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The Equation of Love and Death (2008)
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The Equation of Love and Death (2008)
Original name: 李米的猜想
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a mysterious death occurs, the lives of five unexpected strangers are suddenly intertwined together. A drug trafficking crime is unveiled, and through the twist and turns of the investigation, their stories unravel, and a bizarre connection is gradually discovered between them.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: investigation, crimes, vengeance, drug dealing, starting over, criminal heroes, uncontrollable, love, search, fake identity, police inspector, taxi, gas station, suicide, lie, drug smuggling, crime, countryside, kidnapping, morgue, taxi driver, poetry, letter, corpse, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and captivating films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, murder, romance and vengeance mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like The Equation of Love and Death: Angels in Fast Motion (2005), Goddess of Mercy (2003), Angela (2002), Rosario Tijeras (2005), It’s Only Make Believe (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Angels in Fast Motion (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The unflinching tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, who are struggling for survival. Maria is a pusher frau, wandering restlessly among addicts, abusers and bikers in a relentless search for love. Allan has just returned from an ill-fated trip across ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: starting over, drug abuse, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, crimes, romance, mental illness, drug dealing, overdose, organized crime, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Goddess of Mercy (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yang Rui falls in love for the cleaning woman who works in a taekwando gym, only to later discover she's an undercover cop named An Xin. An is in hiding from drug smugglers who have a score to settle with her - a raid she led resulted in the ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: romance, working undercover, rivalry, vengeance, martial arts, wooing, policewoman, love, fighting crime, investigation, danger, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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90%
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Angela (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story of an attractive Sicilian mob-wife who participates in her husband's drug-dealing business and falls for her husband's lackey.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, gangsters, crimes, romance, love and romance, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, drug dealing, going straight, store ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Rosario Tijeras (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Brazil
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Rosario Tijeras has been abused by men all her life, initially by her stepfather. Years later, she works as a paid assassin, seducing men and killing them when they least expect it. She meets Emilio, a wealthy womanizer, and his best friend, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: hitman, love triangle, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, crime, friendship, social decay, vigilantism, vengeance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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It’s Only Make Believe (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving 10 years in prison for murder, Jenny returns to society. She wants to live a quiet life and resume her responsibilities as a mother, but soon shadows from the past start to appear.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, touching
Plot: prison, family relations, starting over, haunted by the past, adoption, criminal heroes, hopes, murder, crimes, drug dealing, strong female character, release from prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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57%
Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, down on your luck, stoners, crime, rivalry, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unfriend (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On Christmas Day, 15 year old David finds out that his boyfriend, Jonathan has taken another lover. The discovery leads him on the brink of depression making him think of ways to have him back at all cost. He has invited Jonathan to see him on this ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: vengeance, teenage life, teenage love, youth, dishonesty, social misfits, suicide, obsession, gay, gender, gays and lesbians, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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56%
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Salvo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house to eliminate a man, he discovers Rita, a young blind girl who powerlessly stands by while her brother is assassinated. Salvo tries to close those ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, gang war, crimes, murder, danger, mafia, romance, fall in love, couples, blind woman, deadly, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Icharus Broken (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After four years in prison, Bobby is released into a world he no longer recognizes. His exgirlfriend Penny is abusing drugs. Their daughter is in foster care. Bobby's sister is in the process of rebuilding her life after a bad relationship.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: love, romance, hopes, prostitute, couples, addiction, destiny, drug abuse, haunted by the past, vengeance, starting over, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sex, Lies and Death (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Viviana (Andrea Lopez) and Alicia (Martha Isabel Bolaños) have never met, but they're about to get intimately acquainted. One day, while tipping drinks back in a bar, the two women strike up a conversation that quickly turns personal, Viviana ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, battle of the sexes, misogynist, dysfunctional marriage, abusive husband, lust, lesbian, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Gunrunner (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1926. The Chinese Civil War. Drifter Ted Beaubien is captured and forced to witness his girlfriend's execution. He finally escapes and vows to avenge her death by taking on a deadly mission to buy guns abroad and smuggle them back. Arriving in ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, femme fatale, intrigue, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, arms dealing, crimes, crime, kidnapping, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: canada, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Dae-gil has been skilled with his hands and has shown a strong desire for winning ever since he was a child. He will succeed his uncle and jump into the world of Tazza, risking his life in competition.
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, betrayal, rivalry, gambler, vengeance, criminal's revenge, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, seoul, busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Gangster (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Antonio Moro works for gangster boss Thomas Steel. He lives happily with his girlfriend Tanya who is expecting their child. Antonio's future looks bright, until one evening when he is ordered to kill a person who is close to all of them.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, love affair, neo noir, assassination, love and romance, law enforcement, deadly, moral dilemma, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Wonderful Night in Split (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Croatia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set over the course of a New Year's Eve night in the Croatian port city of Split, where it follows three parallel plots. The first plot line features a small-time drug dealer Nike (Marinko Prga) and a young widow Marija (Nives ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak
Plot: drug abuse, murder, neo noir, crimes, juvenile delinquency, dealer, new year, drug dealing, small town, new year's eve, social decay, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
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American Visa (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Bolivia, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After being denied an American visa, a Bolivian professor becomes involved in a web of criminal activities, holds-up the American consulate and falls for a beautiful prostitute from the Bolivian lowlands.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: fall in love, starting over, immigrants, romance, love and romance, society, politics, crimes, estrangement, couples, visa, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Post Mortem (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this tough French-Canadian drama, two outsiders -- one who works with the law, another who lives outside it -- come together with unfortunate consequences. Linda (Sylvie Moreau) is a devoted single mother who will do anything to support her ...
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: sexual content, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, love and romance, single parent, graphic violence, heist, family relations, radio talk show, introvert, blues music ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
People Mountain People Sea (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story of vengeance set in China’s wild Southwest, where brutality can be the norm rather than the exception.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, track down, redemption, murder, poverty, crimes, journey, danger, rivalry, hopes, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 420
Another Woman (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a brutal attack leaves Lisa Temple without her memory, her husband declares that she is another woman. She begins to find out just what that means when she begins to try to recover that lost memory. The life that emerges is one of a bitter and ...
Style: emotional, psychological, clever, serious, talky ...
Plot: memory loss, self discovery, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, couples, starting over, investigation, haunted by the past, crimes, amnesia, doctor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Identity Theft (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie is rated 14+ because it includes: -Sexual content and Nudity, by this it only shows kisses between the two main characters and ways of showing affection like hugging, ect. It also shows women in no such lingere, nor men. All characters ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: cons and scams, woman in danger, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, impersonation, identity theft, female stalker, crime, criminal heroes, secretary, photocopier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Suzhou River (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, China, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, river, mistaken identity, mermaid, destructive relationship, couples, haunted by the past, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, ransom, smuggling ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Virgil Bliss (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fresh out of a long stretch in prison, Virgil Bliss (Clint Jordan) vows to go straight in this gritty, character-driven drama. But finding a job, a wife and a sense of purpose doesn't come easy when you're living in a halfway house ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prostitute, prison, going straight, redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, downfall, looking for love, drug abuse, heist, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Between the Canals (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, juvenile delinquency, moral dilemma, urban ghetto life, working class, society, crime gone awry, drug dealing, unemployment, police detective, life is a bitch, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social decay, gang, drug dealing, crimes, teenage life, kids in trouble, society, going straight, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: confined, prison life, prison, introspection, death row, murder, family problems, criminal heroes, hopes, crimes, redemption, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Who the Hell's Bonnie and Clyde? (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film tells the true story of a young couple 'The Hungarian Bonnie & Clyde'.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the run, bank robbery, chases and races, crimes, romance, runaway, crime, car chase, weapons, female director, tattoo, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, debt, investigation, money, crimes, crime, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gambling, blackmail, loan, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, law enforcement, deadly, introspection, everyday life, crime, mayor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Double Hour (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A chambermaid and a former cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a turn for the worse when her mysterious past is revealed.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: death of lover, investigation, haunted by the past, love, crimes, uncover truth, maid, life is a bitch, psychology, male female relationship, sex, chambermaid ...
Place: europe, italy, buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Chandni Bar (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Chandni Bar, a film directed by Madhur Bhandarkar depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: female protagonist, gangsters, rape, crime, vengeance, political unrest, rich and poor, crimes, dancer's life, prostitute, tough heroes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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David (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, love, musician, criminal heroes, crimes, love and romance, romance, hopes, village, multiple storylines, destiny, crime ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: london, england, asia, india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%