it, uncover truth, media, amateur detective, journalism, crimes, dishonesty, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, mystery, intrigue, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, danger, crime, who done it, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%