Movies like The Key 2007

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The Key (2007)
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The Key (2007)
Original name: La Clef
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Depuis peu Eric Vincent, trentenaire sans histoire, a un fort sentiment de malaise. Est-ce la peur d'avoir un enfant ou celle de voir brutalement resurgir le fantôme d'un père qu'il n'a jamais connu ? Un matin, un inconnu l'appelle pour lui proposer de récupérer les cendres de son père. D'abord réticent, il finit par accepter et se retrouve plongé au coeur d'une machination infernale.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, dishonesty, estrangement, uncover truth, neo noir, investigation, murder, dead father, conspiracy, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, dog, prostitute, hospital, restaurant, drug dealer, pregnant woman, photograph, multiple storylines, daughter, blood ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

Most similar movies to The Key

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, danger and uncover truth mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Key: Nexus (2010), Blood and Ties (2013), Child of Mine (2005), The Candidate (2008), Son of Cain (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, neo noir, false accusation, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 357
Child of Mine (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An Alberta small-town police chief officially finds no suspect in the bloody stabbing to death of 'working girl' Jane McGill. Her daughters are adopted two years later, trough his friend Alvin, by a London couple who don't qualify yet ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: adoption, murder, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, family problems, family relations, uncover truth, family in danger, parents and children, sister sister relationship, suspicion, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, frame up, track down, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, law firm, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams, false accusation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.2
 772
Son of Cain (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nico Albert is a very peculiar character teenager, with exceptional intelligence and a single obsession: chess. His parents, concerned about the anomalous attitude of his son, child psychologist hired Julio Beltran. Through therapy and common hobby ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, parents and children, murder, family relations, psychologist, chess, emotional manipulation, teenager, family in crisis, manipulations, teenage life, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.4
 557
White Snow (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Director Christophe Blanc delivers a fast-past thriller set to a background of Finland's stunning landscape. High-end car dealership owner Maxime is pursued by Finnish gangsters over unsatisfactory cars his dead partner sold them.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, danger, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, murder, loss of partner, family relations, family in danger, disorder, brother brother relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 1K
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: tense, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, promotion, moral dilemma, crimes, life turned upside down, under the surface, dishonesty, breaking point, neo noir, pursuit, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.4
 74
Zoom Hunting (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, family relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, voyeurism, infidelity, adultery, siblings relations, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, neo noir, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, search, private detective, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.5
 378
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, parents and children, small town life, small town, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 11
White Lie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: uncover truth, injustice, betrayal, writer's life, dishonesty, neo noir, life is a bitch, murder, artists and showbiz, writers, theft, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 866
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, deadly, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, graphic violence, disorder, buddies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 162
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, infidelity, who done it, law enforcement, crimes, hidden identity, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 413
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, danger, manipulations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 815
The Holding (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heart-pounding suspense thriller, set on an isolated farm in England's beautiful, rugged Peak District.
Style: serious, suspense, rough, psychological, tense ...
Plot: danger, farm, haunted by the past, murder, parents and children, psychopath, violence, life is a bitch, love and romance, countryside, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 356
Fear of Water (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Rosalie Richard is found raped and dead at the foot of a cliff. This gruesome murder is the first ever in the Magdalen Islands. Her death will radically change the orderly life of Sergeant André Surprenant.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: murder, army investigation, family relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, military, parents and children, family problems, deadly, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 177
Layla Fourie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, France, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: casino, protagonist as suspect, life turned upside down, family relations, murder, single parent, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, suspicion, guilt, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 555
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: political thriller, law enforcement, deadly, undercover, investigation, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, police detective, hitman, political corruption, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 17
Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, political corruption, deadly, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, danger, murder, graphic violence, partners, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 1K
Cut Snake (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young, charismatic, and hardworking, Sparra Farrell seems to be sailing into a happy, respectable life. He has a solid job and an adorable fiancée named Paula, and already owns a modest house in the country outside Melbourne. The only odd thing is ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, crimes, dishonesty, neo noir, ex convict, revenge, police officer, graphic violence, criminal heroes, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Dark Reflection (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A journalist digs deep into the world of aviation and discovers some uncomfortable truths. And a conspiracy trail dating back to 1954. But why is no one saying anything?
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, society, moral dilemma, journalism, investigation, dishonesty, media, conspiracy, journalist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 7K
Fear X (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, Canada, UK, Brazil
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, hotel, loss of wife, neo noir, haunted by the past, obsession, amateur detective, investigation, self discovery, security guard, depression, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montana, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 2K
The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, deadly, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, undercover, shovel, buried alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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I Come with the Rain (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Spain, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kline, a former Los Angeles police officer turned private detective, is hired by a powerful pharmaceutical conglomerate boss to investigate in Asia the disappearance of his only son, Shitao, whom he has not seen in person since the boy was ten. Now ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, neo noir, private detective, serial killer, haunted by the past, crimes, ex cop, murder, danger, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 390
Iskariot (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A doctor is pulled into Stockholm's underbelly after his brother gets caught up in a botched drug deal.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, race against time, brother brother relationship, drug dealer, doctor, drug dealing, hospital, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Imaginary Friend (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During her traumatic childhood with an abusive father, Emma relied on an imaginary friend for strength. She is now an artist struggling with mental illness living with her apparently loving husband, Brad. But when Emma's imaginary friend starts ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, medication, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, mind game, crimes, couple relations, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: college, murder, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, college life, deadly, danger, dishonesty, youth, mind game, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 2K
Uncovered (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While restoring a fifteenth-century painting Julia reveals a hidden Latin phrase. A series of murders begin to rock her small world of art experts, patrons and restorers, and she finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, chess, uncover truth, mind game, danger, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, race against time, prostitute, amateur detective ...
Time: middle ages
Place: barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 5K
Another Me (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager finds her perfect life upended when she's stalked by a mysterious doppelganger who has her eyes set on assuming her identity.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, mind bending
Audience: teens
Plot: mysterious character, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, teenage life, supernatural, mystery, parents and children, family relations, high school life, high school, youth, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 296
Cha cha cha (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An accident involving a 16-years old prompts private eye Corso to an investigation that will unearth a deep web of corruption in today's Rome.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, nothing to lose, conspiracy, state affairs, male objectification ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%