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, second marriage, elderly couple, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, family relations, disagreement, heir heiress, russian, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, class differences, father daughter relationship, luxury, murder of husband, mother son relationship, lifeguard, swimming pool, candle, viagra, apartment complex, pill, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, crimes, society and couples mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Elena: Leviathan (2014), 12 (2007), The Dinner (2013), A Good Marriage (2014), The Fool (2014). 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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, mayor, coastal town, injustice, political corruption, legal action, parents and children, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, corruption, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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, captivating, realistic, sincere, suspense ...
Plot: jury, racism, murder, legal, adoption, russian, courtroom drama, parents and children, court case, war, social differences, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: bleak, serious, psychological, disturbing, realistic
Plot: parents and children, restaurant, under the surface, family problems, family relations, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: danger, uncover truth, family problems, mind game, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, couples, husband wife relationship, marriage, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, violence, lone hero, moral dilemma, corruption, small town, rebellion, courage, catastrophe, evacuation, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, captivating, touching
Plot: gangsters, crimes, sister, ambush, love, protector, problem child, collaboration, father, danger, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: police, busboy, blue collar, tattoo, single parent, dealing with death, introspection, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: strip club, going straight, human nature, friendship, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, introspection, prison life, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 824
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, urban, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, family problems, athlete's life, gangsters, athlete and trainer, family in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: bleak, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, family relations, vengeance, disability, misfit, rivalry, figment, court case, crying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: disturbing, sincere, touching, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, police corruption, prejudice, morality, immigrants, bigotry, social decay, redemption, tragedy, depression, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, touching, realistic, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: human nature, parents and children, elderly, elderly couple, family in crisis, college, student life, family life, hopes, love and romance, society, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, gangsters, crime, social misfits, college, urban, self discovery, city life, crimes, human nature, moral dilemma, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: criminal's revenge, haunted by the past, estrangement, crime, urban, criminal heroes, crimes, going straight, redemption, parents and children, heist, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: heist, factory, crimes, crime gone awry, crime, human nature, couple relations, friendship, down on your luck, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, globalization ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police, family in danger, police investigation, unlikely criminals, family in crisis, car, hidden camera, murder, death, family, crimes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 831
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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, neo realism, alcohol abuse, family relations, negligence, dysfunctional character, sex addict, addiction, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family in crisis, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, heist, unemployment, crimes, society, family relations, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: elderly, golden years, aging, elderly couple, couple relations, couples, elderly lovers, love and romance, dementia, alzheimer's disease, bureaucracy
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, going straight, rehabilitation, prison, small town, starting over, human nature, love affair, small town life, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Daughter, My Angel (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nathalie Dagenais is a 19 year old girl studying to be a lawyer. New to the city of Montreal, she will soon discover the world of porn. One day, her father (Michel Côté) comes across her picture on the Internet and wants to find her and before she ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: parents and children, woman in danger, crime, danger, sexual relations, crimes, media, family problems, family relations, starlet, porn industry, anal sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 295
Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, small town, siblings relations, small town life, dull life, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, family life, human nature, infidelity ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, mother son relationship, wife husband relationship, death, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, golden years, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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, scary, tense, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, self defense, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, on the run, domestic violence, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 15K
360 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Austria, France, Brazil, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's classic La Ronde, screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, couple relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, jealousy, dialogue, danger, pimp, dentist, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, rio de janeiro, paris france, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, revenge, investigation, baseball, car, redemption, family, hit and run, loss of son, loss of child, vengeance, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 5K
Hellion (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother Wes with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, custody, dysfunctional family, teenage life, estrangement, youth, family problems, fire, brother brother relationship, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 2K
Exhibit A (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exhibit A tells the timely story of a normal family disintegrating under financial pressure, eventually driven to the unimaginable. All is not as it seems as the King family go about their day-to-day lives oblivious of the horror to come. Dad Andy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: family problems, stalking, murder, voyeurism, domestic disturbance, danger, mute or deaf, downfall, forbidden love, parents and children, death in the family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 700
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, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: starting over, estrangement, human nature, redemption, parents and children, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unemployment, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 11K
The Forger (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to alter his plans and commit one more job for the man who financed his release.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, parents and children, theft, child illness, criminal heroes, crimes, family problems, family relations, single parent, heist, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%