Movies like The Whisperers

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The Whisperers (1967)
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The Whisperers (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Whisperers tells the story of an impoverished old woman living alone in a seedy apartment who enjoys a rich fantasy life as an heiress. When she discovers stolen money hidden by her son, she believes her fantasy has come true.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, social realism
Plot: elderly, radio, old lady, crimes, mental illness, society, dishonesty, golden years, poverty, stolen money, loneliness, driver, theft, marriage, bus, old age, hearing voices, husband wife relationship, post world war two
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, manchester, northern england, manchester england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about society, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder, husband wife relationship and family relations mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Whisperers: The Mark (1961), Bigga Than Ben (2008), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), The Hot Potato (2012), Capturing Mary (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mark (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A man who served prison time for intent to molest a child tries to build a new life with the help of a sympathetic psychiatrist.
Style: gloomy, sincere, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: sex maniac, sexual abuse, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes, society, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit, mentally unstable, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, northern england
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95%
Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, buddies, immigrants, partners, friends, misfit, dishonesty, cons and scams, society, crime, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The study of a marriage. Jo has five children and husband number two when she meets writer Jake Armitage. She leaves this husband to marry Jake, and his career takes off. A few years and at least one child later, Jo is deeply depressed, breaking ...
Style: clever, gloomy, touching, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: marriage, infidelity, couple relations, family problems, couples, breakup, strong female presence, midlife crisis, self discovery, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, hitman, nuclear threat, crimes, chase, criminal heroes, danger, cons and scams, dishonesty, car chase, gangsters, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: europe, london, england, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: sincere, psychological, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: lifestyle, elderly, estate, introspection, haunted by the past, golden years, social relations, memories, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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68%
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, seance, family in danger, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, missing child, psychopath, missing person, celebrity culture, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
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67%
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: introspection, murder, rapist, parents and children, elderly, family relations, crimes, estrangement, deadly, gender, youth, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
David Copperfield (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A made for TV movie of the Charles Dickens' classic novel, turns Dickens' picaresque tale into an extended flashback, with David Copperfield Robin Phillips as a young man, brooding on a deserted beach, recalling his youth. The characters ...
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, coming of age, disagreement, boarding school life, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, destiny, rich and poor, child in peril, young heroes, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, haunted by the past, investigation, memory loss, family relations, intrigue, family life, flashback, rivalry, amateur detective, social differences ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Panther (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Panther is a semi-historic film about the origins of The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The movie spans about 3 years (1966-68) of the Black Panther's history in Oakland. Panther also uses historical footage (B/W) to emphasize some ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, interracial relations, militant, black panther party, black panthers, revolution, politics, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bloody Kids (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, social misfits, society, youth, prank, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, gory, urban, city life, social decay ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: island, hidden identity, undercover, family problems, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, dishonesty, obsessive quest, redemption, orphan, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, couples, danger, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gay, love affair, society, crimes, life is a bitch, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love and romance, deadly, crumbling marriage, crimes, graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, society, church, estrangement, religions or cults, mormon, uncover truth, oracle, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. His wife pushes him to seek a promotion, which may be a long shot after he gives a dull and tipsy toast at an office dinner. But why would Herr Raab run amok?
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, dark humor ...
Plot: couples, family relations, murder, uxoricide, colleague, losing-it hero, deadly, unlikely criminals, small town life, boss and employee, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: society, mind game, eccentric family, siblings relations, love triangle, haunted by the past, boarding school life, power relations, family relations, master and servant, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: unemployment, friends, family relations, injustice, social decay, down on your luck, friendship, power relations, youth, coming of age, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Living (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the second feature film by Russian director Vasily Sigarev, fate brings ordeals to characters that find themselves immersed in deep crisis; they must seek the strength to cope with adversity. In a remote and cold region of Russia, Galya, a ...
Style: bleak, melancholic, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: destiny, love, tragic love, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, family problems, hopes, dishonesty, dialogue, society, religion, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, society, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Red Desert (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Amid the modern wastelands and toxic factories of Italy, wife and mother Giuliana (Monica Vitti) desperately tries to conceal her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo (Carlo Chionetti). ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: fog, factory, society, car accident, depression, loneliness, anxiety, mother son relationship, unfulfillment, social misfits, couples, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: sincere, emotional, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, family relations, dull life, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, betrayal, society, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 50s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Question of Silence (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other two join her in beating the man to death. Other female ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, mind bending, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, society, battle of the sexes, crimes, dishonesty, mentally unstable, crime, false accusation, deadly, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Scapegoat (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: switching roles, hidden identity, lookalikes, family problems, scapegoat, disorder, coincidence, family relations, dishonesty, cons and scams, estate, mistaken identity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
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Helen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. Another girl called Helen is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is asked to 'play' Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace Joy's last known movements. Joy had ...
Style: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, touching, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hidden identity, crimes, society, obsession, haunted by the past, mental illness, missing girl, police investigation, impersonation, teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, clever ...
Plot: retirement home, friendship, coming of age, reconciliation, youth, golden years, elderly, retirement home life, loneliness, child protagonist, sexual harassment, child in peril ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, hopes, couples, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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October (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, terrorism, kidnapping, good versus evil, deadly, politics, crimes, revolution, working class, rebellion, confined, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1970
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%