Movies like Driftwood 1997

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Driftwood (1997)
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Driftwood (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Sarah walks alone along the desolate beach one day she find an unconscious man, who has been brought to land by the waves. When he awakens he doesn't remember anything. He has no name and no past. His dependence lies on Sarah. A role that makes her forget her loneliness and she decides to therefore lie about their situation... She says that they are situated on an island, where no one can reach them. From now, his life lies in her hands.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: amnesia, beach, island, obsession, romance, memory loss, love and romance, life is a bitch, isolation, love affair, performer's life, female nudity, sex scene, deception, lie, french, raft, broken leg, cottage, bare breasts
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland

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Most similar movies to Driftwood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about female nudity, dishonesty, obsession, love and romance, crimes, couples and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Driftwood: The Cold Light of Day (1996), The Garden of Eden (2008), Cal (1984), Love & Rage (1999), Homage (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.
Style: psychological, noir, tense, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, children, child abuse, con artists, home invasion, coming of age, spy, psychopath, unlikely criminals, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Garden of Eden (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young American writer completes his service in WWI and travels across Europe with his wife and her attractive Italian girlfriend. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.
Style: sexy, realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, young lovers, couples, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, writer's life, honeymoon, jealousy, sex scene, infidelity, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: spain, french riviera, europe, madrid, nice france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
Style: political, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, religion, guilt, terrorism, couple relations, tragic love, haunted by the past, forbidden love, political unrest, couples, tragic hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, northern ireland, belfast, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Love & Rage (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Daniel Craig stars as the notorious chancer in this interpretation of the affair between James Lynchehaun (who inspired Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World) and the ‘yellow woman’.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, biting, suspense
Plot: obsession, disguise, couples, love and romance, romance, dishonesty, society, politics, mysterious character, social differences, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 217
Homage (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The young caretaker at the estate of a reclusive woman develops a dangerous obsession with her daughter, a sexy television star. Unexpected twists and turns.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gothic
Plot: fatal attraction, obsession, tragic event, murder, widow, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, betrayal, addiction, social misfits, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man uses the principles of double-entry bookkeeping to settle his accounts with society.
Style: realistic, serious, homoerotic
Plot: terrorism, dark humor, vandalism, vengeance, bank, fall in love, society, clergy, suicide attempt, male nudity, leonardo da vinci, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Vital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Hiroshi wakes up in a hospital room and realizes that he was in a serious car accident that caused the death of his girlfriend, Ryoko, as well as the loss of his memory. While trying to regain his memory, one of the first clues that Hiroshi finds ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, memory loss, crimes, love triangle, medical school, body horror, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, medical student, autopsy, dream, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 5K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, marriage, betrayal, femme fatale, architect, paranoia, murder, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: couples, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, betrayal, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, deception, relationships, relationship problems, couple relations, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Kate's Addiction (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, erotica, woman seduces a man, murder, obsession, lesbian sex, psychopath, couples, college, addiction, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this homage to film noir, a wheelchair bound (Jim Metzler) paraplegic fantasizes about the new blonde (Andrea Thompson), who moves into the house across from him..
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, mystery, disability, dangerous attraction, isolation, love affair, life is a bitch, crimes, depression, cancer patient, love interest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 421
Love Walked In (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two romantically involved down-and-out lounge singers get involved in a caper.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, love triangle, showbiz, sex scene, cons and scams, private detective, down on your luck, obsession, love and romance, infidelity, crimes, hidden identity ...
Time: 1940s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Harlequin: Broken Lullaby (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rich Hungarian-born orphan Katya Davidov commissions Jordan Kirkland to research her past starting from a photograph, showing her as a child next to an elusive Fabergé music box. Luckily experienced Yankee-Hungarian treasure hunter and womanizer ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: orphan, human nature, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, love affair, amateur detective, love and romance, mysterious character, romance, crimes, male female partnership, wealthy family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 722
Iron Maze (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: empire, obsession, love triangle, infidelity, unemployment, love affair, murder, workplace situations, track down, blind ambition, crimes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Music of Chance (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambler, gambling, millionaire, card playing, casino, poker, con artists, existentialism, buddies, life is a bitch, dishonesty, drifter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, couples, neighbor, twists and turns, dishonesty, divorce, stalking, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, immigrants, clergy, life is a bitch, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, family problems, friends, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 1K
The Nephew (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took a black husband. ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, social relations, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, forbidden love, small town life, island, social differences, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, harlem, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.2
 13K
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: ira, spy, moral dilemma, political unrest, siblings relations, undercover, state affairs, betrayal, radical, snitch, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1973, year 1993, 70s
Place: ireland, england, london, northern ireland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.6
 136
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, investigation, erotica, femme fatale, school, college, who done it, college life, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 392
The Dawning (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: irish republican army, political unrest, coming of age, society, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, dangerous attraction, teenage boy, ira, friendship, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 471
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, obsession, dangerous attraction, friendship, manipulation, sexual relations, tragic love, love and romance, dishonesty, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 532
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, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, hidden identity, undercover, family problems, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, incestuous relationship, loneliness, obsessive quest, orphan, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Tennessee Waltz (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When entertainment lawyer Wolfgang Leighton decides to take a break from business for some fishing in Tennessee's backwoods, he ends up embroiled in a bank robbery and murder. Pursued by the killers, he's running from the police and a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: fishing, manhunt, bank robbery, room service, recording studio, false accusation, murder, law enforcement, intrigue, legal action, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 667
P.J. (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Traumatized and suffering from amnesia after witnessing a terrible accident, a man who calls himself P.J. (Howard Nash) is admitted to a hospital, where psychiatrist Alan Shearson tries to get him on the path to recovery. But Dr. Shearson's ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, losing-it hero, memory loss, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, mental illness, isolation, curses spells and rituals, accident, spirituality, uncover truth, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Nobody Knows Anybody (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Película española basada en la novela homónima escrita por Juan Bonilla. Simón, un aspirante a escritor frustrado que se dedica a escribir crucigramas para un periódico, recibe un misterioso encargo: debe incluir la palabra Adversario el ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, erotic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, terrorism, writer's life, rivalry, friendship between men, sex scene, making love, couples, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crazy as Hell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a mysterious patient (Satan, he calls himself) enters the ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, devil, video surveillance, obsession, research, lgbt, mythical creature, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Matter of Taste (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nicolas, a handsome, young waiter, is befriended by Frédéric Delamont, a wealthy middle-aged businessman. Delamont, a man of power, influence and strictly refined tastes, is immediately smitten by Nicolas' charm. Lonely and phobic, Delamont ...
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, clever, suspense ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, dishonesty, rich and poor, food, master and servant, gay, obsession, deception, businessman, lgbt, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.2
 694
Night Eyes (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills home-security guard is seduced by a rock star's wife he monitors by video.
Style: sexy, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, rock star, investigation, crimes, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, dishonesty, love and romance, law enforcement, couple relations, strong sexual content, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 292
The Outsider (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson), an American Vietnam veteran of Irish descent, returns to Belfast to join the cause of his grandfather, Seamus (Sterling Hayden). Soon he finds that he is not as welcomed in his home country as he imagined he would ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, life is a bitch, tragic hero, war, dishonesty, rivalry, unfulfillment, state affairs, terrorism, power relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, detroit, england, northern ireland, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%