Movies like 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: german, telephone call, paranoia, torturer, art critic, comrade, moral dilemma, internal monologue, discussion, terrorist group, assassination, depression, war criminal, politics, doctor
Place: chile

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about murder, telephone call, police, death, paranoia, violence and gun mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Melancholia: Off Screen (2005), The Silent Partner (1978), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Loophole (1981), Death of a President (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, clever, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: skyscraper, dishonesty, rivalry, hostages, mentally unstable, vengeance, confined, crimes, tv crew, gun, bus, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
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The Silent Partner (1978)
Genre: Drama, Crime, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank teller, santa claus, chess, bank, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, psychopath, bank robber, bank vault, criminal's revenge, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ 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, suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, politics, terrorism, assassin, assassination, false identity, serial killer, police, disguise, law enforcement, sniper ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.9
 469
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: bank, robbery, flooding, flood, bank robbery, architect, sewer, heist, recruiting
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, assassination, secret service, terrorism, false accusation, map, sniper, crime, head of state, special agents, legal investigation, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future, year 2007
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, washington d.c., chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
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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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: paranoia, murder, terrorism, bomb, professor, neighbor, politics, blueprint, terrorist, fbi, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, st. louis missouri, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Sin by Murder (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the night of their tenth anniversary, corporate lawyer Michael Barnes' wife is brutally murdered. Labelled the prime suspect by Detectives Jack Burns and Amy Cobb, Barnes must try to clear his name before it's too late... Along the way, ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, telephone call, necklace, tattoo, bare breasts
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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: suspense, stylized, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, assassin, betrayal, hitman, anti hero, assassination, priest, revenge, mexican standoff, village, mission, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.4
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Black Sun (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Yugoslavia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A German artist in Spain decides to revenge the death of two Nordic tourists and to defend the strikers in a bloody conflict.
Plot: sadism, female nudity, brutality, politics, rape, torture, painter, police corruption, police, death, murder, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 21
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.
Plot: child murder, gunshot, police officer, female doctor, investigative reporter, newspaper editor, investigation, police car, bullet, gun, phone booth, african american ...
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 428
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: pantyhose, female stockinged legs, carabinieri, hidden microphone, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest, police officer knocked unconscious, eavesdropping, arms smuggling, police escort, police officer shot in the head, police officer shot in the back ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, homosexuality, german, psychopath, crimes, crime, deadly, gays and lesbians, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, germany, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: dark, surprise ending
Plot: shooting, talking to self, alienation, hopelessness, anti authority, pimp, insomnia, confusion, confrontation, rejection, politics, neo noir ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 190
The Informers (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the detective in charge of investigating a series of bank robberies starts to get too close to the culprits, they set up a blackmail scheme to warn him off. But when the crooks begin to fall out with each other, the police learn the truth.
Plot: bank robbery, blackmail, police, cigarette smoking, mother daughter relationship, apology, telephone, telephone call, husband wife relationship, bank, train, prostitute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 56K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, crime, accountant, suspicion, secret, betrayal, siblings relations, sibling relationship, friendship, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 36K
Imperium (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: tense, intense, suspense, suspenseful, interesting ...
Plot: fbi, undercover, terrorist, analyst, terrorism, violence, racism, fascism, conspiracy, politics, skinhead, genocide ...
Time: year 1969
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
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Widows (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Plot: heist, women, spa, interracial marriage, shooting, domestic violence, sauna, bowling, bowling alley, mother in law daughter in law relationship, punching bag, car on fire ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Exhibit A (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exhibit A tells the timely story of a normal family disintegrating under financial pressure, eventually driven to the unimaginable. All is not as it seems as the King family go about their day-to-day lives oblivious of the horror to come. Dad Andy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: family problems, stalking, murder, voyeurism, domestic disturbance, danger, mute or deaf, downfall, forbidden love, parents and children, death in the family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.5
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The Insomniac (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: John Figg has a great career and a gorgeous fiancée. When he inherits a nice house in a quiet neighborhood, he finally starts to feel like his life is coming together. Trouble arises, however, when John's house is burglarized, and the thieves ...
Style: dark
Plot: insomnia, obsession, paranoia, murder, betrayal, whodunit, self destruction
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45%
 6.4
 368
Sudden Terror (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who cries wolf witnesses a political assassination on the island of Malta. But will anyone other than his granddad believe him?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: assassination, chase, murder, danger, police investigation, amateur detective, pursuit, hitman, martial law, mystery, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
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44%
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 4K
Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, insanity, couples, adultery, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
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 19K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vigilante, mafia, superhero, fighting crime, revenge, police investigation, crimes, vigilantism, undercover, police officer, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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43%
 7.7
 9K
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 ...
Plot: real time, plot twist, police, kidnapping, guilt, telephone call, telephone conversation, police vigilantism, revelation, death of child, one day, one day time span ...
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Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: realistic, stylized, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, cocaine, drug lord, violence, murder, hitman, neo noir, betrayal, organized crime, crime, cafe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Missing Pages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 8 important executive members of some notable corporations of the country are kidnapped during a recent trial.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: manager, company, telephone call, kidnapping, room, suicide, death, boss, cigarette smoking, fear, crying, gun ...
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Mercy (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A couple of people steal the daughter of a famous lawyer. Now they want money to give her back, but it's not just the money they want. They want revenge.
Plot: answering the telephone, strong language, kidnapped daughter, fbi, fbi agent, taxi, clown, mercy, telephone call, telephone, lawyer, millionaire ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
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Stolen Innocence (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Stacy, a rebellious teenager, leaves home for the freedom and adventure of life on the road away from her parents. Afraid and alone, she is befriended by Richard, a handsome ex-con traveling across the country on a crime spree. Her short lived joy ...
Plot: teenager, ransom, hostage, runaway, kitten, older man younger woman relationship, gunshot, fbi, teenage daughter, missing daughter, 18 year old, parents ...
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40%
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: espionage, intelligence, muslim, torture, surveillance, terrorism, investigation, assassination, urban, dishonesty, security, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
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Dirty Weekend (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a hammer, she realises she is then ready for a crusade ...
Plot: death threat, skirt, moral dilemma, misogyny, female serial killer, killing spree, sexual harassment, sexism, sadist, bag over head, sexist, fat man ...
Place: england, brighton
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39%
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The Shooter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The five days when Copenhagen was held in a panic grip by an intelligent activist and former elite shooter, who takes to arms when a woman journalist writes about the government’s broken promises in an environmental question.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: politics, journalism, sniper, state affairs, crime, environmentalism, media, society, reporter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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