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The Bricklayers (1976)
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The Bricklayers (1976)
Original name: Los albañiles
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When a worker is found murdered on the construction side, the investigation swiftly turns from things criminal to the political circumstances surrounding the building itself. Widespread corruption and neglect by the builder himself are seen to have brought the situation about. Much of the movie is filmed using hand-held cameras, and the majority of the dialogue is in the difficult-to-understand and very slangy Spanish dialect of Mexico City's bricklayers.
Plot: investigation, death, corruption, poverty, murder, police brutality, janitor

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, investigation, death, crimes, deadly, police and mystery mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bricklayers: El profeta Mimi (1973), The Sovereign (2008), Always Further On (1965), Motel (1984), Lolo (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
El profeta Mimi (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Childhood trauma and religious repression causes little boy to grow up and murder prostitutes.
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitution, poverty, prophet, preacher, religious, crime, crimes
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The Sovereign (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For two months a serial killer has been terrorizing the city of St. Petersburg. Every Wednesday a girl between 9 and 12 years old is the victim. The brutality of the maniac plunges city residents into horror. Parents are afraid of leaving their ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, investigation, obsession, murder, whodunit, death, maniac, child murder, suburbs
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Always Further On (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Raul (Igancio Lopez Tarso) is a white man who enjoys the simple way of life practiced by the Indians of Mexico. He does his best to try and help the tribe, but he becomes a victim of greedy land grabbers who covet the tribal property. Jaime ...
Plot: anthropologist, corruption, environmental issue, murder, exploitation, corrupt politician, deforestation, mountain, ecology, indigenous, land grab
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Motel (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The discovery of the mutilated body of a wealthy woman leads a detective to an isolated motel.
Style: neo noir
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Lolo (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lolo lives in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City. One day he is assaulted and injured out of the factory where he works. After a week of hospitalization, Lolo loses his job and is forced to seek sustenance. The accidental death of ...
Plot: poverty, corruption, murder, gang, investigation
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Jigsaw (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.
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Country: Mexico
Duration: 80 min.
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The White Orchid (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: neo noir, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
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Criminal Passion (1994)
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Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
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Red Herring (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Las Vegas homicide detective investigating his best friend uncovers a professional assassin.
Style: neo noir
Plot: murder, death, best friend, homicide detective, investigation, assassin
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Deceptions (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a wealthy socialite kills her husband, she claims self-defense. The cop assigned to the case is suspicious but becomes obsessed with the sensual young woman.
Plot: police, murder, duplicity, bikini, sex, erotica, love, seduction, femme fatale, socialite, investigation
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Las Poquianchis (1976)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the middle 70's in the mexican state of Guanajuato, authorities discover a clandestine burial ground, the corpses were from murdered prostitutes. the suspects are three sisters known as "Las Poquianchis" The sisters were very ...
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Llovizna (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Eduardo, a typical bourgeois man from Mexico City, goes on a business trip to a province, accompanied by his lover. While there, he picks up a large sum of money and, after a spat with his lover, sets off on his drive back to the city alone. On the ...
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Duration: 120 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
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I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
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The Flower with Petals of Steel (1973)
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense
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Sioux City (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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