Movies like Under the Sand

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Under the Sand (2000)
 7.1
 8K
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, suspenseful, melancholic, enigmatic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, love and romance, haunted by the past, coping, couple relations, crimes, mystery, mentally unstable, love, sadness, husband wife relationship, loss of husband, fainting, denial, tragic event, beach, obsession, sea disaster, couples, dealing with death, dedication ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe

Most similar movies to Under the Sand

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, realistic and enigmatic films with plots about storytelling, obsession, dialogue, couples, weird, husband wife relationship and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Under the Sand: Lantana (2001), Swimming Pool (2003), The Moustache (2005), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), Equus (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, jealousy, psychiatrist, divorce, mystery, human nature, dishonesty, unhappy, police investigation, love and romance, marriage crisis, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 41K
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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, writing, writer's life, self discovery, diary, swimming, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs/alcohol, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: surreal, psychological, serious, meditative, emotional ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, insanity, husband wife relationship, hotel, existentialism, moustache, escape, photograph, shaving, bathtub, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: hong kong, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: chateau, hotel, mystery, obsession, amnesia, haunted by the past, romance, new wave, love affair, hopes, destiny, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, male nudity, zoophilia, mentally unstable, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, family relations, friendship, couple relations, couples, family life, poet, parents and children, crimes, serial killer, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, art house, melancholic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, siblings relations, teenage life, human nature, love and romance, single parent, coming of age, erotica, school, pregnancy, incest ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: murder, suburbs, infidelity, extramarital affair, suicide, love affair, couples, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, suburban life, housewife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 42K
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: psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, family relations, matchmaking, journey, guilt, parents and children, friends, mystery, arranged marriage, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 9K
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: psychological, bleak, sincere, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: obsession, apprentice, youth, redemption, teenage life, going straight, teachers and students, family problems, working class, parents and children, loss of son, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, belgium, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 8K
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, cult film, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, inspector, love, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, vienna, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: incest, family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, life is a bitch, infidelity, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, mystery, unsolved mystery, wilderness, expedition, disappearance, tragedy, suicide, friendship between girls, coming of age ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, turn of the century, 19th century ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 43K
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: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, infidelity, parenthood, family reunited, haunted by the past, love and romance, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: paris france, france, europe, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 9K
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, tense ...
Plot: rape, divorce, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, touching, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, sex, violence, romance, fall in love, love affair, destructive relationship, fashion, lifestyle, society, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 2K
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, teachers and students, haunted by the past, self discovery, introspection, power relations, couples, couple relations, pregnancy, murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1920s, 1940s, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london, germany, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: psychological, disturbing, bleak, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, mental patient, murder, betrayal, misfit, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, britain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 13K
The Apartment (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, love, intrigue, romance, cafe, apartment, fall in love, love triangle, dishonesty, flirting, flirt, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, new york, montmartre paris, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: remarry, mystery, investigation, haunted by the past, love and romance, unlikely criminals, infidelity, couple relations, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, family life ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, europe, los angeles, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, touching, sincere, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, fashion photographer, tumor, self discovery, siblings relations, couple relations, sibling relationship, couples, actor's life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 71K
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, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 158K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, mystery, paranoia, actor, mysterious character, life turned upside down, disorder, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 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, bleak ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, attempted murder, countryside, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, obsessive love, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 34K
Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, artsy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, couples, little boy, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, obsession, love triangle, obsessive love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 42K
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, illness, university, manic, parents and children, family relations, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 36K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, twist ending, bleak, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, life & death, dealing with death, couple relations, danger, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: small town, delusion, musician, whale, philosophy, crimes, social relations, small town life, danger, village life, symbolism, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sincere, psychological, erotic, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strip club, hitman, adoption, pregnancy, poetry, life is a bitch, dancer's life, stripper, love and romance, couple relations, down on your luck, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 818K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, investigation, femme fatale, twists & turns, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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