Movies like Leave

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Leave (2011)
 5.8
 972
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 decides to go to a remote second home to begin work on his next novel, a thriller. While on his way there he encounters a strangely familiar drifter who confronts him with information that threatens to turn everything he knows to be true, upside down. Written by producer
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic
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, graphic violence, artists and showbiz, writers, party, stalker, restaurant, faith, dream, architect, mind, cancer patient, journey, dying man, pain, nightmare, acceptance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Leave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, graphic violence, disorder, dishonesty, life turned upside down and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Leave: Final Recourse (2013), California Scheming (2014), Gut (2012), Knockdown (2011), Everybody Has a Plan (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Final Recourse (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, addiction, home invasion, car accident, faked death, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, abduction, crimes, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
California Scheming (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual content, dishonesty, best friends, dangerous attraction, disorder, teenage life, boy girl relationship, manipulation, youth, friends, life turned upside down, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 3.9
 937
Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, best friends, violence, crimes, graphic violence, friends, life turned upside down, disorder, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.0
 263
Knockdown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six years ago Jack "The Ripper" Stemmons, an American boxer had his career destroyed by a St. Louis bookie. After Jack seeks revenge he is forced into hiding. Jack disappears half way around the world in Thailand. There he falls victim to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mysterious character, crimes, boxer, past, starting over, rivalry, fixed match, graphic violence, sexual content, manipulation, bookies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Everybody Has a Plan (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Following the death of his identical twin brother Pedro, Agustín sets out to begin his life anew by assuming Pedro’s identity and returning to the mysterious Tigre Delta region where the brothers had spent their childhood. Soon after his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, homecoming, twin brother, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, family relations, stolen identity, siblings relations, disorder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 940
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, crimes, pirate, hijacking, confined, piracy, escape, rivalry, hostage, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 735
Missionary (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife and mother starts an affair with a young missionary... with disastrous consequences.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, stalking, single parent, couples, parents and children, sex scene, love triangle, extramarital affair, obsession, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, rescue, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger, religions or cults, clergy, graphic violence, church, society, life is a bitch, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Surrogacy Trap (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After losing hope of conceiving a child on their own, Christy and Mitch turn to surrogacy in hopes of creating the perfect family. However, their confidence is quickly shaken when they discover that the young woman might not be as perfect as they ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: pregnancy, surrogate mother, obsession, psychopath, family relations, under the surface, mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, stalking, dishonesty, motherhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: tense, psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, mystery, crimes, family problems, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, mysterious character, family relations, woman in danger, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.7
 360
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, secret, maniac, uncover truth, murder, family problems, sexual abuse, woman in danger, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: family problems, mysterious character, couples, stranger, sex scene, duel, crumbling marriage, isolation, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, confined, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, crimes, political corruption, dishonesty, haunted by the past, politics, rivalry, graphic violence, state affairs, sex, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Everything about Mustafa (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A man is forced to confront his past after he loses everything in an accident. Mustafa is a successful business man living a seemingly great life with his family when an accident takes it all away from him and leaves him with many questions and a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: taxi driver, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, kidnapping, human nature, who to trust, investigation, crimes, cheating wife, disorder, confined, sex in car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 5K
Mojave (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desert, murder, crimes, drifter, life turned upside down, disorder, stalking, mysterious man, performer's life, artists and showbiz, artist, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 981
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, neo noir, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, social decay, emotionless, corpse, urban ghetto, gangsters, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.9
 157
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, drug abuse, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, chemistry, cons and scams, frame up, confined, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty, jealous boyfriend, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, confined, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: chase, dishonesty, uncover truth, obsession, disorder, state affairs, life turned upside down, on the run, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, hit and run, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.4
 2K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, conspiracy, psychological manipulation, emotional manipulation, murder, paranoia, crimes, writer's life, dishonesty, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 432
Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, friendship, graphic violence, downfall, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, death in the family, haunted by the past, religions or cults, society, small town, life turned upside down, crimes, grief, investigation, wilderness, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: 9/11, wall street, culture clash, immigrants, political unrest, family, false accusation, american dream, civil rights, starting over, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pakistan, usa, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 1K
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: nightclub, life turned upside down, siblings relations, unlikely criminals, down on your luck, disorder, nightlife, society, family business, nothing goes right, haunted by the past, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 1K
Keeping Rosy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman becomes enraged after being passed over for a promotion at her job.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, workplace, life turned upside down, workplace intrigue, career woman, female protagonist, redemption, accidental killing, self discovery, strong female presence, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 505
Dirty Hands (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, race against time, crime gone awry, family relations, disorder, escapades, crimes, ocean, murder, siblings relations, murder by drowning, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Man from Reno (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, mysterious character, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, small town, love affair, writer's life, extramarital affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 4K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, abuse, manipulation, friendship, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%