Movies like Isabelle 2011

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Isabelle (2011)
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Isabelle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabelle is a famous and beloved actress from the Netherlands, who disappears when on Holiday in Belgium. She has been kidnapped by bartender Jeanne Bitor, an artist with a disfigured face. Jeanne is very bitter about her 'ugly' appearance, and she is obsessed with the process of dying and deterioration of animals and humans. Therefore, she abducts Isabelle and starves her to death, while painting her in different phases of the process.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic, contemplative
Plot: starvation, obsession, captivity, mind game, crimes, mentally unstable, social differences, isolation, actor's life, rivalry, village, confined, society, female psychopath, kidnapping, basement, abduction, woman in danger, kidnapped woman, physical appearance, nudity (full frontal - brief), painter, female nudity, doberman, female artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, belgium

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, woman in danger, confined, murder, mind game and obsession mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Isabelle: Show Me (2004), The Dinner Club (2010), The Collector (1965), Voice of a Murderer (2007), Rapt (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Show Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two squeegee kids descend upon Sarah and her luxury sedan, the fuse is lit on a tense cat and mouse tale of captors and captives. Sarah is forced to continue her trip to an isolated cottage where the twisted trio bait and entice one another in ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, youth, rivalry, confined, danger, deadly, teenage life, isolation, woman in danger, captivity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, graphic violence, sexual content, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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84%
The Dinner Club (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Karen (32) and Michel (36) move with their daughter to an exclusive residential area. She soon finds a new close circle of friends: the women of the Dinner Club, and their husbands. But when two of the Club members commit suicide under suspicious ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, danger, best friends, suburbs, society, friendship, jealousy, deception, suicide, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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79%
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The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, captivity, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, abduction, crimes, chases and races, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
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67%
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Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, crimes, confined, dishonesty, danger, captivity, uncover truth, abduction, double life, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, confined, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, isolation, rivalry, crimes, slasher, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
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64%
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Roman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, murder, factory, serial killer, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsession, destructive relationship, mentally unstable, danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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58%
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Quiz (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A famous game show host is being harassed in a restaurant by a strange man who claims to have kidnapped his wife and daughter. A morbid game ensues in which the game show host turns out to be the contestant.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, rivalry, mind game, mysterious character, family in danger, danger, crimes, police, father daughter relationship, game, manipulations, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Caged (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After years of suppressing her desires, Stella finds she can no longer ignore her deep-rooted longings. Breaking out of her cage and starting a secret double-life, Stella transforms into a "unicorn", a nickname for single women who indulge ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, erotic, rough ...
Plot: sex therapist, introspection, uncover truth, female masturbation, captivity, downfall, sexual torture, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Hunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the ...
Style: bleak, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, confined, mind game, in the woods, vengeance, nightshift, arrest, accidental killing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
 357
The Scare Hole (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, family problems, mysterious character, family relations, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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53%
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The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, mentally unstable, couples, conspiracy, psychological manipulation, emotional manipulation, paranoia, crimes, murder, writer's life, dishonesty, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hide and Seek (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A desperate, childless couple kidnap a pregnant woman and lead her husband to believe that she is dead.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, missing person, psychopath, pregnancy, surrogate mother, captivity, family problems, mentally unstable, confined, deadly, obsession, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
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51%
The Wild Hunt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A medieval reenactment game turns into a Shakespearean tragedy when a non-player crashes the event to win back his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: role playing, girlfriend, game, pretense, make believe, woman in danger, danger, escapades, village, mind game, in the woods, attempted rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Penthouse North (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive photojournalist lives quietly in a New York penthouse, until a smooth but sadistic criminal looking for a hidden fortune enters her life.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: woman in danger, danger, mind game, crimes, rivalry, heist, confined, obsessive quest, blindness, photojournalist, woman, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, afghanistan
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48%
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24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, family problems, crimes, confined, missing child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, abduction, ransom, crime, kidnapping, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, stalking, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, crimes, drugs/alcohol, missing person, uncover truth, danger, clergy, religions or cults, woman in danger, life is a bitch, church, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Missing Pieces (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A heartbroken man kidnaps two strangers in hopes they will fall in love.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, surreal, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, teenage love, confined, crimes, captivity, wilderness, obsession, love and romance, youth, mentally unstable, breakup, teen romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, dysfunctional family, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, hidden identity, deadly, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, danger, psychopath, theater, small town, deadly, murder, violence, crimes, woman in danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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46%
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Tattoo (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he is hired to body-paint several women for a photo shoot, making the women look like they have large tattoos. As Kinsky grows more obsessed with Maddy, he ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), tattoo, danger, crimes, mentally unstable, voyeurism, graphic violence, sexual content, woman in danger, bondage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Murk (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: mind game, amateur detective, investigation, woman in danger, destructive relationship, uncover truth, couples, disability, obsession, deadly, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
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The Fan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, woman in danger, actor's life, stalking, mentally unstable, slasher, crimes, crime, danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: stalking, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, psychopath, mind game, amateur detective, dishonesty, vengeance, murder, heist, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
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Off Screen (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to warn people about a large-scale fraud, aimed at ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, clever, realistic
Plot: skyscraper, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, vengeance, mentally unstable, hostage, television, hallucination, conspiracy, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 309
Samuel Bleak (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a quiet southern town, several lives are changed forever when an isolated mute with a dark secret is admitted to a mental institution.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, family problems, isolation, small town life, crimes, small town, mute, suspect, society, danger, couple relations, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 763
Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, danger, crimes, couples, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, isolation, stalking, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 359
Unrequited (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: UNREQUITED is a psychological thriller and tells the story of Ben Jacobs, a troubled young man who, on his 18th birthday, has to leave the group home for "troubled teens" where he has been living for the past several months and move back ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: love and romance, unfulfilled love, confined, unrequited love, teenage love, kidnapping, dysfunctional family, crimes, adaptation, danger, abduction, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%