Movies like Island

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Island (2011)
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate for revenge, she decides to find her birth mother, confront her, and bitter enough to consider murder. She travels incognito to a remote Hebridean island where Phyllis now lives as a recluse with Calum, her son.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: island, family problems, hidden identity, undercover, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dishonesty, orphan, obsessive quest, redemption, female director, storm, ferry, woman slaps man
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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Most similar movies to Island

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and gloomy films with plots about life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, family relations, dishonesty, strong female presence and female director mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Island: Junkhearts (2011), Sworn Virgin (2015), War Story (2014), Complicit (2013), Helen (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Junkhearts (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Frank is an ex-soldier, haunted by a violent past. He lives alone, drowning his nightmares with alcohol. Christine - smart and successful... on the surface, tackles life as a single working mother by immersing herself in drugs, parties and sex. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: haunted by the past, change of luck, society, drugs/alcohol, hopes, youth, alcohol abuse, friendship, teenage life, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 1K
Sworn Virgin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.
Style: touching, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, introspection, disorder, hopes, sexuality, gender, strong female presence, discrimination, society, unfulfillment, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.0
 700
War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, couples, rivalry, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.3
 596
Complicit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, danger, undercover, government agency, moral dilemma, crimes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.7
 394
Helen (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. Another girl called Helen is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is asked to 'play' Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace Joy's last known movements. Joy had ...
Style: psychological, realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, hidden identity, crimes, society, obsession, haunted by the past, mental illness, missing girl, police investigation, impersonation, teenager, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.7
 13
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 563
Cold Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. A catastrophe that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, midlife crisis, childhood trauma, unfulfillment, young love, childhood memory, nudity (full frontal - brief), village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 2K
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, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, resort, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 4.8
 165
The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, life is a bitch, clergy, immigrants, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 343
The Sea (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, non-linear, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, eccentric family, resort, childhood memory, grief, death of wife, grieving, boarding house, introspection, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 709
Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating, serious
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, juggling, crumbling relationship, society, love and romance, manipulations, sexual content, manipulation, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 1K
Between Us (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of literature-loving friends bury letters to be opened 10 years later when they will confront the dreams of their youth with what the future has held in store for them.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, reunion, friendship, haunted by the past, under the surface, life is a bitch, friends, brazilian, writer's life, countryside, innocence lost
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 3K
Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: estrangement, introspection, mysterious character, intrigue, social relations, small town, small town life, hopes, dishonesty
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 389
Freefall (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freefall is the first drama to tackle the extraordinary financial crisis Britons are living through. Helmed by multiple BAFTA-winning director Dominic Savage, the film takes a startling and provocative look at the events that caused people's ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: social decay, stock broker, society, working the system, life is a bitch, downfall, working class, human nature, blind ambition, unfulfillment, dishonesty, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: against humanity, dishonesty, life is a bitch, clergy, deadly, genocide, family relations, haunted by the past, priest, racism, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 738
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, confined, life is a bitch, couples, hopes, family relations, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 942
Angel's Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Turkey
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Zeynep, Tülin Özen works in a hotel as a housekeeper. But she suffers hell on earth because of her father's behavior. She only talks to Mustafa, 'Engin Dogan' who works in the same hotel and he is interested in Zeynep. She is not ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, destiny, family problems, dull life, death in the family, dealing with death, family relations, sexual content, chance, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.2
 8K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family, estranged son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 410
Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: mistaken identity, switching roles, haunted by the past, cons and scams, family relations, disorder, power relations, hidden identity, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Ice Creams is based on the bestselling book by Dorothy Koomson about two girls who, one brief summer, find themselves involved with an abusive, controlling man. The situation spirals out of control and they are trial for his murder; ultimately ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, murder mystery, sexual abuse, tragic past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 3K
Wreckers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, newlyweds, siblings relations, village, couple relations, countryside, couples, infidelity, female protagonist, brother brother relationship, abusive father, incest overtones ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 467
Sand Dollars (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican woman, hangs out on the beach at Las Terrenas. With her boyfriend, Yeremi, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists there. However Noelí also has a steady ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, moral dilemma, gays and lesbians, cons and scams, society, rich and poor, dishonesty, island, gender, power relations, sexual content, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.2
 1K
One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, human nature, uncover truth, introspection, moral dilemma, couples, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, helplessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 2K
Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: parents and children, homecoming, mental illness, family relations, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, corruption, alzheimer's disease
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 829
Electricity (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman leaves her seaside hometown to search for her long-lost brother, experiencing hallucinations brought on by her epilepsy during her trip.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, missing person, hallucination, coastal town, epilepsy, female protagonist, brother, search, defiant, obsessive quest, strong female presence, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Don't Be Afraid (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. When she is barely twenty-five, she decides to start over and to face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her fight against adversity and against herself, she will ...
Style: psychological, realistic, thought provoking, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, support group, parents and children, hospital, taxi, cinema, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 472
In Our Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own ...
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, parents and children, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, family problems, military, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 411
Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gay, love affair, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), pubic hair, male nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 681
Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he is guilty of a hit-and-run accident, urged by his ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: moral dilemma, witnessing a crime, society, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, illegal immigrant, hit and run, hit by a car, manslaughter, immigrants, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%