Movies like Callie & Son

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Callie & Son
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: murder for hire, death row, wrongful conviction, incest overtones, execution, hospital, waitress, jealousy, politician, adoption, prison, murder, revenge, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship
Place: texas
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The Punishment
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Romania
112 min.
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Kuduz
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Yugoslavia
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and psychological films with plots about husband wife relationship, murder, prison, jealousy, death, hospital and couples mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres. Some movies like Callie & Son: An American Rhapsody (2001), Little Boy Blue (1997), Land of the Blind (2006), Day Break (2005), The Spitfire Grill (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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An American Rhapsody
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Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Live Flesh
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
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Leo
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
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Kuduz
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
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Plot: revenge motive, mountain, outlaw, adultery, hiding, village, muslim, husband wife relationship, flirting, wedding, marriage, female nudity ...
Place: yugoslavia
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Country: USA
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    User:   63%
 
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The Punishment
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Places
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Paradise
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Little Man Tate
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The Dry Land
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Place: texas, usa
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Country: USA
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Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
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Country: USA
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Hamlet
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Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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Adam's Woman
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Country: USA, UK, India
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Place: england, europe, london, germany, britain ...
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The Comedians
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bermuda, USA
Duration: 152 min.
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Style: semi serious, clever, realistic, witty, wife and husband lead actors
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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