Movies like The Ape 2009

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The Ape (2009)
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The Ape (2009)
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: psychological, tense, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: heroes, family relations, parents and children, moral dilemma, human nature, introspection, losing-it hero, life turned upside down, disorder, hell, surrealism, locker room
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe

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 life is a bitch, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, crimes, disorder and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ape: Avalon (2011), Blood and Ties (2013), Resilience (2006), Blowfly Park (2014), Everything Will Be Fine (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Avalon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: nightlife, partners, disorder, nightclub, haunted by the past, society, life turned upside down, family relations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, siblings relations, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
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95%
 6.4
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Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, parents and children, murder, single parent, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
 19
Resilience (2006)
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, moral dilemma, human nature, alcohol abuse, rivalry, life turned upside down, intrigue, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, feud, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 275
Blowfly Park (2014)
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, best friend, confession, obsession, missing person, death, revenge, winter, fight, vengeance, brawl, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Everything Will Be Fine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers.Suspecting a political conspiracy, Falk falls into a frenetic chase to reveal the mystery ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: life turned upside down, obsession, disorder, political conspiracy, dishonesty, on the run, hit and run, uncover truth, chases and races, life is a bitch, state affairs, chase
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Dinner (2013)
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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak
Plot: family problems, couples, family in crisis, couple relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, under the surface, family relations, human nature, restaurant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family gatherings, siblings relations, estrangement, homecoming, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, family life, under the surface, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
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Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Exile is a British psychological thriller television series dealing with the topic of Alzheimer's disease against a background of corruption. It stars John Simm and Jim Broadbent and was broadcast on BBC One. The series received varyingly ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family relations, haunted by the past, mental illness, homecoming, parents and children, life is a bitch, alzheimer's disease, corruption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
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The Deposition (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, memory loss, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, uncover truth, dealing with death, deadly, a vision
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 581
24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: sincere, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis, crimes, confined, crime, kidnapping
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Sebbe (2010)
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage boy, suburbs, teenage life, life is a bitch, social misfits, parents and children, youth, single parent, losing-it hero, escape from reality, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tommy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Sri Lanka
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, parents and children, crimes, criminal heroes, siblings relations, heist
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
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In Your Image (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ridden by guilt for not being able to have a child, wife decides to conceive by cloning. The daughter she gives birth to is therefor almost identical to her. The child starts to grow rapidly and slowly replaces mom in the household.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Plot: cloning, psychopath, family relations, family problems, disorder, dysfunctional family, parents and children, experiment gone awry, family in crisis, couple relations, doctor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.8
 862
Gut (2012)
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: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: losing-it hero, murder, voyeurism, friends, life turned upside down, gory, deadly, disorder, best friends, haunted by the past, bed, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, losing-it hero, social decay, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, babies and infants, moral dilemma, injustice, society, law enforcement, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
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Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: gloomy, realistic, touching, serious, tense ...
Plot: terminal illness, urban, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, down on your luck, crimes, youth, family relations, juvenile delinquency, working class
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Like a Cast Shadow (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sibylle, a pragmatic architect, mother and wife, witnesses a suicide of a woman her age while on vacation in Italy. Devastated by this incident, it causes the perception of her life and her family to change. Something inside of her has been set in ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic
Plot: introspection, under the surface, family relations, couple relations, mystery, couples
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006)
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: sincere, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: aging, human nature, dealing with death, mystery, golden years, haunted by the past, elderly, prostitute, brothel madam, brothel, sleeping, sexual tension ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Perfect Number (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the series by the popular Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino, this is a mystery drama that 'faithfully but freely' adapts the 3rd part in the series, . The story revolves around 3 characters: a woman who unwittingly killed her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense
Plot: mathematics, law enforcement, deadly, buried truth, under the surface, human nature, moral dilemma, murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 184
The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: aging, introspection, drug abuse, terminal illness, elderly, dealing with death, youth, disease
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
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Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: estrangement, dysfunctional family, mental illness, midlife crisis, emotionless, family problems, couples, social decay, workaholic, society, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 576
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hit and run, murder, life turned upside down, deadly, disorder, law enforcement, investigation, private detective, mystery, crime, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
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The Reunion (2013)
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: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: reunion, unfulfillment, social misfits, breaking point, adulthood, human nature, misfit, life is a bitch, disorder, realism, haunted by the past, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.5
 260
Waste Land (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Brussels homicide cop (Jérémie Renier) begins to lose control of his life as he tries to solve a bizarre murder.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: pregnancy, neo noir, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, murder, mental illness, police detective
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brussels, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Invisible (2002)
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: atmospheric, serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, invisibility, crimes, mystery, young heroes, chases and races, teenage life, parents and children, police investigation, supernatural, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
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: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, couples, family problems, couple relations, dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, obsession, disorder, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 195
Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: social relations, religions or cults, missing child, clergy, church, society, moral dilemma, island, small town, pedophile, brainwashing, priest
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Everything about Mustafa (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A man is forced to confront his past after he loses everything in an accident. Mustafa is a successful business man living a seemingly great life with his family when an accident takes it all away from him and leaves him with many questions and a ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, taxi driver, human nature, who to trust, life turned upside down, confined, crimes, disorder, haunted by the past, investigation, cheating wife, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
As God Commands (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad are both outcasts in their suburban town.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: unemployment, parents and children, social misfits, racism, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, misfit, society, alcohol abuse, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 2K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric
Plot: siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, dysfunctional family, family relations, island, family gatherings, hopes, resort, family problems, introspection
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%