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The Ruby in the Smoke (2006)
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The Ruby in the Smoke (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Victorian England, Sally Lockhart receives an anonymous note sending her on a mysterious quest. Her father has recently died and feeling suffocated living with her elderly aunt moves in with newfound friends, a photographer and his sister. She is soon made aware that the mysterious Mrs. Holland is out to kill her. In the end, she realizes the solution to the mystery is rooted in events that occurred long ago when she lived with her father in India and a recurring dream she has had ever since.
Plot: amateur sleuth, father, death, understanding, mysterious death, murder investigation, haunted by the past, orphan, death of parent, death of father
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian era

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and mind bending films with plots about murder, death, deadly, crimes, investigation, husband wife relationship and murder investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ruby in the Smoke: The Moonstone (1996), An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982), And Then You Die (1987), The Rebellion of Red Maria (2011), Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur sleuth, murder, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, detective agency, crime, uncover truth, crimes, partners against crime, private detective, mind game ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
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The Moonstone (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility) and Keeley Hawes (Karaoke) star in this sumptuous adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery, the first detective novel ever written. The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond was stolen from the head of the ...
Plot: drum, paint, juggler, period piece, singing, nightgown, robbery, curse, piano, diamond, theft, cousin cousin relationship
Time: 1840s, victorian era, 19th century, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the suicide of her friend and employer, who has been teaching her to be a detective, Cordelia Gray (Pippa Guard) takes over his business and begins an investigation of the apparent suicide of the son of a businessman. When the suicide turns ...
Plot: country house, tape recording, gun, suspect, murder, cross dressing, death, female protagonist, blood, accidental death, death of son, female detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
And Then You Die (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
Plot: murder, death, loyalty, hitman, cocaine, raid, drug dealer, blackmail, video tape, gang, criminal underworld, husband wife relationship ...
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Rebellion of Red Maria (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a city - with heavy metal music haunting the heroes and the voice of Maria Callas being heard, an aged man, ex-terrorist, who dresses like a woman, the "red Maria", lives without any law and is hiding in the social shadows as a ...
Plot: gay sex, death, cross dressing, erection, anal sex, murder, high heels, male nudity, knife, beating, kidnapping, shower ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Reed is investigating a mass murder that occurred in a cemetery in broad daylight. Most individuals at the cemetery and the victims are Russian immigrants and they either fear or don't trust the police, because they have complaining about ...
Plot: investigation, murder investigation, attorney, murder, politician, death, mass murder, political candidate
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40%
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1860 Scotland Yard's 'Prince of Sleuths' Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the murder of three-year-old Saville Kent,snatched from his bed at night and killed.
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: country house, murder, private detective, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, child killer, multiple suspects, english, dead child, death of child ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, scotland yard, europe
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Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: Annie Winters is a long-time customer of Rags-to-Riches and her husband Garret is a wealthy internet entrepreneur. When Garret’s dead body is found washed up on the beach, it looks like an apparent surfing accident. But Annie doesn’t believe the ...
Plot: teenage crush, business partner, murder by drowning, school play, murder of husband, surfer, husband wife conflict, murder investigation, death of husband, amateur sleuth, murder
Time: 2010s
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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: murder, adultery, serial killer, pregnancy, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, doctor, blood, loss of sister, inspector
Time: victorian england, 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 2010s
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The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Plot: death, police, murder, rape, serial killer, serial murder, rapist
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, witnessing a crime, crime, estate, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, investigation, a vision ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, tour guide, private detective, crime, riddles and clues, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, uninhibited rivalry, missing person, law enforcement ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Crucifer of Blood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A beautiful young woman asks Holmes to help her father, a former army captain and hopeless opium addict break free of the curse surrounding a stolen treasure.
Style: detective series
Plot: sherlock holmes, wheelchair, throat slitting, diamonds, death of father, fainting, curse, avarice, footprint, shot in the back, train station, leper ...
Time: 1880s, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Reckoning (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
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Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspense
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Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Maigrets Night at the Crossroads (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A complex tale of murder, deceit and greed set in an isolated country community.
Plot: diamond, village, police, murder investigation, brother sister relationship
Place: antwerp, belgium, france
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29%
Such a Lovely Town... (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Stephane (Victor Lanoux) is the mayor of a small village. He is also the manager of the tannery which provides the inhabitants with work. In a fit of anger, he kills his wife (Edith Scob). A judge (Jean Carmet) tries to prove his culpability, but ...
Plot: politics, death, teacher, father son relationship, economics, husband wife relationship, infidelity, corpse, judge, murder, lie, extramarital affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: private detective, serial killer, sherlock holmes, murder, strangulation, mystery, crime, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, hotshot hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Dr. Yes: The Hyannis Affair (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: lesbian, insulin, sauna, arranged marriage, villa, competitiveness, overdose, incest overtones, accused of murder, affair, absent father, death of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Terror in the Night (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: A troubled teen with an undeserved criminal past is the suspect when young women start turning up around town dead and marked up with lipstick.
Style: serious, scary, realistic
Plot: rock, teenager, murder, serial killer, high school, crime, haunted by the past, who done it, psychopath, crimes, deadly, youth ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Pendulum (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality ...
Plot: murder, death, falsely accused, police captain, on the run, murder of wife, false accusation
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27%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.
Style: twists and turns, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, church, amateur detective, murder, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, crime, crimes, deadly, uncover truth, village life ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Love Is a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Narcotics agent Dennis goes undercover in the Mediterranean Islands to investigate a smuggling operation, and gains the confidence of a woman who works for the ringleader. But Dennis ends up arrested for murder when the crime boss turns up dead.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, rough
Plot: undercover agent, murder, mystery, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, heroin, smuggling, island, crime, who done it, working undercover, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Traitorous Prince (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, police investigation, family problems, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: clever, twists and turns, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, bartender, gay, investigation, politics, lobbyist, crimes, senator, senate, cover-up, dishonesty, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%