Movies like Sleeper's Wake

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Sleeper's Wake (2012)
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Sleeper's Wake (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a secluded cove on the South African coast, a middle-aged writer grieving the deaths of his wife and daughter is drawn into an affair with an alluring teenage girl who is grappling with demons of her own, in this gripping psychological thriller adapted from the award-winning novel by Alistair Morgan. (TIFF)
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual, sexy, gloomy
Plot: dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, danger, couples, isolation, older man younger woman relationship, loss of wife, sex scene, family relations, parents and children, family problems, dealing with death, sexual content, profanity, settlement, nudity (full frontal - brief), sadness, grief, shame, loss, sexual tension, female nudity, car accident, mini skirt, strict father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa

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Most similar movies to Sleeper's Wake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about danger, couples, dangerous attraction, crimes, dishonesty, female nudity and sex scene mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Sleeper's Wake: Oscura Seduccion (2010), Love Sick Love (2012), Crimes of Passion (2011), Dark Blood (2012), Son of Cain (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Oscura Seduccion (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Laura is a successful plastic surgeon who feels her life is somewhat empty. She meets a young nurse and falls in love and experiences sexuality to a extent not known to her. However, In this spiral of desire and seduction both play a dangerous game ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, woman in danger, jealousy, sex scene, violence, love, murder, toxic, danger, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Love Sick Love (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dori and Norman, two stunning and sophisticated serial daters, are destined to endure a terrifying journey through perfect couple-hood: Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and New Year. Except with psychopath Dori, it all needs to take ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, psychopath, couples, female psychopath, country house, weekend, holiday, obsession, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Crimes of Passion (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arturo Bolaño is a mediocre insurance salesman who loves women, booze and any short cut he can find to Easy Street. He thinks he's found it with the beautiful Rebeca Solis, the wife of the owner of the hotel where he stays on business. ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: hotel, murder, danger, dangerous attraction, fall in love, couples, deadly, couple relations, love and romance, blackmail, sex scene, erotic thriller ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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81%
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Dark Blood (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: desert, captivity, isolation, on the road, dangerous attraction, couples, danger, under the surface, radiation, nuclear testing, contamination, off the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, utah
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75%
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Son of Cain (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nico Albert is a very peculiar character teenager, with exceptional intelligence and a single obsession: chess. His parents, concerned about the anomalous attitude of his son, child psychologist hired Julio Beltran. Through therapy and common hobby ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, parents and children, murder, family relations, psychologist, chess, emotional manipulation, teenager, family in crisis, manipulations, teenage life, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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66%
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Playing House (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this taut thriller, newlyweds Jen and Mitch find that three's company and four's a crowd when they ask their friend Danny to move in with them to share expenses. But a sweet situation turns sour when Danny invites a new person into the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, friends, uninvited guest, danger, power relations, couples, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Martin is a screenwriter, who finds himself in one of his own plays: A young woman is found dead in the Thames and no one really knows, what has happened to her.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: mystery, murder, artists and showbiz, crimes, writer's life, danger, uncover truth, missing person, sex scene, disappearance, writers, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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57%
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Missionary (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife and mother starts an affair with a young missionary... with disastrous consequences.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, stalking, danger, single parent, parents and children, couples, love triangle, sex scene, extramarital affair, obsession, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep, Snap is the story of Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician who develops a crush on a young social worker.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dangerous attraction, danger, stalking, haunted by the past, composer, crimes, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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50%
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Honour (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story centered on a young woman is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, track down, crimes, danger, on the run, family relations, woman in danger, parents and children, deadly, family problems, chases and races, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, couples, love affair, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, gory, manipulations, destructive relationship, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Truth (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a couple is taken hostage in their home by an intruder, a simple home invasion robbery turns into something much more complicated...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, heist, couples, confined, betrayal, crimes, danger, dishonesty, vengeance, home invasion, mind game, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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48%
Kaaterskill Falls (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A romantic road trip to the Catskills for some much-needed time alone turns bumpy for Ren (Hilary Howard) and Mitchell (Mitchell Riggs) in this indie film directed by Josh Apter and Peter Olsen. After picking up a hitchhiker, Lyle (Anthony Leslie), ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: survival, estrangement, danger, mysterious character, isolation, wilderness, stalking, married couple, hitchhiker, sexual content, mind game, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
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47%
Sweet Angel Mine (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul, a young man from London, arrives in the small Nova Scotia town of Milestone, where his long lost father was last seen years earlier. Paul is eager to find out what brought his father to this remote community. He meets Rauchine, a young, ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, mentally unstable, danger, single parent, deadly, crimes, confined, rivalry, parents and children, wilderness, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
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47%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: mysterious character, danger, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, stranger, sex scene, drinking alcohol, duel, drinking, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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46%
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Net Games (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The successful publicist Adam Vance of the SFC is in the middle of a campaign to get an important Japanese client and is needy of sex because his traumatized wife Jennifer Vance was raped one year ago and is totally frigid, refusing to have sex. His ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: computers and web, femme fatale, extramarital affair, murder, dishonesty, technophobia, protagonist as suspect, deadly, danger, sexual content, voyeurism, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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45%
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Stash House (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dave and Emma have found the perfect house, until they discover a stash of heroine and end up imprisoned in it by violent thugs.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: survival, stash, couples, confined, danger, crimes, trapped, gangsters, rivalry, escapades, smuggling, new house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Ignorance of Blood (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Javier Falcón, Chief of the Sevilla Homicide Division, must solve two different cases in a short time. In the first case he is personally involved. An old friend of his infiltrated an Islamic terrorist cell and now the group is trying to recruit ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, danger, terrorism, rescue, ransom, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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What You Don't See (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two strangers have a strong impact on a young man who's spending some time with his family in this drama from Germany. Seventeen-year-old Anton has been struggling to make sense of his life since his father committed suicide when Anton was ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, teenage life, family relations, mysterious character, estrangement, youth, danger, destructive relationship, fight, mother son relationship, manipulation, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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43%
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The Passage (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend Tracy, the American Luke travels to Morocco with his British friend Adam to spend vacation and recover his loss. While in Medina, Luke meets the gorgeous Moroccan nurse Zahra and he offers to walk her home. However, ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: danger, couples, tunnel, hotel, conspiracy, deception, cultural difference, tourist, love story, best friends, mountain, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: morocco, north africa
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42%
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Liars All (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On New Year's eve in London, a provocative game spins out of control and ends in murder, the true killer elusive amidst conflicting testimony and hidden motives.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, youth, new year's eve, crimes, mind game, deadly, truth or dare, danger, sex scene, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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42%
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Child of Mine (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An Alberta small-town police chief officially finds no suspect in the bloody stabbing to death of 'working girl' Jane McGill. Her daughters are adopted two years later, trough his friend Alvin, by a London couple who don't qualify yet ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: adoption, murder, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, family problems, family relations, uncover truth, family in danger, parents and children, sister sister relationship, suspicion, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, canada
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39%
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 165
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: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, life is a bitch, clergy, immigrants, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
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39%
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Malibu Eyes (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A stylish, cat-and-mouse suspense story about a young woman's sexual awakening and self-discovery. Alone on vacation in Crescent Bay, unexpectedly abandoned by both her boyfriend and her parents, HANNAH (Courtney Cole) gets caught up in a web ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, erotic, sexual
Plot: mysterious character, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, dangerous attraction, infidelity, sexual relations, beach, voyeur, sex, sexual content, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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39%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family problems, family in crisis, debt, boat, shot in the head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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37%
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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
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36%
Good People, Bad Things (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Good People, Bad Things is the story of a successful architect whose life drastically changes one night after he gets into a car accident. He is suddenly thrust into a world of crime and must fight for his freedom as he is blackmailed into becoming ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: nothing goes right, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, hit and run, unlikely criminals, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Interlocked: Thrilled to Death (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man's life gets wrecked by a woman with whom he had a casual "affair" over the Internet.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, realistic, erotic, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, infidelity, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, vengeance, obsession, strong sexual content, couples, mentally unstable, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Women of the Night (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three entwined stories of love, lust, danger and revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, vengeance, dangerous attraction, love affair, haunted by the past, betrayal, danger, love and romance, dishonesty, destructive relationship, stalking, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Stranger Within (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a traumatic ordeal, acclaimed actress Emily Moore and her psychiatrist husband, Robert, escape on a relaxing vacation to a gorgeous remote Mediterranean island. But on the first night at the house, a young girl arrives, blood on her hands and ...
Style: realistic, scary, twists and turns, serious, exciting ...
Plot: mind game, island, couples, uninvited guest, couple relations, woman in danger, destructive relationship, sexual content, confined, danger, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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