10 best movies like Elle (2016)

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Movies similar to Elle (2016): Standing Tall, Marvel's Luke Cage, The Perfect Guy, The Gift, Burnt, I Spit on Your Grave 2, Saint Maud, Oh Mercy, Unsane, Peppermint.

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Standing Tall (2015)
Markimdb: 7
CharactersTeens, Pregnant, Lawyers, Strong women, Criminals
PlotRelationship, Parenting, Test, First love, Dancing, Boxing, Soccer, Computers, Mystery
PlacePrison, School, Office, Hospitals, France, Court
TimeNew Year

    The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.

    Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
    Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.3)
    Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
    PlotSuperpowers, Death
    StyleNetflix, Spectacular

      Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

      The Perfect Guy (2015)
      Mark3.6 (imdb: 5.6)
      Genrethriller, drama
      CharactersHackers, Architects, Cats
      PlotLove, Jealousy, Obsession, Weapon, Fear, Relationship, Pursuit, Revenge, Rivalry, Dancing, Cars
      PlaceParty, Office, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
      StyleAction, Disturbing

        After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.

        The Gift (2015)
        Mark8 (imdb: 7)
        Genrethriller, drama, detective
        CountryAustralia, USA, China
        CharactersFamily, Friends, Newlyweds, Dogs, Gay, Strong women
        PlotLove, Relationship, Pursuit, Obsession, Cheating, Loneliness
        TimeNew Year
        StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing

          A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.

          Burnt (2015)
          Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
          Genrecomedy, drama
          CharactersCooks, Gay
          PlotDrug addict, Revenge, Love, Obsession, Justice
          PlaceFrance, England, Paris, London, Prison
          StyleExciting, Inspirational

            Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

            I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
            Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
            Genrehorror, thriller, crime
            CharactersCaptives, Strong women, Models
            PlotSurvival, Abduction, Revenge, Obsession, Justice
            PlaceNew York
            StyleDisturbing, For girls, Heavy

              Naturally beautiful, Katie has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable! Raped, tortured and kidnapped to a foreign country, Jessica is buried alive and left to die. Against all odds, she manages to escape. Severely injured, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive, but to exact her revenge…

              Saint Maud (2020)
              Markimdb: 6.9
              Genrehorror, drama
              CountryUnited Kingdom
              CharactersTerminally ill, Nurses
              PlotMental disorders, Cancer, Supernatural, Fear, Loneliness, Obsession
              StyleDepressive, Tense

                Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

                Oh Mercy (2019)
                Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
                Genredrama, detective
                CharactersLesbians, Horses, Cats, Poor
                PlaceFrance, Prison
                TimeNew Year

                  A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.

                  Unsane (2018)
                  Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
                  Genrehorror, thriller, detective
                  CharactersManiacs, Dogs
                  PlotMental disorders, Fear, Obsession, Jealousy, Depression, Pursuit, Loneliness
                  PlacePsychiatric hospitals
                  StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

                    A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

                    Peppermint (2018)
                    Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
                    Genreaction, thriller, drama
                    CountryHong Kong, USA
                    CharactersCriminals, Family, Strong women, Killers, Lawyers, FBI
                    PlotRevenge, Martial Arts, Survival, Justice
                    TimeNew Year
                    StyleGloomy, For girls, Exciting, Heavy, Tense, Unexpected ending

                      A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.

                      Mothers' Instinct (2018)
                      Markimdb: 6.4
                      Genrethriller, drama
                      CountryFrance, Belgium
                      CharactersNeighbors, Girlfriends, Mothers, Fathers
                      PlotLove, Death, Jealousy, Revenge, Obsession, Fear
                      StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

                        Brussels, early '60s. Alice and Céline live in twin bourgeois houses. They are best friends as are their children, Theo and Maxime, who have grown up like brothers. Both families spend all their time together. This perfect harmony is broken when an accident creates strong divisions between the two families.

                        Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018)
                        Markimdb: 5.5
                        Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
                        CharactersMusicians, Girlfriends, Actors, Sisters, Singers
                        PlotTime travel, Revenge, Betrayal, Love, Fate, Fear
                        PlaceLos Angeles, Party
                        TimeNew Year

                          A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend's engagement party.

                          Suntan (2016)
                          Markimdb: 6.6
                          Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, drama
                          CountryGermany, Greece
                          CharactersDoctors, Dogs, Cats
                          PlotAdventure, Money, Obsession, Love, Volleyball, Loneliness
                          PlaceIslands, Party, Ships, Greece, Hospitals
                          StyleUnexpected ending

                            Kostis is a 40-year-old doctor that finds himself in the small island of Antiparos, in order to take over the local clinic. His whole life and routine will turn upside down when he meets an international group of young and beautiful tourists and he falls in love with Anna, a 19-year-old goddess.

                            Miss Sloane (2016)
                            Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
                            Genrethriller, drama
                            CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
                            CharactersLawyers, Strong women
                            PlotInvestigation, Political, Obsession
                            PlaceFrance, Prison, USA
                            StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Smart

                              An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.

                              The Nice Guys (2016)
                              Mark6 (imdb: 7.4)
                              Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
                              CountryUSA, United Kingdom
                              CharactersDetectives, Dogs, Lawyers, Strong women, Bodyguards
                              PlotMystery, Investigation, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Justice, Chase, Cars
                              PlaceUSA, Party, Aircraft
                              TimeNew Year
                              StyleTense, Unexpected ending

                                A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.

                                The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
                                Markimdb: 6.5
                                Genrecomedy, drama, family
                                CharactersHorses, Foster children, Strong women, Teachers
                                PlotParenting, Basketball, Money, Computers, Mystery, Chase, Fear, Loneliness, Happiness
                                PlaceSchool, USA, Aircraft
                                TimeNew Year

                                  Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and glamourous Courtney, might be out there waiting for her? When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn’t planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn’t giving up on Gilly just yet...

                                  Josephine, Pregnant & Fabulous (2016)
                                  Markimdb: 5.5
                                  CharactersPregnant, Doctors, Sisters, Cats, Chickens, Birds, Babies
                                  PlotAdventure, Fear, Relationship
                                  TimeNew Year

                                    At last, Josephine has found her perfect non-smoker-cat-loving-amazing-cook-perfect-man-soulmate. They’ve been in love for two years and everything is peachy. Until she realizes she’s… pregnant. Time for Josephine to transform her life, mature into a responsible adult, not become like her mother, get a job, hold on to her man, refrain from falling out with her friends, and tell her sister, who's been crashing at her place, that she's got to move out. A bunch of overwhelming challenges that Josephine will have to face in her own, special way.

                                    A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
                                    Markimdb: 5.5
                                    Genrecomedy, musical, music
                                    CharactersActors, Guests, Family
                                    PlotOn real events, Holidays, Revenge, Death, Fate, Chase, Music, Loneliness
                                    PlaceParty, New York, Hotels, USA
                                    TimeNew Year
                                    StyleLight, Tense

                                      Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a massive snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at Gotham’s Carlyle Hotel to help him — dancing and singing in holiday spirit.

                                      Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
                                      Mark4.2 (imdb: 6.3)
                                      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
                                      CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
                                      PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Death, Obsession, Mystery, Pursuit, Justice, Investigation, Mystery, Fear
                                      StyleDisturbing, Action, Smart

                                        A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

                                        Trumbo (2015)
                                        Mark3 (imdb: 7.5)
                                        Genredrama, biography
                                        CharactersJews, Horses, FBI, Writers
                                        PlotMystery, Investigation, Political, Cancer, Justice, Freedom, On real events
                                        PlacePrison, USA, Party
                                        TimeNew Year
                                        StyleTouching, Tense, Inspirational

                                          The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.