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The Realm (2018)
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The Realm (2018)
Original name: El reino
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Manuel is a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off anyone who threatens to expose the activities of his inner circle. When he is singled out to take the fall for a case of fraudulent government contracts, rather than admit to any wrongdoing, Manuel decides to sell out his whole party in an effort to avoid jail time. It's a decision that puts many lives at risk.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: treason, politician, corruption, corrupt politician, police, journalist, deception, husband wife relationship, evidence, arrest, party, money, death, office, bank, betrayal, cheating, fight, ship, cancer, train, drugs, president, restaurant, house ...
Time: 2000s
Place: spain, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, psychological, tense and suspenseful films with plots about murder, death, police, crimes, investigation, husband wife relationship and mystery mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Realm: May God Save Us (2016), Nobody's Life (2002), Boy Missing (2016), The Invisible Guest (2016), The Ghost Writer (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
May God Save Us (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Madrid, summer 2011. Economic crisis. 15-M movement and 1.5 million pilgrims waiting for the Pope’s arrival live side by side in a Madrid that’s hotter and more chaotic than ever. In this context, detectives Velarde and Alfaro must find what ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police inspector, murder, serial killer, police officer, track down, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, who done it, law enforcement, investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 2010s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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Nobody's Life (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It all began with a little white lie.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, family relations, dishonesty, love and romance, family life, couples, secret life, love triangle, secret, husband wife relationship, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boy Missing (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Víctor is a child who is found casually roaming by a country road. His mother, Patricia, a well-known lawyer specialist in media trails, realizes about it and she goes to the hospital, where explains to the police that Víctor is deaf, and ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, lawyer, police, deaf, school, court, trial, blackmail, pregnant woman, disappearance, seaport, child ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, psychotronic, tricky ...
Plot: uncover truth, interrogation, death, false accusation, lie, businessman, lawyer, murder suspect, evidence, female lawyer, suspect, blackmail ...
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, tricky, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, political conspiracy, writers, writer's life, state affairs, politics, betrayal, cia, suspicion, war crime, uncover truth, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, london, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, twist ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, rape, femme fatale, investigation, surveillance, corruption, investigator, deception, secret, threat, suspicion, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, life turned upside down, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, political corruption, cover up, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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50%
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The M.O. Of M.I. (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A happy gay couple in Austin Texas allows a performance artist/hustler, Jonathon, to enter their lives while hiding from his past. His past with one of the couple will come back.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.1
 914K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, twists & turns, murder mystery, manipulation, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, infidelity, femme fatale, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.0
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Savage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 148K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: political thriller, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, gunfight, journalism, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, assassin, politician, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Candlestick (2014)
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Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, sinister ...
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Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mother (2019)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Exposed (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: tense, suspense, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: travel, murder, train, tourist, crime, couples, train travel, train ride, crimes, sexual tension, dishonesty, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Iris (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The sudden disappearance of a wealthy banker's wife cracks open a dizzying world of secret fetishes, desperate acts and elaborate deceptions.
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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Duration: 129 min.
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Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cannibal (2013)
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Country: Spain, Romania, Russia, France
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Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, touching ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: twist ending, psychological, scary, tense, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 67K
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chorabali (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 2K
Kept Woman (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jessica and her fiancé Evan just moved from the city into their dream home on a quiet suburban street. Soon after, Jessica catches her seemingly friendly new neighbor, Simon, in a strange lie and can't let her suspicions rest. The danger ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating
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Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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