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The Color of Lies (1999)
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 2K
The Color of Lies (1999)
Original name: Au cœur du mensonge
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial town where people all know each other and regularly meet at the Bar des Amis, René is increasingly unsettled by the other inhabitants' suspicions and by the inspector's investigation. Children stop coming to him for lessons. His wife, Viviane, a district nurse, protects him and supports him with her love. However, a self-centred media-star writer adds to René's confusion...
Style: tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: false accusation, child murder, crimes, investigation, couple relations, sexual abuse, performer's life, crime, life is a bitch, journalism, infidelity, murder, couples, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town, deadly, celebrity culture, social relations, rape, painter, police, kitchen, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, crime, law enforcement, investigation and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Color of Lies: Inspector Bellamy (2009), Under Suspicion (1981), State of Mind (2003), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011), Just Before Nightfall (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, mysterious character, uncover truth, police detective, couples, mystery, crimes, couple relations, family relations, who done it, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
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95%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, child murder, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 111
State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, family problems, dishonesty, mind game, legal, criminal psychologist, couples, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, mystery, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, murder, crime, crimes, quitting job, small town, police officer, tattoo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Just Before Nightfall (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married man (Michel Bouquet) who killed the wife of his best friend during a tryst feels compelled to turn himself in.
Style: realistic, tense, cynical, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, drug abuse, advertising, dishonesty, couples, deadly, love triangle, overdose, nanny, betrayal, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, danger, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, murder, crimes, mystery, false accusation, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, legal, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, police investigation, murder investigation, small town, crime, mystery, police officer, shot point blank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 298
Linda (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. - From IMDB
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: infidelity, neo noir, false accusation, murder, conspiracy, love and romance, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, couples, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 2K
Swoon (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, murder, crime, danger, legal, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, couples, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, deadly, who done it, crime, crimes, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, estate, multiple suspects ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, racism, haunted by the past, society, amateur detective, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Murder Ordained (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: small town, murder, church, manipulations, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, couple relations, dangerous attraction, crime, love and romance, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Inspector Lavardin (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, friendship, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crime, village life, legal, police corruption, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 1K
Eye of God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A small Oklahoma town is stripped of its innocence when one of its boys (Nick Stahl) turns up mute and bloodied by the lakeside. Unable to tell his story, the local sheriff (Hal Holbrook) embarks on a quest to uncover the roots of a gruesome crime. ...
Style: gloomy, contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, small town, pregnancy, warden, parole officer, abortion, small town sheriff, couple relations, love and romance, teenage life, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: strip club, dangerous attraction, false accusation, woman in danger, amateur detective, life is a bitch, obsession, murder, frame up, couples, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, crime, heist, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, investigation, journalism, who done it, psychopath, deadly, law enforcement, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, femme fatale, uncover truth, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 700
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, orphan, investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, danger, witnessing a crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 2K
SK1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, uncover truth, obsession, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, loss of child, law enforcement, couple relations, life is a bitch, police detective, interrogation, mystery, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 50s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, crime, workplace, deadly, partners, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Monsieur Hire (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man simple life becomes more complicated.
Style: sexy, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, femme fatale, voyeurism, murder, investigation, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, witnessing a crime, crime, uncover truth, deadly, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, family life, crimes, family relations, social relations, mental illness, deadly, murder, small town, gory, small town life, store ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, race against time, journalism, missing child, kidnapping, police, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 918
Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: small town, drug dealing, investigation, sheriff, cash, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, murder, crime gone awry, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 172
Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, deadly, family problems, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, fall in love, crumbling marriage, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Heroine of Hell (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Crime - Catherine Keener stars in this made-for-TV drama as Magda, an artist who has strong ideas about the notion of retribution and personal justice against those who have hurt other people emotionally. - Catherine Keener, Wendy Phillips, ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: murder, injustice, infidelity, couples, deadly, dishonesty, obsession, performer's life, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, artists and showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: legal, embezzlement, political corruption, dishonesty, legal investigation, couple relations, legal action, law enforcement, couples, disorder, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%