Movies like Under the Skin 1996

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Under the Skin (1996)
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Under the Skin (1996)
Original name: Bajo la piel
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Peru, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Passion, criminal instincts and traditions melt together in this film that shakes our understanding of crime.
Plot: sex, prison, prostitute, police, passion, violence, investigation, obsession, death, psychopath, suicide, male female relationship, womanizer, jealousy, justice, serial murder, mad scientist, father son relationship, murder, femme fatale, museum, mayor, corpse, jail, hanging ...
Place: peru

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about murder, death, police officer, police, violence, prostitute and sex mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Under the Skin: Without Compassion (1994), Say Yes (2001), Cholera Street (1997), Gangsters (2002), May (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Without Compassion (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Peru, Mexico, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lima, 1980s. Based upon Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.
Plot: punishment, double murder, confession, husband wife relationship, anguish, landlady, hate, death, landlord, suspicion, religion, police ...
Place: peru
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95%
 5.7
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Say Yes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Seoul, when the aspirant writer Jeong-hyun finds an editor for his book, he buys a car and calls his wife and translator Yoon-hee to travel to Sokcho to celebrate in style their first anniversary of marriage. He promises an unforgettable trip to ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: road trip, psychopath, evil man, serial murder, insanity, hitchhiking, investigation, police officer, jail, anger, violence, tragedy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 10K
Cholera Street (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey, Hungary, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in a rundown, crime ridden neighborhood of Istanbul dubbed "Cholera Street" (Kolera Sokağı). Salih is a mechanic and son of a respected barber Ali. A woman Tina arrives at Cholera street where she takes up residence and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, revenge, murder, destructive relationship, vengeance, urban ghetto life, social differences, femme fatale, crimes, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 816
Gangsters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Franck Chaievski and Nina Delgado are two undercover detectives of a French special force trying to identify two corrupts members of the Paris Police Force. Franck is pretending to be a gangster and Nina a prostitute living with him, and involved in ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: male female relationship, undercover, gangsters, criminal, police, gangster, murder, prostitute, working undercover, police corruption, breaking down a door, gem ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.0
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May (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After success of Kytice, which is based on the famous collection of poems of K.J.Erben, one of the most well-known character of classic Czech literature, Mr. Brabec went for even more famous poem Máj of K.H. Mácha, which is considered the peak of ...
Style: romanticism, psychotronic
Plot: praying, carriage, mill, torture, suicide by jumping, death, older man younger woman relationship, mass, ant, death sentence, priest, severed head ...
Place: central europe
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37%
 6.2
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Oh Mercy (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: police, murder, investigation, crime scene, police officer, corpse, police detective, danger, violence, brutality, chase, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Runaway Blues (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Before he was crowned one of the "Four Heavenly Kings", Andy Lau starred in the 1989 gangster film Runaway Blues. He plays Lam, a Taiwan gangster who flees to Hong Kong after killing a rival gangster. Hiding at his uncle gang boss ...
Plot: shot to death, slashing, corpse, genital mutilation, death, shot in the face, achilles tendon cut, shot in the stomach, head cut off, loud sex, triad, shot in the side ...
Place: taiwan, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Elizabeth, a sexually yielding policewoman is miserable in the narrow-minded town she is living, while Rita, a lonely eel-hatchery worker, is trying to escape from the sticky situations of her life.
Style: suspense, contemplative, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police, policewoman, hanging, violence, teenager, resurrection, small town, surrealism, feminist, death, murder, suicide ...
Time: 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.4
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Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 4K
Disco Pigs (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pig and Runt born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by bloodline. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are one, needing no one else, inhabiting a delicate, insular and dangerous world where they ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: friendship, friends, youth, love and romance, couples, obsession, couple relations, teenage life, teenager, love, violence, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.2
 349
Down Time (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Slim Williams, a small-time dealer, is poised to make his big score with his partner Paulie. But the easy deal becomes a nightmare when Slim is caught in deadly police sting and ends up in a maximum-security penitentiary. Sold out by his partner, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, cult film
Plot: prison, jail, prison gang, power, gang, police, revenge, racism, murder, drug addict, grudge, flashback ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 233
The Dark Sea (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The girlfriend of Detective Luca Mocci moves from the house of her friend Charlotte to live with him. When the corpse of the upper-class escort and student Valentina Martini is found in an apartment, tied and beaten after a kinky sex, Detective ...
Style: porno movie
Plot: female director, male female relationship, murder, female nudity, jealousy, voyeur, oral sex, paranoia, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), the underworld, police officer ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 10K
Dear Wendy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in ...
Style: serious, realistic, harsh, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, crimes, juvenile delinquency, underdog, self esteem, teenage life, forbidden love, social misfits, love and romance, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Traffic Department (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.
Style: psychological, contemplative, unusual plot structure, tense
Plot: adultery, marriage, violence, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, infidelity, interrogation, police, polish, politics, bribery, mafia ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 31K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexy, sexual, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, murder, adultery, neo-noir, lust, betrayal, crimes, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Love Suicides at Sonezaki (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Suicide has long been used as a form of social protest in Japan. In this film, set in 1703, samurai culture is being transformed by the emergence of a new merchant class. Elements of the social contract are beginning to unravel, and some ...
Plot: ritual, beating, honor, uncle niece relationship, injustice, blood, violence, clerk, bodyguard, dignity, suicide, cheating ...
Time: 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 161
The Assistant (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daniel Petrie scripted and directed this Canadian-British film, an adaptation of the memorable 1957 Brooklyn-based novel by Brooklyn-born Bernard Malamud, author of The Natural. During the Depression, drifter Frank Alpine (Gil Bellows) and hobo Ward ...
Plot: studying, death, peeping, gun, kiss, museum, funeral, clerk, breaking and entering, liquor store, gift, coughing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Wounded Man (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Henri is a lonely, isolated young man who lets no one get close to him. He meets a street hustler and comes out of his shell, going 180 degrees into gay obsession. Though he has yet to physically approach the object of his affection, Henri builds up ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, family relations, lgbt, unfulfilled love, profanity, graphic violence, prostitute, love and romance, coming of age, youth, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, frankfurt germany, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, couples, love affair, student life, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, crime, college, neo noir, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Crime and Punishment (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: crime and punishment, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, down on your luck, guilt, morality, friendship, friend ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 707
Frozen City (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Looking to outrun the horrors of his past, a tormented cabbie flees Helsinki for an apartment complex in the suburbs, only to discover that new neighbors bring new problems. What ensues is a raw, realistic tragedy with an unwaveringly humane core.
Plot: child, mother daughter relationship, single parent, taxi, father daughter relationship, custody battle, winter, alcohol, self control, prostitute, father son relationship, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 2K
Captives (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A beautiful young dentist working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, prison, infidelity, dentist, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, unfulfillment, opposites attract, drug dealing, couples, prison life ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, spain, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Story of Guy Maddin, hockey player for the Maroons, and son of a local hairdresser/abortion doctor. Guy tries to overcome his own cowardice (and multiple head-knocks) as he navigates through a dream-like Winnipeg.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, abortion, vengeance, dangerous attraction, tragic love, psychopath, prodigy, investigation, obsession, ice hockey, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Racer and the Jailbird (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Gino 'Gigi' meets Bénédicte 'Bibi' at the racetrack, it's love at first sight. But can their devotion save a love that may already be lost?
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: passion, heist, prison, bank robber, secret, love, armored truck, racecar driver, car racing, immortality, woman driver, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 61
Chevrolet (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Directed by Javier Maqua
Plot: street life, crime boss, death, gang, chevrolet, car on fire, actor, junkie, neo nazi, flashback, church, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The High Price of Passion (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A college professor becomes obsessed with a prostitute.
Plot: professor, obsession, prostitute, flashback, death, older man younger woman relationship, prostitution, murder, male female relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, child abuse, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, investigation, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 877
The Blue Light (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Shuichi Kushimori is a 17 year old high school student who lives happily with his mother and stepsister. One day, without warning, his estranged stepfather returns home from a long absence. He quickly falls into a circle of drinking and starts ...
Plot: police officer, suicide, lawyer, train, stepfather, school, seaside, baseball bat, cyanide, beach, fake identity, painting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 23K
Heaven (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorist, redemption, fall in love, on the run, justice, bomb, murder, police, translator, explosion, love, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 2K
Blind Shaft (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, Germany, Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Chinese miners, who make money by killing fellow miners and then extorting money from the mine owner to keep quiet about the "accident", happen upon their latest victim. But one of them begins to have second thoughts.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: miner, murder, crimes, deadly, hidden identity, dishonesty, investigation, teenage life, rich and poor, cons and scams, prostitute, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%