Movies like The Dinner 2013

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The Dinner (2013)
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The Dinner (2013)
Original name: Het Diner
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: family relations, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, haunted by the past, human nature, couples, under the surface, restaurant, family in crisis, family secret, siblings relations, mischievous children, political leader, waiter, father son relationship, murder, dinner, history teacher, prime minister
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland

Most similar movies to The Dinner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, couple relations and family in crisis mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Dinner: Norfolk (2015), White Knuckles (2010), Brides (2014), Like a Cast Shadow (2015), 24 Days (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, under the surface, family problems, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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95%
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Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, hitman, youth, isolation, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, single parent, mercenary, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, thirtysomething life, housewife, family relations, family in crisis, cooking and food, in the woods, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Brides (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblissi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, disturbing
Plot: prison, confined, couple relations, family relations, prison life, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, crumbling marriage, visitation rights, parents and children, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia (former ussr)
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Like a Cast Shadow (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sibylle, a pragmatic architect, mother and wife, witnesses a suicide of a woman her age while on vacation in Italy. Devastated by this incident, it causes the perception of her life and her family to change. Something inside of her has been set in ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: introspection, couples, family relations, couple relations, under the surface, mystery, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, psychological, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, family in crisis, missing child, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, family problems, abduction, ransom, kidnapping, crime, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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In Your Image (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ridden by guilt for not being able to have a child, wife decides to conceive by cloning. The daughter she gives birth to is therefor almost identical to her. The child starts to grow rapidly and slowly replaces mom in the household.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: cloning, experiment gone awry, family problems, family relations, disorder, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis, psychopath, clones, human clone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: misfit, life is a bitch, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, immigrants, society, urban, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial relations, simulated sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, hell, surrealism, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Vegetarian (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, unfulfillment, human nature, siblings relations, marriage crisis, divorce, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
As God Commands (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad are both outcasts in their suburban town.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, racism, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, father son relationship, society, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, family in crisis, family relations, disability, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Lost Song (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pierre and Elisabeth, a couple in their thirties, move with their baby into a cottage on a lake for the summer. The setting is idyllic, and the couple’s happiness seems within reach. Every day, Pierre goes to work in the city while Elisabeth ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, couples, family relations, family problems, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, babies and infants, parents and children, introspection, mentally unstable, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: sincere, serious, suspense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: reunion, mental illness, family relations, parents and children, introspection, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, search, life is a bitch, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Homeland (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: adoption, family problems, political unrest, family relations, state affairs, society, riot, incest, parents and children, danger, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, husband wife relationship, drug smuggling, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, couples, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Giving Tree (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, talky, psychological ...
Plot: friends, human nature, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, vengeance, parents and children, haunted by the past, introspection, mountain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Flower of Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, political thriller, suspense ...
Plot: incest, haunted by the past, crimes, womanizer, bourgeoisie, forbidden love, murder, parents and children, society, politics, family problems, campaign ...
Place: vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ⇓
35%
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Mine Alone (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A women meets a charming man and falls in love, they get married and start a family. As they age and have children, the man's becomes violent and abusive.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family relations, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, best friends, love and romance, babies and infants, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 581
Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family problems, youth, family relations, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, haunted by the past, introspection, family relations, estrangement, hopes, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blood of My Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Portugal
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: single parent, juvenile delinquency, family life, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, family relations, working class, violence, urban ghetto, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, life is a bitch, support group, family relations, family problems, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, cello, roulette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, mental illness, introspection, family life, human nature, estrangement, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%