Movies like The Unknown Woman

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The Unknown Woman (2006)
 7.4
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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, neo noir
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, female killer, 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, uncover truth and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Unknown Woman: The Double Hour (2009), Anna (2013), Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005), Dark Tourist (2012), Awakened (2013). 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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: death of lover, investigation, haunted by the past, love, crimes, uncover truth, maid, life is a bitch, psychology, male female relationship, sex, hotel ...
Place: europe, italy, turin italy, buenos aires argentina, argentina
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100%
 6.5
 22K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, haunted by the past, mind game, manipulations, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, murder, sister, suicide, life is a bitch, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 994
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, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, mystery, crimes, deadly, anti heroes, anti hero, friendship, violence, childhood trauma, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 3.5
 383
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rough, serious, scary, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, who done it, terminal illness, investigation, golden years, murder, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, resistance, ice hockey, hockey ...
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, slasher
Plot: nanny, mystery, mind game, family relations, family problems, crimes, serial killer, deadly, 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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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: mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Plot: memory loss, disorder, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, deadly, murder, gory, sleepwalking, hallucination, support group, surprise party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 51K
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, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, family relations, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, reading ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, danger, uncover truth, losing-it hero, suspicion, memory lapse, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, anniversary, insomnia, death of son, in the woods, gays and lesbians, rabbit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ 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, investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, siblings relations, family relations, disability, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 600
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, neo noir ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, estrangement, investigation, murder, dead father, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 108
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, mystery, police investigation, who done it, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, 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, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, mind game, missing person, haunted by the past, uncover truth, amateur detective, family relations, estrangement, missing child, riddles and clues, parents and children, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, los angeles, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 64K
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, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, plot twist, supernatural, riddles and clues, memory loss, mystery, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, couples, couple relations, mystery, under the surface, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 36K
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, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, family relations, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 338
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: mystery, manhunt, private detective, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 413
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, deadly, danger, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, escaped mental patient, tied feet, ex lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, murder, uncover truth, investigation, murder mystery, mind game, interrogation, purgatory, afterlife, existentialism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, mysterious character, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, deadly, life is a bitch, supernatural, murder, legal, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, legal, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal action, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 653
Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 14K
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: realistic, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, injustice, tragic event, revenge, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, fall in love, haunted by the past, disorder, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 394
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, neo noir, bleak, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: losing-it hero, obsession, mystery, identity, apartment, false name, drugs, nightlife, bathtub, police, telephone, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, dishonesty, family relations, workplace, betrayal, deadly, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ 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, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, mystery, forbidden love, family problems, deadly, law enforcement, infidelity, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%