Movies like Dolores Claiborne

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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Dolores Claiborne
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a witness who can place her at the scene of the crime. Things look bad for Dolores when her daughter Selena, a successful Manhattan magazine writer, returns to cover the story.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, disturbing, gloomy, serious, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: murder, mystery, child abuse, investigation, dysfunctional family, small town, island, sexual abuse, maid, parents and children, domestic violence, secrets, father daughter relationship, haunted by the past, murder mystery, adaptation, book, family drama, sexualized violence, storytelling, guilt, police investigation, women, death, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, police investigation, twists & turns, storytelling, runaway and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dolores Claiborne: Mystic River (2003), Jennifer 8 (1992), Misery (1990), Extreme Measures (1996), Shattered (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mystic River
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Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
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Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
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Jennifer 8
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
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Misery
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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    User:   73%
 
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Style: bleak, surprise ending, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Country: USA
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True Story
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, journalism, murder, death, uncover truth, twists & turns, mystery, corruption, investigation, police investigation, plot twist, courtroom ...
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True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: california
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System:   67%
    User:   63%
 
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The Weight of Water
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: sexy, psychological, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: 90s, 19th century, 2000s, 1870s
Place: europe, new hampshire, norway, usa, san francisco ...
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System:   67%
    User:   57%
 
The Minus Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, clever, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol, death, dangerous attraction, psychology, dialogue, psychopath, violent, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vancouver british columbia canada, oregon
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System:   67%
    User:   58%
 
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nine years on, another Morley child has gone missing on her way home from school. Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson is forced to remember the very similar disappearance of Clare Kemplay, who was found dead in 1974, and the subsequent ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, serious, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, police corruption, corruption, torture, brutality, violence, investigation, police investigation, organized crime, missing child ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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System:   66%
    User:   55%
 
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, interesting, talky ...
Plot: murder, crime, voodoo, culture clash, investigation, small town, gay, lawyer, courtroom, gays and lesbians, book, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, insanity, guilt, greed, vengeance, blood, murder mystery, twists & turns, haunted by the past, small town, estate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1920s, year 1964
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
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Eyewitness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, murder mystery, love affair, secrets, police investigation, crime, pornography, love story, runaway, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, vietnam, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   68%
 
 7.7
 155K
Primal Fear
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: clever, talky, psychological, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: crime, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, mental illness, court, courtroom, psychiatrist, manipulation, insanity, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   64%
    User:   60%
 
 6.4
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Cop
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, mystery, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, violence, psychopath, blood, master criminal, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
The General's Daughter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, military, investigation, betrayal, crime, conspiracy, mystery, rape, corruption, violence, reluctant partners, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
La Cérémonie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, tense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: vengeance, family, murder, secrets, brutality, friendship, village, manipulation, obsession, crime, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, los angeles, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   74%
 

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Kiss the Girls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, chase, murder, missing person, police, interracial romance, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
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System:   63%
    User:   67%
 
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police corruption, investigation, murder, mystery, torture, neo noir, corruption, police investigation, political corruption, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, scotland, yorkshire
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System:   62%
    User:   60%
 
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