Movies like Oliver Sherman

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Oliver Sherman (2010)
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Oliver Sherman (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Feeling lost and disconnected, with no family of his own, veteran Sherman Oliver sets out to the countryside in search of the soldier who saved him back in the war. That man, Franklin Page, has long since moved on - to a wife, two children, and a reliable job in a reliably safe and quiet rural town. The stability Franklin worked so hard to establish is soon threatened, and the violence he believed he'd left behind in the war begins to re-emerge and cloud over both the household and the town itself.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, bleak, sincere, serious
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, human nature, homecoming, friendship, moral dilemma, society, uninvited guest, buddies, small town, war veteran, murder, violence, soldier, war injury, friends, misfit, parents and children, social misfits, disorder, solitary, murderer, hunting, fishing, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Oliver Sherman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about society, family relations, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, murder, parents and children and human nature mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Oliver Sherman: Happy New Year (2011), The Ape (2009), A Hero's Welcome (2008), Blood and Ties (2013), A Single Shot (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Happy New Year (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A war-torn marine returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, military, homecoming, under the surface, disability, military hospital, friendship, soldier, post traumatic stress disorder, anti war, society, paralysis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 1K
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: losing-it hero, introspection, moral dilemma, human nature, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, heroes, surrealism, hell, locker room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
A Hero's Welcome (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, haunted by the past, homecoming, anti war, life is a bitch, military, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, medical examination, post traumatic stress disorder, danger, military life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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5725
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1246
 5.8
 10K
A Single Shot (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: poacher, loner, wilderness, divorce, danger, crimes, human nature, haunted by the past, drifter, moral dilemma, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 229
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, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: moral dilemma, missing child, clergy, religions or cults, church, small town, social relations, priest, brainwashing, danger, society, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
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, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, under the surface, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, sexy, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: friends, human nature, friendship, family relations, couples, youth, gays and lesbians, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, vengeance, mountain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, dull life, human nature, friendship, parents and children, anti semitism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 1K
The Turning (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: anthology, captivating, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, estrangement, infidelity, moral dilemma, parents and children, homecoming, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 937
On the Ice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, grief, death, buddies, youth, parents and children, village, crimes, society, accidental death, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Address Unknown (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea became the first war zone of the Cold War. The legacy of war ...
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, rough, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, wartime life, haunted by the past, teenage life, love and romance, social misfits, youth, family relations, society, couple relations, rebellion, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 185
Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, youth, society, danger, single parent, social misfits, life is a bitch, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 2K
Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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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 ⇓
49%
 6.4
 23K
Good Kill (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game–only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: drone, moral dilemma, military, suspicion, war, family life, family problems, family relations, taliban, terrorism, murder, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, year 2010
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Missing in America (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A haunted Vietnam veteran, living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member and his young Amerasian daughter.
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, friendship, homecoming, orphan, life is a bitch, society, solitary, exile, vietnam war, interracial relations, redemption, family relations ...
Place: usa, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, workplace, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, family relations, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 893
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, redemption, neo noir, danger, social decay, emotionless, crimes, corpse, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
 2K
Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: ambulance, human nature, moral dilemma, society, social decay, media, crimes, paramedic, life is a bitch, media satire, tv show, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 1K
The Narrows (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: college student, crimes, moral dilemma, society, family relations, city life, parents and children, self discovery, human nature, coming of age, family in crisis, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 20K
Stop-Loss (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, thought provoking, sad ...
Plot: soldier, u.s. military, friendship, homecoming, military, politics, wartime life, rules and policies, post traumatic stress disorder, gulf war, death, patriotism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, canada, washington d.c., mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 2K
Bethlehem (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country:
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younger brother of a senior Palestinian militant. Razi recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, and developed a ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, informant, terrorism, undercover, danger, special agents, double agent, moral dilemma, society, secret service agent, teenager, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: israel, palestinian authority, middle east, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 8K
The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, society, law enforcement, graphic violence, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.1
 2K
Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, society, small town, social relations, injustice, perjury, prison, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, youth, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 1K
Keyhole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: gangsters, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, escapades, crimes, violence, caught having sex, haunted house, ghost, indoor, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 3K
Sea Fog (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: fog, immigrants, rescue, down on your luck, human nature, chase, society, ship, murder, accidental death, storm, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Perfect Number (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the series by the popular Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino, this is a mystery drama that 'faithfully but freely' adapts the 3rd part in the series, . The story revolves around 3 characters: a woman who unwittingly killed her ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: buried truth, investigation, murder, human nature, moral dilemma, under the surface, teacher, friendship, death, law enforcement, mystery, mathematics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 513
Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, buddies, parents and children, profanity, hopes, friends, estrangement, redemption, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 510
Godspeed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joseph McKelheer and Cory Knauf (The Hamiltons, The Violent Kind) star in this intense thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard, a modern day faith healer with a small flock of believers, is stunned when his ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, death in the family, society, religions or cults, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, small town, crimes, investigation, grief, strong violent content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 783
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: serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, society, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, simulated sex, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%