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The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
 7.4
 11K
The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Original name: Journal 64
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In an older apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery: behind a fake wall they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who the mummies are and for whom the fourth place is intended. They soon discover that the previous inhabitants of the apartment trace back to an infamous women's hospital at Sprogø island, where attempts at forced sterilization were a regular part of the daily lives of the women who were brought to the hospital. The horror at the hospital is an overdue chapter in the history of Denmark, but there are people who say that the experiments are still up in our time. Carl and Assad start a race with time to prevent new murders and assaults.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, melancholic, bleak
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, partners, murder, danger, medical experiment, mockery, undercover, abused woman, cold case, dealing with the past
Time: 21st century, 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, danger, investigation, crime and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Purity of Vengeance: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), The Absent One (2014), A Conspiracy of Faith (2016), The Candidate (2008), The Factory (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing person, police investigation, police detective, cold case, uncover truth, partners against crime, partners, disappearance, crime, false identity, brother sister relationship, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, police investigation, boarding school, murder, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: child abduction, cold case, police investigation, police, missing child, letter, depression, religion, brother brother relationship, religious faith, farm, police protagonist ...
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, track down, investigation, frame up, cons and scams, crimes, law firm, deadly, dishonesty, uncover truth, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Factory (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, investigation, crime, police detective, crimes, confined, vigilantism, deadly, graphic violence, manhunt, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl in the Fog (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Donato Carrisi, THE GIRL IN THE FOG is a gripping and chilling thriller that brings us to a hazy mountain village where enigmatic Detective Vogel is investigating on the sudden disappearance of fifteen-year-old Anna ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Spain, USA, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, clever ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, missing person, danger, crime, strong female character, crimes, search, uncover truth, partners, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 1960s, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 8K
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.1
 247
Countdown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.2
 490
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.6
 770
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Country: South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.4
 762
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 22K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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Duration: 127 min.
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Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.7
 345
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 4.3
 292
Never Forget (2008)
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.3
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.4
 7K
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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