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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. His supervisor picks on him. As he's screwing his courage to the sticking place, he drops a bullet; while on the floor looking for it, another colleague does exactly what Bob has been planning. Bob emerges a hero and the one colleague he likes, a woman with a bright smile, is severely wounded. Can Bob help her through despair and find himself and joy in life? Or, as everyone says, is this impossible for a man like him?
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, offbeat, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: loner, office, surrealism, disability, alter ego, shooting, aquarium, suitcase, christmas, paralysis, golf, fish, suicide attempt, humiliation, workplace, anti heroes, workplace situations, paraplegic, mental health, falling in love, rescue, mentally unstable, introspection, self discovery, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, twists & turns, couples and death mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like He Was a Quiet Man: Love Object (2003), Obsessed (2009), The Double (2013), One Hour Photo (2002), The Cooler (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 3K
Love Object (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The twisted tale of Kenneth, socially insecure technical writer who forms an obsessive relationship with "Nikki", an anatomically accurate silicone sex doll he orders over the Internet.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: office, stalking, murder, mannequin, sex doll, internet, neighbor, loner, obsession, gory, sex, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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95%
 4.9
 26K
Obsessed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Things couldn't be better for Derek Charles. He's just received a big promotion at work, and has a wonderful marriage with his beautiful wife, Sharon. However, into this idyllic world steps Lisa, a temporary worker at Derek's office. ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, suspense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: stalking, dangerous attraction, obsession, workplace intrigue, office, workplace, wooing, workplace romance, danger, couples, crumbling marriage, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.5
 42K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An awkward office drone becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman he desires.
Style: surreal, dark humor, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, depression, suicide, wise man, elevator, office, apartment, subway, cemetery, doppelganger, identity crisis, shyness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 106K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, voyeurism, stalker, birthday party, knife, infidelity, loner, theft, hotel room, imagination, unfaithful husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.0
 30K
The Cooler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie ...
Style: realistic, sexy, gloomy, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: gambling, casino, bad luck, romance, cheating, heroin, debt, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, cons and scams, down on your luck, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 3K
Focus (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the waning months of World War II, a man and his wife are mistakenly identified as Jews by their anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighbors. Suddenly the victims of religious and racial persecution, they find themselves aligned with a local Jewish immigrant ...
Style: talky, disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: anti semitism, racism, discrimination, false accusation, mistaken identity, injustice, job seeking, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, beach, on the run, psychopath, delusion, drifter, gas station, cowboy, drugs/alcohol, dangerous attraction, strange person, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south dakota, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 10K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, serious, talky, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, midlife crisis, violence, redemption, murder, prejudice, prostitute, bipolar disorder, pawnshop, fortune teller, pimp, testimony ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Melancholy Fantastic (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Suffering from her mother's recent suicide, a delusional young girl falls for an alluring Goth, against the objections of a life-size talking muslin doll. The Melancholy Fantastic is a psychological thriller set during the holidays.
Style: surreal, serious, gloomy, psychological, tense ...
Plot: loneliness, grief, christmas, losing-it hero, fall in love, imaginary, imaginary character, objects come to life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage girl, surrealism, split personality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 487
Truth (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A suspenseful, psychological thriller, "Truth" exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb (Sean Paul Lockhart, "Milk", "Judas Kiss", ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: gay relationship, borderline personality disorder, captivity, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, mentally unstable, lgbt, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 651
Attraction (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers.
Style: sexual, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, columnist, mentally unstable, betrayal, young lovers, infidelity, romance, urban, dangerous attraction, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 3K
The Temp (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A series of mysterious accidents at a food company lead a manager to suspect his impressive new temporary secretary.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: office, serial killer, femme fatale, murder, investigation, psychopath, obnoxious boss, gory, obsession, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 33K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, obsession, ghost, identity, mystery, mental illness, mentally unstable, supernatural, lodger, neighbor, psychopath, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cold Heart Canyon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, Karen has a dream that her sister Heather is in danger, but Heather seems safe enough, having just moved to a remote spur of the canyon to distance herself from her ex-husband. She's a writer, and she's soon ...
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, missing person, estrangement, crimes, couples, couple relations, danger, deadly, dishonesty, lesbian kiss, drugged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 21K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, danger, couples, infidelity, sexual attraction, critic, possessiveness, hedonism, cuban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Say It in Russian (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jacqueline, a Paris society hostess (Faye Dunaway) introduces a fellow American, businessman Andrew Lamont (Steven Brand) to a beautiful young Russian girl, Daria Larina (Agata Gotova), while he is on vacation in Europe. She is the kind of woman who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: dangerous attraction, true love, romance, fall in love, danger, deadly, love and romance, couples, hotshot lawyer, couple relations, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Intimate Strangers (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Because she picked the wrong door, Anna ends up confessing her marriage problems to a financial adviser named William Faber. Touched by her distress, somewhat excited as well, Faber does not have the courage to tell her that he is not a ...
Style: suspense, talky, psychological, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: mistaken identity, office, crumbling marriage, love and romance, opposites attract, unfulfilled love, fall in love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, family problems, obsession, collector ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: 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: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: uncover truth, family problems, mind game, danger, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, couples, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.9
 68K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, obsession, unfulfillment, power relations, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 32K
Paranoia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: paranoia, spy, bodyguard, escape, deception, rivalry, undercover, danger, espionage, mind game, corporate crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 302K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 3K
Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: talky, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, clever ...
Plot: sexual harassment, false accusation, college, power relations, teachers and students, dishonesty, legal, society, life is a bitch, workplace, lawsuit, dialogue driven ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 457
Staying on Top (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A advertising executive agent does everything she can do to stay on top of her business, even if she has to seductive means to do so.
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: manipulations, rise to the top, feminism, romance, sexual relations, ambition, gender, workplace, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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My Blueberry Nights (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth has just been through a particularly nasty breakup, and now she's ready to leave her friends and memories behind as she chases her dreams across the country. In order to support herself on her journey, Elizabeth picks up a series of ...
Style: psychological, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: loneliness, poker, bar, waitress, self discovery, romance, drifter, on the road, night, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 9K
Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: tragic hero, murder, shakespeare, haunted by the past, betrayal, ghost, poisoning, drowning, vengeance, father, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 901
Down the Shore (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set on the Jersey shore, the lives of three childhood friends begin to unravel when a secret from their past is revealed
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, under the surface, best friends, haunted by the past, friends, social relations, theme park, coastal town, seaside town, shore, letter, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 12K
Read My Lips (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: mute or deaf, heist, thief, crime, workplace, opposites attract, parole officer, crimes, mentally unstable, misfit partners, unlikely couple, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 182K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: clever, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, cocaine, mexican standoff, on the road, gunfight, crime, romance, love, drug dealing, mob boss, racial slur, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 10K
Boxing Helena (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot ...
Style: sexual, erotic, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: captivity, obsession, unfulfilled love, sexual dysfunction, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, estate, sexual relations, isolation, kidnapping, confined, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Perfect Guy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, mind game, danger, breakup, couple relations, couples, vengeance, woman in danger, life turned upside down, rivalry, fatal attraction, african american protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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