Movies like Dolores Claiborne

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
 7.4
 34K
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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, suspense, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional, dramatic ...
Plot: island, murder, incest, child abuse, maid, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, investigation, abusive husband, abusive father, accident, reporter, bank account, bar, anger, mystery, parents and children, small town, haunted by the past, alcoholic father, lawsuit, depression, suspicion of murder, law enforcement, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, police investigation, investigation, storytelling and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dolores Claiborne: Mystic River (2003), Misery (1990), The Pledge (2001), The Weight of Water (2000), In the Valley of Elah (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.0
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Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, childhood, murder, sexual abuse, innocence lost, loss of child, loss of loved one, vigilantism, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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100%
 7.8
 157K
Misery (1990)
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, loneliness, psychopath, insanity, escape attempt, rage, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 48K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, obsession, drawing, promise, mystery, small town, gas station, track down, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Weight of Water (2000)
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: suspense, sexy, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: incest, investigation, murder, infidelity, island, mystery, axe, hanging, couple relations, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, europe, norway, usa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: investigation, patriotism, disappearance, army investigation, military, murder investigation, police, guilt, torture, innocence lost, war, war crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, bosnia, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 4K
Eyewitness (1981)
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: investigation, murder, janitor, reporter, mystery, espionage, opposites attract, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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, ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, crime, danger, journalist, missing person, uncover truth, serial killer, abuse, partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, newspaper, investigation, missing person, vandalism, uncover truth, sexual abuse, dishonesty, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.0
 13K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, sheriff, snow, dysfunctional family, crime, haunted by the past, crimes, self destructing, abusive father, murder, rage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, estate, mansion, cousin, southern belle, recluse, housekeeper, mental illness, mystery, maid ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1964, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 2K
True Crime (1995)
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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police corruption, amateur detective, female detective, child murder, mystery, psychopath, danger, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 419
Skeletons (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay lover with the blade of a shovel. Wanting to keep the case ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, clergy, gays and lesbians, journalism, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, deadly, social relations, reverend, morality, heart attack ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 146K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: divorce, legal, lawsuit, lawyer, corruption, murder, crooked lawyer, business ethics, car bomb, scandal, restaurant, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mind game, hidden identity, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, seduction, mystery, amateur detective, sex scandal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, secret, violence, prostitute, mind game, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, doctor, emergency room, medical research, frame up, uncover truth, morgue, british, surgeon, murder, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 864
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, serious, realistic, mind bending, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, couple relations, parents and children, sexual abuse, crime, siblings relations, mystery, family in crisis, haunted by the past, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 7K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, memory loss, amnesia, hospital, car accident, plastic surgery, murder, mystery, neo-noir, coma ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 8.2
 255K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, bleak, cynical, clever ...
Plot: private detective, incest, investigation, murder, rape, neo noir, high society, corruption, surveillance, mystery, chinatown, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: island, murder, estate, crimes, danger, confined, crime, isolation, master and servant, haunted by the past, death, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family in crisis, homicide detective, drug addiction, estranged son, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 24K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, amnesia, murder, neo noir, private detective, nightmare, mystery, investigation, reincarnation, romance, dealer, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 20K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police investigation, gory, crime, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 225K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, kidnapping, life is a bitch, victim, secret, tragic event, disappearance, death, private detective, morality, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 3K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: autism, murder, mystery, investigation, doctors and patients, double murder, haunted by the past, psychopath, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 36K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, beating, drug overdose, police shootout, drug addict, crime, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: tense, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: dealing with death, small town, uncover truth, interrogation, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, couple relations, small town life, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Consenting Adults (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, false accusation, betrayal, doctor, race against time, frame up, protagonist as suspect, suburbs, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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