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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
 5.9
 3K
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to take revenge. The events that follow are a mix of dark humor and an exploration of modern morality as Roseanne faces not only a fellow suburbanite who knows, but her own conscience as well.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, clever, gloomy, realistic, cynical, bad ending, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, teenage life, youth, investigation, parents and children, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, friendship, family relations, alcohol abuse, crimes, incest, society, couples, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and disturbing films with plots about murder, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, dysfunctional family, family relations and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Crime + Punishment in Suburbia: Little Boy Blue (1997), Freeway (1996), Firstborn (1984), The Babysitter (1995), Poison Ivy (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, stepmother stepson relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 26K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 2K
Firstborn (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, chase, school, family in danger, dysfunctional family, woman in danger, teenager, little brother, murder, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Babysitter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a lovely teen who has been hired to baby-sit the kids of Harry Tucker (J.T. Walsh) and his wife, Dolly (Lee Garlington). The Tuckers go to a party and proceed to get inebriated, with Mr. Tucker fantasizing about his ...
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, nanny, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, woman in danger, teenager, suburban life, alcohol, youth, danger, couples, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 17K
Poison Ivy (1992)
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: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, sexual relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, manipulation, parents and children, manipulations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, family problems, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, paris france, phoenix arizona, italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: hit and run, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, hopes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.3
 10K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, mature, innocence lost, family relations, teenager, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 41K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, youth, investigation, parents and children, family in crisis, child rape, manipulation, teenage life, internet, pedophile, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 8K
Undertow (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, depressing, intense, lyrical ...
Plot: farm, juvenile delinquency, danger, lifestyle, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, murder, teenage boy, homelessness, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa, nebraska, mexico, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 7K
The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: redemption, hypocrisy, confession, incest, murder, haunted by the past, family problems, society, clergy, parents and children, couple relations, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, money, coming of age, single mother, parents and children, teenage life, social differences, life is a bitch, billionaire, summer, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Black Circle Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man moves to a new town after experiencing a tragedy and becomes involved with a gang of Satan-worshipping teens who believe they have supernatural powers. But by the time he realises he’s in too deep, it may be too late to escape.
Style: gothic, serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gang, occult, dysfunctional family, social decay, leadership, juvenile delinquency, friendship, violence spree, society, youth, teenage life, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 29K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 552
Ethan Mao (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kicked out of his house because he's gay, Ethan Mao returns home to steal and ends up holding his family hostage on a fateful Thanksgiving Day.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, thanksgiving, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, survival, parents and children, family in danger, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, family relations, family problems, delusion, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, mental illness, parents and children, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 19K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, dangerous attraction, high school, female psychopath, hospital, obsessive love, swimming, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 929
On the Ice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, death, grief, parents and children, buddies, youth, crimes, society, village, accidental death, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 79K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, theft, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, stalking, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, police detective, rapist, deadly, danger, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, mississippi, bronx new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, dog, pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 36K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: murder, children, sociopath, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, infidelity, family life, family in danger, obsession, dysfunctional family, danger, stalking, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 13K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 613
Frisk (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A first person narrative of a gay serial killer explores violence, sexuality, and imagination.
Style: psychological, sexual, bleak, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, bondage, obsession, dangerous attraction, teenage life, innocence lost, voyeurism, murder, sexual relations, crimes, deadly, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 113K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, loner, voyeurism, infidelity, stalker, mind game, dishonesty, undercover, impersonating, rivalry, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 12K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, youth, abortion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, india, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, intense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: investigation, college, teenage life, betrayal, murder, wealth, manipulations, mind game, mystery, manipulation, youth, overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 904
Firecracker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, small town, mystery, psychopath, family problems, friendship, haunted by the past, mental illness, crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, self defense, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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