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The Ape
Original name: Apan
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing
Plot: human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, family relations, losing-it hero, parents and children, life turned upside down, heroes, disorder, hell, locker room, surrealism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
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Autumn Sonata
Drama, Music
France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
99 min.
 8.3
The Hunt
Drama
Denmark, Sweden
115 min.
 8.3
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Most similar movies to The Ape

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about family relations, parents and children, human nature, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, murder and family problems mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Ape: The Invisible (2002), Sebbe (2010), The Dinner (2013), Resilience (2006), House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Invisible
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenager is assaulted and killed, but returns as a ghost to find his killer.
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ghost, race against time, missing person, high school, supernatural, mystery, murder, youth, police investigation, young heroes, investigation, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
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System:   95%
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Sebbe
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: losing-it hero, social misfits, coming of age, suburbs, introspection, parents and children, teenage boy, teenage life, misfit, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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System:   93%
    User:   92%
 
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The Dinner
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: parents and children, restaurant, under the surface, family problems, family relations, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   85%
 
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 6.8
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Resilience
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, crime, intrigue, human nature, alcohol abuse, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, morality, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
House of the Sleeping Beauties
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken. ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   82%
    User:   93%
 
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Oliver Sherman
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Feeling lost and disconnected, with no family of his own, veteran Sherman Oliver sets out to the countryside in search of the soldier who saved him back in the war. That man, Franklin Page, has long since moved on - to a wife, two children, and a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, small town, friendship, haunted by the past, misfit, disorder, buddies, social misfits, moral dilemma, parents and children, homecoming, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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True North
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: ship, immigrants, moral dilemma, ocean or sea, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, illegal immigration, dishonesty, smuggling, fisherman, bankrupt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, seaport
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System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
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Tirza
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jörgen's world is crumbling. Forced into early retirement and harassed by his ex-wife, the only part of his life which makes sense - his beloved daughter Tirza - is shattered when she disappears on holiday in Namibia. After weeks of terrifying ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsessive quest, parents and children, culture clash, missing child, missing person, escapades, family problems, family relations, amateur detective, prostitute, unlikely partners, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   62%
 
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The Turning
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, postmodernism, small town, introspection, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, homecoming, small town life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
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Gut
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: losing-it hero, gory, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, best friends, murder, voyeurism, deadly, disorder, friends, latex gloves, bra ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   57%
 
The Memory Thief
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: serious, bleak, offbeat, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, losing-it hero, obsession, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, society, unfulfillment, mental illness, social misfits, aging, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   64%
 
 6.8
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Manslaughter
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: losing-it hero, human nature, social decay, society, unfulfillment, ambulance, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, media satire, tv show, crimes, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
Like Father, Like Son
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: childhood, children, father son relationship, lawyer, parents and children, relationships, family bonds, hospital, life turned upside down, mentor, family drama, kids and family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, love and romance, couples, human nature, moral dilemma, obsession, dysfunctional family, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
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Michael
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, captivity, confined, suburbs, crimes, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, secret, pedophile, cellar, isolation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
How I Killed My Father
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive?
Style: talky, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, clinic, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, aging, haunted by the past, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, europe, versailles, czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
 7.0
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Beyond
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, alcoholic father, dying woman, child abuse, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
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One Night
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: witnessing a crime, uncover truth, urban, human nature, moral dilemma, introspection, murder, couple relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
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The Scare Hole
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, mummy, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, cafe, isolation, mystery, woman in danger, torture, danger, domestic disturbance, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
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The Silence
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, dealing with death, small town, crime, haunted by the past, murder, missing child, rape, crimes, danger, deadly, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
A Single Shot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, crimes, danger, human nature, container, shotgun, pickup truck, accidental death, wilderness, trailer, rain, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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The Reunion
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A film between fiction and reality, highlighting questions about group dynamics and established hierarchies. A group of people meet for their high school reunion 20 years later. One of them talks about her being bullied and outcast and soon the ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: realism, human nature, reunion, life is a bitch, social relations, social misfits, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, misfit, unfulfillment, disorder, breaking point ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
Exit: A personal history
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man travels to Holland for an assisted suicide. The young man was convinced that this was his only way of ending an existence that he considered to lack any dignity.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, dull life, urban, unfulfillment, siblings relations, family relations, death wish, disability, human rights
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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Early One Morning
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, bank, crime, violence spree, introspection, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, crimes, deadly, workplace, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   37%
 
Daniel and Ana
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Being kidnapped shatters a brother and sister's harmony, forcing them to confront their desires.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: kidnapping, innocence lost, sexual abuse, incest, siblings relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, obsession, shame, family problems, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
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On the Ice
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, friendship, crime, village, youth, friends, grief, death, social relations, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
Mark of an Angel
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elsa, a woman with a long history of depression in the midst of a divorce from her husband of 12 years develops an obsession with a seven year old girl she sees at a birthday party when she comes to pick up her son Thomas. Determined to find out ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dealing with death, stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, family relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, danger, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Flocken
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a teenage girl reports a rape, her village ostracizes her and her family.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: teenage life, village, village life, youth, parents and children, life turned upside down, society, family relations, social relations, shame, abandoned house, fox ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 

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Aurora
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, tense, bleak ...
Plot: midlife crisis, life is a bitch, crime, new wave, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, murder, parents and children, crimes, deadly, family relations, factory worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
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System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
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Blowfly Park
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Blowfly Park is a psychological thriller which follows Christian Kretschmann, a day-nursery teacher, who may have committed a violent murder. This is the film debut of choreographer Jens Östberg.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, delusion, vengeance, interrogation, friendship, obsession, drinking, death, missing person, confession, revenge, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
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