Movies like Doubt

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Doubt (2008)
 7.5
 110K
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: realistic, clever, sincere, serious, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, adaptation directed by original author, dramatic, talky, compassionate ...
Plot: clergy, nun, pedophile, religions or cults, school, boy, guilt, tolerance, janitor, gossip, gift, singing, compassion, wine, teacher, sexual abuse, priest, student, suspicion, power struggle, african american, uncover truth, morality, society, power relations ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 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 serious, realistic, dramatic and talky films with plots about mentor, storytelling, runaway, society, redemption, life is a bitch and culture clash mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Doubt: The Master (2012), Agnes of God (1985), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Stolen Summer (2002), The Boys of St. Vincent (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 125K
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: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: drifter, right hand man, belief, alcoholic, book, cult leader, religious cult, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, under the surface, post war, sexual obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: usa, england, alabama, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: talky, serious, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hypnosis, nun, psychiatrist, court, novice, mother superior, convent, trial, mystery, murder, clergy, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: quebec, montreal quebec, canada, 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, serious, suspense, depressing ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, life is a bitch, irish, clergy, humiliation, religions or cults, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, uplifting, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, school, rabbi, nun, parents and children, suburbs, religions or cults, society, friends, clergy, contests and competitions, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, future, 1930s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, bleak, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, clergy, pedophilia, insubordination, whistleblower, social worker, sexual perversion, masturbation, hypocrisy, teachers and students ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 43K
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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, orphan, convent, family secret, self discovery, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, nazism, haunted by the past, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, mine, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: sexual abuse, boarding school, coming out, school, clergy, gays and lesbians, teenage life, friendship, youth, teenage love, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 8K
The Club (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: nun, child abuse, catholic church, counselor, priest, small town, isolation, clergy, introspection, haunted by the past, society, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.0
 83K
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: church, clergy, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, danger, teachers and students, hospital, apprentice, exorcist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 79K
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, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, basketball, liberal, student, african american, drug abuse, loneliness, friendship, high school, bicycle, prison ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: desert, nun, construction worker, chapel, convent, clergy, friendship, odd couple, homelessness, racism, human spirit, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 7K
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, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, buddies, social misfits, couple relations, mental illness, parents and children, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sandpiper (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A free-spirited artist (Elizabeth Taylor), who lives near California's Big Sur, meets the administrator (Richard Burton) of the parochial school that her young son attends and lures the cleric away from his wife (Eva Marie Saint).
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: school, love, unwed mother, deer, clergy, beach, friendship, infidelity, love triangle, romance, boarding school, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 98K
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, emotional, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: domestic violence, rape, social misfits, parents and children, dysfunctional family, physical appearance, abusive mother, child abuse, sexual abuse, fear, poverty, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 98
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, clergy, small town, moral dilemma, redemption, religions or cults, dishonesty, cons and scams, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 40K
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: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prodigy, mental illness, science, paranoia, mathematics, notebook, collision, grief, illness, sex, love, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa, wisconsin, chicago illinois, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, talky, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mental illness, horse, obsession, doctors and patients, teenage life, hopes, love and romance, power relations, mentally unstable, introspection, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 25K
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, serious, twists and turns, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, police investigation, murder, investigation, small town, mystery, haunted by the past, crime, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.7
 160K
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: talky, realistic, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, drug lord, race against time, drug dealing, girlfriend, betrayal, 9/11, stock broker, dream, nightclub, widower, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, suspicion, love, injustice, boarding school, teacher, disfigurement, island, social misfits, physical appearance, accident, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Cry in the Dark (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, trial, false accusation, injustice, dedicated lawyer, legal action, investigation, murder, grief, jail, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 958
Absolution (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: boarding school, prank, murder, clergy, crime, gory, school, investigation, mind game, small town, boarding school life, missing person ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mental illness, investigation, journalism, journalist, uncover truth, wrongfully committed, society, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, africa, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, parents and children, missing person, family problems, gays and lesbians, single parent, dealing with death, sexual abuse, death in the family, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, boarding school, school, catholic school, celibacy, college, clergy, discipline, gays and lesbians, teachers and students, boarding school life, college life ...
Time: 70s, 1950s
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, death in the family, family secret, poet, humiliation, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sexual, serious, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: church, hotel, mental illness, clergy, bus, priest, bus driver, minister, spinster, guide, tourist, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, tennessee, virginia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: bishop, investigation, clergy, alcohol abuse, miraculous event, crimes, hopes, society, life is a bitch, cardinal the priest, salvation, german army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 10K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, cancer, terminal illness, small town, parents and children, death of parent, homecoming, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 123K
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, bleak, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: missing person, small town, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family in crisis, poverty, family problems, family relations, family life, social relations, neo noir, bail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%