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Sea Fog (2014)
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Sea Fog (2014)
Original name: 해무
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.
Style: gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: ocean or sea, down on your luck, immigrants, chase, rescue, human nature, society, boat chase, ship, love, sea, food, sex scene, restaurant, fog, fisherman, storm, boat, murder, illegal immigrant, accidental death, fishing boat
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and psychological films with plots about life is a bitch, society, crimes, murder, human nature, immigrants and down on your luck mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Sea Fog: True North (2006), Bypass (2014), Holy Ghost People (2013), Manslaughter (2012), Nor'easter (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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True North (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, touching
Plot: ship, illegal immigration, immigrants, moral dilemma, bankrupt, smuggling, little girl, human trafficking, decision, chinese woman, death, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, seaport
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 5.7
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Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, urban, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness, working class, society, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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: tense, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, danger, church, society, clergy, rescue, uncover truth, missing person, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: ambulance, losing-it hero, human nature, social decay, society, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, media satire, tv show, crimes, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 5.4
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Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: clergy, church, moral dilemma, island, small town, missing child, religions or cults, society, social relations, brainwashing, pedophile, priest
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Waste Land (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, police detective, mental illness, crimes, law enforcement, murder, pregnancy, life turned upside down
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Perfect Number (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the series by the popular Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino, this is a mystery drama that 'faithfully but freely' adapts the 3rd part in the series, . The story revolves around 3 characters: a woman who unwittingly killed her ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: mystery, under the surface, investigation, uncover truth, human nature, moral dilemma, murder, deadly, law enforcement, mathematics, buried truth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: immigrants, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, photojournalist, photographer, female protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Dirty Hands (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: crime, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, ocean or sea, siblings relations, crimes, family relations, disorder, crime gone awry, race against time, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
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72%
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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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: folk, dealing with death, obsession, family problems, clergy, immigrants, friendship, under the surface, life is a bitch, friends, society, polish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 805
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: bleak, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, urban ghetto, dealing with death, redemption, haunted by the past, social decay, urban ghetto life, crimes, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, life is a bitch, gangsters, violence spree, filmmaking, estrangement
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 740
The Jammed (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young Australian woman reluctantly agrees to help a Chinese mother search for her missing daughter and becomes involved in human trafficking and the sex slave trade.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, sexual abuse, down on your luck, social decay, woman in danger, crimes, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, manipulations, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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56%
 6.6
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The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking
Plot: immigrants, human nature, urban, misfit, society, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, job seeking, unfaithful wife, sex standing up, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
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Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: suspense, bleak, serious, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 120
Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, captivating
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54%
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Avalon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: anti heroes, siblings relations, nightclub, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, disorder, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, haunted by the past, nightlife, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
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PVC-1 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism.
Style: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: race against time, terrorism, woman in danger, chases and races, danger, deadly, rescue, against the odds, real time, gay slur, bomb, railroad track ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: bleak, serious, psychological, disturbing, realistic
Plot: parents and children, restaurant, under the surface, family problems, family relations, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Man of Vendetta (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo, who has a rock solid faith in God at this time, prays wholeheartedly for her safe comeback, but she does not return. Eight years later, Joo ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: clergy, kidnapping, crimes, chase, rescue, starting over, couple relations, missing child, confined, deadly, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, missing person, confined, crimes, chase, mind game, couple relations, chases and races, danger, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Blowfly Park (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Blowfly Park is a psychological thriller which follows Christian Kretschmann, a day-nursery teacher, who may have committed a violent murder. This is the film debut of choreographer Jens Östberg.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, delusion, fight, best friend, brawl, police investigation, winter, friendship, drinking, confession, vengeance, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Word (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Days before the end of the school year, Liliana gives Janek an ultimatum, giving him 24 hours to either prove his love for her or forget about her altogether.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: teenage love, high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, obsession, love and romance, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Roulette (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When three very different people (Mike Baldwin, Will Haza, Ali Lukowski) from three completely different worlds begin a deadly game of Russian Roulette, they soon discover that their pasts are a trilogy of overlapping events that have brought them ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, destiny, down on your luck, deadly, life is a bitch, woman in danger, suicide, russian roulette, unreliable narrator, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: serious, tense, touching, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: babies and infants, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, social decay, life turned upside down, police, family tragedy, domestic violence, moral dilemma, injustice, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: serious, bleak, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: happiness, refugee, humiliation, love, revenge, immigrants, hopes, misfit, society, social misfits, human nature, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, crime, intrigue, human nature, alcohol abuse, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, murder, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, stockholm syndrome, homecoming, family relations, redemption, parents and children, hopes, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
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The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, drugs/alcohol, small town, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, riddles and clues, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: life is a bitch, society, iranian, social misfits, down on your luck, taxi driver, vignette, prostitute
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
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