Movies like Katalin Varga

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Katalin Varga (2009)
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Katalin Varga (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the beautiful, otherworldly Carpathian Mountains a woman is traveling with a small boy in a horse and cart, looking to punish those who once abused her. For years, Katalin has been keeping a terrible secret. Hitchhiking with two men, she was brutally raped in the woods. Although she has kept silent about what happened, she has not forgotten, and her son Órban serves as a living reminder.
Style: bleak, tense, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, disturbing, folk tale
Plot: rape, haunted by the past, obsession, life is a bitch, murder, buried truth, revenge, rape and revenge, gang rape, rape victim, pregnant from rape, rape revenge, vengeance, sexual content, child born of rape, sex, horse, forest, gypsy, male nudity, cell phone, mobile phone, cigarette smoking, hanging, van ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, transylvania

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Most similar movies to Katalin Varga

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, deadly, vengeance and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Katalin Varga: Closure (2007), The Last Deadly Mission (2008), The Silence (2010), People Mountain People Sea (2011), Villa Captive (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Closure (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is instant chemistry between Alice (Gillian Anderson), a businesswoman, and Adam (Danny Dyer), a younger working-class man who installs a security system in her London apartment. She takes him to a party in the country, and they end up making ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape and revenge, gang rape, rape, murder, gang, vengeance, psychopath, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, misogynist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 7K
The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: missing child, rape, child killer, pedophile, police investigation, uncover truth, danger, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, child molester, loss of daughter, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
People Mountain People Sea (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story of vengeance set in China’s wild Southwest, where brutality can be the norm rather than the exception.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, track down, redemption, murder, poverty, crimes, journey, danger, rivalry, hopes, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 3.8
 296
Villa Captive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young actress seeking a life away from adult movies moves to Florida insearch of a new identity. Her newfound peace is shattered when local thugsrecognize her.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, rape, danger, vengeance, woman in danger, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, violence spree, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual assault ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 893
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: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, redemption, neo noir, danger, social decay, emotionless, crimes, corpse, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 1K
Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, promotion, moral dilemma, crimes, life turned upside down, under the surface, dishonesty, breaking point, neo noir, pursuit, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 10K
A Single Shot (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: poacher, loner, wilderness, divorce, danger, crimes, human nature, haunted by the past, drifter, moral dilemma, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.6
 2K
Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: psychological, bleak, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, losing-it hero, family relations, factory worker, parents and children, unfulfillment, crimes, crime, new wave, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 609
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, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, crimes, injustice, haunted by the past, village, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, postman, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 8K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, vengeance, couples, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, passion, beating ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: couples, gender, confined, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, gays and lesbians, going straight, isolation, warden, parole officer, lesbian, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 2K
Freeze Me (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chihiro is raped by three men and it is captured on video camera. She leaves her hometown and prepares to marry a colleague five years later, when one of the rapists arrives and says the others are on their way. He behaves like her long-lost lover ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rapist, sexual abuse, woman in danger, haunted by the past, rape victim, rape and revenge, rape, fear, gang rape, murder, rape revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 836
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: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, gangsters, athlete and trainer, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.5
 593
N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 525
Gun-shy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dito Tsintsadze's drama focuses on a loner whose life changes dramatically, when he gets to know a beautiful, but strange girl. Lukas, a young man doing "meals on wheels" instead of military service, doesn't have many friends and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: stepfather stepdaughter relationship, life is a bitch, lifestyle, obsession, prostitute, murder by shooting, cooking and food, bus, golden years, male in bathtub, sanity, world war two veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 549
Red Amnesia (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A retired widow has her daily routine derailed when she starts receiving mysterious, anonymous phone calls.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, obsession, under the surface, murder, widow, anonymous telephone call, mother son relationship, ghost, police, telephone call, cooking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 17K
Rape Me (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road ...
Style: sexual, bleak, disturbing, controversial, sexy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, rape and revenge, violent sex, prostitute, gang rape, murder, explicit sex, violence, rape, nihilism, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 1K
On the Doll (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On The Doll is a story of the victims of child abuse, and the pain it visits upon their later lives. With interweaving stories following victims and victimizers, the film depicts the variety of experiences of abuse.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, pedophile, lifestyle, life is a bitch, sexual relations, sexual abuse, victim, youth, childhood trauma, prostitute, high school, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 2K
A Crime (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vincent's life is on hold until he finds his wife's killer. Alice, his neighbor, is convinced she can make him happy. She decides to invent a culprit, so that Vincent can find revenge and leave the past behind. But there is no ideal ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: taxi, murder, vengeance, haunted by the past, frame up, neighbor, obsession, taxi driver, dog, boomerang, cons and scams, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, abduction, monologue, video tape, word game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, robbery, criminal, revenge, murder, danger, working undercover, missing person, criminal heroes, the underworld, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 7K
7 Days (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bruno Hamel is a thirty eight year old surgeon. He lives in Drummondville with his wife Sylvie, and their eight year-old daughter Jasmine. Like many happy people, he is leading an uneventful life until a beautiful fall afternoon, when his daughter ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: rape and revenge, rape revenge, child killer, police, vigilantism, kidnapping, vengeance, rapist, torture, murder, rape, haunted by the past ...
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: punishment, gang, bullying, humiliation, anger, execution, cruelty, drug abuse, revenge, brutality, vigilantism, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 647
Cut (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, USA, South Korea, Turkey
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother, who had helped to finance his films, has been executed by his own yakuza gang for failing to repay his debts. Described as a ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, filmmaking, obsession, life is a bitch, estrangement, violence spree, strong violent content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, rough, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, rape, violence, suicide, tough heroes, gangsters, dark hero, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, under the surface, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, injustice, family relations, false accusation, parents and children, life is a bitch, crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 14K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath, support group, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%