Movies like Strach

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Strach (1964)
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Strach (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A car deliberately runs down a young man on a road by a small border town. The locals recognize the dead man as one of the students who were there on volunteer work some time before. The police detectives, Major Kalas (Rudolf Hrusínský) and Lieutenant Varga (Radoslav Brzobohatý) can then get on the trail of the people with whom the victim was involved, especially at the photographic studio headed by Bohuslav Pacer (Bohus Záhorský).
Plot: spy, student, teacher, police, investigation, murder investigation, suicide, photographer, morgue, excavation, courtroom, burglary, whodunit, photograph, murder mystery, salesman, judge, older woman younger man relationship, father son relationship, vandalism, murder, store, war criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police station ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about murder, police, investigation, police investigation, police officer, crimes and crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Strach: The Killer Hides His Face (1966), A Killer on the Tracks (1970), The Sign of the Cancer (1967), Dark Sun (1980), The Face of an Angel (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Killer Hides His Face (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the forest near the village of Drahovice, a nurse from the local health center is found murdered. Three months ago, another young woman died nearby and a sexual motive was proved in the case of her murder. In the case of the nurse, the motives ...
Plot: priest, grandmother grandson relationship, binoculars, murder suspect, finding a dead body, running from police, pointing a gun at someone, reconstruction, pregnant woman, death, cottage, abusive father ...
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95%
A Killer on the Tracks (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An escort composed of three people transports a huge amount of new one-hundred crown banknotes in a special railway car. At the 196th kilometer, a village girl is waiting at the railway crossing and spots two men removing some packages from the ...
Plot: flashback, coffin, shooting, safe, police investigation, bank, train, widow, operation, bank manager, police, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Sign of the Cancer (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A murder in a hospital run by incompetents.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: female protagonist, cancer, murder suspect, secretary, hospital, suspect, suspicion, female nudity, colleague colleague relationship, doctor patient relationship, photograph, murderer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 41
Dark Sun (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A remake of Vávra's 1948 atomic age thriller Krakatit.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: gunshot, scientist, explosive, terrorism, science, terrorist, shooting, modern day adaptation, female terrorist, science gone wrong, scientific discovery
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Face of an Angel (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: suspect, murder, murder investigation, journalism, crimes, filmmaking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, documentary filmmaker, innocence, justice, delusion, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, deadly, partners, partners against crime, crime, crimes, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
In Defense of a Married Man (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lawyer's husband is having an affair. When the woman he is having the affair with is found dead. He is the prime suspect. Though he adamantly proclaims his innocence. His wife takes charge of his defense, but can she place his betrayal behind ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Plot: framed for murder, murder, adultery, love affair, love and romance, legal, crimes, dishonesty, legal action, couples, crime, murder case ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, whodunit, terrorism, crime, crimes, russian empire, murder, train, danger, political intrigue, romancing a criminal, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Oh Mercy (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: murder, police, investigation, crime scene, corpse, police officer, police detective, danger, brutality, violence, chase, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 48
Murder (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Chris Maurer is killed the day after his 21st birthday and his grieving mother, Angela Maurer, is unable to come to grips with that fact. She is taken advantage of by a self-interested journalist who only cares about getting a front-page story and ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, reporter, female protagonist, brother in law brother in law relationship, press conference, loss of son, death of son, grieving mother, campfire, storekeeper, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Young Lieutenant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, light, captivating ...
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, police, job, workplace situations, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Care (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man struggles to piece together his life after suffering years of abuse in a children's home - a personal battle made doubly difficult by crusading reporters determined to expose the scandal.
Style: touching, suspense, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: child abuse, pedophile, police investigation, sexual abuse, interview, female reporter, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, child molestation, accusation, childhood flashback, children's home ...
Place: manchester, manchester england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 2K
I'm a Killer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Inspired by true events from the 1970s, the story revolves around a young detective who becomes the head of a police unit focused on catching a rampant serial killer of women, nicknamed 'The Silesian Vampire'.
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: suspect, serial killer, investigation, murder, police, husband wife relationship, false accusation, trial, lie, murder suspect, prison, letter ...
Time: 70s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Death on the Nile (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, boat, belgian, crime, crimes
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Australian television film based on alleged events surrounding the death of Caroline Byrne in June 1995. Byrne was found in the early morning of 8 June at the base of a cliff at The Gap, a notorious suicide spot in Sydney.
Plot: millionaire, suicide, police, cliff, boyfriend, murder, model, gay, falling, bed, cheating, trial ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, murder investigation, small town, crime, mystery, police officer, scotch whiskey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Orwell has been retired from the force ever since he caught a bullet that lodged inoperably in his back. But that doesn’t mean the man called Harry O is out of the action. Moonlighting as a private sleuth, fighting off daily back pain and ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: psychopath, murder, private investigator, stalker, obsessed fan, modeling, breaking and entering, lover, fetishism, ex cop, police lieutenant, lieutenant ...
Time: 70s
Place: san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 82
Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, fighting crime, golden years, partners, crime, police investigation, police corruption, police station, heist, law enforcement, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.5
 92
Storyteller (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Story: A loose adaption of Bára Nesvadbová's novel of the same name. A novel that lacks a dramatic line and concentrates on the flow of emotions and feelings of two injured and beloved women, two women that the aging lothario Mára came between. The ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: love triangle, jealousy, false name, false identity, fake name, identification, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, finding a dead body, boarding school, police detective, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Traffic Department (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.
Plot: police, interrogation, politics, mafia, bribery, adultery, police car, crying, money, death, priest, pubic hair ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, bribery, testimony, police detective, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquency, family relations, strangulation, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Sleepwalker Killing (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Schall kills his mother-in-law and wounds his father-in-law in the middle of the night, then turns himself in. He claims, however, that he cannot remember the crime itself. His defense team finds evidence that suggests the crimes were committed ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, murder, lawyer, knife, crime scene, jury, arrest, letter, blood, hand bandage, pay phone, innocence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Murdered for Being Different (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Drama telling the true story of the murder of 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster in 2007, who was kicked to death in a park by a gang. Her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, was also severely beaten and put into a coma. The two of them were attacked because they ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, sincere
Plot: goth, goth girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, youth, violence, investigation, beating, threat, hate crime, society, teenage boy, confession ...
Time: year 2007
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, prostitute, deception, university, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, obsession, uncover truth, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 324
Fritz Lang (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Fritz Lang seeks inspiration for his first sound film by immersing himself in the case of serial killer Peter Kürten.
Plot: movie business, war wound, jail, prison, newspaper clipping, filmmaker, confession, suicide, male nudity, interview, interrogation, corpse ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, hostage, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, deadly, confined, law enforcement, legal, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%