Movies like Man on the Roof

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Man on the Roof (1976)
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Man on the Roof (1976)
Original name: Mannen på taket
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A police officer is murdered with a bayonet while staying in hospital. The investigative team, lead by Martin Beck, soon discover that the man had frequently abused suspects as well as civilians but that any complaints had been ignored owing to the misguided loyalty of his colleagues. The volatile mind of the killer means that Beck has to resolve the case quickly before more people are hurt.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, hospital, manhunt, murder, crimes, serial killer, psychopath, partners, crime, mystery, cliche, police corruption, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, deadly, witnessing a crime, rivalry, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to Man on the Roof

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crime, murder, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, chases and races and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Man on the Roof: Kill Switch (2008), The Man from Majorca (1984), Borkmann's Point (2005), 1st to Die (2003), Slow Burn (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, murder, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, race against time, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Man from Majorca (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: car chase, chase, murder, secret police, post office, robbery, corruption, investigation, legal investigation, society, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, partners, crimes, private detective, murder, deadly, decapitated body, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.6
 644
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, mystery, deadly, who done it, murder, track down, partners against crime, master criminal, fall in love, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.0
 434
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, reluctant partners, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, female detective, deadly, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 987
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, police investigation, investigation, mystery, danger, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, who done it, interpol, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, police detective, murder mystery, escapades, danger, evidence, witnessing a crime, crime ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, child murder, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, police procedural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.1
 334
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: private detective, manhunt, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Night Caller (1975)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial-killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and he targets at first these ones. Commissaire Letellier is given the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, crimes, crime, law enforcement, pursuit, skyscraper, evil man, mysterious villain, criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, loss of partner, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Laughing Policeman (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: It's tough beat for San Francisco police lieutenant Jake Martin (Walter Matthau) when he has to investigate a city bus massacre in which a madman opened machine gunfire on eight people.
Style: rough, atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, bus, psychopath, serial killer, mass murder, killer, murder, crime, who done it, track down, violence spree, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, partners, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: mind game, vengeance, mentally unstable, law enforcement, deadly, crime, obsessive quest, rivalry, chase, crimes, chases and races, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: prostitute, chase, deadly, law enforcement, manhunt, crime, dishonesty, chases and races, crimes, ocean or sea, exploding house, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, murder, police officer, chase, fighting the system, army investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 512
Twist of Fate (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, serial killer, psychopath, murder, frame up, car chase, investigation, race against time, mind game, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 83K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, loneliness, gang, violence, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, private detective, society, partners, crimes, kidnapping, religions or cults, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 751
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, rivalry, danger, deadly, race against time, crimes, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 12K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, obsession, serial killer, stalking, murder, psychopath, crimes, neo noir, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, revenge, psychopath, deadly, crimes, university, heist, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, deadly, danger, rivalry, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, serial killer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 3K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crimes, crime, police corruption, special agents, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, master criminal, rivalry, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 10K
Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police, police detective, anti heroes, kidnapping, anti hero, drug dealer, police officer, police investigation, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, crime, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.3
 441
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, undercover, track down, police corruption, danger, law enforcement, deadly, partners, master criminal, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 428
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, who done it, murder, vigilantism, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, undercover, partners, danger, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, death of son, revenge, violence, gang war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%