Movies like The Bells of Silesia

If you like "The Bells of Silesia" you are looking for psychological, tense and sincere movies about / with ulcer, politics, clergy, social differences, society, small town and life turned upside down themes of Thriller genre shot in France or West Germany.
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The Bells of Silesia (1972)
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The Bells of Silesia (1972)
Original name: Das Unheil
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pollution, disaffection, moral decay and social unrest surround a church and its pastor's family heading toward a celebration over the return of its bells.
Style: psychological, tense, sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: ulcer, politics, clergy, social differences, society, small town, life turned upside down, social relations, student, police, female nudity, running, church, drummer, helicopter, choir, exam, factory, swan, explosion, egg, cigarette smoking, bridge, organ, bathroom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, danger, dishonesty, murder, deadly, society and graphic violence mostly in Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Bells of Silesia: Deliver Us from Evil (2009), Nor'easter (2012), The Man Next Door (2009), The Key (2007), The Suspect (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deliver Us from Evil (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In search of a new lifestyle, Johannes and his wife Pernille leave the city and move with their two children to Johannes’ childhood town in the country. When Johannes’ drunken brother Lars accidently runs over Anna, a local, and plants false ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, xenophobia, rivalry, false accusation, human nature, social relations, small town, vengeance, immigrants, countryside, social differences, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, moral dilemma, clergy, religions or cults, church, small town, social relations, brainwashing, priest, danger, society, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
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The Man Next Door (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When two neighbours clash, their argument becomes less about proposed building alterations and more about the wider battle between class and social status. The hugely impressive building in question is the only example of a Le Corbusier residential ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, voyeurism, small town, dishonesty, neighbor neighbor relationship, conflict, rivalry, danger, social relations, rich and poor, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, estrangement, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, murder, dead father, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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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: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: crimes, racism, false arrest, law enforcement, police investigation, small town, society, dishonesty, murder, death, discrimination, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Sentinel (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: After spending some time with his diplomat father in Germany, a young French medical student returns by train to Paris to resume his studies. He is puzzled by the harsh treatment he receives from customs at the border but doesn't begin to ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: train, investigation, friendship, obsession, espionage, politics, memory, medicine, assassination attempt, state affairs, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: paris france, europe, france, germany
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Clear Lake, WI (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: riddles and clues, clergy, crimes, supernatural, deadly, danger, society, religions or cults, high school, small town, murder, preacher ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: wisconsin
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Cut Snake (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young, charismatic, and hardworking, Sparra Farrell seems to be sailing into a happy, respectable life. He has a solid job and an adorable fiancée named Paula, and already owns a modest house in the country outside Melbourne. The only odd thing is ...
Style: tense, neo noir, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, crimes, dishonesty, ex convict, police officer, revenge, criminal heroes, crime, hidden identity, graphic violence, pubic hair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: australia
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49%
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Dangerous Calling (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A suspense thriller set in the world of small town church politics, Dangerous Calling follows the story of Pastor Evan Burke and his wife Nora as they assume leadership of First Baptist Willit Springs after the mysterious death of the previous ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, christian film, tense ...
Plot: church, small town, who done it, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, clergy, society, deadly, isolation, pastor, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
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Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, police detective, rebellion, fighting the system, society, crimes, law enforcement, politics, who to trust, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Snow in Paradise (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hard-hitting character study that's based on the real story of one man's journey to control his violence through religion. It takes us from the blood soaked East End of London to the world of the Islamic whirling dervishes.
Style: psychological, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
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Cavite (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Adam, a security guard, travels from California to the Philippines, his native land, for his father's funeral. He arrives in Manila. As he waits, a phone rings in his backpack; he answers it, and a male voice tells him that his mother and ...
Style: tense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroes, deadly, confined, crimes, leadership, danger, homecoming, politics, chases and races, extremist ...
Time: contemporary
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Blood Brothers (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two wealthy young brothers living on a plush estate give refuge to a petty criminal who is on the run from the police. Neither the boys' parents or their staff know about the fugitive's presence, which leads them open to exploitation. Sure ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak
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Miserere (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Paris, December. A conductor of a choir is found mysteriously murdered, with burst eardrums. Lionel Kasdan, a police inspertor the verge of retirement, and Frank Salek, an official of Interpol, embark together on a hunt for the killer, and also to a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
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Paris Under Watch (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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The Nada Gang (1974)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Gospel of Deceit (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emily, a preacher's wife, is as faithful a spouse as they come — until her hubby, Ted, takes in a handsome drifter who's down on his luck. (Red flag!) Emily finds herself drawn to this sexy wanderer, and it doesn't take long for the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Order of Chaos (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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See the Sea (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d'Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she's passing through, and pitches her tent in Sasha's yard. The two women build an odd ...
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, tense, atmospheric ...
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The Guvnors (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Guvnors is a violent thriller set amongst the clans and firms of South East London, bringing two generations together in brutal conflict.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
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Out of Control (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman decides to steal her mobster boyfriend's car and a whole lot of his money, then tries to hide out in a small town. With a cop and a hit man on her tail, she makes friendly with a reformed criminal who will do whatever it takes to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, moral dilemma, society, journalism, investigation, dishonesty, media, conspiracy, journalist
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Three Men to Destroy (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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White Snow (2010)
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: life turned upside down, danger, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, murder, loss of partner, family relations, family in danger, disorder, brother brother relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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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 ...
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Shadow of Fear (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a new boy is employed to work in a coffee shop, he turns out to be a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication, and makes the life of the popular young waitress who works there a misery.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Confine (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
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