Movies and TV shows like A Death in California

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A Death in California (1985)
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A Death in California (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with a psychotic businessman who murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her which leads to a bizarre trial.
Plot: rape, trial, sociopath, murder, socialite
Place: beverly hills

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Most similar movies to A Death in California

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about murder, rape, family relations, society, investigation, husband wife relationship and betrayal mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Death in California: Murder in Texas (1981), National Treasure (2016), 37 (2016), Only God Can Judge Me (2005), The Letter (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sociopathic socialite plots her father's murder.
Plot: true crime, socialite, sociopath, bad mother
Place: new york
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Murder in Texas (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress, whom he had been keeping during his ...
Plot: plastic surgeon, man in underwear, briefs, man wrapped in a towel, self destructing, wealthy family, day of the dead, man in swimsuit, heiress, man wearing towel, gazebo, oil well ...
Place: texas, houston texas
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61%
National Treasure (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Paul Finchley is a bona fide "national treasure", one half of a popular, long-running comedy double act. The famous comedian's world is thrown into chaos when he is accused of historic sexual abuse.
Style: twist ending
Plot: trial, comedian, sexual assault, family relations, actor, rape accusation, bad guy wins, investigation, father daughter relationship, accomplice, husband wife relationship, rape ...
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37 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a March night in 1964, 37 neighbors in Queens, New York, witness the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them takes action or calls the police. 37 tells the story of a few of these people and what led up to the night when they unexplainably ...
Plot: murder, rape, loss of innocence, racism, indifference, apathy, female director, witness
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Only God Can Judge Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Film from Tody Walker
Plot: courtroom, jury, redemption, trial, prison, murder
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51%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: murder, blackmail, infidelity, deception, marriage, trial
Place: malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Clouds of Witness (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up to Lord Peter and his faithful man Bunter to untangle all the clues and the contradicting testimony of a cloud of witnesses to save ...
Style: talky, witty, suspenseful, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, investigation, who done it, society, crime, deadly, estate, crimes, mystery, detective inspector, aristocrat ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of attractive cop Laurencia Bembenek, who, in 1982, was sentenced to prison for killing her husband's ex-wife in Milwaukee, WI.
Style: factual
Plot: murder, policewoman, model, female killer
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 309 min.
Story: A personal portrait of one of the most controversial men of this century and the turbulent times in which he lived. An entire era, including the fight for civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American entry into Vietnam, and the eventual ...
Plot: kennedy family, politics, u.s. president, campaign, president, usa politics
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Watch Over Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Watch Over Me is an American Television series that debuted on December 6, 2006 on the television network MyNetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 66 episodes to air weekdays. The limited-run serial is an adaptation of Argentine series ...
Plot: pharmaceutical company, forbidden love, betrayal, seduction, corruption, millionaire, father daughter relationship, murder, virus
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Breaking Point (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 10 min.
Story: BREAKING POINT follows a group of friends dealing with dreams, triumphs, and heartaches as day-to-day transitions and setbacks threaten their relationships and livelihoods.
Plot: friendship, murder, lie, sex, love, gay, divorce, deception, seduction, lesbian
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43%
The Women of Brewster Place (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: racism, friendship, adventure, hopes, life is a bitch, youth, coming of age, society, strong female presence, friends, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
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43%
Games People Play (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Three ambitious women navigate the highly competitive world of professional sports.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: basketball, gambling, marriage, murder, police, college, game, money, infidelity, investigation, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles
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Game of Silence (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A successful Atlanta attorney's long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they'd buried resurfaces, the brotherhood bands together to right the wrongs of their shared past - a journey ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: friendship between men, lawyer, male friendship, revenge, conspiracy, organized crime, secret, murder, childhood friends, abuse, childhood friend
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42%
Echoes in the Darkness (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Based on the true life story that took place in the 1970s, this movie follows the murder of Susan Reinert and her two children in Upper Merion Township in Pennsylvania, a case that lasted seven years
Plot: dead woman, dead body in car trunk, storm, naked dead woman, murder, off screen murder, heart attack, true crime, child murder, murder of family
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Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The lives and trials of the staff and civilian residents of a US naval base.
Plot: military, father daughter relationship, aviation, navy, u.s. navy, commander, patriarch, army life, murder, soap
Time: 80s
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Love Me Strangely (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the ...
Plot: murder, driven mad, sexual relations, french giallo, prostitute, husband wife relationship, police, wife husband relationship
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38%
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Silent Witness (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.
Plot: rape, fear, family conflict, family relations, gang rape, husband wife relationship, rape victim, courtroom, female nudity, trial, witness, secret ...
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Pacific Palisades (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Pacific Palisades is an American soap opera that aired on Fox during prime time from April to July 1997. Produced by Aaron Spelling, the show was cancelled after just thirteen episodes despite a last-minute attempt to increase ratings by casting ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, social differences, manipulation, couples, social relations, dishonesty, society, manipulations, love and romance, building collapse, plastic surgery, sex game ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Our Boys (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, leading to the retaliatory killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir and a conflict that forever changes the lives of Jews and Arabs alike.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, terrorism, who done it, evidence, crimes, law enforcement, interrogation, parents and children, multiple suspects, haunted by the past
Time: 2010s, contemporary
Place: jerusalem
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POSE (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.
Style: inspirational, atmospheric, light, sexy, cynical
Plot: lgbt, desire for fame, success, socialite, show, showgirl, female impersonator, culture, ambitious, costume ball, lgbtq, transsexual ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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A.D. The Bible Continues (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A.D.: The Bible Continues is a television miniseries, based on the Bible, and a sequel to the 2013 miniseries. It is produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, and Richard Bedser.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: escapades, society, hopes, human nature, heroes, religions or cults, religion
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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Teresa Raquin (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 173 min.
Story: In order to be together, lovers Therese and Laurent plot to kill Therese's husband, Camille, but find themselves haunted by their deeds and Madame Raquin's silent judgment.
Plot: destiny, murder, adultery
Place: paris france
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The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: The Ice Creams is based on the bestselling book by Dorothy Koomson about two girls who, one brief summer, find themselves involved with an abusive, controlling man. The situation spirals out of control and they are trial for his murder; ultimately ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, murder mystery, woman
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Art of More (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A working-class social climber finagles his way into the world of New York City auction houses by using the smuggling skills he learned as a soldier in Iraq.
Plot: mentor, smuggling, art collector, greed, desperation, betrayal, criminal, money, organized crime, forgery, antiquity, art ...
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Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: rape, court, teenager, murder, rape accusation
Place: canada
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33%
Family of Spies (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Fact based story of John A. Walker, Jr., a Navy Chief Warrant Officer with access to top secret cryptographic communications. As a result of mounting debts, he sold secrets to the Soviets in 1967, a practice that he continued thereafter. He further ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, espionage, state affairs, buddies, heroes, political unrest, couple relations, political conspiracy, secret agents, government agency, head of state, special agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, washington d.c.
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Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Alex Haley's novel about a black matriarch in the early 20th century, this dramatic miniseries spotlights the struggle for social change. Cicely Tyson stars as Mama Flora, a woman determined to free her children from the bonds of ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, epic, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, society, state affairs, couple relations, suburban life, discrimination, family business, working class, suburbs ...
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The Barchester Chronicles (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 385 min.
Story: When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cosy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report.
Plot: cathedral, cello, church of england, henpecked husband, bishop
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The Dwelling Place (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adaptation of Catherine Cookson's novel. Set in the 1830s, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for her younger ...
Plot: rape, pregnancy, aristocrat, baby, pregnant from rape, grandfather, drunken man, pregnant, period piece, pregnant woman
Time: 19th century, 1830s, victorian era
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