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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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Most similar movies to Secret of the Sphinx

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about murder, whodunit, crimes, crime, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief) and danger 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: whodunit, murder mystery, murder, belgian, boat, crime, crimes
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt
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95%
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: ouija, last will and testament, missing person, murder, dating, ouija board, country estate, murder investigation, police detective, whodunit, clairvoyant, period piece
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: kidnapping, murder, revenge, whodunit, prostitution, brothel, police investigation, female nudity, missing daughter, pimp, dead daughter, death of daughter ...
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, truck, missing person, camel, writers, investigation
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: multiple suspects, murder investigation, whodunit, police detective, wedding, affair, murder, small town, escapades, danger, violence, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: james bond spoof, espionage, evil man, spy, murder, male objectification
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, woman wearing a gas mask, smoking in bed, murder of a nude woman, domination, gunshot, female nudity, gun, nude woman murdered, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, ransom, traffic policeman, hostage, escape, police officer killed, police officer knocked unconscious, police officer shot, police officer shot in the chest, prison escape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: murder, suspect, female director, flight attendant, nazi, inheritance, aunt nephew relationship, jewish, secretary, nazis
Time: year 1938
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Scorpion with Two Tails (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 94 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, whodunit, smuggling, slasher, death, archaeology, drug smuggling, french giallo, murder mystery, strangulation
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, mind bending, serious
Plot: island, murder, amateur detective, intrigue, dishonesty, deadly, who done it, mystery, crimes, resort, romance, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: murder investigation, murder, police detective, vacation, whodunit, blackmail, lie, flashback, small town, funeral, society, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: abyss, scuba diving, diving, murder, river, canoe, cave, psychopath, love triangle, cave in, female nudity, sex scene ...
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: river, raft, amazon jungle, bottle, love, airport, murder, jungle, gold, rain forest, city country contrast, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, friendship between women, female friendship, female bonding, all female cast, sorority, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Pardon (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Toni Jo tries to break her husband, Cowboy, out of prison and becomes an instant sensation due to her beauty.
Plot: beauty, cowboy, prison, murder, electric chair, boxing match, bank robber, trial, crimes, crime
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, multiple suspects, murder, cruise, private detective, murder mystery, investigation, mystery, deadly, heir heiress, love triangle, sphinx ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, washington d.c., england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Plot: murder, private detective, amateur detective, law enforcement, couples, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), who done it, infidelity, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Sphinx (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Egypt, Hungary
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs - murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse!
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mummy, murder, curse, pyramid, museum, archaeologist, ancient mystery, mystery, escapades, graphic violence, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, knife, grandfather grandson relationship, knife thrower, knife throwing, thief, investigation, murder, death, theft, private detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
26%
The Indian Scarf (1963)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a wealthy man dies, his avaricious relatives look forward to inheriting all his money. However, he leaves a provision in his will that they all must spend a week together in his castle before they will be able to inherit anything. At the castle ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: death, scarf, murder, will, pianist, whodunit, castle
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: jungle, prison, violence, murder, death, brutality, punishment, rebellion, partners, chases and races, life is a bitch, captivity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: murder, confession, strangulation, strangled to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serial murder, drugged drink, evil man, rape, death, murder, hit by a train, mad scientist, amusement park, serial killer
Place: scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: balloon, robbery, stolen money, gun, grandfather, necklace, diner, waitress, murder, drugs, thief, river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, escapades, adventure, gangsters, chases and races, rescue, rivalry, danger, crime, crimes, master villain ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Joe Petrosino (2006)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Story: Italian drama starring Beppe Fiorello, Sebastiano Lo Monaco and Anna Ammirati
Plot: mafia, mob boss, nypd, cosa nostra, murder, italian american
Time: 1900s
Place: palermo italy, new york, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town life, deadly, crime, crimes, siblings relations, small town, police investigation, family relations, mass murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, secret agents, espionage, shooting, high heels, woman shot, secret agent, atlantis
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%