Movies like Layla Fourie

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Layla Fourie (2013)
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Layla Fourie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, France, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: casino, protagonist as suspect, life turned upside down, murder, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch, single parent, suspicion, lie, guilt, police, single mother, job seeking, car accident, cell phone, search for father, lie detector, job interview, mother son relationship, deadly, hit by a car, female director, mobile phone
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa

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Most similar movies to Layla Fourie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, danger, dishonesty, family relations and life is a bitch mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Layla Fourie: Zoom Hunting (2010), Favor (2013), Messages Deleted (2010), Impunity (2014), White Snow (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, family relations, couples, voyeurism, infidelity, dishonesty, crimes, adultery, siblings relations, female photographer, peeping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
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95%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Messages Deleted (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, serial killer, crimes, protagonist as suspect, writer's life, frame up, race against time, mystery, writers, phone terror, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.1
 24
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 ⇓
86%
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 5.4
 601
White Snow (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Director Christophe Blanc delivers a fast-past thriller set to a background of Finland's stunning landscape. High-end car dealership owner Maxime is pursued by Finnish gangsters over unsatisfactory cars his dead partner sold them.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, gangsters, vengeance, loss of partner, family relations, crimes, murder, disorder, family in danger, brother brother relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 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 ⇓
76%
 6.4
 383
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, thought provoking, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, family relations, life is a bitch, police investigation, military, law enforcement, parents and children, family problems, crimes, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 3K
The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, buried alive, barbershop, undercover, car wash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.6
 1K
Removal (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gothic horror meets industrial-strength cleaning products in this spine-tingler about a pill-popping cleaning service employee and a sprawling mansion with secrets of its own.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: crimes, mind game, losing-it hero, witnessing a crime, estate, hallucination, life is a bitch, suspicion, split personality, domestic disturbance, life turned upside down, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 601
Secret (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A detective suspects that his wife murdered a gangster's brother. As he tries to misdirect the police and the bloodthirsty gangster while independently investigating his wife, terrible secrets slowly begin to surface.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: infidelity, mentally unstable, state affairs, police detective, dishonesty, murder, unsupportive spouse, crimes, who done it, dealing with death, family relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.0
 447
Zephyr Springs (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Dawn, an overworked single mother, agrees to take her teenage daughter, Kayla, to a luxurious but isolated spa retreat, the women believe they have escaped to a paradise of spa treatments, yoga, and nature hikes until a series of disturbing ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, scary ...
Plot: resort, woman in danger, confined, isolation, murder, kidnapping, single parent, family relations, witnessing a crime, crimes, parents and children, weekend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 491
Innocence (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fall from the top to the absolute bottom can be very fast. A renowned physician, also a beloved father and husband, is accused of a serious felony. Innocence is hard to prove, especially when in desperation to try to save oneself, we sacrifice ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, police investigation, life turned upside down, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, child abuse, interrogation, rivalry, law enforcement, water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, dishonesty, murderous pair, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, kidnapping, cons and scams, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 636
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: family relations, parents and children, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, estrangement, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, investigation, murder, dead father, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 1K
Honour (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story centered on a young woman is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, track down, crimes, on the run, woman in danger, family problems, parents and children, family relations, woman, danger, deadly, chases and races
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 12
White Lie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: uncover truth, injustice, writer's life, betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder, artists and showbiz, writers, theft, hostage, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Unforgiving (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two survivors, who appear unwilling to answer questions, are the only links authorities have to a spate of attacks that have hit rural South Africa.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: survival, serial killer, crimes, countryside, violence, murder, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, cons and scams, rape revenge, rape and revenge, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 603
Mysteria (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife. The surrounding events ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, writer's life, protagonist as suspect, hollywood, life is a bitch, disorder, down on your luck, losing-it hero, mystery, artists and showbiz, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 473
Do No Harm (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emily Edmunds has a great job and a great guy, Mark. But when Mark is killed in a plane crash, a distraught Emily attempts suicide.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, doctors and patients, woman in danger, suicide attempt, plane crash, murder, psychiatrist, loss of husband, life turned upside down, power relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 978
Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, erotic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, frame up, crime gone awry, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 1K
Liars All (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On New Year's eve in London, a provocative game spins out of control and ends in murder, the true killer elusive amidst conflicting testimony and hidden motives.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, youth, new year's eve, crimes, mind game, truth or dare, sex scene, graphic violence, sexual content, drunkenness, wild party, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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 ⇓
44%
 5.9
 6K
Tower Block (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A year after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, deathtrap, survival, captivity, isolation, confinement indoors, escape attempt, life is a bitch, society, witnessing a crime, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
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Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, who done it, infidelity, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, family relations, dishonesty, college, manipulation, mentally unstable, homosexual, seduction, mystery, orphan, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
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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 ⇓
42%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexy, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, undercover, frame up, dishonesty, life turned upside down, woman in danger, crimes, protagonist as suspect, phone sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 395
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, domestic disturbance, uncover truth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, family in danger, sister sister relationship, suspicion, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%