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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
 6.8
 22K
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: psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: loner, office, disability, humiliation, surrealism, suicide attempt, workplace, crimes, self discovery, loser, danger, disorder, workplace situations, rejection, loneliness, fall in love, paranoia, love and romance, workplace intrigue, life turned upside down, rivalry, lifesaver, promotion, creativity, golf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
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 serious, realistic, psychological and twists and turns films with plots about obsession, storytelling, twists & turns, mentor, catastrophe, weird and brutality mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like He Was a Quiet Man: One Hour Photo (2002), Obsessed (2009), Love Object (2003), The Double (2013), Willard (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 111K
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, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, loner, voyeurism, infidelity, stalker, mind game, undercover, dishonesty, impersonating, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 29K
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, disturbing, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: obsessive love, obsession, fatal attraction, dangerous attraction, stalking, black man white woman relationship, workplace, workplace intrigue, wooing, danger, promotion, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.3
 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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, serious
Plot: sex doll, office, murder, psychopath, mentally unstable, danger, couples, obsession, objects come to life, love affair, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 46K
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: bleak, surreal, dark humor, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: shyness, surrealism, paranoia, identity crisis, wise man, office, workplace, misfit, losing-it hero, obsession, dream girl, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.1
 17K
Willard (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: revenge, humiliation, vengeance, workplace, obsession, psychopath, mentally unstable, danger, social misfits, dangerous animal, boss and employee, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.7
 38K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, satire, ghost, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, danger, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 13K
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, touching, rough ...
Plot: mute or deaf, opposites attract, parole officer, warden, workplace, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, looking for love, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 8.0
 679K
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, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, dancer's life, insanity, hallucination, surrealism, paranoia, mental illness, losing-it hero, rivalry, dark fantasy, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 3K
The Temp (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: serial killer, office, murder, workplace romance, investigation, psychopath, femme fatale, obsession, manipulation, deadly, obnoxious boss, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 32K
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, serious, sexy, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: casino, gambling, bad luck, debt, romance, fall in love, dangerous attraction, cheating, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.7
 346K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, losing-it hero, mysterious character, uncover truth, obsession, paranoia, insanity, torment, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, rape, trust, airport, sex, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 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, rough, cynical ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, unlikely criminals, self control, society, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, captivating, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, delusion, cowboy, dangerous attraction, love and romance, parents and children, family disapproval, father daughter relationship, drifter, psychopath, gas station, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 682
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, suspenseful, tense, intense, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, dangerous attraction, love triangle, infidelity, dishonesty, stalking, mentally unstable, lifestyle, voyeurism, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 34K
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, girls' night
Plot: paranoia, spy, undercover, deception, rivalry, espionage, danger, escape, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shyness, true love, romance, self discovery, social awkwardness, love and romance, sibling relationship, fall in love, couple relations, depression, vandalism, phone sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, los angeles, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 862
Keeping Rosy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman becomes enraged after being passed over for a promotion at her job.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, workplace, workplace intrigue, life turned upside down, danger, career woman, accidental killing, female protagonist, redemption, self discovery, disorder, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 569
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gay relationship, borderline personality disorder, captivity, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, couples, dishonesty, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, manipulation, love affair, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 45K
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, sexual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, manipulation, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, power relations, rivalry, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.5
 350
Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: couples, danger, love affair, siblings relations, love and romance, dishonesty, gory, dangerous attraction, betrayal, manipulations, destructive relationship, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 73K
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, surprise ending, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 41K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, fall in love, unlikely relationship, parents and children, dangerous attraction, loner, holiday, on the run, crimes, love and romance, fugitives ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, paranoia, character study, alienation, obsession, losing-it hero, wiretap, conspiracy, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, tense, erotic, cult film, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual perversion, forbidden love, s&m, stalking, double life, preacher, role playing, obsession, sex, destructive relationship, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: captivity, obsessive love, power relations, obsession, crimes of passion, sexual dysfunction, unfulfilled love, danger, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, confined, estate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Comes a Bright Day (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A romantic thriller set during the armed robbery of one of London’s most exclusive jewellers. Sometimes funny, often dark, always captivating and never what you expect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Plot: wrong place wrong time, crimes, heist, romance, fall in love, disorder, danger, chases and races, love and romance, woman in danger, forced into action, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: psychological, touching, sincere, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: mistaken identity, fall in love, opposites attract, love and romance, family problems, dishonesty, psychologist, crumbling marriage, obsession, impostor, adultery, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 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: cynical, psychological, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, tragic hero, haunted by the past, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, love and romance, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, europe, denmark, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: touching, sincere, meditative, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: couples, family relations, love affair, obsession, life turned upside down, romance, hopes, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations, breakup, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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