Movies like The Tale

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The Tale (2018)
 7.3
 17K
The Tale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, heartbreaking, rough, disturbing
Plot: pedophile, first sexual experience, forced sex, investigation, child rape, 13 year old, sexual abuse, loss of virginity, childhood sexual abuse, memory, manipulation, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, older man younger woman, virginity, older man younger woman relationship, rape, child abuse, female director, sexual relations, haunted by the past, secret past, tragic past, sexual assault, private investigation ...
Time: 70s

Most similar movies to The Tale

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, mystery, storytelling and police investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Tale: Trust (2010), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Hard Candy (2005), Child of Rage (1992), Gossip (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 42K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, investigation, teenage life, youth, parents and children, child rape, bullying, rape victim, pedophile, family in crisis, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 263K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, tense, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, pedophile, missing child, private detective, tragic event, death, life is a bitch, crimes, police, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 158K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, psychological, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pedophile, dangerous attraction, age difference, pedophilia, torture, vengeance, manipulation, deception, seduction, sexual abuse, child abuse, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 735
Child of Rage (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage.
Style: emotional, disturbing, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: adoption, uncover truth, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, child rape, clergy, brother sister relationship, rage, little boy, psychological trauma, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 16K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, teenage life, college life, false accusation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, rumor, manipulation, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, child rape, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, coming of age, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 17K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: human trafficking, sexual abuse, child rape, forced prostitution, child molestation, kidnapping, sex slavery, sex with a minor, sex slave, missing child, slavery, child pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, poland, mexico city, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, intense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: investigation, college, teenage life, betrayal, murder, wealth, manipulations, mystery, mind game, manipulation, youth, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, domestic violence, child abuse, investigation, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cult leader Warren Jeffs rises to power in the polygamist Mormon sect once headed by his late father, but some of his wives fight back to bring him to justice. Based on a true story.
Style: thought provoking, factual, serious, rough
Plot: mormon, forced sex, prison, true crime, isolated community, sexualized violence, sex scandal, religious fanatic, scandal, rapist, sexual abuse, religions or cults ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 23K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: manipulation, mystery, haunted by the past, mind game, uncover truth, manipulations, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, brutality, life philosophy, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 199
Dark Water (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young man who, through a series of surreal visions, comes to believe that he is a serial killer targeting pedophiles.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, bleak
Plot: pedophile, serial killer, mystery, investigation, vigilantism, sibling, siblings, crime, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 465
The Kiss (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah, a beautiful and gifted 15-year-old from a wealthy but chaotic family, holds on to one dream: to run away from home and to become a professional ballet dancer.
Style: suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: mother daughter relationship, child abuse, fight, teenage prostitution, police, rape, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, danger, female director, prostitution, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, child rape, prostitute, parents and children, rape, innocence lost, psychologist, police, stripper, child molestation, life is a bitch, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 2K
On the Doll (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On The Doll is a story of the victims of child abuse, and the pain it visits upon their later lives. With interweaving stories following victims and victimizers, the film depicts the variety of experiences of abuse.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, lifestyle, life is a bitch, sexual relations, sexual abuse, victim, youth, childhood trauma, high school, prostitute, drug use, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 39K
Regression (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: satanic cult, memory loss, false accusation, psychiatrist, nightmare, hospital, sexual abuse, police officer, investigation, crimes, paranoia, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, rape, hacker, sexual abuse, strong female character, danger, crime, missing person, uncover truth, search, journalist, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2010s, 1960s ...
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 3.5
 431
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Treatment (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother, Bjorn. Plettinckx, a known ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, police investigation, kidnapping, child killer, missing child, life is a bitch, police, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, media, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political unrest, society, state affairs, mystery, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, photographer, investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, guilt, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, mind game, missing person, haunted by the past, uncover truth, obsessive quest, estrangement, family relations, missing child, riddles and clues, parents and children, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, los angeles, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Kill the Messenger (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: journalism, cia, investigation, conspiracy, drug dealing, reporter, uncover truth, state affairs, government agency, life turned upside down, police corruption, money laundering ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, nicaragua, los angeles, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, runaway, cult, sister sister relationship, cult leader, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, mysterious character, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, deadly, life is a bitch, supernatural, murder, legal, reach out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 144K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, rape, lesbian love, misanthrope, sexual abuse, female killer, destructive relationship, tragic love, death sentence, homeless ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, ohio, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 15K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, family relations, life is a bitch, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, uncover truth, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement, manhunt, deadly, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sound of My Voice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A journalist and his girlfriend get pulled in while they investigate a cult whose leader claims to be from the future.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, tense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: manipulation, cult leader, journalist, uncover truth, working undercover, religions or cults, manipulations, cult, exploit, filmmaking, haunted by the past, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%