Movies like The Crossing 2012

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The Crossing (2012)
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The Crossing (2012)
Original name: La Traversée
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lola Arendt, 8, vanishes while on vacation on a wild Scottish island. Shattered by her disappearance, her parents, Sarah and Martin, separate. Two years later, Lola is found at the exact same spot. Martin returns to the island to bring her home. His delight at being reunited with Lola soon gives way to suspicion and fear. Why won't Lola talk? Who are these men watching them? What did Sarah know about Lola's disappearance? And who is beautiful and mysterious Norah Kross? When the weather conspires to stop them leaving, Martin and Lola embark on a journey across the island with Norah, headed for a tragic discovery...
Style: serious, psychological, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric
Plot: island, life is a bitch, manipulation, family problems, dishonesty, uncover truth, missing child, mysterious character, disappearance, father daughter relationship, little girl, death, missing daughter, wedding, hypnosis, beach, hotel, accident, boat, piano, mysterious disappearance, mute, missing girl, flashback, dead child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, uncover truth, life is a bitch, danger and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Crossing: White Lie (2013), Crying with Laughter (2009), Son of Cain (2013), The Key (2007), The Suspect (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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White Lie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: uncover truth, writer's life, betrayal, dishonesty, injustice, life is a bitch, murder, artists and showbiz, hostage, writers, theft, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Crying with Laughter (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Powerfully redemptive and darkly comedic revenge thriller set in the vicious world of stand-up comedy, starring Stephen McCole and Malcolm Shields.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: manipulation, dishonesty, mind game, performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, showbiz, rivalry, haunted by the past, drug abuse, stand up comedian, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
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80%
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Son of Cain (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nico Albert is a very peculiar character teenager, with exceptional intelligence and a single obsession: chess. His parents, concerned about the anomalous attitude of his son, child psychologist hired Julio Beltran. Through therapy and common hobby ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, parents and children, murder, emotional manipulation, family relations, psychologist, chess, teenager, dishonesty, family in crisis, teenage life, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Key (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Depuis peu Eric Vincent, trentenaire sans histoire, a un fort sentiment de malaise. Est-ce la peur d'avoir un enfant ou celle de voir brutalement resurgir le fantôme d'un père qu'il n'a jamais connu ? Un matin, un inconnu ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, estrangement, investigation, murder, dead father, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned turn.
Style: twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, racism, law enforcement, false arrest, police investigation, dishonesty, society, small town, murder, death, disorder, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, track down, investigation, frame up, cons and scams, law firm, dishonesty, uncover truth, crimes, false accusation, life is a bitch, inadvertently ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Imaginary Friend (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During her traumatic childhood with an abusive father, Emma relied on an imaginary friend for strength. She is now an artist struggling with mental illness living with her apparently loving husband, Brad. But when Emma's imaginary friend starts ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, medication, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, couples, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hierro (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Traveling on a ferry heading to the island of Hierro where they will spend their holidays, Mary loses her son Diego, and no one can explain what happened. Six months later, Maria struggles to overcome the pain of loss and continue his life. Then, ...
Style: psychological, bleak, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: missing child, island, uncover truth, supernatural, woman in danger, obsession, parents and children, track down, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, escapades, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canary islands, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Chosen (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows Michael Todd, a lonely college student, with no direction in his life; he is assigned a research paper about a local New Orleans legend, the tale of Erica Fisc, a girl who disappeared some twenty years prior. As he looks into the ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, investigation, on the run, cult, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Moment (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fearing she may be responsible, a mental patient (Jennifer Jason Leigh) tries to unravel the mystery behind her ex-lover's (Martin Henderson) disappearance.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, crimes, mentally unstable, photojournalist, mental institution, lovers, disappearance, sanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 392
Child of Mine (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An Alberta small-town police chief officially finds no suspect in the bloody stabbing to death of 'working girl' Jane McGill. Her daughters are adopted two years later, trough his friend Alvin, by a London couple who don't qualify yet ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, murder, haunted by the past, parents and children, family in danger, domestic disturbance, uncover truth, family problems, family relations, sister sister relationship, suspicion, siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 380
Fear of Water (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Rosalie Richard is found raped and dead at the foot of a cliff. This gruesome murder is the first ever in the Magdalen Islands. Her death will radically change the orderly life of Sergeant André Surprenant.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, life is a bitch, police investigation, military, law enforcement, family relations, crimes, family problems, parents and children, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 85
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Hidden Child (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Erica's parents are killed in a traffic accident. She moves to Fjällbacka and discovers she has a brother.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: life is a bitch, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, haunted by the past, secret past, intrigue, dishonesty, against humanity, crimes, murder, world war two ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Silent Thief (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Brennan is an outcast drifter who threatens to destroy a family's unity by displacing their son, Mike, while he is away at college. The Silent Thief is a thriller that examines familial bonds and the line between sanity and insanity.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, dishonesty, family relations, manipulation, college, mentally unstable, homosexual, seduction, mystery, orphan, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Dark Reflection (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A journalist digs deep into the world of aviation and discovers some uncomfortable truths. And a conspiracy trail dating back to 1954. But why is no one saying anything?
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, journalism, moral dilemma, society, dishonesty, conspiracy, media, journalist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Martin is a screenwriter, who finds himself in one of his own plays: A young woman is found dead in the Thames and no one really knows, what has happened to her.
Style: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, serious, erotic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, crimes, artists and showbiz, writer's life, missing person, uncover truth, sex scene, writers, disappearance, police, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, hit and run, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.5
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Zoom Hunting (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, voyeurism, infidelity, dishonesty, crimes, family relations, couples, adultery, siblings relations, female photographer, peeping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family problems, mysterious character, couples, stranger, sex scene, duel, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, confined, isolation, alcohol abuse, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Good People, Bad Things (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Good People, Bad Things is the story of a successful architect whose life drastically changes one night after he gets into a car accident. He is suddenly thrust into a world of crime and must fight for his freedom as he is blackmailed into becoming ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family problems, nothing goes right, couples, disorder, crimes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, cons and scams, hit and run, unlikely criminals, promiscuous daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: abduction, strip club, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, secret place, family relations, crimes, supernatural, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Clearstream Affair (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world of shadowy multinational banking puts him in contact with an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: corporate crimes, legal investigation, investigation, corporate crime, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, political intrigue, state affairs, politics, journalism, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.9
 2K
The Idealist (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A whistle blower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, tense
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, idealism, state affairs, dishonesty, life is a bitch, contamination, whistleblower, cold war, catastrophe, conspiracy, disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: greenland, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Girl on the Train (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When documentary filmmaker Danny Hart boards a train at Grand Central Station he has no reason to expect anything more than a pleasant ride to upstate New York to interview the subjects for his latest project. But a chance encounter with a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Plot: train, witnessing a crime, murder, investigation, disappearance, adultery, crimes, filmmaker, camera
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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44%
 6.2
 665
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: disturbing, realistic, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, crimes, family problems, confined, abduction, ransom, kidnapping, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
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Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, political corruption, graphic violence, state affairs, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Art of Losing (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A body is discovered impaled on a stake near a scenic lake near Bogota. A journalist try to find what happened. With a friend, they set about to find the cause of the crime and uncover an intricate real estate fraud involving corrupt politicians, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: nudist, political corruption, investigation, partners against crime, life is a bitch, dishonesty, state affairs, journalism, partners, media, murder, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
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Frozen (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: missing person, afterlife, drowning, sister, therapist, missing sister, family problems, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, life is a bitch, crimes, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
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Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%