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Killed by Lightning (2002)
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Killed by Lightning (2002)
Original name: Убитые молнией
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An anthropologist investigates the origins of human evolution. She had suffered a mental trauma during her childhood when her father, a submarine captain, died during the war. This trauma periodically destabilizes her condition. The ghosts of a prehistoric past and a violent death collide in the subconsciousness of the scientist to give birth to an unexpected theory of the origins of human beings.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, neorealism
Plot: evolution, anthropology, life & death, female protagonist, childhood trauma, tragic past, monkey, subconscious, ape

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, disturbing, psychological and suspense films with plots about female protagonist, life is a bitch, tragic past, confronting the past, female director, family relations and social problems mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like Killed by Lightning: Bipedalism (2005), Bokeh (2017), Euphoria (2013), Elisa K (2010), Uyare (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bipedalism (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Netherlands, Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The main character is crazy about about depicting various anomalies in art. Accidentally he finds a cinematography archive which makes him advance a completely new theory on the reasons why humans became bipedal. Yufit proceeds with the plot by ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: surrealism, paleontology, experiment, theory, anthropology, modern art, psychoanalysis, robotics, chimpanzee, evolution, scientific research, disfigurement ...
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95%
 5.0
 8K
Bokeh (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Iceland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on Earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: adam and eve, apocalypse, loneliness, survival, tragedy, life & death, self discovery, isolation, doubt, post apocalypse, christian, faith ...
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70%
 6.4
 23
Euphoria (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Euphoria brings together two intersecting road stories about the same person - a little girl called Lily who is taken away from home by her mother Celeste, and a young woman, Michelle, who journeys home to unravel the truth about her mysterious past.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, tense, captivating
Plot: troubled past, secret past, uncover truth, mystery, multiple storylines, family secret, investigation, female protagonist, tragic past, confronting the past, female director
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68%
 5.9
 221
Elisa K (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Eleven-year-old Elisa (Claudia Pons) lives with her father (Hans Richter) in Spain following the breakup of her parents. Elisa goes to a fair with her father, and meets one of his friends (Jordi Gracia), a successful jeweler. Days later, a change ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, tragic past, troubled past, confronting the past, female protagonist, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex crime, restaurant, school, amusement park, child rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 8.0
 4K
Uyare (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An aspiring pilot fights for her future -- and justice -- after surviving an acid attack from her abusive boyfriend.
Style: suspense, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: pilot, female pilot, direction and purpose, social problems, ambitious woman, changing lives, ambition, female protagonist, social issues, woman, malayalam, hindi
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 126
The Forest (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The action of the film takes place in two periods of time. An old man leads his son through a forest, and is simultaneously under his care confined to bed with a deadly illness.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, mystical
Plot: father son relationship, old man, dying father, life & death, parents and children, nursing, care, illness, fighting illness, multiple storylines, family relations, forest ...
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57%
Not by Bread Alone (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: During the post-WW2 reconstruction in Russia, bald-headed technocrat Drozhdov equates communism with the empowerment of the ordinary man over the arrogant "specialness" of genius. Dedicated scientist Lopatkin takes refuge in Moscow with ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, relationship problems, male female relationship, marital problem, invention, inventor, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, world war two, military, female protagonist ...
Time: post world war two
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52%
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Vital Signs (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Triggered by the death of a family member a young woman embarks on a singular journey of helping people who are about to die. The dying have nothing to lose and need lasting moments of intimacy that Simone finds herself willing to give at no cost. ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, suspense
Plot: life & death, care, near death experience, last wish, nursing, disability, nudity (full frontal - brief), man in underwear, handicapped, male objectification, male nudity, erotica ...
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50%
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The Castle of Crossed Destinies (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the inner chambers of the Shugun's castle, 3,000 men attempt to vie for the affection of the female shogun. Based on the 4th-6th volumes in the manga series "Ooku" by Fumi Yoshinaga.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating, romantic
Plot: shogun, relationships, intrigue, empire, superhero, samurai, edo period, alternate reality, matriarchy
Time: 17th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.5
 44
Normal (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A young woman's birthright hides a dark secret.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, sexy
Plot: secret, life philosophy, female protagonist, lifestyle, seduction, mystery, seductress, sex scene, monster, art
Place: new york
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48%
The Catcher in the Rye (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This film consists of 75 minutes and 6 seconds of blue screen.
Style: avant garde, psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: avant-garde, abstract art, surrealism, absurdism
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Diverge (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The survivor of a deadly virus is given the chance to reclaim his lost life by stopping the man responsible for the disease.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, captivating, suspense
Plot: virus, epidemic, pandemic, choice, time travel, struggle for survival, save the world, fate of humanity, deadly virus, scientific experiment, saving a life, distopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 1K
Miss Baek (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman's past as a convict follows her everywhere and because of this she doesn't open up to others. But then she strikes up a friendship with a broken child who has suffered from domestic violence and decides to save the girl from the ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: confronting the past, life is a bitch, protector, child custody, relationships, adult child friendship, tragic past, female protagonist, domestic violence, violence, rescue, child abuse ...
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47%
The White King (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: distopia, social misfits, society, rebel, life is a bitch, mother son relationship, dysfunctional family, family relations, social problems, children in wartime, youth, coming of age ...
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47%
The Book of Vision (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eva, a mysterious doctor, searches for an answer to her urgent dilemma as she unravels Dr. Anmuth's Book of Vision. Henry gets involved in her life and is forced to confront his own nature, as Eva faces the biggest decision of her life.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: patient, life, doctor, doctors and patients, reading someone else's diary, female protagonist, physician, mystery, dream, time, diary, doctors
Time: 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 87
Guilt (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After being sexually assaulted by an acquainted and incapable of dealing with the situation, a woman leaves her whole life behind and hides herself away in an isolated cabin in the mountains.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: violence, traumatic past, rape victim, sexualized violence, violence against women, psychological trauma, rape and revenge, rape, tragic past, female protagonist, life is a bitch, troubled past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 100
The Saver (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When teenaged Fern is orphaned in the middle of a harsh Montreal winter, she is determined to avoid her mother’s tragic fate, and take care of herself. With Youth Protection nipping at her heels, she lies about her name and age, to get a job as a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: teenage girl, teenage protagonist, cleaning lady, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, life is a bitch, orphan, society, money, youth, millionaire, new life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 464
Home (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ex-felon returns home from prison and must confront the demons of his past.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: life is a bitch, secret past, criminal, haunted by the past, lifestyle change, bandit, ex convict, social problems, tragic past, confronting the past, changing lives, lifestyle ...
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44%
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Executive Order (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, the Brazilian government decrees a measure that forces black citizens to migrate to Africa in an attempt to return to their origins. Seeing themselves in the center of terror, two cousins take refuge in an apartment, where ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: distopia, fighting the system, underground movement, social problems, social misfits, society, future dystopia, government, black people, social experiment, racism
Time: future
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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44%
 6.5
 8K
Memoria (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Colombia, Thailand, France, Germany, Mexico, Qatar, UK, China, USA, Switzerland
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Story: A Scottish orchid farmer visiting her ill sister in Bogotá, Colombia, befriends a young musician and a French archaeologist in charge of monitoring a century-long construction project to tunnel through the Andes mountain range. Each night, she is ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: escape from reality, introspection, self discovery, relationship problems, insomnia, female protagonist, mystery, sisters, hypnosis, women, jungle
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 641
Nanayo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman leaves her job and lover in Japan to start a new life in Thailand.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: nature, lifestyle change, changing lives, introspection, relationships, female protagonist, new life, self discovery, buddhist monk, thai, tank top, female director
Place: thailand
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43%
A Mouthful of Air (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Julie is a new mom and children's book author, who escapes into the bright Crayola-colored world of her creation in order to leave behind the darkness caused by her post-partum depression.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: postpartum depression, tragic past, confronting the past, writer's life, family problems, mystery, husband wife relationship, parents and children, family relations, female writer, family, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Camila Comes Out Tonight (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When her grandmother becomes seriously ill, Camila is forced to move to Buenos Aires, leaving behind a liberal public high school for a scholastic, traditional private institution. Suddenly a senior without any friends, and with her single mother ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, family problems, life is a bitch, changing lives, lifestyle change, relationships, family relations, family, grownups
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Nocturnal Agony (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A highly successful upper middle class woman with a loving family has her seemingly “perfect” world turned upside down when the hidden secrets from her past suddenly resurface, forcing her and her beloved mother into a painful examination of ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: faith, recovery, female protagonist, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, troubled past, family relations, dark past, family in danger, threat, woman in danger, mother daughter relationship ...
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40%
Crime and Punishment (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: murder, crime and punishment, murderer, criminal
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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39%
The Right Mom (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: While writing an article about an abused boy, a woman fights for protect him after she uncovers shocking details.
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: child abuse, domestic violence, family, violence, family problems, changing lives, female protagonist, beaten up, parents and children, lifestyle change, mentally unstable woman, child in peril
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 526
The Guardian (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 16 years of imprisonment, 40-years-old Gogliko is released from jail. He doesn't exactly know what he did that deserved 16 years of jail time. A free man, a changed country awaits him. His personal life has drastically altered. His ...
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, suspense
Plot: ex convict, society, criminal, life is a bitch, political intrigue, changing lives, lifestyle change, political unrest
Place: caucasus, georgia (former ussr), tbilisi
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 177
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former alcoholic returns home after ten years in prison for the murder of her husband. As her recollection of the murder returns, things take a different turn.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: murder, problem, ex convict, troubled past, tragic event, recovering alcoholic, dark past, social problems, confronting the past, life is a bitch, tragic past, mental health
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 221
Foreign Body (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the turbulent aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, young Samia flees her homeland. She braves hostile seas in the crossing to France, but once there she finds that her struggles have only just begun. With no friends, no family, and — most ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: immigrants, accusation, illegal immigrant, social problems, life is a bitch, female protagonist, job seeking, restaurant, death of brother, widow, belly dancing, photograph ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 6K
Terminus (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following a near-fatal accident, David Chamberlain makes an unprecedented discovery that will not only determine the fate of his family, but of mankind.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, mind bending
Plot: car accident, mystery, fate of humanity, problem, discovery, destiny, alien abduction, nuclear explosion, nuclear war, handicapped, suspended animation, rapid healing ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%