Movies like Angel 1982

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Angel (1982)
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Angel (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question 'Why?' but finds only more, and deeper, questions which resonate with the wider context of 'the Troubles', the inter-communal strife gripping the modern-day Northern Ireland which is the film's setting.
Style: psychological, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, vengeance, investigation, obsession, politics, crime, self discovery, ira, obsessive quest, mute or deaf, vigilantism, law enforcement, mind game, deadly, witnessing a crime, rivalry, violence, vigilante, mute, shoes, machine gun, witness, surrealism, saxophonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, crime, rivalry, vengeance and investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Music genres. Some movies like Angel: Laws of Deception (1997), Eye of the Stranger (1993), The Butcher Boy (1997), Another Silence (2011), The Prophet's Game (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Laws of Deception (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A law student is seduced by a beautiful woman he doesn't know, and after a one night stand with her, his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. Years later, she returns and hires him as her lawyer to ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, law enforcement, legal action, rivalry, obsessive quest, crime, orphan, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
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95%
Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, contests and competitions, legal, small town, wrongfully committed, terrorism, infidelity, vengeance, small town life, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Butcher Boy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, murder, dysfunctional family, mental illness, boarding school, angel, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, family problems, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Another Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Canada, Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie is a Toronto police officer. One evening, her husband Joshua and their son Nicky are brutally murdered in their car. Marie quickly links Pablo Molina, an Argentinian drug trafficker who she'd arrested a few months earlier, with the crime. ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, manhunt, self discovery, track down, heroes, crimes, tragic hero, deadly, vengeance, revenge plot, death of son, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, argentina, bolivia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, serial killer, investigation, mystery, chases and races, crimes, danger, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, tommy gun, teenager, mafia, vengeance, teenage life, obsession, tough heroes, unlikely criminals, rivalry, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Moon in the Gutter (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A dockworker seeking revenge on the killer of his sister finds himself the object of desire for two women.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, rape, obsession, investigation, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, mystery, love and romance, crime, alcohol abuse, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Miracle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: mother son incest, incestuous kiss, friendship, abandoned by mother, single father, obsession, teenage life, couples, love and romance, youth, betrayal, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, rough
Plot: ira, state affairs, tragic hero, fighting the system, military, society, deadly, political intrigue, social decay, terrorism, gang, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
3 Steps to Heaven (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bereaved woman adopts multiple disguises to track down the last three people to see her boyfriend before he died.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, crime, dishonesty, deadly, amateur detective, mentally unstable, obsession, cons and scams, murder, celebrity culture, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Exposed (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a vernissage she's approached by a mysterious man whose ...
Style: suspenseful, sexual, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, bait, modeling, deadly, dishonesty, danger, crimes, mysterious character, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, violinist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Heartbeat Detector (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A psychologist discovers troubling links between Nazism and modern-day big business.
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: nazism, investigation, workplace situations, workplace, deadly, crimes, murder, workplace intrigue, haunted by the past, corporation, chaos and mayhem, factory ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, parade, torture, law enforcement, deadly, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dream, death, deadly, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crime, prostitute, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Killing Affair (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mind game, hostages, couples, haunted by the past, isolation, woman in danger, vengeance, fall in love, hostage, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Instant Justice (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Gibraltar
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scott is a US Marine who travels Spain to see his sister Kim, after many years of separation. But she is dead, and there is nothing else to arrive him. Alone in the Madrid's streets, Scott will search for the killers, will try to reveal the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, death of sister, revenge, crime, heroes, rescue, prostitute, vengeance, vigilantism, against the odds, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Radio On (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1970s Britain, a man drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death. The purpose of his trip is offset by his encounters with a series of odd people.
Style: bleak, gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, investigation, rock, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, music, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, death in the family, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mafia, vigilante, rebellion, blind ambition, legal, gangsters, law enforcement, gang, dishonesty, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: bank, losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, introspection, workplace situations, road not taken, rivalry, crimes, workplace, deadly, boss and employee, murder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ants in the Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After languishing in a Barcelona prison for nearly a decade, a busted bank robber attempts to find the girl who made off with the cash in this suspenseful tale of revenge and betrayal starring Adriana Gil and Eduard Fernández. Ex-con Martin Losada ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, on the run, criminal heroes, rivalry, investigation, betrayal, obsessive quest, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, heist, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 50s
Place: cuba, europe, spain, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, serial child killer, deadly, obsession, society, courtroom drama, mental institution, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Michael are two 16-year-old gay friends from Liverpool. Berated by his father for his camp behavior, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins Michael, a streetwise hustler, who is also on the run.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, youth, gay lead character, friendship, gay, on the run, best friends, obsession, male prostitute, gay teenager, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: liverpool, brighton, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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After Image (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a clairvoyant who falls in love with a crime photographer. Soon, both become involved in the search for a pathological murderer.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, obsession, disability, couples, who done it, mind game, deadly, danger, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Love & Rage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Isle Of Man, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daniel Craig stars as the notorious chancer in this interpretation of the affair between James Lynchehaun (who inspired Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World) and the ‘yellow woman’.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspense, biting
Plot: obsession, romance, dishonesty, society, politics, mysterious character, couples, tragic love, love affair, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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End Game (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicious criminal Brad Mayfield takes pleasure in kidnapping, assault and murder. It is up to Officer Dan Burk to stop his lust for blood. The stakes of the game quickly rise when Burk becomes romantically involved with a beautiful woman who happens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, captivating
Plot: murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, rivalry, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, graphic violence, kidnapping, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Naomi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilan Ben-Natan is a man on his sixties and a well-known professor of astrophysics at the University of Haifa. He is married with Naomi, a 28 years old, attractive book illustrator. Inclined to suspect, he finds out her wife's betrayal and then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, couples, infidelity, love triangle, obsession, crumbling marriage, deadly, crimes, redemption, investigation, disposing of a dead body, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Passerby (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: deportation, cabaret, holocaust, deadly, heroes, life is a bitch, against humanity, state affairs, vengeance, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
Place: europe, france, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The life of a beautiful rising female recording star is placed in jeopardy when she witnesses the drive-by shooting of a rival rap-star in Las Vegas. Wanted by both the killers and the corrupt police, the young woman must go into hiding while three ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, musician's life, rivalry, best friends, vengeance, crimes, youth, frame up, hip hop, murder, manipulations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%