Movies like Under the Sand

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Under the Sand (2000)
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Under the Sand (2000)
Original name: Sous le Sable
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful, talky, melancholic, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: tourist, delusion, fainting, missing person, beach, disappearance, sea disaster, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, couples, dealing with death, dedication, coping, mystery, wife husband relationship, sadness, death, male nudity, love, road trip, teacher, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and talky films with plots about death, storytelling, drinking, sex, loneliness, cigarette smoking and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Under the Sand: Swimming Pool (2003), Nenette and Boni (1996), Equus (1977), The Moustache (2005), The Past (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
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Swimming Pool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this ...
Style: sexual, psychological, surprise ending, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: murder, writing, diary, midlife crisis, self discovery, swimming, repression, countryside, subway, swimming pool, writer's life, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, school, pregnant woman nude, dysfunctional family, obsession, human nature, homecoming, self discovery, single parent, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 7K
Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, horse, obsession, mental illness, introspection, atrocity, teenage life, religion, zoophilia, mentally unstable, love and romance, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, greece, ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, escape, architect, couples, mystery, love and romance, couple relations, riddles and clues, mind game, dinner, conspiracy, marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.8
 42K
The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, marriage, infidelity, secret, parenthood, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, incest, couple relations, new year, introspection, family problems, couples, family relations, youth, self discovery, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 8K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, serious ...
Plot: divorce, rape, infidelity, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature, crumbling marriage, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, sicily, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging ...
Style: stylized, meditative, melancholic, scenic, lyrical ...
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, mystery, wilderness, expedition, disappearance, tragedy, suicide, unsolved mystery, friendship between girls, coming of age ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, turn of the century, 19th century
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.6
 8K
The Son (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets.
Style: bleak, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, youth, apprentice, redemption, solitary, stalking, working class, rehabilitation, loss of son, dealing with death, hopes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: los angeles, europe, belgium, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
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Waterland (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, teachers and students, self discovery, couple relations, introspection, couples, power relations, murder, pregnancy, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, pittsburgh, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The School of Flesh (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Paris, Dominique, a middle-aged fashion professional, solicits the services of the handsome Quentin , a bisexual bartender and prostitute who is 15 years her junior. After they first sleep together, their business transaction becomes transformed ...
Style: erotic, sexual, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, love, sex, violence, fashion, romance, society, transvestism, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, morocco, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 41K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, prodigy, student, paranoia, university, manic, parents and children, strong female lead, insanity, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in a chateau, an ambiguous story of a man and a woman who may or may not have met last year at Marienbad.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hotel, chateau, mystery, new wave, obsession, card game, amnesia, extramarital affair, wooing, couples, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: touching, psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, prostitute, estrangement, deadly, family problems, haunted by the past, youth, siblings relations, family relations, robbery, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, algeria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
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Humanity (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, murder, sexual abuse, law enforcement, small town life, police investigation, introspection, society, social relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 1K
Wetherby (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, solitude, investigation, memory, couples, deadly, mystery, mysterious character, crimes, haunted by the past, dinner party, spinster ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 7K
Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, psychiatrist, love, inspector, extramarital affair, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, couples, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, morocco, campus, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 5K
Lemming (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: After the death of his boss's wife, a young engineer faces the sudden psychological metamorphosis of his own wife, seemingly possessed by the soul of the deceased...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, infidelity, extramarital affair, suicide, love and romance, love affair, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, suburban life, hopes, crimes, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Heading South (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A story of three female tourists who visit Haiti, in order to enjoy the sexual nature of the young men.
Style: realistic, disturbing, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: tourist, sexual relations, erection, murder, prostitute, male prostitute, drug use, passion, couples, political unrest, looking for love, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Time to Leave (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing ...
Style: sincere, talky, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, waitress, menage a trois, fashion photographer, tumor, cancer, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, self discovery, couples, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, erotic, bleak ...
Plot: war crime, s&m, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, lovers reunited, danger, hotel, strong sexual content, post war, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: vienna, europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
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Cach? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, suicide, nightmare, haunted by the past, conscience, algerian, lie, family in crisis, mystery, dysfunctional family, french, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, obsessive love, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.4
 642
The Demon (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
Style: psychological, sexual, erotic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, child abuse, greed, dishonesty, couples, strong sexual content, family problems, family relations, danger, siblings relations, couple relations, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.0
 39K
About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: captivating, realistic, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing person, friends, journey, marriage, friendship, guilt, sea, middle class, matchmaking, volleyball, arranged marriage, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family problems, injustice, parents and children, society, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 34K
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: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, delusion, infidelity, past, mental patient, vengeance, crimes, mystery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, britain, east end london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 18K
Lantana (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: talky, psychological, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, cheating, murder, investigation, police detective, disappearance, dancer, jealousy, confession, psychiatrist, divorce, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.
Style: erotic, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, pregnancy, adoption, strip club, poetry, dancing, dancer's life, crimes, couple relations, parents and children, youth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 1K
Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: gloomy, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, babies and infants, ghost, deadly, teenage life, danger, youth, family relations, friends, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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