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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA, Sweden, Norway
158 min.
 7.8
Se7en
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
127 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Dolores Claiborne

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, interesting and psychological films with plots about storytelling, police investigation, murder, secrets, dialogue, crimes and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Dolores Claiborne: Mystic River (2003), Jennifer 8 (1992), True Crime (1999), The Pledge (2001), The Minus Man (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mystic River
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: bleak, emotional, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, child abuse, vengeance, sexual abuse, guilt, vigilantism, investigation, childhood, innocence lost, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, surprise ending ...
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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, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, serial killer, rape, crime, hacking, sexual abuse, corruption, journalism, murder, vengeance, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
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    User:   85%
 
 6.6
 28K
True Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, talky, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crime, death penalty, death row, murder, lawyer, prison, journalism, police investigation, death, race against time, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
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 6.8
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The Pledge
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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 Dürrenmatt.
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The Minus Man
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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, serious, offbeat ...
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    User:   71%
 
The Weight of Water
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Country: USA, Canada, France
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    User:   58%
 
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Deceiver
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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, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   61%
 
 6.2
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Blink
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Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
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System:   68%
    User:   75%
 
 6.7
 13K
The Dead Girl
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Country: USA
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Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   78%
 
 7.7
 152K
Primal Fear
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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 ...
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    User:   78%
 
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Gone Baby Gone
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Style: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, private detective, conspiracy, crime, murder, mystery, police, violence, corruption, morality, moral ambiguity ...
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Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
In the Electric Mist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, serial killer, crime, murder mystery, investigation, special agents, corruption, justice, adaptation, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
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    User:   75%
 
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The Deep End
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crime, gay, neo noir, death, violence, parents and children, redemption, police investigation, twists & turns, family drama, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   54%
 
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 47K
True Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, captivating, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: prison, journalism, murder, death, uncover truth, twists & turns, mystery, corruption, investigation, police investigation, plot twist, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   68%
 
 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:   62%
    User:   55%
 
 7.2
 38K
Marnie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Marnie is a beautiful kleptomaniac who is in love with businessman Mark Rutland. Marnie who is a compulsive thief is being watched by her new boss Mark who suspects her of stealing from him and thus decides to blackmail her in the most unusual way. ...
Style: psychological, talky, clever, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, mystery, psychology, romance, chase, sexual abuse, murder, honeymoon, suicide attempt, horse, marriage, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey ...
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System:   62%
    User:   64%
 
City by the Sea
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, crime, police investigation, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family drama, redemption, father-son relationship, family in crisis, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   72%
 
Extreme Measures
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, tense, suspense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, murder, conspiracy, death, homeless, doctors, uncover truth, secrets, doctors and patients, chase, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   74%
 
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 5.6
 20K
Horsemen
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, psychological, scary, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, revenge, torture, death, single father, plot twist, murder mystery, crime, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery, crime, revenge, prison, police, rape, investigation, manipulation, neo noir, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   68%
 
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:   61%
    User:   59%
 
 6.6
 57K
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.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
A Walk Among the Tombstones
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, bleak, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, crime, private detective, murder, kidnapping, violence, revenge, serial killer, redemption, mentor, torture, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   50%
 

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Michael Clayton
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, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, corruption, murder, guilt, storytelling, business, surveillance, dedicated lawyer, mental illness, lawsuit, greed, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city
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System:   61%
    User:   62%
 
American Gigolo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins ...
Style: serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, crime, redemption, stylish, prostitution, loneliness, police investigation, investigation, guilt, prostitute, murder mystery, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
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System:   61%
    User:   50%
 
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