Movies like Limbo

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Limbo (1999)
 7.0
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Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere, clever, talky, stylized, tense, touching, captivating ...
Plot: survival, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, human nature, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, realism, small town life, gender, escapades, social relations, wilderness, lesbian, musician, wedding, fishing, billiards, restaurant, drug dealer, tourism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska

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Most similar movies to Limbo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, brutality, runaway, storytelling and death mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Limbo: The Mosquito Coast (1986), Open Water 2: Adrift (2006), The Beach (2000), The Hunter (2011), Lone Star (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, danger, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, couple relations, human nature, danger, social relations, family in danger, parents and children, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, drowning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 229K
The Beach (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Style: psychological, tense, mad, scenic, serious ...
Plot: tourist, adventurer, utopia, marijuana, obsessive quest, beach, desire, secret place, island, hippie, delusion, map ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: thailand, southeast asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 38K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, danger, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, killing an animal, greed, environmentalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tasmania, australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.4
 29K
Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, parents and children, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, mexico, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 22K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, loss of son, confession, rescue, air disaster, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, hopes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 245K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, forces of nature, air disaster, snow, isolation, wolf pack, stranded, male camaraderie, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 2K
Suture (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, amnesia, evil twin, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, deadly, danger, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.4
 7K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, father daughter conflict, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, life is a bitch, dishonesty, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps -- one led ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: island, wilderness, survival, innocence lost, human nature, rivalry, adolescence vs adulthood, isolation, youth, danger, against the rules, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, single parent, haunted by the past, human nature, small town life, hopes, estrangement, dealing with death, small town, cause and meaning, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 13K
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Style: serious, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: family relations, settler, survival, native americans, desert, native american, old west, danger, escapades, isolation, husband wife relationship, tree ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: oregon, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: adventure, survival, village, wilderness, murder, crimes, on the run, danger, eskimo indian, righting the wronged, escapades, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 103K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, rape, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, rescue, danger, murder, homosexual rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 5K
Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, paralysis, friends, strong female presence, profanity, folk, homecoming, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, power relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 70K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, isolation, ski resort, danger, mountain, youth, friends, survival horror, stranded, frostbite, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.9
 71K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, grizzly bear, animal horror, adventure, marital infidelity, danger, rivalry, photographer, bear attack, crash, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, family relations, delusion, family problems, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, mental illness, parents and children, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 52K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Plot: stranded, shark, survival, isolation, shark attack, panic, ocean, ocean or sea, scuba diving, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 1K
Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, world war two, friendship, family relations, couples, parents and children, woman in danger, single parent, social relations, prejudice, telephone operator, gossip ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 55K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, expedition, danger, forces of nature, underground, adventure, deathtrap, panic, struggle for survival, death, underwater cave ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, surrealism, hell, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 37K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, sea, underwater scene, ocean or sea, gold, boat, treasure hunt, adventure, danger, survival, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 90K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, crimes, parents and children, human nature, haunted by the past, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 684
The Old Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This is a survival story - a Hemingway's 'Old Man and the Sea' as if written for our days.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: survival, adventure, danger, wilderness, farm, family relations, elderly, isolation, deadly, escapades, parents and children, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 886
Public Access (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: small town, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, social relations, discrimination, tv show, media satire, small town life, celebrity culture, society, held at gunpoint ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 16K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, snow, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, alcohol abuse, arson, domestic violence, halloween, machismo, abusive father, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Giving Tree (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of ...
Style: contemplative, talky, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, human nature, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, vengeance, parents and children, haunted by the past, introspection, mountain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%