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Gogol. The Beginning (2017)
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Gogol. The Beginning (2017)
Original name: Гоголь. Начало
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The year 1829. Nikolay Gogol, a young Third Section clerk, is desperate: his own books seem shallow and mediocre, so he keeps buying entire print runs just to burn them all. He is suffering from violent epileptic seizures and struggles to keep on working. Investigator Yakov Guro accidentally witnesses one such fit and realizes that Gogol's visions contain clues that could help solve actual crimes. Together, Gogol and Guro take on a particularly weird and baffling case that brings them to a small village of Dikanka, where everyone has a huge secret to hide.
Style: exciting, captivating, mystical, enigmatic, disturbing, surprise ending, entertaining
Plot: mysticism, witch, intrigue, investigation, murder, writers, paranormal investigation, good versus evil, murder investigation, paranormal phenomena, secrets, paranormal activity, dark secret, paranormal investigator, crimes, village, riddles and clues, supernatural, paranormal, secret, crime investigation, mystery, mysterious villain, private investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, tense, captivating and suspenseful films with plots about murder, investigation, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, mysticism and paranormal investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Gogol. The Beginning: Gogol. Viy (2018), Vamps (2017), Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance (2018), The Ninth (2019), Ghastly (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gogol. Viy (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A mysterious Dark Horseman slays young girls near the village of Dikanka, and he has already butchered 11 ladies. Nikolai Gogol, a scribe from Saint Petersburg has to take charge of the investigation, but the closer he gets to solving the case, the ...
Style: dark fantasy, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, imaginary, deadly creature, folklore, uncover truth, investigation, demon, evil witch, church, murder, superstition ...
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Vamps (2017)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in 18th century russia. empress elizabeth’s confessor, monk named Lavr, is exiled to a monastery in a haunted mountainous region, taking his secret ancient knowledge with him. Years later, the empress sends her godson Andrey ...
Style: tense, exciting, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: vampire, mysticism, good versus evil, happy ending, village, murder, human spirit, beautiful scenery, priest, romance, revenge, destiny ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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86%
Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Soon after Gogol's death, Binh names him guilty for the deaths of the Cossacks and the young women at the hands of the Dark Horseman, since he was the one who ordered them to be hidden in the barn. Bomgart is unable to perform a post-mortem ...
Style: dark fantasy, twists and turns, suspense, bloody, surprise ending ...
Plot: magical, supernatural, witch, twists & turns, gory, brutality, danger, mysterious character, adaptation, sword fight, violence, fantasy world ...
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100%
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The Ninth (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Petersburg at the end of the 19th century was embraced by a massive enthusiasm for the occult sciences and esotericism. British medium Olivia Reed arrives in the capital of the Russian Empire on tour and gathers crowds of people at her public ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, mysterious, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: investigation, black magic, search, occult, ritual, psychic power, love, book of magic, past, killing spree, storytelling, back from the dead ...
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia
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Ghastly (2011)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Desperately wanting a child, Ga-hee receives help from an exorcist and kidnaps and seals a child in a jar. After she gives birth to her son Bin, Ga-hee is brutally murdered. Along with her husband Jang-hwan and her sister Yoo-rin, Sunny moves into ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: curse, evil spirit, exorcism, haunted house, murder, paranormal phenomena, missing person, nightmare, terror, deception, intrigue, dark secret ...
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26%
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The Warning (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bullying, curse, mathematician, murder mystery, murder, death threat, murder investigation, supernatural, mother son relationship, supernatural power, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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25%
The Banishing (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 1930s, a young reverend and his family are forced to confront their worst fears when they discover their new home holds a horrifying secret.
Style: serious, atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful, mystical ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, husband wife relationship, paranormal investigation, family in danger, paranormal investigator, paranormal activity, haunted by the past, mysticism, supernatural horror, priest, haunted ...
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Shimmer Lake (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong.
Style: suspense, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, sheriff, bank robber, murder, lake, police investigation, cold case, crime solving, forensics, mystery, danger, deadly ...
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Roseville (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early autumn of 1985 the police are seeing the consequences of a shocking and mysterious incident that took place in an isolated mountain hut in the Balkan Mountains. The film "Roseville " is artistic interpretations inspired by ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, mystical, tense ...
Plot: threat, forest, crime solving, supernatural horror, supernatural, unsolved crime, survival horror, investigation, paranormal investigation, paranormal phenomena, paranormal activity, homicide detective ...
Place: bulgaria
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24%
Death Note: The Last Name (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In the second installment of the Death Note film franchise, Light Yagami meets a second Kira and faithful follower Misa Amane and her Shinigami named Rem. Light attempts to defeat L along with Teru Mikami (a Kira follower) and Kiyomi Takada (another ...
Style: psychotronic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, mystical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural power, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, investigation, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, supernatural, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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24%
Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The young family who moved to a new apartment on the outskirts of the city. The nanny hired by them for the newborn daughter quickly gained confidence. However, the older boy, Egor, talks about the frightening behavior of a woman, but his parents do ...
Style: macabre, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
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Time: 21st century
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23%
 6.5
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Clarice (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, mystical, suspense
Plot: crime investigation, fbi, paranormal investigation, agent, investigation, fbi agent, murder investigation, confronting the past, mystery, supernatural, haunted by the past, mysticism ...
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23%
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The Ex (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of how social networks and instant messengers are changing the life of a modern person. It has been several years since a 16-year-old teenager posted a photo of his girlfriend in the general chat, hoping to boast to friends. Now he has a ...
Style: captivating, suspense, mystical, enigmatic
Plot: ghost, ex girlfriend, nightmare, murder, confronting the past, haunted by the past, mysticism, relationship problems, tragic past, dark past, mystery, social media ...
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23%
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Mara (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which ...
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, disturbing, mystical ...
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Don't Knock Twice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, bleak ...
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Place: london
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Hoax (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An investigation into a camping trip gone wrong turns into a fight for survival when a team, including a brilliant primate specialist and led by a ruthless television producer, must come to grips with the possible existence of Bigfoot.
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The Block Island Sound (2020)
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: tense, mystical, captivating, disturbing, suspense
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The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, demon, priest, nun, ghost, evil nun, murder mystery, murder, exorcism, paranormal, spirit ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy, vatican, xian
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21%
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Rattlesnake (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a mysterious woman saves her daughter from a deadly snakebite, a single mother must repay the debt by killing a stranger before sundown.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: deal with the devil, snake bite, good versus evil, supernatural, witch, transformation, secrets, curses spells and rituals, race against time, sunset, single mother, ghost ...
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21%
Kissed by Winter (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but finds it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, amateur detective, intrigue, uncover truth, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, who done it, female director, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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21%
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Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, murder, danger, prison, mystery, rivalry, deadly, supernatural, confined, crimes, investigation, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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21%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, crime, deadly, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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21%
Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2019)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Pastor Park is head of a religious investigation center that exposes cults and cult leaders. While looking into a suspicious new religion called ‘Deer Mount,’ he slowly uncovers clues that connect this cult to a series of mysterious cases of ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: religion and supernatural, investigation, exorcism, death of mother, suicide, evil spirit, supernatural, child, demon, catholic priest, danger, obsession ...
Time: year 1999
Place: south korea
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20%
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Ties That Bind (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hope finds herself leaving the comfort of her suburban life for New York City in order to settle the affairs of her best friend Rachel who has just been murdered. Little does she know that she is being sucked into a vortex of intrigue, where nothing ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, intrigue, danger, mystery, rivalry, crimes, amateur detective, criminal, woman in danger, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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20%
I'm Not a Killer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One livid dawn, a cold and damp wind blows as a man walks alone through the darkness. Deputy Police Superintendent Francesco Prencipe is on his way to meet his best friend, Judge Giovanni Mastropaolo whom he hasn't seen for almost two years. ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: murder investigation, uncover truth, accused of murder, murderer, mystery, framed for murder, crimes, murder mystery, law and order, murder, criminal, investigation ...
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20%
Banshee Blacktop, an Irish Ghost Story (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A drifter is picked up by police in connection with the disappearance of a young couple on a remote, windswept island months before. But the drifter turns the table on their investigation and relates a tale of madness and the supernatural.
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: curse, disappearance, monk, police investigation, supernatural, supernatural power, tragic event, irish, ghost, investigation, vengeance, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 262
The Sovereign (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For two months a serial killer has been terrorizing the city of St. Petersburg. Every Wednesday a girl between 9 and 12 years old is the victim. The brutality of the maniac plunges city residents into horror. Parents are afraid of leaving their ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, investigation, obsession, whodunit, murder, death, homicide detective, maniac, murder investigation, killing spree, serial murder, murderer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Plot: swamp, undercover, ghost, investigation, private detective, supernatural, mystery, crime, mind game, rivalry, deadly, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 30
Evil Spirit (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Life circumstances, curiosity, corruption, ignorance. Four sinister stories based on folk legends. A bunch of friends gathers around an Ouija board. Two hunters wake up in a hut in the middle of woods. A young guy arrives at a rural community on a ...
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, psychotronic, bleak
Plot: ghost, hunter, boy, murder, forest, shaman, abandoned house, witch, youth, deadly creature, revenge, peril ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, whodunit, russian empire, terrorism, crime, crimes, murder, military, train, crime solving, murder mystery, crime investigation ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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19%