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The Hours of the Day (2003)
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The Hours of the Day (2003)
Original name: Las horas del día
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet and gentle man, Abel hides a dark and morbid personality.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, crimes, family relations, family life, mental illness, murder, social relations, store, small town life, small town, insanity, mental breakdown, deadly, gory, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, serial killer, danger, investigation and small town mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Hours of the Day: Born Killers (2005), Hukkle (2002), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), Mothers (2010), The Commander (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, psychopath, criminal heroes, introspection, parents and children, father son relationship, violence, brother brother relationship, tarot card, strangulation ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, crimes, social relations, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, criminal, feminism, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 795
Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: elderly, murder, introspection, parents and children, rapist, crimes, gender, society, estrangement, family relations, social relations, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, law enforcement, crimes, manipulation, dishonesty, strong female presence, writers, investigation, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Five Daughters (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, police investigation, crimes, drug abuse, addiction, woman in danger, prostitute, small town, life is a bitch, true crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Pastor's Wife (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Matthew Winkler, a beloved minister who, in 2006, was found shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee home, his wife and young daughters missing. Authorities soon zeroed in on Matthew's wife, Mary, as the prime suspect ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, marital rape, social relations, crimes, small town, domestic violence, court, preacher, under the surface, small town life, pastor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, family problems, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, violence spree, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, strong violent content, violence, death, brutal murder, divorced man, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, haunted by the past, vengeance, abduction, monologue, videotaping, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, investigation, who done it, psychopath, journalism, law enforcement, crimes, religions or cults, life is a bitch, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, usa, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, mormon, crimes, human nature, law enforcement, social relations, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
An Officer and a Murderer (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Colonel Russell Williams, one Canada’s most powerful and respected Air Force Officers, who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, pervert, small town, military, crimes, police detective, military life, double life, blackmail, true crime, law enforcement, colonel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Big Muddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martha Barlow, a modern day outlaw, must reconcile her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, murder, haunted by the past, parents and children, on the run, family relations, survival, small town, teenage son, female nudity, strong female presence, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, downfall, human nature, protecting from truth, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, family relations, society, murder, rivalry, unlikely criminals, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, family relations, husband wife relationship, woman in danger, media, state affairs, strong female presence, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, prostitute, deception, legal investigation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, violence spree, prostitute, father son relationship, violence, sex scene, sex, vengeance, woman undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, righting the wronged, parents and children, police, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, working class, criminal heroes, society, homecoming, small town, murder, siblings relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: captivating, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, who done it, murder, crimes, police station, law enforcement, mystery, gangsters, police officer, small town, small town life, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
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54%
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, legal, parents and children, injustice, family relations, false accusation, life is a bitch, society, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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53%
A Place in the Sun (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Swedish family found murdered in her home on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain - all except the 16-year-old daughter, who has disappeared. At first the police believe that there is a burglary gone wrong, but the more crime examined, the more ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: murder, crimes, journalism, media, woman in danger, journalist, on the run, investigation, strong female presence, ice hockey, female nudity, topless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, serial killer, murderous pair, strangulation, psychopath, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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90 Minutes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Director Eva Sørhaug (Cold Lunch) reveals the rage and violence lurking beneath seemingly tranquil domesticity in her bold and uncompromising sophomore feature.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: violence spree, family problems, family relations, crimes, domestic disturbance, marital rape, divorce, graphic violence, breaking point, under the surface, domestic violence, breast feeding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, couples, crimes, dishonesty, murder, suspicion, infidelity, female nudity, danger, deadly, scalpel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
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Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
Style: tense, serious, touching, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison, introspection, prison life, confined, family problems, murder, death row, redemption, hopes, criminal heroes, crimes, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Before the Fall (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meteorite will destroy the world in three days. For Ale (Victor Clavijo), that means 72 hours of alone time, getting as drunk as possible. But when a mysterious drifter (Eduard Fernández) appears, the self-serving Ale faces a more immediate ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, rivalry, heroes, save the world, redemption, vengeance, small town life, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
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Tony (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Unemployed and unemployable, Tony is a sympathetic recluse with severe social problems, an addiction to VHS action films and a horrible moustache. Occasionally he snaps and murder is the result…
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police, isolation, loneliness, crimes, psychopath, violence, social realism, incompetence, strangulation, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, family relations, losing-it hero, factory worker, unfulfillment, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, puzzle, bureaucracy, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%