Movies like The Square 2008

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The Square (2008)
 6.7
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The Square (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray, a construction worker trapped in an unhappy marriage, pursues an affair with his neighbor, Carla. Carla's husband, Greg, is a mobster who keeps large sums of drug money in their home. With this in mind, Carla comes up with a plan: She and Ray will steal Greg's money, burn down her house, convince Greg the money was lost in the fire and then run away together. Carla's scheme, however, doesn't go off as planned.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, clever, psychological, suspense, bleak, psychological thriller
Plot: crimes, twists and turns, revenge, murder, tragedy, extortion, infidelity, nothing goes right, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, life turned upside down, violence, fire, arson, suspicion, burned alive, bandit, neighbor, marriage, graphic violence, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), temptation, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to The Square

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, realistic and serious films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, twists and turns, graphic violence, crime gone awry and disorder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Square: Blood Simple (1984), Derailed (2005), Felony (2013), Cut Bank (2014), Swerve (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, extramarital affair, murder mystery, crimes, hitman, twists and turns, betrayal, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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 6.6
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Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Plot: blackmail, infidelity, adultery, dangerous attraction, disorder, police investigation, crimes, couples, betrayal, crime gone awry, twists and turns, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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60%
 6.1
 6K
Felony (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: crimes, moral dilemma, police, police corruption, police investigation, accident, life turned upside down, dirty cop, intrigue, crime gone awry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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68%
 6.1
 13K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, small town, twists and turns, witness, crimes, witnessing a crime, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town life, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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57%
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Swerve (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Driving cross-country to a job interview, Colin takes a short cut and comes across a fatal road accident. One of the drivers, Jina, is shaken but unhurt; the other has been killed instantly. Beside the dead body is a briefcase full of money, which ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, police corruption, cons and scams, intrigue, twists and turns, disorder, crimes, small town, chase, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed... (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Vishal Dixit leads an ordinary life with his wife and daughter but his once idyllic marriage is crumbling. When he meets a beautiful married woman en route to work on the train, it sparks a torrid adulterous affair. Vishal soon finds that an ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, couples, family problems, love and romance, couple relations, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, dangerous attraction, life turned upside down, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 58K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, mafia, interrogation, violence, complex characters, justice, investigation, character study, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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49%
 6.1
 2K
Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: neo noir, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, disorder, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, secret movement, frame up, assassination, sex, asian, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: legal, serial killer, life turned upside down, district attorney, dishonesty, murder, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, twists and turns, crimes, winter, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, exciting, clever, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, murder, love affair, crimes, jealousy, twists and turns, extramarital affair, blackmail, perfect crime, investigation, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: suspense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, heist, blackmail, crime gone awry, greed, crimes, adultery, murder, divorce, character study, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, dark secret, marriage, family problems, uncover truth, murder, crumbling marriage, crimes, couples, life turned upside down, wedding, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Hard Word (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad ...
Style: suspense, stylized, tense, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, chase, prison, vengeance, lawyer, greed, twists and turns, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Loft (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five best friends, all married, decide to share a loft apartment. In this loft they meet their mistresses and conquests. Everything seems perfect, until one morning the body of an unknown young woman is found in the loft. The group of friends begin ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, whodunit, secret place, friends, couples, crimes, dishonesty, mistrust, multiple suspects, couple relations, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 737
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, manipulation, hitman, hidden identity, femme fatale, crime gone awry, dangerous attraction, couples, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Question of Luck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the Spanish neo-noir film Question of Luck Julio (Eduardo Noriega) is at a turning point in his life. His fish farm business has collapsed, and his attractive fiancee, Concha (Leire Berrocal) is pushing Julio to get married. But Julio seems ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, mind bending, sexy ...
Plot: woman seduces a man, jewelry, twists and turns, village, dangerous attraction, murder, sexual relations, cons and scams, femme fatale, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 71K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crimes, snow, fbi, betrayal, small town, bag of money, winter, twists and turns, character study, heist, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 74K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, vigilante, car, violence, homeless, murder, brutality, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 3K
Rushlights (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.
Style: neo noir, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, couples, crime gone awry, murder, betrayal, small town, drug dealer, inheritance, sheriff, love and romance, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
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Lila & Eve (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
Style: suspense, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, female protagonist, vengeance, crimes, track down, graphic violence, hidden identity, dishonesty, organized crime, conspiracy, police, witness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Wish You Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, tourist, holiday, uncover truth, mystery, romance, crimes, marketplace, pregnant wife, graphic violence, riddles and clues, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, cambodia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, erotic, clever, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, manipulation, blackmail, black man white woman relationship, judge, uncover truth, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 42K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: suspense, psychological, thought provoking, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, crimes, infidelity, deception, seduction, redemption, twists and turns, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 8.3
 42K
Drishyam (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Georgekutty lives a happy life with his wife and daughters. Things take a turn when his daughter gets indecently filmed using a hidden camera, by the son of a police inspector.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, twist ending ...
Plot: family in danger, police investigation, family relations, police, murder, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, obsession, twists and turns, family in crisis, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, couples, criminal heroes, woman in danger, murder, husband wife relationship, catholic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 207K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, intellectual, twist ending ...
Plot: twists and turns, courtroom drama, adultery, murder mystery, lawyer, investigation, manipulation, murder, obsession, police investigation, guilt, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 4K
The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, friends, renewed love, one more chance, cons and scams, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: northern england, yorkshire, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, vengeance, disorder, couples, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, twists and turns, husband wife relationship, empire, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 2K
Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, crimes, promotion, breaking point, under the surface, dishonesty, life turned upside down, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 2K
Three Way (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lew is a small time loser with a troubled past and a very big secret. Overhearing a couple plan a kidnapping, Lew is tempted to come up with a scheme of his own. He decides to get to the victim first and then blackmail the real criminals. His plan ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, murder, crime gone awry, nude girl, kidnapping, betrayal, who done it, debauchery, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%