Movies like The Poet 2003

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The Poet (2003)
 4.6
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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, haunted by the past, dark past, assassin, model, soldier, photographer, russian, taxi driver, artist, nightclub, brother sister relationship, traffic jam, gas station, assassination, ex soldier, bookstore, art gallery, art exhibition, art dealer
Place: paris france, austria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, murder, dishonesty and love and romance mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Poet: Hotel Noir (2012), I, Anna (2012), The Best Man (2006), The King (2005), Cal (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: hotel, neo noir, haunted by the past, private detective, hitman, mystery, femme fatale, deadly, crimes, danger, sex scene, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 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: captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, law enforcement, haunted by the past, investigation, police detective, fall in love, dangerous attraction, murder investigation, mental breakdown, homicide detective, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 244
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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: best friends, friends, power relations, fall in love, love and romance, patronizing, friendship, haunted by the past, hugging, loyalty, bathing, father figure ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: redemption, hypocrisy, confession, murder, incest, haunted by the past, clergy, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, society, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.6
 1K
Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK
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: serious, bleak, tense, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: terrorism, guilt, state affairs, political unrest, love and romance, unfulfillment, deadly, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, assassination, tragic love, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 420
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: realistic, serious, tense, cult film, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, femme fatale, hitman, murder, erotic thriller, infidelity, soldier, assassination, danger, dishonesty, couples, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, exciting ...
Plot: taxi driver, kidnapping, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, human nature, investigation, who to trust, crimes, confined, disorder, flashbacks, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.1
 240
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: serial killer, murder, model, photographer, dishonesty, crime, deadly, crimes, danger, journalism, murder investigation, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, tense, psychological, serious
Plot: youth, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, manipulations, destructive relationship, family relations, mysterious character, teenage life, estrangement, danger, barefoot male, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, debt, investigation, money, crime, crimes, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gambling, loan, blackmail, boat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 723
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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, state affairs, political conspiracy, undercover, dishonesty, apartment, multiple time frames, love and romance, friendship, danger, writer's life, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 582
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, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: hitman, obsession, neo noir, femme fatale, gangsters, assassination, criminal heroes, romance, deadly, crimes, on the run, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: murder, diner, siblings relations, family relations, family in danger, desert, psychopath, infidelity, gas station, family life, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 340
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, realistic, rough, serious, gloomy
Plot: friendship, deadly, hopes, fall in love, going straight, romance, nursing, solitary, love and romance, rivalry, ira, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 2K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: haunted by the past, missing person, rescue, woman in danger, danger, chases and races, political unrest, track down, parents and children, mystery, state affairs, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: syria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, psychological, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, orchestral, false accusation, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, journalism, on the run, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: psychological, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: haunted by the past, under the surface, social relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, best friends, theme park, profanity, loss of wife, american abroad, football, loss of sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic ...
Plot: gay sex, gay, deviant sex, anal sex, loneliness, sexual desire, danger, murder, masturbation, outdoor sex, sex scene, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.4
 10K
Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, obsessive love, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, post traumatic stress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sentimental, tense, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, dangerous attraction, dealing with death, vengeance, strong sexual content, crimes, rivalry, urban, loss of daughter, danger, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 482
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: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: captivity, confined, family problems, haunted by the past, vengeance, couples, estate, deadly, dishonesty, danger, crimes, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, danger, dangerous attraction, love affair, island, photographer, crimes, couple relations, criminal heroes, love and romance, romance, illegal drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sun Don't Shine (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crystal and her boyfriend Leo embark on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida.
Style: realistic, mumblecore, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the road, couple relations, love and romance, romance, crimes, haunted by the past, couples, lovers on the run, road trip, crime, knife, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Kandahar Break: Fortress of War (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1999, a British mine clearance engineer working for the Taliban government in Afghanistan must flee the country when he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of intrigue and betrayal.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wartime life, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, state affairs, escapades, danger, manhunt, chase, disorder, intrigue, weapons, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, innocence lost, impossible love, couple relations, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, love and romance, obsession, pubic hair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.9
 990
Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, state affairs, escapades, investigation, media, terrorism, journalism, fighting the system, deadly, ocean or sea, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 6K
Farewell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Engaging, emotional and riveting, FAREWELL is an intricate and highly intelligent thriller pulled from the pages of history— about an ordinary man thrust into the biggest theft of Soviet information of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan called this piece ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: espionage, cold war, kgb, double agent, undercover, betrayal, dishonesty, state affairs, danger, working undercover, father son relationship, iron curtain ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Merry Gentleman (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman who leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hit man (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, alcoholic detective to form the third party in a very ...
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, redemption, police investigation, crimes, black eye, murder, suicidal thoughts, christmas, jacket ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 807
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime, undercover, dishonesty, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, clever ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, investigation, politics, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, legal, manipulation, media, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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