Movies like True North

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True North (2006)
 7.0
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True North (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: ship, illegal immigration, immigrants, moral dilemma, death, fisherman, human trafficking, smuggling, drowning, little girl, chinese woman, decision, bankrupt, ocean or sea, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, dishonesty, stowaway, fishing, storm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, seaport

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, family problems, society, parents and children, danger and family relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like True North: Sea Fog (2014), Ghosted (2011), The Man Inside (2012), The Ape (2009), Resilience (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 2K
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: gloomy, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: ocean or sea, down on your luck, immigrants, chase, rescue, human nature, society, boat chase, ship, sea, storm, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
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95%
 5.8
 571
Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, prison fight, flashback, blood, prison guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.0
 824
The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, urban, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, family problems, athlete's life, gangsters, athlete and trainer, family in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.0
 1K
The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, family relations, losing-it hero, parents and children, life turned upside down, heroes, disorder, surrealism, hell, locker room
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.8
 18
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, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, crime, intrigue, human nature, alcohol abuse, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, murder, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, disturbing, realistic
Plot: parents and children, restaurant, under the surface, family problems, family relations, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 213
Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tim has no job, but Tim ‘works’, selling stolen goods...In the face of mounting internal and external pressure, how far will he go to keep his head above water and protect those he loves?
Style: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, down on your luck, urban, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness, working class, society, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 328
Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: ship, human nature, isolation, under the surface, confined, ocean or sea, workplace, power relations, pipe smoking, ocean, crew, power outage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.4
 911
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, danger, dishonesty, family relations, hidden identity, single parent, investigation, moral dilemma, parents and children, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Second Chance (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead vastly different lives; Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son; while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all that ...
Style: serious, tense, touching, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: babies and infants, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, social decay, life turned upside down, police, family tragedy, domestic violence, moral dilemma, injustice, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 142
Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: innocence lost, single parent, parents and children, family in crisis, isolation, teenage life, hitman, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) stars as David, a young boy who lives a carefree life on a coastal caravan park with his best friend Emily (Holliday Grainger). When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he helps her hide out in a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, witty ...
Plot: best friends, coming of age, beach, innocence lost, friendship, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, friends, rebelliousness, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, tense
Plot: uncover truth, political conspiracy, life turned upside down, chases and races, dishonesty, life is a bitch, chase, on the run, obsession, state affairs, disorder, hit and run
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.9
 965
Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, terrorism, ship, uncover truth, ocean or sea, deadly, dishonesty, state affairs, espionage, price of justice, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: estonia, europe, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 3K
Wolf (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young boxer is making a name for himself inside the ring. Outside the ring, he is sucked into a world of crime. He becomes increasingly entangled in his own ambition.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, society, immigrants, moral dilemma, social decay, ambition, misfit, life is a bitch, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 736
No Return (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a man who is accused of a crime he didn't commit.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: moral dilemma, false accusation, falsely accused, family in crisis, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, crimes, youth, family problems, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 1K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: immigrants, single parent, smuggling, introspection, custody, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 209
Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, small town, deadly, theater, mentally unstable, obsession, woman in danger, danger, solitary, ear, severed ear
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.0
 805
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: bleak, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, urban ghetto, dealing with death, redemption, haunted by the past, social decay, urban ghetto life, crimes, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 2K
Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, confined, crimes, dishonesty, hostages, uncover truth, chaos and mayhem, life turned upside down, danger, family problems, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 576
Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: mind bending, serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination attempt, crime gone awry, village, vengeance, haunted by the past, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 149
Fabienne (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: working class, police investigation, track down, crime, urban, law enforcement, society, immigrants, missing child, misfit, red wine, dock ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Live Once, Die Twice (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nicole Lauker unexpectedly loses her husband to a boating explosion accident that claims the lives of two people. An FBI investigation sparks speculation that it may not have been an accident after all.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crimes, ship, investigation, kidnapping, danger, law enforcement, double life, faked death, bare breasts, bigamy, female nudity, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The American Trap (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the greatest conspiracies of all time, and one lone man is trying to uncover it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: assassination, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, mafia, cia, trap, cuban revolution, fidel castro, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 4K
Michael (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: pedophile, secret, cellar, sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, captivity, kidnapping, confined, suburbs, crimes, life is a bitch, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 2K
Manslaughter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Doodslag (Dutch for "Manslaughter") is the story of Max, a paramedic who is repeatedly hindered in performing his duties by loutish behaviour. As his ambulance hurries towards a complicated childbirth, some youths prevent Max from reaching ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: ambulance, losing-it hero, human nature, social decay, society, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, media satire, tv show, crimes, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 245
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: woman in danger, danger, dishonesty, best friends, domestic disturbance, sexual abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, family problems, reverend, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
White Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sweet housewife has been married to the same crotchety man for 40 years and she just can't bear another day. She starts to poison his food just to see if he might change. When he falls ill, both are awakened to the raw reality of life and ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, mumblecore, suspense
Plot: in the woods, couple relations, cooking and food, life is a bitch, couples, collaboration
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Catch Me Daddy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Laila, a girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow, she is forced to flee for her life and faces her darkest night.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: on the run, woman in danger, chases and races, danger, family problems, bounty hunter, gang, track down, couple relations, parents and children, teenage life, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perfect Number (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the series by the popular Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino, this is a mystery drama that 'faithfully but freely' adapts the 3rd part in the series, . The story revolves around 3 characters: a woman who unwittingly killed her ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: mystery, under the surface, investigation, uncover truth, human nature, moral dilemma, murder, deadly, law enforcement, mathematics, buried truth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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