Movies like Dogville

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Dogville (2003)
 8.0
 147K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.
Style: psychological, bleak, art house, clever, philosophical, thought provoking, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: rape, morality, female protagonist, society, rocky mountains, small town life, haunted by the past, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger, human nature, exploitation, bondage, betrayal, brutality, family relations, spoiled brat, desperation, secret, bully, greed, secrets, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Dogville

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and harsh films with plots about brutality, storytelling, dialogue, pornography, murder, redemption and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dogville: Dancer in the Dark (2000), Manderlay (2005), Leviathan (2014), Breaking the Waves (1996), A Clockwork Orange (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, surreal, heartbreaking ...
Plot: factory worker, death sentence, life is a bitch, blind character, human spirit, tragic hero, secret, murder, hanging, police officer, destiny, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 24K
Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, freedom, righting the wronged, social differences, liberal, plantation, society, blacks and whites, understanding, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 53K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, meditative, suspense ...
Plot: small town, adultery, unhappy wife, injustice, alcohol abuse, mayor, russian, justice, legal action, life is a bitch, social relations, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, paralysis, power of love, nursing, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, naivete ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, psychedelic, bleak, cerebral ...
Plot: rape, insanity, gang, brutality, surrealism, nihilism, violence, psychopath, brainwashing, violence spree, sadism, distopia ...
Time: future, year 1995, 20th century, near future, 70s ...
Place: britain, europe, london, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Reckoning (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: mystery, redemption, murder, medieval, monk, priest, infidelity, village, theatrical troupe, society, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 25K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, thought provoking, gloomy, compassionate ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, miscarriage, rape, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, double life, understanding, family problems, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: england, europe, london, hamburg germany, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, death sentence, court, lethal injection, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, prison life, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.4
 60K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, teasing, family in danger, self defense, revenge, brutality, village life, vengeance, breaking point, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 18K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, juvenile delinquency, strangulation, family relations, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman strangled to death, crimes, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 69K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, human nature, treasure, character change, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 28K
Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, captivating, rough ...
Plot: bully, poverty, gang, redemption, baby, murder, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 14K
Animal Factory (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, friendship, prison rape, survival, human nature, crimes, fish out of water, confined, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 57K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, interrogation, drug dealer, armed robbery, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, family problems, tragic event, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 10K
Dear Wendy (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in ...
Style: serious, realistic, harsh, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, crimes, juvenile delinquency, underdog, self esteem, love and romance, social misfits, forbidden love, teenage life, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 6K
Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, criminal, robbery, gang, friendship, haunted by the past, going straight, human nature, rehabilitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Celestine has a new job as a chambermaid for the quirky M. Monteil, his wife and her father. When the father dies, Celestine decides to quit her job and leave, but when a young girl is raped and murdered, Celestine believes that the Monteils' ...
Style: bleak, enigmatic, harsh, cynical, biting ...
Plot: master and servant, chambermaid, murder, eccentric family, class differences, rape, racism, marriage, life is a bitch, crimes, social differences, sadism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.6
 9K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: rough, suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, murder, mafia, family relations, insanity, strike, great depression, corpse, crimes, vengeance, strong violent content, sexual content ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 433K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, parents and children, social differences, suffering, chase, vandalism, loss of son, family relations, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 5K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, family relations, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love, prison ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, prostitute, hospital, murder, pedophilia, legislation, pimp, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, year 1964
Place: usa, switzerland, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 23K
Bullhead (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: mafia, snitch, crimes, farm, friendship, vengeance, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, murder, notoriety, tragic event, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, tense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: loneliness, racial slur, mafia, hitman, lone wolves, loner, gangsters, code, solitude, african american, samurai, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, japan, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, russian mafia, mob boss, murder, russian, rape, investigation, organized crime, criminal heroes, diary, crimes, kgb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 40K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, jealousy, dysfunctional family, age difference, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, small town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 35K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, injustice, courtroom drama, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, legal action, justice, district attorney ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, massachusetts, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 78K
Lady Vengeance (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, torture, bully, women's prison, ex convict, crimes, parents and children, heroine, child killer, redemption, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia, australia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 4K
Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, political unrest, redemption, post war, exploitation, destiny, violence, betrayal, torment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s, 1940s
Place: estonia, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%