Movies like Shadows of a Hot Summer

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Shadows of a Hot Summer (1978)
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Shadows of a Hot Summer (1978)
Original name: Stíny horkého léta
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A story set in 1947 when Ukrainian right-wing anti-Communist guerillas, looking like and feeling like Nazi's, are trying to fight their way through Czechoslovakia to Austria. They come out of the forest to occupy a family's countryside farm house, kidnapping a doctor to help heal one of their wounded, but this could just as easily be about the post-war occupying forces in Eastern Europe, or the occupying Soviet forces in the 60's, as there is an initial belief that there is nothing anyone can do.
Plot: dog, school, horse, fight, terrorist, friendship, violence, forest, death, hostage, criminal, family relations, excavation, restaurant, surgery, alcohol, german shepherd, farmer, baby, friendship between men, farm, doctor, poacher, death of protagonist, parenthood ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947
Place: czechoslovakia

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Most similar movies to Shadows of a Hot Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspense, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, death, blood, violence, family relations, photograph and dog mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Shadows of a Hot Summer: The Strange Ones (2017), The Occupant (2020), Firstborn (1984), Agonie (2016), Madness (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: pedophile, motel, nightmare, cave, road trip, sibling relationship, child abuse, boy, investigation, hiding place, pretending to be someone else, psychopath ...
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100%
 6.3
 10K
The Occupant (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An unemployed executive is forced to sell his apartment. When he discovers that he still has the keys, he becomes obsessed with the family that now lives there and decides to recover the life he has lost, at any price.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: blackmail, couple relations, intruder, suspicion, unemployed, beating, jealousy, pedophile, couples, fight, advertising, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 2K
Firstborn (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, serious, biting ...
Plot: woman in danger, single parent, family relations, dysfunctional family, family in danger, school, chase, teenager, little brother, innocence lost, downfall, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 251
Agonie (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the 3rd of October a twenty-four-year-old student from Vienna kills his lover and chops up her corpse. Her torso is found in a dumpster, other body parts and the head are missing. There is no clue about the motive of the murder. A silent ...
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: gay slur, closeted homosexual, gay, arm wrestling, bdsm, male homosexuality, police station, blood on hand, man hits a woman, weightlifting, homoeroticism, law student ...
Place: central europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.6
 380
Madness (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An escaped convicted murderer invades the cottage of a man, his wife and the wife's sister, whereupon he proceeds to torment this already dysfunctional trio with rape and violence.
Style: psychotronic, cult film, sexploitation film
Plot: home invasion, murder, rape, bound and gagged, seductive behavior, psychological manipulation, threatened with a gun, adulterous husband, smoking in bed, sexual humiliation, killing spree, scissors ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 254
Guard No. 47 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A WW I veteran still haunted by his time in the trenches settles in a small town to work for the railroad company. His pretty wife attracts the attention of the lonely young gravedigger.
Plot: hidden gun, envy, world war one, punishment, self pity, loneliness, morgue, explosion, gunfight, cemetery, grave, midwife ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 8K
Undertow (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, depressing, intense, lyrical ...
Plot: farm, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, danger, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, murder, homelessness, teenage boy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, mexico, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 1K
Scorned (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.
Style: serious, realistic, surprise ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: seduction, femme fatale, sexual relations, psychopath, manipulation, widow, danger, family problems, dangerous attraction, crimes, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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A Killer in the Family (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons to break him out of jail.
Plot: jail, gunfight, pickup truck, loss of son, barefoot male, armed robbery, roadblock, escaped prisoner, shooting, trailer home, van, child murder ...
Place: arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 2K
Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police detective, serial killer, prison, murder, gangsters, neo noir, robbery, chases and races, crime, track down, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1950s, year 1947, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 402
The Word (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Days before the end of the school year, Liliana gives Janek an ultimatum, giving him 24 hours to either prove his love for her or forget about her altogether.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, teenage love, high school life, teenage life, youth, revenge, jealousy, rivalry, murder, betrayal, danger, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 278
Summerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When teacher Simon arrives in a small, secluded village to take over the local school, he is surprised to discover that his predecessor has disappeared without a trace - and that nobody seems too concerned about it. As Simon probes deeper into the ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: secret, blood, disappearance, bridge, island, disease, small village, mystery, discovery, teacher, student, talking to an animal ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 22K
The Lodge (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two siblings spend the night alone with their new stepmother. Stuck in a remote mountain cabin, the trio are terrorised by a supernatural force.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, tense, mumblecore ...
Plot: destiny, violence, life is a bitch, couples, husband wife relationship, family relations, danger, skating, religious cult, cult leader, cabin, suicide ...
Time: year 2019
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 83
Vendeta (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vendetta is an uncompromising thriller, an exciting story about revenge and the clash between two characters. Over the course of a few hours in a single day revenge intertwines the fates of a number of people. Which of them is the murderer, and who ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: rifle, teenage girl, real estate agent, handcuffs, flash forward, male nudity, teenager, on the run, teenage boy, neo noir, crying girl, rapist ...
Time: quarry
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 5K
The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, talky, psychological ...
Plot: village, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, society, farmer, threat, real estate, fight, catastrophe, village life, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 34
Places (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age story about love, loss and revenge centers around two teenage friends, Adam (Vladimír Polívka) and Marek (Jan Cina), whose aimless lives in a small town are suddenly disrupted by the appearance of Anna (Johana Matousková), the ...
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: revenge, loss, young people, love, small town, taking off shoes, visit, man slaps a woman, father slaps daughter, violent man, playing football, estranged daughter ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
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White God (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Hungary, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the ...
Style: heartbreaking, suspenseful, tense, intense, bloody ...
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, friendship, animal abuse, animal attack, father daughter relationship, homeless, rebellion, brutality, betrayal by friend, redemption, chase ...
Place: hungary, budapest, budapest hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: romance, obsession, psychopath, mentally unstable, countryside, self discovery, isolation, mystery, in the woods, schizophrenic, love triangle, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.7
 26K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Something to Hide (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man having marital problems with his shrewish wife picks up a young, pretty and pregnant hitchhiker. Before he knows it, he's in over his head and mixed up in violence and murder.
Plot: hitchhiker, murder, small town, female assassin, beach house, husband wife relationship, telephone call, rainstorm, baby, chase, flashback, listening to music ...
Place: turkey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, crimes, lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, vengeance, sibling relationship, siblings relations, family feud, human nature, estrangement, parents and children, life is a bitch, americana, dealing with death, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 103
Shades of Fern (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the only extensive prose work by the surrealist painter Josef Capek, Shades of Fern most resembles the philosophical fairy tales and fables of Josef’s older brother, the legendary Czech novelist and playwright Karel Capek. Two young ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: poem, gay subtext, digging a grave, male friendship, man in underwear, conscience, grave digging, murder by shooting, pointing a gun on someone, criminal as protagonist, homoerotic friendship, czech village ...
Time: 1920s, quarry
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 1K
Mall (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Malcom's done with his life. Only the noise of Crystal Meth gives him a reason to keep going - everything else it has long regardless. Equipped with a bag full of weapons and self-made bombs, he makes his way to the nearby mall to really stir ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Plot: voyeurism, serial killer, confined, violence spree, unfulfillment, suburbs, dull life, isolation, deadly, husband wife relationship, shopping mall, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Garden of Children (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Two people deal with their problems
Plot: father son relationship, spoiled girl, jealous man, passive aggressive behavior, passive aggressive woman, siblings living together, egocentrism, classmate classmate relationship, visit, cemetery, selfishness, death of mother ...
Place: prague czech republic, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 7K
Standoff (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A troubled veteran gets a chance at redemption by protecting a girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: murder, rescue, witness, danger, psychological thriller, moral dilemma, redemption, killer, gunfight, deception, tragic past, little girl ...
Time: year 2015, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Beauty's Revenge (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An obsessive small town beauty queen goes to great lengths to keep the love of her life from reconciling with his ex-girlfriend.
Style: sexy
Plot: nylons, running, priest, strangulation, psychopath, truck, seduction, suspect, coffin, parking lot, bra, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 3K
Storm (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: DD is a smug fellow, almost 30 years of age, who can manage all by himself. At least that's what he thinks. However, a strange woman - Lova - enters his life, hunted by evil men who want to hurt her. Against his will, DD is forced into a series ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense
Plot: on the run, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, escapades, rivalry, danger, journalism, investigation, delusion, time travel, gory ...
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, money, coming of age, single mother, parents and children, teenage life, social differences, life is a bitch, billionaire, summer, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 3K
Catch Hell (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Former Hollywood star Reagan Pearce (Ryan Phillippe) is kidnapped by two men connected to his past while on location in Louisiana. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, actor, danger, survival, crimes, confined, isolation, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, actor's life, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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