Movies like For Love or Murder

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For Love or Murder (1970)
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For Love or Murder (1970)
Original name: Kemek
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy, eccentric chemical company owner sends his woman to get an American writer to take a mind control drug, Kemek, to verify its potential. She accomplishes her mission, but falls totally in love with the writer. The chemical magnate, satisfied with the results of the test, rewards her with murder, just as she is about to flee to Naples with her new lover. Her ex-husband and a private detective track the killer behind it all to a remote hideaway to unravel the solution.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, writers, crimes, vengeance, private detective, track down, deadly, experiment, medicine, mind control, drug, female nudity, drugs, drowning, dead body in swimming pool, woman drowned
Time: 60s
Place: italy

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Most similar movies to For Love or Murder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime, female nudity and graphic violence mostly in Thriller, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like For Love or Murder: The Serpent (2006), The Contract (1999), Messages Deleted (2010), Marked for Murder (1990), Blindside (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: vengeance, murder, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, obsession, deadly, blackmail, photographer, deaf, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
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The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, danger, deadly, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Messages Deleted (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, answering machine, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, frame up, deadly, writer's life, race against time, mystery, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A snooty female production assistant and an eager gopher at a TV station are assigned by their boss to locate a mysterious cassette. They quickly find themselves framed for murder and pursued by government agents.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, frame up, video cassette, agent, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, crime, deadly, dishonesty, government conspiracy, tv station ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 4.8
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Blindside (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harvey Keitel plays Penfield Gruber, a once great scientist, reduced to managing a sleazy hotel. Gruber monitors the daily comings and goings of his tenants, mainly for his own interest, until underworld figures ask him to spy on a suspected ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, espionage, scientist, hotel, drug dealing, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, profanity, voyeurism, obsession, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, frame up, track down, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, law firm, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams, false accusation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A House in the Hills (1993)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, revenge, crimes, danger, law enforcement, stalking, rivalry, mistaken identity, vengeance, woman in danger, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
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Postmortem (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mind game, psychopath, writer's life, crimes, manhunt, profiler, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, alcoholic ...
Time: 90s
Place: glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, partners, murder, danger, car accident, deadly, devil, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 356
Fear of Water (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Rosalie Richard is found raped and dead at the foot of a cliff. This gruesome murder is the first ever in the Magdalen Islands. Her death will radically change the orderly life of Sergeant André Surprenant.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: murder, army investigation, family relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, military, parents and children, family problems, deadly, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.7
 381
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, law enforcement, investigation, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.2
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Killing Blue (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Police Commissioner Alex Glass has been twisted into a sarcastic cynic by the hard luck story that is his life and by his daily contact with the criminals of Berlin's underground. His new assistant, Shirly Mai, is an attractive and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, drug dealing, redemption, haunted by the past, drug abuse, working undercover, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 585
The Collector (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Une policière, Maud Graham, suit un tueur en série qui agresse des femmes. En même temps, elle héberge un jeune prostitué et un fugueur de 12 ans. L'action se déroule dans la ville et capitale de la province du même nom, Québec.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, mind game, police detective, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Dead Silent (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Julia Kerrbridge is working hard to become a doctor. Suddenly, Julia finds herself the guardian of her young niece, Amanda, after her parents were found murdered.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), child in peril, graphic violence, dishonesty, danger, deadly, crimes, mute or deaf, youth, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
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Water Damage (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One year after the drowning death of his young son, Paul Preedy (Daniel Baldwin) receives an invitation to a reunion at his prep school. Paul decides to go, taking his remaining son with him. When they arrive, they find that only two other people ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, reunion, investigation, crimes, slasher, buddies, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, kidnapping, high school, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, political conspiracy, political intrigue, mystery, danger, crime, crimes, political corruption, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
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Deadly Cargo (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Sara joins timid Victor and pregnant wife Thais, instructors Ivan and Edgar, and local kid Drui in Senegal for some underwater exploration. When their craft blows up following a misfired bullet, they float around in the water for a while ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: ocean or sea, murder, survival, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, rescue, isolation, ship, ocean, man overboard, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4.5
 924
Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, frame up, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, husband wife relationship, criminal, revenge, ex convict, murder, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, danger, manipulations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Zoom Hunting (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, family relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, voyeurism, infidelity, adultery, siblings relations, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: biting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder, graphic violence, politics, rivalry, government agency, strong sexual content, undercover, deadly, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, madrid
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43%
Deathly Compulsion (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A present-day thriller about a man with a needle in his brain. This needle poisons his mind and tortures him with morbid thoughts and an urge to kill. When he finally commits a murder there is a witness, who is drawn into a deadly game of cat and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, heroes, race against time, serial killer, crime, chases and races, graphic violence, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Requiem for Murder (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller starring Molly Ringwald
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, danger, media, unsupportive spouse, mystery, psychopath, radio show, who done it, fall in love, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 866
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, deadly, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, graphic violence, disorder, buddies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Innocent Man (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A retired criminal lawyer is persuaded to take on one more case and becomes involved with his client's wife.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, clever, serious ...
Plot: murder, unsupportive spouse, crime, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, legal, legal action, rivalry, crimes, infidelity, introspection ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Slipping Into Darkness (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three spoiled college girls are held responsible for a handicapped boys death.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), train, murder, gang, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, bar, police investigation, vengeance, crime gone awry, crimes, couples, manipulation, dangerous attraction, false accusation, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, london, australia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Video X: The Dwayne and Darla-Jean Story (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This shocking video presents the actual home video footage shot by Kentucky killers Dwayne Foote and Darla-Jean Stanton as they embark on a deadly rampage. Watch in awe as the heartless lovers stumble into a situation that triggers one of the most ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: murder, found footage, murderous pair, lovers on the run, love affair, dishonesty, couples, chases and races, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
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Parallel Life (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Kin Suk-hyun is Korea’s youngest appointed criminal court head judge, very famous for his rational rulings. It is before his court that the case of distinguished mathematics professor Sohn Ki-chul’s murder of his wife is presented. While ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, danger, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement, judge, husband wife relationship, murder, threat to kill, graphic violence, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%