Movies like The King 2005

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The King (2005)
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The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is his son from a pre-conversion liaison, tells them to have nothing to do with him. But Elvis has already connected with Malerie, the pastor's 16-year old daughter. Elvis embarks on the seduction of Malerie, while Dave examines his conscience and comes to a new conclusion. Can anyone get right with the Lord? Does the Lord hear?
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, clever, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous sex, redemption, confession, hypocrisy, incest, murder, haunted by the past, vengeance, couple relations, clergy, parents and children, family problems, society, secret, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, illegitimate son, dark past, pregnancy, family relations, missing child, loss of son, arson, navy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa

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Most similar movies to The King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about murder, family relations, crimes, parents and children, deadly, death and family problems mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The King: Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015), The Flower of Evil (2003), Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000), Five Minutes of Heaven (2009), The Crossing Guard (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, kidnap, homecoming, parents and children, family problems, redemption, hopes, isolation, teenage girl, fish out of water, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Flower of Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, political thriller, suspense ...
Plot: incest, haunted by the past, crimes, womanizer, bourgeoisie, forbidden love, murder, parents and children, family problems, society, politics, love and romance ...
Place: vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, court, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, haunted by the past, reconciliation, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s, year 1975
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: hit and run, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, hopes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 968
On the Ice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, grief, death, parents and children, buddies, youth, crimes, society, village, accidental death, hip hop culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, psychopath, family problems, couples, couple relations, infidelity, crimes, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, stepmother stepson relationship, murder, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, siblings relations, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 7.3
 146K
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, macabre, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, split personality, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 567
Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family problems, youth, family relations, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.1
 230K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, tense, emotional, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, multiple storylines, siblings relations, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, divorce, robbery, human nature, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Her Name Is Carla (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two strangers refuse to leave the seaside home of a couple, which leads to sexual tension and crime.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: mind game, danger, couples, couple relations, adultery, husband wife relationship, stranger, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, rivalry, domestic disturbance, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 5K
In Her Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: loss of daughter, murder, envy, family problems, family in crisis, missing child, parents and children, crimes, deadly, father daughter relationship, missing person, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 596
Loved (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After a husband is accused of droving his third wife to suicide, his first wife Hedda, a troubled woman who can't hate or hurt others even if they had wronged her, is subpoenaed to testify on his abusive behavior during their marriage.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, courtroom drama, law enforcement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, hotshot lawyer, deadly, legal action, life is a bitch, rivalry, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, dysfunctional family, stalking, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, losing-it hero, deadly, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.9
 927
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, emotionless, social decay, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 9K
Undertow (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, harsh, depressing, intense ...
Plot: farm, juvenile delinquency, danger, lifestyle, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, kids in trouble, murder, teenage boy, homelessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, nebraska, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: dog, pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 3K
Cherry Crush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A High school Photographer breaks his own rules and falls in love with his teenage model
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, dangerous attraction, high school life, crimes, love and romance, teenage life, golf, female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 640
Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman, plastered in blood, is arrested by a grave, and a tale of loss, lust and jealousy slowly unfolds.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, hospital, murder, unfulfillment, mind game, crimes, dealing with death, deadly, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 5K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, danger, crimes, family in danger, hostages, society, deadly, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, family problems, under the surface, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.4
 241
Bloodknot (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A grieving family opens its household to an unknown women who claims to have been their dearly departed's girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, disturbing, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: incestuous sex, brother sister incest, hidden identity, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), dealing with death, dishonesty, sex in car ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Giving Tree (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of ...
Style: contemplative, talky, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, human nature, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, vengeance, parents and children, haunted by the past, introspection, mountain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, vengeance, sibling relationship, family feud, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, life is a bitch, estrangement, dealing with death, hopes, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 6K
Inhale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transplant, doctor, crimes, race against time, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, family problems, society, couple relations, escapades, street kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 11K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, couple relations, manipulations, manipulation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 339
After Image (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a clairvoyant who falls in love with a crime photographer. Soon, both become involved in the search for a pathological murderer.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, obsession, mind game, deadly, who done it, disability, couples, danger, crimes, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%