Movies like The Poet 2003

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The Poet (2003)
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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, dark past, haunted by the past, artist, assassin, model, photographer, soldier, russian, taxi driver, nightclub, brother sister relationship, bookstore, art dealer, gas station, assassination, ex soldier, art gallery, art exhibition, traffic jam
Place: paris france, vienna, austria

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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 crimes, haunted by the past, murder, dishonesty, danger, female nudity and love and romance mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Poet: The Best Man (2006), Hotel Noir (2012), Down the Shore (2011), I, Anna (2012), Paris by Night (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 273
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, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friends, friendship, fall in love, power relations, 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: neo noir, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hotel, haunted by the past, private detective, hitman, femme fatale, mystery, crimes, sex scene, seduction, uncover truth, power relations, confined ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: best friends, haunted by the past, friends, brother brother relationship, neighbor, american abroad, mother son relationship, loss of wife, under the surface, social relations, amusement park, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: neo noir, captivating, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, investigation, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, fall in love, police detective, murder investigation, homicide detective, mental breakdown, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.1
 190
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: suspense, biting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, politics, manipulation, strong female presence, life turned upside down, couples, love affair, haunted by the past, couple relations, relationship vs career, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous sex, redemption, hypocrisy, confession, incest, murder, haunted by the past, society, clergy, family problems, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 2K
Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK, 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, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, guilt, couple relations, tragic love, haunted by the past, political unrest, forbidden love, couples, ira, tragic hero, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 515
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, realistic, serious, surprise ending, erotic ...
Plot: hitman, ghost, femme fatale, murder, couples, soldier, politics, crimes, assassination, gangsters, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.1
 17K
360 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Austria, France, Canada, Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's classic La Ronde, screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating wife, temptation, love and romance, society, couple relations, jealousy, husband wife relationship, sex maniac, nudity (full frontal - brief), dentist, pimp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, slovakia, paris france, colorado, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Emmett's Mark (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, private detective, murder, chase, serial killer, hitman, terminal illness, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, life is a bitch, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, tense, captivating
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, vengeance, obsessive quest, dishonesty, love and romance, impossible love, couple relations, couples, unfulfillment, innocence lost, beach ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: tense, serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, mysterious character, teenage life, dangerous attraction, estrangement, youth, destructive relationship, fight, mother son relationship, manipulation, siblings relations, bad influence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crimes, on the run, life is a bitch, mind game, journalism, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, false accusation, extortion, antique dealer, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 280
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: model, serial killer, murder, photographer, crimes, dishonesty, journalism, murder investigation, false accusation, couples, fashion, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: taxi driver, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, kidnapping, human nature, who to trust, investigation, crimes, cheating wife, disorder, confined, sex in car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer.
Style: tense, realistic, sentimental, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitman, dangerous attraction, assassination attempt, strong sexual content, vengeance, dealing with death, crimes, assassin, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of daughter, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 790
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: serious, tense, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: self discovery, manipulation, mysterious character, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, romance, island, shower
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 27K
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, double agent, couple relations, dishonesty, secret agents, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, germany, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, suspenseful, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, law firm, downfall, redemption, couples, starting over, hotshot lawyer, haunted by the past, accidental killing, disposing of a dead body, crimes of passion, jealous spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, paris france, montenegro, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, debt, investigation, crimes, siblings relations, moral dilemma, money, gambling, boat, loan, family relations, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Neighboring Sounds (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in present day Recife, Brazil, takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which ...
Style: suspense, tense, serious, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: masturbation, neighbor, social decay, vigilantism, dull life, life is a bitch, crimes, society, class differences, petty criminal, rich and poor, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: diplomat, kidnapping, revolution, love affair, doctor, rebel, political unrest, politics, starting over, adultery, love, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, paraguay, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: murder, diner, crimes, gas station, disability, psychopath, family relations, desert, family in danger, siblings relations, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.8
 381
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: friendship, ira, nursing, solitary, vengeance, fall in love, haunted by the past, love and romance, going straight, rivalry, terrorism, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mommy's Little Girl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a dangerous little girl who is reunited with her natural mother after living with her controlling grandparents in a rural farmhouse in seclusion.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: psychological abuse, family relations, tragic past, mother daughter relationship, past coming back to haunt, troubled past, haunted by the past, dark past, family problems, relationship problems, life is a bitch, confronting the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 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, dangerous attraction, love affair, island, masturbation, photographer, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, romance, criminal heroes, illegal drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 878
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, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, state affairs, undercover, political conspiracy, dishonesty, love and romance, friendship, conspiracy, writer's life, brothers, aspiring writer, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, rescue, woman in danger, political unrest, track down, parents and children, mystery, state affairs, disorder, family relations, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: syria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, race against time, rivalry, investigation, murder, frame up, amateur detective, state affairs, surveillance, gay romance, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
In the Arms of an Assassin (2019)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Victor (William Levy) is one of the world’s most handsome men, but he has a deep secret – he is a cold blooded assassin. Smooth talking and seductive, Victor was raised to do one thing only, which is to kill for money. When he is sent to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, touching ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, assassin, tragic love, killer, killer as protagonist, protector, forbidden love, in love, murderer, star crossed lovers, tragic romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%