Movies like True North

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True North
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, suspenseful, realistic, touching
Plot: ship, immigrants, moral dilemma, ocean or sea, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, illegal immigration, dishonesty, bankrupt, chinese woman, human trafficking, decision, fisherman, smuggling, drowning, death, little girl, stowaway, storm, fishing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, seaport
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MI-5
Drama, Thriller
UK
60 min.
 8.3
Wolf
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Netherlands
122 min.
 7.3
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Most similar movies to True North

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, murder, family problems, society and moral dilemma mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like True North: Sea Fog (2014), Ghosted (2011), The Ape (2009), The Dinner (2013), Resilience (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: down on your luck, ocean or sea, immigrants, chase, rescue, human nature, society, boat chase, ship, murder, love, illegal immigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
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 5.8
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Ghosted
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: rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, flashback, blood, murder, prison rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   89%
    User:   98%
 
 6.1
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The Ape
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, moral dilemma, family relations, losing-it hero, parents and children, life turned upside down, heroes, disorder, hell, locker room, surrealism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden
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System:   72%
    User:   60%
 
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The Dinner
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: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
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
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System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
 6.8
 18
Resilience
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, crime, intrigue, human nature, alcohol abuse, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, morality, alcoholic ...
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Wolf
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, 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
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Michael
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, realistic, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, captivity, confined, suburbs, crimes, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, secret, pedophile, cellar, isolation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
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The Scouting Book for Boys
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 ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   56%
 
 6.3
 328
Undercurrent
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: human nature, isolation, ship, under the surface, confined, ocean or sea, workplace, power relations, brother sister relationship, pipe smoking, cook, crew ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, iceland, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   56%
 
 5.4
 146
Fabienne
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: crime, track down, law enforcement, urban, society, immigrants, working class, police investigation, missing child, misfit, police station, female police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
 4.7
 139
Norfolk
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: tense, serious, 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, mercenary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, family, 9/11, islam, mentor, wall street, psychology, pornography, kidnapping, destiny, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, middle east, usa, canada, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
 6.5
 95
I, the Other
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, isolation, confined, ship, ocean or sea, rivalry, friends, buddies, terrorism, betrayal, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
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Baltic Storm
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, journalism, terrorism, uncover truth, ship, ocean or sea, deadly, dishonesty, state affairs, espionage, price of justice, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: estonia, europe, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
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Rapt
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: captivity, kidnapping, confined, crimes, dishonesty, hostages, uncover truth, chaos and mayhem, life turned upside down, danger, family problems, board of directors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 7.2
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A Hijacking
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychology, hijacking, hostage, pirate, negotiation, hostages, realism, islam, ship, captivity, character study, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
 6.8
 2K
Manslaughter
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: losing-it hero, human nature, social decay, society, unfulfillment, ambulance, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, media satire, tv show, crimes, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   50%
 
 7.0
 717
No Return
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, family in crisis, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, crimes, youth, family problems, disorder, falsely accused ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
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 211
Forfeit
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An armored car guard's elaborate plan for revenge is threatened by his relationship with an old friend -- a brilliant and unpredictable television preacher.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: vengeance, hip hop, crime, heist, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, prison, couples, single parent, betrayal, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
 5.4
 429
Endgame
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sex is currency. It commands power and can instill fear. Tom, a young man with a troubled past finds himself sucked into a seedy underworld by George Norris, a now super villain with a sadistic streak. A helpless pawn in one of Norris's ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, sexual abuse, cons and scams, false accusation, social decay, voyeurism, male prostitute, hustler, torture, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
 6.2
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The Girl
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, introspection, custody, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, society, family relations, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
The Big Picture
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Paul Exben is a success story – partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, switching roles, redemption, haunted by the past, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, downfall, self discovery, infidelity, couples, life is a bitch, crimes of passion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
 7.2
 390
Dirty Hands
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crime, drug dealing, siblings relations, ocean or sea, crimes, family relations, disorder, crime gone awry, race against time, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
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 5.6
 2K
Black Heaven
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mysterious character, manipulations, mind game, teenage life, computers and web, coming of age, rivalry, youth, amateur detective, obsessive quest, dishonesty, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   48%
 
 5.9
 721
Complicity
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: journalism, protagonist as suspect, gory, serial killer, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, murder, false accusation, frame up, political corruption, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
 6.6
 6K
Inhale
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: obsessive quest, transplant, parents and children, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, doctor, family problems, race against time, moral dilemma, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
 5.4
 207
Last Screening
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, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, deadly, small town, theater, mentally unstable, obsession, woman in danger, danger, solitary, severed ear, ear
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
 6.2
 1K
One Night
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: witnessing a crime, uncover truth, human nature, urban, moral dilemma, introspection, murder, couple relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 

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Catch Me Daddy
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, tragic 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
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System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
A Killer Within
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, race against time, murder, who done it, righting the wronged, chases and races, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
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