Movies like When a Man Falls

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When a Man Falls (2007)
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When a Man Falls (2007)
Original name: When A Man Falls In The Forest
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The intertwining lives of three men reveal that each deal with his problems in different, self-destructive ways
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative, neurotic, gloomy
Plot: friendship, introspection, estrangement, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, loner, father son relationship, friends, graphic violence, deadend life, loneliness, heroes, earthquake, kitchen, depression, telephone, alcoholic, meaning of life, dream, sleeping, wine, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to When a Man Falls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, couples, introspection, friendship, family problems and unfulfillment mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like When a Man Falls: Downloading Nancy (2008), Multiple Sarcasms (2010), Fistpie (2010), Holy Ghost People (2013), Fear Me Not (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Downloading Nancy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sick of her life, housewife Nancy just wants it to be over and done with, but rather than kill herself, she hires a stranger from the Internet to do the job for her. But fate takes a strange turn when she meets her killer and the two fall in love. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, erotic, bleak ...
Plot: suicidal, fall in love, destructive relationship, self discovery, death wish, bondage, love affair, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
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100%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, contemplative, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, family relations, couple relations, introspection, writer's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
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Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, danger, friendship, friends, graphic violence, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, missing person, drugs/alcohol, rescue, danger, religions or cults, woman in danger, clergy, profanity, graphic violence, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 2K
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Melt with You (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Former college friends meet up for a reunion that leads them to face the apparent disillusionment that defines their lives. After a week of excessive drug and alcohol abuse, events lead them to contemplate fulfilling a self destructive pact they ...
Style: serious, talky, disturbing, depressing, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, regret, suicide, cocaine, binge drinking, introspection, haunted by the past, buddies, policewoman, death of friend, female police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, estrangement, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family problems, human nature, haunted by the past, introspection, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, danger, mysterious character, family problems, couples, stranger, duel, sex scene, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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 ⇓
31%
The Giving Tree (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological, talky ...
Plot: friends, human nature, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, vengeance, parents and children, haunted by the past, introspection, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.9
 294
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, friends, couples, family problems, family relations, introspection, pregnancy, bittersweet, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, singleness, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, serial killer, investigation, crumbling marriage, family in danger, family problems, couples, mind game, amateur detective, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, cheating wife, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, couple relations, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, love affair, obsession, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, alcoholic, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, estrangement, couples, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, one day, greed ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 558
Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers — forcing him to choose between ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, on the run, military, friendship, family problems, military base, life is a bitch, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 8K
A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, going straight, hopes, crimes, introspection, buddies, gang, gangsters, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.8
 165
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: realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, immigrants, life is a bitch, clergy, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 384
Final Recourse (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, addiction, home invasion, car accident, faked death, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, abduction, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, dog, small town, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 191
Perfidy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bolivia, USA, Chile
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Perfidia, begins with a heartfelt version of the immortal title track, while the camera records the journey by a route through a snowy landscape and melancholy, the traveler is the enigmatic and silent Gus Chilean Gonzalo Valenzuela, in his first ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: danger, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, hotel, gay interest, minimal dialogue, mysterious man, hitman, lip synching, dancing, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 20
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Unter Nachbarn (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Good Neighbour is a 2011 German film directed by Stephan Rick. It premiered in competition at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival and was screened at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival and the Hof International Film Festival.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, journalism, neighbor, manslaughter, power relations, buried truth, danger, deadly, male friendship, friendship between men, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, single parent, haunted by the past, human nature, small town life, hopes, estrangement, unfulfillment, family business, cause and meaning, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Road to Paloma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a brutal injustice occurs on a Native American reservation, a son must find redemption for the actions of his past. Road to Paloma is the beautiful journey of two bikers traveling across America's vast west. While Native American Wolf ...
Style: serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing to lose, vigilantism, on the run, friendship, family relations, on the road, crimes, vengeance, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: serious, contemplative, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, on the road, hung over, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 28
Fall to Rise (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A famous dancer is fired after an injury and thrust into the role of motherhood.
Style: contemplative, emotional, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: ambition, introspection, artists and showbiz, dancer's life, hopes, strong female presence, women, dancer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 646
Cut (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, USA, South Korea, Turkey
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother, who had helped to finance his films, has been executed by his own yakuza gang for failing to repay his debts. Described as a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, filmmaking, life is a bitch, estrangement, obsession, violence spree, strong violent content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%