Movies like The Dinner

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The Dinner (2017)
 4.5
 8K
The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, rough, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, teenager, violence, restaurant, politician, arson, anger, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, flashback, basketball, child, party, loneliness, money, bodyguard, food, cancer, rap, politics, family relations, snow, hospital, computer ...

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Most similar movies to The Dinner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, tense and realistic films with plots about drinking, drinking alcohol, murder, violence, death, gun and drink mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Dinner: Let Him Go (2020), Detroit (2017), White Boy Rick (2018), Killer Joe (2011), 10th & Wolf (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Let Him Go (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas.
Style: suspense, brutal, rough, tense, emotional ...
Plot: death of son, grandson, grief, family relations, brutality, husband wife relationship, sheriff, retired, death, horse, abusive husband, fight ...
Time: year 1952
Place: north dakota, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 50K
Detroit (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, based on true events, rough, factual ...
Plot: racism, murder, police brutality, death, justice, rebellion, injustice, rescue, tragic event, friendship, chaos, racial tension ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1967, year 1969, year 1943
Place: detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.5
 32K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, drug trafficking, drug traffic, fbi, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, 15 year old, uzi ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 1984, year 1985, year 1987 ...
Place: michigan, detroit, ohio, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 74K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: neo noir, rough, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, psychopath, deal, lingerie, police detective, greed, crimes, crime, parents and children, insurance, dark humor, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 6K
10th & Wolf (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, undercover, family relations, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, desert, marines, special agents, law enforcement, gangsters, drug smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: philadelphia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: sexual predator, violence, rapist, pediatrician, medical school, crimes, track down, brutality, coffee shop, revenge, psychopath, childhood friend ...
Place: ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.1
 4K
Anesthesia (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: suspicion, paranoia, professor, friendship, violence, pursuit, promise, chase, lecture, courtroom, doctor, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 3K
Sand Castles (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister, Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.
Style: captivating, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: mute, kidnapping, investigation, mental illness, missing person, husband wife relationship, alcohol, deception, farmhouse, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, stoicism ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.2
 43K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, survivor, murder of family, witness, prison, sibling relationship, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1968, 80s ...
Place: kansas, germany, ireland, missouri, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, police officer, rookie, money problems, corruption, destiny, death, loner, family relations, chief of police, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 90K
Widows (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Style: suspense, exciting, bleak, tense, bloody ...
Plot: violence, girl gang, domestic violence, murder of husband, criminal, debt, brutality, pursuit, danger, female criminal, murder, widow ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 57K
The Lookout (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, young man, robbery, memory loss, murder, loss of friend, crimes, crime, tragic event, mentally challenged, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, kansas city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: native american reservation, arson, family relations, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, unemployment, human nature, small town life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, usa, vietnam, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 19K
Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, bank robber, iraq war veteran, iraq war, heroin, american soldier, bank robbery, self pity, drug use, black american, african american, drug addiction ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Tie That Binds (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Netherwood and his wife Leann are fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie and they want her back.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, family relations, wanted, haunted by the past, custody, parents and children, crimes, fugitives, criminal heroes, rivalry, criminal, little girl ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 30K
In the Fade (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Katja's life collapses after a senseless act impacts her life. After a time of mourning and injustice, she seeks revenge.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: suspect, revenge, racism, terrorist bombing, marijuana, investigation, father in law daughter in law relationship, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, prison, lawyer, bomb ...
Time: year 2013, year 2016
Place: germany, greece, turkey, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 60K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China, Sweden, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: serious, surprise ending, melancholic, neo noir, suspense
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, missing woman, snow, snowman, murder, clue, police detective, missing person, drunkenness, blood, suicide by drowning ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, year 1945, year 2006, 2000s ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 4K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, blackmail, crime, state affairs, police investigation, cons and scams, manipulation, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Quarry (2020)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man on the run from his own sins, finds himself in a small border town in Texas, impersonating a reverend. The town are quickly drawn to the man's unorthodox sermons, but so is a police chief who has his suspicions.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, contemplative, tense, unusual plot structure
Plot: drug dealing, interracial relations, murder, brother brother relationship, nightmare, small town, false accusation of murder, pursuit, cousin cousin relationship, quarry, talking to self, father son relationship ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, human nature, death wish, crimes, crime, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, testimony, prison, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, manhunt, crimes, parents and children, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 26K
Destroyer (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Erin Bell is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members ...
Style: suspense, melancholic, rough, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: revenge, handjob, undercover agent, death, female protagonist, interrogation, lapd, policewoman, gang, teenage daughter, undercover cop, crimes ...
Time: year 2002, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Clean, Shaven (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, adoption, mental illness, obsession, family relations, schizophrenia, paranoia, haunted by the past, psychopath, mind game, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, mafia, organized crime, poisoning, notoriety, family relations, crime family, psychopath, merciless, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1986 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, hip hop, street gang, crime, coming of age, social decay, graduation, police brutality, overdose ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
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Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, crime, drug dealing, wall street, cons and scams, going straight, criminal heroes, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, miami, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, stalking, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, rapist, police detective, deadly, danger, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, mississippi, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, crime, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, dishonesty, nothing goes right, manipulations, disorder, small town, couples, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 162K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, based on true events, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, crime, gang, twins, violence, stylish, mental illness, mafia, organized crime, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957 ...
Place: london, england, united kingdom, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 6K
Julia (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.
Style: disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, alcohol abuse, ransom, crimes, crime, money, insanity, life is a bitch, loneliness, mental illness, anger, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, england, europe, san diego california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%