Movies like The Big Picture

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The Big Picture (2010)
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The Big Picture (2010)
Original name: L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie
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 Kremer, a local photographer, a rush of blood provokes Paul into a fatal error.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, redemption, law firm, downfall, starting over, haunted by the past, couples, hotshot lawyer, accidental killing, disposing of a dead body, crimes of passion, cheating wife, life is a bitch, self discovery, jealous spouse, dishonesty, switching roles, lawyer, success, photographer, divorce, sailboat, photograph, unfaithful wife, new life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, paris france, montenegro

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Most similar movies to The Big Picture

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about couples, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, infidelity, danger and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Big Picture: Everything Will Be Fine (2010), Proof of Lies (2006), Paradise Cruise (2013), 24 Days (2014), 360 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, chases and races, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.4
 146
Proof of Lies (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A scientist researches the genetic cause of addictive behavior.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, surprise ending
Plot: dishonesty, betrayal, couple relations, woman in danger, danger, infidelity, conspiracy, college dropout, inventions and discoveries, university, couples, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Paradise Cruise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An impossible love story between Yossi, a former IDF soldier, and Dora, a mysterious French photographer visiting Israel, as they both struggle in vain to leave their pasts behind.
Style: non-linear, realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, vengeance, couples, impossible love, couple relations, obsessive quest, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, innocence lost, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 630
24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, family problems, crimes, confined, missing child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, abduction, ransom, crime, kidnapping, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 16K
360 (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Austria, France, Canada, Brazil, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's classic La Ronde, screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, suspense ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, temptation, love and romance, society, couple relations, husband wife relationship, jealousy, nudity (full frontal - brief), dentist, pimp, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, slovakia, paris france, vienna, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 228
The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, family problems, estrangement, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.3
 681
Missionary (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife and mother starts an affair with a young missionary... with disastrous consequences.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, stalking, danger, single parent, parents and children, couples, love triangle, sex scene, extramarital affair, obsession, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Other Side of the Street (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Brazil, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Regina, a lonely 65 year old who works on the neighborhood watch for the police in Copacabana, believes to have witnessed a murder in the building across the street, and ends up getting involved with the suspect in a potentially dangerous chain of ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, obsession, terminal illness, couple relations, love and romance, elderly, aging, couples, fall in love, amateur detective, deadly, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
 464
Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: island, undercover, hidden identity, family problems, dishonesty, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, redemption, orphan, obsessive quest, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.7
 489
Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, confined, couples, family problems, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: losing-it hero, introspection, moral dilemma, human nature, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, heroes, surrealism, hell, locker room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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 ⇓
68%
 5.3
 1K
Coffin Rock (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite years of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, obsession, infidelity, danger, couples, small town, husband wife relationship, suspicion, deadly, couple relations, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
You Will Be My Son (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul de Marseul, a prestigious wine-maker and owner of a renowned chateau and vineyard in Saint-Emilion, is disheartened by the notion of his son Martin taking over the family business. Martin does not seem to have inherited the qualities that Paul ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspense, vintage, captivating ...
Plot: family business, rivalry, favoritism, workplace, intrigue, introspection, countryside, family problems, father son conflict, father son relationship, dishonesty, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 893
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: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, redemption, neo noir, danger, social decay, emotionless, crimes, corpse, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
66%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: redemption, addiction, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, danger, small town, drugs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
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 41
Sous X (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jean-Jacques spent 9 years in prison for robbery. When he comes out, he finds the neighborhood where he grew up but things have changed ... The country is in crisis, the young people are holding the business and his old friends are urging him to ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch, gang, urban ghetto, father son relationship, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 802
A Blast (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Running away on the highway, Maria is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: on the run, love affair, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, life turned upside down, danger, crimes, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.9
 353
I Am Handyman (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Daniel is a young and ambitious real estate agent with a view to becoming a partner in the company. Along with the boss' wife Marie, he dares to spend a secret and passionate weekend in a luxurious archipelago house which he is supposed to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, danger, sexual relations, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, weekend, realtor, dishonesty, sexual content, blonde, tied to a chair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 892
Motives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, sexual ...
Plot: manipulation, dangerous attraction, manipulations, danger, couples, infidelity, sexual relations, fatal attraction, murder, protagonist as suspect, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.0
 247
Forfeit (2007)
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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, vengeance, betrayal, intrigue, crimes, scapegoat, couples, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Fear Me Not (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, death in the family, estrangement, love and romance, midlife crisis, couples, dysfunctional family, losing-it hero, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 783
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: serious, thought provoking, tense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, misfit, job seeking, couple relations, couples, human nature, society, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban, simulated sex, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 726
Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, breakup, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, downfall, unfulfillment, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 2K
I, Anna (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, fall in love, dangerous attraction, police detective, murder investigation, mental breakdown, homicide detective, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 1K
The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, who done it, hotshot lawyer, crimes, deadly, legal, rivalry, murder, legal investigation, attorney
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Renovation (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tessa opens her luxurious clinic with a big party. She is smart, beautiful, savvy, and happily married with an intelligent adolescent son. But appearances are deceptive. In reality, her marriage is falling apart, her house renovation is a disaster ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, manipulation, crumbling marriage, manipulations, family problems, unfulfillment, loveless marriage, surgery, transplant, renovation, infidelity, unhappy wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.6
 405
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, friendship, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulation, manipulations, stalking, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%