Movies like Murder in Pacot

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Murder in Pacot (2014)
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Murder in Pacot (2014)
Original name: Meurtre à Pacot
Genre: Drama
Country: Haiti, France, Norway
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society when they are forced to rent out their villa to a foreign aid worker and his enterprising local girlfriend.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: social differences, life turned upside down, mysterious character, couple relations, starting over, hopes, danger, family problems, human nature, couples, domestic disturbance, society, chaos, earthquake, suburbs, chaos and mayhem, innocence lost, catastrophe
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: haiti

Most similar movies to Murder in Pacot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and tense films with plots about couples, couple relations, family problems, human nature, hopes, family relations and starting over mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Murder in Pacot: Dance Town (2010), The Fire (2015), 3 Backyards (2010), Among Us (2010), Dearest (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, couples, injustice, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, society, forceful separation, political corruption, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
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The Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple must hold on to $100,000 for 24 hours as they wait to buy a house. As the time ticks by, the true nature of their love unravels.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: couple relations, breakup, couples, family problems, human nature, graphic violence, sexual content, under the surface, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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83%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: society, estrangement, dull life, couples, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, one day, multiple storylines, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, parents and children, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, playground, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, life turned upside down, parents and children, danger, missing child, crimes, couple relations, adoption, family problems, couples, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
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76%
Above Us Only Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman discovers the man she has lived with for years is not who she thought he was...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: couple relations, starting over, betrayal, hopes, dishonesty, longing, couples, human nature, love, death, death of husband, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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67%
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Mercy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges himself ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: road accident, winter, guilt, couples, hopes, starting over, on the run, couple relations, human nature, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, clever ...
Plot: introspection, working class, social differences, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, gender, society, human nature, loneliness, feminism, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century
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63%
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, under the surface, family problems, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, couple relations, friendship, human nature, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, ocean, coast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Having lost her place among the social elite, a widow remarries and starts a family.
Style: contemplative, cynical, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: starting over, hopes, estate, infidelity, rich and poor, destiny, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, social differences, down on your luck, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Before the Winter Chill (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple: Paul is a respected surgeon and Lucie cooks and gardens exquisitely. But now, in the autumn of his life, Paul can’t resist the lure of an ambiguous and dangerous relationship with a mysterious ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: therapist, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, intrigue, couples, mysterious character, danger, hospital, couple relations, neurosurgeon, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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59%
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Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, gang, crimes, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Insecure (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chérif, struggling to pass the entrance exam for nursing school, takes on a side job as a security guard. On duty there, he faces off with a group of hostile teenagers who constantly harass him, and gradually ends up an accomplice to a robbery gone ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: fall in love, working class, society, couples, life is a bitch, immigrants, misfit, security guard, pursuit, gang, chase, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Moving On (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Moving On is a British television series set in contemporary Britain consisting of standalone dramas all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life and moving on.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, hopes, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, redemption, couples, parents and children, couple relations, optimism, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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51%
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Freeway (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex, 25 years old, lives a life divided between his custom car that he pampers to the point of insanity, his friends, his girlfriend, whose baby girl he had under duress, and his job as a forklift operator. An exclusive passion, with its rituals ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, moral dilemma, couple relations, couples, hit and run, family crisis, male female relationship, friendship, family problems, disorder, family in crisis, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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51%
Cold Water of the Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Costa Rica, France, Spain, Netherlands, Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: On New Year's holidays, Mariana (21) and Rodrigo (30) drive to the coast where he has to sell a property. There, they find Karina (7), late at night and in the middle of nowhere. She tells then she ran away from home.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: mysterious character, couple relations, obsession, introspection, social differences, society, lifestyle, little girl, beach, ocean or sea, twentysomething life, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: costa rica, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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In the Open (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, France
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Story: Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful professional career, loves her family, has enough money for a ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, couple relations, family relations, estrangement, couples, husband wife relationship, sex scene, old house, moving, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, couple relations, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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48%
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, human nature, family problems, couples, mysterious character, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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47%
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90 Minutes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Director Eva Sørhaug (Cold Lunch) reveals the rage and violence lurking beneath seemingly tranquil domesticity in her bold and uncompromising sophomore feature.
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: violence spree, danger, family relations, family problems, domestic disturbance, crimes, marital rape, divorce, deadly, graphic violence, breaking point, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, family relations, disorder, family problems, single parent, down on your luck, family in crisis, couple relations, hopes, restaurant, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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46%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couples, couple relations, human nature, destructive relationship, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, black ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: destiny, family relations, family life, couples, love and romance, family in crisis, starting over, unemployment, society, social worker, college, student life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, love and romance, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, hopes, womanizer, crumbling marriage, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, catastrophe, society, hopes, life is a bitch, social differences, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
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Affluenza (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An aspiring young photographer finds himself caught up in a heady world of money, sex, and privilege when he moves to wealthy Long Island in the summer of 2008.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: society, human nature, social decay, youth, suburban life, coming of age, suburbs, rich, teenager, international crisis, summer, barefoot male
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
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41%
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Atlantic. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Moroccan fisherman sets off on an epic journey towards Europe on his wind surfboard. But the pursuit of dreams does not come without sacrifice.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric
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41%
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The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mountain, haunted by the past, introspection, couples, family problems, hopes, gender, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations, lesbian relationship, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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