Movies like The Christening

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The Christening (2010)
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The Christening (2010)
Original name: Chrzest
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michal has what he always dreamed of: a beautiful wife named Magda, a newborn son, his own firm. He chooses an old friend, Janek, to be the godfather of his child. This is just the beginning of Michal's plan, who asks his friend to take an interest in his wife... At the beginning the plan works out, but it becomes increasingly difficult for Michal to come to terms with it. Michal knows his deeply hidden past will inevitably come back to him, and Janek will have to make a decision, of which he will never forget the consequences.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, crimes, friends, life is a bitch, one more chance, godparent, husband wife relationship, crime, criminal heroes, reform, dog, gangsters, prostitute, fishing, female nudity, sex scene, torture, snow, train, church, baptism, best friend, passionate sex, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland

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Most similar movies to The Christening

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, danger, society, criminal heroes and family relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Christening: A Gang Story (2011), Loverboy (2011), Between Us (2013), Three for the Devil (2006), Tucked Away (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, going straight, hopes, crimes, introspection, gangsters, buddies, gang, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
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95%
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Loverboy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, Sweden, Serbia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luca (20) seduces girls then leaves them in the hands of his friends at the Black Sea port of Constanta. Luca falls in love with Veli, one of his potential victims. It's summer down the Danube river, in Harsova. The music is loud, the cars are ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: prostitute, crimes, lifestyle, small town, womanizer, introspection, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, love and romance, bittersweet, fall in love, romancing a criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania
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91%
 7.1
 1K
Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, under the surface, life is a bitch, friends, countryside, writer's life, brazilian, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Three for the Devil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man just released from a mental institution gets involved in a gold mine scheme while trying to avoid the cops, a wrathful drug dealer, and a sultry femme fatale.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, master criminal, dishonesty, unlikely partners, drug dealing, criminal heroes, confined, couples, friendship, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.1
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, danger, small town, drugs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.9
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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: psychological, tense, neo noir, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, emotionless, social decay, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 643
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, prison rape, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, confined, prison fight, strong violent content, jail cell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.8
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Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, buddies, hopes, redemption, bittersweet, estrangement, profanity, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 189
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: tense, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, immigrants, life is a bitch, clergy, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 325
Pinprick (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A criminal gradually integrates himself into a broken household by methodically asserting control over a teenage girl and her lonely mother.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, contemplative
Plot: youth, criminal heroes, crimes, teenage life, parents and children, uninvited guest, teen angst, figment, coitus, male nudity, fingering
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 647
Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, crimes, injustice, village, haunted by the past, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, assassination plot, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 44
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, gang, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, missing person, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, rescue, danger, clergy, woman in danger, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
White Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sweet housewife has been married to the same crotchety man for 40 years and she just can't bear another day. She starts to poison his food just to see if he might change. When he falls ill, both are awakened to the raw reality of life and ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspense, mumblecore
Plot: couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, marital crisis, husband wife relationship, thirtysomething life, housewife, family relations, family in crisis, cooking and food, in the woods, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, neo noir
Plot: private detective, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, murder, sister, suicide, urban, siblings relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, athlete and trainer, gangsters, danger, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 305
Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family relations, youth, crimes, society, urban, working class, down on your luck, terminal illness, criminal
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.7
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The Jammed (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young Australian woman reluctantly agrees to help a Chinese mother search for her missing daughter and becomes involved in human trafficking and the sex slave trade.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: sex trafficking, missing person, crimes, deportation, manipulation, prostitute, immigrants, social decay, sexual abuse, gangsters, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Blind Injustice (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A blind woman finds herself the target of an attacker again after the person originally convicted of her rape is found to be innocent of the crime.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: prison life, prison, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, injustice, disability, false accusation, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, blindness, surprise attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing child, moral dilemma, clergy, religions or cults, church, small town, social relations, brainwashing, priest, danger, society, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Red Bear (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of the money and reunite with his family, or at least avenge ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: going straight, heist, redemption, estrangement, haunted by the past, parents and children, criminal heroes, society, criminal's revenge, crimes, family relations, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 1K
Avalon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: nightclub, life turned upside down, unlikely criminals, siblings relations, down on your luck, society, disorder, nightlife, family business, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Blood of My Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Portugal
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: single parent, juvenile delinquency, family life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, family relations, working class, violence, urban ghetto, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Forfeit (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An armored car guard's elaborate plan for revenge is threatened by his relationship with an old friend -- a brilliant and unpredictable television preacher.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, scapegoat, couples, betrayal, crimes, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, dishonesty, legal, legal action, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, afterlife, danger, crimes, isolation, deadly, witness, ghost, haunted by the past, excavation, very little dialogue, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
How It All Went Down (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling filmmaker finds himself involved in a dark world of guns, drugs and prostitution.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, tough heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, femme fatale, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, filmmaking, strip club, girl in bra and panties, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Everything about Mustafa (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A man is forced to confront his past after he loses everything in an accident. Mustafa is a successful business man living a seemingly great life with his family when an accident takes it all away from him and leaves him with many questions and a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, taxi driver, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, who to trust, investigation, human nature, crimes, cheating wife, confined, disorder, crying woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the portrait of two recently released prisoners (Pierrette Robitaille and Romane Bohringer) who learn to live in a sugar shack deep in the forest.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: couples, gender, confined, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, gays and lesbians, going straight, isolation, warden, parole officer, lesbian, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%