Movies like The Lightest Darkness

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The Lightest Darkness (2017)
 6.9
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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, female director, neo-noir, train, russian

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Most similar movies to The Lightest Darkness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and realistic films with plots about neo noir, murder, female director, neo-noir, mystery, crime and femme fatale mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Lightest Darkness: Vortex (1982), Nobody Can Cool (2015), The Unlikely Girl (2012), Km. 72 (2015), Subconscious (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vortex (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A film noirish atmosphere is created to show detective Lunch (a popular underground musician and poet) plow her way through the plans of a corporate businessman who seeks government defense contracts through real "corporate wars" and the ...
Plot: female director, corruption, neo noir, murder, government corruption
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95%
Nobody Can Cool (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young couple on a weekend getaway inadvertently intrude on a criminal couple's remote hideout, triggering a violent battle for freedom. Escape attempts, shifts of power, relationship issues and a looming secret fuel this confrontational ...
Style: suspense
Plot: female director, female protagonist, burglary, captive, held captive, neo-noir, neo noir, tape over mouth, heist, noir, crimes, crime
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Unlikely Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jamie, a young American exchange student in rural France, finds herself in the middle of a love triangle as she and the host family's wayward daughter fall for the same boy. As dangerous lies and dark family secrets surface, Jamie becomes the ...
Plot: female director, american, sex scene, seduction, manipulation, exchange student, love triangle, female nudity, train, swimming pool, secret, jealousy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 81
Km. 72 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The millionaire Diego Verastegui has been murdered at his house, and somebody has taken a valuable briefcase from the safe-deposit box. Dimas -Verastegui's bodyguard- comes back to the house and finds three suspects: Carlos, the ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense
Plot: neo noir, neo-noir, puzzle, flashback, psycho, plot twist, anti heroes, unreliable flashback, murder, truth, rape, briefcase ...
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 2.3
 344
Subconscious (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An investigation into a retired WWII sub plunges a research team into a supernatural journey across the dark abyss of time - with history hanging in the balance.
Style: suspense
Plot: submarine, female director, military, world war two, time travel
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 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, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: race against time, murder, college, neo noir, mystery, police investigation, destiny, false accusation, who done it, infidelity, uncover truth, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 95
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 ...
Audience: student film
Plot: medical profession, neo noir, neo-noir
Time: future, near future
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: private investigator, neo noir, neo-noir, femme fatale, noir
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, tense, exciting ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, writer's life, police investigation, deadly, hollywood, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, disorder, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 33
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, neo noir, stolen identity, hitchhiking, murder, arizona desert, femme fatale
Time: 1940s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
 5.0
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Heartless (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A shy young woman receives a heart transplant and undergoes a personality change that may be connected to the murdered donor.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: female director, woman shot in the forehead, heart transplant, personality change, operation, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 128K
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, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: insanity, neo noir, jealousy, graphic violence, murder, transformation, mystery, prison, hallucination, character change, dual identity, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.4
 1.1M
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, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, memory loss, neo noir, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, paranoia, haunted by the past, amnesia, suprisingly clever, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 25
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, neo-noir, avarice, motel, sexuality, storm, sex scene, rich woman, husband wife relationship, misogyny, death, bare breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Collective: Unconscious (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man and his grandmother hide out from an ominous broadcast. The Grim Reaper hosts a TV show. The formerly incarcerated recount and reinterpret their first days of freedom. A suburban mom's life is upturned by the beast growing inside of her. ...
Style: anthology
Plot: female director, hypnotism, surrealism, death, trance, sleeping, dream, hypnosis
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 60
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.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: illegal immigration, family relations, prostitution, mental illness, suicide, plot twist, flashback, christianity, death of father, neo noir, kidnapping, incest ...
Place: vancouver, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, mystery, stalking, dishonesty, obsession, lifestyle, danger, deadly, crimes, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, geisha ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Death will return (1961)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from Nikos Foskolos’ theatrical play. On a terribly stormy night, in a secluded hotel, the owner, Brigadier Norton, is murdered. Prime suspects: his daughter Elena, his second wife Liza, Liza’s niece and her fiancé, Norton’s ...
Style: suspense
Plot: neo noir, mansion, morphine, murder, neo-noir, mirror, gun, piano, death, murderer, greek, truth ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: hellas, greece, cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 1K
Al Rahina (2006)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Mostafa arrives to Ukraine, he witnesses the kidnapping of an Egyptian scientist. Eventually he gets involved in rescuing him, in a country he knows nothing about.
Plot: female director, abduction, police, laptop, nobel prize, helicopter, muslim, murder, airport, car chase, christian, hostage ...
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Next Skin (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A teenager who went missing and was presumed dead returns home after eight years to find a family deeply affected by his disappearance. Gradually, doubts arise about whether he really is the missing boy or an impostor.
Plot: lost child, female director, childhood friend, pursuit, countryside, missing child, uncle nephew relationship, false identity, social worker, self mutilation, gay kiss, dancing ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Buster's Mal Heart (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An eccentric mountain man on the run from the local sheriff recalls the mysterious events that brought him to his present fugitive state.
Plot: bathtub, shower, on the run, mountain man, female director, runaway, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Michael Carlin, a teacher, has been having an affair with a much younger fellow teacher Carolyn Warmus. When his wife is murdered, the police suspect him due to inconsistencies in his alibi, and no evidence points to anyone else.
Plot: female director, female teacher, adultery, murder, affair, femme fatale, police, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman mysteriously wakes up in a hotel handcuffed to a firefighter to find messages they left themselves the night before revealing that their lives are in danger.
Plot: hotel, handcuffs, female director, caucasian, flashback, firefighter, bed, firemen
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 85K
Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: neo noir, thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, writers, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Pasta Killer! (2016)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Canada
Story: Now a disgraced P.I., Marius M. Quick is forced to relive the past he's desperately tried to forget when a murderer dubbed 'The Pasta Killer' begins assassinating his friends, connections and contacts.
Plot: private investigator, femme fatale, neo noir
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, tense, enigmatic
Plot: private investigator, murder, neo noir, neo-noir, missing woman, stripper, strip club, danger, uncover truth, dissection, couples, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Lady in Question (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1938, Jewish-rights activist Emma Sachs is targeted by the Nazis. When she dies, foul play is suspected. But was it the Nazis, or was it someone else? Det. Tony Rossini investigates, along with Larry "Cash" Carter, a theatre director ...
Plot: suspect, murder, female director, aunt nephew relationship, nazi, secretary, jewish, inheritance, flight attendant, nazis
Time: year 1938
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: offbeat, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: train, carnival, journalist, mystery, deadly, mysterious character, fall in love, memory loss, stalking, female nudity, secret, dream ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 1K
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, neo noir, prostitution, crimes, investigation, crime, missing person, uncover truth, track down, mystery, neo-noir, photograph ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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