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The Renovation (2012)
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The Renovation (2012)
Original name: De verbouwing
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tessa opens her luxurious clinic with a big party. She is smart, beautiful, savvy, and happily married with an intelligent adolescent son. But appearances are deceptive. In reality, her marriage is falling apart, her house renovation is a disaster and the finances of her clinic are a mess. Desperate, she accepts the helping hand of a friend from the past who has turned up suddenly, but in doing so, opens herself up to an ordeal of terror and blackmail.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: cheating wife, manipulations, family problems, manipulation, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, surgery, loveless marriage, transplant, renovation, infidelity, unhappy wife, old friend, trap, sexual content, female nudity, sex scene, unfaithful husband, bathtub, marriage crisis, neglected wife, neglectful husband, woman on top
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about couples, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, cheating wife, crumbling marriage and extramarital affair mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Renovation: Addicted (2014), The Dinner Club (2010), Hitched (2001), Friend of the Family II (1996), 360 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Addicted (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A gallerist risks her family and flourishing career when she enters into an affair with a talented painter and slowly loses control of her life.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, sexual
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, lust, temptation, obsession, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, lie, fatal attraction, couples, sexual relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Dinner Club (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Karen (32) and Michel (36) move with their daughter to an exclusive residential area. She soon finds a new close circle of friends: the women of the Dinner Club, and their husbands. But when two of the Club members commit suicide under suspicious ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, danger, best friends, suburbs, society, friendship, jealousy, deception, suicide, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 314
Hitched (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a homemaker discovers that her husband is a philanderer, she imprisons him in their soundproof basement and reports him missing to the police.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: missing person, infidelity, captivity, dishonesty, family problems, secret place, rivalry, crumbling marriage, vengeance, confined, isolation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Friend of the Family II (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Alex decides to have an affair with a woman named Linda while he is on business in New Orleans. When he returns home to his wife and child, he is surprised to find that his wife has hired the off-kilter homewrecker as a nanny to their baby. Alex ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: nanny, infidelity, family problems, deadly, danger, couples, manipulation, psychopath, strong sexual content, betrayal, femme fatale, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 16K
360 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Austria, France, Canada, Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's classic La Ronde, screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, suspense ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, temptation, love and romance, society, couple relations, husband wife relationship, jealousy, nudity (full frontal - brief), dentist, pimp, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, slovakia, paris france, vienna, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 681
Missionary (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife and mother starts an affair with a young missionary... with disastrous consequences.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, stalking, danger, single parent, parents and children, couples, love triangle, sex scene, extramarital affair, obsession, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.6
 405
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, friendship, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulation, manipulations, stalking, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
And Baby Will Fall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Expectant parents become prime suspects in the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was last seen at their garage sale. Model citizen David Rose runs a garden center and is a devoted house-father. Like his wife Ivy, who suffered two stillbirths, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, crimes, love affair, family problems, police detective, family relations, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, pregnancy, mysterious disappearance, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.5
 482
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: cheating wife, murder, inheritance, family problems, crime, couple relations, infidelity, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, manipulations, deadly, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 80
Webdultery (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple in a failing marriage begin to cheat on each other using the power of the internet.
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, extramarital affair, cheating wife, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 626
Pandora's Box (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stuck in a dull marriage, successful shrink Mia DuBois follows a patient's advice and exposes her wild side at a private underground club, where she meets a handsome stranger and begins an affair that may cost her more than just her husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, tense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, nightclub, who done it, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, mysterious character, femme fatale, manipulations, crimes, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: mysterious character, danger, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, stranger, sex scene, drinking alcohol, duel, drinking, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.9
 353
I Am Handyman (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Daniel is a young and ambitious real estate agent with a view to becoming a partner in the company. Along with the boss' wife Marie, he dares to spend a secret and passionate weekend in a luxurious archipelago house which he is supposed to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, danger, sexual relations, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, weekend, realtor, dishonesty, sexual content, blonde, tied to a chair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Black Ice (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saara is a middle-aged doctor who one day finds out that her architect-husband Leo is having an affair with a younger woman, Tuuli. Instead of revealing her true identity, Saara pretends to be someone else and makes friends with Tuuli. At the same ...
Style: psychological, serious, psychological thriller, captivating, tense ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy sex, love affair, self defense, love triangle, cunnilingus, infidelity, dishonesty, family problems, mistrust, pretense, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Truth About Angels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An ordinary guy escapes his turbulent home life when he is invited to an exclusive Hollywood party by his movie star friend, only to discover that there's more to the glamorous world than meets the eye.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, social decay, couples, unfulfillment, nightlife, family problems, movie star, drugs, party, danger, chaos and mayhem, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 989
Knifer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his father death, Nikos moves from Ptolemaida to Athens. His uncle offers him food and shelter while he starts taking care of his dogs. Alone in an isolated suburb, he's wearing down into his misery routine, till the moment his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, starting over, family problems, couples, dull life, infidelity, unfulfillment, uncle nephew relationship, sex scene, murder, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Betrayal (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best friend; the entire story is told from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, unfulfillment, infidelity, dishonesty, betrayal, adultery, danger, rivalry, crimes, friends, autobiography, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 489
Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, confined, couples, family problems, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, dishonesty, family problems, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Stepson, My Lover (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A kind nurse finds herself embroiled in a tense and potentially deadly family affair when she falls for the son of her ruthless new husband.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, older man younger woman marriage, sex with stepson, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, couples, family relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, unfulfillment, love triangle, obsession, love affair, vengeance, couple relations, wedding, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 2K
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 549
Cover (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, church, infidelity, investigation, family problems, couples, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, drug abuse, addiction, hospital, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 382
Counterparts (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Teacher Anne and policeman Georg are thought of as the perfect couple. However, appearances are deceptive: one of them is covered with scars and bruises. But which one is the abuser?
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: family problems, marriage, couples, family, unsupportive spouse, police officer, conflict, sex scene, cheating wife, family relations, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Big Picture (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Paul Exben is a success story – partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg ...
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: downfall, law firm, infidelity, redemption, couples, starting over, haunted by the past, hotshot lawyer, accidental killing, disposing of a dead body, crimes of passion, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, paris france, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family problems, family in crisis, debt, boat, shot in the head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
 309
Samuel Bleak (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a quiet southern town, several lives are changed forever when an isolated mute with a dark secret is admitted to a mental institution.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, family problems, isolation, small town life, crimes, small town, mute, suspect, society, danger, couple relations, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 558
Caged (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After years of suppressing her desires, Stella finds she can no longer ignore her deep-rooted longings. Breaking out of her cage and starting a secret double-life, Stella transforms into a "unicorn", a nickname for single women who indulge ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, erotic, rough ...
Plot: sex therapist, introspection, uncover truth, female masturbation, captivity, downfall, sexual torture, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.9
 152
Heart of Stone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful woman doesn't know if the killer is her lover ... or her husband ... or someone else!
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, obsession, who done it, love affair, manipulation, mind game, manipulations, murder, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 4K
Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Centers on Sara, a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack, a lawyer for a powerful family.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, love affair, extramarital affair, photographer, betrayal, murder, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%