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, suspenseful, biting, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, strong sexual content, cia, kgb, communist party, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, government agency, secret agents, uncover truth, politics, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, undercover, 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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement and uncover truth mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Murder in the Central Committee: The Salamander (1981), No Rest for the Wicked (2011), Midnight in Saint Petersburg (1996), Presumed Dead (2006), The Skulls III (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, who done it, crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
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95%
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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, mind game, murder, police detective, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, writer's life, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: college, murder, investigation, legal investigation, mystery, suspicion of murder, sexism, brotherhood, mind game, college life, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
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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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: private detective, neo noir, prostitution, mystery, investigation, neo-noir, crime, track down, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, card playing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 519
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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
 392
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
White Water Fury (2000)
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.4
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 778
Icon (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, clever ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.2
 214
Killing Blue (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 1K
Hear No Evil (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, strong sexual content, amateur detective, crime, prostitute, manipulations, switching roles, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, hidden identity, twins ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 528
Hysteria (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%