Movies like Prince of Shadows

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Prince of Shadows (1991)
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Prince of Shadows (1991)
Original name: Beltenebros
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Madrid, 1962. More than twenty years after the civil war has finished, a communist comes back to Spain to kill a traitor.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: hitman, crimes, betrayal, graphic violence, track down, haunted by the past, dishonesty, deadly, assassination, undercover, state affairs, nudity (full frontal - brief), female director, prostitute, fascist, spy, police, assassin, politics, male female relationship, gun, traitor, dancer, communist, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1962
Place: spain, madrid, europe, warsaw poland

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Most similar movies to Prince of Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, murder, crime, danger and graphic violence mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Prince of Shadows: Headshot (2011), The Day of the Jackal (1973), The Last Contract (1998), The Preacher (2004), The Hit (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, danger, disorder, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, secret movement, frame up, assassination, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, sniper rifle, assassination, serial killer, law enforcement, terrorist, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, big ben london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Last Contract (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Finland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Young police officer Roger is on the trail of the international master assassin, while the assassin follows his plan to murder Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: hitman, assassination, murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, crime, politics, head of state, state affairs, graphic violence, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 3K
The Preacher (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Different solution new movie ;-) The Preacher tells the story about the rise and fall off a dutch mafiaboss. The movie is based on the story of Klaas Bruinsma.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, assassination, deadly, hitman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, gunfight, kickboxing, urban ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.1
 8K
The Hit (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance...
Style: road movie, neo noir, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, gangsters, deadly, betrayal, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, village life, destiny, village, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, drug dealing, ambition, partners, deadly, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Question of Luck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the Spanish neo-noir film Question of Luck Julio (Eduardo Noriega) is at a turning point in his life. His fish farm business has collapsed, and his attractive fiancee, Concha (Leire Berrocal) is pushing Julio to get married. But Julio seems ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, sexy, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: betrayal, manipulations, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, dishonesty, femme fatale, deadly, crime, cons and scams, village, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Max & Jeremie (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Even among bombers and murderers, there is a social ladder, a hierarchy to climb. Jeremie is a mere bomber who blows up people and places for mobsters in Paris. He may not look it, scruffy lad that he is, but he is a sensitive fellow, and he feels ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, retiring, graphic violence, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, hitman, female director, murder, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, microfilm
Plot: assassination, spy, danger, undercover, deadly, espionage, secret agents, child in peril, holiday, intelligence, invention, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, london, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 5K
The Sicilian (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Style: serious, realistic, intense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, gunfight, crimes, leadership, ambition, political unrest, society, dishonesty, politics, class differences, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Executioner (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A British intelligence agent must track down a fellow spy suspected of being a double agent.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, talky, serious ...
Plot: espionage, spy, adventure, heroes, betrayal, secret agents, crimes, graphic violence, political corruption, working undercover, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Your Name Poisons My Dreams (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Angel Barciela and the police inspector Francisco Valduque meets after several years in the funeral of Buendía engineer. Both expect to see Julia, the daughter of the deceased and one of those involved in the investigation.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, non-linear, suspenseful ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, vengeance, crime, rivalry, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, female director, male objectification, bare breasts ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, danger, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, crime, husband wife relationship, family relations, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, crimes, state affairs, society, dishonesty, political corruption, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, biting
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, graphic violence, deadly, politics, rivalry, strong sexual content, dishonesty, government agency, undercover, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Numbered Days (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Antonio, a gunman of the terrorist group ETA, days before making an attack, he meets Charo, a junkie of eighteen years, despite the sordid environment in which they grew up, still has the naivety. He has dedicated his life to a cause they do not ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, prostitution, prostitute, crimes, romance, fall in love, couples, danger, deadly, drug dealing, cop killer, terrorist group ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Hotel Noir (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, private detective, haunted by the past, hitman, femme fatale, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, sex scene, seduction, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 8K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: neo noir, stylized, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, femme fatale, robbery, crime, crimes, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, miami, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, deadly, media, law enforcement, uncover truth, minister, female nudity, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 122
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, political thriller
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, rebellion, crimes, assassination, politics, life is a bitch, danger, race against time, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
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Sudden Terror (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy who cries wolf witnesses a political assassination on the island of Malta. But will anyone other than his granddad believe him?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: chase, on the run, assassination, danger, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, crimes, police investigation, state affairs, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 60s
Place: malta, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Crown Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A movie by Jon Lindström
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: missing person, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, childlessness, vivisection, infidelity, scientist, detective inspector ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 937
Johnny Cool (1963)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, noir ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, police, vendetta, deportation, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, danger, crime, rivalry, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sicily, italy, europe, usa, beverly hills ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Place in the Sun (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Swedish family found murdered in her home on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain - all except the 16-year-old daughter, who has disappeared. At first the police believe that there is a burglary gone wrong, but the more crime examined, the more ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, danger, journalism, media, journalist, ice hockey, hockey, strong female presence, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, morocco, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 20K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, left to die, crimes, crime, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Fire Engine That Disappeared (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A routine mission ends up in a flaming inferno when a house suddenly explodes. It looks like a spectacular suicide attempt but the technical investigation reveals unexpected evidence. Beck and his men are soon on the tracks of a narcotic syndicate...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, crime, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, chases and races, law enforcement, manhunt, ocean, chase, ocean or sea, exploding house ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Seduction II (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Femme fatal/con artist Bridget Gregory travels to Barcelona and targets another businessman to scam him of his money while a relentless private investigator tries to track her down.
Style: neo noir, erotic, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, crimes, dishonesty, hidden identity, manipulations, power relations, phone sex, disorder, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 95K
The American (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: small town, one last job, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, moral dilemma, anti heroes, anti hero, assassination, loner, deadly, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gang War in Milan (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Milan pimp faces off against a ruthless and greedy French gangster whom wants to unite organized crime in Italy.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, strong violent content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, false accusation, who done it, estate, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%