Movies like Anima

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Anima (1997)
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Anima (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reporter doing a story on taxidermy discovers an odd older couple that he becomes convinced are ex-Nazi's. The chief item leading to this belief is an odd puppet theater the couple operate in their basement that re-creates the Nazi era using stuffed creatures.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, mind bending, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: third reich, secret, old man, old woman, filmmaker, atrocity, taxidermist, ex nazi, stuffed animal, taxidermy, puppet theater, mummy, journalism, farm, on the run, danger, haunted by the past, filmmaking, deadly, juvenile delinquent, nazi, juvenile delinquency, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, nazis
Time: 90s
Place: germany, usa, europe, new england

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about haunted by the past, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, family relations, deadly and society mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Anima: Caroline? (1990), Black and Blue (1999), Down Came a Blackbird (1995), Hello Herman (2012), War Story (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: mistaken identity, switching roles, haunted by the past, cons and scams, family relations, disorder, power relations, hidden identity, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
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95%
 6.3
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Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: hopes, danger, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, parents and children, woman in danger, starting over, witnessing a crime, new identity, abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida
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92%
Down Came a Blackbird (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.
Style: suspenseful, rough, emotional, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: clinic, kidnapping, journalism, crimes, legal, politics, media, confined, distopia, genocide, price of justice, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: high school life, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, youth, school shooting, loneliness, social misfits, interview, murder, high school ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, couples, rivalry, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
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84%
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American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brilliant story with an unexpected twist. A father uses the serial number on a hand gun in an attempt to track down his daughter's killer. The truth he uncovers is an unsettling reminder of the dangers of keeping handguns. Stars the legendary ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, haunted by the past, track down, child killer, escapades, loss of daughter, deadly, on the road, world war two veteran, dealing with death, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
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71%
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The Substitute (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school substitute English teacher resorts to murder to protect her murderous dark past while seducing a student whom begins to suspect her true identity.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, murder, crimes, hidden identity, power relations, disorder, high school hunk, teachers and students, haunted by the past, workplace situations, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota
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62%
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, introspection, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, music, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Waterborne (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Heera Bhatti, an American-Sikh, runs a corner store in Los Angeles with the help of her son, Vikram, and Gulu. She does not approve of Vikram's Caucasian girlfriend, Lillian, and would prefer that Vikram marry a Punjabi girl, but Vikram has ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, terrorism, contamination, plague, bio weapon, danger, deadly, racism, violence, thirst, husband wife relationship, anti heroes ...
Time: future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 531
Violent Blue (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Katarina is a music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. She worries about her brother, Ondrej an introverted inventor whose financiers are reputedly shady and dangerous. Then one day, her ex-husband Pietro shows up in her house and locks ...
Style: serious, cynical, surreal, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, dishonesty, sexual relations, losing-it hero, captivity, confined, danger, mute or deaf, social misfits, disorder, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 168
30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: desert, mind game, deadly, murder, interracial relations, on the road, crimes, racism, racial relations, car driving, wedding, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 8K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, psychological, touching, realistic ...
Plot: reunion, haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family, estranged son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Eyes of an Angel (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: on the run, mafia, protection, crimes, family relations, family life, crime, daughter, father, gangsters, aerial combat, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, tense, captivating ...
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
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55%
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Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, life is a bitch, family life, farm, society, danger, family relations, wartime life
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, coming of age, youth, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
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54%
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Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative, tense
Plot: strong female presence, society, political unrest, religions or cults, rabbi, iranian, promise
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, europe, germany, middle east, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: against humanity, dishonesty, life is a bitch, clergy, deadly, genocide, family relations, haunted by the past, priest, racism, parents and children, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Well (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much work. Hester, however, gets attracted to Katherine and ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: couples, small town life, friendship, woman in danger, small town, murder, countryside, heist, couple relations, strong female presence, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, obsessive quest, hung over, on the road, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Refuge (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The lives of a Hollywood actress battling drug addiction, a teen with a violent past, a teacher fighting to keep a dream alive, and a cop caught in a love triangle are brought together by fate.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, hopes, addiction, dedicated educator, youth, redemption, high school life, love, hiding place
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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51%
The War Within (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, society, crimes, couple relations, introspection, false accusation, vengeance, politics, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, usa, france, europe, new york ...
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50%
Happy Here and Now (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mind game, woman in danger, missing person, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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49%
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Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: confined, woman in danger, heist, isolation, single parent, crimes, unlikely criminals, danger, crime gone awry, parents and children, bank, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 528
Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, society, manhood, drug dealing, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Killing Affair (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mind game, hostages, couples, haunted by the past, isolation, woman in danger, vengeance, fall in love, hostage, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
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48%
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The Promise (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an order of protection against him, but the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, child in peril, hopes, life is a bitch, danger, domestic disturbance, injustice, family relations, family problems, family in danger, starting over, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family but ends up murdering them.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in danger, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, reunion, family problems, homecoming, deadly, murder, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 13
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Big Brass Ring (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: media satire, politics, journalism, state affairs, dishonesty, head of state, gays and lesbians, media, political conspiracy, political corruption, haunted by the past, campaign ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, missouri
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45%