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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: blackmail, reporter, newspaper, novelist, train, wife husband relationship, geisha, politician, nightclub, murder, amateur detective, husband, assistant, police detective, husband wife relationship, dress, security guard, leg, flute, mini dress, set up, long distance relationship, legs, double suicide, bus stop ...

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, mystery, death, investigation, crimes, deadly and crime mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Woman Who Buys the Local Newspaper: Living to Die (1990), The Brain Man (2013), The Squeaker (1963), The Snow White Murder Case (2014), The Third Murder (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 103
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, gambling, blackmail, heist, femme fatale, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, strong sexual content, embezzlement, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 835
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: genius, psychopath, prisoner, criminal, police, psychologist, psychology, chaos, bomb, fear, one against many, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
 583
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: reporter, murder, crime investigation, tiger, blowgun, police detective, snake, animal bite, blackmail, poison
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, mystery, planned murder, mini skirt, coworker relationship, hat, bullying, playing a video game, legs, television studio, japanese woman, shorts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, school uniform, river, debt, train station, club, backpack, estranged father, mini skirt, corrupt businessman, hostess, dream ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.6
 876
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: class differences, police investigation, murder investigation, murder, police, adoption, small town, leprosy, shame, cop killer, miscarriage, train ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jennifer Shannon is a garage sale shopping expert whose sharp observation skills allow her to uncover valuable antiques, as well as help her local police department solve mysteries. Jennifer is asked to make a home delivery for a customer, but she ...
Plot: camping trip, ends with freeze frame, murder, murder investigation, police detective, police investigation, serial killer, husband wife relationship, murder by gunshot, poisoned drink, amateur sleuth, locked in a room ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: based on supposedly true story, surprise ending
Plot: landlady, bible quote, religion, crossbow, police investigation, dinner, child, psychic, dead woman, police detective, boarding house, murder weapon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: clever, serious, realistic, cynical, surprise ending
Plot: murder, paparazzi, mystery, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, gays and lesbians, legal investigation, manipulations, crimes, village life, life is a bitch, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 365
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: hidden camera, police investigation, private detective, masked man, treasure, knife throwing, auction, submachine gun, metal detector, eavesdropping, attempted murder, disguise ...
Place: paris france, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.
Style: realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: amateur detective, murder, riddles and clues, miss marple, law enforcement, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, poison
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, riddles and clues, private detective, crime, deadly, mystery, partners against crime, who done it, murder investigation, police investigation ...
Time: year 1957, 1950s
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: cynical, realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, murder, disability, amateur detective, eviction, teenage life, deadly, small town life, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 76K
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: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalist, serial killer, student, mystery, uncover truth, danger, deadly, dangerous attraction, suspicion of murder, magic, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Parallel Corpses (1982)
Genre: Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: blackmail, lolita, hidden corpse, death, sex, murder, stepfather, female nudity, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Watcher in the Attic (1976)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The landlord of a boarding house in 1923 Tokyo, is keen on spying on the bizarre close encounters taking place beneath his roof. One day he sees a prostitute killing a customer, and decides he's found his soulmate.
Plot: prostitute, murder, bare breasts, female nudity, sex, fire, river, taxi driver, body paint, symbolism, body painting, erotica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 126K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, conspiracy, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: apprentice, set up, undercover, bribe, innocent, teacher, guilt, money, secret, murder, police, car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.7
 847
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: suspicion, blackmail, murder, stabbed to death, bookstore, airport, river thames, blackmailer, bar, shaving, straight razor, anonymous letter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, neo noir, mirror, piano, gun, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 559
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: revenge, train, murder, fiancee, bridge, cat, flashlight, riding a bicycle, funeral, small town, caged bird, sneezing ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Joseph Rouletabille (Bruno Podalydès), a reporter for a local newspaper, investigates the attempted killing of Mathilde Stangerson (Sabine Azéma), who uses the yellow room of the title as her bedroom. At the time of the revolver shots her room was ...
Style: mind bending, rough, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, media, danger, palaces castles and temples, investigation, mystery, inventions and discoveries, crimes, crime ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Secret of the Blackbirds (1983)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mr. Fortescue, owner of a big company, unexpectedly dies. The autopsy shows that he has been poisoned. Nobody actually loved him, and even his family members had their reasons to kill him. But who really did it? And who is responsable for killing ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, enigmatic
Plot: murder, miss marple, family relations, romancing a criminal, murder investigation, inheritance, poison
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, husband wife relationship, flashback, gang leader, purgatory, italian woman, father son relationship, murder, gangster, violence, death, mysterious death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Murder Is a Murder (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Murder mystery involving a man and his relationship with twin sisters.
Plot: last will and testament, blackmail, death, police, car accident, murder, police inspector, victim, mysterious man, husband wife relationship, marriage, cripple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Mysterious Magician (1964)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his sister's killers, and plans to set a trap to finally capture ...
Plot: inspector, clerk, mask, murder investigation, vengeance, human trafficking, crime investigation, mastermind, crooked lawyer, police detective, vigilante, british police ...
Place: australia, scotland yard, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 339
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, crimes, crime, who done it, protagonist as suspect, partners against crime, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prostitute is murdered on the streets of a tough, low-income neighborhood. A diabetic retired boxer who knew her is appalled by the lack of interest shown in the case by the police or anybody else in the neighborhood, and decides to investigate ...
Style: suspense
Plot: murder of a prostitute, investigation, trap, junkie, biker, bar, compassion, red herring, dead prostitute, amateur detective, prostitution, amateur sleuth ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, miss marple, crimes, crime, artists and showbiz, destiny, actor's life, deadly, poisoning, amateur detective, beach ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 445
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, high school, betting, poker, handgun, illegal gambling, amateur detective, teenage life, deadly, dishonesty, suburbs, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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