Movies like The Unknown Woman

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The Unknown Woman (2006)
 7.4
 14K
The Unknown Woman (2006)
Original name: La sconosciuta
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Irena, a Ukrainian woman coming to Italy looking for a job as a maid. She does everything she to become a beloved nanny for an adorable little girl Thea. However, that is just the very beginning of her unknown journey.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, twists and turns, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy, surprise ending
Plot: prostitute, nanny, family relations, haunted by the past, maid, immigrants, crimes, uncover truth, deadly, murder, audition, cleaning lady, riddles and clues, mystery, russian, upscale, housekeeper, ukrainian, rape, police, violence, gold, clown, female nudity, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe

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Most similar movies to The Unknown Woman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, deadly, haunted by the past, investigation and flashback mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Unknown Woman: The Double Hour (2009), Anna (2013), Dark Tourist (2012), Awakened (2013), The Girl by the Lake (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Double Hour (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A chambermaid and a former cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a turn for the worse when her mysterious past is revealed.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: death of lover, investigation, haunted by the past, love, crimes, uncover truth, maid, life is a bitch, psychology, male female relationship, chambermaid, sex ...
Place: europe, italy, argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 21K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 990
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, friendship, anti heroes, deadly, anti hero, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.5
 370
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, murder, parents and children, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, small town life, small town, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Girl by the Lake (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop investigates the murder of a beautiful teen girl left naked by a lake.
Style: scary, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: who done it, terminal illness, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, golden years, deadly, crimes, resistance, murder, hockey, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
While the Children Sleep (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prosperous couple find the perfect live-in nanny but soon discover she intends to do her job to deadly perfection.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: nanny, mind game, mystery, family relations, family problems, serial killer, deadly, crimes, rivalry, crumbling marriage, female psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mistaken identity, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, murder, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 2K
In My Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marcus (Philip WInchester) wakes up in the middle of a cemetery half naked and has no idea how he got there. Urgent questions pound inside his head. "Where was I last night? Who was I with?" Marcus suffers from parasomnia, a rare sleep ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending
Plot: memory loss, mystery, disorder, uncover truth, gory, murder, deadly, crimes, sleepwalking, hallucination, support group, falling down stairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.2
 49K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, drowning, family relations, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, premonition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, murder, investigation, mind game, interrogation, murder mystery, purgatory, afterlife, existentialism, police station ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, insomnia, anniversary, death of son, in the woods, gays and lesbians, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 4K
Daylight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A successful lawyer finds out that she has a half-brother who is imprisoned in a secure hospital after he brutally murdered his neighbor and their baby.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, mystery, crimes, siblings relations, uncover truth, family relations, disability, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, guilt, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 593
The Key (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Depuis peu Eric Vincent, trentenaire sans histoire, a un fort sentiment de malaise. Est-ce la peur d'avoir un enfant ou celle de voir brutalement resurgir le fantôme d'un père qu'il n'a jamais connu ? Un matin, un inconnu ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, estrangement, neo noir, investigation, murder, dead father ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 97
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mind game, investigation, family relations, crimes, private detective, obsessive quest, amateur detective, mystery, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Like a Cast Shadow (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sibylle, a pragmatic architect, mother and wife, witnesses a suicide of a woman her age while on vacation in Italy. Devastated by this incident, it causes the perception of her life and her family to change. Something inside of her has been set in ...
Style: contemplative, serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, family relations, introspection, couples, under the surface, mystery, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 35K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, misfit, mystery, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, africa, england, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.1
 335
Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: haunted by the past, private detective, manhunt, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, police procedural, crime, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 388
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, danger, deadly, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, night, ex lover, death of husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, dedicated lawyer, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 63K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 13K
Ghajini (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The film's story is around a rich business entrepreneur falling in love with an ad film actress. The entrepreneur and the actress fall in love, though she does not know that he is an entrepreneur. When she successfully saves a bunch of children ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, revenge, tragic event, injustice, uncover truth, danger, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, dishonesty, family relations, workplace, betrayal, deadly, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 390
Frozen Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their ...
Style: psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, losing-it hero, obsession, mystery, identity, apartment, false name, bathtub, nightlife, telephone, cell phone, scooter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 386
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, manipulation, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, power relations, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.8
 2K
Blackwoods (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt that he feels has altered his sense of reality, making ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: losing-it hero, vengeance, betrayal, deadly, crimes, in the woods, hotel, haunted by the past, hostages, hostage, serial killer, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Circle of Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Maggie returns to her hometown to dedicate a scholarship in her late husband's name. While there, she reconnects with old friends and comes to believe that her husband's death is tied to the mysterious deaths of several old classmates..
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, old friends, homecoming, mystery, crimes, deadly, school, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, introspection, police detective, investigation, love affair, mystery, family problems, law enforcement, forbidden love, deadly, yuppie, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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