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The Place (2017)
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The Place (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.
Style: intellectual, thought provoking, philosophical, captivating, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: human nature, rape, coffee, moral ambiguity, multiple storylines, escapades, family relations, father son relationship, crimes, kidnapping, adultery, murder, explosion, crime gone awry, brutality, destiny, death, mysterious man, bar, promise

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about crimes, murder, death, dishonesty, deadly, brutality and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Place: Perfect Strangers (2016), Canal Street (2018), Slap the Monster on Page One (1972), Dirty Hands (2014), Woodstock Villa (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Perfect Strangers (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever text message or phone call they will receive during the evening - and all hell breaks loose.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, talky, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: infidelity, friendship, family problems, under the surface, psychology, dialogue driven, family secret, dinner party, husband wife relationship, secrets, game, character study ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, new jersey
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Canal Street (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, captivating, rough, suspense
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, parents and children, hopes, vengeance, violence, friendship, heroes ...
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Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, journalism, murder, manipulations, society, frame up, investigation, college, rebellion, media, dishonesty, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy
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Dirty Hands (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, crimes, crime, chases and races, escapades, race against time, drug dealing, crime gone awry, disorder, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
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39%
Woodstock Villa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Story: After a heated public argument between Mumbai-based Jatin Kampani and his wife, Zara, he returns home, and finds her missing. A day later, he is contacted by a male to come up with a ransom of 50 Lakh Rupees, and not to contact the police under any ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, murder, bollywood, couples, dishonesty, disorder, crime gone awry, frame up, investigation, betrayal, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, politics, media, journalism, danger, society, mystery, hopes, life is a bitch, state affairs, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, sexual perversion, kidnapping, hostages, rape, crimes, woman in danger, isolation, sadism, child abuse, kidnapped girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
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Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, domestic violence, arson, machismo, halloween, abusive father, snow, sheriff, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Outrage (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lainie Wheeler has two daughters, but her husband leaves them for a Thai monastery. She completely neglects her job in TV production but finds a new vocation in nursing terminal patients, even after the death of her friend in that home. She also ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crimes, getting home, redemption, destiny, murder, sport team, rivalry, deadly, family problems, hopes, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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34%
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mental illness, murder, delusion, infidelity, betrayal, past, dishonesty, identity crisis, misfit, mentally unstable, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, britain, east end london, africa
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33%
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, exciting, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, death, crimes, danger, police, police investigation, life is a bitch, obsession, reward
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33%
Where Truth Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Driven to drink by his wife's death, a tormented doctor is committed to an experimental rehab.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: insanity, sedation, murder, rape, crimes, figment, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, disorder, heroes, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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33%
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The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, negotiation, infidelity, marriage, fbi, strangulation, love, missing person, marital problem, cabin, forest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.
Style: stylized, gloomy, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: hotel, prostitute, murder, misfit, investigation, filmmaking, crimes, down on your luck, mystery, special agents, deadly, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
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Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, mistaken identity, incest, chase, couples, disorder, dishonesty, couple relations, family relations, lookalikes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 1950s, year 1975
Place: italy, usa, los angeles, europe, florence ...
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31%
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Storyville (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, campaign, frame up, blackmail, politician, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, crimes, political conspiracy, congress, politics ...
Time: 90s
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Where Are the Children? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about the kidnapping of two children and the investigation that follows, based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark.
Style: mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: false accusation, kidnapping, missing person, computers and web, legal action, remarry, crumbling marriage, parents and children, wrongfully committed, life is a bitch, mystery, family relations ...
Time: 80s
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Lemming (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: After the death of his boss's wife, a young engineer faces the sudden psychological metamorphosis of his own wife, seemingly possessed by the soul of the deceased...
Style: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, infidelity, suicide, extramarital affair, hopes, suburban life, chaos and mayhem, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, estrangement, dishonesty, courtroom drama, introspection, society, city life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
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31%
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Cactus (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is due for delivery. As time and distance roll by, the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, destiny, wilderness, crimes, unlikely criminals, confined, on the road, survival, crime gone awry, danger, disorder, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, vengeance, birthday, murder, criminal heroes, couples, dishonesty, family problems, deadly, sex aid, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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30%
Death and the Maiden (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Plot: revenge, torture, attempted murder, haunted by the past, vengeance, doctor, humiliation, mind game, human nature, rivalry, couples, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, chile, south america, barcelona, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, fashion, corpse, darkroom, fashion model, photo shoot, amateur detective, singleness, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
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I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, midlife crisis, investigation, deadly, crimes, mystery, power relations, doctors and patients, bar, nightmare, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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The Living (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back as her mother, Angela, continuously ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, crimes, siblings relations, family relations, crime, crime gone awry, danger, disorder, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, captivating ...
Plot: surrealism, totalitarianism, neo noir, emotionless, self fulfillment, terminator, punishment, re-education, urban, society, anti conformity, individualism ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Ten Days Wonder (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, love and romance, deadly, family problems, couples, forbidden love, amateur detective, adoption ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Colony (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thriller about a man who, along with his family, moves from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they soon discover that life in The Colony is much more sinister than ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: murder, family relations, family life, suburbs, deadly, suburban life, crimes, society, psychopath, overalls, privacy, secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 8K
Hacker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex, an immigrant from Ukraine comes to Canada and becomes involved with an online criminal organization called Darkweb. What starts off as a way to help his parents financially, soon becomes a personal vendetta against the entire banking system, ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, based on true events, realistic, entertaining
Plot: hacker, identity theft, black market, fighting the system, cons and scams, dishonesty, happy ending, crimes, escapades, secrets, money, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
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