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Sway (2006)
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Sway (2006)
Original name: ゆれる
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A murder investigation reveals a deep-rooted sibling rivalry in director Miwa Nishikawa's brooding family drama. On the one-year anniversary of his mother's death, Tokyo art and fashion photographer Takeru (Joe Odagiri) returns to his small hometown in order to pay his respects. But all is not well back home, and when Takeru's authoritative father questions his sincerity, the frustrated son strikes back with accusations of violent conduct. Though the situation is initially diffused by Takeru's older brother Moniru (Teruyuki Kagawa), who stayed behind to run the family business, tensions once again start to run high when Tekeru, Moniru, and pretty childhood friend Cheiko (Yoko Maki) decide to celebrate their reunion by taking a hike in the wilderness.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, family relations, couples, anniversary, reunion, lawyer, love triangle, witness, brother brother relationship, bridge, haunted by the past, homecoming, crimes, funeral, samurai, tragic love, love and romance, family business, death in the family, resentment, deadly, siblings relations, crimes of passion, sibling relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Sway

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, family relations, crime, haunted by the past and couples mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Sway: Villain (2010), Hazard (2005), Guilty Hearts (2002), West 32nd (2007), Mystery (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Villain (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Shimizu Yuichi (Tsumabuki Satoshi) is a shy and lonely day laborer looking for love. He aimlessly spends time corresponding with girls via telephone dating services and going on random encounters with girls looking for spending cash. His world is ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, murder, couples, crimes, misfit, social misfits, romancing a suspect
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 614
Hazard (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, crimes, teenage rebellion, street gang, escape, heist, coming of age, ice cream truck, bouquet of flowers, carjacking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 174
Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, couples, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 454
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, rivalry, danger, hotshot lawyer, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.5
 947
Mystery (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A car full of irresponsible youths hit a woman on a rainy freeway and think she is trying an insurance scam.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, car accident, double life, sex scene, uncover truth, mystery, murder, crimes, danger, couples, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, family relations, murder, social relations, family life, mental illness, deadly, gory, store, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 384
The Over-Eater (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Séléna is chief of the Marseille police. Respected and feared by his men, his sole enemy seems to be himself, along with his 300 pounds. Strangled by the bursting straight-jacket of his body, tortured by his past, he leads a solitary life in a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police detective, haunted by the past, fall in love, physical appearance, obsession, love and romance, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, cheating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 657
Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, parents and children, gain trust, law enforcement, college, prostitution, danger, rivalry, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 666
Trivial (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, uncover truth, danger, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, death of wife, pursuit, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 174
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, homecoming, crimes, gang, society, family problems, war veteran, gulf war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 110
State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, mind game, mystery, crimes, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal psychologist, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 151
Naomi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilan Ben-Natan is a man on his sixties and a well-known professor of astrophysics at the University of Haifa. He is married with Naomi, a 28 years old, attractive book illustrator. Inclined to suspect, he finds out her wife's betrayal and then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, love triangle, infidelity, couples, crimes, deadly, crumbling marriage, redemption, investigation, disposing of a dead body, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 3K
Down Terrace (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After serving jail time for a mysterious crime, Bill and Karl get out of jail and become preoccupied with figuring out who turned them in to the police. On top of that, the "family business" is on the rocks, and the motley crew of ...
Style: realistic, dark humor, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, murder, family business, crimes, snitch, suburbs, parents and children, uncover truth, gang, release from prison, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, human nature, family problems, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, bittersweet, hopes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 723
The Five of Us (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the girls decide to give a party, and Manon and Sophie hitch ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, murder, reunion, rape victim, friends, crimes, deadly, introspection, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, psychopath, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 829
After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, human nature, downfall, protecting from truth, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, society, rivalry, family relations, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 145
Big Muddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martha Barlow, a modern day outlaw, must reconcile her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, on the run, parents and children, small town, family relations, survival, teenage son, female nudity, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, mystery, unfulfillment, rivalry, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 661
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, danger, love and romance, society, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, couples, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 1K
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: bleak, psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: lake, danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, estrangement, terrorism, destiny, deadly, dealing with death, religions or cults, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 3K
Black Souls (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A former narcotics trafficker now living peaceably in the Calabrian hills is drawn back into his family’s drug-trade dynasty by his impetuous teenage son, in this darkly elegant gangster drama.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, emotional, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, family relations, rivalry, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, family business, crime, crimes, parents and children, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, investigation, mysterious character, uncover truth, family relations, deadly, mystery, crimes, couple relations, who done it, murder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 709
Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, farm, couples, love and romance, rivalry, romance, fall in love, forbidden love, countryside, family relations, siblings relations, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, death of daughter, grief, country house, teenage life, family relations, crimes, hopes, family problems, deadly, youth, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.6
 801
Gangster (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Antonio Moro works for gangster boss Thomas Steel. He lives happily with his girlfriend Tanya who is expecting their child. Antonio's future looks bright, until one evening when he is ordered to kill a person who is close to all of them.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, love affair, neo noir, deadly, law enforcement, love and romance, assassination, moral dilemma, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 7K
Fragments (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychotic man opens fire in a diner, murdering numerous people before killing himself. The survivors struggle in different ways following this horrendous event: a doctor doubts his own instincts and elects to use an experimental medical procedure ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: mentally unstable, group of strangers, haunted by the past, destiny, murder, hitman, family relations, survival, crimes, deadly, post traumatic stress, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, false accusation, family relations, parents and children, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 2K
Halla Bol (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: murder, actor's life, dishonesty, deadly, bollywood, crimes, mentor, infidelity, political corruption, husband wife relationship, security, witness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%