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Hard Labor (2011)
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Hard Labor (2011)
Original name: Trabalhar Cansa
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: With her husband having lost his job, Helena opens her own grocery store, but is soon plagued by strange occurrences.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, surreal, serious
Plot: store, family problems, boss and employee, workplace, career change, unfulfillment, mysterious character, unsupportive spouse, power relations, suspicion, unemployment, fired from the job, wall, danger, family relations, couple relations, couples, family business, crumbling marriage, strong female presence, workplace situations, female director, christmas, dog, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, captivating and realistic films with plots about family relations, family problems, couples, danger, couple relations, unfulfillment and parents and children mostly in Drama, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Hard Labor: When I Was Alive (2014), Something Wicked (2014), The Good Sister (2014), 23 Minutes to Sunrise (2012), Belleville-Tokyo (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
When I Was Alive (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After losing his job and the end of his marriage, Júnior returns to his father's house. But that is not his childhood house anymore. His old room has been rented by a young woman and the place feels unwelcome and oppressive. Júnior develops ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, supernatural, obsession, family problems, family relations, losing-it hero, parents and children, danger, homecoming, indoor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
78%
The Good Sister (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Struggling with marital problems, a man begins a passionate affair with his wife's long-lost, twin sister.
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: love affair, twins, dishonesty, couples, reunion, dangerous attraction, intrigue, danger, mystery, crumbling marriage, death in the family, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
23 Minutes to Sunrise (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: They say the darkest hour is just before dawn, and at the Sunrise diner it's very late indeed. Four couples find themselves at an out-of-the-way 24-hour diner, but they are not all that they seem. Intertwined throughout the night are a middle ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: diner, human nature, moral dilemma, mysterious character, crimes, hopes, destiny, couples, family problems, nightshift, power relations, off the road
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Belleville-Tokyo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Un couple se dirige vers un train en partance pour Venise. Sur le quai, Julien annonce à Marie qu’il part en rejoindre une autre et s’en va, la laissant seule à Paris, enceinte. Bouleversée, Marie se refuse à être victime de cette ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, theater, workplace, couples, family problems, boss and employee, love and romance, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 608
Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, melancholic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: beauty salon, estrangement, betrayal, family relations, obsession, family life, midlife crisis, couples, unfulfillment, working class, infidelity, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
 270
Fatal Reunion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica is a housewife, unhappy in her marriage, who decides to "spice it up" a little bit. But she gets more than she bargained for when she contacts an old high school classmate she once had a crush on.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, danger, couple relations, crimes, stalking, reunion, classmate, jealousy, murder, violence, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 2K
Laddaland (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A family moves into a new house where they gradually begin to encounter paranormal and horror events.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, dark, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family in danger, family relations, supernatural, parents and children, deadly, haunted house, ghost, death, black cat, evil spirit, paranormal activity, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: accident, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, small town, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 2K
Neverlake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On a trip home to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend when she is called upon by 3000 year old spirits of the Neverlake to help return their lost artifacts and save the lives of missing children.
Style: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, obsession, danger, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, uncover truth, mystery, father daughter relationship, hidden truth, lake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 301
In the Open (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Italy, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful professional career, loves her family, has enough money for a ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, couple relations, estrangement, family relations, couples, husband wife relationship, old house, sex scene, moving, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 16K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, surreal, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: drifter, mysterious character, family relations, dishonesty, nightmare, manipulation, life turned upside down, manipulations, hidden identity, family problems, terrorizing, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Even the Wind Is Afraid (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia is a troubled teen confined in a very particular support center ruled with roughness by renowned psychiatrist Bernarda Alquicira. Coexisting with girls who have experienced similar trances, Claudia confronts horrible visions of Andrea, a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, scary ...
Plot: ghost, mentally unstable, mystery, isolation, confined, vengeance, supernatural, deadly, mental institution, uncover truth, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 1K
The Haunting (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesca is a pediatrician who is dedicated to both motherhood and children, married to another physician, Pedro. Following the birth of a new child, Francesca begins to suffer from postpartum depression. Following the advice of friend and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, couple relations, isolation, parents and children, starting over, family relations, haunted house, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Voodoo Possession (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Imagine an insatiable demon that feeds on blood, thrives on pain, and reaches from beyond the grave to torment the living...and the dead. For believers and skeptics alike, there is nothing in this world or the next to rival the relentless evil of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, possession, voodoo, danger, rivalry, deadly, mystery, curse, standoff, showdown, salvation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 3K
Static (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple facing marital problems after losing their child finds their life together further complicated by a mysterious visitor.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, danger, domestic disturbance, couple relations, deadly, stalking, husband wife relationship, loss of child, mourning, guilt, flashback, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 261
Blue Blood (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Twenty years ago on a volcanic and paradisiacal island a 10-year-old boy was separated from his sister. The mother, fearful that an incestuous attraction would develop between the two, sent her son to the mainland with Kaleb, the magician from the ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, captivating, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: incestuous relationship, circus, unfulfilled love, performer's life, reunion, island, family relations, unfulfillment, gay sex, forbidden love, incest, brother sister sex ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 930
Late Bloomers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Late Bloomers stars Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt as a married couple pulled apart by the threat of old age. Each reacts in a different way: Hurt’s distinguished architect chases after his glory days, while Rossellini’s housewife installs ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, aging, elderly, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 3K
The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: tense, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, disagreement, state affairs, prime minister, politician, rivalry, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young Eastern European immigrant working in Sweden is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of "efficiencies."
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: working class, immigrants, unemployment, realism, society, workplace, unfulfillment, parents and children, fired from the job, family relations, misfit, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 870
Prey (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, several deer hurl themselves unexpectedly against the electric fence of a farm. Seeing deep signs of biting on the animals’ bodies, the farm owners realise that a predator is roaming about the neighbouring woods. Having determined to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: survival, couples, danger, deadly, family gatherings, in the woods, family problems, human nature, forest, mystery, murder, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 653
An Open Heart (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mila and Javier, both renowned surgeons and both passionate about their work, have been madly in love for the past 10 years. They have always taken great care to preserve their extraordinary love for each other and refuse to succumb to the routine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, alcohol abuse, supportive spouse, addiction, pregnancy, power relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 391
UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, hidden identity, danger, crimes, estate, mysterious character, dishonesty, stranger, mysterious past, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Truth About Angels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An ordinary guy escapes his turbulent home life when he is invited to an exclusive Hollywood party by his movie star friend, only to discover that there's more to the glamorous world than meets the eye.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: hollywood, social decay, couples, unfulfillment, nightlife, family problems, movie star, drugs, party, danger, chaos and mayhem, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, workplace, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, family relations, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Girl from Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michel, a retired math teacher, has lived alone since his wife’s death and occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he comes across Dora, a young homeless woman, who shows up injured on his doorstep, and ...
Style: contemplative, surreal, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, self discovery, hopes, mysterious girl, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, ghost, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, reincarnation, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lazarus Child (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A road accident leaves seven-year-old Frankie Heywood gravely injured and deeply comatose, when she is hit by a bus, and her twelve-year-old brother Ben severely depressed and traumatised after he witnessed the event. Their parents, Jack and Alison, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, haunted by the past, hopes, siblings relations, moral dilemma, parents and children, hospital, redemption, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 464
Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, parents and children, mysterious character, couples, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, family in crisis, down on your luck, fire, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 858
Ordinary Lies (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Exploring what happens when a bunch of white lies spiral out of control and the effect it has on an ordinary group of colleagues and friends.
Style: realistic, witty, serious, captivating
Plot: workplace, boss, family problems, human nature, couples, workplace situations, dishonesty, power relations, disorder, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, white lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 153
Bad Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louise simultaneously discovers that she is pregnant and that her mother is seriously ill. Happiness and guilt, euphoria and sadness, filial love and love, period. She'll need a good nine months to cope with all this.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, couple relations, pregnancy, unfulfillment, strong female presence, bullfighting, cancer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%