Movies like Katalin Varga

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Katalin Varga (2009)
 7.0
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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, disturbing, gloomy, folk tale
Plot: rape, haunted by the past, obsession, murder, life is a bitch, hidden truth, rape and revenge, revenge, rape victim, gang rape, rape revenge, vengeance, sexual content, child born of rape, pregnant from rape, sex, horse, forest, gypsy, male nudity, cell phone, van, hanging, mother son relationship, cigarette smoking ...
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 crimes, murder, life is a bitch, deadly, vengeance, haunted by the past and obsession mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Katalin Varga: Rape Me (2000), Straightheads (2007), The Silence (2010), People Mountain People Sea (2011), Villa Captive (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.4
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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, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, violent sex, rape and revenge, explicit sex, nihilism, gang rape, rape, prostitute, rape revenge, murder, penetration, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Straightheads (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, rape, murder, gang rape, gang, vengeance, psychopath, haunted by the past, crimes, life is a bitch, misogynist, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ 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, disturbing, psychological, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, child killer, rape, pedophile, police investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, small town, murder, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, track down, redemption, murder, poverty, crimes, journey, rivalry, life is a bitch, hopes, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 3.8
 326
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: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, rape, vengeance, woman in danger, life is a bitch, violence spree, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, death, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, swat team, childbirth, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 976
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, neo noir, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, social decay, emotionless, corpse, urban ghetto, gangsters, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, family relations, losing-it hero, factory worker, unfulfillment, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, depression, police station, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: rape and revenge, rapist, rape victim, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, woman in danger, rape, fear, murder, vengeance, gang rape, rape revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 17K
13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, fish out of water, social decay, reward, contests and competitions, suicidal, gambling, visceral, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 11K
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: poacher, divorce, wilderness, crimes, loner, moral dilemma, human nature, haunted by the past, drifter, murder, violence, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 2K
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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, crimes, promotion, breaking point, dishonesty, life turned upside down, under the surface, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, tense, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: couples, gender, confined, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, going straight, gays and lesbians, warden, isolation, lesbian, forest, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 9K
.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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, couples, crimes, vengeance, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, arms dealer, emotional manipulation, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 656
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, village, haunted by the past, crimes, injustice, rivalry, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, revenge, isolated house, postman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, haunted by the past, athlete and trainer, parents and children, gangsters, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, rivalry, sport, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 648
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, obsession, murder, under the surface, widow, anonymous telephone call, mother son relationship, ghost, mother, cat, garbage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 2K
Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, betrayal, murder, kidnapping, vengeance, mind game, police investigation, haunted by the past, criminal's revenge, undercover, life is a bitch, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 2K
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, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, sexual relations, lifestyle, life is a bitch, victim, sexual abuse, youth, childhood trauma, high school, prostitute, drug use, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.7
 638
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, breakup, crimes, infidelity, couples, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, jealousy, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, frame up, haunted by the past, vengeance, obsession, neighbor, taxi driver, dog, police detective, crimes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 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, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, murder, woman in danger, serial killer, haunted by the past, vengeance, abduction, monologue, videotaping, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: bullying, brutality, punishment, gang, anger, execution, humiliation, cruelty, drug abuse, revenge, vigilantism, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 16K
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, vigilantism, murder, obsession, psychopath, haunted by the past, support group, vengeance, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 42K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, crimes, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, social decay, police detective, drug overdose, game of death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, midwest, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 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: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, mental illness, police investigation, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 10K
Ms .45 (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, vigilantism, sexual abuse, halloween, female killer, vengeance, rape and revenge, killing spree, mute, revenge, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, serious, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, legal, parents and children, injustice, family relations, false accusation, life is a bitch, society, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 60K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, teasing, family in danger, self defense, revenge, brutality, village life, vengeance, breaking point, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 727
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: psychological, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, filmmaking, life is a bitch, estrangement, obsession, violence spree, strong violent content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%