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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, workplace, career change, boss and employee, unfulfillment, mysterious character, unsupportive spouse, power relations, suspicion, unemployment, fired from the job, family relations, couples, family business, strong female presence, crumbling marriage, couple relations, workplace situations, christmas, dog, money, food, water, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america

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Most similar movies to Hard Labor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, psychological and tense films with plots about danger, family relations, family problems, couples, supernatural, mystery and couple relations 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), Fatal Reunion (2005). 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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: haunted by the past, mystery, supernatural, obsession, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, family relations, homecoming, danger, 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: tense, psychological, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, couples, couple relations, violence, family relations, wedding, death, danger, deadly, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: twins, family relations, love affair, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couple relations, couples, intrigue, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: diner, moral dilemma, human nature, destiny, mysterious character, couples, crimes, hopes, nightshift, family problems, power relations, off the road
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 317
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, couple relations, crimes, stalking, classmate, jealousy, murder, rivalry, violence, dishonesty, couples, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, breakup, couple relations, workplace, couples, theater, love and romance, family problems, boss and employee, friendship, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 653
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, sexual ...
Plot: beauty salon, family relations, estrangement, betrayal, couples, family life, midlife crisis, obsession, working class, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 18K
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, surreal, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: drifter, mysterious character, family relations, dishonesty, nightmare, life turned upside down, manipulation, hidden identity, terrorizing, family problems, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 327
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: tense, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, family problems, couple relations, couples, estrangement, family relations, husband wife relationship, sex scene, moving, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, pigeon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, tense ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, couple relations, stalking, loss of child, husband wife relationship, home invasion, guilt, flashback, mourning, novelist, forgiveness, realtor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 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, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family in danger, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, haunted house, ghost, death, black cat, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, scary, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, obsession, life is a bitch, uncover truth, family relations, mystery, family problems, hidden truth, father daughter relationship, lake, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 302
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, captivating, psychological, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: incestuous relationship, circus, brother sister sex, unfulfilled love, performer's life, island, unfulfillment, family relations, forbidden love, incest, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: losing-it hero, supernatural, mystery, obsession, haunted by the past, family problems, haunted house, family relations, starting over, hopes, confined, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, family problems, couple relations, family relations, couples, small town, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rivalry, mystery, curse, showdown, salvation, crimes, supernatural ability, heroes, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Wind of Fear (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, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, isolation, mystery, mentally unstable, vengeance, mental institution, supernatural, confined, uncover truth, murder, youth, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 505
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: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, couples, parents and children, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, doctor, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, tense, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: politics, workplace situations, workplace, political intrigue, boss and employee, state affairs, disagreement, prime minister, politician, rivalry, power relations, chief of staff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
 473
Blur (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Artist Adrian Jonas toils in preparation for the biggest gallery opening of his career. The creative process takes Adrian deep into the depths of his mind, where he begins to experience premonitions of a terrible fate that awaits his beloved Iliana. ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: premonition, mystery, losing-it hero, changing the past or future, unfulfillment, paranormal phenomena, murder, party, nudity (full frontal - brief), neighbor, surrealism, a vision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 1K
The Complex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, haunted house, death, retirement home life, domestic disturbance, golden years, retirement home, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 426
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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, hidden identity, crimes, estate, dishonesty, mysterious character, stranger, paranoia, mysterious past, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 35K
The Innkeepers (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hotel, ghost, paranormal activity, workplace, amateur detective, workplace situations, escapades, partners, survival, paranormal, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 3.0
 245
The Big Bad (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: As a broken woman obsessed with revenge desperately searches for the monster who destroyed her family, she unexpectedly finds herself in a surreal and frightening world.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surreal, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: zombie, revenge, werewolf, witch, mystery, obsession, rivalry, crimes, supernatural, riddles and clues, vengeance, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: surreal, tense, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: mysterious girl, introspection, self discovery, hopes, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, ghost, loneliness, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, reincarnation, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, drugs, movie star, party, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: psychological, emotional, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, redemption, hospital, parents and children, power relations, siblings relations, moral dilemma, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 712
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: alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, couples, supportive spouse, addiction, pregnancy, male female relationship, pregnant wife, relationship vs career, relationships, physician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Nightmare Nanny (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Stay-home mom Annie is reluctant to return to work, until she finds Amber, the perfect nanny for her 3-year-old daughter Jenny. But as Annie's young daughter grows closer and closer to Amber, Annie begins to feel like she's being pushed ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: missing child, parents and children, family relations, nanny, couples, woman in danger, crimes, single parent, suspicion, babies and infants, youth, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 7K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, mental breakdown, countryside, delusion, schizophrenia, surrealism, hallucination, adultery, paranoia, loneliness, waterfall ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%