Movies like The Cleaner 2012

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The Cleaner (2012)
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The Cleaner (2012)
Original name: El limpiador
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A forensic cleaner, responsible for the removal of human corpses, has never been able to relate with people or life. Suddenly, he will become accountable for an 8-year-old orphan who has been left behind in the middle of a mysterious epidemic crisis in Lima.
Style: stylized, touching, atmospheric, serious, contemplative, tense
Plot: friendship, friends, survival, danger, escapades, deadly, orphan, illness, boy, dead mother, plague, gain trust, epidemic, death, subway, train, beach, cemetery, doctor, disease, swimming pool, blood, terminal illness, stadium, cleaner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and atmospheric films with plots about danger, friendship, escapades, survival, friends, life is a bitch and society mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Cleaner: Golden Kingdom (2015), The End (2012), Melancholia (2008), Among Wolves (2010), Kisses (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Golden Kingdom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Myanmar
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Story of four young monks left alone in their remote monastery in Myanmar. Shot entirely in newly-opened Myanmar with non-actors, the film bridges spirit, cinema, and traditional Burmese storytelling to open a view onto an unseen world.
Style: serious, touching, tense, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: orphan, imaginary, youth, coming of age, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, child in peril, buddhist monk, monk, storytelling, in the woods
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: burma
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The End (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of old friends gets together for a weekend in a mountain cabin. Years have gone by and yet nothing seems to have changed between them. But lurking behind the laughter and stories is a murky episode from the past that continues to haunt them. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, apocalypse, friendship, danger, chaos, isolation, haunted by the past, reunion, escapades, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Melancholia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 450 min.
Story: A story about victims of summary executions. Three people start a strange therapy to escape their agonies.
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, friends, life is a bitch, danger, wilderness, survival, haunted by the past, sex show, therapy, pimp, prostitute, political unrest ...
Time: future
Place: asia
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Among Wolves (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: EntreLobos (AmongWolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an ...
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, based on true events
Plot: friendship, survival, animal life, danger, escapades, adventure, beautiful scenery, loneliness, male protagonist, nature, cave, child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: spain
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72%
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Kisses (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Sweden
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, domestic violence, friendship, innocence lost, escapades, obsessive quest, danger, youth, family problems, coming of age, urban, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Frailer (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: friendship, best friends, friends, siblings relations, unfulfillment, terminal illness, family relations, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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62%
The Gerber Syndrome: il contagio (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Gerber's Syndrome is an contagious viral disease that was discovered in Germany in 2008 and spread all over the world. It is extremely contagious, fast spreading, and deadly. This syndrome is very difficult to spot, because it's like a ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: terminal illness, plague, danger, deadly, deadly virus, vaccine, society, life is a bitch, virus, found footage, pandemic
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Least Among Saints (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends — and one another’s last shot at redemption.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, escapades, redemption, boy, orphan, journey, crimes, danger, obsessive quest, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Contagion (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 21st Century, terrorists have developed a new way to strike: disease. Not only have they created a deadly Level Four Ebola virus, their first victim is the President of the United States. The virus is particularly contagious and is spreading. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, terrorism, race against time, state affairs, bio weapon, deadly, danger, plague, undercover, chaos, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary
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53%
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Cow (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, touching, dark humor, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger, animal life, survival, escapades, village, war, refugee, world war two, refugees ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: asia, china
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52%
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The Moon Child (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: David, a professor of dermatology, has been treating 13-year-old Romain since he was a baby. Afflicted with a rare skin condition, Romain must avoid sunlight and is condemned to live in the shade. David and Romain have become the closest of friends ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, friends, child illness, doctors and patients, hospital, terminal illness, teenage boy, disease, doctor patient relationship, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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51%
I Won't Come Back (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Belarus
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anya, a young academic raised in an orphanage, is on the cusp of success when she’s accused of drug possession. While in limbo hiding from the police, she hits the road with Kristina, another orphan several years Anya’s junior, in search of her ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, tragic ending ...
Plot: orphan, friends, obsessive quest, friendship, teenage life, false accusation, escapades, odd couple, older man younger woman relationship, kids in trouble, on the run, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan, russia, eastern europe, europe
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50%
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Oxygen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two young man share an incurable illness. Is their love for the women in their lives strong enough to conquer their fear of dying?
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: transplant, terminal illness, human spirit, friendship, hopes, optimism, life is a bitch, deadly, fall in love, hospital, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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49%
Letters from the Big Man (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sarah Smith, an artist and government hydrologist, sets out on a post-fire stream survey in a remote part of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of southwestern Oregon. In the course of her journey through this ancient and ecologically diverse land, she ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, offbeat
Plot: wilderness, friendship, confined, isolation, animal life, off the grid, ecology, sasquatch, fire, friends, yeti, bigfoot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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48%
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Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, virus, plague, politician, survival, deadly virus, group of strangers, danger, chaos, doctor, ex convict, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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The Foster Boy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Switzerland, 1955. The young orphan Max is sent as a foster child and contracted to work for the Bösiger family who lives on a farm. His foster parents treat him like a workhorse while their son seizes every opportunity to humiliate him. Playing ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: orphan, child abuse, friendship, survival, adoption, farm, brother brother relationship, punishment, intergenerational friendship, dedicated educator, accordion, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Mark's Secret to Eternal Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: 18-year-old Mark wakes up in a parallel world where no one knows who he is - not his family, friends or girlfriend - and discovers that he and all the people he loves will soon die a painful death.
Style: psychotronic, touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: parallel world, death, murder, supernatural power, supernatural, serial killer, civil war, friends, parents and children, family, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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46%
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Toxic Skies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A doctor must find a cure for a viral epidemic that is spreading through vapors from jets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: save the world, survival, supernatural, life is a bitch, race against time, isolation, chaos, terminal illness, plague, deadly, danger, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Travellers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, confined, captivity, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, wilderness, in the woods, buddies, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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44%
Keeping the Promise (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A colonial family seeks a better life in Maine's wilderness in this powerful adventure. When William Hallowell leaves behind 13-year-old son Matt to safeguard their claim, the boy relies on his new friendship with the Penobscot Indians for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, wilderness, orphan, escapades, danger, family, friends, survival, friendship, family life, parents and children, plague ...
Time: 18th century
Place: new england, maine, massachusetts
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Mutants (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A nasty virus has spread throughout the human race turning the population into something ...else. After a brief setup (and a messy hit and run) we’re introduced to an ambulance and its four occupants. Sonia (Helene de Fougerolles) and Marco ...
Style: bleak, tense, scary, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, mutation, survival, zombie, deadly virus, deadly, danger, love and romance, supernatural, life is a bitch, isolation, infection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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42%
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Flu (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Infected through the respiratory system, there is a new kind of disease that kills in 36 hours once infected. The people of the city struggle to survive this. The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through Bundang, the suburb of Seoul. After ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, bleak ...
Plot: epidemic, plague, deadly virus, infected, survival, quarantine, deadly, chaos, virus, life is a bitch, race against time, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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39%
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Dragon Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Duke Evans, out of work NSA analyst, is evicted from his home he moves his family to his grandfather's old cabin. However here they are also threatened when a hellish cyber-attack is unleashed on the US rendering anything with a computer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, invasion, escapades, danger, chaos and mayhem, crimes, immigrants, racism, society, unemployment, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: china, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, rebelliousness, interracial relations, family life, danger, politics, society, friends, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel, palestinian authority
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Under Electric Clouds (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Russia 2017. The world could be on the verge of a great war. People are anxious that things could fall apart. Evolving around an unfinished building, a diverse group of outsiders struggle to find their place in this rapidly changing society, making ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, serious, weird, melancholic ...
Plot: society, fish out of water, social relations, misfit, life, multiple storylines, loneliness, disorder, soldier, military, life is a bitch, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future
Place: russia, europe
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Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, youth, love and romance, society, hopes, tobacco, cigarette smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kentucky
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37%
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Lost Woods (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A story of what happens when a reluctant man is forced to face his fears, which begins as a fun camping trip and ends in a fight for survival in the remote forest of the pacific northwest.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Plot: survival, escapades, danger, deadly, in the woods, hunted, friendship, forest, sasquatch, bigfoot
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Where Have All the People Gone (1974)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A strange series of solar flares proves fatal for inhabitants of the Earth, except for the fortunate few who are somehow immune from the effects. Animals go insane and human beings turn to white powder, leaving behind only empty clothing. A handful ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, catastrophe, escapades, life is a bitch, chases and races, supernatural, danger, family life, forces of nature, chaos and mayhem, demolished city, nuclear holocaust ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal, Lithuania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A few fugitives... And a very, very long way to freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, stylized ...
Plot: desert, danger, communication problem, disorder, fish out of water, survival, culture clash, escapades, hunger, society, misfit, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: morocco, africa
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33%
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Carriers (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, virus, pandemic, infection, biohazard, deadly virus, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, plague, friendship, road trip, trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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