Movies like The Confessional

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The Confessional (2009)
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The Confessional (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A disturbed sculptor assumes the identity of a small town priest and designs a game of divine madness for a unsuspecting town.
Style: serious, witty, disturbing, suspense, dark humor, clever, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, crimes, infidelity, political corruption, dishonesty, film within a film, filmmaking, emotional manipulation, villain, psychological trauma, delusion, paranoid schizophrenia, state affairs, corrupted ruler, body swapping, religion, family, occult, temptation, impostor, scandal, doctor patient relationship, priest, illegitimate child, religious leader ...
Place: asia, the philippines

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Most similar movies to The Confessional

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, crime, infidelity and politics mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Confessional: Final Cut (1998), Red Corner (1997), What the Eye Doesn't See (2003), Unbound (2020), The Player (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, investigation, greed, love and romance, danger, mother daughter relationship, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 6.3
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, frame up, legal, false accusation, fighting the system, legal action, political corruption, death penalty, death sentence, justice, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, society, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, political corruption, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.8
 161
Unbound (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Julius Fonteneau has decided to take the law into his own hands after his daughter has gone missing. His only friend supports him while his wife resents him and the police are growing suspicious of his intentions. He must determine right from wrong ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, violence, blood, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, revenge, psycho killer, deception, dishonesty, crimes, vigilante, justice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.5
 55K
The Player (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Style: talky, suspense, clever, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, blackmail, filmmaking, police investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, satire, artists and showbiz, plan gone awry, movie business, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, danger, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, crime, husband wife relationship, family relations, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, deadly, crimes, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Cheating Pact (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three high school students that are under pressure from their parents to get into good colleges convince a shy but very smart girl to take the College Entrance Test for them.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, murder, legal investigation, witnessing a crime, crimes, frame up, college, teenage love, dishonesty, high school, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.0
 182
Dead Gorgeous (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Second World War has just ended and two old friends Rose and Antonia unexpectedly meet in London's Regent Street. Rose is a frustrated housewife married to civil servant with as many secrets as he has mistresses, while Antonia is sick of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: friendship, murder, unlikely criminals, spouse killer, couples, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, couple relations, infidelity, dull life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, slasher, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie producer hatches a scheme to have an actor (Silvio Pollio) kill his fellow filmmakers.
Style: realistic, cynical, dark humor, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: murder, satire, actor's life, dishonesty, deadly, artists and showbiz, politics, crimes, filmmaking, showbiz, cons and scams, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crimes, haunted by the past, crime, law enforcement, murder, housing project, mental institution, husband wife relationship, apartment complex, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed... (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Vishal Dixit leads an ordinary life with his wife and daughter but his once idyllic marriage is crumbling. When he meets a beautiful married woman en route to work on the train, it sparks a torrid adulterous affair. Vishal soon finds that an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, love and romance, family problems, couples, couple relations, dangerous attraction, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, life turned upside down, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 223
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, mother son relationship, murder, danger, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 957
The Magician (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Following the dealings of a Melbourne-based hitman Ray as seen through the eyes of his ex-neighbour and friend Max, an Italian film student. Max and his camera witness Ray's work life as it unfolds from day to day, giving an insight into a ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, witty, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: danger, hitman, witnessing a crime, murder, crimes, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, criminal heroes, profanity, film within a film, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 29K
Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: secret service, investigation, murder, politics, political thriller, conspiracy, crimes, crime, white house, state affairs, deadly, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, crime gone awry, fall in love, moral dilemma, police corruption, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, vigilantism, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 692
Out Cold (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about an angry married couple, a private investigator, and a walk-in freezer.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, clever, rough, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, frame up, infidelity, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, nothing goes right, misfit partners, crime, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.1
 11K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, witnessing a crime, disorder, dishonesty, witness, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town, deadly, small town life, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 3K
Madras (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A portrayal of the lives of the people living in North Madras, focusing on the politics inside the slums and how their plight remains the same, despite the political class luring them constantly during elections.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: politics, rivalry, vengeance, state affairs, crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, betrayal, society, buddies, slum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, race against time, missing child, kidnapping, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 2K
Halla Bol (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ashfaque (Ajay Devgan) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapur) who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, actor's life, dishonesty, deadly, bollywood, crimes, mentor, infidelity, corrupt politician, politician, witness, security ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 1K
The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: tenant, family in danger, psychopath, crimes, suburbs, parents and children, couples, deadly, kidnapping, danger, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 4.4
 233
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 109
The Real Deal (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Real Deal
Style: suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, deadly, murder, hollywood, crimes, dishonesty, fight, womanizer, male female relationship, martial arts training, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, cynical, realistic, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, rise to the top, unlikely criminals, boss ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: dark humor, witty, tense, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, sexism, satire, death, hypocrisy, crime, crimes, culture clash, liberal, unlikely criminals, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Road to Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A passionate filmmaker creating a film based upon a true crime casts an unknown mysterious young woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. Unsuspectingly, he finds himself drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue: ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, filmmaker, passion, investigation, crimes, love and romance, romance, artists and showbiz, femme fatale, filmmaking, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
 593
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%