Movies like The Truth About Emanuel

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The Truth About Emanuel (2013)
 6.0
 9K
The Truth About Emanuel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled young woman becomes obsessed with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to the girl's dead mother.
Style: psychological, realistic, melancholic, depressing, tense, serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, mysterious character, under the surface, intergenerational friendship, depression, single mother, doll, female friendship, single woman, neighbor neighbor relationship, teenage girl, baby, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, babysitting, death in childbirth, loss of mother, motherhood, mother love, death of child, orphan, haunted by the past, dealing with death, nanny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Truth About Emanuel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about danger, obsession, crimes, dishonesty, family problems, family relations and boyfriend girlfriend relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Truth About Emanuel: Magic Magic (2013), The Good Doctor (2011), 9:06 (2009), Under Still Waters (2008), The Fold (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 9K
Magic Magic (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In remote Chile, a vacationing young woman begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it's too late.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, confined, danger, losing-it hero, mysterious character, mind game, woman in danger, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief), mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america, south america, santiago chile, santiago de chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Good Doctor (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: doctors and patients, evil doctor, obsession, hospital, intern, workaholic, power relations, manipulations, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, life support, nurse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 307
9:06 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Slovenia, Germany
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A police inspector investigates an unusual suicide case. The investigation develops into an obsession, inspector starts living in the apartment of the deceased, digging through his life and gradually taking over his identity.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, police investigation, mysterious character, police detective, mystery, life is a bitch, destiny, ex husband ex wife relationship, guilt, father daughter relationship, death of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: mysterious character, danger, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, stranger, sex scene, drinking alcohol, duel, drinking, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 165
The Fold (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Struggling with her grief, Anglican priest Rebecca Ashton tries to replace her deceased daughter with another girl.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, society, under the surface, life is a bitch, clergy, immigrants, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, danger, folk, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 405
Inside Out (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Families in an idyllic suburban neighborhood are taunted by a mysterious doctor who moves in to town and spins a web of psychological chaos that changes their lives forever.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: new neighbor, doctor, neighbor neighbor relationship, mysterious character, obsession, family relations, mind game, dishonesty, voyeurism, suburbs, suburban life, lesbian sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 997
Crazy as Hell (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a mysterious patient (Satan, he calls himself) enters the ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, video surveillance, devil, research, obsession, good versus evil, power relations, guilty conscience ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, serious, gloomy
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, kidnap, homecoming, parents and children, family problems, hopes, redemption, isolation, fish out of water, teenage girl, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, crimes, drugs/alcohol, missing person, uncover truth, danger, clergy, religions or cults, woman in danger, life is a bitch, church, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.6
 1K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, mentally unstable, couples, conspiracy, psychological manipulation, emotional manipulation, paranoia, crimes, murder, writer's life, dishonesty, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.4
 229
Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: moral dilemma, missing child, clergy, religions or cults, church, small town, social relations, priest, brainwashing, danger, society, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: danger, mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, deadly, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep, Snap is the story of Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician who develops a crush on a young social worker.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dangerous attraction, danger, stalking, haunted by the past, composer, crimes, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 5K
In Her Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: murder, loss of daughter, family in crisis, family problems, missing child, parents and children, crimes, deadly, envy, missing person, father daughter relationship, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 647
Cut (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, USA, South Korea, Turkey
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother, who had helped to finance his films, has been executed by his own yakuza gang for failing to repay his debts. Described as a ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, filmmaking, obsession, life is a bitch, estrangement, violence spree, strong violent content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.9
 292
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: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, danger, deadly, violence, wedding, family relations, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
House of the Sleeping Beauties (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Edmond, a man in his sixties whose wife has recently passed away, is told about a secret establishment where men can spend an entire night in bed alongside beautiful, sleeping young women, who stretch, roll over and dream, but never awaken. ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, aging, secret, sexual tension, brothel, obsession, uncover truth, prostitute, dealing with death, elderly, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 189
Perfidy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bolivia, USA, Chile
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Perfidia, begins with a heartfelt version of the immortal title track, while the camera records the journey by a route through a snowy landscape and melancholy, the traveler is the enigmatic and silent Gus Chilean Gonzalo Valenzuela, in his first ...
Style: realistic, psychological, stylized, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, hotel, minimal dialogue, gay interest, mysterious man, hitman, lip synching, dancing, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 308
Green (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to the country with her boyfriend, where her new friendship causes a problem as her partner also takes an interest in the woman.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: jealousy, love triangle, couples, couple relations, infidelity, suspicion, rivalry, danger, strong female presence, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 204
Nancy, Please (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul Brawley, a gifted PhD candidate at Yale University. Paul has just moved into an apartment with his pragmatic girlfriend, Jen, and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: university, roommate, obsession, thesis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, book, college, career, moving, society, social misfits, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 587
The Wait (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An enigmatic phone call from a psychic catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, surreal, tense
Plot: siblings relations, supernatural, family in crisis, death of mother, resurrection, waiting, faith, love, drugs/alcohol, family problems, family relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 7K
Zipper (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sam Ellis is a man on the rise — a hot-shot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction — a new demon threatening to destroy his life, ...
Style: sexy, psychological, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: escort, obsession, addiction, ambition, rise to the top, state affairs, dishonesty, prostitute, family problems, politics, scandal, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 3K
96 Minutes (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of 4 lives slammed together in a shocking moment. Intercutting between a carjacking and the separate stories of the 4 kids, we watch as they hurtle toward a life-changing end.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, best friends, hijacking, class differences, woman in danger, interracial friendship, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kidnapping, one day, one day time span ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 357
The Scare Hole (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, family problems, mysterious character, family relations, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, graphic violence, sexual content, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 1K
Crave (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Aiden (Josh Lawson) craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman). A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit, fall in love ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: social decay, danger, support group, deadly, murder, police detective, photographer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark hero, urban, disposing of a dead body, revolver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, cheating wife, couple relations, moral dilemma, dysfunctional family, family problems, life turned upside down, couples, disorder, unfulfillment, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Surrogacy Trap (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After losing hope of conceiving a child on their own, Christy and Mitch turn to surrogacy in hopes of creating the perfect family. However, their confidence is quickly shaken when they discover that the young woman might not be as perfect as they ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: pregnancy, surrogate mother, obsession, psychopath, family relations, under the surface, danger, mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, stalking, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 937
On the Ice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, grief, death, buddies, youth, parents and children, village, crimes, society, accidental death, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%