Movies like Styx

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Styx (2018)
 6.5
 3K
Styx (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Malta
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rike is forty, a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfill her long-cherished dream of sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic. Her desire for a carefree holiday seems to be coming to pass but then, after a storm, her beautiful adventure suddenly turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby.
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: sailboat, storm at sea, sinking ship, holiday, ocean, rescue, moral dilemma, female protagonist, map, dehydration, danger, thunderstorm, sailing, sea, monkey, ambulance, yacht, boat, teenage boy, night, refugee, female doctor, woman, rainstorm, car accident ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, psychological and serious films with plots about danger, youth, society, moral dilemma, death, human nature and escapades mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Styx: White Squall (1996), Crash Point: Berlin (2009), The Tunnel (2019), The Donner Party (2009), My Gal Sunday (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 23K
White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, adventure, 15 year old, friendship, survival, catastrophe, sailboat, danger, ocean, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: jamaica, west indies, cuba, florida, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Crash Point: Berlin (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a mid-air collision, an uncontrollable passenger plane with 90 souls on board speeds through the skies over Germany. The impact point for the inevitable plane crash is easily calculated: the center of Berlin. Now the race is on to prevent the ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: crash, airplane accident, airplane, pilot, passenger, aviation, save the day, moral dilemma, danger, aircraft cockpit, garbage, cabin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.1
 4K
The Tunnel (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it's every man for himself.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: rescue, danger, deadly, survival, tunnel, firefighter, life & death, catastrophe, mountain, car accident, hopes, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.1
 439
My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, danger, fighting crime, uncover truth, rivalry, murder, crimes, hitman, couple relations, race against time, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 697
Complicit (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An MI5 officer's attempts to foil a possible terrorist plot are undermined by bureaucracy and moral dilemmas. Will he make the world a safer place or be complicit in making a tense situation even worse?
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, undercover, government agency, danger, moral dilemma, crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Poll Diaries (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Estonia
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1914 on a family estate, Oda helps a wounded anarchist, and as their illicit friendship deepens, a family turmoil erupts as the war closes in.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, experimenting, human nature, estate, parents and children, family relations, moral dilemma, collector, coming of age, youth, mad scientist, world war one ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Deep in the Woods (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wanderer named Timothee (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart) arrives in a French village in 1865 pretending to be deaf and mute. He uses tricks to hypnotize a beautiful young woman named Josephine (Isild Le Besco) and takes advantage of her until he is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Plot: forest, young lovers, human nature, manipulation, hopes, dishonesty, sexual abuse, power relations, manipulations, danger, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: europe, france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.4
 434
Safe Harbor (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Doug and Robbie are about to set sail on a long trip when they unexpectedly find themselves foster parenting a group of troubled teenage boys. The experience changes their lives for the better, and they decide to stay in town and run the foster home ...
Plot: coast guard, sailboat, happy ending, social worker, childless couple, arsonist, alcoholic mother, teenager, judge, juvenile delinquent, storm at sea, sailing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Burning Sands (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: university, danger, crimes, youth, society, friendship, brotherhood, disorder, murder, hopes, greed, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 668
For My Father (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two outcasts, a suicide bomber and an Israeli girl, fall in love during a desperate weekend in Tel Aviv.
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: introspection, forbidden love, moral dilemma, self discovery, danger, deadly, destructive relationship, friendship, political unrest, terrorism, human nature, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 416
Los Perros (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Argentina, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mariana, an upper-class Chilean, feels a strange attraction towards her riding teacher, Juan, a former colonel with a shady past.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cheating wife, unfaithful wife, seductress, father daughter relationship, female nudity, sex scene, chase, deadly, escapades, love, disorder, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, life turned upside down, prostitute, female protagonist, sex scene, couples, society, sexual content, urban, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 785
Summer of '04 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sommer ’04 is a character study of a family on vacation. German director Stefan Krohmer examines the emotional abyss and problems behind the seemingly nice facade of an intact family as they experience guilt, love and jealousy.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, innocence lost, lifestyle, social decay, dysfunctional family, society, dishonesty, gender, youth, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 369
Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, confined, power relations, ocean or sea, isolation, human nature, search and rescue, under the surface, beating, power outage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 182
Lovechild (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: One day seventeen-year-old Alma sees her father who had left the family five years before and had never contacted them since then accidentally on a subway stop in Berlin. She finds out where he works and start spending time together. Very soon the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, captivating, ambiguous ending
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, moral dilemma, forbidden love, seductress, confusion, estranged father, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, incestuous desire, sexual attraction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
In the Forests of Siberia (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the hectic, senseless world he lives in, Teddy decides to settle down alone in Siberia, in the midst of winter, in a hut by the shore of Lake Baikal. After an initial period of elation in front of the splendor and magic of unspoiled ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: solitude, nature, loneliness, friendship, food, rescue, saving a life, animal trap, hunting, lake, poacher, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 194
The Sea Wolf (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Sea-Wolf is based on a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London, about a literary critic, who is survivor of an ocean collision. He then comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Plot: adventure, ship, sailing, survival, lone wolves, castaway, self discovery, isolation, danger, social differences, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1900s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.7
 279
Supernova (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meis is fifteen, lives in the back of beyond and aspires to a grand and stirring life, but all that happens is the passing of the time, waiting for the next car to run into the front of the house.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: cheating wife, seductive woman, dementia, teenage protagonist, dysfunctional marriage, teenage girl, female protagonist, lesbianism, sexually dissatisfied wife, female director, man in underwear, male bare butt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 146
Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, danger, hopes, corrupt officer, against the rules, human nature, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, ocean or sea, rebellion, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, mediterranean sea, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 91
Needle Boy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Life has become unbearable for 23 year old Nick who is convinced that he's an evil person. Consequently, he shows up at Aarhus University with a gun in his pocket wanting to shoot his fellow students.
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: penetration, unsimulated sex, explicit sex, male nudity, university, life is a bitch, society, disorder, crimes, danger, life philosophy, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 83
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, captivating, disturbing, contemplative, thought provoking ...
Plot: teenage girl, cleaning lady, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, teenage protagonist, life is a bitch, orphan, millionaire, money, youth, new life, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: historical event, democracy, protest, political corruption, torture, interrogation, cover up, police brutality, police investigation, disorder, brutality, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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We Are Never Alone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the Czech provinces, a handful of people come together: a paranoid prison guard, his hypochondriac neighbour and the latter’s silent, despairing wife, a lovesick nightclub manager and a stripper who is a ...
Style: bleak, captivating, disturbing, tense, complex ...
Plot: teenager, paranoid, teenage boy, prison, money, family relations, pimp, boy, female protagonist, dysfunctional family, jail, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 520
Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: friendship, ambition, relationship vs career, moral dilemma, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, snitch, interracial romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, gdr, east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 29
Bopem (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Teenager Ruslan is a half-orphan who lives by the dried Aral Sea. When he learns that due to serious illness he has no more than 3 months to live, Ruslan decides to punish those responsible for the death of his beloved mother.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, suspense ...
Plot: teenage boy, revenge, teenager, death of mother, terminal illness, teenage protagonist, loss of mother, illness, punishment, vendetta, death, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beneath the Blue (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dolphin experts confront the US Navy when its sonar program is suspected of causing the animals' deaths.
Style: captivating, light, tense, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: experiment gone awry, daring rescue, animal life, friends, ocean or sea, ocean, danger, escapades, adventure, dolphins, research, animal human communication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 723
Three Worlds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’ daughter, along with succeeding him as the head of a car dealership. One night, while coming back from his bachelor party, he is guilty of a hit-and-run accident, urged by his ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: witnessing a crime, moral dilemma, society, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, illegal immigrant, hit and run, hit by a car, manslaughter, immigrants, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: disturbing, touching, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, dysfunctional family, parents and children, selflessness, family relations, danger, life is a bitch, family problems, child abuse, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Endless Night (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Greenland, 1908. Josephine, self-confident and bold wife of famous Arctic explorer Robert Peary, embarks on a dangerous journey in pursuit of her husband who is seeking a route to the North Pole. But Josephine is also naïve and ignores warnings ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: adventure, survival, couples, wilderness, escapades, danger, forces of nature, north pole, friendship, strong female presence, couple relations, struggle for survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 90s
Place: greenland
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39%