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The Woman Who Buys the Local Newspaper (2016)
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The Woman Who Buys the Local Newspaper (2016)
Original name: 地方紙を買う女
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a woman committed double suicide in Kanazawa City. Immediately after the incident, Yoshiko Shiota, a woman living in Tokyo, contacts the local newspaper of Kanazawa, saying she wants to read the novel serialized in it by Ryuji Sugimoto. How did this woman know the novel is serialized in the newspaper? And why does she want to start reading it in the middle of the story? Which article was she actually interested in? Sugimoto cannot help making his own investigations about Yoshiko, but the more he searches, the more astonishing facts come to light...
Plot: novelist, blackmail, reporter, newspaper, wife husband relationship, train, legs, mini dress, leg, short skirt, husband, bus stop, long distance relationship, double suicide, geisha, set up, amateur detective, assistant, flute, security guard, police detective, nightclub, politician, dress, murder ...

Most similar movies to The Woman Who Buys the Local Newspaper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and clever films with plots about murder, investigation, mystery, crime, deadly, crimes and death mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Woman Who Buys the Local Newspaper: The Brain Man (2013), Living to Die (1990), The Naked Edge (1961), State of Play (2009), Scoop (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 802
The Brain Man (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A seemingly random series of bombings in a provincial city. The latest target is a public bus route. Detective Chaya chased terrorists and arrested a mysterious man with keen intelligence and physical power. The psychologist in charge of evaluating ...
Style: sadistic
Plot: japanese woman, skirt, lesbian, bus, cell phone, photograph, psychopath, wine, apology, nickname, umbrella, telephone ...
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95%
Living to Die (1990)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A burned-out private detective in Las Vegas gets involved in blackmail and murder.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, blackmail, gambling, strong sexual content, crime, false accusation, mystery, ex-cop, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 797
The Naked Edge (1961)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Anderson's 1961 suspense thriller stars Deborah Kerr as a London wife who suspects her wealthy husband (Gary Cooper) might be a murderer. The cast also includes Eric Portman, Diane Cilento, Hermione Gingold and Michael Wilding. This was ...
Plot: blackmail, suspicion, playwright, laundry, stalker, straight razor, slum, anonymous letter, shaving, defense attorney, dictaphone, steam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
 123K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, political conspiracy, newspaper, politics, journalism, corruption, congress, journalist, reporter, assassin, investigative journalism, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.7
 74K
Scoop (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, serial killer, journalist, journalism, magic, drowning, murder, aristocracy, swimming pool, mystery, afterlife, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.6
 841
Castle of Sand (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Yoshitaro Nomura’s 1975 film of Seicho Matsumoto’s immensely popular detective story tells the tale of two detectives, Imanishi (Tetsuro Tamba) and Yoshimura (Kensaku Morita), tasked with tracking down the murderer of an old man, found ...
Plot: police investigation, class differences, shame, childhood memory, composer, business trip, runaway, father son relationship, small town, concert, bar, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Dead Talk Back (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A psychic researcher attempts to solve a murder by using a radio that enables him to speak with the dead.
Style: surprise ending, based on supposedly true story
Plot: laboratory, suspect, parking lot, police car, radio, typewriter, interrogation, newspaper, murder, confession, pantyhose, porch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Plot: murder, mini skirt, school uniform, japanese schoolgirl, lawyer client relationship, schoolgirl, schoolgirl uniform, ex convict, sailor uniform, short skirt, japanese girl, lawyer ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 348
Shadowman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Clad in a featureless red mask, The Man Without A Face is involved in a single-minded pursuit of the fabled treasure of the Knights Templar in this tribute to the pulp adventure stories of Louis Feuillade.
Plot: gold, attempted murder, metal detector, abduction, hidden camera, private detective, mask, gunfight, masked man, police investigation, eavesdropping, auction ...
Place: scotland yard, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Murder on the Orient Express (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's classic whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century. World-famous sleuth Hercule Poirot has just finished a case in Istanbul and is returning home to London onboard the luxurious Orient Express. But, the train comes to a ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: train, murder, private detective, revenge, crime, investigation, on the road, mystery, repayment, who done it, crimes, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, belgrade
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Chicken with Vinegar (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: small town, murder, crime, amateur detective, mystery, inspector, corruption, province, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Parallel Corpses (1982)
Genre: Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: blackmail, death, sex, hidden corpse, lolita, stepfather, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Snow White Murder Case (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Beautiful Noriko Miki works at a cosmetic company. One day, Noriko is murdered. People begin to suspect her co-worker Miki Shirono might have killed her. Television begins to cover her story. A TV show interviews Miki Shirono's colleagues, ...
Plot: social media, planned murder, mystery, eye candy, woman wearing a miniskirt, legs, short skirt, mini skirt, mini dress, virgin, shorts, japanese woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 542
Murder Is Easy (1982)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: American computer whiz Luke Williams meets elderly Lavinia Fullerton on a London-bound train. She reveals she's discovered the identity of a serial killer in her village and is going to report it to Scotland Yard. When she's murdered after ...
Plot: cigarette smoking, murder, train, revenge, doctor, secretary, photograph, heroin, funeral, riding a bicycle, small town, chauffeur ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Death will return (1961)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Adapted from Nikos Foskolos’ theatrical play. On a terribly stormy night, in a secluded hotel, the owner, Brigadier Norton, is murdered. Prime suspects: his daughter Elena, his second wife Liza, Liza’s niece and her fiancé, Norton’s ...
Style: suspense
Plot: morphine, mansion, murder, neo-noir, mirror, piano, neo noir, gun, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, riddles and clues, train, murder, mystery, partners against crime, crime, murder investigation, investigation, missing person, who done it ...
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Scandal: 15 Minutes of Fame (2001)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, an asping actress, a reporter, and a lawyer, hatch a scheme to enrich each other. The actress will fake a sexual harassment charge against a politician and get a lot of publicity, the reporter will get the scoop, and the lawyer will get ...
Plot: actress, sex, reporter, lawyer, sexual harassment, scam, politician, scandal, female nudity, erotica, scheme, false accusation
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Manhattan Night (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to ...
Plot: incest, video camera, blackmail, investigation, affair, wife husband relationship, neo-noir, newspaper man, tabloid, temptation, death, sex from behind ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the midst of a spat, film critic Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy) accidentally kills his lover. Though Thorpe covers his tracks, he raises the suspicions of a private investigator (James Cromwell), who then tries to blackmail him. Thorpe also falls ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: murder, unfaithful wife, neo noir, private detective, blackmail, investigation, mystery, femme fatale, hollywood, protagonist as suspect, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lords of London (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tony is a notorious gangster with a big problem. He has woken up in an abandoned farmhouse, with blood on his shirt, and no memory of how he got there. He stumbles into a small town and discovers he’s in an Italian village that seems to be lost in ...
Style: british noir
Plot: wife husband relationship, purgatory, italian woman, period piece, flashback, death, violence, murder, gangster, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hitch Hike to Hell (1977)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Howard is mild-mannered and slightly simple-minded, with a habit of picking up teenage hitchhikers while driving his delivery routes. Sometimes the girls admit to being runaways, and if they claim to hate their mothers it drives Howard into a ...
Plot: rape, sex, van, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, white panties, fondling, outdoor sex, bare breasts, panties, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Cater Street Hangman (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.
Plot: murder, adultery, serial killer, pregnancy, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, doctor, blood, loss of sister, inspector
Time: victorian england, 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Girl in the Fog (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Donato Carrisi, THE GIRL IN THE FOG is a gripping and chilling thriller that brings us to a hazy mountain village where enigmatic Detective Vogel is investigating on the sudden disappearance of fifteen-year-old Anna ...
Plot: investigation, accusation, schoolgirl, reporter, murder, girl, suspect, teacher, psychiatrist, disappearance, hotel room, newspaper ...
Place: italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ken Malansky, a law student of Perry Mason's, is accused of murdering a fellow student. Perry is reluctant to take on his case as the victim was the son of a close friend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, college, university, hotshot lawyer, mystery, legal investigation, courtroom drama, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Inspector Lavardin (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: serious, cynical, realistic, clever, surprise ending
Plot: murder, paparazzi, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, mystery, village, serial killer, ocean or sea, investigation, small town, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 564
The Squeaker (1963)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Scotland Yard investigates a series of murders where the victims have died by snake venom poisoning.
Plot: snake, blackmail, police detective, crime investigation, tiger, animal bite, blowgun, reporter, poison, murder
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, mystery, small town, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, gun held to head, hit and run, police chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, arms dealing, investigation, police, medical, arms deal, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Confidence Man (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Policeman Stevie Grimes never lost his trust in the police force but has been suspended a few months for accidentally shooting and killing a young boy. Because of lack of evidence in court and with some help from his former partner, Stevie soon ...
Plot: car, stripper, strip club, truth, extortion, bad luck, surveillance, loyalty, set up, apprentice, undercover, bribe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 441
The Odds (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, high school, illegal gambling, poker, handgun, betting, mystery, teenage life, suburbs, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%