Movies like The Confessional 1995

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The Confessional (1995)
 7.4
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The Confessional (1995)
Original name: Le confessionnal
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel (16), unmarried and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the confessional. In the present year of 1989, Pierre Lamontagne has returned to Quebec to attend his father's funeral. He meets up with his adopted brother, Marc, who has begun questioning his identity and has embarked on a quest for his roots that would lead them to the Quebec of the 1950s. Past and present converge in a complex web of intrigue where the answer to the mystery lies.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, enigmatic, thought provoking, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: adoption, mystery, pregnancy, family relations, teenage life, society, clergy, siblings relations, haunted by the past, chaos and mayhem, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, psychology, female nudity, stripper, priest, suicide, homosexual, catholic church, joan of arc, teenage pregnancy, catholic, castration, tattoo, catholic priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s, year 1989, year 1952, 1950s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Confessional

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, psychological and realistic films with plots about mystery, pornography, storytelling, obsession, dialogue, police investigation and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Confessional: The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), In My Father's Den (2004), Spider (2002), Sorority Surrogate (2014), Affliction (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.
Style: psychological, captivating, enigmatic, intellectual, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, murder, investigation, private detective, mystery, mentally challenged, friendship, love, misfit, prostitute, sexual content, freak ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
In My Father's Den (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, talky ...
Plot: disappearance, homecoming, small town, journalism, small town life, society, doubts and hesitations, haunted by the past, mystery, self discovery, mysterious disappearance, father daughter relationship ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.8
 38K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, mind bending, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, mental patient, betrayal, mystery, family relations, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: europe, london, britain, africa, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Sorority Surrogate (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A surrogate mother faces an uncertain future when the couple who hires her dies in an accident.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: custody, mystery, crimes, pregnancy, friendship, surrogate mother, family problems, youth, family relations, rivalry, college, on the run ...
Time: future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 6.9
 17K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, snow, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, halloween, machismo, arson, abusive father, sheriff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, surreal, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, dysfunctional family, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, female nudity, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Caché (Hidden) (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 21K
The Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, distopia, courtroom, fighting the system, false accusation, courtroom drama, conspiracy, expressionism, post war, uncover truth, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s, 18th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Waking the Dead (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.
Style: emotional, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, election, obsession, ghost, death, politician, romance, state affairs, haunted by the past, supernatural, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, chile, harvard university, minneapolis minnesota, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 10K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, year 1975
Place: usa, italy, europe, los angeles, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, haunted by the past, romance, destiny, love affair, hopes, dishonesty, card playing, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Tom at the Farm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, male homosexuality, lgbt, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, family problems, gay relationship, psychopath, countryside, threat, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 70s
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, estrangement, life is a bitch, society, cult, socially awkward, sister sister relationship, runaway, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 7K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, murder, hypnosis, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, clergy, life is a bitch, mental illness, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: quebec, montreal, canada, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Stranger with My Face (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After the shocking and untimely death of her husband, Shelley Stratton (Catherine Hicks) moves her daughter Alexis (Emily Hurst) and her adopted daughter, Laurie (Alexz Johnson), to their remote summer house in hopes of giving her family a fresh ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, starting over, mentally unstable, tragic hero, impossible love, crimes, homecoming, twins, life is a bitch, custody, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, journalism, crimes, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: couples, family life, dangerous attraction, mental illness, cons and scams, couple relations, mute or deaf, mysterious character, elderly lovers, dishonesty, rape, guilt ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 1930s
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, escape, loneliness, life, human nature, imagination, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Like a Cast Shadow (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sibylle, a pragmatic architect, mother and wife, witnesses a suicide of a woman her age while on vacation in Italy. Devastated by this incident, it causes the perception of her life and her family to change. Something inside of her has been set in ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, introspection, family relations, strong female presence, under the surface, mystery
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 15
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, family problems, memory loss, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, supernatural, family in crisis, destiny, forest, loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, swamp, air disaster, law enforcement, investigation, alcohol abuse, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 188K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: twist ending, surreal, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: symbolism, paranoia, obsession, mystery, mental illness, delusion, professor, actor, mysterious character, disorder, life turned upside down, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.9
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Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, psychiatrist, inspector, love, extramarital affair, waiting, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, destructive relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, europe, morocco, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, murder, forgery, gangsters, life is a bitch, race against time, crimes, couple relations, cult, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, new york, germany, west germany, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hush Little Baby (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young mother suffers her worst nightmare -the drowning of her young daughter. Two years later, Jamie gives birth to another girl. After a series of suspicious accidents, Jamie becomes haunted by fears that her dead daughter's vengeful spirit ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, mystery, supernatural, family problems, couples, family relations, custody, pregnancy, babies and infants, dealing with death, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 2K
Track 29 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young man claiming to be her long-lost son. Linda embraces Martin and in him finds a welcome reprieve from her unhappy marriage to ...
Style: mind bending, surreal, realistic, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: obsession, adoption, family problems, family relations, couples, crimes, love and romance, mentally unstable, mystery, mysterious character, betrayal, pregnancy ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 55K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, family relations, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, stalking, secret service, mysterious character, mystery, investigation, private detective, dangerous attraction, female serial killer, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, alaska, pittsburgh, utah, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 46K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: twist ending, psychological, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: claustrophobia, obsession, bunker, mystery, youth, psychology, psychologist, survival, underground bunker, school, male nudity, party ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%