Movies like Burning

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Burning (2018)
 7.5
 57K
Burning (2018)
Original name: 버닝
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, ambiguous ending
Plot: love triangle, fire, arson, class differences, metaphor, disappearance, palm reading, burning, tragic love, childhood friend, aspiring writer, stalking, young people, anger, suspicion, rich man, farm, cat, dream, countryside, greenhouse, sex shop, dancing, fight, money ...
Time: 2010s
Place: korea, south korea

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Most similar movies to Burning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about drinking alcohol, cigarette smoking, drinking, husband wife relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), restaurant and drink mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Burning: Peppermint Candy (1999), Class Trip (1998), The Apartment (1996), Minari (2020), The Inheritors (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: reunion, suicide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, destiny, politics, regret, interrogation, martial law, loneliness, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, year 1984, year 1980, year 1999, year 1987 ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 1K
Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, parents and children, friends, babies and infants, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.4
 14K
The Apartment (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, love, fall in love, intrigue, love triangle, romance, voyeur, cafe, dishonesty, flirt, flirting, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, montmartre paris, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 63K
Minari (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Korean-American family moves to Arkansas in search of their own American Dream. With the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother, the stability of their relationships is challenged even more in this new life in the ...
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: countryside, korean american, grandmother grandson relationship, american dream, farmer, husband wife relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, family relations, trailer, church, family, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Inheritors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small farming valley in Austria in the beginning of the 20th century a tyrannical farmer is found dead, and all the farmhands are relieved to be free of their tyrant. But the farmer was childless, so suddenly they all inherit the farm together. ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, serious, realistic, allegory
Plot: village life, village, murder, peasant, farm hand, rape, farm, last will and testament, crimes, lifestyle, intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: austria, europe, new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing person, disappearance, infidelity, couples, social isolation, missing woman, jealousy, captive, bunker, strong sexual content, secret room, locked in a room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 6K
Irresistible (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, secret, paranoia, mentally unstable, crimes, fear, seduction, love and romance, stalking, adultery, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: kosovo, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.7
 11K
Luce (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.
Style: suspense, non-linear, thought provoking, psychological, twists and turns
Plot: track and field, twists & turns, foster home, social problems, marijuana, courage, trust, pride, drunkenness, injustice, teenager, drinking alcohol ...
Place: ohio, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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American Woman (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young grandmother in a small Pennsylvania town raises her daughter's child after the girl disappears. All the while, a desperate search for her continues.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: missing daughter, grandmother grandson relationship, female protagonist, family drama, single mother, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, police investigation, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Sense of an Ending (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him re-think his current situation in life.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: memory, revenge, jealousy, father daughter relationship, dream, pregnancy, letter, mysterious past, family relations, aging, danger, drink ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 789
The Demon (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
Style: psychological, sexual, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, child abuse, greed, danger, dishonesty, mystery, manipulations, manipulation, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 106K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, masturbation, mystery, family problems, funeral, danger, estate, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.8
 12K
Poetry (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Grandmother Mi Ja works part-time as a caretaker, and struggles to raise a teen grandson by herself. Despite her tough situation, she speaks softly, dresses fashionably, and approaches the world with child-like curiosity. Enrolling in a poetry ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage rape, loneliness, poetry, introspection, grandparent and grandchild, juvenile delinquency, society, life is a bitch, old woman, terminal illness, suicide, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: korea, japan, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 189K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, stephen king, stalking, paranoia, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, small town, solace, teenage boy, investigation, marital problem, secret, disappearance, husband wife relationship, search, tragic event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
That Evening Sun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging Tennessee farmer returns to his homestead and must confront a family betrayal, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the loss of his farm.
Style: sentimental, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, retirement home, farm, parents and children, homecoming, dishonesty, danger, family problems, grudge, uninhibited rivalry, country, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
One Deadly Summer (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: village, small town, wedding, family relations, murder, sensuality, breast feeding, small town life, vengeance, gang rape, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1976, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, south of france, southern france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.8
 2K
Wetherby (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
Style: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, solitude, world war two, investigation, memory, haunted by the past, couples, mystery, crimes, deadly, mysterious character, dinner party ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 7.1
 10K
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, haunted by the past, love and romance, couple relations, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, psychological, touching, tense ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, family relations, estrangement, family problems, youth, deadly, prostitute, haunted by the past, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, blood ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, algeria, alps, indochina
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Third Murder (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Shigemori is a lawyer tasked with defending Misumi in a murder trial. Misumi has previous convictions for murder and has confessed to the crime, but evidence in the case leads to Shigemori having doubts about what really happened.
Style: psychological, captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, puzzle, school, courtroom drama, secret, prison, justice, lie, police, witness ...
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 44K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, murder of family, sibling relationship, witness, prison, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1968, 80s ...
Place: kansas, oklahoma, california, missouri, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 157K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: missing child, airplane, mystery, family relations, search, disappearance, child abduction, female protagonist, family problems, grief, pilot, rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, new york, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, small town, delusion, musician, chaos, crimes, social relations, small town life, village life, danger, symbolism, whale ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 121K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, enigmatic, atmospheric, philosophical ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, buddhism, atheism, society, eye, inventions and discoveries, elevator, afterlife, track down, death, memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 2005, year 2012 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 2K
Green Fish (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: train, gangsters, crimes, soldier, gang, heroes, crime, friends, nightclub, village life, homecoming, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Intrigo: Death of an Author (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young author comes into possession of a manuscript sent by critically acclaimed writer, Germund Rein, shortly before he commits suicide.
Plot: drinking alcohol, backpack, little girl, guilt, solitude, waiter, widow, flash forward, being followed, grocery shopping, forest, trial ...
Place: berlin germany, amsterdam, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 77K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, sadistic horror, gory, violence, perversion, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.1
 914K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, twists & turns, murder mystery, manipulation, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, infidelity, femme fatale, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.0
 2K
Koma (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A horrid crime was committed at a wedding reception and bridesmaid Chi Ching was the lone eyewitness. At the police station, she recognised the suspect, Suen Ling, in a line up. She also discovered the affair between this stranger and her lover. All ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, murder, black market, obsession, woman in danger, mind game, rivalry, psychopath, couples, vengeance, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%