Movies like Melancholia 1989

If you like "Melancholia" you are looking for movies about / with paranoia, telephone call, depression, politics, psychological drama, doctor and moral dilemma themes of Crime, Drama and Thriller genre shot in UK or West Germany.
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Melancholia (1989)
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Melancholia (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Art critic Krabbé, a German ex-pat living in London, is confronted by his radical 1960s past when he's asked to assassinate a Chilean murderer who is on a visit to London. Krabbé's anti-hero is spot on and his increasing struggle with his identity convincing. Engel's intelligent and visually engaging thriller breaks a few rules while still relishing the dynamics of the mystery genre. While the feel of Melancholia is generally downbeat, such a fresh and intelligent thriller is certainly something to celebrate.
Plot: paranoia, telephone call, depression, politics, psychological drama, doctor, moral dilemma, war criminal, frustration, melancholy, assassination, terrorist group, art critic, comrade, discussion, internal monologue, torturer, german
Place: london, chile

Most similar movies to Melancholia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about crimes, police, dishonesty, murder, politics, deadly and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Melancholia: Loophole (1981), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Off Screen (2005), The Silent Partner (1978), The American (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Loophole (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When architect Stephen Booker loses his partnership, he finds jobs hard to come by, and with money in short supply, he unwittingly becomes involved in a daring scheme to rob one of London's biggest bank vaults.
Plot: recruiting, flood, rain, bank, robbery, master criminal, heist, bank robbery, sewer, storage unit, architect, flooding ...
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, false identity, law enforcement, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vienna, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 1K
Off Screen (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to warn people about a large-scale fraud, aimed at ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: skyscraper, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, mentally unstable, vengeance, hostage, hallucination, television, conspiracy, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Silent Partner (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chess, shopping mall, bank robbery, bank teller, christmas, crime, unlikely criminals, chases and races, criminal heroes, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 90K
The American (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: one last job, small town, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, moral dilemma, anti heroes, anti hero, assassin, assassination, loner, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 128
Bingo (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young photographer is entangled in a terrorist plot against a right wing politician in an election campaign.
Plot: conspiracy, industrialist, politics, election, corruption, political thriller, terrorist, terrorism, terrorist group, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kidnapping
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Person of Interest (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A veteran of the war in Iraq, and self-proclaimed American Patriot, becomes convinced that the federal government is setting him up as the fall guy in a soon-to-be terrorist attack on American soil ~ yet his reactions to the paranoia unmistakably ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, dark ...
Plot: vigilante, rejection, loneliness, fight, alienation, paranoia, vengeance, politics, group therapy, loner, imagination, mental illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, satirical, controversial ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, assassination, false accusation, state affairs, danger, political conspiracy, sniper, dishonesty, secret service, investigation, president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001, near future, year 2007 ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, washington d.c., iraq, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 195
Godmother (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: inspired by the life of Santokben Jadeja, who ran the Mafia operations of Porbandar, Gujarat in the late 1980s and early 1990s and later turned politician.[1]
Plot: politics, anger, spoiled brat, unrequited love, political corruption, death of husband, assassination, politician, murder, chauvinism, widow, female empowerment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 78
Love Me Do (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Love Me Do is a twisted love story which follows the relationship between a female investment banker and an out-of-work actor. As the couple learn to bridge their differences and fall in love, a romantic bond develops, which drives them to commit a ...
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: vomiting, police, love, divorced woman, one location, psychological drama, moving, key, investment banker, questioned by police, baby, halloween ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 4K
Face (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, heist, violence, aging, politics, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, crime, criminal's revenge, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, religions or cults, life is a bitch, culture clash, deadly, husband wife relationship, investigation, politics, murder, death, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 39K
The Guilty (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: telephone call, plot twist, police, police vigilantism, revelation, guilt, one location, telephone conversation, real time, one day, saving a life, woman in danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Contract on Cherry Street (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A policeman devises an unorthodox plan for bringing criminals to justice after his partner is brutally gunned down.
Plot: informant, murder, corruption, gunfight, urban ghetto, criminal syndicate, junkie, chop shop, car theft, shoot out, armed robbery, assassination ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 497
I Am Afraid (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During a wave of political violence in Italy, a policeman who's already survived an assassination is assigned to act as a bodyguard to a morally upright judge. He feels increasingly fearful as the links of the upper echelons of police and ...
Plot: police officer, investigation, bulletproof vest, surveillance, bodyguard, listening device, eavesdropping, hidden microphone, carabinieri, police escort, police officer shot in the back, arms smuggling ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 299
Red Mercury (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three young Muslim men, part of a terror cell, are making a bomb in a London flat, when they get a call to vacate immediately with their gear. The police have been alerted and they are under suspicion.
Plot: police, siege, bomb, terrorist, investigation, hostage situation
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 1K
Sweeney! (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film followed the adventures of DI Regan and DS Carter as they became embroiled in a deadly political scandal. One of the leading members of the government, Charles Baker (Ian Bannen) is about to secure a huge deal with OPEC stabilising the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: politics, police, manipulation, bittersweet, international crisis, police detective, investigation, police investigation, espionage, crime, uncover truth, manipulations ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 24
Red Ink (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A female doctor is shot by police who think she pulled a gun on them. A reporter looks into the case and discovers links to the deaths of several black children.
Style: suspense, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, female doctor, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, child murder, murder, police, doctor, african american, violence, eyeglasses, telephone ...
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 478
Retribution (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A hardened debt-collector goes on a 24-hour rampage through London in an attempt to avenge the brutal attack on his teenage daughter.
Plot: revenge, hitman, teenage daughter, daughter, sociopath, criminal gang, debt collector
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Johnny One Hundred Pesos (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on real events, 17-year-old Johnny García becomes involved with four older thugs who are planning to rob a money-laundering business masquerading as a video store. As they try to escape, a swarm of exploitative media attention awaits.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, politics, hostage, gang, crime gone awry, crimes, unlikely criminals, gangsters, nothing goes right, confined, hostages, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, latin america, chile, south america, santiago chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 114
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, fighting the system, uncover truth, investigation, politics, society, undercover, rebellion, political corruption, dishonesty, political intrigue, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Cab for Three (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taxi driver is given a difficult choice from 2 small time crooks: drive them around while they rob, or get locked up in the trunk.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, dark humor, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: taxi, moral dilemma, introspection, teenage life, reluctant partners, life is a bitch, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 80K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, neo noir, conspiracy, bomb, paranoia, murder, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, west virginia, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.8
 189
Ring of Spies (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed/paid by Czech intelligence to procure secrets for them. He ...
Plot: drunkard, morse code, communism, royal navy, british police, counter intelligence, iron curtain, wiretap, microphone, blackmail, surveillance, shopping cart ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: london, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay, a Turkish woman, and a Nigerian doctor named Okwe who is working as a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, immigrants, friendship, maid, blackmail, muslim, black market, theft, illegal immigration, surgery, prostitute, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, nigeria, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Sort of Family (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Poland, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: What limits does Malena cross to get what she wants most? Malena is a 38 year old middle class doctor from Buenos Aires. One afternoon she receives the call from Doctor Costas, who informs her that she must travel immediately to the north of the ...
Style: road movie, disturbing, complex, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: adoption, money, corruption, female protagonist, police, childbirth, travel, newborn baby, pregnant woman, judge, birth, newborn ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 143
Silent Cry (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A single mother's search for her stolen new born baby sends her on a journey through the underworld of London and on a collision course with her past.
Plot: prostitute, baby, paranoia, conspiracy, doctor, hospital, kidnapping, search, disappearance, quest, police officer, the underworld
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Prince of Shadows (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Madrid, 1962. More than twenty years after the civil war has finished, a communist comes back to Spain to kill a traitor.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, haunted by the past, graphic violence, undercover, track down, state affairs, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1946
Place: madrid, spain, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 3K
Shifty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealer, police, haunted by the past, crimes, betrayal, dealer, cocaine, heroin, save the day, rivalry, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, microfilm
Plot: assassination, spy, secret agents, deadly, espionage, child in peril, undercover, danger, on the run, intelligence, invention, holiday ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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