Movies like Melancholia 1989

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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, politics, dishonesty, death, corruption, paranoia and police mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Melancholia: The Day of the Jackal (1973), Death of a President (2006), Bingo (1974), The American (2010), The Silent Partner (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitman, politics, assassination attempt, terrorism, assassin, assassination, serial killer, law enforcement, loner, sniper, strangulation, disguise ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: france, europe, big ben london, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, secret service, terrorism, sniper, false accusation, map, head of state, deadly, dishonesty, chases and races, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future, year 2007
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, north korea, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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: industrialist, kidnapping, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terrorist, conspiracy, terrorism, political thriller, terrorist group, corruption, politics, election
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.3
 86K
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: stylized, tense, atmospheric, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: anti hero, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, small town, one last job, revenge, assassination, moral dilemma, deadly, intrigue, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chess, santa claus, bank teller, master criminal, bank, rivalry, danger, woman in danger, crime gone awry, mentally unstable, law enforcement, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: skyscraper, dishonesty, crimes, hostages, confined, vengeance, mentally unstable, rivalry, video, tv crew, hallucination, telephone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 187
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: feminism, political corruption, spoiled brat, death of husband, unrequited love, monologue, widow, chauvinism, female politician, assassination, politics, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.1
 13
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: female nudity, death, rape, fishing, torture, police corruption, arms smuggling, smuggling, secret agent, factory, flamethrower, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 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: genetics, mass murder, latex gloves, bullet, phone booth, violence, gun, african american, murder, police, newspaper, suit and tie ...
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 437
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: conspiracy, paranoia, carabinieri, police escort, arms smuggling, investigation, police officer, police, police raid, judge, pantyhose, female stockinged legs ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 76K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, murder, bomb, politics, neighbor, fbi, blueprint, terrorist, professor, obsession, radical ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, kansas, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 1K
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: captivating, realistic, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: politics, journalism, sniper, society, crime, state affairs, media, environmentalism, reporter
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, greenland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, bank robbery, flood, sewer, architect, heist, robbery, bank, flooding, crime
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: prostitute, neo noir, vengeance, rejection, pimp, anti authority, confusion, hopelessness, insomnia, confrontation, alienation, talking to self ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: lawyer, murder, telephone call, necklace, tattoo, bare breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, politics, heist, crime gone awry, confined, down on your luck, hostages, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, latin america, chile, south america, santiago de chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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
Plot: underwater scene, police arrest, childbirth, breast feeding, travel, cat, arrest, corruption, adoption, police, judge, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: cynical, dark humor, psychological, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: taxi, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime, reluctant partners, unlikely criminals, crimes, down on your luck, chases and races, uninvited guest, on the run, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, santiago de chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, murder, voyeurism, stalking, parents and children, mute or deaf, life is a bitch, family relations, domestic disturbance, death in the family, teenage life, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 378
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: danger, chase, murder, assassination, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, chases and races, mystery, crimes, witnessing a crime, manhunt ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, bleak, sincere, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, politics, german, espionage, iron curtain, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, anti capitalism, frame up, politics, cia, sniper, assassin, state affairs, special agents, chases and races, uncover truth ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 37K
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, terrorist, undercover, skinhead, analyst, terrorism, violence, racism, fascism, conspiracy, politics, genocide ...
Time: year 1969
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, adultery, mentally unstable, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family relations, domestic disturbance, unfulfillment, couple relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Deadly Intentions (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with ...
Plot: psychopath, doctor, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Domino Killings (1977)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, prison, crimes, chases and races, state affairs, secret agents, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, confined, espionage, terrorism, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, europe, spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 113
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: neo noir, computers and web, rebellion, undercover, assassination, terrorism, race against time, investigation, dishonesty, political intrigue, fighting the system, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 537
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: misogyny, female killer, psychopath, bag over head, sexist, best friend, vigilantism, terror, female serial killer, sexism, fat man, sexual harassment ...
Place: england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.5
 58K
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, suspicion, accountant, secret, betrayal, crime, family relations, nothing goes right, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Un eroe borghese (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intriguing look at a sinister web of power,linking politics and the mafia in modern day Italy.
Plot: scandal, assassination, business, political scandal, criminal underworld, friend, speech, husband wife relationship, friendship, trust, prime minister, banking ...
Place: sicily, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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