Movies like Murder in the Central Committee

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Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
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Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Original name: Asesinato en el Comité Central
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding over a meeting of the party's central committee. The film is a thriller with ironic political overtones.
Style: serious, biting, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, crimes, strong sexual content, politics, secret agents, who done it, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, undercover, government agency, state affairs, uncover truth, mystery, cia, kgb, communist party, female nudity, male nudity
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain

Most similar movies to Murder in the Central Committee

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, murder, law enforcement, danger and investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Murder in the Central Committee: The Salamander (1981), The Skulls III (2004), Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996), Presumed Dead (2006), Executive Power (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, politics, state affairs, mystery, crime, who done it, crimes, rebellion, fascism, police investigation, rebelliousness, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: college, murder, college life, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, danger, woman in danger, youth, investigation, betrayal, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Harry Palmer heads a private investigation business based in Moscow. His associates are Nikolai "Nick" Petrov (Jason Connery), ex-CIA agent Craig (Michael Sarrazin), and ex-KGB Colonel Gradsky (Lev Prygunov). They take on the job of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, undercover, nuclear threat, save the day, chases and races, state affairs, crimes, secret agents, heroes, track down, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.2
 198
Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, missing person, murder, police detective, mind game, woman in danger, danger, police investigation, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Executive Power (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, political conspiracy, torture, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, political intrigue, law enforcement, undercover, campaign, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
No Rest for the Wicked (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Madrid, the beginning of the century. One day, the police inspector Santos Trinidad coming home very drunk, is involved in a triple murder. But there is a witness who managed to escape and that could incriminate him. Santos undertakes an ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, terrorism, chases and races, crimes, crime, prostitute, law enforcement, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.3
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State Affairs (2009)
Genre: 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: cynical, rough, realistic, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: political thriller, political corruption, deadly, law enforcement, political intrigue, hitman, police detective, dishonesty, investigation, undercover, politics, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: murder, heroes, disorder, law enforcement, whistleblower, snitch, deadly, espionage, political corruption, government agency, political intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.1
 292
Blindside (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harvey Keitel plays Penfield Gruber, a once great scientist, reduced to managing a sleazy hotel. Gruber monitors the daily comings and goings of his tenants, mainly for his own interest, until underworld figures ask him to spy on a suspected ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, espionage, scientist, hotel, obsession, voyeurism, undercover, adventure, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Jigsaw Man (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cold war, deadly, politics, betrayal, assassination attempt, undercover, chases and races, crimes, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.4
 802
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, neo noir, prostitution, uncover truth, crime, crimes, missing person, track down, mystery, investigation, neo-noir, card playing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.1
 392
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, crimes, mystery, parents and children, crime, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, manipulations, danger, hitman, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 2K
The Formula (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, danger, police detective, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, uncover truth, crime, mystery, state affairs, who done it, crimes ...
Place: west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.9
 138
Party Line (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.
Style: realistic, scary, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, murder, telephone, crimes, siblings relations, serial killer, police investigation, private detective, kidnapping, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 778
Icon (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A former US Operative, who lived in Russia in his earlier years and had been married there with a child, comes out of retirement to face down a former enemy, now running as a candidate for President in modern Russia. Working with a Russian ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 393
Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Skulls II (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After joining the Skulls, Ryan Sommers (Robin Dunne) is warned not to betray any secrets about the organization or its high-powered members. However, when Ryan witnesses a murder within the Skulls' private chambers, he finds that the closer he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 356
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A snooty female production assistant and an eager gopher at a TV station are assigned by their boss to locate a mysterious cassette. They quickly find themselves framed for murder and pursued by government agents.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, frame up, agent, video cassette, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, crime, government conspiracy, drugs ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 89
Naked Lie (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: They are the perfect, and politically correct, couple. He is a judge, she is a high profile attorney. When she takes on a sensational murder case, the trail leads right to her own front door.
Style: sexy, sexual, tense, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, legal investigation, who done it, dangerous attraction, romance, crimes, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, legal action, riddles and clues, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
 214
Killing Blue (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, rivalry, police corruption, dishonesty, track down, master criminal, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, haunted by the past, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 2K
Uncovered (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While restoring a fifteenth-century painting Julia reveals a hidden Latin phrase. A series of murders begin to rock her small world of art experts, patrons and restorers, and she finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: chess, murder, amateur detective, mind game, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, investigation, race against time, danger, rivalry, prostitute ...
Time: middle ages
Place: barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 147
Twin Sisters (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman flies from Los Angeles to Montreal to investigate the supposed death of her identical twin. What she finds out could get her killed.
Style: mind bending, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, hidden identity, danger, twins, amateur detective, estrangement, deadly, dishonesty, strong sexual content, disorder, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Whistle Blower (1986)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 1K
Sorted (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
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Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, law firm, murder, track down, deadly, dishonesty, false accusation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, investigation, frame up, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 1K
Hear No Evil (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin, which he plans to keep for himself. A journalist briefly acquires the coin and hides it in Jillian's apartment, then his car ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, mystery, mute or deaf, chase, corruption, deaf, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 155
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, mind bending, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: chases and races, crimes, crime, legal investigation, rivalry, couples, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, who done it, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, sexual ...
Plot: phone sex, murder, frame up, crimes, protagonist as suspect, mute or deaf, life turned upside down, sexual relations, voyeurism, hidden identity, undercover, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Slipping Into Darkness (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three spoiled college girls are held responsible for a handicapped boys death.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%