Movies like Leviathan 2014

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Leviathan
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: bleak, atmospheric, serious, melancholic, reflective, realistic, meditative, sincere, cerebral, harsh ...
Plot: small town, political corruption, corruption, lawyer, drinking, depression, brutality, suicide, infidelity, justice, guilt, adultery, legal action, russian, injustice, idealism, parents and children, tragedy, greed, politics, storytelling, mayor, betrayal, political, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
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The Godfather: Part II
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UK, France
125 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, bleak, melancholic and serious films with plots about brutality, storytelling, loneliness, culture clash, greed, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Leviathan: The Fool (2014), Vera Drake (2004), In the Bedroom (2001), Bullhead (2011), The Thief (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Fool
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, realistic, serious, dark, harsh ...
Plot: small town, fighting the system, rebellion, corruption, violence, innocence lost, drinking, political, tragedy, greed, russian, justice ...
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How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home
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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
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 7.7
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Vera Drake
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, serious, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, working class, idealism, police investigation, poverty, drinking, family in crisis, realism, injustice, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, london, europe, melbourne australia, korea ...
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
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 7.4
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In the Bedroom
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, serious, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, vengeance, murder, vigilantism, violence, revenge, crumbling marriage, divorce, tragedy, character study, storytelling, guilt ...
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Bullhead
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Story: Young Limburg cattle farmer, Jacky Vanmarsenille, is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman, and an unexpected confrontation with a ...
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Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, friendship, violence, revenge, loneliness, childhood, police investigation, vengeance, brutality, tragedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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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 ...
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Plot: betrayal, russian, parents and children, hospital, death, crimes, drinking, childhood, coming-of-age, dishonesty, brutality, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1946
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House of Sand and Fog
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: bleak, realistic, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, depression, tragedy, hospital, suicide, fighting the system, greed, moral ambiguity, small town, loneliness, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
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System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
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, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, german, surveillance, police, police investigation, tragic hero, injustice, manipulation, media, pornography, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, israel, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, tense, biting, serious ...
Plot: crime, politics, murder, police investigation, police, investigation, protagonist as suspect, political, fascism, brutality, corruption, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
 6.9
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Grand Canyon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, existentialism, violence, introspection, life, destiny, homeless, couple relations, urban, philosophy, unlikely friendships, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, arizona
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System:   26%
    User:   21%
 
 8.0
 121K
Dogville
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Denmark, UK, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway
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: disturbing, art house, bleak, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: small town life, betrayal, rape, human nature, brutality, twists & turns, exploitation, bondage, morality, vengeance, greed, storytelling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   30%
 
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In the rural area around the Anatolian town of Keskin, the local prosecutor, police commissar, and doctor lead a search for a victim of a murder to whom a suspect named Kenan and his mentally challenged brother confessed. However, the search is ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, stylized, meditative, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, introspection, murder mystery, investigation, mystery, solitude, runaway, life & death, guilt, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   29%
 
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Carandiru
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
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Story: Carandiru, a story based on real facts and on the book written by the doctor Drauzio Varella, starts when he decides to carry out an AIDS prevention program inside Latin America’s largest prison: the Casa de Detenção de São Paulo, Carandiru, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, aids, male nudity, murder, realism, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, prison life, attempted murder, police brutality, brutality, drug abuse ...
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    User:   22%
 
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, serious, enigmatic, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, prison, fighting the system, death penalty, death, taxi driver, crime, dedicated lawyer, guilt, legal action, pornography ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: california, poland, warsaw poland
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System:   24%
    User:   27%
 
The Man Who Wasn't There
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: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, serious ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, small town, murder, existentialism, neo noir, greed, unlikely criminals, neo-noir, noir, twists & turns, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
Once Were Warriors
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, intense, brutal ...
Plot: violence, rape, dysfunctional family, poverty, alcohol abuse, child abuse, unemployment, domestic violence, funeral, drugs/alcohol, family life, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new zealand
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System:   24%
    User:   26%
 
 7.2
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Dheepan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Dheepan is a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Style: reflective, enigmatic, art house, talky, harsh ...
Plot: civil war, greed, brutality, gratuitous violence, political, pornography, character study, visceral, family drama, violence, immigrants, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, sri lanka, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
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Calvary
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: dark humor, atmospheric, bleak, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, irish, father daughter relationship, child abuse, murder, death, suicide attempt, clergy, catholicism, sexual abuse, human nature, death threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   27%
 
Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
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System:   23%
    User:   26%
 
 8.1
 126K
La Haine
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, harsh ...
Plot: violence, fighting the system, racism, skinhead, french, friendship, poverty, rebellion, brutality, drugs, realism, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
Dead Man Walking
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, redemption, death penalty, rape, death, death row, murder, justice, lawyer, guilt, brutality, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana
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System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
 7.2
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Frozen River
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: poverty, survival, working class, single parent, money, chase, friendship, gambling, unlikely criminals, culture clash, mentor, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, canada, usa, california, new york state ...
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System:   22%
    User:   21%
 
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, clever, cynical ...
Plot: hotel, murder, politics, drug addiction, drugs/alcohol, racism, corruption, artists and showbiz, conspiracy, world politics, crimes, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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System:   22%
    User:   22%
 
 7.3
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, rough ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston
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System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
 7.9
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A Prophet
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, gangsters, mafia, corruption, french, brutality, organized crime, violence, islam, friendship, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, paris france
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System:   22%
    User:   26%
 
 7.9
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Lilya 4-Ever
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sexual, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: poverty, prostitution, sexual abuse, rape, suicide, violence, redemption, sex, russian, tragedy, friendship, betrayal ...
Place: sweden, estonia, europe, denmark, russia ...
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System:   21%
    User:   17%
 
Salaam Bombay!
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Before Slumdog Millionaire came Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated drama tells the moving story of life on the streets of Bombay as seen through the eyes of Chaipu, a twelve-year-old boy living rough in the city.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental, lyrical ...
Plot: prostitution, homeless, drug addiction, poverty, realism, friendship, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto life, drugs, corruption, coming of age, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, bombay india, mumbai india
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System:   21%
    User:   19%
 

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Blue Collar
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 114 min.
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System:   21%
    User:   25%
 
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, crime, police investigation, police, justice, lawyer, courtroom, politics, gang, district attorney, murder ...
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System:   21%
    User:   21%
 
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