Movies like Doubt

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Doubt (2008)
 7.5
 125K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak, depressing, realistic, clever, contemplative, twists and turns ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, guilt, nun, pedophilia, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip, sexual abuse, teachers and students, uncover truth, doubts and hesitations, society, naivete, accusation, student, power struggle, boy, compassion, janitor, tolerance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city

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Most similar movies to Doubt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, dramatic and visually appealing films with plots about storytelling, redemption, society, mentor, loneliness, drinking and drinking alcohol mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Doubt: The Master (2012), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Agnes of God (1985), Proof (2005), Ironweed (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 162K
The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, intellectual, atmospheric, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, belief, cult leader, psychiatry, guru, religious cult, society, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, wisdom of life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, post world war two, future ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, philadelphia, pennsylvania, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, sexual abuse, violence against women, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 7K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, trial, murder, hypnosis, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: montreal, montreal quebec, canada, quebec, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 44K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, science, prodigy, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, campus, student, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 9K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, rich and poor, parents and children, human nature, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 139K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, down on your luck, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 57K
Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: meditative, bleak, captivating, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, human nature, small town life, social relations, goodhearted, small town, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 8K
Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, zoophilia, male nudity, power relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 86K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, basketball, liberal, student, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, family secret, domestic violence, death, torture, innocence, cruelty, priest, doctor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
 300K
The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, psychological, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, pedophile, injustice, life turned upside down, small town life, gossip and rumors, society, social relations, family relations, teacher, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 110
Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, lifestyle, clergy, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, dishonesty, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 80K
Detachment (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, bleak, serious, depressing ...
Plot: depression, teachers and students, teacher, suicide, classroom, unhappy, social problems, social decay, human relationship, dedicated educator, life is a bitch, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 11K
Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, investigation, doctors and patients, journalism, losing-it hero, power relations, uncover truth, insanity, psychiatrist, stripper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mount fuji, japan, africa, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 55K
Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, family secret, anti semitism, orphan, faith, uncover truth, jewish, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 108K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: bleak, rough, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, poverty, rape, child abuse, illiteracy, fat girl, dysfunctional family, social misfits, sexual abuse, parents and children, abusive mother, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 68K
Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: banned film, cynical, disturbing, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: pedophilia, loneliness, rape, pedophile, dark humor, sibling relationship, marriage, therapist, divorce, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 29K
Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, parents and children, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, mexico, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.6
 174K
25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: stock broker, friendship, drug lord, betrayal, 9/11, race against time, organized crime, introspection, regret, rage, russian mafia, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 525
Our Fathers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In the '80s, priests and especially the Father Geoghan arrested for sexual abuse of minors. Cardinal Law, also indicted, and the diocese was aware of the actions of these men of the church and was kept secret for years, until the victims decide ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: church, social decay, courtroom drama, clergy, legal investigation, fighting the system, crimes, society, dishonesty, legal, sexual harassment, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, boston, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 5K
Afterschool (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A prep-school student (Ezra Miller) accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates, then is asked to put together a memorial video.
Style: serious, disturbing, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: kids in trouble, overdose, boarding school, teenage life, social misfits, misfit, drug abuse, youth, life is a bitch, social relations, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: friendship, injustice, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, false accusation, physical appearance, mysterious character, loneliness, intergenerational friendship, disfigurement, suspicion, secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, bus, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, mexico, virginia, latin america, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: intellectual, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, talky ...
Plot: one on one, atheism, suicidal, belief, suffering, society, african american, psychology, christianity, suicide attempt, question, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Stolen Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, family relations, rabbi, school, judaism, faith, religions or cults, youth, clergy, parents and children, catholicism, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Third Miracle (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Vatican sends a priest to verify some miracles, performed by a woman who has been nominated for sainthood...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, bishop, miraculous event, investigation, clergy, society, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, saint, female director, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, runaway, cult, sister sister relationship, cult leader, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, bowling, oil, rivalry, obsession, money, villain, marriage, evil ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: california, usa, pacific ocean, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, missing person, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%