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The Workshop (2017)
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The Workshop (2017)
Original name: L'Atelier
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Antoine has agreed to follow a writing workshop where some young people in insertion must write a black novel with the help of Olivia, a recognized novelist. The work of writing will bring to life the working-class past of the city. Its shipyard is closed for 25 years, a nostalgia that does not interest Antoine, influenced by the anxiety of the present world
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: novelist, teenager, summer, female writer, sea, youth, aspiring writer, love interest, aggression, writer's life, abduction, writers, stalker, video game, racism, social network, male nudity, boat, peeping, hate, teenage boy, night, unemployment, female protagonist, seaside ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france

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Most similar movies to The Workshop

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, captivating, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about teenager, murder, mystery, danger, female protagonist, female nudity and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Workshop: Based on a True Story (2017), Mother (2019), In the House (2012), Blind Valley (2011), Black Island (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Based on a True Story (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.
Style: bleak, meditative, disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female writer, female friendship, female protagonist, novelist, mysterious character, obsessed fan, loneliness, poisoning, deception, ghost writer, writer's block, basement ...
Place: paris france
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Mother (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the 2019 feature film currently in post-production. Not the 2017 Oscar nominated short from the same director.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, entertaining
Plot: older woman teenage boy relationship, motherhood, missing son, teenage boy, loss of son, teenager, female protagonist, disappearance, sexual attraction, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, mother son relationship ...
Time: 2010s
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In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, witty, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: high school, teacher, student, teacher student relationship, privacy invasion, writers, school, stalking, teen angst, manipulation, high school life, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Blind Valley (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vincent is an ordinary-looking cop in Descharnes province. Ten years ago, he buried a dirty business to save his skin. Stan Wilson, and share their passion for Deborah but also a dark secret. Ten years ago, they suffered a trauma that no child can ...
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: murder, police, love, seaside town, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager, chase, rain, secret, police corruption, male objectification, nude swimming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Black Island (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The dark secrets of a seemingly peaceful island threaten to swallow up an orphaned student when he grows close to a mysterious new teacher.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating, suspense, dark
Plot: teacher student relationship, teenage boy, first love, island, older woman younger man relationship, dark secret, forbidden sex, teenager, secret, teachers and students, teacher student romance, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hidden Away (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A woman and young daughter escape her abusive husband by faking their deaths. Eight years later she is happily living in the upscale Palm Springs with her now-17-year-old daughter. When her husband discovers they are still alive, he tracks them down ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: abusive husband, teenager, faked death, mother daughter relationship, revenge, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, identity theft, kidnapping, private investigator
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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School's Out (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Pierre Hoffman joins St Joseph’s College to stand in for a young French teacher who threw himself from the window of his classroom. But he soon starts noticing strange behaviour from his Year 10 class.
Style: ambiguous ending, avant garde, captivating, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: teen suicide, substitute teacher, school trip, french countryside, bullying, high school, teenager, ambiguity, ecology, student, teacher student relationship, environment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
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Horse Girl (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, social awkwardness, teenager, dream, youth, unfulfillment, society, anxiety, life is a bitch, sleepwalking, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Pray for Rain (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Emma Gardner, a whip smart NYC reporter learns of her father's untimely death, she returns to her home town to find that the idyllic farming community of her childhood has been ravaged by drought and has become a place tormented by gangs ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: gang, farmer, death of father, death threat, female protagonist, reporter, drought, gang war, investigation, investigative reporter, bandit, murder investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Confessions (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world's most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: intrigue, murder mystery, monk, murder, investigation, confession, murderer, murder investigation, mystery, economics, dog, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Stalker's Prey (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Laura's life is turned upside down when she is attacked by a shark while celebrating her 18th birthday. She's rescued by Bruce, a handsome young man just returned home from college. As she recovers, he becomes a local hero for his bravery. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, rescue, shark attack, stalker, violence, romantic obsession, relationship problems, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brutality, dishonesty, love interest, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Thirteenth Tale (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Margaret Lea, a young biographer, attempts to interview writer Vida Winter, whose health is deteriorating. Vida has previously denied access to the secrets of her life and childhood home. Vida tells her story to Margaret, helping Margaret to ...
Style: gothic, captivating, serious, touching, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, twins, writer's life, family secret, mystery, sister sister relationship, childhood trauma, aging, sibling relationship, female writer, dark past ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
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Angel of Mine (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, grief, stalking, suspicion, depression, little girl, insanity, mother daughter relationship, divorced couple, skating, loss of daughter, desperation ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 578
Twisted (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kara and Tyler are close to marriage when Tyler’s dangerous ex-girlfriend returns from rehab, and is adamant on winning him back, pulling Kara into a twisted game of cat and mouse.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: ex couple relations, love triangle, cat versus mouse, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, unfulfilled love, jealous spouse, love interest, love affair, male female relationship, couples, ex girlfriend, tragic love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shrill Cries of Summer (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Early summer, Keiichi had just moved to a remote mountain village. As he becomes close friends with a group of girls, he was enjoying his life in the village. However when he starts to become suspicious that his friends may be deeply involved in ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: curse, murder, mystery, obsession, teenager, insanity, uncover truth, disappearance, dark past, under the surface, violence, friendship ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hollow in the Land (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: With their father in prison for murder, siblings Alison and Brandon are instantly considered suspects when a string of killings plagues their town, and they must fight to clear their names.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: murder investigation, police, brother sister relationship, mysterious disappearance, disappearance, female protagonist, murder mystery, murder, framed for murder, accused of murder, police partner, isolated house ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Good Mother (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After her best friend dies, a teen discovers that the girl's mother deliberately made her sick.
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: mental illness, teenager, teenage daughter, mother daughter relationship, sick child, family secret, family problems, uncover truth, family relations, parents and children, murderer, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, investigation, school, private school, teenager, dishonesty, student life, crimes, chase, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, amateur detective, dishonesty, youth, crimes, society, teenager, strong female presence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 4K
Two (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two people, a man and a woman, wake up naked and with their abdomens attached to each other.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: incest, stranger, relationships, problem, mystery, male female relationship, snow, female nudity, forbidden sex, male nudity, male full rear nudity, female full frontal nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 8K
The Harvest (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Maryann moves in with her grandparents after she's orphaned. Desperately lonely, she sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy, despite the outright disapproval of his mother. Maryann's persistence pays off, however, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: sick child, dark secret, secret, family secret, boy girl friendship, teenage life, family, relationship problems, mystery, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 553
Guilty at 17 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager becomes overwhelmed with guilt after her lies to support a friend's claim of sexual assault lead to the accused teacher's suicide.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, teachers and students, high school life, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, youth, friends, suicide, sexual abuse, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 7K
Lavender (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A photographer struggling with memory loss discovers her pictures may indicate something sinister is hitting close to home.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: amnesia, psychiatrist, female protagonist, confusion, photographer, empowerment, murder, uncover truth, crimes, recovery, suspicion, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bottom of the World (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious disappearance of a young woman leads her boyfriend on a journey for truth and perhaps his own unknown reality in this dark, hypnotic mystery that transcends the limitations of traditional narrative.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: disappearance, redemption, faith, guilt, evil, sex scene, female nudity, supernatural, character on the edge, adaptation, youth, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 155
Nessun Dorma (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The beautiful yet naive Jasmine has second thoughts about her arranged marriage with the most eligible bachelor in town because she is secretly in love with the dog-loving math prodigy Fong. One night, she is attacked on her way home. She wakes up ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, whodunit, confinement indoors, kidnapped woman, confined, isolation, abduction, tragic love, female prisoner, kidnapped, mystery, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4K
Iris (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The sudden disappearance of a wealthy banker's wife cracks open a dizzying world of secret fetishes, desperate acts and elaborate deceptions.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: ransom demand, bank, ransom, abduction, disappearance, kidnapped woman, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious disappearance, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, sex party ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 951
Faultless (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Constance, a 40-years-old real estate agent, gets fired from her job. With no options left, she contacts her former boss, from the small agency where she started her career. To her surprise, he is hiring, but explains he may have already found ...
Plot: 40 year old, bad guy wins, stalker, oral sex, assassin, homecoming, male nudity, female nudity, female protagonist, real estate agent, train, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Death and the Maiden (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, touching ...
Plot: torture, attempted murder, justice, haunted by the past, doctor, humiliation, mind game, revenge, human nature, dictatorship, couples, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, chile, barcelona, south america, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 601
Savage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's summer, somewhere in the Dordogne, young people disappear. The wildest rumors circulate, we are talking about a feline prowling. Laura, seeks to elucidate the mystery and meets Paul, a strange writer who attracts him as much as he scares ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: missing person, police, camping, flashback, sex scene, murder, mysterious stranger, crimes, suspicion, death, friendship, pretty girl ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 59
The Good Son (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bonjour tristesse: Teenager Luc lives with his mother Liliane and his little brother Paul in Paris, has to cope with the fact that his mother is a prostitute and practically raise his brother alone. Luc is disillusioned. One day, little Paul wants ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: friendship, teenage boy, teenager, romantic friendship, love affair, love interest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships, teenage life, teenage love, love story, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%