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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: psychological, thought provoking, serious, biting, disturbing, sexual, dark humor, offbeat, realistic, art house ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, greek, punishment, isolation, odd, power relations, sex, domestic violence, domestic disturbance, cat, brother sister incest, mental illness, paranoia, sexual awakening, hostage, isolated house, fantasy world, child abuse, sexual relations, confined, family relations, parents and children, perversion, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and psychological films with plots about murder, family relations, female nudity, sex, death, brutality and pornography mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dogtooth: The Lobster (2015), Flowers in the Attic (2014), The War Zone (1999), The Piano Teacher (2001), Savage Grace (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 184K
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, bloody ...
Plot: manhunt, hotel, society, absurdism, dead animal, hunting, punishment, boat, blood, swimming, suicide attempt, dead rabbit ...
Time: future, 2010s, 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: brother sister incest, attic, abusive mother, domestic disturbance, incest, molestation, captive, mansion, family relations, estate, parents and children, corporal punishment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: virginia
⇓ 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: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, father daughter incest, teenager, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, small town, innocence lost, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, teacher, fetish, mental illness, bdsm, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, vienna
⇓ 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, adultery, gay, sexual relations, couple relations, scandal, socialite, love, family in crisis, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 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, captivating, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, surgeon, revenge, brutality, cruelty, blackmail, hospital, paralysis, insanity, wife husband relationship, 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, disturbing, tense, psychological ...
Plot: rapist, virginity, coming of age, sexual abuse, rape, underage sex, innocence lost, vengeance, dysfunctional family, society, twentysomething life, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: domestic violence, suicide, dysfunctional family, perversion, parents and children, investigation, social worker, society, kids in trouble, family relations, terrorizing, cold relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sexy, melancholic, talky, stylized, erotic ...
Plot: femme fatale, dishonesty, mind game, cons and scams, power relations, couples, love and romance, male female relationship, sex, seduction, manipulation, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, strong sexual content, erection, masturbation, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, youth, innocence lost, tennis ...
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, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, coming of age, siblings relations, diary, kite, puberty, beach, parents and children, dealing with death, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, strong sexual content, love affair, dishonesty, couples, on the run, infidelity, cunnilingus ...
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, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, psychopath, dysfunctional family, prostitute, rape, heroin, knife, necrophilia, obsession, suburban life, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: sexy, suspenseful, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, high school, dysfunctional family, dangerous attraction, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, youth, funeral, disappearance, loss of parent, family problems, estate, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.0
 650K
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, mind bending, surreal, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, insanity, mental illness, paranoia, hallucinations, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, orphan, mute or deaf, murder, godparent, society, mind game, family problems, teenage life, crimes, rivalry, dysfunctional family ...
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: disturbing, gloomy, offbeat, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family problems, tennis, loss of daughter, workplace, power relations, greek, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, dealing with death, boss and employee, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 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: serious, realistic, biting, gloomy
Plot: adoption, incest, riot, political unrest, mental illness, urban, society, family problems, family relations, state affairs, family in crisis, abusive parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: birthday, chicken, food, mysterious character, religions or cults, family relations, power relations, youth, isolation, family problems, eccentric family, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian incest, murder, incest, isolation, obsession, violence, widow, maid, deadly, infidelity, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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: disturbing, realistic, cynical, clever, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, guilt, americana, rape, incest, trial, obsession, parents and children, crimes, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.7
 87K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 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: gloomy, psychological, realistic, tense, clever ...
Plot: murder, confession, pregnancy, arson, loss of son, hypocrisy, redemption, incest, missing child, navy, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: psychological, serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, survival, orphan, danger, mind game, attic, youth, family in danger, estate, domestic disturbance, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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: disturbing, sexual, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prostitute, fish, murder, island, obsession, destructive relationship, chases and races, crimes, mute or deaf, suicidal, bait, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ 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: tense, captivating, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: kidnapping, incest, obsession, shame, life is a bitch, family in crisis, crimes, family problems, innocence lost, family relations, shopping, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ 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: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 1K
Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, obsession, family relations, lake or river, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, village life, siblings relations, sexual relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: tense, disturbing, realistic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: robbery, small town, criminal's revenge, mafia, self defense, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, crime, hidden identity, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%