Movies like Doubt

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Doubt (2008)
 7.5
 113K
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, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: clergy, pedophile, nun, guilt, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, boy, gossip, sexual abuse, teachers and students, uncover truth, doubts and hesitations, society, naivete, accusation, student, power struggle, wine, singing, gift, tolerance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and melancholic films with plots about mentor, storytelling, redemption, runaway, life is a bitch, society and dialogue mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Doubt: The Master (2012), Agnes of God (1985), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), Proof (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 129K
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, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drifter, right hand man, religious cult, cult leader, book, alcoholic, belief, wisdom of life, under the surface, power relations, family relations, leader ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, alabama, pennsylvania, england, california
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100%
 6.6
 6K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
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, talky, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hypnosis, nun, psychiatrist, court, mother superior, convent, trial, novice, mystery, investigation, murder, female killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, israel
⇓ 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, rough, brutal, suspense, depressing ...
Plot: convent, sexual harassment, nun, sin, life is a bitch, punishment, human spirit, sexual abuse, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: orphan, pedophilia, sexual abuse, whistleblower, masturbation, hypocrisy, insubordination, social worker, clergy, sexual perversion, orphanage, catholic priest ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.8
 41K
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, student, paranoia, university, manic, parents and children, strong female lead, insanity, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 127K
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: missing person, life is a bitch, family in crisis, small town, poverty, family problems, family relations, social relations, girl, bail, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 99K
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: emotional, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: domestic violence, rape, child abuse, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, social misfits, poverty, fear, aids, physical appearance, parents and children, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 8K
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, best friends, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, sentimental, feel good, serious, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: school, friendship, nun, rabbi, clergy, society, afterlife, youth, religions or cults, friends, family relations, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 7K
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: psychiatrist, horse, obsession, mental illness, introspection, atrocity, teenage life, religion, power relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: epic, disturbing, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, punishment, child abuse, physical appearance, death, children, fear, humiliation, suicide, oppression, village, abuse ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 80K
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: realistic, talky, touching, rough, psychological ...
Plot: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, cocaine, coach, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, hopes, life is a bitch, miraculous event, crimes, alcohol abuse, society, clergy, mother daughter relationship, salvation, saint ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.3
 237K
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, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, pedophile, life turned upside down, injustice, small town life, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, human nature, parents and children, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 46K
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, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, orphan, family secret, anti semitism, convent, nazism, self discovery, haunted by the past, religions or cults, life turned upside down, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, hopes, human nature, society, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, sexual abuse, homosexual, life is a bitch, teenage life, youth, haunted by the past, gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, coming of age, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: talky, emotional, dark humor, serious, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, humiliation, family secret, poet, death in the family, incestuous relationship, drinking problem, grief, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, injustice, disfigurement, teacher, social misfits, false accusation, physical appearance, teaching the ways of the world, secret, mysterious character, suspicion, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, investigation, mental illness, doctors and patients, journalism, power relations, losing-it hero, uncover truth, insanity, psychiatrist, serial killer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, mount fuji, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 162K
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: realistic, emotional, bleak, talky, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, girlfriend, drug lord, guilt, betrayal, rage, teacher, regret, interrogation, organized crime, gay slur, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, sexual abuse, coming out, school, friendship, youth, clergy, gays and lesbians, teenage life, friends, rebellion, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 69K
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, touching ...
Plot: teachers and students, suicide, teacher, social decay, social problems, life is a bitch, human relationship, unhappy, dedicated educator, society, high school life, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.0
 85K
The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, clergy, church, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, vatican, seminary, power relations, supernatural ability, exorcism, catholicism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Traitorous Prince (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, police investigation, crimes, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, police detective, parent getting married, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 26K
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: clever, mind bending, touching, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, haunted by the past, police investigation, small town, investigation, mystery, crime, tombs and skeletons, latinos, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 103
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: gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: celibacy, false accusation, prostitute, clergy, religions or cults, moral dilemma, lifestyle, society, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, parents and children, family life, family problems, missing person, law enforcement, death in the family, single parent, life is a bitch, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 19K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, unemployment, irish, life is a bitch, prejudice, teacher, coming of age, ira, parents and children, rich and poor, injustice, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, usa, europe, new york, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, school, catholic school, society, gender, sexual abuse, gays and lesbians, teachers and students, siblings relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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