Movies like Nocturnal Animals

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
 7.5
 280K
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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: neo noir, suspense, psychological, mind bending, touching, surreal, disturbing, visually appealing, brutal, sentimental ...
Plot: revenge, writers, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, loss of family, abortion, rape and murder, ex husband, infidelity, flashback, rape, loss of wife, police detective, divorce, symbolism, art gallery, female nudity, grief, death of wife, extramarital affair, death of daughter, loss of daughter, kidnapping, novelist, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, new york, los angeles

Most similar movies to Nocturnal Animals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspense, suspenseful and neo noir films with plots about crimes, murder, police investigation, violence, brutality, twists and turns and police mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nocturnal Animals: Prisoners (2013), Nightcrawler (2014), Mr. Brooks (2007), The Invisible Guest (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 709K
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: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, revenge, vigilantism, brutality, torture, serial killer, vengeance, twists and turns, missing child, police ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 546K
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: psychological, neo noir, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: character study, journalism, sociopath, cynicism, journalist, ethics, home invasion, morality, graphic violence, crime scene, tv news, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 151K
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, suspense, tense, macabre, melancholic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, split personality, police investigation, murder, maniac, imaginary friend, double life, investigation, secret, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: suspense, surprise ending, psychological, twist ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: uncover truth, lawyer, evidence, interrogation, lie, infidelity, suspect, death, murder suspect, female lawyer, blackmail, moral dilemma ...
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: suspense, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, train, murder, police investigation, adultery, blackout, flashback, psychopath, ex husband ex wife relationship, obsession, investigation, learning the truth ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 979K
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, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, mystery, infidelity, murder mystery, adultery, investigation, missing person, femme fatale, manipulation, police investigation, missing wife, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 74K
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, serious, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Plot: blackmail, infidelity, adultery, dangerous attraction, disorder, police investigation, crimes, couples, betrayal, crime gone awry, twists and turns, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 198K
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, tense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: insanity, twists and turns, split personality, psychology, isolation, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, murder, writer's life, mentally unstable, paranoia, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 392K
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, twist ending, surreal, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, insanity, hallucination, paranoia, uncover truth, obsession, twists and turns, mysterious character, losing-it hero, schizophrenia, life is a bitch, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, violent husband, woman in danger, domestic violence, starting over, on the run, dangerous attraction, psychopath, obsessive love, revenge, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, 90s
Place: boston, africa, usa, san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
The Secrets We Keep (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In post-World War II America, a woman, rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband, kidnaps her neighbor and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, emotional, rough ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, captive, war crime, gypsy, vengeance, rape, revenge, husband wife relationship, murder, tragic past, moral dilemma ...
Time: post world war two, year 1959, year 1946
Place: romania, bucharest, zurich switzerland, europe, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, 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: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: robbery, small town, attempted robbery, twists and turns, gangsters, self defense, revenge, violent, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, kidnapping, mental illness, race against time, haunted by the past, murder, police investigation, heist, manipulation, torture, spy, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 2000s, year 1991, year 2001
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 79K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: neo noir, disturbing, suspense, surreal, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, twists and turns, sex, greed, violent, crimes, deal, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, hitman, killer, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 125K
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, adultery, loner, loneliness, insanity, mental illness, psychopath as protagonist, voyeurism, character study, twists and turns, paranoid, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.
Style: suspense, disturbing, thought provoking, visually appealing, surreal ...
Plot: dementia, suicide, high school, snow, winter, farm, school, estrangement, parents and children, haunted by the past, melancholy, elderly couple ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspense, suspenseful, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, obsession, stalker, adultery, sexual obsession, femme fatale, fatal attraction, extramarital affair, crimes of passion, family in danger, obsessive love, female psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 195K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: surreal, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: doppelganger, symbolism, infidelity, paranoia, spider, mental illness, nightmare, obsession, disturbed individual, twists and turns, nudity (full frontal - brief), lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 14K
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: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, murder, extramarital affair, lust, betrayal, doctor patient relationship, gangsters, lighthouse, manipulation, mystery, femme fatale, courtroom ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 110K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: antisocial behavior, under the surface, mysterious character, family problems, parents and children, psychopath, mystery, estate, family relations, masturbation, youth, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 542K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, murder mystery, mystery, journalism, crimes, paranoia, maniac, killings, uncover truth, police ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 124K
The Guilty (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, police officer, crimes, police, police station, abduction, woman in danger, kidnapped woman, who done it, heroes, chase, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 94K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: road movie, surreal, sexy, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, surrealism, betrayal, forbidden love, violence, hallucination, sex scene, rape, domineering mother, hitman, haunted by the past, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, new orleans, austin texas, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: infidelity, investigation, mystery, adultery, extramarital affair, marriage, murder, twists and turns, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, paris france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 56K
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, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, torture, cia, war on terror, spy, police brutality, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., egypt, south africa, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mental illness, obsession, crazy, memory, paranoia, family relations, delusion, family problems, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, new orleans, peru, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: internal affairs, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, manipulation, corrupt cop, police, corruption, psychopath, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 19K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, lesbian, dangerous attraction, infidelity, betrayal, adultery, teenage life, dysfunctional family, teenage girl, seduction, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 73K
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, suspenseful, exciting, sad, bloody ...
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, death of wife, father daughter relationship, home invasion, vengeance, dark hero, violence, revenge, criminal, police, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, illinois, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 55K
Kalifornia (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, road movie, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, journalism, journalist, lovers on the run, road trip, writers, obsession, on the road, psychopath, cross country, murderous pair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, pittsburgh, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%