Movies like Character

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Character (1997)
 7.8
 10K
Character (1997)
Original name: Karakter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.W. Katadreuffe is the son of Joba Katadreuffe and A.B. Drevenhaven. Though fully neglected by Joba, Dreverhaven ensures the succesfull career of his son. Mostly unseen, though he sues his son a few times. The son Katadreuffe succeeds, but at great costs.
Style: disturbing, psychological, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, serious, captivating, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: office, communism, murder, loan, eviction, vengeance, crimes, chess, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, dishonesty, police investigation, deadly, rivalry, father son relationship, mentor, poverty, dysfunctional family, hospital, corruption, love, mute or deaf ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1900s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: netherlands, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and intense films with plots about death, crimes, storytelling, murder, brutality, corruption and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Character: Traitorous Prince (1994), Mystic River (2003), Thug (2005), The Thief (1997), Wonderland (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Traitorous Prince (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, police investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, parent getting married, mystery, police detective, family problems, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.0
 376K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, murder, vigilantism, childhood, tragic event, sexual abuse, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, ex convict, loss of daughter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.3
 27K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gang, redemption, bully, robbery, murder, criminal, police, slum, baby, fight, urban ghetto life, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 4K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: sincere, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, parents and children, cons and scams, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, single parent, russian, hospital, death, drinking ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946
Place: russia, siberia, black sea, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.6
 20K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, violence, confession, heroin, cocaine, drug dealing, junkie, robbery, crime, addiction, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, deadly, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, confined, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 148K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, lawsuit, law firm, divorce, guilt, cover up, scandal, corruption, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.8
 36K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: tense, stylized, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, arrest, search, desperation, innocence, lawyer, golf club, drunkenness, acupuncture, cell phone, golf course ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: asia, korea, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 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, psychological, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, police, sex, crime, strong sexual content, family problems, deadly, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 19K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, rough, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, police brutality, aids, ghetto, train, drug lord, crime, investigation, urban, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, courtroom drama, teen angst, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, deadly, dishonesty, family life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 9K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalist, murder, factory worker, factory, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, police investigation, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, sexual abuse, rapist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, vandalism, investigation, sexual abuse, hitchhiker, forensics, therapist, birthday, prostitute, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mind game, violence, prostitute, secret, police investigation, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
 6K
Pixote (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, homeless, down on your luck, youth, urban ghetto, street kid, social decay, society, lifestyle, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 5K
The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Isle Of Man
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: murder, investigation, lobbyist, politics, bartender, gay, hypocrisy, law enforcement, gender, society, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: depression, loss of son, eviction, tragic event, life is a bitch, down on your luck, human nature, compassion, muslim, small town, desperation, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 4K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, revenge, arson, veteran, conspiracy, prostitute, dishonesty, deadly, couples, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 12K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: emotional, captivating, bleak, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: heroin, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug dealer, youth, downfall, family problems, innocence lost, society, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, estrangement, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family in crisis, family relations, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 37K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, violence, police detective, drug dealing, drug overdose, beating, drug addict, police shootout, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: stylized, tense, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, revenge, suicide, crime, rape, life is a bitch, rivalry, deadly, contact, neo noir, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Glass House (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the parents of Ruby and her younger brother, Rhett, are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass, become their guardians. The children hear promises of a world of opulence and California fun -- all they ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, murder, adoption, high school, car accident, teenage life, dishonesty, family problems, custody, youth, couples, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Inheritors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small farming valley in Austria in the beginning of the 20th century a tyrannical farmer is found dead, and all the farmhands are relieved to be free of their tyrant. But the farmer was childless, so suddenly they all inherit the farm together. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic
Plot: village, village life, murder, farm, peasant, rape, forced into action, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, love and romance, manipulations, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1890s, 19th century, 1930s ...
Place: austria, europe, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: epic, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gang, drug abuse, friendship, prejudice, heroin, gang war, grudge, mexican american, artist, lowrider, racism, police shootout ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, ecuador, guatemala ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.
Style: talky, tense, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: office, greed, deception, ethics, manager, salesman, desperation, pressure, contest, real estate, robbery, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, illinois, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 20K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hotel, police, orphan, church, autopsy, interrogation, bible quote, police investigation, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: french noir, stylized, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, vengeance, crime, crimes, dealing with death, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, female killer, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Reckoning (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: redemption, murder, infidelity, village, monk, priest, theatrical troupe, mystery, medieval, small town, actor's life, crimes ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: england, europe, dungeon, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: island, murder, child abuse, maid, domestic violence, incest, investigation, dysfunctional family, bank account, reporter, anger, bar ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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