Movies like Elena

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Elena (2011)
 7.3
 11K
Elena (2011)
Original name: Елена
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, touching
Plot: elderly, elderly couple, second marriage, human nature, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, heir heiress, social differences, disagreement, russian, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, class differences, murder of husband, father daughter relationship, luxury, mother son relationship, swimming pool, candle, viagra, apartment complex, lifeguard, life is a bitch, housewife, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia

Most similar movies to Elena

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, couples and human nature mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Elena: Leviathan (2014), 12 (2007), The Dinner (2013), A Good Marriage (2014), Steel City (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 43K
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: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, injustice, mayor, coastal town, political corruption, small town life, dishonesty, family problems, rivalry, friendship, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 13K
12 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A loose remake of “12 Angry Men”, “12” is set in contemporary Moscow where 12 very different men must unanimously decide the fate of a young Chechen accused of murdering his step-father, a Russian army officer. Consigned to a makeshift jury ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, inter cultural, suspense ...
Plot: jury, racism, courtroom drama, legal, murder, russian, court case, life is a bitch, teenage life, social differences, society, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, life is a bitch, under the surface, family problems, couples, siblings relations, human nature, haunted by the past, restaurant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: danger, dark secret, mind game, family problems, uncover truth, couples, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couple relations, crimes, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 503
Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: tattoo, police, blue collar, busboy, teenage life, family problems, family life, couples, introspection, single parent, youth, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.0
 8K
The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, dark, suspense, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, moral dilemma, violence, rebellion, corruption, small town, lone hero, evacuation, courage, catastrophe, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 1K
No Way Home (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: strip club, prison life, family life, family problems, going straight, couples, dysfunctional family, estrangement, introspection, human nature, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family business, against the odds, survival, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 825
The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: gloomy, touching, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, athlete and trainer, crimes, gangsters, family problems, crime, athlete's life, escape from reality, family in danger, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 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: jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man relationship, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, small town, age difference, father son relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 3K
Sisters (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A movie about two sisters - thirteen year old Sveta, poor and abandoned by her father, who longs to go off and be a sniper in the army, and spoilt eight-year old Dina, doted on by her gangster father...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: gangsters, crimes, sister, ambush, love, protector, father, problem child, collaboration, danger, society, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 247
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, down on your luck, family relations, crimes, society, heist, unemployment, family problems
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 398K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, interracial relations, racism, prejudice, morality, social decay, immigrants, bigotry, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 1K
The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: college student, crimes, family in crisis, family relations, parents and children, social misfits, criminal heroes, low lives, youth, self discovery, city life, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, clever, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: student life, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, unemployment, destiny, college, hopes, love and romance, social worker, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 667
Scalene (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A perceptual thriller told from three points-of-view revolving around the rape of a female college student by a mentally handicapped man and his mother's subsequent revenge after his incarceration.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, mentally challenged, disability, rivalry, figment, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, misfit, bruise, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, couple relations, golden years, family in crisis, society, human nature, elderly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 2K
Red Bear (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of the money and reunite with his family, or at least avenge ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, city life, crimes, criminal heroes, estrangement, parents and children, crime, society, urban, rivalry, criminal's revenge, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 295
Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: couple relations, small town, society, human nature, infidelity, social relations, family life, small town life, couples, family problems, love affair, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.8
 24K
Visuals (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Georgekutty lives a happy life with his wife and daughters. Things take a turn when his daughter gets indecently filmed using a hidden camera, by the son of a police inspector.
Style: clever, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police, family in danger, crimes, family problems, dishonesty, obsession, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, family relations, family in crisis, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 709
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: human nature, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, job seeking, family problems, estrangement, unemployment, redemption, starting over, society, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 883
Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional character, neo realism, alcohol abuse, negligence, family relations, sex addict, addiction, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Plot: elderly, couple relations, hopes, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Law of the Weakest (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Liège, a group of men gathers every day in a café situated near the steel factory which once reigned supreme. They play cards in a warm atmosphere but that hardly masks their quiet desperation. All unemployed, either because they can't ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, friendship, globalization, factory, human nature, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, couple relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
Style: thought provoking, tense, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: culture clash, escape, politics, love and romance, crumbling marriage, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, couples, family problems, escape attempt, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, architect, boy, family reunited, couple relations, social differences, introspection, moral dilemma, human nature, society, identity crisis, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 548
Coastlines (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local sheriff.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: infidelity, rehabilitation, prison, small town, aging, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, going straight, family problems, love affair, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, family problems, couples, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, couple relations, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, disorder, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 4K
Still Mine (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly, aging, couples, elderly lovers, couple relations, love and romance, golden years, elderly couple, dementia, bureaucracy, alzheimer's disease
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 36K
Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: self defense, stalking, on the run, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, infidelity, domestic violence, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, abusive husband, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%