Movies like The Cry of the Owl 1987

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The Cry of the Owl (1987)
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The Cry of the Owl (1987)
Original name: Le Cri du hibou
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robert is an architect and artist, in Vichy after separating from his Parisian wife. Robert finds it calms him to stand in the shadows of the home of Juliette and Patrick and watch her cook. She thinks he's a prowler and confronts him, then invites him in...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, french noir, suspense
Plot: voyeurism, stalking, neo noir, murder, dead woman, injustice, espionage, vengeance, obsession, love triangle, love and romance, manipulations, infidelity, destructive relationship, mentally unstable, love affair, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, deadly, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, crimes, painter ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, vichy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about dishonesty, couples, crimes, murder, deadly, love and romance and obsession mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Cry of the Owl: Keep Your Distance (2005), Death in a French Garden (1985), Love Thy Neighbor (2006), The Bridesmaid (2004), Say Nothing (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Keep Your Distance (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the perfectly normal town of Louisville, KY, there is a perfectly normal man living the perfect life. David Dailey is a man who has it all: A great career, a community that adores him, and an enduring marriage. But beneath the surface, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, stalking, dangerous attraction, obsession, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, betrayal, couples, family problems, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Death in a French Garden (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wealthy Tombsthays hire a guitar tutor, David Aurphet, for their daughter Vivian. The wife, Julia, begins a passionate affair with David. Edwige, Julia's new neighbour, also takes an interest in David. David is attacked one night on ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, stylized, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: jealousy, couples, sexual relations, infidelity, neo noir, voyeurism, life turned upside down, manipulation, family life, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: stalking, psychopath, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, amateur detective, deadly, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: danger, mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, deadly, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Bridesmaid (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid. He soon finds out how disturbed she really is.
Style: psychological, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, love affair, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, danger, romance, mentally unstable, crimes, couples, power relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Say Nothing (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Housewife Grace Needham (Nastassja Kinski) has a one-night stand with Julian Grant (William Baldwin), who then becomes obsessed with sinking her marriage to husband Matt (Hart Bochner). The twist here is that Julian is a millionaire global ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, femme fatale, infidelity, danger, sexual relations, murder, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
This Sweet Sickness (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: French filmmaker Claude Miller's This Sweet Sickness is based on a suspense novel by Patricia Highsmith, of Strangers on a Train fame. In the original, the murder-protagonist was a psychotic, pure and simple (if such words are appropriate ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: insanity, unlikely criminals, unfulfillment, sexual dysfunction, psychopath, couples, romance, crimes, misfit, love and romance, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Monsieur Hire (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man simple life becomes more complicated.
Style: sexy, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: femme fatale, false accusation, voyeurism, murder, investigation, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, deadly, crime, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, stalking, mystery, memory loss, uncover truth, who done it, mysterious character, deadly, protagonist as suspect, danger, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a widowed mother falls in love with an American sailor, her troubled young son is pressured by the bullying leader of his clique to seek revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: sailor, revenge, murder, mentally unstable, crimes, mischievous children, deadly, coming of age, destiny, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, death of father ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.6
 408
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, obsession, friendship, love affair, manipulations, love and romance, dishonesty, manipulation, couples, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Between Your Legs (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Miranda, a sex addict, works for a radio station and is married to a cop. She signs up for therapy in order to deal with her sex addiction. Also in the group is Javier, a sex-phone junkie. The two misfits hit it off and a torid affair ensues. But ...
Style: erotic, psychological, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, murder, rough sex, police investigation, love affair, sexual relations, danger, mentally unstable, frame up, strong sexual content, adultery, sexual obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 713
The Intruder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Catherine meets Nick by accident and, after a whirlwind romance, the two get married and Catherine moves into Nick's apartment only that's the start of problems when an unseen intruder begins playing strange mind games with Catherine in an ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, murder, mystery, manipulations, deadly, supernatural, mentally unstable, dishonesty, manipulation, immigrants, prodigy, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 830
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Style: psychological, stylized, sexual, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: supernatural, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, investigation, dealing with death, betrayal, clergy, deadly, crimes, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 684
Attraction (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, intense, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, love triangle, dangerous attraction, infidelity, lifestyle, mentally unstable, dishonesty, stalking, voyeurism, friendship, radio show ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 5K
Lemming (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: After the death of his boss's wife, a young engineer faces the sudden psychological metamorphosis of his own wife, seemingly possessed by the soul of the deceased...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: extramarital affair, suburbs, murder, infidelity, suicide, love affair, cuckold, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, crimes, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 396
Asunder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chance Williams (Underwood), a man whose life is torn apart when his wife and unborn child are killed in a bizarre accident. Chance comes to believe Lauren (Morgan), wife to best friend Michael (Beach), is the only woman who can love and help him, ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, couples, family problems, beach, dishonesty, crimes, crumbling marriage, danger, love and romance, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: psychological, clever, sexual, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, crimes of passion, couples, disorder, dull life, crime, deadly, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, politics, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 8K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, psychopath, opposites attract, butcher, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 429
The Spectator (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Valeria is a passive onlooker to her own life in Turin, and she grows so obsessed with the activities of her neighbor Massimo that when he moves to Rome she decides to follow him. There she meets and unexpectedly befriends Massimo's companion ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: voyeurism, obsession, love triangle, fall in love, destructive relationship, romance, stalking, dishonesty, estrangement, couples, redemption, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Deadly Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: International reporter Jeff Randal spends half of his time abroad. His wife Donna feels neglected. When their preteen daughter Melinda's hunky teacher Adam Hamilton notices, Donna becomes his hot lover, to her Boston bookstore employer and ...
Style: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, danger, crimes, betrayal, couples, murder, stalking, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, haunted by the past, investigation, suspect, disappearance, widow, mystery, crimes, couples, righting the wronged, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wuthering Heights (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rivette's unique take on Bronte's famous novel "Wuthering Heights".
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, obsession, countryside, social differences, tragic love, couple relations, love triangle, impossible love, vengeance, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Impulse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Acting on impulse, Claire Dennison (Willa Ford), enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, sexy ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, infidelity, psychopath, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, love affair, danger, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, sexual relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 10K
The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, infidelity, accountant, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, love triangle, love and romance, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, bank robbery ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, virginia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, infidelity, family life, family in danger, obsession, dysfunctional family, danger, stalking, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, love affair, crime, unfulfillment, deadly, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Past Midnight (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who were involved, she begins to fall in love with him, as her ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, police officer killed, social worker, starting over, deadly, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, stalking, law enforcement, frame up, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, mystery, stalking, dishonesty, obsession, lifestyle, danger, deadly, crimes, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, geisha ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%