Movies like Leviathan 2014

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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: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized, thought provoking, biting, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, mayor, coastal town, injustice, parents and children, political corruption, legal action, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, human nature, corruption, friendship, lawyer, false accusation, family in crisis, dishonesty, society, drinking, family problems, friends, depression, brutality, suicide, resentment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia

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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, society, dialogue, small town, death, loneliness and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Leviathan: The Fool (2014), In the Bedroom (2001), The Thief (1997), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Elena (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, atmospheric, dark, suspense ...
Plot: fighting the system, injustice, rebellion, small town, moral dilemma, corruption, violence, courage, catastrophe, lone hero, evacuation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, small town, dysfunctional family, vengeance, jealousy, fishing, single, ex husband, age difference, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, brutality, criminal heroes, father son relationship, complex characters, happy ending, orphan, disability, runaway
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, single parent, cons and scams, russian, hospital, death, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1946
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, small town, neo noir, murder, crime, crime gone awry, false accusation, district attorney, stabbing, blackmail, execution, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 11K
Elena (2011)
Genre: Drama
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: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere, touching
Plot: elderly, second marriage, elderly couple, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, family relations, disagreement, heir heiress, luxury, murder of husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, bleak, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: legal action, iranian, house, depression, small town, immigrants, eviction, american dream, debt, loss of son, suicide attempt, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 121K
Dogville (2003)
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, bleak, psychological, clever, art house ...
Plot: rape, small town life, exploitation, human nature, bondage, morality, vengeance, haunted by the past, betrayal, greed, strong sexual content, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.7
 584
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, false accusation, bigotry, small town life, injustice, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, starting over, haunted by the past, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, sex, police, crime, strangulation, strong sexual content, rock, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 158K
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, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, lawyer, courtroom, judge, homecoming, murder, hotshot lawyer, parents and children, parent child relationship, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, injustice, racism, electric chair, protagonist as suspect, crime, small town, legal investigation, death row, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, false accusation, crime, courtroom, mystery, british, injustice, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, parents and children, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: realistic, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, pregnancy, injustice, female protagonist, tailor, miscarriage, women's prison, police, rape, family in crisis ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, hamburg germany, korea, burma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: cynical, serious, clever, biting, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, political corruption, fighting the system, politics, crimes, dishonesty, society, crime, blind ambition, rise and fall, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, murder, violence, sexuality, politics, interview, coming out, jury, hypocrisy, sin, gays and lesbians, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rise to the top, rise and fall, ambition, dishonesty, unfulfillment, downfall, intrigue, cons and scams, corporate crimes, political corruption, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Siberian Education (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy
Plot: crime, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, misfit, social relations, aging, human nature, isolation, crimes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.3
 29K
Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama, kids, teens
Plot: prank, unsupportive friend, birthday, bully, small town, friends, kids in trouble, coming of age, friendship, dare, suicide, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 50K
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: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: heroin, violence, interrogation, crime, drug dealer, trial, armed robbery, robbery, cocaine, gangsters, realism, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 41K
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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, child abuse, friendship, hopes, friends, buddies, down on your luck, alcoholic, teenager, murder, pedophilia, snake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, carnival, german, tragic hero, injustice, glory, terrorist, social issues, cologne, communist, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, politics, political corruption, racism, human nature, parents and children, urban, child, xenophobia, vietnam war, police corruption, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 8.1
 17K
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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, priest, winter, pastor, faith, small town, clergy, isolation, human nature, village, introspection, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, teenage life, kids in trouble, children, hopes, society, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, lawyer, bus, redemption, car accident, school bus, betrayal, lawsuit, incest, drowning, loss of child, artist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, night watchman, prison, cons and scams, wrongful arrest, teacher, friendship, loser, love of one's life, unsociability, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 50K
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, dark humor, captivating, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, human nature, small town life, social relations, confession, goodhearted, small town, character study, investigation, mysterious man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 16K
The Child (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: redemption, baby, black market, realism, down on your luck, drug dealer, parent child relationship, small town, dysfunctional family, society, homeless, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 1K
The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, postmodernism, small town, introspection, anthology, indigenous, coastal town, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, friendship, infidelity, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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