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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
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Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
Original name: Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is proving more difficult than expected as Kenan is fuzzy as to the body's exact location. As the group continues looking, its members can't help but chat among themselves about both trivia and their deepest concerns in an investigation that is proving more trying than any of them expected.
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, clever, gloomy, tense, sincere, meditative ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, doctor, trip, buried alive, forensic, mayor, crime, introspection, workplace situations, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, workplace, forensics, confession, loss of spouse, worn out, everyday life, loss of parent, middle aged, health situation, suicide, lawyer, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey

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Most similar movies to Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and enigmatic films with plots about crimes, murder, storytelling, crime, deadly, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: Distant (2002), A Short Film About Killing (1988), Bullhead (2011), Under Suspicion (2000), The Element of Crime (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, photographer, recession, midlife crisis, love and romance, urban, unfulfillment, human nature, introspection, looking for love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo
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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, courtroom drama, polish, death sentence, drifter, execution, dedicated lawyer, crime, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: poland, warsaw poland, california
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77%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: politics, murder, police, police investigation, crime, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, crime investigation, whodunit, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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76%
 7.4
 20K
Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, friendship, criminal heroes, cattle, farmer, crimes, drug abuse, haunted by the past, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, crime, mystery, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, murder mystery, investigation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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65%
The Element of Crime (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls. Fisher, unable to find the culprit, turns to Osbourne, a writer who was once respected for his contributions to the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, serial killer, neo noir, mystery, police investigation, police officer, crime, desert, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: europe, africa, egypt, middle east, cairo egypt
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62%
 8.2
 36K
Winter Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hotel, rich and poor, couples, snow, crumbling marriage, wife husband relationship, actor, retirement, dull life, society, divorce, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: talky, surreal, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, police station, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent, plot twist, lawyer, corruption, drugs, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 7K
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, love triangle, factory, working class, mystery, workplace romance, dull life, crimes, unfulfillment, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, serious ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, neo noir, murder, crime, crime gone awry, false accusation, district attorney, stabbing, blackmail, execution, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, night watchman, prison, cons and scams, unsociability, wrongful arrest, loser, friendship, teacher, love of one's life, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, argentina, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: gloomy, serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, partners against crime, crime, realism, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 49K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, obsession, promise, drawing, mystery, small town, gas station, track down, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 92
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, mystery, intrigue, parents and children, righting the wronged, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Interview (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.
Style: clever, psychological, tense, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: mind game, serial killer, mystery, police investigation, police, crime, interview, crimes, law enforcement, mysterious character, manipulations, gem ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, capital punishment, police officer killed, crime, police investigation, death row, courtroom drama, in the closet, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, jewish american, investigation, crime, terrorism, police investigation, uncover truth, confidence, interracial relations, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, journalism, murder, who done it, woman in danger, religions or cults, crimes, law enforcement, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
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41%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, police station, false accusation, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, legal action, courtroom drama, fighting the system, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental institution, psychiatrist, poison, friendship, parents and children, teenager, crime, teenage life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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SK1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crime, obsession, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, riddles and clues, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995, year 2001, 1990s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gang, troubled teen, police, juvenile delinquency, crime, murder, vengeance, police investigation, urban, drug dealing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: cynical, serious, tense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: strip club, hitman, crime, gangsters, murder, crime gone awry, gang, gambling, crimes, addiction, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, crime, police investigation, uncover truth, neo noir, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about ...
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, evidence, serial killer, brutality, suspicion, search, partners, unsolved crime, rape, female victim, stupidity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: korea, south korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, cruise, private detective, mystery, murder mystery, crime, investigation, ship, lake or river, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt, england, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
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Woyzeck (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, military, soldier, obsession, childhood trauma, youth, child hero, becoming an adult, child, unlikely criminals, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, crime, family in danger, crime gone awry, seance, amateur detective, mind game, cons and scams, false accusation, missing person, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%