Movies like Parasite

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Parasite (2019)
 8.6
 566K
Parasite (2019)
Original name: 기생충
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, realistic, tragic ending, psychological thriller, twists and turns, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: wealthy family, unemployment, scheme, basement, class differences, housekeeper, poor family, maid, home invasion, rich poor, unemployed, working class, tutor, poverty, secret, wealth, family, orgasm, family relations, scam, social satire, bug, parasite, father son relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: south korea, seoul, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, serious and tense films with plots about death, murder, family relations, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, blood and runaway mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Parasite: Wild Tales (2014), Mother (2009), Memories of Murder (2003), Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), The Second Mother (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 178K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, dark humor, cynical, biting ...
Plot: twists & turns, human nature, wedding party, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny, farce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.8
 53K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, determination, amateur detective, arrest, single parent, mentally challenged, crime, crimes, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about ...
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, clever, serious ...
Plot: rape, police investigation, murder, unsolved crime, serial killer, police, police detective, police officer, crimes, investigation, suspicion, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things ...
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, vengeance, kidnapping, transplant, black market, ransom, layoff, suicide, factory worker, stabbing, crime gone awry, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Second Mother (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After leaving her daughter Jessica in a small town in Pernambuco to be raised by relatives, Val spends the next 13 years working as a nanny to Fabinho in São Paulo. She has financial stability but has to live with the guilt of having not raised ...
Style: touching, disturbing, emotional, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: class differences, family relations, nanny, housekeeper, family problems, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, female protagonist, family drama, architecture, brazilian, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After the closure of their shipyard in Northern Spain, a few former workers: Santa, José, Lino, Amador, Sergei and Reina keep in touch. They meet mainly at a bar owned by their former colleague Rico. Santa is the most superficially confident and ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: seaport, unemployment, friendship, working class, job seeking, self esteem, destiny, life is a bitch, redemption, small town, society, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, australia, europe, switzerland, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 130K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, blackmail, female friendship, ruse, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, new york, michigan, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 464K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, mansion, eccentric family, investigation, murder investigation, whodunit, murder, mystery killer, private detective, inheritance, suspect, crime ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 8.3
 221K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, talky, contemplative ...
Plot: divorce, poverty, maid, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, parenthood, society, legal, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 853
Black Pond (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Thompson family is accused of murder when a stranger dies at their dinner table. Six months later, family friend Tim visits freelance therapist Dr. Eric Sacks and the story finds it's way to the press. The facts are bent and the details ...
Style: humorous, suspense, captivating, dark humor, tense ...
Plot: family relations, false accusation, uncover truth, eccentric family, family gatherings, disorder, husband wife relationship, stranger, family dinner, death, murder, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The ...
Style: suspense, realistic, stylized, talky, serious ...
Plot: politics, espionage, spy, band, map, dancing, fireworks, secret agent, swimming, birthday, bridge, children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: panama, latin america, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Show Must Go On (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 109 min.
Story: With middle age creeping up on him, the life and achievements of amiable, mid-level Korean gangster Kang In-gu are about due for an objective assessment. He’s certainly not in top streetfighting form anymore, and the young thugs under his command ...
Style: realistic, touching, rough, serious, stylized
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, down on your luck, chase, drinking, drinking alcohol, father, gang, crimes, crime, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 764
The Job (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A guy looking to find employment and marry the love of his life, gets in over his head when a fast-talking temp agent lands him a job.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: unemployment, hopes, gangsters, moral dilemma, couples, going straight, crimes, conspiracy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, employer employee relationship, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Barking dogs never bite (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action.
Style: disturbing, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: dog, lost dog, couples, family relations, animal life, crimes, love affair, rescue, chase, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, professor ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Them That Follow (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A Pentecostal pastor, Lemuel Childs, and his believers handle venomous snakes to prove themselves before God. Lemuel’s daughter, Mara holds a secret that threatens to tear the church apart: her romantic past with a nonbeliever, Augie. As Mara’s ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, psychological
Plot: snake, pastor, guilt, secret, friendship, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, fiance fiancee relationship, religion, lie, prayer, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 3K
Sea Fog (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fishing-boat crew takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: fog, immigrants, rescue, down on your luck, human nature, chase, society, ship, murder, accidental death, storm, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Raining Stones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, family relations, priest, catholic, society, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, realism, loan, disorder, petty job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, manchester, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 8K
Standoff (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A troubled veteran gets a chance at redemption by protecting a girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: witness, murder, rifle, rescue, danger, moral dilemma, killer, machismo, redemption, gunfight, tragic past, brutality ...
Time: year 2015, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.8
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Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, small town, confession, redemption, generation gap, teenager, uncontrollable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 1K
Family Law (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man in his thirties does not want to be like his father, but that seems to be unavoidable.
Style: semi serious, captivating, light, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, family problems, hopes, youth, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Human Resources (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in Limoges, the movie tells the story of "good son" Franck (Jalil Lespert), who returns to his hometown to do a trainee managerial internship in the Human Resources department of the factory where his anxious, taciturn father has ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, emotional, melancholic, contemplative ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, factory, intern, politics, betrayal, labor union, workplace situations, social differences, life is a bitch, father son relationship, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A single mother and her slacker sister find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in the off-beat dramatic comedy. In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school the mom starts an unusual business – a biohazard ...
Style: feel good, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: family business, cleaning lady, suicide, family relations, crimes, family problems, new job, couple relations, ambition, life is a bitch, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Suburban Mayhem (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Can you really get away with murder? Welcome to the world of Katrina, a 19-year-old single mum who's planning to do just that. Katrina lives in a world of petty crime, fast cars, manicures and blow-jobs. A master manipulator of men living at ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, realistic, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: family relations, murder, suburbs, teenage life, youth, intrigue, single parent, deadly, crimes, parents and children, attempted murder, family feud ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: newspaper, police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, investigative reporter, secret, robbery, police, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1972, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, new york, michigan, vermont, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 27K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 5K
The Zone (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, violence, vengeance, heist, vigilantism, isolation, crimes, danger, confined, slum, escape, militia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Secret Reunion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Six years ago a mysterious shooting takes place in Seoul. The after effects of the shooting results in Han-kyu Lee (Song Kang-Ho) losing his job at the NIS (National Intelligence Service). Six years later, Ji-won Song (Kang Dong-Won), an ex North ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, humorous ...
Plot: foe turned friend, hidden identity, secret agents, undercover, private detective, spy, treason, danger, investigation, government agency, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 41K
Suburbicon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge ...
Style: serious, sad, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: black american, prejudice, fear, investigation, scam, father son relationship, murder, dark secret, boy, child in peril, racism, integration ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Why Don't You Just Die! (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Andrey, a detective and the world's most horrible father, brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment: his resentful actress daughter, an angry thug, and a cheated cop. Each one of them has a reason to want revenge..
Style: bloody, humorous, brutal, tense, absurd ...
Plot: unsupportive parent, bloody violence, brutality, overprotective father, swashbuckler, love, meet the parents, stylized violence, greed, rain, manipulation, desperation ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 260K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, thief, confinement indoors, disorder, millionaire, danger, neo noir, locked in a room, cat and mouse, crimes, crime gone awry, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%