Movies like Undercurrent

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Undercurrent (2010)
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Undercurrent (2010)
Original name: Brim
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid crew members commits suicide. To fill his gap, a young woman takes his place on the next tour and gradually the fragile balance is tipped, and personal issues that should be left on the mainland cause dangerous friction between the crew members
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, isolation, confined, human nature, power relations, search and rescue, under the surface, gambling, sea, death, sleeping, suicide, fisherman, boat, funeral, brother sister relationship, captain, mentally challenged, crew, jealous husband, cooking, assault, brawl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean

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Most similar movies to Undercurrent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about power relations, human nature, confined, workplace, isolation, society and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Undercurrent: I, the Other (2006), Burnt Out (2005), First Winter (2012), Sea Fog (2014), Blood from a Stone (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, mind game, betrayal, partners, confined, disorder, human nature, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, sicily
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Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: parents and children, fighting the system, workplace, power relations, workplace situations, boss and employee, suffering, middle aged man, friendship, revolt, employee, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, confined, social relations, wilderness, party, innocence lost, menage a trois, yoga, male nudity, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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63%
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Sea Fog (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: immigrants, rescue, fog, down on your luck, human nature, chase, ship, society, murder, accidental death, storm, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: south korea
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56%
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Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, cynical, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, labor union, workplace, rivalry, working class, factory, society, boss and employee, workplace situations, employer, strike ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, provence, mediterranean sea
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54%
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Metalhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's the year 1970 and as Black Sabbath record their first album and mark the birth of Heavy Metal, Hera Karlsdottir is born on the cowshed floor at her parents farm in rural Iceland. The years of her youth are carefree until a tragedy ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: heavy metal, heavy metal culture, depression, rebellion, farm, countryside, lifestyle, rebel, grief, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: iceland, europe
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52%
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Watchtower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Haunted by his dark past, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a terrible secret of her own. (TIFF)
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, human nature, disorder, introspection, isolation, misfit, confined, social misfits, forest, loneliness, society, family tradition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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52%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, dominatrix, mentally unstable, confined, power relations, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, dishonesty, family relations, friendship, phone sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
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50%
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Cold Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. A catastrophe that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.
Style: serious, sincere, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, childhood trauma, unfulfillment, young love, childhood memory, village life, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe
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50%
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One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, human nature, uncover truth, moral dilemma, introspection, dishonesty, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, couples, police investigation, murder witness, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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49%
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Alps (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach offer a service for hire wherein they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased, to assist with the grieving process.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, disturbing, cynical ...
Plot: workplace, death in the family, dark humor, family problems, losing-it hero, dealing with death, boss and employee, human nature, nurse, hospital, absurdism, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Elephant Song (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mind game, doctors and patients, dishonesty, uncover truth, missing person, investigation, power relations, psychiatrist, manipulation, mystery, homosexual love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966
Place: usa, africa
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48%
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Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: confined, heist, woman in danger, single parent, crimes, unlikely criminals, isolation, crime gone awry, bank, parents and children, child in peril, murderous pair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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48%
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K-11 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Raymond Saxx Jr., a powerful record producer, wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey, Raymond is truly a fish out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, transsexual, confined, fish out of water, hopes, gender, violence, power relations, misfit, gays and lesbians, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jerónimo is an antisocial person who rents rooms to foreign people, and then registers their belongings. Sanna, a beautiful and funny Nordic girl arrives at Jerónimo's house, bringing a breath of fresh air to his life. He becomes obsessed ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: opposites attract, obsession, under the surface, foreigner, wooing, stalking, espionage, cooking, hiding, drugs, mural, laptop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, chile, santiago chile
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Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, sincere, non-linear ...
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Houston (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German corporate headhunter travels to Houston, Texas, in pursuit of a renowned oil company CEO, only to have his life fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, texas, europe
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The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, isolation, wilderness, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, confined, escapades, hunger, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
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45%
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Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, confined, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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45%
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A Parting Shot (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A rebellious teenager and a "border-line" young nurse will learn to tame each other and get a fresh start in life...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: hospital, isolation, workplace, child illness, mentally unstable, nurse, death, suicide, corpse, nurse patient relationship, shooting, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, switzerland
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44%
The World Belongs to Us (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On a bridge, one night, a stabbing. There is Pouga. And there is Julien. The film shows the parallel destiny of these two young men who look alike without knowing each other.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, crimes, criminal heroes, athlete's life, destiny, human nature, athlete and trainer, firefighter, multiple storylines, father son relationship, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium
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43%
Young Girls in Black (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Noémie and Priscilla, two teenage girls from working class backgrounds, cultivate the same violence, the same contempt of the world. They are a source of serious concern for family and friends, who sense them capable of going to extremes. Noémie ...
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: human nature, teenage life, family problems, society, youth, dysfunctional family, death, suicidal thoughts, friendship, rebellion, juvenile delinquency, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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43%
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Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, human nature, doctors and patients, isolation, estrangement, confined, misfit, society, social misfits, doctor, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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43%
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Iron Island (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Squatters live on a mothballed oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. The children attend a school on board; men harvest scrap metal and old oil in the hull; women keep house and raise children and Captain Nemat runs it all with an iron hand. We follow a ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: ship, forbidden love, human nature, power relations, injustice, hopes, misfit, young lovers, human spirit, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, persia
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43%
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Capital (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The head of a giant European investment bank desperately clings to power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy them out.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: top executive, rivalry, stock broker, office, boss and employee, workplace, ceo, critique of capitalism, finance, bank, greed, wealth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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43%
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In Your Wake (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An estranged father returns with plans to open a bar with the son who still harbors resentment towards him.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological, bleak
Plot: parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, vengeance, human nature, heist, father son relationship, heist gone wrong, family relations, money problems, boxing, subway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ivy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Turkey, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After months without pay, the already disgruntled crew on a Turkish cargo ship arrives in an Egyptian port and learns that the Port Authority is foreclosing on them. Ordered to anchor offshore, the remaining skeleton crew has their passports seized ...
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: ship, workplace intrigue, society, confined, isolation, working class, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, realism, ocean, surrealism
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 3K
The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: realistic, tense, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace situations, workplace, political intrigue, boss and employee, state affairs, disagreement, prime minister, politician, rivalry, power relations, chief of staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cracks in the Shell (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fine suffers from not being seen but she also does her best at not being noticed, even though she is an acting student. At night, when her mentally handicapped sister Jule cannot get to sleep and stereotypically bangs her head against the wall, Fine ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy
Plot: actor's life, losing-it hero, power relations, artists and showbiz, actress, mentor protege relationship, self destructing, audition, theater, teachers and students, twentysomething life, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Unveiled (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Survival is not enough. Fariba Tabrizi has made it. Under peril of death she has fled from Iran. In Germany she has no alternative way of avoiding the threat of deportation other than to assume the identity of a deceased co-detainee. So what happens ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, female nudity, politics, survival, misfit, fall in love, gender bending, dishonesty, gender, hidden identity, disorder, translator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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42%