Movies like Terribly Happy

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Terribly Happy (2008)
 6.9
 5K
Terribly Happy (2008)
Original name: Frygtelig lykkelig
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Robert Hansen, 34, a young police officer from Copenhagen, is transferred against his will to the small town of Skarrild in Southern Jutland as a substitute Marshall. The transfer is Robert’s chance to start over. Whether he is allowed to return to his job in Copenhagen, all depends on how well he performs in this frontier town.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, murder, police investigation, fish out of water, cheating wife, dangerous attraction, crimes, forbidden love, misfit, domestic violence, infidelity, vigilantism, danger, couples, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement, countryside, power relations, social relations, psychological thriller, cat, sex scene, male female relationship, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe

Most similar movies to Terribly Happy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, mystery, small town, small town life and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Terribly Happy: Bridgend (2015), The Other Side of Sleep (2011), Stolen (2009), Images (1972), Restless Souls (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 2K
Bridgend (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Over a 5-year period in Bridgend in Wales, 79 people, many of them teenagers, committed suicide without leaving any clue as to why. This is the starting point for this mysterious social drama.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, suicide, society, law enforcement, danger, single parent, youth, police investigation, obsession, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Other Side of Sleep (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Netherlands, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Loosely inspired by the director’s own memory of a girl’s disappearance from her village, the film follows Arlene (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young factory worker living alone in a rural Irish community.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: sleepwalking, small town life, amateur detective, insomnia, small town, obsession, murder, crimes, who done it, social relations, investigation, body ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.2
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, interrogation, haunted by the past, couples, small town life, law enforcement, social relations, small town, police investigation, couple relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 4K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: surreal, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: delusion, schizophrenia, family problems, dishonesty, deadly, couples, mental illness, crumbling marriage, air disaster, love and romance, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.6
 453
Restless Souls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple and their daughter move into a rambling old house. Soon, an increasingly alarming string of events and supernatural disturbances connects the house, and them, with a series of unsolved murders committed three years earlier. They are ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, danger, mystery, family relations, couple relations, couples, parent child relationship, fireplace, child murder, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 407
Echo (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A divorced policeman loses custody of his young son, only to kidnap his boy and retreat to a remote cottage, where his plan soon turns into a nightmare.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, ghost, single parent, danger, store, countryside, friendship, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, child illness, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Saint Martyrs of the Damned (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A reporter goes to a mysterious village to investigate mysterious disappearances until one night, his friend gets abducted and every citizen wants him dead.
Style: offbeat, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing person, small town, hotel, curses spells and rituals, twins, small town life, media, journalism, village, village life, mystery, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 14K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, domestic violence, arson, machismo, halloween, abusive father, snow, sheriff, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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When Animals Dream (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The young woman, Marie, is an outsider in the small coastal community where she has grown up. The townspeople live in fear of her and not least her mother, who is wheelchair bound, suffering from a mysterious illness. When Marie discovers her body ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: impossible love, on the run, mystery, deadly creature, village, supernatural romance, vengeance, transformation, werewolf, self discovery, social misfits, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Kiss and a Promise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a quiet Ontario town, a small Bed and Breakfast dwells with a perverse secret. David Beck, a closet sociopath, but seemingly normal man, runs the B & B with his wife Samantha, a fiery woman with masochistic tendencies. The harmony of the ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic
Plot: murder, small town, deadly, dishonesty, under the surface, crimes, couple relations, police investigation, serial killer, secret, masochist, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 2K
Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mysterious character, introspection, estrangement, social relations, intrigue, small town, dishonesty, small town life, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 240
The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: small town, friends, interracial relations, friendship, police investigation, deadly, small town life, dishonesty, americana, murder, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 619
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: small town, bar, murder, cons and scams, law enforcement, hidden identity, hitman, police investigation, woman in danger, reunion, danger, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 435
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, inheritance, crime, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, manipulations, unsupportive spouse, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 3K
Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: realistic, psychological, offbeat, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, murder, small town, small town life, deadly, crimes, crime, social relations, investigation, criminal, old man, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 420
Hunting Humans (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random, stalking them and taking advantage of the patterns in their life to kill them. He's the ultimate serial ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, danger, stalking, police investigation, slasher, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Northern Lights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hoping to leave behind troubled days in the Baltimore city police department, Nate Burns (Eddie Cibrian) journeys to Alaska, where he takes up a quiet life as a small-town sheriff and begins a romance with spirited bush pilot Meg Galligan (LeAnn ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, romance, love and romance, city life, who done it, murder, mystery, curses spells and rituals, crime, danger, urban, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 3K
Humanity (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: small town, murder, sexual abuse, deadly, law enforcement, society, introspection, crimes, social relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 358
The Well (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much work. Hester, however, gets attracted to Katherine and ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: couples, heist, small town, murder, countryside, deadly, small town life, woman in danger, friendship, crimes, couple relations, farm
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 14K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, serious, surreal, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: poisoning, nightmare, dog, bedtime story, family relations, mysterious character, dishonesty, manipulations, life turned upside down, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 224
Interstate 84 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a body is found floating in an upstate New York river, hard-drinking cop Joe Weldon is left with few clues. After uncovering the man's identity - an enigmatic simpleton named Hap - Weldon is led to the crooked hustler who took advantage of ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: crimes, mysterious character, mystery, redemption, police investigation, addiction, small town life, murder, small town, uncover truth, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 774
Obsessed (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: obsession, mind game, manipulations, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, prison, infidelity, doctor, mental illness, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.4
 495
Hellbreeder (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five years ago Alice saw her son murdered; now every day is consumed with the need to find his killer. In the sleepy town of Ludlow, the arrival of the mysterious stranger Alice suspects to be the killer of her son coincides with a renewed spate of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: small town, deadly, small town life, crimes, social relations, mystery, supernatural, serial killer, revenge, murder, killer clown, serial child killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 316
The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, who done it, manipulations, crime, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, sex, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Still of the Night (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, obsession, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, dealing with death, power relations, frame up, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 230
Fatal Reunion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica is a housewife, unhappy in her marriage, who decides to "spice it up" a little bit. But she gets more than she bargained for when she contacts an old high school classmate she once had a crush on.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, crimes, stalking, woman in danger, danger, dishonesty, couples, jealousy, stalker, classmate, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: gothic horror, insanity, castle, spanish inquisition, secret door, buried alive, investigation, vengeance, hidden identity, rivalry, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 864
In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, couples, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, deadly, dishonesty, infidelity, danger, scalpel, female nudity, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 7K
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, small town, working class, love triangle, factory, investigation, police detective, workplace romance, small town life, social relations, factory worker, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful
Plot: deadly, dishonesty, family problems, investigation, infidelity, introspection, law enforcement, murder, forbidden love, love affair, couples, yuppie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%