Movies like Avalon 2011

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Avalon (2011)
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Avalon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people around him, he desperately seeks a way out.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, suspenseful
Plot: nightclub, siblings relations, life turned upside down, unlikely criminals, society, nightlife, disorder, down on your luck, family business, nothing goes right, family relations, partners, life is a bitch, anti hero, haunted by the past, anti heroes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, society, disorder, life turned upside down, parents and children and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Avalon: The Ape (2009), Bypass (2014), Everything Will Be Fine (2010), Last Winter (2011), Exile (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: introspection, losing-it hero, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, hell, surrealism, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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95%
 5.9
 305
Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family relations, youth, crimes, society, urban, working class, down on your luck, terminal illness, criminal
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Everything Will Be Fine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers.Suspecting a political conspiracy, Falk falls into a frenetic chase to reveal the mystery ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, dishonesty, chase, disorder, life turned upside down, state affairs, obsession, chases and races, political conspiracy, on the run, hit and run, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 175
Last Winter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young farmer in Central France tries to sustain his spiritual connection to the land amid the crushing pressures of modern agriculture in this brooding drama.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy
Plot: countryside, farm, estrangement, workplace situations, nothing goes right, workplace, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, village life, village, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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 ⇓
52%
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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, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, under the surface, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, restaurant, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, down on your luck, immigrants, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: touching, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: babies and infants, life turned upside down, social decay, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, injustice, society, law enforcement, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Good People, Bad Things (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Good People, Bad Things is the story of a successful architect whose life drastically changes one night after he gets into a car accident. He is suddenly thrust into a world of crime and must fight for his freedom as he is blackmailed into becoming ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: family problems, life turned upside down, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, disorder, couples, unlikely criminals, hit and run, sex montage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: single parent, teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, youth, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, society, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 503
Beyond the Sky (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Malboro and Cucu, the starring characters, are two brothers who split after the older one, Malboro, went to prison five years. One day he is set free, willing to return to his life. Cucu is the younger brother, who has become a boxer with possible ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: family relations, disorder, siblings relations, crimes, estrangement, brother brother relationship, male objectification, crime, orphan, urban, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
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Tommy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Sri Lanka
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, danger, couples, rivalry, graphic violence, criminal heroes, strong female presence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 947
Leave (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, nightmare comes true, mysterious character, writer's life, disorder, life turned upside down, road trip, brother brother relationship, home invasion, danger, artists and showbiz, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 447
Turk's Head (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, crimes, police detective, life turned upside down, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, society, law enforcement, doctor, urban, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
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Tales (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative, which knits together the stories of seven characters to create a microcosm of Iranian working-class ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: society, love, multiple storylines, everyday life, family relations, couples, friendship, down on your luck, social misfits, life is a bitch, female director, vignette ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
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Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 352
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, urban, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 4.8
 189
The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, immigrants, life is a bitch, clergy, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, protecting from truth, adoption, family relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch, hopes, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 547
Godspeed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: realistic, tense, 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, grief, investigation, disorder, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 176
Spiderwebhouse (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Jonas’ mother leaves to “fight her demons”, he steps up as head of the household, becoming the unofficial guardian to his younger siblings. With food and money running out, the children retreat into a world of their own where, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: child in peril, life is a bitch, child as adult, dysfunctional family, family problems, confined, life turned upside down, family in crisis, isolation, family relations, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 294
Houston (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German corporate headhunter travels to Houston, Texas, in pursuit of a renowned oil company CEO, only to have his life fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: life turned upside down, addiction, introspection, human nature, alcohol abuse, estrangement, workplace, life is a bitch, workplace situations, disorder, plan gone wrong, business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France, Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A microcosm of the fathomless suffering that remains more than 16 years since the siege of Sarajevo ended, writer-director Aida Begic’s follow-up to her 2008 Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prize-winning debut Snow tells the story of two orphaned ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, orphan, youth, social decay, society, siblings relations, friendship, family relations, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Everywhere and Nowhere (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ash is a man torn between two worlds, that of his family and friends and the other, of his dreams. This is his story set across London with it's fast paced nightlife and run ins with the law all caught on camera from the Director of Kidulthood.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, society, family problems, radio dj, suburbs, parents and children, nightclub, hopes, coming of age, bollywood, nightlife, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, missing person, uncover truth, drugs/alcohol, rescue, danger, clergy, woman in danger, religions or cults, life is a bitch, society, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 443
Homeland (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: adoption, family problems, political unrest, family relations, state affairs, society, riot, incest, parents and children, danger, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 746
The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, deadly, a vision, dealing with death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 712
Traffickers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his best friend dies in an unexpected accident, black market dealer Young-gyu decides to wash his hands off his illegal activities and start a new life with his girlfriend Yu-ri. But his dream stalls when he learns that Yu-ri needs money for ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nothing goes right, danger, ship, kidnapping, gang, disorder, crimes, graphic violence, crime, molestation, organ harvesting, female nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%