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Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem (1991)
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Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem (1991)
Original name: Il capitano
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe the relationship between the dominant Jari, who calls himself "Il Capitano", and his more mature "soldier" Minna, that develops into mutual dependence.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: murder, misfit, destiny, isolation, society, social misfits, riding a bicycle, criminal heroes, murderous pair, lovers on the run, prison, teenager, killer, murderer, escape, young woman, female nudity, sex scene, prisoner, court, car chase, capture, car theft, school bully, juvenile delinquent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, denmark, finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, society, prison, criminal heroes and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem: Nattbuss 807 (1997), The Killing of John Lennon (2006), The Deathmaker (1995), The Hour of the Lynx (2013), Vengeance is Mine (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nattbuss 807 (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kalle, en kille i 18-års åldern har hamnat lite snett i livet. Han umgås mest med främlingsfientliga personer. Carlos är en kille i 16-års åldern, han har bott i Sverige större delen av sitt liv med sin mor och hennes äldre bror. Hans pappa ...
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Plot: racism, murder, immigrants, city life, society, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, gang, teenager, police, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
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The Killing of John Lennon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film follows the travels and accounts of Mark Chapman (Jonas Ball) and gives the watcher an insight into his mind. It starts with him in Hawaii and how he does not fit in with anyone including his job; family; friends etc. He says he is ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, unfulfillment, assassination, losing-it hero, obsession, murder, social misfits, crumbling marriage, misfit, breaking point, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: hawaii, new york, usa
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The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, investigation, society, confined, mental institution, courtroom drama, serial child killer, dismemberment, transsexual ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
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74%
The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Helen, a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. Having been ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: mental institution, criminal psychologist, society, characters in danger, psychopath, clergy, race against time, woman in danger, haunted by the past, peril, strong female presence, criminally insane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, denmark
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, violence spree, prostitute, father son relationship, sex scene, violence, sex, vengeance, woman undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
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Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: arms dealing, society, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, misfit, gangsters, urban ghetto, low lives ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Jack (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Delving deep into the soul of one of Austria’s most infamous real-life convicts, Jack is a fascinating, unprejudiced look at the path to redemption and the obstacles that bar the way.
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murderer, murder, serial murder, killer, going straight, society, dishonesty, ex convict, prisoner, murder of a prostitute, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria
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Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, murder suspect, murder trial, killer, police ...
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Place: france, paris france
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Three Walls (2003)
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Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
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Plot: confined, prison, introspection, prison life, hopes, criminal heroes, crimes, family problems, murder, death row, redemption, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
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Time: 90s
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9 mm (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The suburb that is a society in a society, a place where young guys do anything for respect. A place where criminality and violence is a part of life. The movie is about Malik, a guy without family and land of origin, and who has made crime and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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49%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, gloomy ...
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Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 171 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: "She Made Them Do It" follows the twisted life of Sarah Pender (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) a charismatic, intelligent young woman who would become one of the country’s most sought after fugitives.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: bleak, sincere, melancholic, enigmatic, touching ...
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Stoic (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prison life, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, society, rebellion, buddies, life is a bitch, prison, psychological abuse, physical abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Boys (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tough Finnish detective Jussi Vares gets hired by a friend at a newspaper to investigate a 15 year old mystery regarding the disappearance of 3 girls.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, private investigator, law enforcement, journalism, crimes, cold case, murder, violence against women, dead woman, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Garter Snake (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the heat of the night, a man from faraway plays the piano. In the local hillside prison, a bitter double-crossed convict stares at the city life over the roofs. A revenge is brewing in his mind; the blood-thirsty killer prepares his escape. Vares ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, prison, drug dealing, vengeance, crimes, couples, prisoner, womanizer, private investigator, prison escape, murder, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, life is a bitch, vengeance, murder, gays and lesbians, society, legal, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
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Hard Choices (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: escape, on the run, prison, murder, lovers on the run, youth, society, drug dealing, law enforcement, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, working undercover, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, legal, leadership, undercover, rise to the top, hitman, gangsters ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder, crimes, family life, social relations, family relations, small town, store, small town life, insanity, mental breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, police officer killed, crimes, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, confined, legal, law enforcement, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%