Movies like The Flower of Evil

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The Flower of Evil (2003)
 6.5
 3K
The Flower of Evil (2003)
Original name: La fleur du mal
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, political thriller, suspense, clever, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: incest, haunted by the past, crimes, womanizer, bourgeoisie, forbidden love, politics, parents and children, murder, family problems, society, love and romance, infidelity, campaign, family in crisis, secret past, family relations, world war two, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, siblings relations, state affairs, golden years, wealth ...
Place: vichy

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Most similar movies to The Flower of Evil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, couples, family problems, deadly, dishonesty and infidelity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Flower of Evil: The Unfaithful Wife (1969), The King (2005), Merci pour le Chocolat (2000), Mother's Boys (1993), A Girl Cut in Two (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, dishonesty, family problems, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 7K
The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous sex, redemption, confession, hypocrisy, incest, murder, haunted by the past, clergy, society, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, unlikely criminals, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children, family life, infidelity, couple relations, remarry ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, france, los angeles, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, dysfunctional family, stalking, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Girl Cut in Two (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gabrielle Deneige is an independent, ambitious TV weather girl torn between her love of a distinguished author several decades her senior, and the attentions of a headstrong, potentially unstable young suitor. An unspoken past between the two men ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, sexy, biting ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, love triangle, tv station, extramarital affair, dangerous attraction, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, ambition, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, portugal, lyon, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, family problems, under the surface, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bridesmaid (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid. He soon finds out how disturbed she really is.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, love affair, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, danger, mentally unstable, crimes, romance, power relations, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 1K
Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, promotion, moral dilemma, crimes, life turned upside down, under the surface, breaking point, dishonesty, chase, pursuit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.1
 168
Paris by Night (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Clara Bell is a busy Euro MP with a husband and child at home and a high powered career - but on a trip to Paris her ordered existence is overturned by a murder and a chance encounter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Plot: murder, politics, strong female presence, life turned upside down, couples, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, love affair, relationship vs career, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 1K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, neo noir, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family problems, family business, crimes, love and romance, couples, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, psychopath, family problems, couples, couple relations, infidelity, crimes, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 566
In Your Image (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ridden by guilt for not being able to have a child, wife decides to conceive by cloning. The daughter she gives birth to is therefor almost identical to her. The child starts to grow rapidly and slowly replaces mom in the household.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, family problems, parents and children, disorder, dysfunctional family, family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, psychopath, clones, human clone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 433
Homeland (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: adoption, family problems, political unrest, family relations, state affairs, society, riot, incest, parents and children, danger, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, infidelity, couple relations, investigation, family problems, deadly, who done it, obsession, crime, couples, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 522
Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, confined, family problems, couples, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian incest, incest, lesbianism, isolation, obsession, murder, widow, society, love and romance, power relations, social differences, gender ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, psychological, suspenseful, tense, sexy ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, deadly, wedding, family problems, couples, love triangle, obsession, love affair, crumbling marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 668
Pandora's Box (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stuck in a dull marriage, successful shrink Mia DuBois follows a patient's advice and exposes her wild side at a private underground club, where she meets a handsome stranger and begins an affair that may cost her more than just her husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, nightclub, who done it, dangerous attraction, love affair, mysterious character, manipulations, love and romance, femme fatale, crimes, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 3K
Cherry Crush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A High school Photographer breaks his own rules and falls in love with his teenage model
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, dangerous attraction, high school life, crimes, love and romance, teenage life, golf, female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Other Side of the Street (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Regina, a lonely 65 year old who works on the neighborhood watch for the police in Copacabana, believes to have witnessed a murder in the building across the street, and ends up getting involved with the suspect in a potentially dangerous chain of ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, couple relations, terminal illness, obsession, aging, amateur detective, crimes, couples, fall in love, investigation, deadly, elderly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, former yugoslavia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
How I Killed My Father (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive?
Style: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, aging, family life, homecoming, clinic, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, family problems, haunted by the past, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, europe, czechoslovakia, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 6K
Inhale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transplant, doctor, crimes, race against time, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, family problems, society, couple relations, escapades, street kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 2K
Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, infidelity, dishonesty, betrayal, adultery, danger, rivalry, autobiography, crimes, friends, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 3.9
 451
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, crimes, danger, undercover, politics, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
And Baby Will Fall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Expectant parents become prime suspects in the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was last seen at their garage sale. Model citizen David Rose runs a garden center and is a devoted house-father. Like his wife Ivy, who suffered two stillbirths, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, crimes, family problems, police detective, family relations, love affair, pregnancy, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, investigation, mysterious disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Fine Dead Girls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Croatia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Iva and Maria, a young lesbian pair, rent a favorable, nice dwelling in a less good area of Zagreb, Croatia. But unfortunately, included in the rent are the neighbors, the neighbors from hell. The curious landlady, foreigners flogging nationalists, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, injustice, family problems, couples, society, crimes, life is a bitch, lesbian relationship, prostitute, deadly, revenge, double murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 475
Runaway (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While Dylan stays holed up in a cheap motel all day, Michael ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, starting over, haunted by the past, obsession, deadly, family problems, investigation, crimes, on the run, small town, hiding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 2K
Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, investigation, greed, danger, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 640
Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman, plastered in blood, is arrested by a grave, and a tale of loss, lust and jealousy slowly unfolds.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, hospital, murder, unfulfillment, mind game, crimes, dealing with death, deadly, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%