Movies like Martha

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Martha (1974)
 7.6
 2K
Martha (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A single woman in her early thirties, Martha (Margit Carstensen) is on vacation with her father in Europe when he has a heart attack and falls down dead...
Style: psychological, dark humor, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, neurotic
Plot: manipulation, honeymoon, couples, marriage, violence against women, domination, marital abuse, obsession, fashion, couple relations, love and romance, manipulations, infidelity, destructive relationship, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family problems, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, paralysis, adult virgin, crumbling marriage, woman in danger, unfulfillment, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy

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Most similar movies to Martha

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about couples, dishonesty, infidelity, love and romance, obsession, couple relations and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Martha: Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Fear of Fear (1975), Deceit (2006), Fear (1996), Chinese Roulette (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, woman in danger, obsession, violent husband, starting over, haunted by the past, psychopath, on the run, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 2K
Fear of Fear (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After having her second child, a German housewife suffers from post-partum depression before inexplicably falling into a continually misdiagnosed mental state, befuddling her relatives.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: losing-it hero, unfulfillment, lifestyle, life is a bitch, love and romance, tragic love, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, addiction, mental illness, infidelity, destructive relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 407
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, friendship, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulations, stalking, love and romance, dishonesty, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 41K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, obsessive love, virginity, fatal attraction, danger, rapist, rivalry, crimes, family relations, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Chinese Roulette (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A husband and wife lie to each other about their weekend travel plans, only to both show up at the family's country house with their lovers.
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, game, mute, crutches, castle, mute or deaf, love and romance, mind game, couples, family relations, disability, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 70
Do It for Me (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Andrés's wealthy father-in-law runs a textile factory; he retires and brings Andrés to Madrid, with wife and son, to run the company. Andrés works long hours, but his wife is bored, and there are tensions at home. When Isabel, a femme ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, kidnapping, couple relations, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, cheating wife, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, couple relations, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, human nature, love affair, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 17K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, manipulation, parents and children, manipulations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 4.6
 349
Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: love affair, couples, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, gory, manipulations, destructive relationship, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, unfaithful wife, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, dishonesty, family problems, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, psychopath, couple relations, confined, danger, honeymoon, insanity, wilderness, newlyweds, vengeance, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 625
Pandora's Box (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stuck in a dull marriage, successful shrink Mia DuBois follows a patient's advice and exposes her wild side at a private underground club, where she meets a handsome stranger and begins an affair that may cost her more than just her husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, tense, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, nightclub, love affair, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, manipulations, mysterious character, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
 617
Say Nothing (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Housewife Grace Needham (Nastassja Kinski) has a one-night stand with Julian Grant (William Baldwin), who then becomes obsessed with sinking her marriage to husband Matt (Hart Bochner). The twist here is that Julian is a millionaire global ...
Style: serious, sexy, suspenseful, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: stalker, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, manipulations, femme fatale, manipulation, infidelity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, murder, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, psychological, suspenseful, tense, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mind game, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, wedding, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town life, infidelity, couples, crime, obsession, crimes, who done it, couple relations, family problems, deadly, investigation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, obsession, missing person, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 1K
Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, tense ...
Plot: unfulfillment, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, autobiography, friends, rivalry, crimes, family problems, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, family in danger, family life, infidelity, obsession, dysfunctional family, stalking, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4.3
 388
Body Chemistry (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A research project on sexual response leads two doctors into an affair where their deepest passions and darkest fantasies are revealed.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, psychological, erotic, serious ...
Plot: fatal attraction, obsession, infidelity, seduction, laboratory, love triangle, love affair, dangerous attraction, danger, stalking, sexual relations, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). Enter Karin, a 23-year-old beauty who wants to be a model. Petra falls in love with Karin and ...
Style: sexual, sincere, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, fashion, gays and lesbians, lgbt, rejection, manipulation, obsession, love triangle, fashion designer, success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, zurich switzerland, sydney australia, west germany, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 1K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, twists and turns, tense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family problems, family business, crimes, love and romance, couples, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 10K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, couple relations, manipulations, manipulation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Man of Her Dreams (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After suspecting her husband is playing the field, a nervous woman finds a sympathetic ear in the form of a strange man. The drawback is that her sensitive new-found friend is an obsessive psychopath.
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, stalking, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, obsession, deadly, crimes, dangerous attraction, danger, neglected wife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, obsession, embezzlement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, infidelity, forbidden love, destructive relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 50s
Place: germany, morocco, bavaria, munich germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 1K
Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 302
Dark Obsession (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hugo Buckton seems to have it all: He is apparently rich and has a beautiful wife and a doting son. In actuality, though, Hugo is having money problems and is paranoid that his wife is cheating on him. After a boozy night at a party, Hugo hits and ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hit and run, murder, police, couples, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, life turned upside down, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 256
Other Voices (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Phil and Anna are a young, married couple, who begin to suspect one other of an affair. When a shady private investigator gets involved in their relationship, things begin to spin out of control, in this turn-of-the-millennium thriller.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, private detective, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, crimes, stalking, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, couple relations, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 4K
Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, family relations, infidelity, adultery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: cons and scams, dangerous attraction, mental illness, couples, dishonesty, mute or deaf, mysterious character, danger, family life, couple relations, elderly lovers, rape ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 1930s
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 11K
The Other Man (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, obsession, infidelity, human nature, love affair, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, betrayal, love triangle, adultery, husband wife relationship, secret lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: milan italy, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%