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Secret of the Sphinx (1964)
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Secret of the Sphinx (1964)
Original name: La sfinge sorride prima di morire - stop - Londra
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: Italy, West Germany, Egypt
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shot on location in Egypt, the story unfurls like an Italian Giallo as a group of people meet under strange circumstances, and one by one they are murdered. Gold is missing so you suspect a thief is trying to cover up his crime but that might be too obvious.
Style: eurospy
Plot: murder, gold, missing person, whodunit, suspect, crimes, crime, missing
Place: egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and psychotronic films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, crime, whodunit, death and female nudity mostly in Crime, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like Secret of the Sphinx: Death on the Nile (2020), Death Occurred Last Night (1970), 3 Acts of Murder (2009), That Man in Istanbul (1965), Fanny Straw-Top (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Death on the Nile (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, boat, belgian, crime, crimes
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt
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Crimes of Passion: Roses, Kisses and Death (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The country estate of Rödbergshyttan is surrounded by heavily fragrant roses in every color. There lives the beautiful Gabriella, who Christer loves, and an invitation to their engagement party is the reason for Puck and Einar to travel there. But ...
Plot: dating, period piece, whodunit, murder, last will and testament, country estate, ouija board, missing person, human remains, ouija, police detective, clairvoyant ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden
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59%
Death Occurred Last Night (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A chief police inspector investigates the disappearance of a 25-year-old, mentally retarded woman, the daughter of a lonely widower. After she turns up dead, the cops race to find the killers before the grieving father does
Plot: revenge, murder, prostitution, kidnapping, whodunit, dead daughter, brothel, police chase, female nudity, missing daughter, pimp, missing woman ...
Place: milan italy, italy
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50%
3 Acts of Murder (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, writers, camel, investigation, missing person, truck
Time: year 1929
Place: australia
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50%
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Crimes of Passion: King Lily of the Valley (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spring is in the air and Puck and Einar, as well as Christer Wijk are invited to a wedding in Skoga. The day before the wedding, the bride-to-be enters a flower-shop in order to inspect her bridal bouquet of lily of the valley, but suddenly vanishes ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: multiple suspects, murder investigation, whodunit, police detective, wedding, affair, small town, murder, escapades, danger, violence, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
That Man in Istanbul (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American adventurer who has a gambling den in Istanbul, who is suspected to be involved in the kidnapping of a nuclear scientist, but ultimately becomes self on the search for the disappeared and gets a striving for world domination secret ...
Style: eurospy
Plot: male objectification, spy, evil man, james bond spoof, murder, espionage
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fanny Straw-Top (1984)
Genre: Crime
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the slums of Barcelona, Fanny, a woman just released from prison, tries to carry out a revenge that has nourished for years: to kill "El Gallego", the corrupt and brutal policeman who killed her boyfriend
Plot: murder, dirty cop, revenge, nude woman murdered, female nudity, pistol, murder of a nude woman, smoking in bed, domination, gunshot, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman wearing a gas mask ...
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45%
La banda Vallanzasca (1977)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Convict Roberto murders a guard and escapes from jail with his cellmate. Once free he joins a group of gangsters and becomes a professional hitman. The gang abduct a young woman and when one them attacks her, Roberto shoots him and takes her to an ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, police officer killed, ransom, police officer, prison guard, gang, jail, hostage, police officer shot, prison escape, bandit ...
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The Lady in Question (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1938, Jewish-rights activist Emma Sachs is targeted by the Nazis. When she dies, foul play is suspected. But was it the Nazis, or was it someone else? Det. Tony Rossini investigates, along with Larry "Cash" Carter, a theatre director ...
Plot: suspect, murder, female director, aunt nephew relationship, nazi, secretary, jewish, inheritance, flight attendant, nazis
Time: year 1938
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Scorpion with Two Tails (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Joan Barnard (Elvire Audray, AMAZONIA: THE KATHERINE MILES STORY), wife of archeologist Arthur Barnard (John Saxon, ENTER THE DRAGON), is being plagued by nightmares of ritualistic deaths within an ancient Etruscan tomb. Unsettling as they are, ...
Plot: zombie, murder, smuggling, whodunit, french giallo, slasher, death, drug smuggling, murder mystery, strangulation, archaeology
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Harts find themselves in the middle of a dangerous murder plot, but it isn't clear if the plot it a famous author's fictional murder-mystery, or an actual murder plot, until Jonathan finds himself the unsuspecting target of a killer. ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: island, murder, amateur detective, intrigue, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, crime, deadly, who done it, resort, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Crimes of Passion: No More Murders (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Puck and Einar decide to spend the last weeks of their vacation in Einar's idyllic childhood town Skoga. Pucks father Johannes Ekstedt, professor in Egyptology, has a household cat called Thotmes III that joins the couple. They get to borrow ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: murder investigation, murder, police detective, funeral, blackmail, vacation, whodunit, small town, flashback, lie, society, danger ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden
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36%
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Cave (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of former military elites set out to explore an uncharted abyss, not knowing their worst nightmare is waiting for them deep beneath the ground.
Style: suspense
Plot: river, abyss, cave, diving, love triangle, murder, cave in, psychopath, scuba diving, canoe, sex scene, female nudity ...
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
No Stars in the Jungle (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Argentina, Peru
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A white man searches for a legendary gold mine in the depths of the Peruvian jungle.
Style: art house
Plot: suicide, airport, fight, dream, bottle, gold, rain forest, survival, jungle, gun, city country contrast, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, friendship between women, sorority, female friendship, all female cast, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, multiple suspects, murder, cruise, private detective, investigation, mystery, deadly, heir heiress, love triangle, sphinx ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, washington d.c., england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Deadly Illusion (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A private eye hired to kill a man's wife warns her instead and then finds both are impostors.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, who done it, couple relations, infidelity, profanity, graphic violence, frame up, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, hitman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Joi Baba Felunath (1979)
Genre: Family, Adventure, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in the holy city of Benares, this is the second film about the detective Feluda, in which he goes for a holiday along with his cousin, Topshe and his friend, Lalmohan Ganguly. But the theft of a priceless deity of Lord Ganesh (the Elephant God) ...
Plot: friend, friendship, private detective, knife thrower, investigation, murder, vacation, grandfather grandson relationship, knife throwing, theft, knife, death ...
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27%
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Crime and Punishment (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Escape from Hell (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A women's prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is dealt with swiftly and savagely. The camp doctor is ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, prison, violence, death, murder, brutality, punishment, prison life, captivity, life is a bitch, partners, on the run ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tashiro (Keiju Kobayashi) coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto (Tatsuya Mihashi) in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead. Although Tashiro is not a suspect in the police investigation, he is ...
Plot: confession, murder, strangulation, strangled to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Mad Executioners (1963)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of hooded vigilantes hang wrong-doers with a subplot about another murderer. Surprise ending.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vigilante, hanging, mad scientist, drugged drink, evil man, rape, death, serial murder, serial killer, amusement park, hit by a train, murder
Place: scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The River Thief (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Diz (Joel Courtney) is a reckless teenage drifter living life on the run. Abandoned by his parents as a child, he looks out for himself and doesn't accept handouts. He takes whatever he wants and runs. Jaded and determined to answer to no one, ...
Plot: tied feet, stolen money, pendant, thief, airplane, diner, burglar, gun, murder, boat, balloon, grandfather ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This time Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnaping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, master villain, rescue, leadership, gangsters, heroes, danger, uninhibited rivalry, confined, adventure, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Joe Petrosino (2006)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Story: Italian drama starring Beppe Fiorello, Sebastiano Lo Monaco and Anna Ammirati
Plot: mafia, cosa nostra, murder, italian american, mob boss, nypd
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story (1996)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A husband and wife and their youngest son are murdered in this true story. Their two other sons are left to cope with their loss, but the local sherrif begins to suspect that one of the brothers committed the crime, and must convince the other to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, family relations, small town, siblings relations, small town life, crime, dishonesty, man forced to strip ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Operation Atlantis (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An American agent discovers that the Red Chinese have built a secret atomic city from which they will attempt to invade America.
Style: eurospy
Plot: spy, atlantis, high heels, secret agent, woman shot, shooting, secret agents, espionage
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of students take a bus to go to a small town, in order to finish a professional practice. All of them are friends, and they decide to sing some modern songs, while the other passengers are trying to sleep. One of the passengers gets angry ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, murder, suspicion, violence, student, mountain climbing, priest, lynching, college student, village, adventure, university ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Denunciation (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michel Jussieu, a film producer, returns one morning to the cabaret where he forgot his sweater. He discovers the corpse of an extreme right-wing journalist, but immediately he is knocked out. He wakes up in the police station ...
Plot: informant, murder, nazi, torture, suspect, french resistance, interrogation
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: UK, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, espionage, poison, assassination attempt, intrigue, dishonesty, deadly, chase, master villain, leadership, master criminal, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: scotland, europe, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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