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The Detective 2 (2011)
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The Detective 2 (2011)
Original name: B+偵探
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense, rough
Plot: crimes, investigation, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, graphic violence, danger, urban, deadly, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand

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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, deadly, law enforcement, murder, danger, police investigation and investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Detective 2: Confession of Pain (2006), Thorne: Scaredycat (2010), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), Jo (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Detective (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A private detective is drawn into a complex murder mystery when he is hired to track down a missing young woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, femme fatale, track down, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, riddles and clues, missing person, seduction, ghost, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, thailand, asia
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95%
Confession of Pain (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, law enforcement, perfect crime, investigation, police detective, corrupt law enforcer, partners, partners against crime, private detective, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, murderous pair, murder mystery, strangulation, psychopath, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, serial killer, police officer, small town, mystery, hit and run, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Jo (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, UK
TV show
Story: Jo is an English-language French police procedural television series created by Canadian/USA screenwriter René Balcer of Law & Order fame with French writing team Franck Ollivier & Malina Detcheva, known for the mini-series Lost Signs. It ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, riddles and clues, law enforcement, crimes, murder, nypd, murder mystery, criminal, murder investigation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, wizards and magicians, magic, mythical creature, mysticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: private investigator, life is a bitch, woman in danger, law enforcement, gangsters, private detective, investigation, prostitute, crimes, who done it, murder, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, riddles and clues, psychopath, rivalry, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, murder, assassin, empire, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Blind Detective (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A blind detective, former cop, teams up with a policewoman who admires him to solve the disappearance of a girl friend of hers, years ago. Besides, he helps her to improve her skills as an investigator.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, serial killer, police investigation, blind character, partners, disability, dark humor, blindness, gambling, private detective, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
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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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
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The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, who done it, vigilantism, murder, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, journalism, estate, false accusation, crimes, law enforcement, who done it, dishonesty, multiple suspects, mysticism, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Varg Veum - Fallen Angels (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jakob Aasen has hired his old friend, private investigator Varg Veum, to spy on his wife Rebecca, whom he suspects of infidelity. Against his better judgement Varg accepts the job, and in an ironic twist he and Rebecca rekindle their former love. ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: whodunit, fallen angel, murder, serial killer, crimes, investigation, private detective, law enforcement, police detective, woman in danger, homicide detective, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Waste Land (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: police detective, life turned upside down, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, mental illness, pregnancy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Girls of April (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tough Finnish detective Jussi Vares gets hired by a friend at a newspaper to investigate a 15 year old mystery regarding the disappearance of 3 girls.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: private detective, missing person, private investigator, law enforcement, journalism, crimes, investigation, cold case, murder, mysticism, serial killer, dead woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, dark, tense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, working class, small town, social differences, dead boy, investigation, friend, burglar, crime scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 2K
Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: neo noir, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, disorder, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, secret movement, frame up, assassination, sex, asian, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, mysticism, media, state affairs, woman in danger, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
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Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, gain trust, haunted by the past, parents and children, law enforcement, college, prostitution, rivalry, strong female presence, assault ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
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Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, murder, mafia, hollywood, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, albania, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 1K
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, suspect, group of friends, high school student, kidnapping, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
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Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, murder, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, detective inspector, dirty cop, police procedural, murder mystery, nypd, bbc ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Trivial (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, death of wife, chase, empire, sex crime, murder, spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: crimes, private detective, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, haunted by the past, nypd, debt collector, horse race, gunfight, activist, police commissioner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, kidnapping, religions or cults, partners, private detective, law enforcement, society, crimes, cult, nypd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 34K
Hunting Season (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Veteran homicide cop Ferman (Şener Şen) and his hot-headed partner İdris (Cem Yılmaz) team up with rookie cop and anthropology major Hasan (Okan Yalabık) to investigate the murder of a young woman. The suspects include her conservative family, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, art house ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, crimes, generation gap, who done it, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, temperamental, rookie, conservative ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
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Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, mind game, crimes, psychopath, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, police investigation, rivalry, female nudity, male nudity, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young robbers, specializing in robbing shopping center security guards, are raging through out Gothenburg. A robbery goes awry when an innocent passerby is killed. Ricky, the gang's young leader, tries to quickly find an expert who ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, hunt down, investigation, rivalry, heist, graphic violence, disorder, tough law enforcer, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, murder, vengeance, blackmail, police brutality, hostage, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%