Movies like The Lightest Darkness

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The Lightest Darkness (2017)
 7.2
 12
The Lightest Darkness (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When a neurotic private eye who struggles to finish the case takes a train voyage, his own dark secrets begin to reveal themselves.
Plot: neo-noir, train, neo noir, russian, female director

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Most similar movies to The Lightest Darkness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about neo noir, murder, neo-noir, mystery, dishonesty, danger and death mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Lightest Darkness: Detour (1992), Across the Hall (2009), Dr. Ketel (2011), Trouble Is My Business (2018), Too Late (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 29
Detour (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A nightclub piano player (Tom Neal Jr.) hitchhikes to the West Coast and soon figures into two deaths.
Plot: neo-noir, murder, stolen identity, hitchhiking, neo noir
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Across the Hall (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Convinced that his fiancee is cheating on him, a man follows her to a hotel and calls his best friend to help him avoid a calamity.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, stalking, woman in danger, best friends, friends, couples, dishonesty, danger, love affair, infidelity, neo noir, neo-noir ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
 64
Dr. Ketel (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Berlin’s notorious Neukoelln district. The near future. A time in which the health system has collapsed. A man works in the shadows and without license as a doctor. He has no practice, no appointments system. He treats people in the courtyards and ...
Style: student film
Plot: medical profession, neo-noir, neo noir
Time: future, near future
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Trouble Is My Business (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Private eye Roland Drake cracks cases and romances femme fatales in 1940's Los Angeles while corrupt cop Det Barry Tate rules the city. A tale told in the classic style of film noir. Drake has fallen on hard times in a harsh world. He has been ...
Plot: femme fatale, private investigator, noir, neo-noir, neo noir
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
Too Late (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Explores the tangled relationship between a troubled private investigator and the missing woman he's hired to help find.
Plot: strip club, murder, missing woman, neo-noir, private investigator, cigarette smoking, stripper, vagina, pistol, labia, breasts, neo noir ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Night Train to Venice (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Orient Express, on it's night trip from Munich to Venice, is full because of the beginning of the carnival in Venice. Between the passengers are a journalist, an actress and her daughter, an elder dancer, five neo-nazi punks and a strange ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, offbeat
Plot: train, carnival, journalist, memory loss, fall in love, mysterious character, mystery, deadly, stalking, danger, female nudity, subconscious ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 23
Motel (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The discovery of the mutilated body of a wealthy woman leads a detective to an isolated motel.
Plot: neo-noir, death, greed, misogyny, neo noir, sexuality, suicide, bare breasts, motel, murder, storm, old woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 38K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, political conspiracy, politics, state affairs, witnessing a crime, amateur detective, hitman, crimes, nobody believes, life turned upside down, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 443
Calcutta Mail (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avinash(Anil Kapoor) went to Calcutta for no reason. After meeting with Reema (Rani Mukherjee), he starts having flashbacks about his past and his son. His inquiries take him to Bombay via the Calcutta Mail, and this is where he will find out ...
Plot: politician, train, railway station, murder, flashback, off screen murder, flashback sequence
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Secret of Slenderman 3 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 64 min.
Story: As the protagonist is haunted by nightmares caused by the events of first two movies, he decides to kill Slender Man to end the nightmare once and for all.
Plot: found footage, forest, amateur, russian, home movie
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Well (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Story: An injured woman trapped in a deep well must outsmart a manipulative stranger with keys to her dark past to save her daughter from a terrifying ordeal.
Style: suspense
Plot: trapped, dark past, haunted by the past, secret room, strong female lead, cat and mouse, strong female character, female protagonist, female warrior, tough girl, heroine, mind game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 61
Deep Sleep (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An emotionally disturbed young woman who is obsessed with the death of her father delves into the mystery.
Plot: illegal immigration, plot twist, abrupt ending, kidnapping, neo noir, suicide, lie, mental illness, flashback, incest, christianity, politics ...
Place: vancouver, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
 522
Mysteria (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife. The surrounding events ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: disorder, deadly, neo noir, down on your luck, mystery, artists and showbiz, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, police investigation, murder, hollywood, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Horseplayer (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A blonde (Sammi Davis) seduces a quirky liquor-store worker (Brad Dourif) as inspiration for her artist boyfriend (M.K. Harris).
Style: psychotronic
Plot: liquor store, neo-noir, gambling, murder, neo noir
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.4
 1.0M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, revenge, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, plot twist, paranoia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, twists & turns, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.1
 10
Dual Mania (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychological suspense thriller dealing with the dual persona a young man possesses and attempts to conceal throughout his ongoing sessions with his therapist.
Style: suspense
Plot: violence, dark hero, schizophrenia, psychological thriller, neo-noir, sexual murder, good versus evil, neo noir, female nudity, crime
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 9K
D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, murder, neo noir, college, mystery, police investigation, destiny, vengeance, investigation, alcohol abuse, danger, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Poison Rose (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck PI is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies.
Style: suspense, bleak, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, gambler, investigation, alcoholic, missing woman, parents and children, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, friendship, society, hopes, dishonesty ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 120K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, murder, transformation, mystery, sexuality, prison, character change, dual identity, danger, mistaken identity, impotence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: geisha, intrigue, culture clash, danger, stalking, mystery, uninhibited rivalry, mysterious character, manipulations, disorder, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
House of Sweat and Tears (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: She, leader of a religious sect, leads a group of people. All live together in a claustrophobic place. The arrival of a mysterious character changes everything.
Plot: female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 film Charade (which starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn). It is also an homage to François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player and that film's star Charles Aznavour appeared as himself ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, hidden identity, romance, family problems, dishonesty, danger, death in the family, chase, husband wife relationship, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 722
Mike's Murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, tennis, investigation, neo noir, neo-noir, addiction, mystery, danger, mind game, urban, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 806
The Double Man (1967)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a complex piece of espionage the Russian secret service attempts to kidnap a high ranking officer in the CIA and replace him with a double of its own.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, skiing, spy, intrigue, mistaken identity, amateur detective, undercover, deadly, dishonesty, political intrigue, fellow agent, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 117K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: pornography, investigation, obsession, violence, private detective, danger, sexual perversion, bondage, neo noir, fish out of water, private investigator, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, los angeles, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 155K
The Ninth Gate (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.
Style: gothic, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: occult, devil, collector, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, satanism, lucifer, book, chase, secret society, god or devil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, new york, france, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 824
The Crack (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 131 min.
Story: German Areta "The Louse", is an ex-cop detective with a tiny office in a part of Madrid going to seed. Areta is trying to track down a young woman who has disappeared into the world of high-class courtesans in the city, and he is told to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, neo noir, prostitution, crime, crimes, track down, investigation, missing person, mystery, uncover truth, neo-noir, ex cop ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
One on Top of the Other (1969)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, realistic, erotic, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, murder, investigation, infidelity, who done it, crimes, deadly, false accusation, death row, secretly observing, couples, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, san francisco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 28K
Serenity (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
Style: disturbing, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, brutal ...
Plot: fishing boat, ex wife, husband, neo noir, captain, fisherman, father son relationship, abusive stepfather, tyranny, male female relationship, lie, secrets ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, legal, frame up, false accusation, injustice, law enforcement, death row, mystery, danger, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%