Movies like Confessions 2010

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Confessions (2010)
 7.8
 36K
Confessions (2010)
Original name: 告白
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, visually appealing, thought provoking, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, teachers and students, mystery, grief, bullying, social decay, unlikely criminals, child murder, mentally unstable, crime and punishment, deadly, juvenile delinquency, social problems, teacher, murder, twists & turns, character study, student, aids, mentor, classmates, japanese schoolgirl, butterfly, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Confessions

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about murder, vengeance, death, brutality, violence, rivalry and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Confessions: Lady Vengeance (2005), Cracks (2009), Wild Tales (2014), The Prophet's Game (2000), Stoker (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 72K
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: psychological, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, torture, child killer, women's prison, ex convict, crimes, crime, parents and children, heroine, redemption, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia, seoul, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 19K
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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, asthma, lesbian relationship, school, girls' boarding school, teachers and students, lesbian interest, asthma attack, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 178K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, serial killer, investigation, mystery, chases and races, crimes, danger, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 103K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, mystery, masturbation, family problems, danger, estate, parents and children, funeral, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 68K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, homeless, death, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, revenge, vigilante, violence spree, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, dog, small town, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 36K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 8K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 1K
The Hunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the ...
Style: bleak, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, confined, mind game, in the woods, vengeance, nightshift, arrest, accidental killing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
The World of Kanako (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Showa Fujishima is a former detective. One day, his daughter Kanako, who is a model student, disappears. To find his daughter, he investigates more carefully into his daughter's life. He quickly realizes that his daughter is no saint, but there ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, captivating
Plot: bullying, secret life, father daughter relationship, police corruption, drug abuse, juvenile delinquent, missing person, emotional manipulation, dysfunctional family, addiction, suicide, investigation ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 77K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: teachers and students, depression, teacher, suicide, unhappy, social decay, social problems, classroom, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, human relationship, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, siblings relations, family feud, life is a bitch, estrangement, parents and children, human nature, americana, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 11K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, perversion, crimes of passion, sexual relations, femme fatale, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 421K
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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, mystery, child abuse, police investigation, child molestation, death in the family, sexual abuse, loss of child, child rape, innocence lost, loss of daughter, neo noir ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.0
 702K
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, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, mental illness, dancer's life, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, insanity, dark fantasy, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, asthma, vengeance, danger, family in danger, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, psychopath, family, loss of child, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, trust, airport, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 17K
Contestant 13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, murder, contests and competitions, danger, deadly, reward, profanity, social decay, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, delusion, family problems, family relations, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, parents and children, mental illness, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, deadly, losing-it hero, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 7.7
 40K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, satire, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, haunted by the past, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.3
 1K
Treed Murray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An advertising executive, trapped in a tree by a gang of would-be muggers, manipulates them into fighting to save his life.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: gang, mind game, vengeance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, rivalry, violence spree, heist, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 40K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, drug overdose, police detective, revolver, crimes, life is a bitch, fish out of water, social decay, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, delaware, grand central station manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.
Style: sentimental, realistic, tense, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, dangerous attraction, vengeance, strong sexual content, crimes, dealing with death, urban, love affair, loss of daughter, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.9
 6K
The Other (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, twins, good versus evil, mystery, siblings relations, countryside, psychopath, family relations, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, holland, connecticut, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.1
 994
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, anti heroes, deadly, anti hero, friendship, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1975, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%