Movies like Michael 2011

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Michael (2011)
 6.9
 5K
Michael (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, tense, sincere, realistic, lgbt cinema
Plot: pedophile, pedophilia, child molestation, boy, life is a bitch, kidnapping, secret, isolation, basement, cellar, sexual abuse, insurance agent, crimes, psychopath, confined, captivity, unlikely criminals, child abduction, little boy, child abuse, child rape, suburbs, insurance, kidnapped boy, christmas ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, central europe

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Most similar movies to Michael

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, kidnapping, confined, life is a bitch, danger, abduction and sexual abuse mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Michael: 3096 Days (2013), I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989), The Strange Ones (2017), Cleveland Abduction (2015), Cargo 200 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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3096 Days (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, rape, child abuse, missing child, life is a bitch, captivity, confinement indoors, psychological torture, survivor, confined, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: 7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: missing child, pedophile, kidnapping, sexual abuse, child molestation, starting over, haunted by the past, captivity, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, perversion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1974, year 1980, year 1972
Place: northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: pedophile, cave, boy, motel, man boy relationship, road trip, sibling relationship, nightmare, child abuse, pretending to be someone else, investigation, psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, violence, sexual abuse, rape, true crime, confined, isolation, life is a bitch, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 8K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, murder, rape victim, sadism, psycho killer, teenage rape, hostage, sexual torture, rape, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: russia, ussr, soviet union, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 1K
On the Doll (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On The Doll is a story of the victims of child abuse, and the pain it visits upon their later lives. With interweaving stories following victims and victimizers, the film depicts the variety of experiences of abuse.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophile, sexual relations, lifestyle, life is a bitch, victim, sexual abuse, youth, childhood trauma, high school, prostitute, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 381K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional, touching, intense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, isolation, locked in a room, child born of rape, captive, escape, imprisonment, rescue, carpet, skylight, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: pedophilia, child molestation, man boy relationship, homosexual rape, underage sex, catholic priest, orphanage, rape of a minor, child molester, sexual abuse, pedophile, catholicism ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 298
Head Burst (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Markus is a handsome and respectable architect who has a secret: he is a pedophile. Despite feeling disgust of himself, Markus can't help but feel attracted to young boys. When he thinks he won't be able to suppress his deepest feelings, ...
Style: lgbt cinema, ambiguous ending, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: pedophilia, pedophile, little boy, co worker co worker relationship, sexual frustration, loneliness, psychotherapy, depression, suicidal tendency, architect, gay protagonist, single mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In a Glass Cage (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor who had a fetish for young boys feels guilt after torturing and murdering his latest victim, and throws himself off a roof. Some years later, the doctor, confined to an iron lung, accepts as his nurse a boy who secretly witnessed that ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, war criminal, sadism, serial killer, murder, isolation, insanity, torture, sexual abuse, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 721
Captive (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, based on true events, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, crimes, captivity, danger, rescue, religion, military, murder, journalist, hostage, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 15K
I'm Not Scared (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, mystery, kidnapping, friendship, rescue, childhood, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, brazil, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 607
Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, survival, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, arson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 10K
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, captivity, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Trade Of Innocents (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: sex slavery, sex with a minor, human trafficking, sex maniac, life is a bitch, innocence lost, society, crimes, hopes, fighting the system, investigation, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 570
Caged (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After years of suppressing her desires, Stella finds she can no longer ignore her deep-rooted longings. Breaking out of her cage and starting a secret double-life, Stella transforms into a "unicorn", a nickname for single women who indulge ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, erotic, rough ...
Plot: sex therapist, female masturbation, sexual torture, introspection, uncover truth, erotic thriller, downfall, captivity, strong sexual content, confined, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 630
24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, family in crisis, missing child, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, family problems, abduction, ransom, kidnapping, crime, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 758
Isabelle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabelle is a famous and beloved actress from the Netherlands, who disappears when on Holiday in Belgium. She has been kidnapped by bartender Jeanne Bitor, an artist with a disfigured face. Jeanne is very bitter about her 'ugly' ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, mind game, captivity, obsession, social differences, isolation, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, actor's life, society, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.3
 17K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, forced prostitution, child molestation, sex slavery, kidnapping, sex slave, missing child, slavery, sex with a minor, child pornography ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, poland, usa, texas, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 2K
Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, crimes, confined, dishonesty, danger, captivity, uncover truth, abduction, ransom, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gardens of the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: child prostitution, beating, child abduction, hiding place, pedophile, sexual abuse, kidnapping, confined, haunted by the past, pimp, kidnapper, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
 188K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, captivity, female psychopath, isolation, psychopath, snow, manic, kidnapping, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 384
Final Recourse (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, addiction, home invasion, car accident, faked death, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, abduction, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Treatment (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother, Bjorn. Plettinckx, a known ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: pedophile, police investigation, kidnapping, child killer, missing child, life is a bitch, police, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 445
Endgame (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sex is currency. It commands power and can instill fear. Tom, a young man with a troubled past finds himself sucked into a seedy underworld by George Norris, a now super villain with a sadistic streak. A helpless pawn in one of Norris's ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, hustler, haunted by the past, social decay, psychopath, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, crime, destiny, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 195K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophilia, prison rape, courtroom drama, childhood, vengeance, pedophile, homosexual rape, haunted by the past, rape, crime, torture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 636
Confined (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple moves into a quiet neighborhood. With too much time on her hands, the woman begins to suspect that someone is confined in the basement next door.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, couples, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, psychopath, captive, suburbs, basement, moving, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 407
Show Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two squeegee kids descend upon Sarah and her luxury sedan, the fuse is lit on a tense cat and mouse tale of captors and captives. Sarah is forced to continue her trip to an isolated cottage where the twisted trio bait and entice one another in ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, rivalry, deadly, danger, youth, confined, teenage life, isolation, woman in danger, captivity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
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Romans (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An adult victim of childhood sexual abuse confronts the horrors of his past
Style: tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, disturbing, suspense
Plot: haunted by the past, dark past, revenge, fight, borderline personality disorder, child molester, tragic past, psychopath, male rape victim, self mutilation, child abuse, christian ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, abduction, crimes, chases and races, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%