Movies like Backsliding

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Backsliding (1992)
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Backsliding (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While in prison, Jack had two momentous experiences: he got religion, and met the woman who would become his wife. He and Alison are devoted to the idea of staying in God's good graces, so they have moved to a remote power station in central Australia, far from anything. Into this possibly idyllic arrangement comes a rootless young man who the power company has hired on to be the station's handyman. Tensions escalate between the men as their conflicting values rub up against one another.
Plot: religion, violence, desert, christianity, mental illness, farm, engineer, sun, christian, couples, goat, ex convict, devastation, husband wife relationship, handyman, power plant, born again christian, fanaticism, blowtorch, englishman abroad, release from prison, australian outback, briton abroad
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Backsliding

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about husband wife relationship, murder, couples, violence, crimes, danger and female nudity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Backsliding: Coffin Rock (2009), Mission Air (2014), 600 Miles (2015), A Dangerous Summer (1982), Outback (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Coffin Rock (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite years of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: stalking, obsession, pregnancy, danger, infidelity, small town, couples, husband wife relationship, suspicion, deadly, dishonesty, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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95%
 4.3
 103
Mission Air (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mother and son, Diane and Michael Ireland have just completed another successful medial mission trip to Mexico. Caring for children, delivering supplies, and of course Michael's cherished time with Marisol, the love of his life. The plane ...
Style: christian film
Plot: airfield, hangar, christian, village, christianity, religion, wallet, rifle, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, heart attack, gunshot wound ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.5
 2K
600 Miles (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons from Arizona to Mexico for a drug cartel, but he is being investigated by agent Harris. When agent Harris blows his covers, he and Arnulfo end up in a journey where he will be the hostage of this young criminal.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cartel, on the run, crimes, escapades, on the road, arms dealing, government agency, criminal, border, desert, gang, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, arizona, latin america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Dangerous Summer (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Building is Howard's passion, and he is so absorbed in his plans to build an elaborate resort in the Blue Mountains of Australia that he ignores certain obvious signals that his business partner is not entirely on the up-and-up. After a brush ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, resort, mental illness, murder, mountain, crimes, manipulations, police investigation, unlikely criminals, deadly, law enforcement, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 1K
Outback (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American high school sweethearts, Wade and Lisa, travel to Australia to experience nature at its finest. As their relationship strains, they head inland to Uluru, navigating remote dirt roads with an unreliable GPS. Soon, they find themselves ...
Plot: struggle for survival, scorpion, vacation, journey, dehydration, jellyfish, delusion, lost, couples, snake, stranded, australian outback ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.7
 11K
Wake in Fright (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, realistic, christmas horror
Plot: gambling, sexism, teacher, beer, coin toss, hunting, drunkenness, mining town, australian outback, kangaroo, culture clash, social relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
To Make a Killing (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Damon Kennedy (Tamblyn Lord, The River Kings) is an impressionable young man ready to begin university life.On the other side of the tracks live Terry (Craig Pearce, co-author of Strictly Ballroom), Felix (John Godden) and Benny (Kelly Dingwall) - ...
Style: slasher
Plot: death, punched in the face, gang, robbery, bitten hand, murder, stabbed in the foot, wealthy family, brutality, violence, home invasion, revenge ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 9K
Strangerland (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, outback, australian outback, family in crisis, troubled marriage, social relations, family problems, missing daughter, desert, protagonist as suspect, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Early Warning (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Batshit-insane christian propaganda from the early 80s. From the VHS dust jacket: "A fully dramatic feature film which gives a glimpse at incredible events which may well be taking place today - events which have perilous significance when ...
Style: christian film
Plot: 666, christian, conspiracy, prayer, escape, bible, helicopter, reporter, desert, secret society, survivalist, on the run ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Before He Wakes (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Initially cleared of "accidentally" killing her husband, an idyllic wife and mother comes under suspicion when police learn that her first husband also perished under similar circumstances. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear ...
Plot: murder, black widow, true crime, high school basketball, life insurance, widow, basketball coach, family relations, court, deception, greed, trial ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Incident at Raven's Gate (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking their owners, strange apparitions beginning to ...
Style: serious, exciting, scary, offbeat, bleak ...
Plot: murder, farm, deadly, supernatural, crimes, adventure, escapades, chaos, danger, mentally unstable, investigation, supernatural ability ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 5K
In Her Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: murder, loss of daughter, envy, family problems, family in crisis, missing child, parents and children, crimes, deadly, father daughter relationship, missing person, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 635
Bad Girl (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bad girl Amy, 17, is given one last chance by her adoptive parents, who think Amy's friendship with local girl Chloe is a step in the right direction. But when Amy discovers Chloe's secret she finds herself fighting for her life, and for ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: murder, closeted lesbian, small town, bad girl, psychopath, friendship, family relations, danger, father daughter relationship, friendship between girls, mother daughter relationship, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 99
Time to Run (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation ...
Style: christian film
Plot: sabotage, dysfunctional family, nuclear power plant, christian, father son relationship, preacher, christianity, religion, church, hitchhiker, sermon, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 1K
No Way Home (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: bar fight, strip club, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, introspection, human nature, prison life, friendship, family life, hopes, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: cons and scams, dangerous attraction, mental illness, couples, danger, mysterious character, elderly lovers, dishonesty, family life, couple relations, mute or deaf, rape ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 1930s
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Over the Edge (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Just as David and Freja arrive at their newly bought country house close to the Cliffs of Møn the harmony is disturbed by an inexplicably suicide. When David realizes that their new craftsman Roar is linked to the person who fell of the cliff he ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, crime investigation, mental illness, forced suicide, mental breakdown, suicide note, danger, couples, private investigation, female nudity, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 8K
First Snow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, tense ...
Plot: destiny, salesman, desert, manic, betrayal, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, psychic power, paranoia, a vision, business venture ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, dallas texas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.1
 5K
Möbius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An FSB officer fall in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: espionage, fall in love, love and romance, intrigue, dishonesty, undercover, money laundering, secret mission, one night stand, financial crisis, undercover agent, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, cote d'azur, moscow russia, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The New Girlfriend (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A romantic story of young love is not what it seems. Rachel meets Matt on his way home from school. Matt falls for her, but Rachel has other ideas. Rachel and her boyfriend Nick use Matt to exact a revenge on his parents. What follows is an ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: suburbs, obsession, vengeance, revenge, teenage life, dysfunctional family, murder, sexual relations, death in the family, suburban life, crimes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
 404
Body Chemistry (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A research project on sexual response leads two doctors into an affair where their deepest passions and darkest fantasies are revealed.
Style: sexy, erotic, psychological, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: fatal attraction, infidelity, obsession, seduction, laboratory, love triangle, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, stalking, mental illness, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 63
Killervision (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While watching B grade movies a brain-injured man is tormented by visions of his friends being murdered by a faceless killer. He becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes it's only a matter of time before the killer comes for him.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, scary, contemplative
Plot: brain damage, killer, a vision, hopes, family relations, murder, car accident, love, youth, romance, young man, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
White Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sweet housewife has been married to the same crotchety man for 40 years and she just can't bear another day. She starts to poison his food just to see if he might change. When he falls ill, both are awakened to the raw reality of life and ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspense, mumblecore
Plot: couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, marital crisis, husband wife relationship, family relations, family in crisis, thirtysomething life, housewife, cooking and food, in the woods, improv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 10K
Scenic Route (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Stranded on an isolated desert road, two life-long friends fight for survival as their already strained relationship spirals into knife-wielding madness.
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: desert, friends, fight, breaking point, isolation, murder, stupidity, on the road, workaholic, confined, summer, brawl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 89
Thirst (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four people, isolated in their different ways are trapped in the desert and changed forever. Against impossible odds, can they find meaning - life, laughter and love before it is too late?
Plot: desert, isolation, outback, shooting, hut, hole, trapped, excavation, foster home, tv, digging, television
Time: year 2017
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 180
Transgression (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Matthew and Elena are about to face the worst night of their lives when four burglars trespass into their home looking for easy money. But things don't go as planned. Tension and fear take over them all, victims and executioners, and mistrust, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: hostage, robbery, husband wife relationship, home invasion, secret revealed, human nature, street gang, youth gang, antisocial behavior, violence, life is a bitch, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 111
Initiation (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After the death of his mother, teenage Danny visits his father Matt Malloy on a lonesome farm in Australia, where he lives with a girlfriend and her daughter Stevie. The farm has been going bad lately, so Matt starts smuggling Marijuana for a drug ...
Plot: coming of age, australian outback, occult, outback, drug dealer, rite of passage, search for father, death of mother, airplane, stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, fish out of water ...
Place: australia, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Her Name Is Carla (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two strangers refuse to leave the seaside home of a couple, which leads to sexual tension and crime.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: mind game, danger, couples, couple relations, husband wife relationship, stranger, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, sexual content, rivalry, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 343
The Hawk (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Housewife Annie Marsh suspects her husband might be The Hawk, a brutal serial killer. Complicating matters is the fact that she once was incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. When she discovers she does not have the happy marriage she always ...
Plot: serial killer, mental health, off screen murder, racist comment, murder, husband wife relationship, paranoia, mental illness, racist remark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 1K
Animal (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Antonio Decoud is a conservative family man who is forced by destiny to face an unexpected situation that shakes him to the core, scrambling up his life and his priorities, pushing him to forget his beliefs and his way of understanding life and ...
Plot: conservative, held at gunpoint, family man, pregnant woman, gun, prostitute, dark humor, violence, sex scene, blood, husband wife relationship, conservatism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%