Movies like Nocturnal Animals

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
 7.5
 228K
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, brutal
Plot: rape and murder, writers, ex husband ex wife relationship, neo noir, symbolism, loss of family, rape, revenge, vigilantism, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, brutality, psychological thriller, redemption, murder of family, police detective, divorce, adultery, abortion, ex husband, reading a book, regret, mercilessness, cynicism, hostage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, texas, los angeles

Most similar movies to Nocturnal Animals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about violence, murder, brutality, death, revenge, blood and corpse mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Nocturnal Animals: The Invisible Guest (2016), Nightcrawler (2014), Prisoners (2013), Death Wish (2018), The Girl on the Train (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, tricky, psychotronic
Plot: uncover truth, interrogation, death, female lawyer, murder suspect, false accusation, judge, corpse, marriage, lawyer, suspect, moral dilemma ...
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 445K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, biting, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, morality, satire, graphic violence, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 577K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, neo noir, child abduction, brutality, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 61K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, controversial, reboot ...
Plot: vigilante, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, death of wife, police, dark hero, moral dilemma, justice, danger, betrayal, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, obsession, psychology, violence against women, psychiatrist, infidelity, mental illness, psychiatry, depression, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 70K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, disorder, danger, rape, deception, dishonesty, adultery, crime, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 178K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, female psychopath, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan, rage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 141K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, secret, businessman, police detective, murder, double life, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 349K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, mysterious character, losing-it hero, uncover truth, obsession, life is a bitch, paranoia, insanity, torment, neo noir, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 178K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: small town, robbery, neo noir, family relations, mafia, attempted murder, self defense, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, sexual obsession, adultery, extramarital affair, obsession, crimes of passion, family in danger, sexualized violence, danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, terrorizing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 54K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, kidnapping, terrorist, cia, war on terror, state affairs, introspection, government agency, undercover, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 1K
Mall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Malcom's done with his life. Only the noise of Crystal Meth gives him a reason to keep going - everything else it has long regardless. Equipped with a bag full of weapons and self-made bombs, he makes his way to the nearby mall to really stir ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Plot: voyeurism, serial killer, confined, violence spree, unfulfillment, suburbs, dull life, isolation, deadly, husband wife relationship, shopping mall, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 3K
Descent (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life, but when the chance for revenge comes she as a Victim sinks lower than her Predator.
Style: serious, brutal, rough, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: rape and revenge, haunted by the past, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, student life, society, vigilantism, rapist, youth, college life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: baltimore, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 48K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: vigilante, corruption, justice, murder, drug cartel, fighting the system, loss of child, police corruption, female protagonist, revenge, corrupt official, coma ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, vengeance, sibling relationship, siblings relations, family feud, human nature, estrangement, parents and children, life is a bitch, americana, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 13K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, infidelity, psychiatrist, gangsters, betrayal, love triangle, family problems, femme fatale, manipulation, mystery, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 13K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, violence, murder, police corruption, brutality, danger, dark hero, sociopath, street shootout, paranoia, corrupt politician, hairdresser ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 36K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: murder, children, sociopath, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 1K
Scorned (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.
Style: serious, realistic, surprise ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: seduction, femme fatale, sexual relations, psychopath, manipulation, widow, danger, family problems, dangerous attraction, crimes, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, delusion, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, deadly, parents and children, crimes, psychopath, mental illness, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Her Name Is Carla (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two strangers refuse to leave the seaside home of a couple, which leads to sexual tension and crime.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: mind game, couples, danger, couple relations, adultery, husband wife relationship, stranger, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, domestic disturbance, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 51K
Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prohibition, organized crime, betrayal, revenge, gangster, gangsters, love, mafia, chase, alcohol, friendship, criminal ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, miami, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 112K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, loner, voyeurism, infidelity, stalker, mind game, undercover, dishonesty, impersonating, rivalry, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 828K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, twists & turns, investigation, murder mystery, femme fatale, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, st. louis missouri, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, sex maniac, murder, danger, psychopath, violence, stalking, killer, police, vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, race against time, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, danger, police investigation, crimes, confined, criminal's revenge, mental illness, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, year 1991, 2000s, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Trigger Effect (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: How tenuous is man's hold on civilization when survival becomes an issue? When the lights go out and stay out for several days, suburbanites Matthew and Annie learn the hard way that man is "by nature" a predatory creature. ...
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: blackout, catastrophe, suburbs, danger, sick child, power outage, apocalypse, babies and infants, future dystopia, suburban life, on the run, riot ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 26K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%