Movies like La machine

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La machine (1977)
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La machine (1977)
Original name: La Machine
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pierre Lentier murders an 8-year-old in horrendous circumstances. This 30-something solitary factory worker who lives on the edge of society is sentenced to death. A damning indictment of the death penalty and the manipulative behaviour of the media.
Plot: prostitution, death sentence, homosexuality, murder, factory, bar, death penalty, guillotine, canal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about murder, prostitution, police, crime, crimes, death and investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like La machine: Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), Dead Man Out (1989), In the Darkness of the Night (2004), Crime and Punishment (2002), The Stranger Within a Woman (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, sorority, friendship between women, female friendship, all female cast, women
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Dead Man Out (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is sent to evaluate if a convicted multiple murderer who's awaiting execution on Death Row for eighth year now and whose behavior during that time got more and more erratic is still mentally fit to be executed.
Plot: convict, serial killer, multiple murder, prison guard, death row, death penalty, murder, death sentence, murderer, prison, psychiatrist, mental illness
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In the Darkness of the Night (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Portugal
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A disturbing film about the Portuguese underworld of prostitution.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological, touching
Plot: adultery, prostitution, murder, dysfunctional family, family drama, mafia, white slavery, dying, sister sister relationship, nightlife, father daughter incest, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Crime and Punishment (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tashiro (Keiju Kobayashi) coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto (Tatsuya Mihashi) in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead. Although Tashiro is not a suspect in the police investigation, he is ...
Plot: confession, murder, strangulation, strangled to death
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3 Acts of Murder (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, missing person, truck, camel, investigation, writers
Time: year 1929
Place: australia
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Black Snow (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Black Snow tells the tale of a disturbed young man who, after spying on his mother with a black serviceman, finds himself unable to attain sexual arousal unless fondling a loaded gun. Later that night, he murders the GI before running amok through ...
Plot: prostitution, voyeur, eroticism, arrest, father daughter relationship, noise, sex, brothel, knife, alienation, murder, voyeurism ...
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Judge Fayard Called the Sheriff (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The young judge Fayard is not afraid of anybody as he does his work honestly.
Plot: gang, tunnel, gunfight, corruption, money, judge, gangster, murder, telephone call, police, gangsters, dead animal ...
Place: switzerland
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The Denunciation (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michel Jussieu, a film producer, returns one morning to the cabaret where he forgot his sweater. He discovers the corpse of an extreme right-wing journalist, but immediately he is knocked out. He wakes up in the police station ...
Plot: informant, torture, suspect, nazi, murder, french resistance, interrogation
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The Father (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Baba" is a bitter melodrama set in Istambul. A father is not able to earn enough money to feed his family. He is waiting to emigrate to Germany. When his landlord's son kills a man while drunk, the father is prepared to answer for ...
Plot: poverty, father, emigration, revenge, prostitution, prison, murder, rape, family relations
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The Sexy Killer (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A nurse decides to take justice in her own hands to fight the crime-syndicates of Hong Kong after her sister is drugged and abused by some local drug dealers.
Plot: prostitution, revenge, illegal drugs, drug dealer, drugs, drug abuse, bare breasts, women fight, torture chamber, martial arts, topless, female nudity ...
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The Woman to be Hanged (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 86 min.
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Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 104 min.
Story: Escaping gangsters trying to kill her because of being witness to a crime, Gloria (Victoria Abril), a young woman of lower class, comes back to Madrid, Spain and to her family. There she tries to find work and earn some money.
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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.
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Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, police, job, workplace situations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
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Two Men in Town (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.
Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: death sentence, social worker, pursuit, police, guillotine, espionage, going straight, crime, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, chase ...
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Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.
Plot: murder, domestic violence, immigrants, terror, fear, husband wife relationship, polish american, insanity, nurse, judge, ex husband ex wife relationship
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The High Price of Passion (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A college professor becomes obsessed with a prostitute.
Plot: professor, obsession, prostitute, flashback, death, older man younger woman relationship, prostitution, murder, male female relationship
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Little Girls (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Four young teenage girls are betrayed by a supposed "friend" and sold to a perverted nightclub owner who ties them up, whips them and then forces them into prostitution.
Plot: nightclub, prostitution, teenager, erotica, cemetery, sexual fantasy, bumper car, suicide, female nudity, voyeurism, dance club, bouncer ...
Place: paris france
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Hell Train (1985)
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Country: France
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Style: factual, based on true events
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Country: USA
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The Perfect Killer (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Betrayed by his girl and best friend, thief Harry Chapman (Lee Van Cleef) takes the fall for a racetrack robbery. While in prison, he is offered a chance to participate in an escape plan. What he doesn't know is that once he is on the outside, ...
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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.
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Country: France
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Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
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In the Flesh (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police detective (Ed Corbin) assigned to work a gay bar on an undercover drug operation gets hooked up with a gay student hustler (Dane Ritter). After the student witnesses a murder, the cop provides him an alibi and invites him to stay at his ...
Style: sexual, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, sexy ...
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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: psychological, bleak, thought provoking, suspenseful, contemplative ...
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