Movies like Sway

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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, samurai, crimes, funeral, 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 captivating films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, family relations, crime, haunted by the past and couples mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sway: Villain (2010), Your Next Life (2004), Hazard (2005), Guilty Hearts (2002), 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, lovers on the run, unlikely criminals, murder, couples, crimes, social misfits, romancing a suspect, misfit
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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95%
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 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: atmospheric, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, farm, couples, rivalry, romance, love and romance, fall in love, forbidden love, countryside, siblings relations, village, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.8
 726
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, crimes, youth, teenage rebellion, street gang, escape, heist, coming of age, car theft, drugged food, ice cream cone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
 194
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, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, love and romance, crimes, family problems, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, double life, car accident, sex scene, uncover truth, mystery, murder, crimes, couples, danger, 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, tense, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, family relations, crimes, mental illness, deadly, family life, murder, social relations, small town life, store, small town, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 406
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, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, police detective, fall in love, haunted by the past, physical appearance, obsession, love and romance, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, obese, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, murder, gain trust, haunted by the past, parents and children, law enforcement, college, prostitution, danger, rivalry, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 730
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, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, danger, murder, death of wife, pursuit, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 196
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, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 136
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, legal, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal psychologist, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Down Terrace (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 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, suspense, captivating, psychological, biting ...
Plot: family relations, murder, crimes, family business, snitch, suburbs, parents and children, dark humor, uncover truth, gang, release from prison, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 159
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, infidelity, obsession, love triangle, couples, deadly, crumbling marriage, crimes, redemption, investigation, disposing of a dead body, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
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The Five of Us (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 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, crimes, friends, introspection, haunted by the past, deadly, unfulfillment, psychopath, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, human nature, downfall, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, murder, haunted by the past, danger, parents and children, on the run, survival, small town, family relations, 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, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 697
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: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, society, love and romance, danger, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, couples, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, cons and scams, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 heroes, criminal's revenge, haunted by the past, family business, italian mafia, crime, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, investigation, police detective, uncover truth, mystery, couples, family relations, couple relations, who done it, murder, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, legal, false accusation, family relations, injustice, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.1
 251
The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 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: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: afterlife, destiny, terrorism, estrangement, danger, supernatural, life is a bitch, teenage life, religions or cults, haunted by the past, death in the family, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.7
 825
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: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, love and romance, assassination, law enforcement, deadly, siblings relations, love affair, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, forest, deadly, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: haunted by the past, destiny, murder, group of strangers, mentally unstable, hitman, family relations, crimes, deadly, survival, post traumatic stress, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious ...
Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, bittersweet, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, living together, relationship problems, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, crimes, couples, danger, deadly, psychopath, husband wife relationship, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%