Movies and TV shows like Perfume

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Perfume (2018)
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Perfume (2018)
Original name: Parfum
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: While in boarding school, a group of six become friends through their intense passion for scent. When one is brutally murdered years later, disturbing secrets about the group are revealed when the police investigates each as a suspect.
Style: bleak, bloody, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: murder, boarding school, odor, friendship, crimes, crime, police, investigation, murder investigation, murder mystery, smell, crime solving, secret society, crime investigation, mystery, society, fighting crime, unsolved crime, homicide detective, cold case, uncover truth, female nudity, sex scene, seduction, unfaithful husband ...

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Most similar movies to Perfume

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, suspense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about investigation, uncover truth, murder mystery, crimes, murder, murder investigation and crime investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Perfume: The Boarding School (2007), The Break (2016), Beyond Evil (2021), Dogs of Berlin (2018), Sea of Plastic (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boarding School (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: El Internado Laguna Negra was a Spanish television drama-thriller focusing on the students of a fictional boarding school in a forest, where teenagers are sent by their parents to study. The boarding school is situated in a forest far from the city, ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment, boarding school, murder mystery, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, mystery, dealing with death, siblings relations, death of friend, unspoken love, alzheimer's disease ...
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 7.6
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The Break (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The story is set in a small village in the Ardennes, where a young African footballer is found dead. If all clues lead first to suicide, a police officer just arrived from Brussels does not take long to discover that this is a murder.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: police, murder investigation, partners against crime, investigation, crime solving, crime investigation, detective inspector, cold case, partners, murder mystery, small town life, unsolved crime ...
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 8.2
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Beyond Evil (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A serial murder case takes place in the small, peaceful city. The case is the same serial murder case that took place 20 years ago and changed Lee Dong-Sik’s life. The two detectives work to catch the killer.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological thriller
Plot: serial killer, secret, police, murder, serial murder, investigation, murder case, cold case, murder investigation, murder mystery, crimes, fighting crime ...
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 7.6
 11K
Dogs of Berlin (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 542 min.
TV show
Story: A politically sensitive murder forces two disparate detectives into a battle with the Berlin underworld and a confrontation with their own corruption.
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, captivating, brutal
Plot: partners, football player, police protagonist, murder, crime investigation, murder investigation, police partner, cheating, riot, racism, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Sea of Plastic (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Mar de plástico (Spanish: Sea of Plastic) is a Spanish crime drama television series produced by Boomerang TV for Atresmedia. It airs on Atresmedia's main channel Antena 3. The series focuses on the investigation of a murder in the fictional ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: murder, police, small village, village life, investigation, police detective, crimes, danger, murder mystery, uncover truth, death, village
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
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100%
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime investigation, partners, murder, missing person, police investigation, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Stockholm Requiem (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A series of violent murders paralyze Stockholm. Private investigator Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues seek out to solve these crimes, but soon their existence is put under threat.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: female protagonist, police, partners against crime, forensics, fighting crime, crime investigation, investigation, crimes, criminal, cold case, homicide detective, police investigation ...
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.8
 2K
Jack Irish (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover – the complete man ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, private investigation, investigation, cold case, crimes, crime investigation, uncover truth, murder investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, unsolved crime, murder mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, hidden identity, psychological trauma, secret past, police, forest, corpse, adaptation, mass child killing ...
Place: dublin ireland
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100%
 6.7
 1K
London Kills (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: With a documentary style delivery, this drama tells the story of a team of top murder detectives with each episode featuring a different murder while also following a serialized story involving the lead detective’s missing wife.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: murder, disappearance, murder investigation, homicide detective, police, crimes, murder mystery, assistant, suicide, death, partners against crime, investigation ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Good Morning, Verônica (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: While hunting for a dating-site predator, an underused cop discovers a husband and wife with a horrific secret — and a web of conspiracy hiding it.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: domestic violence, suicide, police, female protagonist, abuse, private investigation, female detective, murder mystery, family relations, witness, cold case, crime investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The City and The City (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the body of a foreign student is discovered in the streets of the down-at-heel city of Besźel, it’s just another day’s work for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But he uncovers evidence that the murdered girl came from ...
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: crime investigation, police inspector, police investigation, murder, fictional city, legend, unsolved crime, murder investigation, murder mystery, investigation, crime solving, mystery ...
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54%
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Half a life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is found raped and bludgeoned to death. Her father can’t reconcile himself with her death, and even less with the fact that the murderer was never found. Half of his life he continues the search. Finally, after more than 20 years, as ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: crime investigation, dead girl, loss of daughter, murder, unsolved crime, police officer, rapist, father daughter relationship, investigation, uncover truth, murder investigation, private investigation ...
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52%
 8.4
 21K
Babylon Berlin (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, captivating, tense, social realism
Plot: police investigation, political intrigue, social problems, national socialism, police detective, political scandal, conspiracy, investigation, murder investigation, crime investigation, fighting crime, adaptation ...
Time: pre world war two, 1920s, year 1929
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 6K
New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, crimes, superior, law enforcement, crime investigation, elderly, unsolved crime, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
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Good Cop (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dutiful Liverpool beat cop discovers what he is truly capable of after his partner is brutally murdered in a targeted attack by a local gang.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Plot: loss of friend, crimes, rivalry, police, life turned upside down, vigilantism, law enforcement, revenge, investigation, murder, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Fourth Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation. In the aftermath of the violent occupation, the ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: cold case, investigation, occupation, murder, archive footage, politics, embassy, terrorism, evidence, danger, crimes, crime investigation ...
Time: year 1989, year 2011, year 1975
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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49%
 6.0
 180
Whirpool (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A group of investigators finds murdered teenagers in a city collector. Unraveling this case step by step, the police faces an unconditional evil - a whirlpool of a big city, which sucks and destroys the weak - those whom no one loves and does not ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: investigator, investigation, crime investigation, characters murdered one by one, evil force, murder mystery, fear, life is a bitch, serial killer, uncover truth, maniac, evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, lie, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Death of a Pilgrim (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 233 min.
TV show
Story: A Nordic crime mini-series on the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme and the fall of the welfare state.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, investigation, archive footage, multiple time frames, secret police, police protagonist, special unit, murder mystery, uncover truth, minister, danger, swedish police ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1985, 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 609
Memorist (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Dong Baek was a high school student, he suddenly gained a supernatural power. Whenever he touches somebody, he can read that person's memory. Dong Baek reveals his memory reading ability to people and he becomes a detective. He is gung-ho ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural power, mind reading, mystery, police, investigation, supernatural, mysterious character, inside the mind, police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, murder mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Darkness: Those Who Kill (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Investigator Jan and profiler Louise constantly move around in the thrilling periphery of a murderer's view as they link a series of killings.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: profiler, serial killer, twists & turns, police, violence, murder, abduction, murder mystery, serial murder, murder investigation, danger, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.4
 25K
The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, rape, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, election, uncover truth, cold case, deadly, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, eastern europe, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Secret Life of Couples (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Sexologist and therapist Sofia Prado, director of an institute of alternative therapies, has to deal with her own emotional disorders, which she hides from everyone. From the revelation of one of her patients, the specialist becomes involved in a ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: couples, sex therapist, doctor patient relationship, psychiatrist patient relationship, mystery, research, murder investigation, investigation, couple relations, murder mystery, doctors and patients, crime investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, four remarkable women who previously served secretly during WWII as code-breakers, turn their skills to solving murders overlooked by police. In the process they are plunged into fascinating ...
Style: tense, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: fighting crime, team, partners, police detective, murder, who done it, murder mystery, strong female presence, investigation, law enforcement, partners against crime, female protagonist ...
Time: post world war two, 50s, 1950s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.3
 30K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, cynical, witty ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder investigation, murder, crime solving, crime investigation, riddles and clues, unconventional method, uncover truth, basset hound, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 231
The Wall (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Fermont: A remote mining colony in the endless frozen hell that is Canada's far North. The body of a young exotic dancer is found and the Quebec City police sends one of their toughest, most experienced detectives to investigate. Céline sure ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, small town, policewoman, female protagonist, police investigation, police protagonist, female detective, police, uncover truth, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mare of Easttown (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, small town life, homicide detective, small town, murder, investigation, murder mystery, crime investigation, dysfunctional family, therapist, crimes, private investigation ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Remember (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Diagnosed with hyperthymesia, Seo Jin Woo possesses an uncanny memory, which he uses to his advantage as a lawyer defending his wrongfully convicted father. But when Jin Woo is afflicted with Alzheimer’s, his only link to his father’s innocence ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: lawyer, murder, framed for murder, father son relationship, memory lapse, revenge, false accusation, investigation, court, murder mystery, trial, save the day ...
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Single-Handed (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: Single-Handed is an Irish television drama series, first broadcast on RTÉ Television in 2007. Set and filmed in the west of Ireland, it focuses on the life of a member of the Garda Síochána, Sergeant Jack Driscoll. Three two-episode, single-story ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police officer, fighting crime, crimes, who done it, countryside, workplace, social relations, murder, uncover truth, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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