Movies like The Stoker

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The Stoker (2010)
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The Stoker (2010)
Original name: Кочегар
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A shell-shocked Afghanistan war hero named Ivan Skryabin (Mikhail Skryabin) spends his days stoking the fire in a giant coal furnace. When he isn’t tending the flames, he keeps busy with other activities. He works on a historical novel. His adult daughter Sasha (Aida Tumutova) comes to visit. Local kids come to gaze at the flames. Gangsters, including a former Army sergeant (Aleksandr Mosin) and a sniper known as Bison (Yuri Matveyev), drop by to add special kindling to the fire.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: criminal, crimes, writers, writer's life, crime boss, social problems, society, social relations, coitus, hitman, winter, female nudity, sex scene, snow, ex military, war veteran, typewriter, furnace, bare breasts, fur coat, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: st. petersburg russia

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Most similar movies to The Stoker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, psychological and realistic films with plots about crimes, society, murder, life is a bitch, criminal, rivalry and danger mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Stoker: Cargo 200 (2007), Brother (1997), To Paris (2009), Monster (2018), Boys Cry (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual perversion, sexual abuse, rape victim, murder, sadism, psycho killer, teenage rape, hostage, maniac, rape, sexual torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: russia, soviet union, afghanistan, ussr
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100%
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Brother (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: russian mafia, hitman, russian, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, life is a bitch, vigilante, organized crime, anti hero, stoicism, brutality ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, 1990s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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100%
 7.1
 57
To Paris (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Soviet youngster Alexey communicates with a fellow radiofan from France and makes big plans for his future. His hardworking blue-collar father Ivan is getting ready to join The Communist Party. Everything changes when Ivan's girlfriend is ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: robbery, love, criminal, accusation, crimes, relationships, falsely accused, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, money problems, financial problem, social problems, male female relationship ...
Place: ussr
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56%
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Monster (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.
Style: captivating
Plot: murder, innocence, imprisonment, teenager, social injustice, fighting the system, social issues, fight for justice, criminal, life is a bitch, society, social relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Boys Cry (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mirko and Manolo are best friends and live in the suburbs of Rome. They both live in poor conditions with their single parents, are still in school and struggle with occasional odd jobs to make ends meet. Together they share dreams of women, of sex ...
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: mafia, criminal, hitman, gang member, criminal gang, gang leader, working class, crimes, murder, best friends, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy
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48%
The PyraMMMid (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, corporate crimes, rise and fall, downfall, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, intrigue, political corruption, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
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46%
 7.2
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Rhino (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An NFL veteran who's become a college-town drug kingpin takes in a protégé, but eventually the relationship turns volatile and deadly.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: violence, crime boss, meth lab, criminal heroes, drug dealing, drug dealer, crimes, vengeance, illegal drugs, society, death, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Honor Thy Father (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A pair of married white-collar swindlers run afoul of their latest victims.
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: victim, criminal, crimes, family problems, relationship problems, money problems, financial problem, bandit, society, skinhead, gun, hitman ...
Place: the philippines
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43%
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I Was Here (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland, Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of a book by Sass Henno, I Was Here. First Arrest (Mina olin siin. 1. esimene arrest, 2005), one of the most important Estonian works of literature of recent years. Seventeen-year-old Rass is growing up in an Estonian suburb. In the ...
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: drug use, white trash, crimes, criminal, drugs, life is a bitch, criminal gang, social problems, smuggling, drug dealing, drug dealer, bandit ...
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Chouf (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chouf: It means “look” in Arabic, but it is also the name of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. A brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: drug trade, drug traffic, drug dealer, teenage gang, gang violence, revenge killing, ghetto, death of brother, revenge, street gang, urban ghetto life, drugs ...
Time: 2010s
Place: marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story takes place in the 1960’s on the impoverished Cape Flats in South Africa. Four boys form a teenage gang to protect themselves from bullying and rape and almost as soon as their childhood pact is declared do they begin the downward spiral ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: jail, criminal, criminal gang, gang member, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, tragic love, outlaw gang, bandit, romancing a criminal, gang, crime boss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An Act of War (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Battling insomnia and undiagnosed PTSD, a war veteran works nights as a projectionist at a decrepit theater. While struggling to adapt to civilian life, he soon finds himself tangled in an inescapable web of seduction, addiction, and violence.
Style: tense, captivating, neo noir
Plot: veteran, post war, obsession, drugs, loneliness, post traumatic stress disorder, social relations, society, social misfits, life is a bitch, crimes, lynching ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Bull (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The 1990s. Empty shelves in the shops, an economic abyss and criminal dramas that unfold literally at every corner. The young leader of a criminal gang Anton Bykov, with the nickname “Bull”, must make money in whatever way to provide for his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, harsh, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, tough heroes, dishonesty, society, life philosophy, russian, criminal heroes, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Stratos (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece, Germany, Cyprus
Duration: 137 min.
Story: At age 19, Stratos committed a crime of passion. He spent half his life in prison, where underground boss Leonidas took him under his wing. One day during a rival gang attack, Leonidas saved his life. Stratos never forgot this. A free man now, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, tunnel, danger, forced into action, redemption, save the day, curse, crime, criminal heroes, master criminal, bakery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sin tetas no hay paraíso (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Catalina is a young, beautiful girl living in extreme poverty with her brother Byron and her mother Hilda. She becomes obsessed with getting breast implants to get social status and money. She leaves her boyfriend Albeira and becomes a prostitute ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: prostitute, drug dealer, sex scene, surgery, poverty, crimes, love and romance, couples, society, teenage prostitute, long hair, bare breasts ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Don't Be Bad (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia. A world where money, luxury cars, night clubs, cocaine and synthetic drugs are easy to run. A world in which Vittorio and Cesare, in their early twenties, act in search of their success.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: robbery, friendship, drugs, transsexual, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, crimes, murder, rivalry, danger, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Silk Road (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The true story of Ross Ulbricht, the charismatic young tech-mastermind who unleashed the darknet website Silk Road, and the corrupt DEA agent determined to bring down his billion-dollar empire.
Style: captivating
Plot: cat and mouse, cybercrime, computer genius, showdown, fighting crime, crimes, criminal, crime boss, bandit, cybernetics, business, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Come Into the Light (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A priest (Zingaretti - Inspector Montalbano) attends his new parish only to find the church empty, the locals uninterested and their children rude and abusive. He very gently sets about winning over first the children by providing them with a place ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, factual
Plot: priest, murder, mafia, hopes, mob boss, hitman, church, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, showdown, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy, sicily italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: tense, psychological, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, uncover truth, investigation, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, society, working class, crimes, down on your luck, death, suspicion, columnist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 98
The Rally (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "The Rally" is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn by those that desire to keep ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crime boss, crimes, city life, rivalry, dishonesty, society, gangsters, religion, teenager, drug addict, family problems, political rally ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heist, crimes, family relations, family in crisis, society, unemployment, parents and children, down on your luck, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Ferry (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: undercover, criminal, revenge, empire, drugs, police, drug, changing lives, vengeance, crimes, crime boss, lifestyle change ...
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Pericle (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A failed porn actor, working as an enforcer for a mafia kingpin, finds himself confronted with an all-out turf war after an errand goes drastically wrong. Going on the run is his only option.
Style: psychological, exciting, touching, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, gang war, society, rivalry, chase, revenge, gangsters, mercilessness, crimes, heroes, criminal heroes, mob boss ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 681
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 868
After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, downfall, human nature, protecting from truth, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pete on the Way to Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the small town of Kandalaksha, Petya lives out a fantasy life as a traffic cop. He has a holster, a wooden gun, and the locals humor him by following his "orders." When a convict escapes from a nearby prison, Petya joins the manhunt as ...
Style: disturbing, captivating
Plot: social relations, escaped prisoner, runaway, society, fighting crime, social problems, police officer, police, husband wife relationship, josef stalin, death, prison ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 185
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, crimes, homecoming, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, family problems, society, gang, war veteran, gulf war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 717
Gorbaciof (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marino Pacileo has a soft spot for gambling. When he discovers that Lila's father, the young Chinese girl that he is in love with cannot pay a debt, the gambler steals money from the jail he is in to help the love of his life.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, downfall, fall in love, gambling, society, love and romance, gambler, crimes, rivalry, couples, interracial relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 217
As Night Comes (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Troubled 17-year-old Sean Holloway falls in with a group of teenage outcasts called 'The Misfits,' whose charismatic leader, Ricky, takes him under his wing. But as Sean becomes more and more entangled in the gang's anarchist ways, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, gang, youth, teenager, violence, halloween, chaos and mayhem, crime, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Girl with a Bracelet (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lise (16 years old) is accused of murdering her best friend. As the trial starts, her parents stand right by her side. But once her secret life is revealed in court, the truth becomes indistinguishable.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: murder, teenage girl, parent child relationship, murder trial, trial, teenager, courtroom, judge, lawyer, court, female protagonist, murderer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%