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, neo noir, tense, realistic
Plot: family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, estrangement, dishonesty, uncover truth, investigation, murder, dead father, conspiracy, graphic violence, dog, prostitute, restaurant, hospital, drug dealer, nudity (full frontal - brief), basement, multiple storylines, daughter, terminal illness, flashback, mother son reunion ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
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 murder, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, uncover truth and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Key: Nexus (2010), Blood and Ties (2013), Child of Mine (2005), Liars All (2013), The Candidate (2008). 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: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
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: uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 392
Child of Mine (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 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, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, murder, haunted by the past, parents and children, family in danger, domestic disturbance, uncover truth, family problems, family relations, sister sister relationship, suspicion, siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.2
 1K
Liars All (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On New Year's eve in London, a provocative game spins out of control and ends in murder, the true killer elusive amidst conflicting testimony and hidden motives.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, youth, new year's eve, crimes, mind game, truth or dare, sex scene, graphic violence, sexual content, wild party, homicide detective, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, track down, investigation, frame up, cons and scams, law firm, dishonesty, uncover truth, crimes, false accusation, life is a bitch, inadvertently ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
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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, emotional manipulation, family relations, psychologist, chess, teenager, dishonesty, family in crisis, teenage life, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 597
White Snow (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
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, gangsters, vengeance, loss of partner, family relations, crimes, murder, disorder, family in danger, brother brother relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 85
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, voyeurism, infidelity, dishonesty, crimes, family relations, couples, adultery, siblings relations, female photographer, peeping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.3
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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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, crimes, promotion, breaking point, dishonesty, life turned upside down, under the surface, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: neo noir, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, crimes, murder, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, femme fatale, male objectification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.4
 445
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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: tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, mystery, small town, small town life, dishonesty, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 12
White Lie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: uncover truth, writer's life, betrayal, dishonesty, injustice, life is a bitch, murder, artists and showbiz, hostage, writers, theft, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 933
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 202
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, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, who done it, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 891
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, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: farm, haunted by the past, murder, parents and children, psychopath, violence, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, crimes, confined, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.0
 449
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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, hit and run, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 380
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, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, life is a bitch, police investigation, military, law enforcement, family relations, crimes, family problems, parents and children, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 206
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: casino, protagonist as suspect, life turned upside down, murder, crimes, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, suspicion, guilt, lie, search for father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.1
 23
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, political corruption, graphic violence, state affairs, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, haunted by the past, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, murder, sister, suicide, family relations, siblings relations, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 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, neo noir, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, revenge, police officer, hidden identity, criminal heroes, graphic violence, closeted homosexual, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 8K
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: psychological, neo noir, atmospheric, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hotel, loss of wife, haunted by the past, obsession, amateur detective, investigation, self discovery, mysterious man, crime investigation, hallucination, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, wisconsin, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 3K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, buried alive, barbershop, undercover, car wash ...
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: neo noir, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, private detective, haunted by the past, serial killer, crimes, ex cop, murder, rock, graphic violence, nursing, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, journalism, moral dilemma, society, dishonesty, conspiracy, media, journalist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, medication, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, couples, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 321
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: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, intrigue, rivalry, nothing to lose, state affairs, conspiracy, nude fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 181
The Crossing (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lola Arendt, 8, vanishes while on vacation on a wild Scottish island. Shattered by her disappearance, her parents, Sarah and Martin, separate. Two years later, Lola is found at the exact same spot. Martin returns to the island to bring her home. His ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: island, manipulation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family problems, uncover truth, missing child, mysterious character, disappearance, little girl, father daughter relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, missing person, mystery, private detective, amateur detective, crimes, obsessive quest, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: college, murder, college life, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, youth, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%