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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, psychological, disturbing, sincere, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: loner, office, disability, surrealism, golf, suicide attempt, fish, humiliation, paralysis, christmas, shooting, suitcase, aquarium, alter ego, workplace, crimes, heroes, love and romance, self discovery, corporate world, fall in love, loser, mentally unstable, workplace intrigue, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 psychological, serious, realistic and interesting films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, obsession, storytelling, mentor, life philosophy and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like He Was a Quiet Man: One Hour Photo (2002), Obsessed (2009), The Cooler (2003), The Double (2013), The Human Stain (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 107K
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, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: cheating, obsession, voyeurism, loner, infidelity, knife, stalker, birthday party, theft, rivalry, mind game, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 27K
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, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, dangerous attraction, workplace, office, workplace intrigue, promotion, danger, wooing, workplace romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 31K
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: sexy, realistic, gloomy, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: casino, gambling, heroin, cheating, debt, bad luck, romance, cons and scams, couple relations, overdose, couples, dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 44K
The Double (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, psychological, bleak, humorous ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, depression, identity crisis, wise man, office, workplace, misfit, losing-it hero, obsession, social misfits, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Human Stain (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, tennis, loss of child, hidden identity, dishonesty, disorder, love affair, couples, self destructing, society, loneliness, seduction ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1944
Place: new england, usa, new jersey, massachusetts, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.3
 11K
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, disturbing, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, midlife crisis, redemption, violence, pimp, testimony, stripper, murder, prejudice, pawnshop, fortune teller, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.2
 662
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: psychological, sexual, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, columnist, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, mentally unstable, media, voyeurism, stalking, friendship, love triangle, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: office, murder, neighbor, internet, sex doll, loner, mannequin, stalking, love affair, couples, perversion, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.7
 34K
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, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, polish, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: office, serial killer, psychopath, investigation, murder, femme fatale, obsession, rivalry, danger, workplace, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, delusion, cowboy, on the run, psychopath, gas station, drifter, beach, parents and children, losing-it hero, drugs/alcohol, rebellion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 31K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, psychosis, conspiracy theory, obsession, couples, delusion, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, isolated place, parasite, motel, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, disturbing, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Plot: sexual harassment, false accusation, workplace, lawsuit, society, life is a bitch, teachers and students, power relations, legal, college, dishonesty, dialogue driven ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: campus, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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: clever, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, drowning, tragic hero, poisoning, haunted by the past, shakespeare, betrayal, vengeance, destructive relationship, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, europe, denmark, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, psychological, suspenseful, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: mute or deaf, heist, parole officer, opposites attract, thief, workplace, crime, unlikely couple, love and romance, unsupportive coworkers, unlikely partners, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 42K
Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, workplace intrigue, manipulations, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, alienation, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, loner, wiretap, mystery, unfulfillment, loneliness, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 33K
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, psychological, suspense, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranoia, spy, undercover, deception, rivalry, danger, escape, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, espionage, crimes, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, uplifting, sentimental, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: isolation, loneliness, suicide attempt, castaway, island, redemption, wilderness, hopes, loner, photographer, boat, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shyness, true love, romance, social awkwardness, self discovery, love and romance, sibling relationship, couple relations, fall in love, depression, vandalism, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: talky, psychological, clever, realistic, touching ...
Plot: mistaken identity, office, crumbling marriage, unfulfilled love, love and romance, toys, unfulfillment, sexual perversion, family problems, dishonesty, fall in love, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: loneliness, waitress, bar, romance, introspection, love and romance, couple relations, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, drifter, poker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, nevada, new york, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: photographer, freak, couples, fall in love, self discovery, love and romance, life turned upside down, couple relations, friends, lifestyle, dwarf, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, psychological, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: secretary, date, conversation, obsession, urban, misfit, lifestyle, introspection, battle of the sexes, workplace romance, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 509
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, suspenseful, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: captivity, borderline personality disorder, gay relationship, misfit, mentally unstable, love and romance, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, gays and lesbians, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.8
 311K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.6
 11K
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: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, captivity, sexual dysfunction, unfulfilled love, kidnapping, hit and run, unrequited love, doctor, car accident, dream, obsessive love, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: sexual, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, s&m, stalking, forbidden love, preacher, double life, role playing, obsession, sex, voyeurism, danger, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 70K
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, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ 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: tense, psychological, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mansion, gambling, greed, murder, revenge, russian roulette, police detective, revolver, drug overdose, train, drugs/alcohol, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, ohio, mexico, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%