Movies like The Axe

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The Axe (1969)
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The Axe (1969)
Original name: Baltagul
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A breathtaking story in which a woman goes in search of her husband.
Plot: search, axe, dog, village, forest, winter, peasant, murder, widow
Place: romania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and gloomy films with plots about murder, village, lawyer, revenge, police officer, police and death mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Axe: The Uprising (1966), The Punishment (1976), Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), Crime and Punishment (2002), The Stranger Within a Woman (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Uprising (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After years of deplorable conditions of poverty and injustice, peasants revolt against the landowners, the social elite, and police in this routine social drama. A peasant woman is raped by a lecherous wealthy lesbian, and chaos breaks out in the ...
Plot: rebellion, ancient, village, winter, torture, arson, punishment, peasant
Time: 90s
Place: transylvania, romania
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95%
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The Punishment (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1919 at the end of WW1 Romanian peasant Manolache Preda returns to his native village where he finds his woman taken by another and his land sold to the local landowner.
Plot: verdict, countryside, death, prosecutor, jealousy, rape, betrayal, revenge, escape, guilt, envy, convict ...
Time: year 1919
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
55%
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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: confession, murder, strangulation, strangled to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Katalin Varga (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart, looking to punish those who once abused her. For years, Katalin has been keeping a terrible secret. Hitchhiking with two men, she was ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: rape, haunted by the past, buried truth, revenge, rape victim, gang rape, pregnant from rape, rape revenge, rape and revenge, obsession, murder, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, transylvania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Woman to be Hanged (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Directed by Basar Sabuncu.
Plot: murder, voyeurism, old man, young woman, dysfunctional marriage, planned murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 196
Angel's Leap (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this French crime thriller, you can leave the mob, but the mob won't leave you. Louis (Jean Yanne) has retired to a Thailand plantation with an Asian wife and child. Back in Marseilles, however, because a no-holds-barred gang war has broken ...
Plot: revenge, killer, unfaithful wife, mafia don, murder, brother brother relationship, politician, italian american, police, plantation, self justice, mafia ...
Place: bangkok thailand, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Captain Martens Brothers (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Historical movie based on the "fratii Jderi" book. The movie is in the top 20 most watched Romanian movies.
Plot: medieval, battles, barbarian, battle, village
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Don't Tempt the Devil (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lovely young nurse finds herself framed for the murder of a hospital patient who died after she administered an injection.
Plot: nurse, injection, femme fatale, will, cynicism, interrogation, trial, adultery, lawyer, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Flag in the Mist (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan's top lawyer to defend her brother. Unfortunately ...
Plot: trial, murder, revenge, baseball player, lawyer, retribution, evidence, cigarette lighter, french restaurant, flashback, class differences, witness
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Love Story, Lindenfeld (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Klaus Bernath, a wealthy German citizen, decides, after many years, to visit his birthplace, of the Banat Swabian village Lindenfeld, in Romania. Since the village has been deserted for many decades, his son and his biographer decide to reconstruct ...
Plot: migration, village
Place: germany, romania, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Police, Adjective (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A cop named Cristi must go undercover to trail teen Victor who is suspected of selling pot in the north-eastern city of Vasliu.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, tense, touching ...
Plot: drug dealing, police investigation, juvenile delinquency, crimes, power relations, workplace, against the rules, fighting the system, law enforcement, workplace situations, police detective, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Dictator's Guns (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a prospective vessel, the "Dragoon", Cournot reports his ...
Plot: ex husband, police officer, seaplane, arms smuggling, sailor, wound, sailboat, diving, murder, captain, police, underwater
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, mass murder, anti semitism, war correspondent, jewish
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, meditative ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, forensic, crimes, forensics, search, deadly, law enforcement, introspection, everyday life, crime, mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Workers, Peasants (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of men and women have been brought together after World War II, when Italy regained its national and territorial unity. They make up a primitive community which seeks to erase not only the distress created by the war but also the hardships ...
Style: light
Plot: female director, classroom, reading, snow, fascist, beating, widow, tree, class struggle, winter, runaway, forest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Glass Cell (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Portugal
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man is wrongfully imprisoned for five years. Once out, he hears about his wife's supposed adventures outside of their marriage and becomes increasingly jealous.
Plot: release from prison, jealousy, lawyer, bookstore, murder, birthday party, architect, bankruptcy, job seeking, cheating
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Inn on the River (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer named The Shark is terrorizing London by killing his victims with a speargun and then, dressed in a scruba-diver's wetsuit, using the city's sewer tunnels to make his getaway.
Plot: harpoon, river, smuggling, smuggler, scuba diver, murder
Place: scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Proof of the Man (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.
Plot: killer, police detective, killed in a car accident, elevator, witness, murder, multiple murder, police investigation, dying words, straw hat, fashion show, serial killer
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Most Gentle Confessions (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Algeria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: hearing, murder, police arrest, police officer, street market, ex convict, confession, police, prison, police raid, wrist slitting, city hall ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serial killer, strangled to death, isolated place, scarf, murder, will, pianist, castle, last will and testament, whodunit
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Father (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Baba" is a bitter melodrama set in Istambul. A father is not able to earn enough money to feed his family. He is waiting to emigrate to Germany. When his landlord's son kills a man while drunk, the father is prepared to answer for ...
Plot: poverty, emigration, father, prostitution, murder, rape, prison, revenge, family relations
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
I, Pierre Rivière, having slaughtered my mother, my sister and my brother… (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Based on documents compiled by leading French philosopher Michel Foucault, this unique and original film charts the gruesome events which took place in a Normandy village in 1835, when a young man, Pierre Rivière, murdered his mother, sister and ...
Style: factual, based on true events
Plot: infidelity, murder, family conflict, power relations, punishment, philosophy, matricide, murder investigation, sororicide, countryside, peasant, fratricide ...
Time: 1830s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Axiliad (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young, idealistic poet, turns his back on civilization and goes to small, backwood village, rents a bed in the house of an old woman, and decides to make his living as a lumberjack. Soon he realizes that the world around him is far from perfect.
Plot: train, colleague, lumberjack, male female relationship, forest, tree, love, village, old lady, dream, winter, young woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.
Plot: murder, domestic violence, immigrants, nurse, insanity, fear, ex husband ex wife relationship, judge, terror, husband wife relationship, polish american
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, sincere ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, danger, testimony, family life, dishonesty, youth, witnessing a crime, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1985, year 1991 ...
Place: sicily, europe, sicily italy, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
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A Crime (1993)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: "Un Crime" takes place over a single night, between 10pm and 6am. It takes place in a single setting - a millionaire's apartment in Lyon. The film is about the conflict between two men, alone, face to face in the closed world of the ...
Plot: guilt, death, pubic hair, shower, male nudity, pianist, high society, lawyer, female nudity, murder, corpse, piano ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 818
The Wise Guys (1965)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hector Valentin (Bourvil) returns to France from Canada when he inherits a small sawmill. He has difficulties restarting the run-down operation which has inefficient workers and is hampered by the dirty tactics of its bigger...
Plot: revenge motive, sawmill, gambler, axe, brawl, forest, rivalry, ex convict, convict, auction, dice, parole officer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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