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Waste Land (2014)
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Waste Land (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, neo noir, bleak, gloomy, realistic, stylized
Plot: police investigation, life turned upside down, police detective, crimes, murder, law enforcement, pregnancy, mental illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, police detective and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Waste Land: Traceless (2010), The Detective 2 (2011), Thorne: Scaredycat (2010), Innocence (2011), Resilience (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, promotion, moral dilemma, crimes, life turned upside down, breaking point, dishonesty, under the surface, chase, pursuit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, danger, graphic violence, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, murderous pair, fighting crime, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.9
 476
Innocence (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fall from the top to the absolute bottom can be very fast. A renowned physician, also a beloved father and husband, is accused of a serious felony. Innocence is hard to prove, especially when in desperation to try to save oneself, we sacrifice ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, police investigation, life turned upside down, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance, false accusation, child abuse, interrogation, rivalry, law enforcement, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.5
 28
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 8K
The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, deadly, crimes, danger, society, law enforcement, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
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Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.9
 954
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, emotionless, social decay, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.6
 588
Reflections (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, manhunt, siblings relations, mind game, police investigation, track down, crime, serial killer, crimes, danger, deadly, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, privacy invasion, concierge, crime, domestic disturbance, indoor, heir heiress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.9
 2K
H (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He is imprisoned, awaiting the death sentence for his crimes. Yet the killings do not stop. They continue with all the same characteristics trademarks of the Shin-Hyun serial killings. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pregnancy, police investigation, psychopath, gory, wannabe, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, dishonesty, legal, legal action, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 3K
Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, crimes, danger, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, mafia, murder, partners against crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A detective teams up with a young female archaeologist to unravel the mysterious death of a 'bog body' found in a native swamp rumoured to have curative powers. It is the story of two wounded souls searching for healing and redemption
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: swamp, redemption, investigation, police detective, mystery, deadly, crimes, opposites attract, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, female corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 2K
The Hunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the ...
Style: bleak, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, forest, isolation, law enforcement, deadly, vengeance, in the woods, criminal heroes, mind game, confined, nightshift, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 33K
Hunting Season (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, who done it, generation gap, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, crime, oldtimer, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, law enforcement, family relations, delusion, family problems, psychopath, mental illness, parents and children, deadly, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.7
 18K
Zulu (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, gang war, racism, crime, crimes, society, partners, law enforcement, haunted by the past, graphic violence, atrocity, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. When he is called off the case, he continues on his own. The ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, fighting the system, police detective, law enforcement, political unrest, dishonesty, political intrigue, political conspiracy, crimes, incompetent police, crime ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.6
 2K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: woman in danger, mentally unstable, couples, psychological manipulation, conspiracy, emotional manipulation, murder, paranoia, crimes, dishonesty, writer's life, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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And Baby Will Fall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Expectant parents become prime suspects in the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was last seen at their garage sale. Model citizen David Rose runs a garden center and is a devoted house-father. Like his wife Ivy, who suffered two stillbirths, ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, crimes, love affair, family problems, police detective, family relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, mysterious disappearance, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.3
 38K
Drishyam (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Georgekutty lives a happy life with his wife and daughters. Things take a turn when his daughter gets indecently filmed using a hidden camera, by the son of a police inspector.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family in danger, police investigation, family relations, police, crimes, murder, law enforcement, family in crisis, obsession, parents and children, life turned upside down, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, missing person, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, rescue, danger, clergy, woman in danger, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 447
Turk's Head (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, crimes, police detective, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, society, law enforcement, doctor, urban, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 2K
The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, who done it, deadly, crimes, murder, legal, rivalry, legal investigation, attorney
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 725
Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, murder, gain trust, haunted by the past, parents and children, law enforcement, college, prostitution, danger, rivalry, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Chronicles of Evil (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A detective accidentally kills a man and disposes of the body to protect his career. The next day he sees that someone has hanged the corpse from a crane for all to see. He takes charge of the murder investigation to protect himself and find out who ...
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, psychological, captivating
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, buried truth, hidden truth, life turned upside down, police detective, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, death
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%