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22nd of May (2010)
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22nd of May (2010)
Original name: 22 Mei
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sam wakes up, gets ready and goes to do his daily job. And then the unexpected happens. A bomb explodes in the center of the shopping mall where he works. He drags himself towards the entrance to save the victims. One by one he pulls them out, until something terrible takes place. In complete hysteria he runs off till he falls down from exhaustion. A woman's voice makes him raise his head. She's one of the victims he saved. She wants to know why the suicide bomber did it. This encounter projects him back in history and even in a surreal world. Thereafter he runs into everyone he saved and feels that their defeat shows many parallels with his own. Even his confrontation with the wrongdoer isn't that straightforward as he thought it would be and confronts him with the fact that guilt and innocence can be pretty much alike.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, emotional, surreal, bleak, captivating, contemplative
Plot: survival, redemption, introspection, rescue, danger, haunted by the past, dealing with death, shopping mall, suicide bomber, guilt, escapades, catastrophe, grief, explosion, innocence, post apocalypse
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, tense, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about danger, haunted by the past, survival, dealing with death, escapades, hopes and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like 22nd of May: The Mortician (2011), A Blind River (2009), Landslide (2005), Travellers (2011), Fearless (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, redemption, neo noir, danger, social decay, emotionless, crimes, corpse, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Blind River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Seong-chan, aka Lucas Fedora, rejects his girlfriend's proposal to get married and start a family of their own and leaves her to return to Korea and find his biological mother. He checks into a run down motel owned by two widows who have demons ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, disorder, haunted by the past, introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, misfit, hotel, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, motel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 3.8
 282
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.3
 515
Travellers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, confined, captivity, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, wilderness, in the woods, buddies, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.1
 21K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, loss of son, confession, rescue, air disaster, starting over, human nature, family relations, survival, hopes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 610
Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, survival, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, prison guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.9
 3K
The End (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of old friends gets together for a weekend in a mountain cabin. Years have gone by and yet nothing seems to have changed between them. But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from the past that continues to haunt them. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, apocalypse, friendship, danger, chaos, isolation, haunted by the past, reunion, escapades, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken. ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, aging, secret, sexual tension, brothel, obsession, uncover truth, prostitute, dealing with death, elderly, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, race against time, daring rescue, survival, rescue, danger, adventure, escapades, forces of nature, mentally unstable, dam, architect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dharma Guns (La Succession Starkov) (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film opens on a water-skiing accident - a girl (Délie) drives a speedboat and pulls a young man (Stan). They are both challenging their own limits when a crash occurs... Stan wakes up from a coma after this serious accident, to find out that ...
Style: contemplative, experimental, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Plot: human nature, self discovery, redemption, disorder, hopes, mad scientist, village, airplane, hugging, pool table, car driving, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Capturing the sadistic serial killer "The Wolf" was just the beginning for rookie cop Johnny Morgan. As he escorts the monster to his new home in the dark underground halls of Parker's Asylum, bedlam ensues and Johnny along with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, survival, psychopath, police detective, danger, serial killer, mental institution, confined, captivity, track down, haunted by the past, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 249
The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mountain, haunted by the past, introspection, family problems, couples, hopes, gender, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations, lesbian relationship, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.7
 506
The Last Light (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves trapped inside an abandoned hospital after an unexplainable apocalyptic event. In addition to being haunted by what they've lost, the strangers must also fight off mysterious creatures that hunt them down one by ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, danger, hospital, deadly, monster, creature, violence, rivalry, abandoned building, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 1K
The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: losing-it hero, introspection, moral dilemma, human nature, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, heroes, surrealism, hell, locker room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 3K
The Tunnel (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it's every man for himself.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, deadly, survival, danger, tunnel, firefighter, mountain, smoking, catastrophe, life & death, youth, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 686
Diamond Flash (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Violeta is willing to do anything to find her missing kid. Elena keeps a strange secret. Lola wants to settle her debts with the past. Juana needs someone who loves her unconditionally and Enriqueta just looks for someone who makes her laugh. These ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, mysterious character, little girl, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, couples, comics, injury ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 802
How to Save Us (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Brian Everett's younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine forcing Brian to traverse across enemy lines to save his brother from an army of ghosts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: island, missing person, survival, ghost, danger, deadly, supernatural, confined, isolation, rescue, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.4
 976
The Dam (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India, United Arab Emirates, Singapore
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After many years two mariners return to homeland with the hope of a new beginning, little did they know about a disaster that would change their destiny.
Style: thought provoking, tense, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: human nature, forces of nature, human spirit, introspection, danger, adventure, hopes, lost love, dam, escapades, catastrophe, explosion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Butterfly Dreaming (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anxious dreams, hallucinations, and paranoid reality torment a young math professor in the aftermath of his wife's death in a car accident. As madness, addiction and affairs send the story spiraling towards its conclusion, the truth about what ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, dealing with death, mathematician, dream, death, gambling, bone
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 359
Unrequited (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: UNREQUITED is a psychological thriller and tells the story of Ben Jacobs, a troubled young man who, on his 18th birthday, has to leave the group home for "troubled teens" where he has been living for the past several months and move back ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: love and romance, unfulfilled love, confined, unrequited love, teenage love, kidnapping, dysfunctional family, crimes, adaptation, danger, abduction, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
 6.4
 550
Operation E (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, survival, captivity, race against time, confined, rescue, escapades, rebellion, danger, political unrest, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 165
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: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, life is a bitch, clergy, immigrants, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 3K
Vital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Hiroshi wakes up in a hospital room and realizes that he was in a serious car accident that caused the death of his girlfriend, Ryoko, as well as the loss of his memory. While trying to regain his memory, one of the first clues that Hiroshi finds ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, psychological, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, deadly, memory loss, love triangle, medical school, crimes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, medical student, autopsy, dream, dissection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 3.9
 915
Dragon Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Duke Evans, out of work NSA analyst, is evicted from his home he moves his family to his grandfather's old cabin. However here they are also threatened when a hellish cyber-attack is unleashed on the US rendering anything with a computer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, invasion, escapades, danger, chaos and mayhem, crimes, immigrants, racism, society, unemployment, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: china, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Distance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: On the eighth anniversary of a cult's failed chemical attack on Tokyo and their subsequent mass suicide, family members of those affected gather at the cult's former base on the shores of a lake to observe the anniversary of their loved ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: danger, life is a bitch, supernatural, estrangement, terrorism, destiny, deadly, religions or cults, dealing with death, death in the family, afterlife, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
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Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, friends, life is a bitch, danger, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, sex show, therapy, pimp, prostitute, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 193
The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, introspection, elderly, drug abuse, terminal illness, dealing with death, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
With a Girl of Himalaya (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Korean executive ventures into the Himalayas in order to deliver the remains of a Nepalese migrant worker to his family.
Style: surreal, emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric
Plot: obsessive quest, family problems, fish out of water, human nature, family life, escapades, misfit, dealing with death, hopes, village, introspection, death in the family ...
Place: nepal, asia, korea, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, haunted by the past, reconciliation, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1975, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, surreal, disturbing, visually appealing ...
Plot: reincarnation, jungle, haunted by the past, introspection, supernatural, dealing with death, hopes, ghost, surrealism, family relations, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%