Movies like Butterfly

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Butterfly
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. Complications follows when Wash, father of Kady's baby, comes back to take her away.
Style: sincere, serious, sexy, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: parents and children, estrangement, romance, desert, babies and infants, betrayal, manipulations, seduction, vengeance, social differences, murder, teenage life, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, youth, couples, family relations, incest, breasts, voyeur, father daughter relationship, lifting up dress, silver mine, caressing ...
Time: 30s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: arizona, nevada, usa
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Magic City
Crime, Drama
USA
50 min.
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Crime, Drama
USA
129 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal and couples mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Butterfly: Little Odessa (1994), The Funeral (1996), Magic City (2012), The Killer Inside Me (1976), Buster and Billie (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
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The Funeral
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime, violence, vengeance, murder, gangster, mob, insanity, gratuitous violence, parents and children, brothers ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
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Magic City
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: hotel, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, organized crime, crime, gangsters, couple relations, parents and children, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa
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The Killer Inside Me
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
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System:   77%
    User:   82%
 
Buster and Billie
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dimwitted but sweet high school girl of easy virtue and the most popular boy in the school share an improbable romance.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: high school, romance, teenage love, young lovers, coming of age, fall in love, forbidden love, school, parents and children, social differences, small town, rape ...
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    User:   78%
 
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My Kingdom
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
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The Grifters
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: bleak, tense, cynical, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, neo-noir, neo noir, con artists, greed, twists & turns, police investigation, noir, intrigue, crime gone awry, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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    User:   57%
 
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Hollywood Flies
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, crime, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, hostages, desert, mystery, chase, crime gone awry, on the run, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   52%
 
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Normal Life
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: crime, love, heist, crimes, nudity (topless - notable), suburbs, obsession, relationships, bar, unlikely criminals, pornography, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
The Powers That Be
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: sexual, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: hip hop, teenager, gangsters, culture clash, drugs, coming of age, high school, gang, realism, drugs/alcohol, nudity (topless - notable), violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   54%
 
The Sicilian Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, witnessing a crime, village, betrayal, legal action, vengeance, price of justice, woman in danger, crimes, danger, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1985
Place: europe, sicily, sicily italy, italy, rome italy ...
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System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
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Fresh Bait
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the ambition to start a boutique overseas but without the means to do so, Nathalie finds herself in a desperate situation, where she would do anything to acquire what she needs. Along with her boyfriend, Eric, and his friend Bruno, she concocts ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, friendship, sexual relations, murder, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, society, couples, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, paris france
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System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
Before and After
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, murder, lawyer, dysfunctional family, death, self discovery, family drama, hospital, parents and children, mystery, guilt, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
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Thieves
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: crime, obsession, male nudity, investigation, neo noir, character study, relationships, gangsters, couple relations, life philosophy, pornography, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
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System:   50%
    User:   51%
 
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspense, serious, clever ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime, obsession, sex, crime gone awry, adultery, neo-noir, neo noir, lawyer, pornography, male nudity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to teach Bonnie to drive. He falls in with WD Jones, ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, murderous pair, violence spree, chases and races, crimes, deadly, partners, chase, on the run, heist, teenage life ...
Time: 30s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
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Panic
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, crime, hitman, murder, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family drama, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies for a job at a local TV station. When her dreams of fame are ...
Style: cynical, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: murder, dedicated educator, crime, dedicated lawyer, school, femme fatale, betrayal, crime gone awry, legal investigation, teacher, student, fatal attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
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Small Sacrifices
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 205 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling true crime book by Ann Rule, the film is about Diane Downs and the attempted murder of her three children.
Style: serious, disturbing, talky, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, hospital, manipulations, parents and children, courtroom drama, deadly, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, legal action, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
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The Border
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: immigrants, corruption, crime, redemption, infidelity, murder, interracial relations, rich and poor, greed, crime gone awry, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   45%
 
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Poison Ivy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dysfunctional family, obsession, betrayal, murder, manipulation, sex, femme fatale, male nudity, death, teenager, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
Murder Ordained
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime, church, crumbling marriage, small town, investigation, legal investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, couple relations, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
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Blue City
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Returning to the small Florida town where he grew up, Billy Turner (Nelson) learns that his father has been killed. With little help from the police, Billy will take matters into his own hands and go up against a ruthless local mob boss in a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, rough
Plot: crime, vengeance, murder, crimes, small town, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, assassination, friendship, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Swoon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, crime, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, couples, kidnapping, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 7.9
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Badlands
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dramatization of the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of the 1950s, in which a teenage girl and her twenty-something boyfriend slaughtered her entire family and several others in the Dakota badlands.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, surreal, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, violence, murder, existentialism, death, on the road, criminal heroes, murderous pair, violent, loneliness, road trip ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, south dakota, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
New Jersey Drive
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, brutality, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, gang, cars, juvenile delinquency, redemption, drug dealing, urban, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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Trapped
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: crime, dedicated lawyer, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, dangerous attraction, infidelity, frame up, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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Eye of God
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A small Oklahoma town is stripped of its innocence when one of its boys (Nick Stahl) turns up mute and bloodied by the lakeside. Unable to tell his story, the local sheriff (Hal Holbrook) embarks on a quest to uncover the roots of a gruesome crime. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, small town, crime, small town life, crimes, danger, deadly, love and romance, murder, pregnancy, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   45%
 

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Guilty Hearts
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: unsupportive spouse, crime, church, crumbling marriage, infidelity, crimes, dishonesty, couples, gays and lesbians, murder, investigation, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new york
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System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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At Close Range
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, murder, father son relationship, violence, small town, parents and children, innocence lost, crimes, violent, greed, brutality, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
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