Movies like The Third Solution

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The Third Solution (1988)
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The Third Solution (1988)
Original name: Russicum - I Giorni Del Diavolo
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Roman Catholic Pope is planning a reconciliatory meeting with the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, an event awaited for many generations. But suddenly, right while the Pope is addressing the crowds gathered in the Piazza Navone, a nun is assassinated by a Ukrainian, placing the upcoming talks between the two leaders in jeopardy. And the head of the American diplomatic corps (the nun was an American) assigns the investigation of the killing to one of his underlings, which leads the young man to investigate the Russicum, a center for the study of Russia within the Vatican city. And from there he finds himself caught up in an intrigue of international proportions, filled with agents and double agents, and ending with a revelation most unexpected.
Plot: agent, nun, pope, espionage, vatican, conspiracy, diplomat, double agent, murder, catholic, catholicism, ukrainian, priest, reconciliation
Place: rome italy, italy, russia, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, crime and female nudity mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Third Solution: Corleone (1978), Excellent Cadavers (1999), Two Gentlemen 'N' (1962), The Amateur (1981), Marathon Man (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 176
Corleone (1978)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?
Plot: mafia, friendship, murder, politics, corruption, violence, survival, gunfight, destiny, mafia don
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: cosa nostra, tough law enforcer, gangsters, legal investigation, crimes, criminal heroes, state affairs, crime, rivalry, journalism, battles, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Two Gentlemen 'N' (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kazmierz Dziewanowicz's hobby is very strange. He collects people who were born on the 29th of February. One day he sees that in his collection there are two men with the same name, the same birth place, the same date of birth and the same ...
Style: microfilm
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 754
The Amateur (1981)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: intrigue, murder, politics, hostage, espionage, destiny, assassination, terrorism, rivalry, graphic violence, deadly, political corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, czech republic, europe, eastern europe, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.5
 57K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, attempted murder, vengeance, espionage, intrigue, rivalry, investigation, trap, betrayal, stabbing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political corruption, deadly, police investigation, crime, life is a bitch, state affairs, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Merciless Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.
Plot: security guard, police shootout, police officer bombed, security guard killed, director cameo, police officer killed, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest, police officer, foreigner, murder
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 2K
The Formula (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, intrigue, danger, deadly, dishonesty, who done it, world war two, conspiracy, uncover truth, state affairs, crime ...
Place: west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Crimes of Passion: Tragedy in a Country Churchyard (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A murder investigation takes detective Christer Wijk to a small village, where he needs to separate rumors and facts to trail the murderer.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder, priest, murder investigation, police detective, church, village, christmas, winter, crime, crimes, danger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gang War in Milan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Milan pimp faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite organized crime in Italy.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, crime, rivalry, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, urban, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 897
The Assassin (1961)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A socialite is murdered and her playboy lover is brought in for questioning. During his stay in custody we get to see the real sneaky playboy in action via flashback. Is he guilty or just a sleaze.
Style: suspense
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Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 837
Order of Death (1983)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York policeman imprisons and tortures an admitted cop-killer, but finds the tables turned when his victim refuses to break and in fact urges more punishment
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 5K
Mute Witness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billy is mute, but it hasn't kept her from becoming a successful makeup artist. While in Russia, working on a film directed by her sister's boyfriend, Andy, Billy finds herself trapped in the studio one night and is horrified to see a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mute, snuff, police, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, gang, chase, filmmaking, russian, investigation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kidnap Syndicate (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: cult film, psychotronic
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Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Weapon, The Hour, The Motive (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sexually-promiscuous priest is stabbed to death inside a church
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Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 177
Assignment K (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: eurospy
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Place: england, austria, europe, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hassel 05 - Terrorns Finger (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 43
The Missing (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Listening (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, on the run, manhunt, rivalry, dishonesty, working undercover, life turned upside down, danger, undercover, rebellion, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hassel 06 - Offren (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Criminal detective Roland Hassel and his colleague Bolinder is investigating a criminal gang involved in the meat packing business. Bolinder is murdered in front of Hassel and the criminals are out to kill Hassel, the only witness.
Plot: criminal gang, murder, police investigation, police detective, police procedural, crime investigation, kicked in the crotch, police officer killed, contamination
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Rape of a Nun (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young girl is forced by her father to become a nun. But soon she finds out that dark secrets are hiding behind the convent walls and that she's there to serve lustful human masters and not God.
Plot: convent, nun, rap, rape, sex, evil nun
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Special Killers (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
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Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 3K
Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, espionage, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 43
The Big Hurt (1986)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reporter looking into the death of a research scientist finds more deaths connected to the man, including some dubious "suicides". He discovers that the scientist may have been killed to cover up a secret government plot concerning ...
Plot: scientific experiment, secret service agent, mind control, government, femme fatale, suicide, death of mother, newspaper editor, investigative reporter, journalist, neo noir, conspiracy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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