Movies like Cracks

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Cracks (2009)
 6.6
 20K
Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, melancholic, sexy, disturbing, depressing, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: older woman younger woman relationship, boarding school life, asthma, boarding school, girls' boarding school, lesbian relationship, mental illness, school, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, underage drinking, coming of age, lesbian interest, teenage life, power relations, lesbian rape, teacher, obsession, teenage crush, jealousy, teenage girl, new student, murder, aristocrat, missing child ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934, 30s
Place: england, europe, spain

Most similar movies to Cracks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and sexy films with plots about mentor, storytelling, youth, runaway, death, pornography and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cracks: Black Swan (2010), The Falling (2014), Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), In the House (2012), Confessions (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 745K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, dramatic ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, hallucination, ballet, insanity, surrealism, dancer's life, psychology, paranoia, character study, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 7K
The Falling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: girls' school, friendship, female friendship, schoolgirl, mother daughter relationship, youth, hallucination, teenage life, social relations, sexual awakening, epidemic, flash forward ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: atmospheric, stylized, psychological, meditative, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: missing person, girls' boarding school, valentine's day, unsolved mystery, mystery, coming of age, private school, wilderness, boarding school life, disappearance, friendship between girls, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1900, 19th century, turn of the century ...
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 32K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, witty, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: high school, teacher, student, teacher student relationship, privacy invasion, writers, school, stalking, teen angst, manipulation, high school life, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 39K
Confessions (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, teachers and students, grief, mystery, child murder, social decay, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, crime and punishment, social problems, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, emotional, erotic, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, older woman younger woman relationship, lgbt, forbidden love, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, school, lesbian sex, love affair, lesbianism, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, depressing, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian lover, lesbian teen, lesbian love, friendship, lesbian relationship, boarding school life, roommate, teenage love, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 144K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, sad, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: distopia, existentialism, boarding school, childhood, cloning, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, transplant, life is a bitch, alternate reality, couples ...
Time: year 1994, 90s, 80s, 70s, year 1985 ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 6K
Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school, society, mystery, school, childhood, boarding school life, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, ballet, adulthood, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, lesbian sex, opposites attract, murderous pair, love, crimes, lesbianism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1953, post world war two
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 4K
Tanner Hall (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, teenage girl, youth, power relations, friends, social relations, lifestyle, teenage life, innocence lost, teachers and students, friendship, envy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teachers and students, literature, boarding school life, teacher, poetry, coming of age, poet, suicide, philosophy, dedicated educator, student, boarding school ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, couples, seduction, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, crumbling marriage, terrorism, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 19K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, infidelity, adultery, teenage life, betrayal, manipulation, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: couples, family life, dangerous attraction, mental illness, cons and scams, couple relations, mute or deaf, mysterious character, elderly lovers, dishonesty, rape, guilt ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 1930s
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 318
Boys Love 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aoi, a young teacher with striking good looks, has just learned that his newest student Sora is the alluring teen prostitute he once hired. Here the nightmare begins. As the walls of the prestigious academy become a percolating hotbed of sexual ...
Style: realistic, psychological, semi serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: teacher student relationship, gay, high school, boarding school, teachers and students, private school, student life, transsexual, love and romance, teenage life, school, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 12K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, perversion, mentally unstable, femme fatale, crimes of passion, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 20K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, obsessive love, stalker, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, high school, swimming, hospital, teenager, female stalker, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Browning Version (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British prep school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The ...
Style: touching, talky, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: boarding school, infidelity, greek, power relations, couples, self discovery, love affair, introspection, couple relations, college life, boarding school life, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, asthma, family in danger, psychopath, domestic disturbance, family, haunted by the past, loss of child, rivalry, female psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, seattle, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 388
Teenage Angst (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 64 min.
Story: At an elite private Border School four students form a clique to sneak out of school after hours to meet, drink and play. By trying to escape the golden cage which their wealthy parents have stuck them in, they search for the Extreme. In the course ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense
Plot: boarding school, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, kids in trouble, society, peer pressure, class differences, teen angst, bullying, cruelty, immorality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The determined new headmaster of an English prep school attempts to reform the frequently unruly students, who are tormented by a ruthless bully.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, friends, self discovery, dedicated educator, hardcase students, misfit, lifestyle, power relations, teachers and students, teenage life, corporal punishment, coming of age ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, cynical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, court, crime and punishment, obsession, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, hospital, rescue, redemption, ambulance, coma, misfit partners, dealing with death, haunted by the past, patient, death, insomnia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 43K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, suicide attempt, satire, tenant, apartment building, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 20K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, female psychopath, fatal attraction, mentally unstable, stalking, false accusation, journalism, teenage life, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 608
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, moral dilemma, false accusation, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.6
 108K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: philosophical, psychological, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, nazism, bullying, high school, dictatorship, teacher, suicide, against humanity, dictator, anarchist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 9K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, psychopath, opposites attract, vietnam veteran, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%