Movies like The Assassin 1961

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The Assassin (1961)
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The Assassin (1961)
Original name: L'assassino
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A socialite is murdered and her playboy lover is brought in for questioning. During his stay in custody we get to see the real sneaky playboy in action via flashback. Is he guilty or just a sleaze.
Style: suspense
Plot: dog, police, hotel, murder investigation, suicide, womanizer, fascism, maid, jealousy, lie, memory, courage, older woman younger man relationship, father son relationship, murder, false accusation, ladies man, antique dealer, brainwashing, informant, cell mate, irony, jail cell, arrest, police officer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy

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Most similar movies to The Assassin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about murder, police, police officer, investigation, flashback, murder investigation and crimes mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Assassin: Heads or Tails (1980), Tango of Perversion (1974), A Cop (1972), Merciless Man (1976), The Finger Man (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heads or Tails (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since his wife died, Inspector Louis Baroni (Philippe Noiret) has become a virtual recluse, preferring the solitude of his quiet house to the company of others. His period of mournful contemplation is broken when he is called out to look into the ...
Plot: police officer, death, suspect, murder, sex, police, french, false accusation, police inspector, suspicion
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95%
Crimes of Passion: Dangerous Dreams (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Puck’s new boss turns out to be a control freak, who isolates everyone from the outside world. After a strange death, Puck calls on detective Wijk.
Style: suspense, captivating, contemplative
Plot: police detective, father son relationship, nobel prize winner, family relations, writers, revenge, murder investigation, stenographer, estate, poisoning, despot, murder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden
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80%
Tango of Perversion (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A rich man with an impotence problem becomes subject to manipulation by those around him. When he gives the keys to his villa to two women, he witnesses a murder. A series of cunning plots and secrets make things difficult for the police as they ...
Plot: necrophilia, murder, whodunit, triangle, murder disguised as suicide, womanizer, impotence, disposing of a dead body, shower, water skiing, drug addiction, chloroform ...
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69%
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A Cop (1972)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Commissaire Edouard Coleman is a Paris police chief whose life investigating violent crimes has left him despondent. After beginning an affair with a beautiful but cold woman named Cathy, he befriends her boyfriend, Simon, a local nightclub owner. ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, friendship, gangsters, criminal, double life, police, bank robbery, police inspector, driver, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ms. Alli Pelkonen's terrier finds a body from Tähtitorninmäki, that's thought to be a wino at first. But Inspector Palmu knows a little better. And yes, it was a murder. Tähdet kertovat, Komisario Palmu (1962) is directed by Matti ...
Plot: hitler, pregnancy, police, father son relationship, youth, blackmail, horoscope, crime investigation, choir, shooting, telescope, female nudity ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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65%
Merciless Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.
Plot: police officer killed, security guard, police officer shot in the chest, police officer, police shootout, foreigner, police officer shot, murder, police officer bombed, director cameo, security guard killed
Place: italy
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60%
The Finger Man (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, heist, frame up, vengeance, cons and scams, crime, crimes, friendship, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, quarry, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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59%
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The Chosen (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple of brutal and mysterious murders point to Uppsala University. Johan, a last year student at the police academy, gets involved in the investigation. He enrolls a course at the University in order to, under cover, track down the killer.
Plot: university, student, murder, police, murder investigation, serial killer
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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One Way or Another (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set during a retreat of Christian Democrat politicians who practice spiritual exercises together, it is an allegory of corrupted power. Disturbing, claustrophobic settings are the background to a series of mysterious crimes.
Style: surreal, controversial
Plot: suicide, confession, sin, sexual repression, religious icon, prime minister, surrealism, epidemic, priest, death, minister, controversy ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Strawberry Night (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Reiko Himekawa (Yuko Takeuchi) is a female detective at the Metropolitan Police Department. Reiko doesn't come from an elite background, but she has risen fast through the ranks with hard work. Reiko than becomes involved in a murder case named ...
Style: suspense, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, murder investigation, danger, gang war, gang, deadly, vending machine, brunette, investigator, leather jacket, school uniform ...
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55%
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 450
Game Over (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland, Spain, UK, Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, bleak, rough
Plot: true crime, murder investigation, friendship, murder trial, trial, murder, double murder, prison, father son relationship, jail, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Bloody Hands of the Law (1973)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a crime boss is murdered while in hospital, a young woman sees the killers, but her room mate convinces her not to tell the police, fearing the consequences. Unfortunately the murderers realize that they have been seen, and kill both women. ...
Plot: car chase, anger, police, police officer bombed, police officer knocked unconscious, rage, police brutality, hitman, torture, witness, impersonating a police officer, police uniform stolen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 161
The Hook (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adulterous woman (Barbara Bouchet) and her lover (Bob Behling) plot to murder her husband Kostas (Günther Stoll) and make it look like a yachting accident. However, unknown to them, Kostas has hired a private detective to follow them and knows ...
Style: twist ending
Plot: police, cheating, sea, blackmail, sex, yacht, murder, betrayal, boat, female nudity, sailing, jealousy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 536
Himeanole (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ordinary man plays matchmaker to his friend only to realize the girl being pursued is being stalked.
Plot: mini skirt, love, neighbor, condom, police, rivalry, classroom, surgical mask, flashback, japanese woman, cleaner, dental mask ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Killer on the Tracks (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An escort composed of three people transports a huge amount of new one-hundred crown banknotes in a special railway car. At the 196th kilometer, a village girl is waiting at the railway crossing and spots two men removing some packages from the ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, police investigation, hospital, bank manager, murder, pointing a gun at someone, explosion, post office, safe, helicopter, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 182
Corleone (1978)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two friends grow up together in the Sicily of the '50s. Two different destiny, two different way of life. Could their friendship survive to the mafia shadow?
Plot: friendship, mafia, violence, politics, murder, corruption, destiny, survival, gunfight, socialism, horse, bolshevik ...
Place: italy, palermo italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, serial child killer, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, life is a bitch, deadly, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, crime, politics, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Invisible Guardian (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When the naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán, it is quickly linked to a similar murder one month before. Soon, rumours are flying in the nearby village of Elizondo. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, disturbing, exciting
Plot: investigation, murder investigation, insanity, serial killer, murder, supernatural, resentment, murderer, policewoman, secret, supernatural power, serial murder ...
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47%
Last Known Address (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marceau Léonetti (Lino Ventura), a competent and energetic officer stops by chance the son of an influential lawyer driving under the influence of alcohol. A few months later, the lawyer falsely accuses Léonetti as being violent and incompetent. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police station, police detective, neo noir, legal, crime, deadly, investigation, rivalry, life is a bitch, law enforcement, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Boy Next Door (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A novelist (Dina Meyer) moves to a little town to write her next novel. She loves to get inspiration and as time goes by she gathers information about her neighbor, a young and wealthy guy whom she observes and picture from her window most of the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, espionage, crimes, who done it, frame up, dishonesty, deadly, novelist, stalking, police, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Third Solution (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Roman Catholic Pope is planning a reconciliatory meeting with the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, an event awaited for many generations. But suddenly, right while the Pope is addressing the crowds gathered in the Piazza Navone, a nun is ...
Plot: pope, agent, nun, ukrainian, espionage, catholicism, priest, conspiracy, vatican, double agent, catholic, reconciliation ...
Place: europe, italy, russia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hunters of the Night (1984)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A small gang of criminals is planning to commit a gold heist not knowing that the new member of their gang is actually a police detective. But when his true identity is revealed to the gang they act like they wouldn't know about it and decide ...
Style: cult movie cast
Plot: police officer, gold bar, blackmail, blood, female nudity, violence, male nudity, stripper, shotgun, gold, crazy, heist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Love Is the Perfect Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marc, in his 40s, is a professor of literature at the University of Lausanne. Still a bachelor — and still living with his sister Marianne in a huge, isolated chalet that they inherited when they were very young — he carries on one love affair ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, womanizer, missing person, teachers and students, sexual content, crimes, protagonist as suspect, power relations, campus, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps
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41%
Hassel 09 - Botgörarna (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roland Hassel gets involved in a tangle of lies, betrayal and industrial espionage.
Plot: infidelity, industrial espionage, police procedural, mole, pharmaceutical company, lie, scientist, missing person, jealousy, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Diabolically Yours (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alain Delon stars as Pierre, an amnesiac recovering from a car accident. He can't remember any details about the accident or about his past life as a wealthy businessman based in the orient. He is currently being nursed back to health on his ...
Style: psychotronic, ambiguous ending, french noir
Plot: apple, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, riding a bicycle, car accident, jealousy, deception, escape, murder, dog, police, dancer, gun ...
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Anything for Her (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy uneventful life with their son Oscar. But their life radically changes one morning, when the police comes to arrest Lisa on murder charges. She's sentenced to 20 years of prison. Convinced of his ...
Style: sentimental, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, false accusation, prison, murder, chase, police, judge, life turned upside down, daring rescue, life is a bitch, crime, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Crimes of Passion: Tragedy in a Country Churchyard (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A murder investigation takes detective Christer Wijk to a small village, where he needs to separate rumors and facts to trail the murderer.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, murder, priest, police detective, village, church, winter, crime, crimes, christmas, husband wife relationship, storytelling ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Goodbye, Mr. President (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Asko Mertanen is a waiter who is very interested in shooting. He gets fed up how the things are run in Finland, so he thinks that the best way to change them is to shoot the Finnish president.
Plot: assassination of president, sadistic psychopath, sniper, murder investigation, police officer, shooting range, murder, pursuit, psychopath, assassination, chase, president ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Borderline (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Dr. Lila Colleti is divorcing her husband and is devastated when he wins custody of their two little girls, whom he gets largely because Lila's job, being a psychiatrist for the criminally insane at the local prison, is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, obsession, false accusation, murder, prison, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, ex husband ex wife relationship, family problems, police detective, mental illness, custody ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%