Movies like Doubt

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Doubt (2008)
 7.5
 129K
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: suspense, sincere, enigmatic, depressing, bleak, twists and turns, serious, clever, realistic, dark ...
Plot: pedophilia, clergy, pedophile, priest, nun, teacher, guilt, sexual abuse, religion, school, suspicion, life is a bitch, morality, accusation, boy, brutality, gossip, character study, pedophile priest, african american, teachers and students, uncover truth, doubts and hesitations, society, naivete ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, victorian era, 20th century, 1960s
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, thought provoking and psychological films with plots about society, drinking alcohol, redemption, storytelling, mentor, dialogue and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Doubt: The Master (2012), Agnes of God (1985), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), The Man from Earth (2007), Happiness (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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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: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, art house, philosophical ...
Plot: cult, right hand man, drifter, nudity (full frontal - brief), brainwashing, religion, psychiatry, alcoholic, cult leader, religions or cults, belief, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, future, year 1950 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, new york, philadelphia ...
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 6.6
 8K
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, atmospheric, intense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, sexual abuse, religion, mental illness, court, convent, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: israel, quebec, montreal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
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, disturbing, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, sexual harassment, violence against women, human spirit, sin, punishment, evil nun, sexual abuse, mistreatment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, latin america, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man from Earth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.
Style: philosophical, sincere, psychological, serious, talky ...
Plot: philosophy, immortality, religion, professor, hidden identity, atheism, society, christianity, legends and myths, psychology, god or devil, mistaken identity ...
Time: prehistoric times, middle ages, prehistory, contemporary, 21st century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 70K
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: cynical, disturbing, depressing, dark, art house ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, dysfunctional family, loneliness, unhappiness, dark humor, obsession, depression, pedophile, sexual abuse, social satire, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 111K
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: rough, bleak, emotional, depressing, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: rape, domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, illiteracy, poverty, dysfunctional family, social misfits, incest, teacher, parents and children, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 543
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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: church, legal investigation, clergy, courtroom drama, social decay, sexual harassment, legal, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, society, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, usa, france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 13K
Luce (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.
Style: suspense, psychological, thought provoking, non-linear, twists and turns
Plot: foster home, track and field, social problems, marijuana, courage, teenage sex, great depression, trust, drunkenness, politics, pride, teenager ...
Place: middle east, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, children, child abuse, punishment, mystery, physical appearance, death, cruelty, torture, priest, village, family secret ...
Time: year 1914, 1910s, pre world war one, 1920s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 45K
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: emotional, clever, enigmatic, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, paranoia, prodigy, science, insanity, life, character study, university, adaptation, depression, manic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 87K
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: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, addiction, student, ghetto, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, secret ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
 324K
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, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: injustice, false accusation, life turned upside down, pedophile, teacher, child abuse, small town life, father son relationship, social injustice, divorce, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, prostitute, celibacy, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, clergy, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 12K
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, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, psychiatrist, murder, mental illness, investigation, murder mystery, serial killer, obsession, journalism, doctors and patients, losing-it hero ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, japan, usa, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 58K
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, art house, emotional, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: nun, jewish, anti semitism, world war two, faith, family secret, character study, suicide, self discovery, religion, orphan, convent ...
Time: 60s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: poland, eastern europe, europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, inspirational, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, friendship, coming of age, mentor, disfigurement, injustice, loneliness, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, false accusation, mysterious character, family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: thought provoking, talky, intellectual, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: atheism, psychology, suicide attempt, religion, suicidal, atheist, belief, christianity, alone in the world, character study, multiple storylines, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
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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: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspense, cerebral ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: boarding school, kids in trouble, overdose, teenage life, misfit, social misfits, drug abuse, social relations, youth, life is a bitch, voyeurism, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006
Place: connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ 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: atmospheric, talky, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, bus, hotel, redemption, church, iguana, clergy, bishop, priest, self discovery, tour guide, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, usa, virginia, texas, latin america ...
⇓ 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: sexy, thought provoking, twists and turns, feel good, biblical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: religion, investigation, saint, christian, destiny, culture clash, adaptation, corruption, honest, vengeance, beautiful scenery, christianity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, rome italy
⇓ 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, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: judaism, afterlife, friendship, school, coming of age, youth, childhood, catholicism, friendship between boys, faith, mentor, family relations ...
Time: future, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, suspense, disturbing, bleak, epic ...
Plot: oil, greed, character study, ambition, misanthrope, rivalry, rise to the top, money, obsession, father son relationship, sign language, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: california, pacific ocean, usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 11K
The Club (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: suspense, atmospheric, melancholic, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: priest, clergy, child abuse, nun, introspection, isolation, haunted by the past, altar boy, pedophilia, catholic church, tragic event, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, pacific ocean, santiago chile, vatican
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, missing child, family problems, crimes, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, death in the family, father son relationship, sex crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 453K
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, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, murder, childhood, pedophilia, death in the family, investigation, child rape ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 12K
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, touching, melancholic, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, parenthood, honest, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 34K
The Woodsman (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
Style: harsh, disturbing, sincere, rough, sexy ...
Plot: pedophilia, friendship, sexual perversion, starting over, ex convict, police officer, factory worker, suspicion, warden, rejection, anger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
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: disturbing, psychological, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, gay, sexual abuse, homosexual rape, child molestation, pedophilia, male rape, homosexual, coming of age, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, man boy relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1991 ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%