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23 Minutes to Sunrise (2012)
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23 Minutes to Sunrise (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: They say the darkest hour is just before dawn, and at the Sunrise diner it's very late indeed. Four couples find themselves at an out-of-the-way 24-hour diner, but they are not all that they seem. Intertwined throughout the night are a middle age couple who are at a crisis in their lives, a cook who thinks he is finally finding his way forward, a waitress in a bad relationship and a young punk and his girlfriend who think this is the last stop before the new world of imagined ease. But the strangest of all are the dark stranger and young girl who don't seem to be part of this world. A film about dreams gone bad, missed opportunities, love, fear and death.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: diner, moral dilemma, human nature, crimes, destiny, hopes, couples, mysterious character, family problems, nightshift, off the road, power relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois

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Most similar movies to 23 Minutes to Sunrise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, tense, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about danger, crimes, murder, family problems, deadly, couples and mysterious character mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like 23 Minutes to Sunrise: Meeting Evil (2012), The Lazarus Child (2004), Outrage (2003), Prey (2010), Resilience (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Meeting Evil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follows disillusioned young family man John as a mysterious stranger, Richie takes him on a murder-fueled ride that transforms the weak-willed John into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mysterious character, family in danger, moral dilemma, deadly, violence spree, human nature, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, graphic violence, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
The Lazarus Child (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised after he witnessed the event. Their parents, Jack and Alison, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: hopes, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, danger, youth, family problems, power relations, hospital, siblings relations, redemption, parents and children, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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92%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, starting over, deadly, family problems, redemption, murder, hopes, rivalry, crimes, graphic violence, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.2
 933
Prey (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, several deer hurl themselves unexpectedly against the electric fence of a farm. Seeing deep signs of biting on the animals’ bodies, the farm owners realise that a predator is roaming about the neighbouring woods. Having determined to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary ...
Plot: forest, survival, couples, danger, deadly, family problems, in the woods, family gatherings, human nature, mystery, murder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, mysterious character, family problems, couples, stranger, sex scene, duel, drinking, drinking alcohol, crumbling marriage, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Flying Dutchman (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sexuality and serial murder in an American village.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, dangerous attraction, obsession, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, couples, psychopath, who done it, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, montana
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78%
The Temptation of St. Tony (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Estonia, Finland, Sweden, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: cannibalism, surrealism, mysterious character, losing-it hero, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, midlife crisis, temptation, rebellion, dishonesty, fighting the system, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
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77%
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Hellgate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A western businessman, his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, scary
Plot: supernatural, parallel world, ghost, imaginary, nightmare, car accident, seeing dead people, death of wife, deja vu, boat, death of child, death of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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76%
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The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: tenant, psychopath, family in danger, crimes, suburbs, parents and children, couples, deadly, kidnapping, danger, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.1
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After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, human nature, downfall, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
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The Frame (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two strangers find their lives colliding in an impossible way. Alex is a methodical cargo thief working for a dangerous cartel. Sam is a determined paramedic trying to save the world while running from her past.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, destiny, changing the past or future, danger, chase, parallel world, haunted by the past, human nature, crimes, disorder, hopes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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71%
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5 Souls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When a disgraced architect awakens from a coma, he is confronted by an agent of evil with a proposition; kill five people to reconcile his life's misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die. As he proceeds with his grim assignment and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, rivalry, murder, moral dilemma, mysterious character, uncover truth, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, crimes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 835
Hard Labor (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With her husband having lost his job, Helena opens her own grocery store, but is soon plagued by strange occurrences.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: family problems, career change, workplace, store, boss and employee, mysterious character, unsupportive spouse, unfulfillment, power relations, suspicion, fired from the job, wall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Smiths -- a family with a secret past -- are visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out that kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded, and the secretive ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mysterious character, psychopath, obsession, haunted by the past, family life, vengeance, crimes, deadly, danger, family problems, violent death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, injustice, idealism, life is a bitch, crimes, parents and children, interracial relations, dishonesty, murder, hopes, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, alabama
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63%
Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, danger, couple relations, couples, deadly, violence, wedding, family relations, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Murder in Pacot (2014)
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: mysterious character, life turned upside down, social differences, human nature, couple relations, domestic disturbance, danger, hopes, family problems, starting over, couples, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
White Noise 2: The Light (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man's family brought back from the verge of death, he then discovers he can identify people who are about to die.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful
Plot: murder, ghost, precognition, destiny, suicide, supernatural, hopes, deadly, dealing with death, escapades, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Butterfly Dreaming (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anxious dreams, hallucinations, and paranoid reality torment a young math professor in the aftermath of his wife's death in a car accident. As madness, addiction and affairs send the story spiraling towards its conclusion, the truth about what ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, dealing with death, mathematician, dream, death, gambling, bone
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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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53%
 5.9
 76K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time loop, time travel, alternate reality, foreknowledge, dealing with death, parallel world, housewife, psychic, starting over, death, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Last Lullaby (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Price, a former hitman, is struggling to cope with retirement. He left the assassination business to live the "easy life." However, retirement arrived with its own agenda. It was not the instant peace and calm that Price expected. Rather, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, moral dilemma, retiring, rivalry, crimes, danger, going straight, femme fatale, self discovery, retirement, paranoia, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mummy An' the Armadillo (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, crimes, mystery, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, family problems, danger, family relations, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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48%
 4.7
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Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: serious, psychological, tense, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, introspection, estrangement, small town, social relations, small town life, dishonesty, intrigue, hopes, truck accident, mother daughter relationship, night school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, slasher, tense ...
Plot: forest, psychopath, murder, isolation, youth, danger, deadly, crimes, in the woods, graphic violence, teenage life, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 307
Fatal Reunion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica is a housewife, unhappy in her marriage, who decides to "spice it up" a little bit. But she gets more than she bargained for when she contacts an old high school classmate she once had a crush on.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, danger, couple relations, stalking, crimes, reunion, classmate, jealousy, murder, rivalry, violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Blue Elephant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Dr. Yehia returns to El-Abbaseya Hospital five years after the death of his family. His return coincide with the arrival of a new patient, Sherif, a friend from college, who is accused of murder.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, confined, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, uncover truth, danger, friends, crimes, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 232
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%