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The Scarlet Letter (2004)
 6.5
 1K
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Original name: 주홍글씨
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant and her obsession with him rules out abortion as an option. In a very twisted chance of fate, Ki-hoon and Ga-yee end up locked in the trunk of his car on the side of the road as raw despair brings to light the shocking truth about his wife and his mistress.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, love affair, introspection, police detective, forbidden love, mystery, family problems, law enforcement, deadly, infidelity, school, family relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, chases and races, dishonesty, police investigation, yuppie, police, mistress, mature, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Scarlet Letter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Scarlet Letter: And Baby Will Fall (2011), The River King (2005), A Killer Upstairs (2005), The Limit (2004), Tangled (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, murder, school, deadly, teenager, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, chase, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, crimes, legal, mystery, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 4.7
 485
The Limit (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An elderly woman turns the tables on her kidnapper.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, love affair, undercover, frame up, mystery, gun, friendship, police corruption, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 5.6
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, missing person, obsession, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: psychological, gloomy, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, haunted by the past, investigation, disappearance, widow, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
72%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, sketch artist, mystery, crimes, false accusation, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, female star appears nude, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, uncover truth, danger, memory lapse, losing-it hero, suspicion, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.5
 431
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 607
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, hitman, murder, insurance, couples, police detective, crimes, danger, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Circle of Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Maggie returns to her hometown to dedicate a scholarship in her late husband's name. While there, she reconnects with old friends and comes to believe that her husband's death is tied to the mysterious deaths of several old classmates..
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, old friends, mystery, homecoming, school, crimes, deadly, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, mysterious character, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, deadly, life is a bitch, supernatural, murder, legal, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 198
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, mystery, couples, infidelity, who done it, crimes, hidden identity, law enforcement, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
58%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Girl by the Lake (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop investigates the murder of a beautiful teen girl left naked by a lake.
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, who done it, terminal illness, golden years, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, murder, resistance, ice hockey, hockey ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Robber Bride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, danger, friendship, dishonesty, deadly, obsession, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, murder mystery, police detective, witnessing a crime, danger, escapades, evidence, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 593
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: political thriller, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, hitman, police detective, murder, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 136
State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, mind game, legal, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal psychologist, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 625
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, crimes, investigation, deadly, uncover truth, private detective, law enforcement, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, religions or cults, crimes, society, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, witnessing a crime, performer's life, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, politics, investigation, fighting the system, mystery, small town, introspection, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
Flirting with Danger (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer begins a sordid fling with an attractive young woman whom he slowly begins to suspect to be a serial killer of men.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, investigation, crimes, deadly, fall in love, psychopath, bra, lawyer, sex, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, infidelity, couple relations, investigation, family problems, deadly, who done it, obsession, crime, couples, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 4K
Daylight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A successful lawyer finds out that she has a half-brother who is imprisoned in a secure hospital after he brutally murdered his neighbor and their baby.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, siblings relations, family relations, disability, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%