Movies like Driftwood 1997

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Driftwood (1997)
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Driftwood (1997)
Genre: 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: beach, amnesia, island, obsession, romance, memory loss, performer's life, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, isolation, sex scene, french, deception, lie, raft, bare breasts, broken leg, cottage
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland

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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 crimes, danger, murder, couples, deadly, female nudity and obsession mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Driftwood: Sweet Angel Mine (1996), Frozen (2005), Amnesia (1997), Sleeper's Wake (2012), The Crossing (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sweet Angel Mine (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul, a young man from London, arrives in the small Nova Scotia town of Milestone, where his long lost father was last seen years earlier. Paul is eager to find out what brought his father to this remote community. He meets Rauchine, a young, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, rivalry, crimes, mentally unstable, danger, single parent, love and romance, confined, deadly, fall in love, wilderness, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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95%
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Frozen (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere ...
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: missing person, drowning, sister, therapist, missing sister, family problems, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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86%
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Amnesia (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Keller is a minister who has found himself heavily involved in an illicit affair with his son's teacher. Unable to see an end to his deceptive and sinful path, he concocts a scheme to fake his own death. However, his cunning plan goes awry ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, motel, amnesia, investigation, small town, couple relations, memory loss, love triangle, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Laurel has the boyfriend of her dreams, Kevin. He can and will do anything for her. He is totally devoted to her but the downside is that he won't leave her alone. When she tries to get some distance he responds with aggressiveness. It finally ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: woman in danger, obsession, visceral, paranoia, crimes of passion, couples, dangerous attraction, fall in love, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Sleeper's Wake (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a secluded cove on the South African coast, a middle-aged writer grieving the deaths of his wife and daughter is drawn into an affair with an alluring teenage girl who is grappling with demons of her own, in this gripping psychological thriller ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, couples, danger, destructive relationship, isolation, older man younger woman relationship, loss of wife, sex scene, parents and children, dealing with death, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
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69%
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The Crossing (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lola Arendt, 8, vanishes while on vacation on a wild Scottish island. Shattered by her disappearance, her parents, Sarah and Martin, separate. Two years later, Lola is found at the exact same spot. Martin returns to the island to bring her home. His ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: island, manipulation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, manipulations, family problems, uncover truth, missing child, mysterious character, disappearance, father daughter relationship, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: tense, sincere, bleak, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, guilt, couple relations, tragic love, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, assassination, deadly, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 900
Second Skin (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough guy named Tommy Gunn, with "kaos" tattooed on his neck, a beautiful blond named Crystal Ball who's struck by a car and can't remember her past, a sadistic scalpel-wielding mobster in Cleveland, a balding schmuck gambling ...
Style: neo noir, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, gangsters, femme fatale, starting over, couples, dangerous attraction, fall in love, love and romance, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal, attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 271
Dream Man (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kris is a homicide cop with psychic abilities. She works to prove that the prime suspect in her latest case (the much younger husband of the millionaire victim) is innocent. But are her visions true, or planned by someone who knows what she can see?
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: a vision, crimes, mystery, love affair, dangerous attraction, murder, police detective, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 440
Fractured (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film follows "Dylan White" who works as a cook in Baton Rouge. He is also in a solid relationship with his girlfriend "Brandy". Things are great until strange events prompt him to seek out the truth about himself -- following ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: dull life, danger, memory loss, riddles and clues, sexual relations, gory, gun, male nudity, pubic hair, female nudity, sex scene
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Legacy: Black Ops (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Nigeria, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Taking refuge in a shabby Brooklyn motel after narrowly surviving a failed mission in Eastern Europe, Black Ops soldier Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba) begins to disintegrate mentally as he broods over the legacy of his actions in this taut psychological ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, obsession, mission gone awry, haunted by the past, rivalry, military, dishonesty, losing-it hero, soldier, breaking point, isolation, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, paranoia, architect, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 2K
See the Sea (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d'Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she's passing through, and pitches her tent in Sasha's yard. The two women build an odd ...
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, danger, youth, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, crimes, deadly, mysterious character, couples, family relations, sexual relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Interlocked: Thrilled to Death (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man's life gets wrecked by a woman with whom he had a casual "affair" over the Internet.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, tense, erotic ...
Plot: mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, infidelity, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, vengeance, obsession, danger, dishonesty, strong sexual content, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In the Eye of the Snake (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Switzerland, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Marc, a young snake expert, works at a museum in Geneva. He loves snakes, to the point that he owns many and even takes a bath with his huge pet python. He meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman named Malenka, who is the assistant--and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, jungle, adventure, love and romance, rivalry, pets, danger, museum, assistant, older man younger woman relationship, python, s&m ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Girl Next Door (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There's someone peeping through windows so Arthur has been asked to watch the neighbour's eighteen year old daughter while her parents are away. Soon their mutual attraction develops into something that Arthur later regrets.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 1K
Sorted (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young lawyer gets more than he bargains for while investigating his brother's mysterious death.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, nightlife, life is a bitch, danger, deadly, crimes, drugs/alcohol, clubbing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 186
Minotaur (1997)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex Abramov is Mossad secret agent looking after some bad guys. He falls in love with young music student Thea, but can not reveal himself and sends her gifts secretly. Thea first thinks that it must be another student, G.R., who sends gifts, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: love and romance, romance, government agency, secret agents, state affairs, undercover, classical music, piano, agent, mozart, speed, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Secret Obsession (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newlywed Jennifer is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop. While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell , is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he ...
Style: suspense, intense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: obsession, memory loss, stalker, violence, pursuit, murder, deception, psycho killer, chase, danger, crime investigation, family secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, manipulations, love and romance, legal investigation, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 793
Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, danger, crimes, couples, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, isolation, mysterious character, stalking, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Crying with Laughter (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Powerfully redemptive and darkly comedic revenge thriller set in the vicious world of stand-up comedy, starring Stephen McCole and Malcolm Shields.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: manipulations, manipulation, mind game, dishonesty, showbiz, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, performer's life, drug abuse, haunted by the past, rivalry, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 353
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: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: political unrest, coming of age, society, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, teenage boy, beach, friendship, irish republican army, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, emotional, psychological, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, deadly, memory loss, love triangle, medical school, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, medical student, dissection, dream, autopsy ...
Time: contemporary
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41%
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 238
Thunder Point (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Former IRA agent Sean Dillon comes to the rescue when a woman discovers a briefcase containing plans that could destroy all of Europe. Dillon's assignment is to protect her until the plans can be properly destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, bathtub, ira, dishonesty, crimes, state affairs, save the day, criminal heroes, undercover, unlikely partners, adventure, world war two ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Friend of the Family 3 (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jeff meets up with a woman named Angela with whom he raised hell in high school when he attends his class reunion. She has become obsessed with 'the rush' of being spontaneous and wants someone to play with while she tries new erotic ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, danger, adventurer, sexual relations, reunion, obsession, sexual abuse, high school, dangerous attraction, couples, female masturbation, bra ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 602
The Last Stop (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of quircky, snow bound, strangers discover there are killers amongst them.
Style: slasher, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, mystery, danger, confined, deadly, gory, isolation, crime scene, road accident, group of friends, psycho killer, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 2K
Uncovered (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While restoring a fifteenth-century painting Julia reveals a hidden Latin phrase. A series of murders begin to rock her small world of art experts, patrons and restorers, and she finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: chess, murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, danger, prostitute, law enforcement, deadly, race against time, dishonesty, amateur detective ...
Time: middle ages
Place: barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 1K
The Ex (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, danger, family in danger, murder, crimes, crime, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Oscura Seduccion (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Laura is a successful plastic surgeon who feels her life is somewhat empty. She meets a young nurse and falls in love and experiences sexuality to a extent not known to her. However, In this spiral of desire and seduction both play a dangerous game ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, woman in danger, jealousy, sex scene, violence, love, murder, toxic, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%