Movies like True North

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True North (2006)
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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: realistic, suspenseful, touching, bleak, serious
Plot: ship, fisherman, illegal immigration, parents and children, moral dilemma, dishonesty, ocean, ocean or sea, life is a bitch, human nature, stowaway, smuggling, human trafficking, immigrants, seaport, death, little girl, decision, bankrupt, drowning, chinese woman, fishing, storm, north sea
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, scotland

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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, society, moral dilemma, danger and parents and children mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like True North: Sea Fog (2014), The Man Inside (2012), Resilience (2006), Bypass (2014), The Ape (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: fog, rescue, immigrants, 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
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95%
 5.7
 833
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, athlete and trainer, gangsters, danger, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.5
 20
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, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 271
Bypass (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden
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: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, family relations, youth, crimes, society, urban, working class, down on your luck, terminal illness, criminal
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.0
 2K
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, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, hell, surrealism, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 790
The Invader (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An African immigrant living illegally in Belgium is desperate to find his own sense of belonging.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: job seeking, life is a bitch, misfit, couple relations, society, immigrants, human nature, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, male nudity, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 607
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, survival, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, arson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.2
 1K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: touching, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: custody, immigrants, smuggling, single parent, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, mexican american border, illegal immigration, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, under the surface, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: dishonesty, chase, uncover truth, disorder, state affairs, obsession, life turned upside down, on the run, life is a bitch, hit and run, political conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 23
Justice (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices—to be a victim or a ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: social decay, woman in danger, moral dilemma, rivalry, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, danger, life is a bitch, political corruption, workplace intrigue, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.9
 1K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: conspiracy, escapades, investigation, state affairs, crimes, ocean or sea, uncover truth, terrorism, ocean, dishonesty, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, russia, estonia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 107
I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, danger, confined, mind game, rivalry, partners, deadly, isolation, human nature, betrayal, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, buried truth, murder, human nature, moral dilemma, under the surface, teacher, friendship, death, law enforcement, mathematics, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 5K
Protégé (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Undercover officer Nick had spent the last seven years penetrating into the core of a drug ring working his way up from a street dealer post to the managerial position handling cargo deliveries for Kwan - the biggest player in the local heroin ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mole, undercover, drug dealing, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, moral dilemma, tragic hero, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family problems, family in crisis, cigarette smoking, gun, shot in the chest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: touching, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, losing-it hero, social decay, babies and infants, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, moral dilemma, society, law enforcement, injustice, family tragedy, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: leaving home, friendship, youth, parents and children, teenage life, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, secret place, family problems, society, life is a bitch, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, touching, suspense, mumblecore
Plot: couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship, marital crisis, family in crisis, family relations, housewife, thirtysomething life, cooking and food, in the woods, improv ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 4K
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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, crimes, moral dilemma, social decay, immigrants, society, ambition, kickboxing, danger, graphic violence, boxing, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 558
Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers — forcing him to choose between ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, on the run, military, friendship, family problems, military base, life is a bitch, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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A Killer Within (2004)
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal action, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: assassination, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, dictator, trap, cia, mafia, cuban revolution, conspiracy, president, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, russia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
At Five in the Afternoon (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nogreh is a young Afghani woman living with her father and her sister-in-law, Leylomah, whose husband, Akhtar, is missing. Beyond the issue of Akhtar, Leylomah is most concerned with how to feed her baby. She cannot provide milk for her baby as her ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: survival, danger, hidden identity, injustice, political unrest, family relations, religions or cults, feminism, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual content, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, best friends, disorder, danger, teenage life, boy girl relationship, manipulation, profanity, moral dilemma, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Letter to the King (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In Letter to the King we meet a group of refugees, all with their own agendas, on an excursion to Oslo. A young man about to be deported visits his former employers to collect his off-the-books salary, a martial arts expert is looking for work, a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: refugee, love, happiness, revenge, dishonesty, social misfits, hopes, life is a bitch, misfit, redemption, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, danger, double life, abduction, faked death, female nudity, ship, tied to a chair, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Melon Route (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The journey of a Chinese woman and her fellow countrymen as they travel in search of a better place to live, only to end up struggling for survival in the Balkans.
Style: realistic, disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, political unrest, escapades, immigrants, danger, refugee, river, illegal immigrant, rescue from drowning, illegal immigration, post war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia, bosnia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%