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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, stylized, tense, sincere, clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, meditative ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, mayor, doctor, trip, buried alive, forensic, crime, crimes, lawyer, suicide, middle aged, search, forensics, victim, law enforcement, everyday life, introspection, loss of parent, deadly, workplace, worn out, workplace situations, health situation, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: A Short Film About Killing (1988), Under Suspicion (2000), Homicide: The Movie (2000), Bullhead (2011), The Night Of (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, police, courtroom drama, crime, protagonist as suspect, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, life is a bitch, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
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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, psychological, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, execution, drifter, death sentence, polish, courtroom drama, fighting the system, death row, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: poland, warsaw poland, california
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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, tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, murder mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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80%
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, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, partners against crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, superior officer, hanging, police investigation, workplace, crime, police station, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, realistic, gloomy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, mechanic, friends, law enforcer killer, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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The Night Of (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 525 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: tense, serious, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, justice, secrets, vengeance, violent, murder trial, murder investigation, jail, plot twist, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, priest, political corruption, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir, law enforcement, dishonesty, social decay, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, parents and children, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, righting the wronged, crime, mystery, intrigue, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, murder, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime, obsession, danger, trial ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, year 2001, year 1991 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, bleak, psychological, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, serial killer, neo noir, mystery, police investigation, crimes, police detective, lottery, society, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: europe, africa, middle east, egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, on the run, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, psychological, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, police station, investigation, haunted by the past, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crime, murder, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, deadly, law enforcement, woman in danger, murder, police investigation, media, journalism, crimes, crime, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, confined, law enforcer killer, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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53%
 6.1
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Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, law enforcement, haunted by the past, gain trust, crime, parents and children, crimes, police investigation, murder, urban, college, handgun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ghent, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, working class, investigation, factory, love triangle, workplace romance, deadly, small town life, workplace, americana, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.2
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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, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: hotel, snow, rich and poor, couples, divorce, divorced divorcee, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, master and servant, siblings relations, midlife crisis, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: tense, psychological, clever, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: mind game, serial killer, police investigation, crime, mystery, police, law enforcement, police detective, gem, crimes, manipulations, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia
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46%
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, offbeat, biting, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, poison, mental institution, psychiatrist, deadly, death in the family, friendship, youth, crimes, crime, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, mind bending, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: bondage, prostitute, murder, investigation, who done it, crimes, legal investigation, university, college, serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: wisconsin, usa
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46%
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Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: gloomy, rough, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, murder, crimes, witnessing a crime, special agents, crime, cop as target, life is a bitch, mystery, investigation, orphan, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, realistic, clever, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, terrorism, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crime, law enforcement, golden years, interracial relations, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
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45%
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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: captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, neo noir, false accusation, deception, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Over-Eater (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Séléna is chief of the Marseille police. Respected and feared by his men, his sole enemy seems to be himself, along with his 300 pounds. Strangled by the bursting straight-jacket of his body, tortured by his past, he leads a solitary life in a ...
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, cooking and food, police detective, physical appearance, fall in love, crime, love and romance, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, track down, law enforcement, crimes, justice, serial rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, prison, night watchman, heist, crimes, down on your luck, social misfits, dishonesty, destiny, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe, argentina, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, tense ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, evidence, serial killer, suspicion, rape, search, brutality, partners, victim, stupidity, mishap ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986
Place: korea, south korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, manipulations, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, crimes, crime, who done it, sex, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, police detective, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
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