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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, buried alive, trip, doctor, 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, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, law enforcement, police investigation and investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia: Homicide: The Movie (2000), Trivial (2007), Bloodlines (2005), SK1 (2014), A Short Film About Killing (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, realism, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: surreal, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: politics, murder, police, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, crime investigation, whodunit, who done it, crimes ...
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Trivial (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crime, spirit, crimes, law enforcement, mysterious character, police investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: normandy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, intrigue, mystery, parents and children, righting the wronged, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crime, obsession, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, riddles and clues, eiffel tower paris ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 2001 ...
Place: france, paris france
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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, courtroom drama, lawyer, prison, polish, death sentence, drifter, execution, crime, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california
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City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family in crisis, homicide detective, drug addiction, estranged son, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, talky, 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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, serious, mind bending, 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 ⇓
76%
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: murder, serial killer, neo noir, mystery, hypnosis, police investigation, police officer, crime, desert, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 567
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, haunted by the past, physical appearance, crimes, law enforcement, cooking and food, fall in love, deadly, love and romance, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.5
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, ...
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The Commander (2003)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Under Suspicion (2000)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5K
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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