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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: atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious, meditative, disturbing, thought provoking, twists and turns, surreal, lyrical ...
Plot: forensic, murder, police investigation, crimes, search, forensics, law enforcement, everyday life, introspection, deadly, crime, mayor, doctor, buried alive, corpse, police officer, character study, road trip, isolation, brutality, lawyer, suicide, middle aged, victim, confession ...
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, murder, crime, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation and investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: Distant (2002), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), Homicide: The Movie (2000), A Short Film About Killing (1988), Serial Killer 1 (2014). 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, psychological, touching, sincere, lyrical ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, family relations, recession, love and romance, introspection, looking for love, down on your luck, human nature, society, male female relationship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, middle east, istanbul turkey, tokyo, paris france ...
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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: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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84%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, crime, mystery, small town, police officer, gun held to head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, partners against crime, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, partners, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: psychological, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, death sentence, lawyer, prison, drifter, execution, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, legal, deadly ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, year 1988
Place: poland, warsaw poland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Serial Killer 1 (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, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, year 2001, year 1991 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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62%
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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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: mafia, snitch, vengeance, crimes, crime, farm, friendship, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, murder, organized crime, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, flanders
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62%
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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: tense, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, murder, gain trust, haunted by the past, parents and children, law enforcement, college, prostitution, danger, rivalry, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, talky, suspenseful ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, afterlife, interrogation, murder mystery, purgatory, existentialism, police station ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, crime, murder, who done it, gangsters, police station, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, police officer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: crimes, investigation, crime, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, heist, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, 90s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, prostitute, deception, who done it, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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 ⇓
58%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 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: enigmatic, realistic, captivating, bleak, clever ...
Plot: rape, police investigation, unsolved crime, murder, serial killer, police, police detective, police officer, police brutality, crimes, investigation, suspicion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 2003
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: twist ending, talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rape, murder mystery, murder, lawyer, mind game, mystery, crime, crimes, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: psychological, bleak, surreal, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, serial killer, police investigation, mystery, society, deadly, crimes, crime, memory loss, psychoanalysis, mentor ...
Time: future
Place: europe, cairo egypt, africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, danger, graphic violence, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, psychopath, who done it, deadly, crimes, journalism, law enforcement, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, el paso texas
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54%
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13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, murder, contests and competitions, danger, deadly, reward, profanity, social decay, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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54%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, working class, small town, social differences, deadly, dead boy, investigation, friend, home invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, twists and turns, serious, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
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53%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, family relations, crimes, mental illness, deadly, family life, murder, social relations, small town life, store, small town, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, child molester, investigation, split personality, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, psychopath, domestic violence, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Police, Adjective (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A cop named Cristi must go undercover to trail teen Victor who is suspected of selling pot in the north-eastern city of Vasliu.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Plot: drug dealing, police investigation, crimes, juvenile delinquency, workplace situations, fighting the system, against the rules, workplace, law enforcement, power relations, police detective, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 2K
Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
Style: bleak, touching, serious, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: confined, prison life, prison, introspection, death row, murder, family problems, hopes, crimes, criminal heroes, redemption, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Portugal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The body a teenage girl is discovered in a field of sunflowers. At the same time a travelling salesman watches the events unfold on television, whilst in the small village of Angosto the discovery of a prehistoric cave brings excitement and the ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, vengeance, countryside, village, cave, social relations, police investigation, salesman, neighbor neighbor relationship, murder mystery, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Marcia Gay Harden (Academy Award winner for Pollock) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy based on the ...
Style: tense, captivating, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, crimes, legal investigation, courtroom drama, murder, college, police investigation, law enforcement, partners, murderous pair, legal action, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%