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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: death, father, amateur sleuth, murder investigation, orphan, haunted by the past, mysterious death, understanding, death of father, death of parent
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, death, investigation, murder investigation, deadly, crimes and amateur sleuth mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ruby in the Smoke: The Moonstone (1996), The Night Stalker (2016), Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1996), An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982), The Cater Street Hangman (1998). 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, amateur detective, mystery, 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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95%
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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: singing, cousin cousin relationship, drum, paint, robbery, nightgown, theft, period piece, curse, piano, diamond, juggler
Time: 1840s, victorian england, victorian era, 1800s, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Plot: murder, death, police, rape, serial killer, serial murder, rapist
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: mass murder, political candidate, murder investigation, attorney, death, politician, murder, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: murder, murder by drowning, murder investigation, murder of husband, husband wife conflict, surfer, amateur sleuth, school play, teenage crush, business partner, death of husband
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspect, accident, female protagonist, murder, cross dressing, gun, death, suicide, blood, country house, tape recording, female detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: pregnancy, adultery, serial killer, murder, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, loss of sister, inspector, doctor, father daughter relationship, blood, sister sister relationship ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: country house, murder, child killer, private detective, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, multiple suspects, murder confession, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1860s, victorian era
Place: scotland yard, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ...
Plot: murder mystery, ends with freeze frame, amateur sleuth, murder, book signing, locked in a room, camping trip, discovering a dead body, police interrogation, crime scene, novelist, murder by gunshot ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Garage Sale Mystery (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jennifer Shannon can always find a diamond in the rough, when it comes to garage sales, that is. Whether it's a new antique to sell at her consignment shop, an Atari game for her son or a piece of furniture for her handy husband Jason to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, crimes, store, deadly, amateur detective, who done it, woman in danger, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, amateur sleuth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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White Lie (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.
Style: reflective
Plot: interracial romance, doctor, rape, love, murder, death, revenge, african american, racial prejudice, racial issues, father, investigation ...
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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, opium, death of father, fainting, diamonds, morphine, treasure, poison dart, throat slitting, opium den, footprint, avarice ...
Time: victorian era, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, tour guide, private detective, crime, murder, riddles and clues, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcement ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: The Disappearing Game (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: Crime-solving librarian Aurora Teagarden leaps headfirst into Lawrenceton’s latest murder investigation when her nephew Phillip and his college roommate go missing after the roommate’s girlfriend is found dead. Enlisting the help of her Real ...
Plot: murder mystery, fight, kidnap, amateur sleuth, police investigation, crime investigation, librarian
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, cross dressing, death, uncircumcised penis, erection, rebel, anal sex, kidnapping, high heels, knife, male nudity, beating ...
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Garage Sale Mystery: The Art of Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
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Plot: toy soldier, murder disguised as accident, amateur sleuth, art, birthday present, murder investigation, attic, shot in the stomach, midlife crisis
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Sadegh the Kurd (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: necrophiliac
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Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Murder Is a Murder (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Murder mystery involving a man and his relationship with twin sisters.
Plot: victim, last will and testament, blackmail, adultery, extramarital affair, death of wife, sister sister relationship, infidelity, shop owner, mysterious man, police inspector, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, mind bending, realistic
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 ⇓
32%
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Serena (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Scotland Yard investigate when a woman, apparently the estranged wife of a London painter, is murdered with a shotgun in rural Surrey at the same time as the artist's striking model with her long black hair disappears.
Plot: british police, marital separation, police inspector, murder mystery, murder, murder by gunshot, crime investigation, shotgun, questioned by police, police investigation, birthmark, alibi ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: murder, judge, death, corpse, infidelity, politics, provincial life, mistress, blackmail, village, pregnancy, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: police, diamond, village, crime, murder, brother sister relationship, murder investigation
Place: france, antwerp, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Reckoning (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, theatrical troupe, priest, redemption, village, medieval, mystery, infidelity, monk, small town, religions or cults, witchcraft ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Yellow Fountain (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lola's boyfriend asks her if she believes in forgiveness, hands her a card with a name on it and shoots himself in the head. This sends Lola on a quest to find out what happened as well as solve the murder of her parents. The name on the card ...
Plot: murder, death of father, russian roulette, death, death of mother, suicide, chinese, triad
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A librarian with a sharp mind for murder, Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth. When her friend Jane unexpectedly dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery haunting her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, murder, mystery, small town, riddles and clues, crimes, uncover truth, danger, deadly, librarian, kiss on the lips, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Dr. Yes: The Hyannis Affair (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Soapy mystery involving Britt Ekland,
Plot: lesbian, sauna, arranged marriage, insulin, injection, maid, undressing, pubic hair, death, erotica, female nudity, seduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: TV movie based on the novel "Blood Brothers," about the murder of Jose Menéndez and his wife Kitty by their sons, Erik and Lyle.
Plot: courtroom, death of mother, matricide, patricide, death of father, death, murder, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%