Movies and TV shows like A Dark Adapted Eye

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A Dark Adapted Eye (1994)
 7.5
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A Dark Adapted Eye (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
TV show
Story: This psychological mystery/thriller, adapted from Barbara Vine aka Ruth Rendell's novel of the same name, depicts a family on the edge. Two sisters, the elder, obsessive Vera, and the younger, manipulative Eden, cut a path of secrecy and jealousy that leads to disaster.
Plot: world war two, psychopath, family relations, sister sister relationship, whodunit, memory, dysfunctional family, family secret, murder, nightmare, haunted by the past, hanging, aunt nephew relationship, aunt niece relationship, understanding, crimes of passion, flashback, mother son relationship
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s

Most similar movies to A Dark Adapted Eye

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Dark Adapted Eye: Rillington Place (2016), Ordeal by Innocence (2018), American Gothic (2016), Murder in the Heartland (1993), Killer Net (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rillington Place (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: In 1950, Timothy Evans was hanged for the murder of his baby daughter Geraldine. The police also believed that he had killed his wife Beryl. But to his final moments Evans protested his innocence. Three years later, a gruesome discovery at 10 ...
Style: dark, realistic, melancholic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, alter ego, male female relationship, criminal, british, hidden identity, mentally unstable, murderer, accused of murder, true crime
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
Style: tense, enigmatic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, alibi, secret, adopted son, suspect, country house, adoptive mother, husband wife relationship, prison, secretary ...
Time: 1950s, year 1954, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: murder, murder investigation, family secret, dysfunctional family, suspicion, serial killer, betrayal, cover up, secret, family secrets, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Murder in the Heartland (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
TV show
Story: A wanna-be tough guy and his 14-year-old girlfriend go on a murder spree.
Style: based on true events
Plot: murderer, murder, violence, psychopath, lawyer, love, execution, electric chair, serial killer
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 428
Killer Net (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Students get involved in a violent Internet-based game, around the same time as a series of murders - is there a connection?
Plot: murder, technology, young adult, computer game, female nudity, peeping, shower, student, internet, erotica, drugs, computer ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 3K
Hidden (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: DI Cadi John and DC Owen Vaughan try to solve a case involving Mali Pryce, a young woman whose body was discovered in a stream in the woods.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, twists and turns, macabre, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, father daughter relationship, police, manipulations, investigation, crimes, mysterious death, small town, family secret, agent, murder mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
And Then There Were None (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts – the improbably named Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen – the weather sours and they find themselves ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder mystery, island, murder, mysterious death, isolation, retribution, suspicion, plot twist, death, survival, investigation, whodunit ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, detective series
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, murder, career, suspicion, alcohol abuse, police officer, chief of police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 10K
Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: priest, investigation, murder, murder mystery, partners, police detective, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, who done it, village life, village ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 120
Missing (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The Altamira family celebrate Mariuno's birthday. Elisa and her cousins ask for permission to go dancing at a new club in town.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, sinister, exciting
Plot: whodunit, villainess, psychopath, female killer, tragedy, kidnapper, murder, dark secret, disappearance, mad woman, cruelty, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.1
 78K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder investigation, mother daughter relationship, hometown, self harm, journalist, small town, murder, mystery, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Agatha Christie Hour (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: This ten episode program was based on ten short stories written by Agatha Christie but with wide-ranging themes. Some were romances, some had supernatural themes and a couple were adventures. The common link was that all came from the talented pen ...
Style: anthology
Plot: criminal, supernatural, whodunit, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, riddles and clues, murder mystery, investigation, murder, whodunit, murder investigation, who done it, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The film is the first known dramatisation of one of the most notorious killing sprees in British history and was made to mark the fortieth anniversary of Hindley and Brady's trial. It was made with the full backing of the victims' ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, rivalry, mystery, investigation, violence spree, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1963, 1960s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 338
The Sculptress (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, writers, innocence, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, righting the wronged, life sentence, injustice, family problems, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.4
 13K
Foyle's War (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, world war two, war crime, espionage, undercover, police investigation, crimes of passion, spy, murder mystery, murder investigation, cold war, investigator ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, europe, new mexico, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 68K
The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, lie, secret, family drama, adultery, murder, mother son relationship, riddles and clues, therapist, murder investigation, infidelity, betrayal ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.5
 125K
Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, forensics, crimes, talented, murder, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 2K
Born to Kill (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: A seemingly ordinary, well behaved teenager's latent psychopathic desires rise to the surface when a new girl arrives in town.
Style: psychological thriller, disturbing, psychological, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: mother son relationship, psychopath, murder, teenage boy, single mother, danger, mystery, teenage life, murder investigation, brutality, teenage murderer, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, danger, crimes, murder, code breaking, intelligence, innocence, post war, trial, court ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 675
Maigret (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novels by Georges Simenon, Michael Gambon plays the eponymous detective from the Sûreté in this 1992 revival of the 1960s BBC drama series. Maigret is an intuitutive detective, who investigates his cases by watching and listening, ...
Plot: whodunit, red herring, french
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 276
Fallen Angel (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Roth Trilogy of novels by Andrew Taylor, Fallen Angel tells the story of Rosie Byfield, a clergyman's daughter, who grows up to be a psychopathic killer. It has an unusual narrative that moves backwards in time as it uncovers the ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, serial killer, psychopath, weakness, life is a bitch, betrayal, mystery, murder, violence, flashback, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shroud for a Nightingale (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: British TV mini series.
Plot: murder, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 296
Cover Her Face (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
Story: Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and murder investigation in London. Sally works at the local ...
Plot: murder, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 1K
Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: pathologist, investigation, murder, intrigue, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, law enforcement, deadly, death, who done it ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 1K
Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, whodunit, single mother, strong female presence, crime, single parent, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 476
Murderland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Murderland poses the question of tragedy and curiosity - can one move on from horrible and unexplained events that one experiences as a child, and grow up to make a new life? Or will peace come only once the truth is known? Murderland tells of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, who done it, life is a bitch, murder suspect, death of mother, mother daughter relationship, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 721
The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, police investigation, hidden identity, psychological trauma, police, secret past, forest, corpse, adaptation, blood ...
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
TV show
Story: Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, controversial
Plot: serial killer, murder, confession, police interrogation, crime scene, social worker, prostitute, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%