Movies like The Game 2008

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The Game (2008)
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The Game (2008)
Original name: 더 게임
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Struggling artist Min Hee-do is offered three billion won to bet his life to a game against a rich old man, Kang No-sik, who is dying from a terminal illness. The game is for each man to dial a random phone number and guess if the person who answers will be male or female. Hee-do loses the bet, and after a month long brain operation, he wakes up to find that they have swapped bodies.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: brain transplant, painter, body swapping, rich man, surgery, male nudity, doctor, bet, switching bodies, uncle nephew relationship, mistaken identity, identity, identity theft, new identity, brain surgery, mirror does not reflect reality

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological and serious films with plots about male nudity, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, doctor, hospital and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Game: Strings (2011), Rat King (2012), Committed (1991), Ankur Arora Murder Case (2013), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Strings (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Strings is a 2011 American dramatic thriller film about a musician who discovers his therapist manipulates patients into committing crimes.
Plot: love, violence, daughter, surgery, redemption, father daughter reunion, pianist, therapy, vigilante, new identity, piano, talent show ...
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95%
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Rat King (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 18 year old Juri is seriously addicted to online gaming, so much so he becomes isolated from his single mother and pushes his girlfriend to the brink of leaving him. He decides to quit, but is soon lured back by one of his net-mates, Niki, who - ...
Plot: basement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rat, cell phone, hospital, internet, terrorism, terrorist, identity, tattoo, high school, factory ...
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81%
 5.1
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Committed (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nurse is taken hostage by a patient pretending to be a doctor and is forced to administer to everyone.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, mentally unstable, power relations, misfit, patient, doctor, nurse, trap, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Ankur Arora Murder Case (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Romesh (Arjun Mathur) was a young medical intern who dared to dream. He was in awe of Dr. Asthana (Kay Kay Menon), the Chief of Surgery of the Shekhawat General Hospital. All he wanted to was be like him. He lived in with Riya, his co-intern and the ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, suspense
Plot: surgery, death of child, doctor, medicine, snobbism, hospital, death, doctor patient relationship, mastermind, prodigy, peril, medical profession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, kidnapping, transplant, ransom, black market, vengeance, mute or deaf, factory worker, suicide, layoff, crime gone awry, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Maternal Instincts (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pregnant doctor's life is made hell by the deranged patient to whom she gave a hysterectomy, without the patient's consent.
Plot: doctor, cancer, nurse, revenge, pregnant wife, expectant father, pregnant woman, killer, miscarriage, pregnancy, maternity ward
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68%
The Lazarus Syndrome (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An adulterous newspaper reporter, who has just experienced a heart attack, pesters a black doctor into investigating the questionable medical practices taking place at the hospital where both are residing.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: hospital, doctor, newspaper reporter, swimming, doctor patient relationship, stress, adulterer, newspaper man, operating room, videotaping, illegal alien, surgeon ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Flutter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chancer John lives for playing the odds - and he's always willing to take a calculated risk. But when he meets the mysterious and beautiful female bookie Stan, he discovers there's much more to gambling than just greyhounds and horses. ...
Plot: bet, female antagonist, gambling, husband wife relationship
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58%
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A Monster with a Thousand Heads (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When Sonia receives the news that her husband’s cancer has progressed to a critical stage, she races to secure the insurance company’s approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia’s ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: insurance company, insurance, nudity (full frontal - brief), taxi, hospital, male nudity, courtroom, elevator, doctor, death of husband, repeated scene, multiple perspectives ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Face of Evil (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On her wedding night, twenty-year-old Darcy Palmer empties her fiancé's bank account and flees to New York City. Along the way, she tries robbing Brianne Dwyer, who's heading to a New England college for her freshman year, and ends up ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, stolen identity, female killer, college roommate, sociopath, manipulation, college student, teenage girl, artist, psychopath, college, painter ...
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Suture (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, psychological, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, amnesia, evil twin, disorder, family relations, parents and children, memory loss, siblings relations, murder, mistaken identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 58
The Fetist (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Slightly strange Sato entry from 1998 revisting the gay pinku (a broad cinematic term used to categorize a wide variety of Japanese films with adult content) once again. A young man in a somewhat abusive gay relationship slowly loses his mind and ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: gay couple, sense of touch, gay interest, videotaping, oral sex, insanity, reporter, brother sister relationship, fetish, tragic love, homosexual, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 930
Volaverunt (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story revolves around Goya's womanising and the mysterious death of the Duchess of Alba at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th Centuries, at a time when Madrid was wobbling through a difficult time and setting the scene for the ...
Plot: painter, female nudity, female stockinged legs, concealed nudity, footsie under the table, partial female nudity, bare breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Truth Beneath (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After an extremely close national assembly race, Jong-chan wins the nomination of his party. He and his wife Yeon-hong are fully committed to the campaign and when their teenager daughter Min-jin goes missing, Jong-chan convinces Yeon-hong not to ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: revenge, election campaign, disappearance, sex tape, wiretap, mother daughter relationship, hit and run, filicide, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, husband wife relationship, sex in car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Who Is Julia? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A strikingly beautiful and wealthy woman is hit by a truck and is all smashed up and nearly killed. At nearly the same time, a very plain looking lower middle class woman simply faints and suffers brain death. The beautiful womans brain is fine, so, ...
Plot: brain transplant, healing, surgery, surgeon, model, hospital, death of wife, memory, mechanic, death, father son relationship, medicine ...
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46%
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 525
Lose Your Head (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lose Your Head is a psycho thriller about a Spanish party tourist who gets lost in Berlin. The film is inspired by the true story of a young Portuguese man who disappeared some years ago after a night at Berghain.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: missing person, mistaken identity, gender, chase, drugs, party, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians, techno, gay interest, foreigner, disco ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.1
 320
Deadly Embrace (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A beautiful but horny and neglected Beverly Hills wife hires a hot young stud as a gardener. It eventually gets through to her husband that some hanky-panky may possibly be going on, and he begins to spy on her.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: gardener, marital problem, housewife, adultery, jealousy, seduction, male nudity, infidelity, neglected wife, unhappy ending, sex scene, erotica ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Return to Sender (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, thought provoking, suspense
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: rape, rapist, rape victim, rape and revenge, nurse, father daughter relationship, flirting, prison, revenge, crimes, sexual abuse, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
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42%
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 224
Stigma (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black doctor ex-convict returns to the all-white town he knows as home and discovers a deadly disease threatening the citizens. He must fight prejudice and time if he is to save the town.
Plot: sheriff, epidemic, doctor, island, virus, conspiracy, sexually transmitted disease, lighthouse, teenage girl, syphilis, infected, promiscuity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 6K
Moebius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wife, overwhelmed with hatred for her husband, inflicts an unspeakable wound on their son, as the family heads towards horrific destruction.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, semi serious, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, prison rape, sexual abuse, sex with mother, vengeance, dysfunctional family, infidelity, perversion, human nature, strong sexual content, redemption, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 286
Abducted (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mixed-up mountain boy kidnaps a pretty college student.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, hunting, wilderness, father son relationship, murder, attempted rape, attempted escape, abduction, dysfunctional family, runner, filicide, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Solomon Grundy (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 8-year-old Jimmy finds comfort and protection in the form of his imaginary friend, Solomon Grundy. Upon reaching adulthood, Jimmy finds that his invisible friend has not gone away.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: split personality, imaginary friend, dark hero, mistaken identity, fight, betrayal, violence, identity crisis, nightmare, good versus evil, stolen identity, abusive mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Queen of Carthage (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American Drifter discovers a New Zealand Singer and develops and obsession for him.
Plot: male nudity, beach, female nudity, skinny dipping, ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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In the Shadow of the Blue Rascal (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 300 kilos of heroin have disappeared in Necrocity, a city of terror—city of night—where Captain Speed has a gang, and the government hides the dead. Pierre Clémenti’s In the Shadow of the Blue Rascal (À l’ombre de la canaille bleue) is an ...
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, murder, female nudity, bathtub
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 148
Everything Now (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Côte d'Ivoire
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This gripping and wrenching thriller tells the story of Ilan Halimi who was kidnapped for ransom in a Paris suburb. His captors, who dub themselves The Gang of Barbarians, operate under the assumption that his Jewish heritage means he is worth a lot ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, kidnapping, male nudity, anti semitism, pubic hair
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Invisible Witness (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A businessman must explain to his lawyers how he came to be found in a locked hotel room with his dead partner, whose body was covered in money.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: deception, uncover truth, murder, murder suspect, dark secret, parents, mystery, crimes, couples, lovers, dishonesty, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Spy Gone North (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In 1993, former military officer Suk-young Park is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the code name "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: undercover agent, spy, political campaign, political corruption, undercover, top secret, operation, secret mission, military, dictatorship, disguise, government official ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 2000s, year 1998, 20th century
Place: north korea, south korea, beijing china, china, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 594
Dragonflies (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eddie (Kim Bodnia) and Maria (Maria Bonnevie) enjoy an idyllic life in their remote countryside farmhouse. But their happiness is threatened by the arrival of Kullmann (Mikael Persbrandt), an old friend of Eddie's with whom he had committed a ...
Plot: arson, male nudity, dog, chainsaw, prison, animal death, pubic hair, burning building
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.4
 808
Sadayam (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The story is about convict Sathyanathan (Mohanlal) sentenced to death following multiple murders (of two adult men and two girl-children) he has committed and his subsequent prison life till death. The film focuses on his past and the chain of ...
Plot: painter, flashback, murder, death row, prostitution, death sentence, child murder, priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 705
Call Me (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A journalist receives an obscene phonecall that she mistakes for her boyfriend. She then agrees to meet with the caller at a bar, but instead of meeting the boyfriend, she witnesses a murder.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, transvestism, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, stalking, amateur detective, gangsters, on the run, dishonesty, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%