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The Color of Lies (1999)
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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
Plot: false accusation, child murder, crimes, investigation, couple relations, sexual abuse, crime, life is a bitch, journalism, infidelity, murder, small town life, couples, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town, deadly, celebrity culture, social relations, rape, painter, kitchen, murder investigation, journalist, beach ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty and investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Color of Lies: Inspector Bellamy (2009), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011), Just Before Nightfall (1971), Under Suspicion (1981), State of Mind (2003). 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: couple relations, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, murder, mystery, mysterious character, law enforcement, deadly, couples, police detective, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
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95%
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, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crime, quitting job, small town, crimes, funeral, reading a letter aloud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: serious, realistic, witty, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, overdose, human nature, nanny, friendship, dishonesty, deadly, couples, infidelity, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, injustice, police inspector, questioning, mystery, suspect, child murder, rape ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mind game, criminal psychologist, family problems, dishonesty, deadly, couples, law enforcement, single parent, investigation, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 295
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, realistic, serious, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: murder, false accusation, infidelity, neo noir, protagonist as suspect, crime, crimes, dishonesty, couples, deadly, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, false accusation, murder, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, couples, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, electric chair, injustice, racism, blind ambition, crime, crimes, haunted by the past, amateur detective, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: gloomy, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, murder, dangerous attraction, courtroom drama, gender, couples, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: murder, small town, church, media, investigation, journalism, crime, crimes, who done it, computers and web, love and romance, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crime, who done it, friendship, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, police corruption, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, crime, investigation, police investigation, murder, heist, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: suspenseful, tense, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, neo noir, small town, law enforcement, dishonesty, small town life, serial killer, danger, deadly, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, crime, chases and races, fugitives, crimes, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: false accusation, femme fatale, voyeurism, murder, investigation, crime, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, witnessing a crime, amateur detective, deadly, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, small town, murder, parole officer, haunted by the past, religions or cults, social relations, deadly, small town life, couples, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 895
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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: small town, investigation, drug dealing, cash, sheriff, witnessing a crime, crime, crimes, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, kidnapping, femme fatale, private detective, rivalry, righting the wronged, crimes, special agents, who done it, uncover truth, confined, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, small town life, deadly, law enforcement, legal, infidelity, vengeance, rivalry, disability, small town, dishonesty, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, deadly, intrigue, danger, rivalry, righting the wronged, law enforcement, crime, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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, uncover truth, missing child, haunted by the past, loss of child, couple relations, life is a bitch, law enforcement, interrogation, police detective, mystery, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 677
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: island, murder, special agents, mystery, witnessing a crime, crimes, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, investigation, orphan, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: sexual, realistic, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: murder, crimes of passion, dishonesty, lovers reunited, village, couple relations, manipulations, romance, crime, love and romance, couples, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexual, sexploitation film
Plot: strip club, frame up, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, who done it, couples, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, uncover truth, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, law enforcement, deadly, danger, obsession, killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1991, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: gloomy, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, deadly, superior officer, investigation, police investigation, hanging, police station, workplace, realism, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 487
In the Flesh (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police detective (Ed Corbin) assigned to work a gay bar on an undercover drug operation gets hooked up with a gay student hustler (Dane Ritter). After the student witnesses a murder, the cop provides him an alibi and invites him to stay at his ...
Style: sexual, sexy, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, murder, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, crimes, fall in love, against the rules, uncover truth, working undercover, police detective, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, false accusation, legal, investigation, military, amateur detective, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, dedicated lawyer, investigation, false accusation, legal, private detective, courtroom drama, mystery, couple relations, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%