Movies like Heavenly Creatures

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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
 7.4
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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, emotional, realistic, enigmatic, atmospheric, intense, macabre ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, love, passion, crime, best friends, tragic event, friends, unlikely criminals, partners in crime, student, divorce, tennis, professor, diary, mother daughter relationship, secret, character study, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia

Most similar movies to Heavenly Creatures

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and disturbing films with plots about storytelling, pornography, dialogue, mentor, death, brutality and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Heavenly Creatures: Monster (2003), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Dance with a Stranger (1985), The Life of David Gale (2003), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, lesbian, rape, destructive relationship, tragic love, murder, prostitution, death penalty, sexual abuse, death sentence, female killer ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, ohio
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95%
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, forbidden love, teacher, loneliness, age difference, secret, infidelity, blackmail, dangerous attraction, lust, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, capital punishment, true crime, female criminal, nightclub, single mother, vengeance, dangerous attraction, crimes, social differences, society ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, death row, murder, suicide, who done it, professor, journalist, reporter, false accusation, death penalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, italy, spain, houston texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, rejection, friendship, murder, jealousy, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, mistaken identity, psychopath, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, new york, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
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Fun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bonnie and Hillary are two young lost souls who meet one day and discover that they get along. They talk about their lives and run around and and keep getting really excited. Their day escalates into an eruption of violence and rage that can only be ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, friendship, violence, prison life, destructive relationship, murderous pair, teenage life, deadly, unlikely criminals, friends, kids in trouble, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 14K
Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, police, party, money, drug dealing, social misfits, male friendship, murder, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 136K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, secret, businessman, police investigation, crimes, police detective, double life, law enforcement, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 33K
Apt Pupil (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, holocaust, blackmail, manipulation, human nature, crimes, disorder, high school, dishonesty, teenage life, hidden identity, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: usa, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 95K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, party, debt, marijuana, crime, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 32K
Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: gloomy, disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, gay slur, strong sexual content, crime gone awry, vengeance, best friend, teenage life, disorder, social decay, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, honeymoon, neo noir, nurse, crime, love and romance, fall in love, dishonesty, deadly, partners, couples ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, alabama, new jersey, missouri, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, friendship, suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, coming of age, nurse, patient, teenage life, diary, insanity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
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Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, investigation, parents and children, innocence lost, youth, internet, teenage life, school, family in crisis, obsession, teenager, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, sex, police, crime, strong sexual content, family problems, rock, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, psychiatrist, inspector, love, extramarital affair, law enforcement, haunted by the past, couples, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, morocco, california, campus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, siblings relations, lesbian relationship, coming of age, summer, friends, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, teenage life, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, adultery, mentally unstable, love and romance, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: rough, tense, thought provoking, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, california, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: police investigation, obsession, murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, danger, love triangle, mystery, crime, hollywood, power relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, year 1946, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, hidden identity, merciless, lone hero, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, year 1975 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: poet, friendship, murder, obsession, youth, friends, writer's life, university, bohemian life, mental illness, drinking, postcard ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, chicago illinois, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.7
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Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, school, teachers and students, mental illness, coming of age, power relations, teenage life, lesbian relationship, teacher, obsession, teenage crush ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
La Cérémonie (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to ...
Style: cynical, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: murder, friendship, village, illiteracy, maid, bourgeoisie, vengeance, family, friends, rivalry, disability, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, genius, deadly, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 80K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, stylized, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student, high school, teacher, school, bomb, photographer, suicide, massacre, shooting, mass murder, gun, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, offbeat, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental institution, psychiatrist, poison, friendship, deadly, crime, friends, family relations, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Criminal Lovers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost – much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, couples, youth, confined, hostages, mind game, psychopath, teenage life, deadly, crime, violence, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 108K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, rough, realistic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, society, social misfits, robbery, crime, human nature, criminal heroes, violence spree, confined, crimes, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%