Movies like P.J.

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P.J. (2008)
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P.J. (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Traumatized and suffering from amnesia after witnessing a terrible accident, a man who calls himself P.J. (Howard Nash) is admitted to a hospital, where psychiatrist Alan Shearson tries to get him on the path to recovery. But Dr. Shearson's boss wants to hand over the patient to the state mental ward, and the man's bitter ex-girlfriend is reluctant to help. Relevant questions of God and faith are tackled in this dramatic yet inspiring film.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, touching, emotional
Plot: hospital, memory loss, losing-it hero, mental illness, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, curses spells and rituals, isolation, accident, spirituality, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, investigation, danger, romance, religions or cults, hopes, boss and employee, power relations, religion, male female relationship, crash, doctor, amnesia, faith ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to P.J.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about danger, uncover truth, crimes, mental illness, dishonesty, life is a bitch and doctors and patients mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like P.J.: Holy Ghost People (2013), Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013), Crazy as Hell (2002), The End of Innocence (1990), Assumed Killer (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, human spirit, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, hopes, female director, depressed woman, debate, court hearing, family dinner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 997
Crazy as Hell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a mysterious patient (Satan, he calls himself) enters the ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, video surveillance, devil, research, obsession, good versus evil, power relations, guilty conscience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, family problems, mental institution, parents and children, drug abuse, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, power relations, family relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 399
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, danger, uncover truth, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
 299
Committed (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Dr. Dupont arrives at a mental facility to apply for a staff position. World famous Dr. Quilly interviews her, and has her sign papers. She is thrilled to get the job, and is shown her room. However, confusion with her room being on the same floor ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, uncover truth, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, danger, rehabilitation, rescue, wrongfully committed, suicide, female doctor, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Good Doctor (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: doctors and patients, evil doctor, obsession, hospital, intern, workaholic, power relations, manipulations, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, life support, nurse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 2K
Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 6K
Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, danger, doctors and patients, uncover truth, rivalry, intrigue, confined, investigation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.9
 292
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 1K
Hipnos (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Dr Sánchez Blanch owns and operates a psychiatric hospital where he specializes in hypnotizing his severely emotionally disturbed patients.
Style: psychological, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: doctor, mysterious character, supernatural, losing-it hero, isolation, mental illness, hospital, hypnosis, mind game, mental institution, ghost, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, brussels, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 555
Firelight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Incarcerated women join a band of volunteers who battle forest fires and assist during natural disasters.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, youth, human spirit, reach out, power relations, juvenile delinquency, hopes, society, friendship, fire brigade, rivalry, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 229
Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: moral dilemma, missing child, clergy, religions or cults, church, small town, social relations, priest, brainwashing, danger, society, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 161
Barking Water (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing against time to find their way home. Frankie needs help and Irene is the one he turns to. He must go home one last time. And, like so many times before, Irene is extending herself ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: lovers reunited, rehabilitation, love and romance, hopes, hospital, one last chance, road trip, memories, memory, self discovery, americana, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 573
Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Linked by a rare psychological disorder, Noah Greene and Emily Gates must uncover the mystery of a tragic past in order to find hope for the future.
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, neo noir, mystery, romance, haunted by the past, mental illness, couples, uncover truth, destiny, foreknowledge, hopes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 9K
Magic Magic (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In remote Chile, a vacationing young woman begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it's too late.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, confined, danger, losing-it hero, mysterious character, mind game, woman in danger, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile, santiago de chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, amateur detective, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, youth, society, danger, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, confined, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, power relations, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, family relations, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 189
Perfidy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bolivia, USA, Chile
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Perfidia, begins with a heartfelt version of the immortal title track, while the camera records the journey by a route through a snowy landscape and melancholy, the traveler is the enigmatic and silent Gus Chilean Gonzalo Valenzuela, in his first ...
Style: realistic, psychological, stylized, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, hotel, minimal dialogue, gay interest, mysterious man, hitman, lip synching, dancing, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, gloomy
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, kidnap, homecoming, parents and children, family problems, hopes, redemption, isolation, fish out of water, teenage girl, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
42%
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Into the Arms of Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two years ago, Andy Barker suffered serious brain damage in a car accident. In the last two days however, memories have started creeping back, triggered by family portraits and strange locations. Andy has a brother who has gone missing and a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, memory loss, human nature, bandit, amnesia, fratricide, death of brother, losing-it hero, prank, paint, body painting, epileptic seizure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 440
The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, deadly, a vision, dealing with death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, hostage, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
For the Good of Others (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor so used to working in extreme situations that he has immunized himself to others' pain. He has switched off from his work, his partner and his commitment as a father. Over the course of a disturbing meeting, Diego is ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: hospital, supernatural, doctors and patients, memory loss, intrigue, couple relations, estrangement, rivalry, doctor, society, power relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Fifth Patient (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Reilly wakes up in an African Hospital with only fragments of his memory in tact. An officer of the local regime, Mugambe, accuses him of being an American spy.
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, memory loss, espionage, undercover, crimes, political intrigue, rivalry, dishonesty, interrogation, deception, undercover agent, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 86
Chosen (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows Michael Todd, a lonely college student, with no direction in his life; he is assigned a research paper about a local New Orleans legend, the tale of Erica Fisc, a girl who disappeared some twenty years prior. As he looks into the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, investigation, danger, on the run, cult
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Ghost and the Whale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man, Joseph, loses his wife at sea, then spirals deep into a world of confusion. The wife's brothers' need revenge! Joseph tries to tell anyone who will listen that a whale killed his beautiful Annabel Lee, but even he doesn't quite ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, life is a bitch, missing person, mental illness, vengeance, social relations, small town, small town life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%