Movies like Circle of Power

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Circle of Power (1981)
 6.5
 182
Circle of Power (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of husbands with their wives participate in a reunion where everybody will find his hidden secret. The methods used are terrible, but usually work. Just usually.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: death, torture, brainwashing, reunion, fistfight, promotion, confined, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, human nature, gender, boss and employee, mind game, burned alive, top executive, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), indoor, psychoanalysis, buried alive, obesity, humiliation, crucifix, coffin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Circle of Power

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, confined, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, power relations and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres. Some movies like Circle of Power: 24 Days (2014), The Pet (2006), The Confession (1970), Paper Mask (1990), Closet Land (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 604
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, tense ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, life is a bitch, crimes, family in crisis, confined, family problems, abduction, ransom, kidnapping, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.7
 556
The Pet (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman in dire financial straights accepts an offer to be a wealthy aristocrat's human "pet" for six months. Then ruthless modern "pet-nappers" kidnap the woman to sell her on the GSM (Global Slave Market).
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: slave auction, sexual abuse, power relations, confined, captivity, lifestyle, dehumanization, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Confession (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia, knowing he's being watched and followed, is one day arrested and put into solitary confinement by his blackmailers.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, confined, price of justice, injustice, power relations, state affairs, life is a bitch, isolation, society, totalitarianism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, prague, soviet union, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 562
Paper Mask (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: hospital, woman in danger, couples, disorder, dishonesty, deadly, power relations, mind game, murder, hidden identity, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.0
 3K
Closet Land (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman. She is accused of embedding political messages in her children's stories. The entire movie takes place in one room, with only the two actors. The movie is set in an unidentified, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: totalitarianism, mind game, false accusation, police station, interrogation, confined, life is a bitch, future dystopia, police investigation, injustice, state affairs, writer's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 89K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, rivalry, power relations, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 313
Cold Comfort (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dolores has everthing she wants for her birthday: a party, 18 glowing candles, and Stephen, the handsome stranger who's more than a guest. He's a prisoner. COLD COMFORT bristles with the suspense, passion and danger of three people caught ...
Style: realistic, scary, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hostage, confined, hostages, crimes, split personality, missing person, profanity, deadly, isolation, kidnapping, psychopath, fugitives ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 50K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: prison life, prison, experiment gone awry, human nature, psychology, prison rape, switching roles, confined, violence, danger, brutality, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: This horrific dramatization of the Guyana tragedy traces the steps of Reverend Jim Jones, a highly charismatic, but profoundly paranoid clergyman, who after years of evangelism and good deeds, begins his own church in the mid-western United States. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, cult, religions or cults, mate swapping, social relations, life is a bitch, society, clergy, psychopath, deadly, historical figure, suicide ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Perfect Number (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the series by the popular Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino, this is a mystery drama that 'faithfully but freely' adapts the 3rd part in the series, . The story revolves around 3 characters: a woman who unwittingly killed her ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, buried truth, investigation, human nature, under the surface, moral dilemma, teacher, friendship, death, mathematics, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 3K
Extremities (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: rough, psychological, tense, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: rapist, attempted rape, unsupportive friend, revenge, vigilantism, moral dilemma, home invasion, switching roles, torture, rape and revenge, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, psychological, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, reporter, death of child, missing person, crime gone awry, danger, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 444
Lose Your Head (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lose Your Head is a psycho thriller about a Spanish party tourist who gets lost in Berlin. The film is inspired by the true story of a young Portuguese man who disappeared some years ago after a night at Berghain.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: missing person, mistaken identity, drugs/alcohol, gender, chases and races, chase, party, drugs, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians, foreigner, portuguese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Her Name Is Carla (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two strangers refuse to leave the seaside home of a couple, which leads to sexual tension and crime.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: mind game, danger, couples, couple relations, husband wife relationship, adultery, stranger, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, rivalry, indoor, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 19
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological
Plot: life is a bitch, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), life turned upside down, intrigue, human nature, moral dilemma, alcohol abuse, rivalry, crime, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 395
Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: survival, catastrophe, mountain, cannibalism, air disaster, adventure, gory, heroes, confined, escapades, wilderness, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 2K
Rampage (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after, when he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, death sentence, capital punishment, blood, courtroom drama, shot to death, crime, who done it, crimes, hotshot lawyer, dealing with death, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 537
Dirty Hearts (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1945, Japan surrendered to the United States and the Second World War was over. Right? Wrong. For eighty percent of the Japanese community in Brazil, Japan had won the war and defeat was nothing more than American propaganda. The few immigrants ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, couples, life is a bitch, state affairs, husband wife relationship, society, immigrants, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, lie, hidden truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.
Style: thought provoking, tense, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: psychology, prison, human nature, university, confined, teachers and students, experiment, student, experiment gone awry, prison life, disorder, human experiment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 194
Roulette (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When three very different people (Mike Baldwin, Will Haza, Ali Lukowski) from three completely different worlds begin a deadly game of Russian Roulette, they soon discover that their pasts are a trilogy of overlapping events that have brought them ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: russian roulette, suicide, deadly, destiny, mind game, life is a bitch, down on your luck, unreliable narrator, game of death, danger, woman in danger, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Infiltrator (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Infiltrator is an American film about an Israeli freelance journalist who travels to Germany circa the early 1990's and uncovers a story about a dangerously pervasive underground Neo-Nazi faction, who are intent to bring Nazism back to the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, journalism, racism, good versus evil, media, state affairs, crimes, immigrants, false accusation, leadership, dishonesty, campaign ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 523
False as Water (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John is the owner of a small publishing company. One day John meets the poet Clara and falls in love with her. A movie about jealousy and death.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: publisher, jealousy, death, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, life turned upside down, breakup, fall in love, infidelity, adultery, winter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 4K
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: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: pedophilia, pedophile, secret, basement, cellar, sexual abuse, kidnapping, life is a bitch, crimes, captivity, isolation, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.4
 30K
Compliance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: manipulation, false accusation, psychology, telephone call, dishonesty, human nature, police investigation, power relations, moral dilemma, boss and employee, workplace situations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 45K
Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: tense, sexual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, manipulation, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, power relations, rivalry, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: disturbing, talky, realistic, clever, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, false accusation, school, legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, fighting the system, dishonesty, power relations, media circus, rebellion, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tennessee Waltz (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When entertainment lawyer Wolfgang Leighton decides to take a break from business for some fishing in Tennessee's backwoods, he ends up embroiled in a bank robbery and murder. Pursued by the killers, he's running from the police and a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: fishing, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, heroes, murder, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 694
Angel of Death (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, fascism, mind game, danger, investigation, psychopath, slasher, who done it, rivalry, murder, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 12K
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: ira, moral dilemma, state affairs, siblings relations, betrayal, snitch, political unrest, family relations, undercover, radical, loss of son, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, 1990s, year 1993 ...
Place: ireland, england, london, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 4K
Coldwater (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prison life, survival, juvenile delinquency, danger, youth, prison, re-education, confined, power relations, teenage boy, violence, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%