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Death Defying Acts (2007)
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Death Defying Acts (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspense, suspenseful, tense, romantic, surreal, psychotronic
Plot: clairvoyant, wizards and magicians, seance, supernatural ability, cons and scams, parents and children, love affair, dishonesty, paranormal phenomena, juggling, magic, psychic, world war one, empire, escape artist, family relations, love and romance, contact, redemption, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, performer's life, sex, dancing ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, montreal, montreal quebec canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about husband wife relationship, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, drinking alcohol, death and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Death Defying Acts: The Prestige (2006), Asylum (2005), First Snow (2006), Imagining Argentina (2003), In Her Skin (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, magic, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, secrets, deception, magic trick, magical, illusionist, secret, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: london, colorado, europe, england
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Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychiatrist, couple relations, love, obsession, infidelity, love and romance, destructive relationship, hospital, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: europe, united kingdom, wales, london, england
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First Snow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: desert, destiny, betrayal, salesman, paranoia, manic, character study, psychic power, couples, couple relations, dishonesty, business venture ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: boston, new mexico, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, crimes, political unrest, compassion, father daughter relationship, revolution, sex crime, revolutionary, empire, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina, latin america, venice, europe ...
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In Her Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, envy, obsession, death of daughter, loss of daughter, murder, family problems, family in crisis, missing child, crimes, parents and children, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Comes a Bright Day (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A romantic thriller set during the armed robbery of one of London’s most exclusive jewellers. Sometimes funny, often dark, always captivating and never what you expect.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: wrong place wrong time, crimes, heist, romance, fall in love, love and romance, disorder, woman in danger, forced into action, confined, graphic violence, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Crown Prince (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A great Empire, once famous for its enlightened traditions, is taken over by a ruthless political establishment. Religious fundamentalists and national separatists are tearing at the fabric of its liberal society. Under the influence of his ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: royal family, family relations, betrayal, couples, politics, state affairs, forbidden love, parents and children, emperor, intrigue, tragic hero, love and romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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28%
Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Lamb, dissatisfied in her marriage, has an affair with the dashing Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, french revolution, writers, napoleonic wars, historical event, politics, love triangle, infidelity, obsession, unfulfillment, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 370
The Intended (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A period drama/thriller about a surveyor and his fiancée who arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post and encounter a closed-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: jungle, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, crimes of passion, village, culture clash, dysfunctional family, greed, mother son relationship, older woman younger man relationship, confined, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, post world war one
Place: malaysia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 29K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: twists and turns, emotional, enigmatic, suspense, depressing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: mountain, jealousy, obsession, life philosophy, loneliness, tragedy, writers, marriage, illegitimate son, greed, adaptation, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1929, future
Place: north carolina, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of Jamaican emancipation, French colonist Annette Cosway falls into poverty and marries racist Englishman Paul Mason. But when Annette's young son dies in a fire started by former slaves, Mason flees to England, leaving his ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lust, erotica, voodoo, plantation, infidelity, adultery, sex, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, slavery, male nudity, arranged marriage, black magic ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, england, europe, britain
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27%
 6.6
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The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, suspenseful, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitution, immigrants, immigration, survival, corruption, family relations, confession, quarantine, american dream, love affair, exploitation, society ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, poland, latin america, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, couples, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, fall in love, society, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Leading Man (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his success. He has fallen passionately in love with ...
Style: sweet, semi serious, realistic, talky, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, seduction, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 125 min.
Story: China in the 1920s. After her father's death, 19 year old Songlian is forced to marry the much older lord of a powerful family. With three wives already, each living in a separate house within the great castle, there is fierce competition for ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: feminism, mistress, arranged marriage, marriage, intrigue, jealousy, wealth, insanity, massage, romantic rivalry, tragic event, dignity ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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25%
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Rogue Trader (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rogue Trader tells the true story of Nick Leeson, an employee of Barings Bank who--after a successful trading run--ends up accumulating $1.4 billion in losses hidden in account #88888.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: stock market, finance, greed, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, corporate crimes, workplace, blind ambition, criminal heroes, rise and fall, ambition ...
Time: future
Place: singapore, asia, europe, england, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 23K
Reds (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 195 min.
Story: A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Style: epic, sentimental, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: politics, russian revolution, communism, love triangle, journalism, romance, world war one, adaptation, american abroad, idealism, political unrest, revolution ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1917, 20th century, year 1918 ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, california, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: military, voyeurism, marriage, obsession, infidelity, gay, soldier, couples, mentally unstable, gender, unfulfillment, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, colourful, sexy, atmospheric ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, loss of virginity, society, older man younger woman relationship, couple relations, master and servant, nanny, infidelity, social differences, jewish ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: scotland, england, london, europe, paris france ...
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25%
The Two Faces of January (2014)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.
Style: tense, suspenseful, romantic, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, on the run, tour guide, husband wife relationship, love triangle, american abroad, private detective, greed, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, ruins ...
Time: 20th century, year 1962, 60s
Place: greece, athens greece, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
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24%
Urban Ghost Story (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during the 184 seconds that she lay dead, something latched on to ...
Style: scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, poltergeist, road accident, parents and children, city life, cons and scams, family relations, family problems, haunted house, supernatural, journalism, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe
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24%
 5.9
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Eureka (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: gangsters, wealth, island, greed, ambition, rise and fall, dishonesty, crimes, intrigue, parents and children, family relations, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: caribbean, bahamas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Hard Word (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, prison, chase, vengeance, crime gone awry, lawyer, greed, cons and scams, dishonesty, criminal heroes, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia, new jersey
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23%
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Winter Sleepers (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend ski instructor Marco in a mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, local cinema projectionist, steals Marco's car and gets into a car crash with local Theo, whose daughter, ...
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, non-linear, thought provoking ...
Plot: mountain, winter, male nudity, hospital, voyeurism, coma, snow, death, obsession, infidelity, amnesia, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, spain, berlin germany, bavaria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, sexy, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, fall in love, society, love affair, love triangle, obsession, betrayal, romance, bittersweet, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Our Mother's House (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven British children bury their mother and hide her death, until their long-lost father (Dirk Bogarde) returns.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, slasher ...
Plot: youth, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, dishonesty, single parent, kids in trouble, homecoming, parents and children, siblings relations, secret, death of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
 352
Artworks (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police chief's daughter, a sales agent for a home-security firm, meets an art gallery owner. Love and envy lead them to hatch a plot to steal overlooked but valuable paintings from her wealthy clients.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: love and romance, partners, cons and scams, love affair, couples, crimes, romance, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, thief, theft, artwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, talky, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: manipulation, friendship, depression, multiple storylines, couple relations, romance, fall in love, infidelity, art, unhappy marriage, impossible love, male female relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, california, london, florence ...
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22%
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The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, compassionate, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, berlin wall, politics, breast feeding, betrayal, political unrest, wartime, communism, freedom, brutality, heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 60s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: diplomat, revolution, kidnapping, love affair, doctor, rebel, political unrest, politics, starting over, alcoholic, prostitute, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, paraguay, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%