Movies like Butterfly 1981

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Butterfly (1981)
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Butterfly (1981)
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: sexy, tense, sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, desert, seduction, youth, romance, betrayal, murder, crimes, family relations, parents and children, couples, teenage life, vengeance, social differences, manipulation, babies and infants, estrangement, dishonesty, female nudity, sex scene, jealousy, judge, father daughter relationship, beer ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 30s
Place: arizona, usa, nevada

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Most similar movies to Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, female nudity, dishonesty, family relations and vengeance mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Butterfly: My Man (2014), Luckytown (2000), The Killer Inside Me (1976), The Quiet (2005), This World, Then the Fireworks (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Young Hana had lost everything in the earthquake and tsunami and was being taken care of by a relative named Jungo. As Hana grew up she began to fall in love with her own relative.
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: father daughter incest, first sexual experience, orphan, murder, older man younger woman relationship, incest, family relations, forbidden love, crimes, love and romance, single parent, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Once again set in the oceanfront Florida city of Blue Bay, "Wild Things 3" tells the tale of snobby rich girl Marie Clifton. Although she lives the life of luxury, Marie's distraught over her stepfather not giving her a pair of ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: threesome, rape accusation, murder, manipulation, investigation, cons and scams, frame up, dangerous attraction, teenage life, warden, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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100%
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Luckytown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman (Lidda), who is searching for her father (James Caan). She finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: poker, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, vengeance, romance, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, fall in love, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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100%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, graphic violence, small town life, social relations, man kills a woman, redneck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
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25%
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 6.2
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The Quiet (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including ...
Style: psychological, rough, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: incest, incestuous relationship, father daughter incest, murder, teenage girl, mute or deaf, orphan, crimes, godparent, society, mind game, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut
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23%
This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous sex, incestuous relationship, incest, prostitute, family problems, family relations, couples, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, cons and scams ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
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Fresh Bait (1995)
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: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: bait, friendship, murder, graphic violence, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: paris france, europe
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22%
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The Funeral (1996)
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: rough, suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, murder, mafia, family relations, insanity, strike, great depression, corpse, crimes, vengeance, strong violent content, sexual content ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
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22%
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U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: small town, desert, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, money, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, police officer, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, hopes, parents and children, released from prison, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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22%
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The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, couples, intrigue, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), swindle, graphic violence, sexual content, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
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22%
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Fragments (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychotic man opens fire in a diner, murdering numerous people before killing himself. The survivors struggle in different ways following this horrendous event: a doctor doubts his own instincts and elects to use an experimental medical procedure ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: group of strangers, murder, destiny, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, hitman, family relations, crimes, survival, post traumatic stress, gambling, diner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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22%
Thy Neighbor's Wife (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the vein of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and fraught with mystery and edge-of-your seat suspense, Kari Wuhrer Poison tells the darkly insidious story of the Garrett household and their descent into a hellish world of sexual malice ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, dangerous attraction, manipulation, loss of husband, couple relations, frame up, family problems, couples, mentally unstable, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
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Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, couples, family relations, parents and children, college, dealing with death, student, death of girlfriend ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Killing Affair (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: mind bending, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: couples, hostage, rivalry, mind game, confined, crimes, isolation, haunted by the past, fall in love, woman in danger, vengeance, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
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Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, prostitute, deception, legal investigation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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21%
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, church, investigation, love affair, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, infidelity, fall in love, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
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21%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: incest rape, incest, child molester, dysfunctional family, family relations, lawsuit, farm, tragedy, father daughter incest, betrayal, family, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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21%
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Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, betrayal, murder, revenge, monastery, filicide, gangsters, family life, rivalry, pregnancy, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
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21%
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Eye of God (1997)
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: murder, small town, pregnancy, abortion, warden, small town sheriff, couple relations, dangerous attraction, teenage life, haunted by the past, small town life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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21%
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Blue City (1986)
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, realistic, clever, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: investigation, friendship, family relations, estrangement, kids in trouble, good versus evil, law enforcement, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, obsessive quest, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
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21%
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N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, breakup, crimes, infidelity, couples, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, jealousy, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, violence spree, prostitute, father son relationship, sex scene, violence, sex, vengeance, woman undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, photographer, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, serial killer, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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21%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, electric chair, injustice, siblings relations, wrongfully committed, haunted by the past, small town, small town life, death row ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Buster and Billie (1974)
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, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, rape, small town, couples, kids in trouble, family relations, parents and children, school, coming out, love affair ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, crimes, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, violence spree, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
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: neo noir, sexy, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, murder of husband, infidelity, conspiracy, crimes, fatal attraction, crimes of passion, romance, love affair, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%