Movies like Death in the Shadows

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Death in the Shadows (1985)
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Death in the Shadows (1985)
Original name: De Prooi
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman and her daughter lives in Oostdijk, a village near Amsterdam. One night when the mother is on her way home, she is killed in a car accident in the street they live in.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hit and run, striptease, accident, teenage girl, search for mother, peep show, teenage life, crimes, village, missing child, mystery, village life, obsessive quest, danger, law enforcement, police investigation, countryside, deadly, rivalry, school, car, investigation, death, stalker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, mystery, law enforcement, danger and serial killer mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Death in the Shadows: Eyes of Crystal (2004), False Trail (2011), 2:13 (2009), Carambole (2005), Hide (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Eyes of Crystal (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While hunting a cultured, intelligent and vicious psychopath, Inspector Amaldi comes face to face with the physical and moral decay of his city as well as the ghosts of his own past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, riddles and clues, murder, deadly, law enforcement, danger, whodunit, crimes, stalking, battles, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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False Trail (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Interrogator Erik Backstrom (Rolf Lassgård) is forced to return to his former home village to solve a murder mystery, in which the local polices and some hunters and even Erik's family seems to be involved. Soon, the conflicts are in full ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, countryside, police investigation, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, graphic violence, police officer, husband wife relationship, weapons, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.9
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2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, forensic, haunted by the past, law enforcement, rivalry, police investigation, gory, deadly, danger, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, deadly, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, private detective, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, serial killer, mystery, riddles and clues, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Killjoy (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, hospital, psychopath, investigation, crimes, whodunit, stabbed to death, homicide detective, lovers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, deadly, mystery, crimes, crime, arms dealing, law enforcement, investigation, hospital, arms deal, shot in the head, police procedural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 2.0
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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, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, manipulations, serial killer, crimes, danger, murder, deadly, manipulation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, religions or cults, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, mystery, witnessing a crime, performer's life, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, legal, frame up, death row, false accusation, injustice, law enforcement, mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 232
Vanished (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman searches for many years to exact revenge on a kidnapper. A psychological thriller that examines how far a person would go if pushed to the extreme.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, mystery, deadly, crimes, confined, danger, hostage, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, secret, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The White Lioness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Cape Town, a police inspector named September color discovers that the dreaded Mabasha, hired murderer, is in talks with a right-wing organization. In Skåne, southwest of Sweden, is given to the real estate agent Louise Åkerblom by missing and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, kgb, conspiracy, graphic violence, terrorism, political conspiracy, political corruption, fish out of water, who done it, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, russia, africa, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A writer named Adrian Messenger believes a series of apparently unrelated "accidental" deaths are actually linked murders. He asks his friend Anthony Gethryn, recently retired from MI5, to help clear up the mystery. However, ...
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, british intelligence, investigation, danger, mystery, crime, crimes, hidden identity, plane crash, world war two veteran, disguise ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Winter Kill (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Someone is shooting the residents of a mountain resort town. Sheriff McNeill (Andy Griffith) must figure out the connection that links the victims and find the sniper before he (or she) kills again, and before the town council relieves him of duty
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: murder, sniper, ski resort, death of pregnant woman, crimes, danger, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, serial killer, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 765
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, danger, mystery, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, animal life, police investigation, law enforcement, obsessive quest, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, alaska, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 1K
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, stalking, supernatural ability, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Four Jacks (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four guys plot revenge on the businessman who ripped them off.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, dark humor ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, rivalry, deadly, crimes, betrayal, buddies, mystery, dishonesty, blind ambition, murder, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, murder, school, deadly, dishonesty, teenager, danger, life is a bitch, ghost, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, amateur detective, mystery, deadly, crimes, serial killer, race against time, apartment building, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Under the Salt (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A series of murders leads Commander Trujillo to Santa Rosa de la Sal a town close to a salt mine, where he meets Victor Zepeda - a lonely teenager who works in his father's funeral home and spends his free time making crude animated horror ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, mortician, murder, teenage life, uncover truth, police investigation, danger, gory, who done it, youth, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Dangerous Love (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychopath kills members of a video dating club and records their deaths.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: righting the wronged, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, chases and races, life is a bitch, frame up, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the parks of Stockholm. The police have trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of the parks while the murderer strikes again, police inspector Martin ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, child murder, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, sex maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Story (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) arrives in Kolkata from London to find her missing husband Arnab Bagchi. Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorism, investigation, riddles and clues, missing person, uncover truth, missing husband, search, deadly, danger, law enforcement, disappearance, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, london, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, partners, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, private detective, kidnapping, religions or cults, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 507
Whispers (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious ...
Plot: necrophilia, murder, childhood trauma, twins, hypnosis, stalker, psychiatry, crime, ghost, investigation, mystery, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ten Little Indians (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain, UK, Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ten people are invited to a hotel for a weekend getaway by a Mr. U. N. Owen, who mysteriously isn't in attendance. When the group gets together for their first dinner, a record is played in which Mr. Owen accuses each guest of committing ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: hotel, murder, characters killed one by one, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, desert, serial murder, mystery, who done it, isolation, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cry for the Strangers (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The little coastal town of Clark's Harbor seems like the perfect place for psychiatrist Brad Russell and his wife to get a little peace and spend more time with each other. But the locals don't seem very friendly and, every time a storm ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: village, ghost, investigation, danger, family in danger, missing child, haunted by the past, village life, mystery, losing-it hero, social relations, indian tribe ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 405
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, escaped mental patient, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of murders rock a dance academy in New York in which the mysterous directress, Candice, sets out to find the kiler, with a little assistance from a shady male model, named George, who has a hidden agenda for her as does she for him.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, slasher, rivalry, dance studio, vengeance, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, track down, gory, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Borkmann's Point (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Van Veeteren finds retiring from the police force is easier said than done when two decapitated bodies are found in quick succession. The matching MO in the two grisly murders brings the investigation teams of Maardam and Kaalbringen together - a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, private detective, crimes, partners, law enforcement, murder, deadly, decapitated body, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%