Movies like Dogtooth

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Dogtooth (2009)
 7.3
 67K
Dogtooth (2009)
Original name: Κυνόδοντας
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission.
Style: serious, biting, disturbing, psychological, dark humor, thought provoking, sexual, realistic, offbeat, art house ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, brother sister incest, isolation, domestic disturbance, sex, power relations, greek, punishment, isolated house, domestic violence, mental illness, paranoia, sexual awakening, hostage, fantasy world, child abuse, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family, explicit sex, confined, family relations, cat, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe

Most similar movies to Dogtooth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and disturbing films with plots about family relations, sex, female nudity, murder, pornography, obsession and brutality mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dogtooth: The Lobster (2015), Flowers in the Attic (2014), The Piano Teacher (2001), The War Zone (1999), Savage Grace (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 165K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, artsy, clever, ironic, dark humor ...
Plot: manhunt, hotel, dead animal, rabbit, absurdism, hunting, metaphor, dead rabbit, suicide attempt, blood, boat, swimming ...
Time: near future
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flowers in the Attic (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister incest, attic, abusive mother, domestic disturbance, mansion, incest, captive, molestation, estate, family relations, locked in a room, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sexual relations, masochism, pianist, destructive relationship, desire, teacher, mental illness, fetish, sexual abuse, parents and children, overbearing parent, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 9K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, teenager, strong sexual content, innocence lost, parents and children, small town, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 10K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, murder, gay, adultery, sexual relations, scandal, socialite, couple relations, love, parents and children, family in crisis, mother ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, revenge, blackmail, cruelty, brutality, hospital, paralysis, wife husband relationship, insanity, obsession, teenage boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 9K
Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: sexual, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: rapist, coming of age, rape, virginity, sexual abuse, innocence lost, resort, dysfunctional family, suburbs, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, holiday ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 170K
Shame (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brandon is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sincere, psychological, dark ...
Plot: pornography, sexual relations, strong sexual content, introspection, sex addict, addiction, sexuality, sexual dysfunction, masturbation, suicide attempt, human nature, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Miss Violence (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the day of her birthday, eleven-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death with a smile on her face. While the police and Social Services try to discover the reason for this apparent suicide, Angeliki's family keep ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: domestic violence, suicide, parents and children, dysfunctional family, perversion, investigation, family in crisis, family, secret, family problems, family relations, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 27K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, incest, innocence lost, sexual relations, masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, teenage life, youth, family relations, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Cement Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, puberty, beach, kite, diary, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 97K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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, gothic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mysterious character, under the surface, family relations, youth, funeral, disappearance, estate, death in the family, antisocial behavior, family problems, mystery, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 641K
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, atmospheric, suspense, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 679
A Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Running away on the highway, Maria is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: strong sexual content, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, on the run, infidelity, love affair, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 14K
Visitor Q (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A father who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex with his daughter who is now a prostitute, and films his son being humiliated and hit by classmates. ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, surreal, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, psychopath, prostitute, rape, dysfunctional family, necrophilia, knife, heroin, obsession, marriage crisis, longing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 14K
The Quiet (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, depression, orphan, murder, mute or deaf, godparent, strangulation, suburbs, mind game, blood splatter, high school sports ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 8K
Alps (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA, France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach offer a service for hire wherein they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased, to assist with the grieving process.
Style: offbeat, dark humor, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, boss and employee, death in the family, workplace, family problems, power relations, tennis, loss of daughter, greek ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 378
Homeland (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.
Style: gloomy, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: riot, incest, adoption, family in crisis, urban, family problems, mental illness, political unrest, society, state affairs, family relations, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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When Will I Be Loved (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: manipulation, femme fatale, money, strong sexual content, sexual relations, dishonesty, couples, power relations, mind game, couple relations, dangerous attraction, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: cynical, serious, disturbing, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, guilt, high school, dysfunctional family, incest, trial, rape, americana, obsession, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, falsely accused ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.4
 16K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: erotic, sexy, suspenseful, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, destructive relationship, high school, sexual relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, manipulations, dangerous attraction, teenage life, deadly, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: small town, robbery, violence, criminal's revenge, attempted robbery, mafia, mistaken identity, fight, marriage, lawyer, crime, self defense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 12K
The Isle (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, sexual, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fish, obsession, prostitute, murder, mute or deaf, countryside, small town, card game, jealousy, liquor, eroticism, resort ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, incest, isolation, lesbian, lesbian incest, obsession, maid, widow, violence, jealousy, childhood, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, survival, domestic disturbance, estate, attic, family in danger, danger, young heroes, youth, orphan, mind game, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: judaism, dysfunctional family, mental illness, redemption, parents and children, coming of age, family problems, hopes, society, family relations, human nature, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Daniel and Ana (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Being kidnapped shatters a brother and sister's harmony, forcing them to confront their desires.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, incest, obsession, shame, innocence lost, sex, desire, sexual abuse, siblings relations, brother sister incest, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 4K
Partisan (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander lives in a sequestered commune alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader, Gregori. Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: birthday, chicken, food, mysterious character, family in crisis, isolation, religions or cults, power relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children, eccentric family, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, semi serious, realistic, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, mental illness, aspiring actor, therapy, actress, haunted by the past, actor's life, obsession, desire for fame, rehabilitation, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 7K
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 ...
Style: serious, clever, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, murder, missing child, pregnancy, incest, arson, hypocrisy, confession, loss of son, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%