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The Scapegoat (2012)
 7.2
 4K
The Scapegoat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, switching roles, lookalikes, family problems, scapegoat, dark humor, family relations, dishonesty, coincidence, disorder, cons and scams, estate, mistaken identity, rich poor, husband wife relationship, teacher, mistress, factory, extramarital affair, coronation, rolls royce, crimes, impostor, hunting, hospital ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: england, europe

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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 family relations, dishonesty, crimes, family problems, couples, husband wife relationship and cons and scams mostly in Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Scapegoat: Caroline? (1990), Island (2011), The Hot Potato (2012), The Whisperers (1967), Clandestine Childhood (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: disorder, power relations, family relations, crimes, betrayal, mystery, hidden identity, dishonesty, danger, mistaken identity, haunted by the past, switching roles ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 463
Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: island, family problems, hidden identity, undercover, life is a bitch, dishonesty, haunted by the past, redemption, orphan, obsessive quest, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 665
The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, hitman, nuclear threat, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, chase, cons and scams, dishonesty, car chase, gangsters, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: europe, england, london, belgium, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Whisperers (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Whisperers tells the story of an impoverished old woman living alone in a seedy apartment who enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. When she discovers stolen money hidden by her son, she believes her fantasy has come true.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: elderly, radio, old lady, mental illness, dishonesty, crimes, golden years, society, poverty, stolen money, theft, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Clandestine Childhood (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: family relations, school, hidden identity, family life, parents and children, dishonesty, youth, disorder, false identity, political activist, activist, hiding ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 283
Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 1K
Night Run (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dennis is a taxi driver trying to start out his own company. One day, he gets the opportunity to buy a scarce and expensive but lucrative license.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: taxi, family relations, cons and scams, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, once in a lifetime opportunity, siblings relations, crime, taxi driver
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, buddies, partners, immigrants, misfit, dishonesty, cons and scams, friends, society, crime, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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3 Steps to Heaven (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bereaved woman adopts multiple disguises to track down the last three people to see her boyfriend before he died.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, cynical, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: mystery, gays and lesbians, crime, dishonesty, deadly, amateur detective, mentally unstable, obsession, cons and scams, murder, celebrity culture, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 139K
Locke (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ivan Locke has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: driving at night, one night, driving, on the road, adultery, human nature, family problems, life turned upside down, marital problem, telephone call, car phone, construction site ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 2K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, estrangement, siblings relations, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crossed Tracks (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: meet the parents, mysterious character, hidden identity, lifestyle, crimes, deadly, serial killer, intrigue, dishonesty, missing person, rivalry, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, crimes, unfulfillment, love and romance, family problems, family relations, couples, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 555
Little Chenier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: LITTLE CHENIER: A CAJUN STORY is the story of a young man who lives a simple life on a houseboat in the Louisiana bayou with his mentally handicapped brother until one is accused of a crime in the small town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, mental illness, deputy sheriff, houseboat, against the odds, dishonesty, crimes, disability, uneducated, family problems, family relations, mental retardation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 977
Pretty Things (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucie, who works as a white-hot fashion model, exhibits a dominant, often controlling, "Type A" personality, whereas identical twin Marie consistently projects a backward, reserved, laconic and unassuming attitude. When Lucie receives a ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: family relations, twins, musician's life, lifestyle, switching roles, betrayal, mentally unstable, love and romance, losing-it hero, dishonesty, physical appearance, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 2K
A Man's Job (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family. But one day Juha is fired from his job. Ashamed, he weaves a web of lies to hide the fact from his ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitution, family relations, unemployment, hidden identity, family problems, couples, prostitute, dishonesty, life is a bitch, career change, nudity (full frontal - brief), male female fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Black Velvet Gown (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a black velvet gown, and even educates her children. But ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: servant, housekeeper, family life, social differences, idealism, working class, single parent, starting over, society, love and romance, power relations, eviction ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1830s, 1840s
Place: england, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter on their annual holiday, he is told that she is ill but he ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, holiday, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, custody, disorder, family life, vacation, divorced man, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.6
 392
UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, crimes, hidden identity, danger, estate, mysterious character, dishonesty, stranger, mysterious past, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 627
Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family problems, breakup, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, women's rights, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Little House (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
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Story: The Little House is a drama series based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. The drama follows the story of Ruth, who is married to career minded Patrick and is pushed towards the limits of her own sanity when she becomes entangled in the lives of ...
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family problems, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional character, countryside, mentally unstable, dishonesty, babies and infants, parent child relationship, in-laws, british ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 587
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gang, heist, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, social differences, rich and poor, estate, friendship, bittersweet, secret relationship, boy, reunion, childhood memory, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1900, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: couples, family relations, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Black Candle (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: factory, murder, false accusation, sculptor, abusive husband, sibling rivalry, mistress, life is a bitch, dishonesty, intrigue, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 296
Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family life, family problems, social relations, couples, society, couple relations, babies and infants, youth, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: love and romance, master and servant, boarding school, family relations, power relations, eccentric family, siblings relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, crimes, mind game, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 472
In Our Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, parents and children, obsession, paranoia, haunted by the past, homecoming, losing-it hero, military, family problems, introspection, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Good Father (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bill Hooper -- bitter after a messy divorce -- tries to help a friend gain custody of his child any way he can.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, custody, legal action, breakup, family relations, family problems, courtroom drama, feminism, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, custody battle, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 585
Trust Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mari is a talented but insecure chef who dreams of running her own restaurant. She goes through a challenging professional time, taking orders from an authoritarian boss who inhibits her talent. One day she meets Caio, a charming young man who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, cons and scams, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, couples, betrayal, restaurant, love, cooking and food, danger, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%