Movies like The Place

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The Place (2017)
 7.1
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The Place (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, intellectual, captivating, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: human nature, rape, coffee, moral ambiguity, multiple storylines, escapades, family relations, father son relationship, crimes, kidnapping, adultery, murder, explosion, crime gone awry, brutality, destiny, death, mysterious man, bar, promise

Most similar movies to The Place

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about crimes, murder, storytelling, dishonesty, death, brutality and secrets mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Place: Perfect Strangers (2016), Prisoners (2013), Canal Street (2018), Slap the Monster on Page One (1972), Dirty Hands (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Perfect Strangers (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During a dinner, a group of friends decide to share whatever text message or phone call they will receive during the evening - and all hell breaks loose.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, talky, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: infidelity, psychology, friendship, family problems, under the surface, family secret, dialogue driven, husband wife relationship, dinner party, secrets, game, character study ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new jersey
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94%
 8.1
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Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, revenge, maze, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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100%
 7.0
 82
Canal Street (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, vengeance, parents and children, hopes, violence, friendship, heroes ...
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43%
Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, politics, murder, social decay, legal, false accusation, crimes, manipulations, state affairs, who done it, rebellion, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 415
Dirty Hands (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, captivating, tense ...
Plot: chases and races, siblings relations, disorder, ocean or sea, family relations, crimes, escapades, crime, drugs/alcohol, race against time, crime gone awry, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Woodstock Villa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Story: After a heated public argument between Mumbai-based Jatin Kampani and his wife, Zara, he returns home, and finds her missing. A day later, he is contacted by a male to come up with a ransom of 50 Lakh Rupees, and not to contact the police under any ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, kidnapping, bollywood, crime gone awry, cons and scams, uncover truth, crimes, couple relations, manipulations, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, politics, political unrest, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, media, journalism, society, danger, state affairs, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Poison Rose (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck PI is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, alcoholic, gambler, missing woman, parents and children, dishonesty, friendship, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, society ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Where Truth Lies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Driven to drink by his wife's death, a tormented doctor is committed to an experimental rehab.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: sedation, insanity, murder, rape, crimes, losing-it hero, mystery, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse, mental institution, life is a bitch, figment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 14K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, arson, halloween, domestic violence, machismo, abusive father, snow, sheriff, self destructing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 367
Outrage (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lainie Wheeler has two daughters, but her husband leaves them for a Thai monastery. She completely neglects her job in TV production but finds a new vocation in nursing terminal patients, even after the death of her friend in that home. She also ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: athlete's life, sport team, murder, actor's life, custody, starting over, deadly, family problems, rivalry, woman in danger, crime, getting home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
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The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, negotiation, infidelity, marriage, fbi, strangulation, marital problem, cabin, missing person, love, forest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 33K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, delusion, infidelity, past, mentally unstable, identity crisis, mystery, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, east end london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.
Style: stylized, gloomy, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: hotel, prostitute, murder, misfit, investigation, filmmaking, americana, crimes, mystery, down on your luck, special agents, hollywood ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, death, police, danger, police investigation, obsession, life is a bitch, reward
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 20K
Alphaville (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: surrealism, totalitarianism, neo noir, investigation, punishment, creator, crimes, privacy invasion, individualism, urban, human nature, society ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: racism, murder, apartheid, priest, politics, self discovery, introspection, interracial relations, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 8K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, mistaken identity, incest, chase, lookalikes, coincidence, danger, haunted by the past, rescue, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 1950s, year 1959
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Death and the Maiden (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
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, rough, touching ...
Plot: torture, attempted murder, haunted by the past, vengeance, humiliation, doctor, mind game, revenge, human nature, couples, rivalry, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, chile, south america, barcelona, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
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Storyville (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: While investigating his own blackmailing, a young politician uncovers his family's deep secrets.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, campaign, frame up, courtroom, politician, blackmail, dedicated lawyer, legal, false accusation, congress, politics, intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 50K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, fashion, corpse, photo shoot, darkroom, fashion model, singleness, amateur detective, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Where Are the Children? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about the kidnapping of two children and the investigation that follows, based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark.
Style: mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, false accusation, mystery, wrongfully committed, computers and web, crimes, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems, couples, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, birthday, revenge, murder, deadly, rivalry, mind game, criminal heroes, family in crisis, unfulfillment, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, torture, experiment, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 5K
Lemming (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: After the death of his boss's wife, a young engineer faces the sudden psychological metamorphosis of his own wife, seemingly possessed by the soul of the deceased...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, extramarital affair, suicide, destiny, chaos, love and romance, couple relations, crimes, chaos and mayhem, suburban life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
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Hacker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex, an immigrant from Ukraine comes to Canada and becomes involved with an online criminal organization called Darkweb. What starts off as a way to help his parents financially, soon becomes a personal vendetta against the entire banking system, ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, based on true events, realistic, entertaining
Plot: hacker, identity theft, black market, fighting the system, cons and scams, robbery, vengeance, escapades, crimes, secrets, dishonesty, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, rape, surveillance, corruption, deception, femme fatale, tragic event, secret, cover up, domestic violence, suspicion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, danger, family problems, country house, murder, family relations, haunted by the past, countryside, psychopath, family in crisis, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, serial killer, power relations, deadly, investigation, doctors and patients, mystery, crimes, sex, female protagonist, black bra ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Initially, "Mulholland Dr." was to mark David Lynch's return to television. It is a retooling of a script originally shot as a 94-minute pilot for a TV series (co-written with TV screenwriter Joyce Eliason) for the channel ABC, which ...
Style: twists and turns, surreal, captivating, psychedelic, thought provoking
Plot: audition, investigation, amnesia, actress, hollywood, lesbian relationship, death, passion, pilot, cowboy, manipulation
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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