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River's Edge (2018)
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River's Edge (2018)
Original name: リバーズ・エッジ
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Haruna Wakagusa is a high school student who lives with her mother. Ichiro Yamada is gay and Haruna’s classmate. He is bullied at school, but Haruna sticks up for Ichiro. They become intimate and Ichiro tells Haruna his secret. He found a dead body along the riverside. A new body is soon found.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: classmate, secret, bullying, japanese schoolgirl, closeted homosexual, gay, lgbt, life is a bitch, mystery, social problems, high school student, high school life, river, mature, corpse, eating disorder, japanese woman, classroom, japanese girl
Place: tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, captivating, suspense and disturbing films with plots about crimes, mystery, social problems, life is a bitch, investigation, murder and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like River's Edge: Demon Covered in Scars (2017), Extracurricular (2020), Natural Enemy (2004), Kakegurui (2019), Elon Doesn't Believe in Death (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: When Chris Watts stoically yet smirkingly pleaded to television cameras for the safe return of his missing pregnant wife Shanann and their two young daughters, dark secrets loomed just beneath the surface.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: family problems, mysterious disappearance, investigation, mystery, family secret, social problems, dark secret, crimes, uncover truth, society, secret, disappearance
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Demon Covered in Scars (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mai (Rika Adachi) is a high school student. She attends a new school and there she meets her classmate Shino (Manami Enosawa). Shino was bullied by Mai's friends back in their middle school days. Table have now turned.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, bully, bullying, schoolgirl, life is a bitch, new student, teenage life, new friend, teenage girl, social problems, high school life, school ...
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Extracurricular (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 50 min.
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Story: Determined to escape a dead-end life, a gifted high school student turns to a world of serious crime to ensure he can pay for college.
Style: suspense, serious, disturbing, controversial, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: school, korean, criminal, high school life, teenager, secret life, high school, school life, crimes, hidden identity, undercover, danger ...
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77%
Darker Secrets:  Sideline Secrets II (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: PETER a young traffic cop, is asked to look through hours of sex tapes the late psychiatrist Dr Tyler and his associate Detective Cunningham made of his unwilling male patients. Having both been killed in the first film they have left behind ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological thriller, psychological, suspense
Plot: homosexual, gay, sex, disappearance, videotaping, psychopath, mystery, puzzle, mysterious disappearance, racecar driver, investigation, uncover truth ...
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Natural Enemy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in Brittany, a detective called Nicolas Luhel is asked to unravel the circumstances of a teenage boy's death. The main suspect is the boy's father. Shattered by the suicide of the main witness, Nicolas lets himself get snared by the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating, psychological
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Kakegurui (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Hyakkaou Private Academy. An institution for the privileged with a very peculiar curriculum. You see, when you're the sons and daughters of the wealthiest of the wealthy, it's not athletic prowess or book smarts that keep you ahead. ...
Style: social realism, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
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Elon Doesn't Believe in Death (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 75 min.
Story: As he does every single day, Elon goes to meet his wife at her workplace, but she is not there. He doesn’t find her at home as well, so he starts to retrace the path Madalena makes daily. In the morning after, Elon goes to the police station and ...
Style: enigmatic, psychological thriller, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: social problems, disappearance, mysterious disappearance, uncover truth, puzzle, investigation, mystery, secret, family problems, hairy vagina, masturbation, male nudity ...
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Deadly Influencer (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman commits murder to keep her classmates' social media careers under her thumb. After killing a popular friend, she turns her sights on a new girl, but the girl's mother suspects the truth and will fight to protect her daughter.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, social media, teenage girl, social problems, killings, secret identity, mother daughter relationship, teenager, family relations, social network, murderer, mystery ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An offbeat examination of Internet crime, shady partnerships and well-deserved revenge, Chasing Eagle Rock asks the question: if they steal your identity, do you still know who you are?
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: stolen identity, identity, internet, losing-it hero, cybercrime, revenge, secret identity, social problems, crimes, hidden identity, criminal, facebook
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Himizu (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two teenagers and a group of people made homeless by a tsunami try and make their way in a devastated Japan
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Plot: teen angst, teenage life, human nature, youth, earthquake, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental illness, suicide, obsession, homeless teenager, tsunami, ponytail ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Wandering around the streets, Sejin, a pregnant teen, gets to know Juyeong and reunites with Jaepil and Sinji. The four musketeers go through a series of misfortunes, bumping into masochistic/sadistic characters and experiencing the brutality and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense, psychological
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Genre: Drama
Country: Indonesia
Story: A friendship of two young girls, Tina and Nadya, who have fallen into dark professions. Friendships often come at a heavy price and end in tragic death, just when they want to change the course of their lives.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating ...
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Deadly Vows (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pastry chef Helena poisons men who don't meet her high standards. Her fiancé Charlie has nothing to worry about, at least until his sister Becca becomes suspicious of Helena's culinary killing past. It's up to Becca to save Charlie ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating, twists and turns
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Twisted Justice (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Taking his inspiration from the biggest scandal in Japan’s police history, Kazuya Shiraishi has created a massive and sinister crime epic about the grand forces of corruption that brings to mind the best of Kinji Fukasaku’s yakuza movies ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: police officer, corrupt cop, crime family, police corruption, police detective, unconventional method, moral dilemma, bandit, detective inspector, con artists, criminal, crimes ...
Place: hokkaido
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Jin (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bitter conflict has raged between guerrillas and the army in Turkey's Kurdish regions for over 30 years. Large expanses have now become war zones. Countless young people have lost their lives to the conflict. This dangerous but incredibly ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological
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Duration: 77 min.
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Duration: 89 min.
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Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
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Country: USA
Story: The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a sometime escort who disappeared after a ‘date’ on Long Island. After Shannan ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, psychological, suspense ...
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A Night in Nude: Salvation (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A beautiful mother and her two daughters run a bar in a town. They have a dream of becoming rich, reforming the building, and living as celebrities. With no chance of their dream coming true with just their everyday earnings, they had another face - ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A powerful and disturbing two-part drama about sexual manipulation, the loss of innocence and betrayal of trust, starring Ben Daniels. A policeman's determination to solve the three-year-old case of an abducted schoolboy leads him to uncover a ...
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Dawn of the Felines (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A glimpse into the lives of three prostitutes in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo and the clients who solicit them.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, tense
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Drishyam 2 (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
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Style: captivating, tense
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Violence at Noon (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims. As the film starts, Eisuke (Kei Sato) encounters Shino (Saeda Kawaguchi), who works as a maid in a house. She is a ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, danger, life is a bitch, crimes, criminal heroes, master and servant, investigation, crime, society, psychopath, violence spree ...
Time: 60s
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