Movies like Closet Land

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Closet Land (1991)
 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, modern police state.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, cult film, allegory, suspense
Plot: totalitarianism, false accusation, mind game, interrogation, police station, writer's life, confined, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, society, police investigation, isolation, future dystopia, state affairs, totalitarian regime, female director, writers, politics, torture, kidnapping, terrorism, book, sexual abuse, politician ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Closet Land

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, murder, false accusation, society, dishonesty and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Closet Land: The Confession (1970), Interrogation (1989), Land of the Blind (2006), Reversible Errors (2004), Dark Harbor (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, suspect, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes, crime, law enforcement, fighting the system, injustice, courtroom drama, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: mind game, prison, life sentence, social decay, isolation, price of justice, false accusation, downfall, confined, dishonesty, power relations, totalitarianism ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968, 60s ...
Place: czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, soviet union, prague, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Interrogation (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Stalinist Poland, cabaret singer Tonia decides to spend the evening drinking with a group of friends. The next morning, she awakes to find that, for reasons unknown to her, she has been jailed as a political prisoner. As prison officials ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, serious
Plot: false accusation, prison, prison life, society, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, injustice, totalitarianism, rebellion, state affairs, polish ...
Time: 80s
Place: poland, europe, central europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, rebelliousness, against the odds, state affairs, danger, haunted by the past, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: legal, false accusation, frame up, investigation, lovers reunited, testimony, uncover truth, police investigation, confined, dedicated lawyer, state affairs, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 2K
Dark Harbor (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bickering couple drive fast through a downpour to catch the last ferry to their island retreat. In a flash, they recognize a crumpled body laying at the side of the road after much argument they stop, only to find a young boy battered and bruised. ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, surprise ending, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, island, mind game, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, family in danger, couples, deadly, danger, crimes, love triangle, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 441
Innocence (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fall from the top to the absolute bottom can be very fast. A renowned physician, also a beloved father and husband, is accused of a serious felony. Innocence is hard to prove, especially when in desperation to try to save oneself, we sacrifice ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, police investigation, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, crimes, vengeance, false accusation, child abuse, interrogation, rivalry, law enforcement, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: undercover, journalism, racism, crimes, dishonesty, against humanity, leadership, espionage, confined, heroes, politics, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.6
 3K
Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, complex ...
Plot: sexual harassment, dishonesty, teachers and students, false accusation, campus, manipulation, police investigation, existentialism, revenge, violent, pursuit, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 217
Spark (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: .An urban black couple (Terrence Howard, Nicole Parker) traveling via back roads from Chicago to LA has a car breakdown in a backwater town where everyone is white trailer trash and racial epithets are common graffiti. The film tries to examine the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: on the road, fish out of water, interracial relations, americana, out of the way, injustice, politics, misfit, society, life is a bitch, small town life, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, world trade center manhattan new york city, uncover truth, investigation, chaos, politics, deadly, danger, state affairs, world trade center, americana, society ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pakistan, israel, london, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 6K
The Offence (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: manhunt, fighting the system, murder, mental breakdown, police brutality, interrogation, child molester, police detective, police investigation, society, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, danger, life is a bitch, society, crimes, rivalry, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, usa, france, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 8K
Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, confined, rivalry, missing person, charity, race against time, danger, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, prison riot, murder, rivalry, gang, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: isolation, ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, woman in danger, haunted by the past, estate, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, uncover truth, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a stopover in Barcelona, FĂ©riaud Roland discovers a corpse in the hotel room next door. He wakes up in a strange clinic without remembering who brought him there. The doctor insists he hallucinated, but it's not long before he obtains ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, on the run, deadly, mind game, confined, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, graphic violence, injustice, false accusation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: torture, fistfight, death, promotion, brainwashing, reunion, moral dilemma, sexual abuse, human nature, gender, confined, boss and employee ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: bleak, clever, disturbing, talky, serious ...
Plot: legal, courtroom, false accusation, school, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, family life, warning, hysteria, power relations, media circus, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, suspect, child murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 479
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, clergy, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 4K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, state affairs, police investigation, cons and scams, manipulations, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, politics, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 806
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, nightshift, pregnancy, nightlife, murder, drug dealing, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 16K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, legal action, fighting the system, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 414
The Exonerated (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: false accusation, racism, injustice, fighting the system, human spirit, courtroom drama, deadly, confined, legal, life is a bitch, society, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, couple relations, confined, danger, honeymoon, insanity, newlyweds, vengeance, lake or river ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.6
 2K
Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, kidnapping, betrayal, police investigation, mind game, haunted by the past, vengeance, deadly, life is a bitch, undercover, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 179K
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, isolation, mentally unstable, captivity, psychopath, female psychopath, snow, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 560
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: disturbing, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: slave auction, sexual abuse, power relations, confined, captivity, lifestyle, dehumanization, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), breasts, alternative lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%