Movies like Imagining Argentina

If you like "Imagining Argentina" you are looking for tense, bleak and serious movies about / with politics, disappearance, uncover truth, crimes, danger, political unrest and deadly themes of Drama, Romance and Thriller genre shot in Spain or UK.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Imagining Argentina (2003)
 6.2
 3K
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious abductions, she is herself abducted and taken into police custody.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy, captivating
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, crimes, danger, political unrest, deadly, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, romance, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, journalism, dishonesty, state affairs, supernatural, love, sex, dog, prison, survival, dancing, horse, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, italy, venice, europe, latin america

Movie in categories

politics movies
3333
tense movies
10601
bleak movies
6141
crimes movies
13978
suspenseful movies
18063

Most similar movies to Imagining Argentina

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, danger, death and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Imagining Argentina: The Body (2001), The Statement (2003), Assassination Tango (2002), Beyond the Limit (1983), Of Love and Shadows (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 9K
The Body (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, exciting, biblical, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doubt, religions or cults, obsessive quest, clergy, politics, introspection, state affairs, rebellion, danger, society, christianity, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, bleak ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, danger, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, provence, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assassination Tango (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, tango, dancing, love and romance, couples, deadly, intrigue, danger, couple relations, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, new york, usa, latin america, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: diplomat, kidnapping, love affair, rebel, doctor, revolution, politics, starting over, political unrest, adultery, alcoholic, cheating wife ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paraguay, latin america, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Irene is a magazine editor living under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. Francisco is a handsome photographer and he comes to Irene for a job. As a sympathizer with the underground resistance movement, Francisco opens her eyes and ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, based on true events, visually appealing ...
Plot: politics, torture, dictatorship, distopia, rebellion, interracial relations, rebelliousness, love and romance, fighting the system, media, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, year 1973, 1920s
Place: chile, latin america, south america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, police detective, investigation, crimes, danger, dance school, political unrest, fighting crime, corruption, ballet, terrorism, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 903
Outrage (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marco Vallez (Antonio Banderas) is possessed by the beauty of a circus sharp shooter, and from the second they meet he is willing to give up everything to be with her. But one horrifying night sends them both down a road of revenge leaving behind a ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: journalism, murder, gang rape, vengeance, violence spree, vigilantism, psychopath, mentally unstable, lovers on the run, rape, on the run, rage ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, bomb, police inspector, politics, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, against the odds, rebelliousness, state affairs, danger, haunted by the past, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 4K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, blackmail, crime, state affairs, police investigation, cons and scams, manipulation, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 1K
I Witness (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, murder, police corruption, investigation, crimes, partners against crime, confined, deadly, uncover truth, life is a bitch, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, somalia, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
If They Tell You I Fell (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell stories, known as "aventis" (the film's original title in Catalan, its original language). These tales mix war stories, local gossip, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, spanish civil war, deadly, kidnapping, couples, obsessive quest, politics, crimes, voyeurism, pregnancy, father son relationship, communism ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Contaminated Man (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this science fiction thriller, David Whitman (William Hurt) is a chemist who lost his wife and child in a freak accident and is trying to rebuild his life on his own. While doing research, Whitman discovers a series of mysterious deaths that seem ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: hazmat suit, investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, plague, deadly, race against time, crimes, on the run, danger, track down, death in the family ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, budapest hungary, budapest, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Kenya, France, USA, Switzerland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: aids, corruption, murder, death, investigation, cover up, political corruption, uncover truth, diplomat, fighting the system, obsession, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa, london, sudan, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 1K
Blue Smoke (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After witnessing an uncontrollable blaze burn her family's pizzeria to the ground when she was just 11 old, it's no wonder that Reena decides to become an arson investigator. Now, years later, she decides to visit the old neighborhood, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: psychopath, fire, female protagonist, danger, obsession, crimes, mind game, rivalry, deadly, romance, couples, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Pact of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Gaëlle near 25; for ten years, Sarah has been a fundamentalist Carmelite in a Brazilian convent, and Gaëlle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to the attention of Fr. Joachim, a priest and ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, psychopath, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, obsession, doctors and patients, woman in danger, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, paris france, europe, france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.9
 451
Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, crimes, danger, undercover, politics, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
italy movies
1505
romance movies
8252
gloomy movies
4113
 7.5
 53K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, serial killer, corpse, crime, haunted by the past, disappearance, deadly, dishonesty, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, missing person, crimes, danger, clergy, woman in danger, religions or cults, profanity, graphic violence, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 1K
06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, political conspiracy, uncover truth, state affairs, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty, assassination, fighting the system, politics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 55K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, femme fatale, passion, obsession, desire, couple relations, passionate sex, love and romance, seduction, sex, runaway, erotic thriller ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, morocco, havana cuba, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Quiet American (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, USA, Vietnam, Australia, France, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, talky, intense ...
Plot: love triangle, cia, politics, journalism, communism, older man younger woman relationship, war, war crime, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, indochina, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 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, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, delusion, cowboy, love and romance, dangerous attraction, parents and children, family disapproval, father daughter relationship, on the run, family relations, gas station, drifter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a cause of this relationship, she changes her personality when she begins to receive anonymous telephone calls.
Style: erotic, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: erotic thriller, serial killer, criminal psychologist, obsession, split personality, woman in danger, stalking, love, dangerous attraction, deadly, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, united states, puerto rico, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Bridesmaid (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid. He soon finds out how disturbed she really is.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, love affair, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, danger, mentally unstable, crimes, romance, power relations, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 216
Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office. General Stewart is murdered and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: army investigation, murder, psychiatrist, military life, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, dishonesty, power relations, life is a bitch, military, femme fatale, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.8
 318
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, couple relations, secret, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, investigator, murder, rape, secret, haunted by the past, search, police, evidence, lawyer, justice, suspect ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1974
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, south america, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%