Movies like Butterfly 1982

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Butterfly (1982)
 4.7
 1K
Butterfly (1982)
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: tense, sincere, sexy, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: desert, incest, seduction, father daughter incest, teenage life, crimes, vengeance, youth, romance, family relations, betrayal, parents and children, manipulations, babies and infants, murder, social differences, manipulation, couples, dishonesty, deadly, estrangement, female nudity, sex scene, courtroom, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: arizona, usa, nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, female nudity and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Butterfly: Luckytown (2000), The Killer Inside Me (1976), My Kingdom (2001), Fresh Bait (1995), This World, Then the Fireworks (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, romance, crimes, fall in love, parents and children, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, neo noir, small town, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, graphic violence, profanity, danger, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.1
 600
My Kingdom (2001)
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: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rivalry, drug dealing, family relations, betrayal, murder, dishonesty, vengeance, parents and children, prostitute, deadly, city life, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 2K
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: captivating, sincere, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: bait, murder, friendship, crime, crimes, sexual relations, cons and scams, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, heist, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: incestuous sex, brother sister incest, neo noir, prostitute, incest, neo-noir, manipulation, haunted by the past, small town, couples, small town life, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 8K
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: realistic, clever, serious, rough, captivating ...
Plot: labor union, murder, mafia, violence, family relations, insanity, strike, bedroom, corpse, great depression, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 7K
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: murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, group of strangers, destiny, survival, deadly, family relations, hitman, crimes, post traumatic stress, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, manipulation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, crime, frame up, mentally unstable, couples, dishonesty, family problems, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.3
 530
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: father daughter incest, first sexual experience, forbidden love, murder, orphan, incest, love and romance, crimes, parents and children, unfulfillment, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 25K
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: twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crime, crimes, couples, rivalry, intrigue, cheating, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 48K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense, sexy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, desert, money, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Killing Affair (1986)
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: psychological, gloomy, bleak, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, hostage, fall in love, confined, crime, crimes, hostages, deadly, couples, haunted by the past, mind game, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, crime gone awry, heist, murder, chase, crimes, missing person, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, dishonesty, couples, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
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, suspense, serious
Plot: murder, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, dealing with death, parents and children, college, family relations, deadly, couples, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: threesome, rape accusation, murder, investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, manipulation, frame up, teenage life, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, parole officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, shot point blank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 943
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: rough, serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, investigation, law enforcement, rivalry, estrangement, parents and children, obsessive quest, crime, crimes, small town life, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, gory, prostitute, deception, police investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.2
 1K
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: gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, small town, abortion, pregnancy, warden, parole officer, small town sheriff, small town life, deadly, teenage life, religions or cults, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 174
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, deadly, family problems, crimes, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 570
Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, society, vengeance, deadly, youth, working class, small town, homecoming, murder, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.4
 596
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, crimes, breakup, infidelity, obsession, rivalry, danger, couples, couple relations, jealousy, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 2K
Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, filicide, monastery, revenge, betrayal, crime, rivalry, family life, godparent, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.2
 516
Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, youth, friendship, couples, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, social differences, small town, working class, deadly, home invasion, crime scene, friend, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: gloomy, bleak, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, racism, small town life, law enforcement, wrongfully committed, mystery, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, parents and children, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 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, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, crime, parents and children, crimes, on the run, prostitute, deadly, violence spree, father son relationship, violence, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: high school, teenage love, romance, small town, rape, teenage life, couples, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfilled love, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, couple relations, mystery, crimes, criminal heroes, ghost, deadly, dishonesty, samurai, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%