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Parasite (2019)
 8.5
 765K
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: suspense, captivating, exciting, tragic ending, psychological, intellectual, scary, funny, philosophical, mind bending ...
Plot: wealthy family, poverty, class differences, scam, social satire, basement, wealth, scheme, poor family, tutor, maid, housekeeper, unemployment, rich snob, fake identity, working class, murder, home invasion, house, husband wife relationship, driver, chauffeur, rain, class struggle, allergy ...
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, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about husband wife relationship, family relations, murder, death, father son relationship, father daughter relationship and crimes 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
 196K
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: suspense, psychological, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: dark humor, human nature, multiple storylines, revenge, violence, fighting the system, wedding party, vengeance, corruption, destiny, road rage, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
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88%
 7.8
 63K
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: atmospheric, suspense, mind bending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, revenge, parents and children, family relations, determination, uncover truth, amateur detective, single parent, mentally challenged, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 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, neo noir, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police, rape, unsolved crime, murder, murder investigation, crimes, brutality, police detective, murder mystery, killer ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 2003, 20th century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, rough, dark, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, organ donation, vengeance, crime gone awry, suicide, mute or deaf, transplant, ransom, black market, factory worker, layoff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: disturbing, emotional, melancholic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: class differences, mother daughter relationship, depression, honest, loneliness, female protagonist, family relations, character study, housekeeper, nanny, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil, tokyo, rio de janeiro, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 603K
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: atmospheric, captivating, exciting, witty, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, investigation, murder investigation, mansion, murder, eccentric family, mystery killer, large family, private detective, crimes, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.3
 243K
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: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, tense, talky ...
Plot: divorce, poverty, alzheimer's disease, muslim, marriage, maid, justice, parenthood, religion, family problems, marital problem, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tehran
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: touching, rough, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, down on your luck, rivalry, chase, father, gang, disorder, family problems, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sincere, serious, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: working class, seaport, friendship, unemployment, destiny, redemption, small town, job seeking, self esteem, life is a bitch, family problems, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: spain, rio de janeiro, australia, europe, galicia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 17K
The Occupant (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An unemployed executive is forced to sell his apartment. When he discovers that he still has the keys, he becomes obsessed with the family that now lives there and decides to recover the life he has lost, at any price.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: couple relations, intruder, stalker, sociopath, blackmail, suspicion, unemployed, jealousy, couples, betrayal, fight, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Suburban Mayhem (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 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: semi serious, realistic, suspense, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, murder, suburbs, dark humor, teenage life, attempted murder, family feud, parents and children, single parent, crimes, youth, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 927
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: suspense, captivating, humorous, tense, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, uncover truth, false accusation, eccentric family, disorder, dark humor, family gatherings, husband wife relationship, stranger, family dinner, death, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, suspense, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, rain, runaway, poverty, religion, depression, life, life philosophy, loneliness, male nudity, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, england, manchester, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: snake, teenage girl, pastor, religion, father daughter relationship, secret, fiance fiancee relationship, guilt, friendship, lie, adaptation, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, talky, stylized, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, politics, cold war, mentor, adultery, brainwashing, gangsters, conspiracy, mother son relationship, complex characters, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, england, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 855
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, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: unemployment, hopes, gangsters, moral dilemma, conspiracy, couples, crimes, going straight, employer employee relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 121K
Barton Fink (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Style: surreal, twists and turns, psychological, cerebral, neo noir ...
Plot: hollywood, screenwriter, dark humor, serial killer, murder, showbiz, neighbor, surrealism, writers, new job, film industry, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 75K
Shoplifters (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the ...
Style: sexual, art house, thought provoking, compassionate, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: poverty, shoplifting, father son relationship, poor family, theft, child abduction, husband wife relationship, secret, beach, surrogate family, social realism, feminine wiles ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: melancholic, sincere, thought provoking, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, factory, betrayal, intern, father son relationship, politics, social differences, workplace situations, life is a bitch, labor union, workplace ...
Time: 18th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france, japan, tokyo, normandy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, friendship, investigation, imagination, violence, family relations, writers, couple relations, couples, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 2K
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, lawyer, father son relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, family, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: witness, murder, rescue, home invasion, moral dilemma, redemption, gunfight, killer, machismo, little girl, tragic past, deception ...
Time: 21st century, year 2015
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 2K
Darlings! (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A peaceful family-life is suddenly disturbed when the children enter puberty. The children take over the house and disrupt the lives of their parents.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, psychotronic, offbeat
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: military base, youth, garden, house, tennis, football, drunken woman, teenager, sex scene, teenage girl, older sister, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 7.0
 6K
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: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, heist, vigilantism, militia, escape, slum, isolation, crimes, confined, coming of age, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 6K
The Motive (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Álvaro is a poor man obsessed with the idea of writing 'high literature'. He starts provoking conflicts to write about them.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: aspiring writer, adultery, extramarital affair, neighbor, lie, ambition, husband wife relationship, rivalry, employer employee relationship, fired from the job, writers, voyeur ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
 24K
Mom And Dad (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
Style: scary, suspense, bloody, slasher, suspenseful ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, parents, teenager, sibling relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, neighbor, brother, murder, brother sister relationship, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
My Piece of the Pie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: France, a factory worker, lives with her three daughters in Dunkirk. The factory where she worked has been closed, leaving France and all of her workmates without a job. She decides to go to Paris to look for work. There she finds a cleaning job at ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: unemployment, power relations, working class, social differences, culture clash, maid, society, life is a bitch, job seeking, rich and poor, speculation, protest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france, london, europe, dunkirk
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.1
 10K
Inconceivable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother looks to escape her abusive past by moving to a new town where she befriends another mother, who grows suspicious of her.
Style: sexy, captivating, suspense, artsy, disturbing ...
Plot: surrogate mother, female nudity, child, family relations, murder, pregnancy, obsession, skinny dipping, mother daughter relationship, manipulation, family problems, manipulative behavior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The destinies of hard-luck lowlifes slowly converge and come crashing down: Jung-man barely gets by working at a sauna and taking care of his sick mother until he finds a bag full of cash in the locker room; Tae-young is in trouble after his ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: money, dishonesty, money problems, stolen money, multiple storylines, poverty, crime gone awry, breaking the law, family problems, murder, financial problem, hidden money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 278K
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: suspense, tense, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, trapped, confinement indoors, claustrophobia, cat and mouse, survival, thief, surveillance, hostage, locked in a room, psycho, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%