Movies like The Life Before Her Eyes

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The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
 6.3
 13K
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life shaped by the events of that day.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, suspense, non-linear, twist ending, serious, realistic, contemplative, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: murder, high school, haunted by the past, adulthood, crimes, best friends, tragedy, guilt, self sacrifice, female bonding, repressed memory, school shooting, abortion, adultery, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, youth, friends, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, suburbs, high school life, couples, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, future

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Most similar movies to The Life Before Her Eyes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, storytelling, dialogue, death, brutality and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Life Before Her Eyes: November (2004), The In Crowd (2000), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000), Margaret (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 4K
The In Crowd (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, social differences, manipulation, youth, haunted by the past, manipulations, lifestyle, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: mother son relationship, psychopath, antisocial behavior, depression, family relations, massacre, school shooting, adolescence, evil child, parents and children, haunted by the past, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 6.4
 15K
Margaret (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, enigmatic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bus, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, haunted by the past, high school, investigation, legal action, road accident, redemption, life philosophy, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, intense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: investigation, college, teenage life, betrayal, murder, wealth, manipulation, mind game, mystery, manipulations, youth, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.1
 34K
Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, artsy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, couples, little boy, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, obsession, love triangle, obsessive love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.8
 35K
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: psychological, disturbing, bleak, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, mental patient, murder, betrayal, misfit, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, britain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.1
 818K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, investigation, femme fatale, twists & turns, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.8
 26K
Cry_Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, high school life, prank, school, friendship, death, psycho killer, nobody believes, crimes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, looking for love, single parent, family problems, lifestyle, getting home, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 21K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: manipulation, haunted by the past, mind game, crimes, manipulations, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dishonesty, mystery, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, danger, woman in danger, deadly, supernatural ability, investigation, haunted by the past, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: revenge, dog, pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 34K
The Invisible (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coma, high school, invisibility, afterlife, ghost, friendship, beating, teenager, regret, family relations, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, psychological, serious, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, deadly, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, parents and children, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.0
 73K
The Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, guilt, ambition, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, encounter, lovers, life turned upside down, tragic event, career, fame, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, clergy, uncover truth, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, society, youth, danger, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 14K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, college life, teenage life, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, false accusation, rumor, manipulation, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, high school life, dangerous attraction, crimes, love and romance, teenage life, golf, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship, photographer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Stephanie Daley (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stephanie collapses in a pool of blood while on a school skiing trip. A doctor discovers that the blood is the after-effects of giving birth. Soon afterward, the body of a newborn baby is found in a toilet, its mouth blocked with toilet paper. ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, rough, clever ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, family problems, teenage life, investigation, courtroom drama, babies and infants, teenage pregnancy, teenage girl, sex education, ejaculation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Glass House (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the parents of Ruby and her younger brother, Rhett, are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass, become their guardians. The children hear promises of a world of opulence and California fun -- all they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, murder, adoption, unlikely criminals, psychological thriller, teenage life, custody, youth, dishonesty, family relations, high school, loss of parents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.9
 13K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, infidelity, psychiatrist, betrayal, love triangle, family problems, femme fatale, gangsters, manipulation, mystery, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 11K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, danger, life is a bitch, wound, debt, friendship, fight, crimes, crime, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 84K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student, teacher, classmate, school, school shooting, mass murder, suicide, bomb, teenage life, high school life, youth, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 29K
Paranoid Park (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of ...
Style: non-linear, enigmatic, melancholic, lyrical, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skateboarder, security guard, fatal accident, crimes, teenager, high school life, police investigation, deadly, murder, skating, letter, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.9
 407K
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, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, child molestation, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 107K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, memory loss, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, time loop, life is a bitch, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.6
 384
Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, breakup, crimes, couples, danger, friendship, mentally unstable, deadly, downfall, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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