Movies like The Poet 2003

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The Poet (2003)
 4.7
 289
The Poet (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A contract killer sees a chance to free himself from a tragic past.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: secret identity, murder investigation, killer, masturbation, hitman, haunted by the past, dark past, assassin, model, soldier, photographer, russian, taxi driver, artist, nightclub, brother sister relationship, traffic jam, bookstore, gas station, assassination, ex soldier, art dealer, art gallery, art exhibition
Place: paris france, vienna, austria

Most similar movies to The Poet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, danger, deadly, murder and couples mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Poet: The Best Man (2006), Hotel Noir (2012), Down the Shore (2011), Paris by Night (1988), I, Anna (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 246
The Best Man (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in therapy. It started at the beach, when ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friends, friendship, power relations, fall in love, jealousy, father figure, love, flashback sequence, suicide attempt, romance, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 1K
Hotel Noir (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: hotel, neo noir, private detective, haunted by the past, hitman, femme fatale, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, sex scene, seduction ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Down the Shore (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set on the Jersey shore, the lives of three childhood friends begin to unravel when a secret from their past is revealed
Style: realistic, sincere, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, best friends, friends, drugs/alcohol, loss of wife, brother brother relationship, neighbor, american abroad, mother son relationship, profanity, social relations, theme park ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.2
 149
Paris by Night (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Clara Bell is a busy Euro MP with a husband and child at home and a high powered career - but on a trip to Paris her ordered existence is overturned by a murder and a chance encounter.
Style: tense, biting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, politics, legal, crimes, state affairs, couples, life turned upside down, manipulation, strong female presence, love affair, relationship vs career, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 2K
I, Anna (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, fall in love, dangerous attraction, police detective, murder investigation, mental breakdown, homicide detective, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: redemption, hypocrisy, confession, incest, murder, haunted by the past, society, clergy, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.8
 431
Cold Sweat (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mark Cahill is a good family man with a loving wife and two wonderful children. Mark also happens to be a hit man who is haunted by his last victim, a blonde, who keeps appearing in his bedroom at the worst of times. His life becomes even more ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: murder, hitman, femme fatale, ghost, erotic thriller, couples, assassination, dishonesty, computers and web, cons and scams, infidelity, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 1K
Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
Style: tense, bleak, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, guilt, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, assassination, deadly, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero, couples, ira ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 757
Outbound (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, Austria
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drama about a woman who seems able to overcome everything for freedom, except for her past mistakes.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: fugitives, on the run, starting over, crime and punishment, haunted by the past, family problems, uncontrollable, estrangement, confined, life is a bitch, prison, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Paradise Cruise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An impossible love story between Yossi, a former IDF soldier, and Dora, a mysterious French photographer visiting Israel, as they both struggle in vain to leave their pasts behind.
Style: non-linear, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, obsession, love and romance, couple relations, impossible love, dishonesty, obsessive quest, couples, unfulfillment, innocence lost, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What You Don't See (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two strangers have a strong impact on a young man who's spending some time with his family in this drama from Germany. Seventeen-year-old Anton has been struggling to make sense of his life since his father committed suicide when Anton was ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, teenage life, mysterious character, family relations, youth, danger, estrangement, destructive relationship, fight, mother son relationship, manipulation, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Seventh Target (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bastien Grimaldy, a man driven to heightened anxiety as the plot against him begins to take effect. Bastien's personal relationships give him enough cause for anxiety -- between his new lover Laura and a feisty mother, life provides its own ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, orchestral, chases and races, on the run, journalism, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, mind game, police officer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 244
Exposure (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A photographer's life becomes dangerous when one of his models is murdered.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, murder, model, photographer, crimes, danger, crime, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, murder investigation, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Everything about Mustafa (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A man is forced to confront his past after he loses everything in an accident. Mustafa is a successful business man living a seemingly great life with his family when an accident takes it all away from him and leaves him with many questions and a ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, taxi driver, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, human nature, investigation, who to trust, crimes, cheating wife, disorder, confined, male full rear nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 24K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, secret agents, double agent, couple relations, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen denmark, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 741
The Island (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Bulgaria, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Paris, Sophie and Daneel make a solid couple. Nothing, it seems, can separate them - until the day when Sophie tells her partner she has organised a surprise trip to Bulgaria. Daneel refuses to go, but Sophie insists and soon discovers just why ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: self discovery, mysterious character, romance, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, manipulation, island, manipulations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bulgaria, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Style: lyrical, erotic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: gay sex, male nudity, gay, loneliness, sexual desire, skinny dipping, deviant sex, male homosexuality, murder, anal sex, masturbation, outdoor sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Big Picture (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Paul Exben is a success story – partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: downfall, law firm, infidelity, redemption, couples, starting over, haunted by the past, hotshot lawyer, accidental killing, disposing of a dead body, crimes of passion, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, paris france, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 740
Gentlemen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, political conspiracy, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, friendship, danger, conspiracy, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, debt, investigation, money, crimes, crime, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gambling, loan, actress, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 883
Spy(ies) (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Vincent is a bright young man but has introverted personality. He is working as a baggage handler at an airport and refuses to follow a career path accordingly to his education. With his colleague, Gerard, Vincent used to steal objects from the ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, undercover, terrorism, profanity, manipulations, love and romance, secret agents, danger, dishonesty, graphic violence, manipulation, female spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, paris france, syria, france, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beyond the Limit (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in a small politically unstable Latin American country, the story follows the half English and half Latino Dr. Eduardo Plarr, who left his home to find a better life. Along the way he meets an array of people, including British Consul Charley ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, biting ...
Plot: kidnapping, love affair, doctor, rebel, diplomat, politics, starting over, political unrest, revolution, alcoholic, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, paraguay, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Eye of the Storm (1991)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At a highway gas station/motel/diner where they live, two young brothers witness their parents murder. The younger brother is blinded in the same incident. Ten years later both brothers are still there and the tragedy may have turned one of them ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, diner, infidelity, family in danger, haunted by the past, desert, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, family life, family relations, disability, gas station ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 345
The Break (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dowd, an IRA prisoner in the H-blocks, is gloomily facing his sentence, until he joins a comrade in a risky escape. Dowd begins a new life in New York, but he might as well be in prison again - until he strikes up a friendship with co-worker Tulio ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, going straight, love and romance, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), ira, nursing, solitary, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 815
Leave (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: nightmare comes true, haunted by the past, mysterious character, disorder, life turned upside down, writer's life, road trip, home invasion, brother brother relationship, danger, graphic violence, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Surveillance 24/7 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Our hero Adam gets drawn into a web of intrigue as evidence is planted on him of a gay royal affair.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, race against time, rivalry, investigation, murder, frame up, amateur detective, state affairs, danger, surveillance, gay romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 492
Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, confined, family problems, couples, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 1K
Summer Heat (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Photographer Bob loses his girlfriend. A year later he meets Kathleen. Is she in love? Or does she use him for her dark dealings with the mafia?
Style: suspenseful, sexy, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: beach, danger, dangerous attraction, love affair, island, photographer, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, romance, criminal heroes, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 652
Killer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, neo noir, obsession, gangsters, femme fatale, assassination, crimes, deadly, prostitute, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 3K
Inescapable (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty-five years ago Adib (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Cairo Time), a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. Abandoning the love of his life Fatima (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: woman in danger, haunted by the past, missing person, rescue, political unrest, danger, track down, chases and races, parents and children, state affairs, mystery, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: syria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%