Movies like Dogville

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Dogville (2003)
 8.0
 137K
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: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, contemplative, philosophical, disturbing, thought provoking, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, small town life, haunted by the past, society, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger, rocky mountains, human nature, exploitation, bondage, betrayal, brutality, twists & turns, family relations, secret, desperation, greed, storytelling, secrets, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Dogville

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and harsh films with plots about brutality, storytelling, dialogue, crimes, greed, murder and pornography mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dogville: Dancer in the Dark (2000), Manderlay (2005), Breaking the Waves (1996), A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Reckoning (2002). 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, Argentina, Norway, Taiwan, Belgium
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, blind character, secret, death sentence, human spirit, police officer, tragic hero, life is a bitch, murder, hanging, destiny, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
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100%
 7.3
 22K
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, social differences, righting the wronged, liberal, discrimination, society, blacks and whites, understanding, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ 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, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, controversial, banned film, psychedelic, atmospheric ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, surrealism, psychopath, brainwashing, violence, violence spree, social decay, social misfits, sadism, distopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, 70s, 90s ...
Place: britain, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, psychological, bleak, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: mystery, redemption, murder, priest, infidelity, theatrical troupe, society, crimes, life is a bitch, small town life, actor's life, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 24K
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, contemplative, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, abortion, neighbor, miscarriage, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, double life, social problems, rebellion, society, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, burma, melbourne australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, court, death sentence, nun, lethal injection, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 49K
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, atmospheric, thought provoking, suspense, sincere ...
Plot: small town, injustice, mayor, russian, life is a bitch, legal action, social relations, political corruption, coastal town, friends, family problems, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.6
 13K
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, survival, human nature, crimes, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, paris france, puerto rico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.0
 16K
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, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquency, family relations, strangulation, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 56K
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, psychological, tense, disturbing, cult film ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, family in danger, self defense, revenge, lust, brutality, village life, vengeance, couple relations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: depression, eviction, immigrants, life is a bitch, loss of son, tragic event, human nature, down on your luck, tragedy, compassion, muslim, american dream ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 63K
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, crime, crimes, betrayal, treasure, character change, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
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Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 95 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: poverty, gang, redemption, bully, murder, baby, robbery, slum, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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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, violence, crime, armed robbery, interrogation, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 227K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, mafia, gang, fist fighting, gunfight, greed, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, ambitious ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 8K
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: contemplative, tense, captivating, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, murder, mafia, violence, family relations, insanity, great depression, strike, corpse, bedroom, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 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: gloomy, sincere, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: soldier, betrayal, post world war two, family relations, parents and children, cons and scams, crimes, russian, death, single parent, dishonesty, love ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1952 ...
Place: russia, siberia, black sea, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, teenage life, forbidden love, social misfits, love and romance, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, robbery, criminal, gang, friendship, haunted by the past, going straight, human nature, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
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21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, desperation, redemption, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, death in the family, surgery, cocaine, human nature, unfulfillment, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 419K
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, sincere, disturbing, bleak, tense ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, immigrants, introspection, social decay, bigotry, lifestyle, multiple storylines, redemption, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 22K
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, vengeance, violence, crime, crimes, farm, friendship, business venture, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this beautifully filmed but ...
Style: cult film, stylized, talky, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: restaurant, gangsters, cheating wife, cannibalism, satire, cook, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, crimes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 37K
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, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, jealousy, dysfunctional family, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, small town, age difference, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, neo noir, legislation, pimp, police, sexual abuse, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, 1960s
Place: venice, switzerland, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: rough, stylized, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, army, corruption, mob boss, crime boss, criminal heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 10K
Performance (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young gangster Chas Devlin seeks refuge from the mob in a basement belonging to a reclusive, fading rock star Turner.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, rock star, lifestyle, crime, artists and showbiz, crimes, criminal heroes, music, rock, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: london, europe, england, tokyo, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, crimes, life is a bitch, social differences, sadism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 279K
The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, pedophile, life turned upside down, small town life, gossip and rumors, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%