Movies like Blackwoods

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Blackwoods (2001)
 2.8
 2K
Blackwoods (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt that he feels has altered his sense of reality, making Matt's life a mystery full of shadows and phantoms. Now, years later Matt goes away for weekend with his new girlfriend Dawn. After a wild session of lovemaking, Dawn goes for a walk. While she is away a strange man with an ax comes into the motel room and attacks Matt. After that incident Matt goes into the woods, looking for Dawn. There he encounters Dawn's family who tie him down and put him on trail for the murder of the girl years before. They find him guilty and he is sent back into the forest to be hunted down by the family. The deeper Matt runs into the forest the farther his mind is lost to the Blackwoods.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: losing-it hero, crimes, vengeance, betrayal, deadly, in the woods, hotel, hostages, hostage, haunted by the past, serial killer, serial murder, sheriff, backwoods, motel, car accident, guilty conscience, guilt, drunk driving, flashback, hit by a car
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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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, deadly, murder, danger, rivalry, mystery and crime mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Blackwoods: Heart of America (2002), The Deposition (2012), A Sister's Secret (2009), Love Thy Neighbor (2006), Unter Nachbarn (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heart of America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Starring Jurgen Prochnow ('The Replacement Killers' 'Air Force One' and Patrick Muldoon 'Stigmata' 'Starship Troopers'), 'Heart of America' is a powerhouse of a contemporary drama and essential ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: school shooting, high school, vengeance, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, crimes, life is a bitch, social misfits, hardcase students, kids in trouble, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, deadly, a vision, dealing with death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
81%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: stalking, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, psychopath, mind game, amateur detective, dishonesty, vengeance, murder, heist, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unter Nachbarn (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Good Neighbour is a 2011 German film directed by Stephan Rick. It premiered in competition at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival and was screened at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival and the Hof International Film Festival.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, journalism, crimes, neighbor, manslaughter, buried truth, power relations, danger, deadly, psychopath, journalist, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Outrage (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lainie Wheeler has two daughters, but her husband leaves them for a Thai monastery. She completely neglects her job in TV production but finds a new vocation in nursing terminal patients, even after the death of her friend in that home. She also ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, starting over, deadly, family problems, redemption, murder, rivalry, hopes, crimes, graphic violence, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student, assault
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Treed Murray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An advertising executive, trapped in a tree by a gang of would-be muggers, manipulates them into fighting to save his life.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: gang, mind game, vengeance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, rivalry, violence spree, heist, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.3
 405
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, escaped mental patient, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
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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, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, confined, mind game, in the woods, vengeance, nightshift, arrest, accidental killing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.9
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Four Jacks (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four guys plot revenge on the businessman who ripped them off.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, dark humor ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.0
 881
Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crime, deadly, crimes, tough heroes, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.0
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Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, friendship, betrayal, femme fatale, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, female killer, suspicion, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, mystery, investigation, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, female protagonist, police, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.1
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Times are tough for talented, twenty-one year old filmmaker, Donny Rocconi. He grew up in New York City, a place where either you learn fast, or lose everything. Estranged from his mother, and never knowing his dead father, Donny sets out to collect ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Country: USA
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Knockdown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six years ago Jack "The Ripper" Stemmons, an American boxer had his career destroyed by a St. Louis bookie. After Jack seeks revenge he is forced into hiding. Jack disappears half way around the world in Thailand. There he falls victim to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
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41%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, crimes, murder, investigation, serial killer, uncover truth, danger, losing-it hero, suspicion, memory lapse, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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H (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Blue Elephant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Dr. Yehia returns to El-Abbaseya Hospital five years after the death of his family. His return coincide with the arrival of a new patient, Sherif, a friend from college, who is accused of murder.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
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Mexico City (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her brother disappears during a brief travel layover in Mexico, Mitch begins a desperate search that will eventually lead the young divorcee into the capital city's most notorious neighborhood. But even with the aid of the American ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, talky
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Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, insomnia, anniversary, death of son, gays and lesbians, in the woods, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, psychopath, family problems, couples, infidelity, couple relations, crime, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 609
Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, crimes, injustice, haunted by the past, village, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, postman, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%