Movies like The Unknown Woman

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The Unknown Woman (2006)
 7.4
 15K
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: twists and turns, suspense, psychological, serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful, erotic, social, feminist film ...
Plot: prostitute, nanny, family relations, haunted by the past, immigrants, maid, crimes, uncover truth, housekeeper, dark past, mystery, murder, audition, police, daughter, female killer, dark secret, money falling through the air, strong female lead, empire, cleaning lady, femme fatale, social injustice, ukrainian, russian ...
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, deadly, mystery, uncover truth, investigation and haunted by the past mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Unknown Woman: The Double Hour (2009), Anna (2013), The Sitter (2007), Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005), Dark Tourist (2012). 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: realistic, serious, mind bending, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: death of lover, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, psychology, life is a bitch, maid, sex, male female relationship, love, police officer ...
Place: europe, italy, turin italy, buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 24K
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: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: manipulation, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life philosophy, brutality, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, murder, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 1K
The Sitter (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, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, nanny, mystery, mind game, family relations, family problems, crimes, crumbling marriage, rivalry, female psychopath, murder, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, haunted by the past, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, murder, sister, suicide, private investigator, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.0
 1K
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, childhood trauma, murder, crimes, mystery, obsession, friendship, violence, killing spree, hotel, gang rape, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.4
 454
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, murder, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, mystery, small town, small town life, ghost, 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: scary, serious, rough, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, terminal illness, who done it, resistance, golden years, law enforcement, crimes, murder, loss of child, dysfunctional family, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Perfect Nanny (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon her release from a mental institution where she was recovering from a suicide attempt, Andrea McBride applies for the position of nanny for a handsome, wealthy surgeon, Dr. James Lewis, a widower with two children. Another applicant is hired, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, obsession, parents and children, under the surface, crimes, murder, family relations, femme fatale, lifetime, woman with a gun, woman seduces a man, strong female lead ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, mistaken identity, haunted by the past, murder, riddles and clues, missing person, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder investigation, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, crimes, murder, sleepwalking, hallucination, support group, mental illness, surprise party, graphic violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, investigation, uncover truth, losing-it hero, memory lapse, suspicion, women's issues, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 741
Trivial (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, death of wife, chase, empire, sex crime, murder, spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, anniversary, insomnia, death of son, empire, forest, gays and lesbians, rabbit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 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, serious, suspenseful, neo noir, intellectual ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, guilt, loss of loved one, ghost, empire ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: autism, murder, legal investigation, investigation, crimes, mystery, siblings relations, uncover truth, imprisonment, family secret, family relations, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 636
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, estrangement, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, investigation, murder, dead father, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 67K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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: supernatural, haunted house, memory loss, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, insanity, investigation, haunted by the past, mental patient, nervous breakdown, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 127
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, rivalry, riddles and clues, who done it, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: missing person, mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, estrangement, family relations, mystery, private detective, amateur detective, crimes, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 39K
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, mind bending, psychological, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, misfit, murder, mental patient, haunted by the past, paranoia, betrayal, psychopath, mystery, surrealism, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: london, europe, east end london, england, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, introspection, family relations, strong female presence, under the surface, mystery
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 355
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: manhunt, mystery, private detective, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police procedural, nypd, snow, fictional country, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 481
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, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, lifetime, death, murder of father, death of husband, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 414
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, serious, mind bending, bleak ...
Plot: losing-it hero, mystery, obsession, identity, hospital, nightmare, drug dealer, nightclub, police, neighbor, cell phone, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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, tense, serious, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, legal action, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, empire, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, afterlife, murder, supernatural, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.0
 697
Cyberstalker (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After spending several years in seclusion, a woman encounters the stalker who murdered her parents over a decade ago, and fears she may be his latest victim when he starts to cyber-stalk her.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, stalker, psychopath, stalking, crimes, computers and web, lifetime, danger, deadly, off the grid
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 713
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, lifetime, strong female presence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, erotic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, forbidden love, mystery, law enforcement, family problems, infidelity, lesbian, asian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: police detective, memory loss, police investigation, uncover truth, murder, mystery, serial killer, mind game, master criminal, terrorism, life is a bitch, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, istanbul turkey, paris france, europe, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%