Movies like Leviathan 2014

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Leviathan (2014)
 7.6
 43K
Leviathan (2014)
Original name: Левиафан
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, sincere, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, meditative, depressing, serious, biting ...
Plot: small town, injustice, life is a bitch, political corruption, family problems, human nature, dishonesty, legal, small town life, false accusation, rivalry, family in crisis, depression, justice, friendship between men, dysfunctional family, social satire, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mayor, coastal town, greed, family drama, police corruption, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia

Most similar movies to Leviathan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, murder, society, dialogue, greed, storytelling and death mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Leviathan: The Fool (2014), Elena (2011), In the Bedroom (2001), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Vera Drake (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, dark, suspense, tense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, moral dilemma, violence, rebellion, corruption, small town, lone hero, evacuation, courage, catastrophe, apartment building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viktor spends his free time trawling bars with ladies of questionable repute, from where he is picked up by a wife he doesn’t love, the mother of a child they never planned. Viktor himself was abandoned by his own father, his mother then committed ...
Style: emotional, surprise ending, realistic, suspense
Plot: life is a bitch, greed, disability, brutality, father son relationship, complex characters, runaway, criminal heroes, happy ending, orphan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 11K
Elena (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vladimir is reaching the end of his life and decides to leave his wealth to his only daughter, cutting out his wife and her son from his will.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, sincere, touching
Plot: elderly, elderly couple, second marriage, human nature, social differences, disagreement, couple relations, parents and children, heir heiress, family relations, class differences, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man relationship, vengeance, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, small town, age difference, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: depression, loss of son, tragic event, eviction, life is a bitch, down on your luck, human nature, compassion, debt, muslim, american dream, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 22K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: neighbor, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, pregnancy, injustice, rape, tailor, women's prison, female protagonist, police, miscarriage, working class ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, burma, korea, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 4K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: sincere, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, single parent, russian, hospital, death, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, year 1946
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, carnival, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, power of media, injustice, false arrest, campaign, tragic hero, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 118K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, murder, small town, rape, legal action, court, injustice, trial, punishment, lawyer, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 125K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: psychological, art house, clever, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: female protagonist, rape, small town life, morality, vengeance, haunted by the past, exploitation, secret, mob boss, victim, mountain, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: teenage love, redemption, parents and children, love affair, haunted by the past, family problems, small town, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 2K
City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo ...
Style: rough, captivating, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: racism, political corruption, drug abuse, politics, life is a bitch, urban, lifestyle, human nature, society, social decay, city life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: murder, small town, politics, violence, interview, hypocrisy, sin, life is a bitch, injustice, deadly, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: crime, parents and children, murder, legal, courtroom, false accusation, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, courtroom drama, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 42K
Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, captivating, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, alcoholic, small town, 15 year old, life is a bitch, father son relationship, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, neo noir, false accusation, deception, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism, small town ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: domestic violence, murder, dysfunctional family, arson, social relations, power relations, rivalry, redemption, couples, deadly, small town life, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 52K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: bleak, captivating, dark humor, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, small town life, confession, social relations, goodhearted, human nature, small town, painting, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 18K
Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, faith, priest, isolation, small town, clergy, nuclear, village, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 161K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, suspenseful, emotional, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, uncover truth, crimes, hotshot lawyer, manslaughter, father son estrangement, jury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, snitch, jury, police, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, rebellion, liberal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 597
Salem Falls (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with a troubled past tries to settle down in a small town, finds love and then ends up being the target of a witch hunt.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, false accusation, bigotry, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, social relations, small town life, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The PyraMMMid (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: rise to the top, intrigue, corporate crimes, cons and scams, unfulfillment, crimes, rise and fall, society, political corruption, downfall, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: clever, serious, biting, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, society, crimes, political corruption, dishonesty, fighting the system, politics, assassination, deadly, rise and fall, campaign ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 51K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: heroin, violence, robbery, cocaine, trial, drug dealer, armed robbery, interrogation, crime, corruption, gangsters, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 14K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, sex, police, crime, rock, family relations, social relations, youth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, rough, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, electric chair, injustice, racism, mystery, crimes, wrongfully committed, blind ambition, legal investigation, siblings relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 18K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, corruption, murder, whistleblower, false accusation, crime, political corruption, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%