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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, legs, mini dress, politician, nightclub, murder, amateur detective, assistant, police detective, husband wife relationship, dress, security guard, flute, set up, geisha, double suicide, long distance relationship, bus stop, husband, short skirt ...

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, investigation, death, crimes, police investigation and blackmail 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 Snow White Murder Case (2014), The Squeaker (1963), The Third Murder (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: lesbian, skirt, japanese woman, police partner, family photograph, industry, crossbow, shorts, shot in the back, theft, burning man, butler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, blackmail, gambling, crime, strong sexual content, false accusation, mystery, ex-cop, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ 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: planned murder, social media, mystery, eye candy, woman wearing a miniskirt, legs, short skirt, mini skirt, mini dress, shorts, virgin, japanese woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, tiger, snake, police detective, poison, blackmail, blowgun, animal bite, crime investigation
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, pig, sailor uniform, japanese schoolgirl, corrupt businessman, school uniform, mini skirt, flour, schoolgirl uniform, sleeping on the floor, moustache, long black hair ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, concert, hospital, village, cop killer, miscarriage, leprosy, runaway, business trip, letter, cinema ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: musician, newspaper, police, confession, murder, teapot, suspect, parking lot, interrogation, police car, pantyhose, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: witty, semi serious, humorous, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: investigation, journalist, serial killer, magic, journalism, murder, swimming pool, drowning, mystery, afterlife, blackmail, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 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: abduction, police investigation, private detective, masked man, hidden camera, microphone, treasure, secret door, auction, knife throwing, submachine gun, murder ...
Place: paris france, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: murder mystery, ends with freeze frame, amateur sleuth, murder, book signing, locked in a room, camping trip, discovering a dead body, police interrogation, crime scene, novelist, murder by gunshot ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, train, private detective, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, crime, partners against crime, murder investigation, who done it, deadly, investigation ...
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: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic, cynical
Plot: small town, murder, crime, amateur detective, mystery, province, corruption, inspector, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: cynical, serious, realistic, clever, surprise ending
Plot: murder, paparazzi, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, village, serial killer, ocean or sea, investigation, small town, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, mysterious death, murder, violence, gangster, death, suicide, gang leader, husband wife relationship, flashback, father son relationship, italian woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, testimony, murder trial, bar, laundry, defense attorney, playwright, clothesline, shaving, stalker, straight razor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: dog, lie, chauffeur, doctor, marriage proposal, cigarette smoking, book, constable, rolls royce, heroin, computer, photograph ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, clever, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: train, murder, private detective, revenge, crime, mystery, investigation, on the road, repayment, who done it, crimes, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgrade, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: murder, mansion, morphine, neo-noir, neo noir, piano, mirror, death, gun
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, miss marple, poison
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Parallel Corpses (1982)
Genre: Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: blackmail, lolita, sex, death, hidden corpse, stepfather, murder, female nudity, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bribe, set up, undercover, apprentice, dedicated teacher, secret, money, guilt, teacher, innocent, extortion, surveillance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, palaces castles and temples, deadly, crime, investigation, journalism, mystery, inventions and discoveries, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serial killer, van, hitchhiker, murder, outdoor sex, female nudity, voyeur, misogynist, white panties, fondling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: investigation, police officer, trap, bar, compassion, murder of a prostitute, amateur sleuth, amateur detective, dead prostitute, prostitution, red herring, brawl ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 23K
High and Low (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, police, neo noir, chauffeur, emaciation, mistaken identity, crime, psychopath, missing person, manager, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: mask, clerk, inspector, disguise, murder, crime investigation, mastermind, submarine, revenge, airport, funeral, crooked lawyer ...
Place: australia, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 939
Third Man Out (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, gay, politician, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, mysterious character, private investigator, gay couple, crime, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, new york state
⇓ 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: pregnancy, adultery, serial killer, murder, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, loss of sister, inspector, doctor, father daughter relationship, blood, sister sister relationship ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: victim, last will and testament, blackmail, adultery, extramarital affair, death of wife, sister sister relationship, infidelity, shop owner, mysterious man, police inspector, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, high school, illegal gambling, handgun, poker, betting, mystery, suburbs, teenage life, crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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