Movies like Isabel 1968

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Isabel (1968)
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Isabel (1968)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Isabel takes place in a Canadian coastal village. Genevieve Bujold plays a girl, Isabel, whose flawlessly beautiful face masks the maelstrom swirling in her mind. She is haunted by the images of her family members, each of whom suffered a violent death. Believing herself the product of an incestuous relationship, Isabel enters into an affair with a young man who resembles her own brother.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, incest, insanity, village, pregnancy, family relations, couple relations, life is a bitch, village life, love affair, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, terminal illness, ego clash, social relations, pursuit, war veteran, lesbian, religion, female nudity, spirit, nun, memory, flirting ...
Time: 60s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, couples, family relations, murder, deadly, family problems and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Isabel: Fear of Water (2011), The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006), For Hire (1998), Good People, Bad Things (2008), Gotham (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fear of Water (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Rosalie Richard is found raped and dead at the foot of a cliff. This gruesome murder is the first ever in the Magdalen Islands. Her death will radically change the orderly life of Sergeant André Surprenant.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: murder, army investigation, family relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, military, parents and children, family problems, deadly, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Guy moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, bleak
Plot: ghost, missing person, uncover truth, social relations, supernatural, crimes, countryside, family secret, small town, insanity, missing daughter, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 297
For Hire (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chicago cabbie Mitch Lawrence is a man whose dreams are starting to fade. His only shining light is his loving and pregnant wife. When one of his clients, author Lou Webber offers him money to eliminate a drug dealer who is stalking him, Mitch ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pregnancy, drug dealer, overalls, cancer, child illness, profanity, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, terminal illness, cons and scams, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Good People, Bad Things (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Good People, Bad Things is the story of a successful architect whose life drastically changes one night after he gets into a car accident. He is suddenly thrust into a world of crime and must fight for his freedom as he is blackmailed into becoming ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: nothing goes right, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, hit and run, unlikely criminals, panties ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 6.3
 816
Gotham (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A New York private eye searches for a socialite who supposedly drowned 10 years before.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, private detective, ghost, manipulations, love and romance, couples, manipulation, haunted by the past, fall in love, afterlife, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Hush Little Baby (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young mother suffers her worst nightmare -the drowning of her young daughter. Two years later, Jamie gives birth to another girl. After a series of suspicious accidents, Jamie becomes haunted by fears that her dead daughter's vengeful spirit ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, supernatural, mystery, custody, couples, family problems, family relations, deadly, pregnancy, babies and infants, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Girl Next Door (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There's someone peeping through windows so Arthur has been asked to watch the neighbour's eighteen year old daughter while her parents are away. Soon their mutual attraction develops into something that Arthur later regrets.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, tense, erotic ...
Plot: murder, lolita, who done it, love affair, obsession, frame up, family relations, couples, deadly, dishonesty, femme fatale, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 104
Suburban Bliss (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Catherine, a rebellious pre-teen who has been deeply affected by her parents’ divorce, plays a game which involves crossing a dangerous road with her eyes closed. She becomes friends with the girl next door, the quiet Ariane, to the consternation ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: overprotective parent, rebelliousness, teenage life, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, social differences, parents and children, youth, parents separation, precocious child, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 4.5
 498
Ghost Image (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young female video editor loses her boyfriend in a car crash, she finds solace in watching video of him taken the night before he died. When he starts to communicate with her through that video, she must decide if he has broken through the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural romance, obsession, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural, reincarnation, isolation, dangerous attraction, couples, deadly, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.5
 523
Haunted Echoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Laura (Sean Young) and Guy (David Starzyk) are devastated by grief when their 8-year-old daughter, Kimberly, is murdered. Hoping to repair their tattered marriage, they move to a quiet town to remodel an old mansion, but weird things start to happen ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, abduction, dealing with death, crimes, deadly, family problems, murder, death in the family, kidnapping, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 2K
The Breach (1970)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An innocent woman falls prey to the machinations of her abusive husband, his wealthy father, and a shady family friend.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: intrigue, custody, mentally unstable, danger, stalking, legal, life is a bitch, legal action, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 352
Hush (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A married man must deal with an obsessive former girlfriend after he moves back to his hometown.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic
Plot: love triangle, murder, jealousy, obsession, blind ambition, psychopath, rivalry, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, supernatural, couples, danger, family relations, family problems, parents and children, legends and myths, youth, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 255
Amnesia (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Keller is a minister who has found himself heavily involved in an illicit affair with his son's teacher. Unable to see an end to his deceptive and sinful path, he concocts a scheme to fake his own death. However, his cunning plan goes awry ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, motel, amnesia, investigation, love triangle, memory loss, small town, couple relations, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Harvest Project (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of the black market human organ trade.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, against the rules, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, terminal illness, black market, transplant, organ donation, organ, organ harvesting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: chase, murder, parents and children, couples, family relations, psychopath, graphic violence, crimes, deadly, rivalry, dealing with death, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Imaginary Friend (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: During her traumatic childhood with an abusive father, Emma relied on an imaginary friend for strength. She is now an artist struggling with mental illness living with her apparently loving husband, Brad. But when Emma's imaginary friend starts ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, psychiatrist, medication, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, mind game, crimes, couple relations, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.4
 74
Zoom Hunting (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, family relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, voyeurism, infidelity, adultery, siblings relations, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 4.8
 272
Dead Silent (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Julia Kerrbridge is working hard to become a doctor. Suddenly, Julia finds herself the guardian of her young niece, Amanda, after her parents were found murdered.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), child in peril, graphic violence, dishonesty, danger, deadly, crimes, mute or deaf, youth, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Love at First Kill (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An overprotective mother tries to stop her son's budding relationship with a flirtatious young divorce.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: mother son conflict, destructive relationship, family relations, mentally unstable, obsession, fall in love, parents and children, domineering mother, single mother, overbearing mother, small town, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Oscura Seduccion (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Laura is a successful plastic surgeon who feels her life is somewhat empty. She meets a young nurse and falls in love and experiences sexuality to a extent not known to her. However, In this spiral of desire and seduction both play a dangerous game ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, woman in danger, jealousy, sex scene, violence, love, murder, toxic, danger, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Stalked at 17 (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When 17 year old Angela fell for Chad, he promised to love her forever. When she got pregnant with his child, he promised to take care of them both. When she realized he was deceptive and abusive, he promised to change. When she wanted to leave, he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: stalker, obsession, teenage life, youth, stalking, family problems, family in danger, pregnancy, family in crisis, fall in love, teenage pregnancy, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
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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, haunted by the past, human nature, parents and children, juvenile delinquency, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.3
 212
Betrayed (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Julie, six months pregnant, and her boyfriend Trent arrive at a tiny Cape Cod cabin for some time to relax. The town is quiet and deserted during the off season… except for Sully, the creepy guy who’s keeping an eye on the couple from a ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: betrayal, couples, crimes, dishonesty, couple relations, pregnancy, blackmail, kidnapping, abduction, ransom, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 415
13 Curses (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacobo is a young sculptor that returns to native city, Santiago of Compostela, to see his mother, locked up a psychiatric hospital for to kill to her husband, when he believed she dead years ago. To their arrival, visions of Mateo, his dead father ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, mental illness, deadly, family life, homecoming, family in crisis, friendship, supernatural, parents and children, crimes, danger, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Gospel of Deceit (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emily, a preacher's wife, is as faithful a spouse as they come — until her hubby, Ted, takes in a handsome drifter who's down on his luck. (Red flag!) Emily finds herself drawn to this sexy wanderer, and it doesn't take long for the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, couples, clergy, society, dishonesty, fall in love, older woman younger man sex, mysterious man, televangelist, stranger, adultery, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
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Night Owl (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York: Every night the mysterious "Night Owl" goes on the air with her moody radio show. She seems to have an inexplicable influence on some men; several of Julie's friends commit suicide while listening to her voice. She fears for ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: jazz, radio show, siren, suicide, paranormal, dangerous attraction, mystery, amateur detective, danger, love affair, curses spells and rituals, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 3K
Wicked (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cul-de-sac in an oppressive suburb becomes a literal dead end for wife and mother Karen Christianson (Chelsea Field) when she is brutally murdered in her own home. In the wake of the event, Karen's teenage daughter Ellie (Julia Stiles) begins ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: father daughter incest, suburbs, murder, infidelity, dysfunctional family, golf, nanny, police investigation, satire, incest, teenager, death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 3K
They Wait (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jason and his wife, Sarah, leave their adopted home of Shanghai and travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for his uncle's funeral, staying with his Aunt Mei. Already disoriented, Jason and Sarah are unnerved when their son, Sam, begins seeing ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious, asian horror
Plot: ghost, death in the family, murder, mystery, couples, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 177
Layla Fourie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, France, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: casino, protagonist as suspect, life turned upside down, family relations, murder, single parent, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, suspicion, guilt, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%