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Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersHackers, Cats, Architects
PlotLove, Dancing, Revenge, Cars, Relationship
PlaceParty, USA, Office, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay, Lawyers, Orphans
PlotLove, Money, Obsession, Friendship, Death
PlaceItaly, Kitchen, Beach
TimeNew Year
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersJournalists, Friends, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Obsession, Betrayal, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:47
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Lovers, Pregnant, Maids
PlotTreason, Revenge, Seduction
PlaceMansions, Asia, Korea
StyleAction, Explicit scenes, Serious, Disturbing

A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to a dark consequences. Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi's primary task is watching the couple's young daughter, Nami. Eun-yi is eager to connect to Nami, who gradually warms to her. Hoon begins to secretly flirt with Eun-yi, enticing her with glasses of wine and his piano playing, and they eventually begin a sexual relationship. Despite the affair, Eun-yi is still warm and friendly to Hoon's oblivious wife, Hae-ra. She even expresses enthusiasm and delight at the progress of Hae-ra's pregnancy.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersKings, Family, Sisters, Lovers
PlotLove, Passion, Death, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:28
PlotRevenge, Passion, The escape, Life, Loneliness
PlacePrison, Korea
StyleAction, To cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching

A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. He always tries to leave before the owners get back but in one ostensibly empty mansion he meets the abused wife of a rich man and she escapes with him...

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:39
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Obsession, Jealousy
PlaceUSA, New York
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Explicit scenes, Gloomy

After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Twins, Brothers, Wizards
PlotLove, Magic, Puzzles, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceCourt, England, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26
CharactersHorses, Artists, Models, Photographers, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Passion, Obsession
PlaceJapan, France
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary
Duration01:44
CharactersLesbians, Insects, Maids
PlotPassion, Obsession, Loneliness
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Makes me think

Day in and day out, lovers Cynthia and Evelyn enact an elaborate sadomasochistic fantasy as mistress and maid. But as their ritual of domination and submission begins to turn stale, Cynthia yearns for something more conventional, while Evelyn tries to push their taboos even further.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersLesbians
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Death, Jealousy, Mystery
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a little of George Reeves in himself, and maybe, each of us.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France
Duration01:36
CharactersLesbians
PlotPassion, Obsession, Seduction
StylePsychological problems

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:29
CharactersLesbians, Spy, Artists, Orphans, Artists
PlotLove, Love triangle, Political, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceRussia, USSR, Moscow, Boarding school
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – and a spy for the Americans. When she and Mischa (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Emerald City), begin spying on Alexander ( Sam Reid, Anonymous), an idealistic Communist politician, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with him. Her choice between love and duty leads to a nail-biting conclusion that Alexander (Charles Dance, The Imitation Game) can only unravel decades later in 1990s New York. His journey back to the snowbound streets of Moscow uncovers a love triangle and betrayals from those he trusted most.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:31
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Ghosts, Cheating
PlaceEngland, Estate
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Creepy, Gothic

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Shamans, Orphans
PlotPursuit, Intrigue, Curses, Ghosts, Missing people
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50
CharactersMagician, Police, Friends, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation
PlaceCastle, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Mexico, USA
Duration01:58
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Seduction, Fate
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Explicit scenes

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersHired assassins, Family, Students, Nurses
PlotMystery, Chase, Hypnosis, Mystery, Cheating
PlaceHospitals, Korea
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Jin-seok, 21-year-old, moves into a new house with his family. He suffers from a slight schizophrenia but he carries an ordinary life under the warm care of the family. His older brother Yu-seok is a decent college student, a mentor, and role model for Jin-seok. One night, his beloved brother is kidnapped by unidentified assailants before Jin-seok’s eye. Jin-seok can’t recognize their faces, but can remember only the VIN that matches with no car. After long silence of 19 days, suddenly Yu-seok returns home, but remembers nothing which had happened in the meantime. And soon Jin-seok feels Yu-seok is a total stranger…

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryArgentina, Spain
Duration02:09
CharactersWriters, Lawyers, Friends, Partners
PlotSoccer, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceCourt
StyleAction, Fascinating, Disturbing

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Mexico, Luxembourg
Duration02:12
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Serial killers, Directors
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Death, Art
StyleAction, Fascinating, Disturbing

In the summer of 1979, gay porn producer Anne sets out to film her most ambitious film yet, but her actors are picked off, one by one, by a mysterious killer.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersSpy, Jews, Scientists, Military, Friends
PlotLove, Survival, Investigation, Mystery, Justice
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy, Serious

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation connects with his search for his married pre-war German lover.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Monkeys
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceParis, France, Estate
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

In Paris, in the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Cesar Charron owns a theater at the Rue Morgue where he performs the play "Murders in the Rue Morgue" with his wife Madeleine Charron, who has dreadful nightmares. When there are several murders by acid of people connected to Cesar, the prime suspect of Inspector Vidocq would be Cesar's former partner Rene Marot. But Marot murdered Madeleine's mother many years ago and committed suicide immediately after.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration01:45
CharactersPolice
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Missing people
PlaceMexico, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersWriters, Old man
PlotMoney, Mystery, Missing people, Cheating, Pads
StyleAction, Soulful, Atmospheric, Tense, Gloomy

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea
Duration02:32
CharactersFBI, Investigators
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersSerial killers, Parents, Detectives
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Investigation, Obsession, Missing people
PlaceLabyrinths, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle, Moving, Female friendship
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Depressive

Tokyo, Japan, 1989. Lucy Fly, a foreigner who works as a translator, begins a passionate relationship with Teiji, a mysterious man obsessed with photography.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceCollege, Party
StyleAction, Twisted plot, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy

A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained disappearance of her first love two years prior. As the investigation continues, Katie is forced to choose between past passions and new possibilities, even as new facts are uncovered.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryNorway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration02:16
CharactersLesbians, Snake, Family, Students, Fathers
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, Religious, Telekinesis, Snow
PlaceNorway, Lake
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryItaly
Duration01:35
CharactersBirds, Maids
PlotLove, Investigation, Death
PlaceItaly, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

A chambermaid and a former cop meet at a speed dating event and a romance develops. But during a romantic getaway things suddenly take a turn for the worse when her mysterious past is revealed.





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