Movies like The Night Clerk 2011

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The Night Clerk (2011)
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The Night Clerk (2011)
Original name: Avant l'Aube
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frédéric, a young man with a troubled past, has the good fortune to be given a job in a luxurious mountain hotel. When one of the hotel guests disappears one evening and is later found dead, Frédéric suspects he may have been killed by the family who employ him. But rather than betray his boss, Jacques Couvreur, he makes up his mind to protect him. Unwittingly, Frédéric puts himself in grave danger...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense, gloomy
Plot: missing person, rehabilitation, social misfits, isolation, confined, misfit, danger, dishonesty, boss and employee, intern, workplace, mountain, hotel, father son relationship, mystery, wedding, female police officer, policewoman, video game, pregnant woman, working class, car accident, ex convict, class differences, hotel manager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to The Night Clerk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about danger, dishonesty, crimes, murder, confined, deadly and family relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Night Clerk: Rapt (2009), Everything Will Be Fine (2010), Holy Ghost People (2013), Retreat (2011), You Will Be My Son (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, crimes, confined, dishonesty, danger, captivity, uncover truth, abduction, ransom, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
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95%
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, political conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, missing person, drugs/alcohol, rescue, danger, religions or cults, woman in danger, clergy, profanity, graphic violence, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.8
 11K
Retreat (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, island, soldier, deadly virus, couple relations, confined, danger, apocalypse, strained relationship, married couple, estate, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: rivalry, family business, favoritism, workplace, intrigue, countryside, introspection, family problems, father son conflict, father son relationship, dishonesty, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Fabienne (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, working class, violence against women, track down, crime, law enforcement, crimes, missing child, immigrants, police station, policewoman, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.6
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Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, theater, psychopath, danger, deadly, small town, murder, violence, crimes, mentally unstable, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 333
Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: parents and children, fighting the system, workplace, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, suffering, employee, middle aged man, revolt, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 3.0
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, cons and scams, frame up, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family problems, family in crisis, cigarette smoking, gun, shot in the chest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Mad Enough to Kill (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A girl from an asylum is engaged as nurse to a small, spoiled orphan boy, whose uncle has evil designs on him, and who hopes to kill him and cast the blame on the girl.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, child in peril, frame up, woman in danger, kidnapping, crimes, nanny, law enforcement, dishonesty, confined, danger, killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 1K
The Hunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the ...
Style: bleak, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, vengeance, criminal heroes, mind game, confined, in the woods, nightshift, arrest, accidental killing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 2K
Chariot (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves unwitting participants in a U.S. government evacuation program gone horribly wrong.
Style: mysterious, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: danger, airplane, amnesia, confined, group of strangers, crimes, mystery, heroes, psychological drama
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, danger, mysterious character, family problems, couples, stranger, duel, sex scene, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, conspiracy, infidelity, college dropout, couples, inventions and discoveries, university, cleavage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 4K
Simon Killer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. His life should be open-ended and full of promise, but he can’t shake his feelings of loss. Being a stranger in a strange land only aggravates his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, neo noir, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, american abroad, fish out of water, college graduate, disorder, misfit, lifestyle, fall in love, mysterious character, blackmail, love and romance, masturbation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
California Scheming (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual content, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, best friends, disorder, danger, teenage life, boy girl relationship, manipulation, profanity, moral dilemma, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Perfect Man (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A struggling writer finds a shortcut to fame, but a blackmailer threatens to ruin his perfect life.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: fall in love, desire for fame, writer's life, ambition, hidden identity, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, blackmail, hallucination, dishonesty, love and romance, rising to stardom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 4.7
 356
The Scare Hole (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, crimes, mystery, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, family problems, danger, family relations, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 2K
Autumn Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two young orphans in the Tirolian Mountains come under siege by a vicious band of hunters. Frightened of being separated by child services following the death of their mother, a self-sufficient 16-year-old girl and her 10-year-old brother - who ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: teenage rape, orphan, mountain, rape, social relations, child in peril, isolation, danger, family relations, youth, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 191
Perfidy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bolivia, USA, Chile
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Perfidia, begins with a heartfelt version of the immortal title track, while the camera records the journey by a route through a snowy landscape and melancholy, the traveler is the enigmatic and silent Gus Chilean Gonzalo Valenzuela, in his first ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: danger, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, hotel, gay interest, minimal dialogue, mysterious man, hitman, lip synching, dancing, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.4
 912
Born Bad (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman (Bonnie Dennison) falls for a mysterious man (Michael Welch) who reveals his dark side.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: dangerous attraction, family relations, dishonesty, deadly, danger, hidden identity, confined, crimes, couples, disorder, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The American Trap (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the greatest conspiracies of all time, and one lone man is trying to uncover it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: assassination, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, dictator, trap, cia, mafia, cuban revolution, conspiracy, president, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, russia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.3
 2K
Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Searing and luscious, "Beautiful" tells the story of Daniel, a shy and introverted 14 year old boy residing in Sunshine Hills, a suburb living in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls. Daniel's two ...
Style: scary, mind bending, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: suburbs, investigation, teenage life, obsession, uncover truth, danger, youth, deadly, dishonesty, who done it, crimes, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Few Days in September (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 1 September 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: secret agents, deadly, undercover, dishonesty, state affairs, track down, parents and children, political intrigue, spy, gunshot, sniper, intelligence agency ...
Time: september 11 2001, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, venice, italy, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
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Black Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: manipulation, suicidal, mind game, escapades, youth, lifestyle, rivalry, dishonesty, obsessive quest, mysterious character, escape from reality, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 23
Justice (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A foul-mouthed woman fights for her soul in the belly of the city. Working for a human trafficking agency controlled by a powerful syndicate, she sees no evil, hears no evil. In a society like ours, you have only two choices—to be a victim or a ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: social decay, woman in danger, moral dilemma, rivalry, workplace situations, dishonesty, workplace, danger, life is a bitch, political corruption, workplace intrigue, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.8
 105
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: amateur detective, femme fatale, missing person, murder, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Wasted on the Young (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a high school party goes dangerously off the rails, one teenager finds that revenge is just a computer click away.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, youth, teenage life, rivalry, teenage love, social relations, family relations, murder, danger, teasing, picked on, fight back ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%