Movies like Secret Ceremony

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Secret Ceremony (1968)
 6.3
 2K
Secret Ceremony (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A tormented rich girl hires a sex worker to act as her mother.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prostitute, mental illness, daughter, stepfather, obsession, psychopath, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family problems, haunted by the past, couples, death in the family, aging, dealing with death, mind game, deadly, master and servant, prostitution, rape, incest, suicide, seduction ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london

Most similar movies to Secret Ceremony

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, obsession, couples, family problems and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Secret Ceremony: Mother's Boys (1993), Heart (1999), The Dinner (2013), Murk (2005), Our Mother's House (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, infidelity, family life, family in danger, obsession, dysfunctional family, deadly, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 612
Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman, plastered in blood, is arrested by a grave, and a tale of loss, lust and jealousy slowly unfolds.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: hospital, obsession, murder, deadly, dishonesty, transplant, family problems, couples, psychopath, parents and children, voyeurism, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, human nature, parents and children, under the surface, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 3K
Murk (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.
Style: psychological, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mind game, woman in danger, destructive relationship, uncover truth, obsession, couples, disability, deadly, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Our Mother's House (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven British children bury their mother and hide her death, until their long-lost father (Dirk Bogarde) returns.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, homecoming, kids in trouble, youth, single parent, danger, dishonesty, parents and children, siblings relations, secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.7
 26K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, stalking, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a boy from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, captivity, obsession, mental illness, voyeurism, dangerous attraction, adult virgin, park bench, held captive, infidelity, couple relations, isolation ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, psychopath, murder, supernatural, mysterious character, mind game, danger, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, family relations, family problems, delusion, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, mental illness, parents and children, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken. ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, aging, obsession, brothel, secret, sexual tension, uncover truth, elderly, golden years, prostitute, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, psychopath, femme fatale, serial killer, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, infidelity, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 546
In Your Image (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ridden by guilt for not being able to have a child, wife decides to conceive by cloning. The daughter she gives birth to is therefor almost identical to her. The child starts to grow rapidly and slowly replaces mom in the household.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, disorder, couple relations, family in crisis, psychopath, clones, doctor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, journalism, crimes, deadly, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: psychological, erotic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, couples, danger, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The House Next Door (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple move into their dream home only to find that their next door neighbor isn't as good-natured as they had initially thought.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, crumbling marriage, investigation, serial killer, family in danger, family problems, couples, mind game, deadly, amateur detective, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 869
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, neo noir, redemption, social decay, emotionless, crimes, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, murder, infidelity, crimes, wedding, family problems, couples, love affair, obsession, vengeance, crumbling marriage, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.8
 299
Dark Obsession (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hugo Buckton seems to have it all: He is apparently rich and has a beautiful wife and a doting son. In actuality, though, Hugo is having money problems and is paranoid that his wife is cheating on him. After a boozy night at a party, Hugo hits and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: hit and run, murder, police, destructive relationship, family problems, left to die, best friends, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, crimes, infidelity, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Road Builder (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye. Based on the novel *Nest in a Fallen Tree* by Joy Cowley.
Style: disturbing, sexual, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, gothic horror, human nature, parents and children, graphic violence, estate, family relations, adult virgin, couples, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Man in Uniform (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry Adler lives in Ontario by himself, regularly visits his gruff and critical father, and works in a bank; he's also an actor. He finds new purpose in life when he's cast as a cop in a realistic TV show. He gets into the part, borrowing ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, vigilantism, anti hero, crimes, prostitute, anti heroes, losing-it hero, actor's life, tough heroes, bank, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 1K
Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, life is a bitch, love and romance, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, death in the family, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, couples, estrangement, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.8
 852
Toxic (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mental illness, mentally unstable, track down, vengeance, violence spree, sexual content, crimes, deadly, criminal's revenge, prostitute, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Other Side of the Street (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Regina, a lonely 65 year old who works on the neighborhood watch for the police in Copacabana, believes to have witnessed a murder in the building across the street, and ends up getting involved with the suspect in a potentially dangerous chain of ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, investigation, deadly, love and romance, aging, amateur detective, crimes, working undercover, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fine Dead Girls (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Croatia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Iva and Maria, a young lesbian pair, rent a favorable, nice dwelling in a less good area of Zagreb, Croatia. But unfortunately, included in the rent are the neighbors, the neighbors from hell. The curious landlady, foreigners flogging nationalists, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: woman in danger, injustice, family problems, couples, society, life is a bitch, crimes, lesbian relationship, prostitute, deadly, double murder, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 10K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, manipulations, couple relations, manipulation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 534
Angelica (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple living in Victorian London endure an unusual series of psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: supernatural, spiritualism, couples, family relations, haunted house, couple relations, danger, ghost, disorder, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children ...
Time: victorian, victorian england, victorian era
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: incest, lesbian incest, lesbianism, isolation, obsession, murder, widow, violence, power relations, love and romance, society, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, dishonesty, wrongfully committed, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 166
The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, life is a bitch, immigrants, clergy, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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