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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
 6.8
 21K
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, christmas, shooting, suitcase, aquarium, alter ego, golf, paralysis, fish, suicide attempt, humiliation, workplace, anti heroes, workplace situations, rescue, falling in love, mental health, paraplegic, mentally unstable, introspection, self discovery, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to He Was a Quiet Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, serious, enigmatic and psychological films with plots about storytelling, catastrophe, obsession, loneliness, life philosophy, runaway and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like He Was a Quiet Man: One Hour Photo (2002), The Double (2013), Obsessed (2009), The Cooler (2003), Edmond (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: cheating, obsession, voyeurism, stalker, birthday party, knife, infidelity, loner, sexual abuse, unfaithful husband, supermarket, hotel room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, office, subway, apartment, cemetery, identity crisis, shyness, wise man, paranoia, losing-it hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 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, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: stalking, dangerous attraction, obsession, office, workplace, workplace intrigue, wooing, workplace romance, danger, couples, crumbling marriage, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, serious, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: casino, gambling, 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 ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 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, talky, serious, 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 ⇓
85%
 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 ⇓
83%
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 ⇓
81%
 6.4
 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, murder, mannequin, sex doll, internet, neighbor, loner, stalking, obsession, gory, sex, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 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, psychopath, neighbor, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
66%
What Happened Was... (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night.
Style: talky, serious, clever, realistic, tense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: conversation, date, secretary, losing-it hero, obsession, urban, romance, social misfits, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, office, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
66%
 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, gloomy, serious, 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 ⇓
66%
Castaway on the Moon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Mr. Kim is jobless, lost in debt and has been dumped by his girlfriend. He decides to end it all by jumping into the Han River - only to find himself washed up on a small, mid-river island. He soon abandons thoughts of suicide or rescue and begins a ...
Style: touching, emotional, offbeat, semi serious, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: isolation, loneliness, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, voyeurism, fall in love, urban, confined, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, student, mentally unstable, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, power relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: surreal, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, shyness, romance, phone sex, vandalism, robbery, self discovery, sibling relationship, fall in love, love and romance, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 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, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, dishonesty, scheme, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 19K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, grief, solitude, fear of flying, thanksgiving, architect, lawsuit, redemption, loss of son, confession, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Crimes of Passion (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Joanna Crane lives a double life. During the day she works as fashion designer but during the night she is the high class prostitute China Blue. As she is accused for industrial spying, Bobby Grady is hired to shadow her. However, they fall in love. ...
Style: erotic, sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, role playing, preacher, double life, stalking, sex, forbidden love, s&m, obsession, femme fatale, strong sexual content, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.0
 638K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 38K
13 (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: mansion, greed, gambling, revenge, revolver, russian roulette, police detective, drug overdose, train, murder, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, delaware, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, biting, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, rape, airport, sex, trust, vengeance, cons and scams, power, assistant, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, offbeat, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, mental illness, suburbs, psychopath, crimes, deadly, parents and children, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Separate Lies (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, murder, train ride, romance, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, society, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, bar, waitress, poker, self discovery, romance, drifter, on the road, night, couples, introspection, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, nevada, memphis, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, infidelity, sexual attraction, possessiveness, critic, cuban, hedonism, danger, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: obsession, captivity, unfulfilled love, kidnapping, sexual dysfunction, strong sexual content, obsessive love, unrequited love, dream, car accident, dangerous attraction, estate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%