Movies like The Ape

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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, contemplative
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, family relations, moral dilemma, human nature, disorder, life turned upside down, heroes, parents and children, hell, surrealism, male objectification, mental disorder, locker room, dressing room, driven mad
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern 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 family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ape: Avalon (2011), Blood and Ties (2013), Like a Cast Shadow (2015), Everything Will Be Fine (2010), Resilience (2006). 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: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: nightclub, life turned upside down, siblings relations, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, nightlife, society, disorder, family business, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, kidnapping, uncover truth, murder, crimes, hidden identity, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, danger, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: contemplative, serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, couples, couple relations, under the surface, mystery, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: chase, uncover truth, dishonesty, life turned upside down, obsession, state affairs, disorder, political conspiracy, hit and run, on the run, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.7
 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life turned upside down, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 191
The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
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: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: aging, drug abuse, elderly, introspection, dealing with death, terminal illness, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, losing-it hero, society, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, single parent, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: homecoming, mental illness, parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, alzheimer's disease, corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 645
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: family life, homecoming, family relations, under the surface, parents and children, estrangement, family gatherings, family problems, siblings relations, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 276
Houston (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German corporate headhunter travels to Houston, Texas, in pursuit of a renowned oil company CEO, only to have his life fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: life turned upside down, introspection, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, workplace, alcohol abuse, workplace situations, human nature, disorder, plan gone wrong, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, texas, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, human nature, parents and children, under the surface, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Exit: A personal history (2010)
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: experimental, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, family relations, dull life, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death wish, sexual content, siblings relations, urban, human rights, urban setting, disability
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, babies and infants, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, society, injustice, law enforcement, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Aurora (2010)
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: psychological, bleak, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, losing-it hero, family relations, factory worker, parents and children, unfulfillment, crimes, crime, new wave, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family problems, family in crisis, pig, shot in the hand, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
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Manslaughter (2012)
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: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, life is a bitch, media satire, tv show, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
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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, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, parents and children, estrangement, introspection, family gatherings, island, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, losing-it hero, love and romance, midlife crisis, estrangement, couples, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 545
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, disorder, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, psychopath, clones, doctor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Father's Chair (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Theo is living the good life in an upscale Brazilian neighborhood. He’s a hardworking doctor, husband, and father. However, Theo has chosen his career over his family, and little by little he discovers that his world is crumbling around him. His ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, contemplative
Plot: on the road, family relations, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, relationship vs career, self discovery, disorder, crumbling marriage, parents and children, father son relationship, grandfather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 445
The Deposition (2012)
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life turned upside down, deadly, life is a bitch, a vision, dealing with death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
 872
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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, deadly, best friends, danger, crimes, violence, life turned upside down, friends, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
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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: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, danger, couples, rivalry, graphic violence, criminal heroes, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, racism, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, father son relationship, innocence lost, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, aging, obsession, secret, brothel, sexual tension, uncover truth, elderly, golden years, prostitute, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 744
Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: introspection, murder, rapist, parents and children, elderly, family relations, crimes, estrangement, deadly, gender, youth, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 1K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, psychological manipulation, conspiracy, emotional manipulation, paranoia, crimes, murder, dishonesty, writer's life, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, danger, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 947
True North (2006)
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: realistic, suspenseful, touching, bleak, serious
Plot: ship, illegal immigration, fisherman, parents and children, moral dilemma, dishonesty, life is a bitch, ocean or sea, stowaway, human nature, smuggling, human trafficking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 227
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: psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, missing child, clergy, religions or cults, small town, church, priest, brainwashing, danger, island, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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