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: whodunit, spy, teacher, police, investigation, student, morgue, murder, photographer, murder investigation, excavation, suicide, judge, war criminal, salesman, murder mystery, older woman younger man relationship, father son relationship, store, police station, vandalism, department store, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, shopping mall, trespassing ...
Place: central europe

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Most similar movies to Strach

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, suspense and captivating films with plots about murder, investigation, murder investigation, police, police investigation, police detective and crimes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Strach: The Killer Hides His Face (1966), The Sign of the Cancer (1967), A Killer on the Tracks (1970), The Seventh Juror (1962), Circle of Deception (2021). 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: rape, police detective, murder suspect, running from police, abusive father, unfaithful husband, funeral, teenage girl, hidden money, serial killer, cemetery, teenage boy ...
Place: central europe
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95%
The Sign of the Cancer (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A murder in a hospital run by incompetents.
Style: neo noir, psychotronic
Plot: nurse, doctor, female protagonist, strong female character, doctor patient relationship, womanizer, suspect, strong female lead, cancer, female doctor, murder suspect, female killer ...
Time: 60s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: amnesiac, coworker relationship, riding a bicycle, bank manager, police detective, police investigation, police station, diabetes, witness, hospital, widow, train station ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Seventh Juror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a moment of madness a middle-aged, married and respectable pharmacist kills a young woman who is sun-bathing by a lake. Unable to take in what he has done, he flees from the scene of the crime and behaves as if nothing has happened. Eventually ...
Style: noir, neo noir, psychological thriller, french noir
Plot: witness, jury, judge, judgment, released from prison, accidental suicide, attempted rape, boat, false accusation of murder, repressed sexuality, veterinarian, killer as protagonist ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Circle of Deception (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on Ann Rule's true crime book Practice to Deceive. In this New York Times Best Seller, a small, island community is turned upside down when Russel Douglas, a local businessman, is found dead the day after Christmas.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: police investigation, murder mystery, murder investigation, who done it, murder, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, partners against crime, testimony, violence, partners ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, modern day adaptation
Plot: female terrorist, scientific discovery, science gone wrong, science, terrorism, terrorist, scientist, gunshot, explosive, shooting
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Once a Los Angeles homicide detective, Police Chief Jesse Stone now presides over the quiet, seaside village of Paradise, Massachusetts. When the facts don't add up in a brutal Boston-area murder case, Jesse opens an investigation filled with ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: serial murder, cold case, murder investigation, forensics, serial killer, crime solving, killings, investigation, unsolved crime, family relations, homicide detective, police detective ...
Place: boston
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, police station, police detective, investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, realistic
Plot: suspect, murder, murder investigation, journalism, crimes, filmmaking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, justice, innocence, delusion, forensics, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, baltimore, new york, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: adultery, infidelity, framed for murder, murder, legal, legal action, love and romance, couples, love affair, crimes, dishonesty, murder suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: psychological, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: murder, police, investigation, crime scene, corpse, police officer, police detective, violence, brutality, society, disorder, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Operation Hyacinth (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Not satisfied with the result of a murder investigation in Warsaw's gay community, an officer in 1980s communist Poland resolves to uncover the truth.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: bisexual man, gay sex, lgbt, gay interest, police, investigation, criminal, unsolved crime, murderer, uncover truth, sleuth, crime solving ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Husband My Killer (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the true story of an Australian woman that was murdered in bed next to her husband.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: gang, crime investigation, bandit, criminal, mystery, murderer, detective inspector, crimes, murder, uncover truth, murder mystery, forensics ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, light, captivating ...
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, police, job, workplace situations, cliche ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: suspenseful, sincere, touching, suspense
Plot: child abuse, pedophile, child rape, police investigation, teenage boy, female reporter, child molestation, accusation, sexual abuse, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, childhood memory, father son relationship ...
Place: manchester, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former cop looks back on the case which left him disabled and forced him to quit the force.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, intense
Plot: police, murder mystery, investigation, serial killer, police officer, constable, crime solving, suspect, crime investigation, uncover truth, homicide detective, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dissolved and Effused (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Pražský policejní inspektor Trachta a jeho nezkušený praktikant Hlaváček pátrají po záhadně zmizelém továrníkovi Bierhanzlovi. Jeho továrna se zabývala výrobou vyhlášené masti pro růst vlasů. Pan továrník však náhle ...
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Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Girl with a Bracelet (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lise (16 years old) is accused of murdering her best friend. As the trial starts, her parents stand right by her side. But once her secret life is revealed in court, the truth becomes indistinguishable.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: teenage girl, murder, murder trial, parent child relationship, lawyer, teenager, courtroom, judge, court, female protagonist, framed for murder, murderer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: private investigator, obsessed fan, murder, stalker, psychopath, modeling, fetishism, divorce, photographer, lapd, suicide, cop killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.7
 155
Private Call (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In order to avenge the murder of an old friend, a recently suspended female police officer goes undercover at an illegal gambling den where the winning prize is a night with one of the female staff.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, sexploitation film
Plot: undercover cop, illegal gambling, undercover, prostitution, murder investigation, prostitute, policewoman, police officer, police, sex tape, one night stand, seductive woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 100
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, society, crimes, golden years, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Heart Blackened (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Tae-san is a man who truly has everything: money, fame, power and two women he loves: his only daughter, Mira, and his fiancée, Yuna, a chart-topping popstar. He wants them to get along, but Mira doesn’t treat kindly her stepmother-to-be.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: murder, uncover truth, murder investigation, murder mystery, rich man, investigation, legal action, crimes, rich, lawyer, mystery, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Crooked House (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: servant, family secret, mansion, murder mystery, private detective, murder, investigation, whodunit, lady, secret, last will and testament, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, year 1957
Place: london, cairo egypt, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, society, fighting the system, legal action, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 365
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.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, exciting
Plot: husband wife relationship, murder investigation, police, adultery, child murder, serial killer, unfaithful husband, child murderess, strangler, ritual murder, confession, prisoner ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.6
 105
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, disturbing, suspenseful, melancholic, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, seductive behavior, jealousy, police detective, fake identity, teenage girl, breakup, pregnant woman, boarding school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cheating boyfriend, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 3K
I'm a Killer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: suspect, serial killer, murder, investigation, husband wife relationship, police, false accusation, court, murder suspect, lie, prison, letter ...
Time: 70s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Serial Killer 1 (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: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, murder suspect, murder trial, killer, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995, year 2001
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in a gritty and decadent 1970s America, American Boogeyman follows the elusive and charming killer and the manhunt that brought him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase ‘serial killer’.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: investigation, murder investigation, serial killer, murder, crime investigation, crime solving, murder mystery, fbi investigation, fbi agent, murderer, serial murder, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%