Movies like Heavenly Creatures

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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
 7.4
 56K
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, serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric, intense, macabre ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, crime, destructive relationship, love, passion, opposites attract, insanity, best friends, unlikely criminals, tragic event, partners in crime, friends, mother daughter relationship, character study, secret, diary, divorce, tennis, professor, student, adolescence, mother ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia

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Most similar movies to Heavenly Creatures

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, interesting and disturbing films with plots about storytelling, runaway, pornography, mentor, murder, brutality and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Heavenly Creatures: Monster (2003), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Dance with a Stranger (1985), Notes on a Scandal (2006), The Life of David Gale (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 123K
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, realistic, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, lesbian, rape, destructive relationship, prostitution, murder, sexual abuse, death penalty, tragic love, motel, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, murder, jealousy, friendship, secret identity, manipulations, sexual tension, mistaken identity, complex characters, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, venice, new york, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, touching, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, nightclub, true crime, female criminal, capital punishment, single mother, dangerous attraction, vengeance, older woman younger man relationship, romance, love affair ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, age difference, teachers and students, loneliness, forbidden love, teacher, blackmail, secret, infidelity, lesbian, lust, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, murder, death row, suicide, death penalty, investigation, who done it, activist, false accusation, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, secret, businessman, crimes, police detective, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, stylized, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, neo noir, crime, honeymoon, murderous pair, widow, dangerous attraction, romance, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, missouri, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 14K
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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, police, sex, crime, strangulation, rock, strong sexual content, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, strong sexual content, vengeance, gay slur, best friend, crime gone awry, teenage life, crimes, deadly, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 1K
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: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, violence, friendship, murderous pair, unlikely criminals, lost, rage, crimes, deadly, friends, destructive relationship, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, insanity, patient, teenage life, diary ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 39K
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, parents and children, investigation, innocence lost, youth, internet, school, family in crisis, teenage life, obsession, teenager, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crime, friendship, debt, party, swimming pool, crimes, marijuana, friends, buddies, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 2005
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 7K
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, inspector, love, nato, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe, morocco, campus, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 18K
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, realistic, suspense, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, school, teachers and students, mental illness, coming of age, lesbian relationship, teenage life, power relations, obsession, teenage crush, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, holocaust, blackmail, manipulation, high school, torture, german, new identity, secret identity, interview, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: california, usa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 4K
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, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, adultery, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, insanity, couples, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 64K
Lady Vengeance (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, crime, cult, torture, translator, bully, ex convict, teacher, redemption, righting the wronged, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, perfume, genius, killings, corpse, sense of smell, secret formula ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, mental illness, drinking, bohemian life, postcard ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 2005
Place: usa, campus, new york, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 65K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, organized crime, arrest, crime family, psychopath, mafia, poisoning, notoriety, serial murder, hidden identity, criminal heroes, merciless ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1964 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 52K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, lust, revenge, murder, self defense, vengeance, family in danger, brutality, couple relations, rape, violence, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, emotional, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, police, drug lord, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, ira, tragic hero, price of justice, uncover truth ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, england, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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: stylized, serious, offbeat, realistic, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, addiction, drug abuse, arrest, hallucination, party, injection, costume, donut, birthday, hotel, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, indiana, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, cynical, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: maid, bourgeoisie, friendship, illiteracy, village, murder, vengeance, family, class society, female friendship, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, social decay, coming of age, organized crime, gunfight, graduation, police brutality, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 641K
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, suspense, mind bending, 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 ⇓
35%
 6.6
 12K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, hollywood, rise and fall, adultery, friendship, tv show, filmmaking, obsession, actor's life, drugs/alcohol, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1965, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, crime, violence spree, robbery, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, isolation, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 15K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: talky, serious, tense, witty, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, friendship, writer's life, investigation, execution, hanging, respect, newspaper, homosexual, singer, death penalty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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