Movies like Five Minutes of Heaven

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Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
 6.6
 13K
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, emotional, intense, serious, suspenseful, talky, clever, macabre, feel good ...
Plot: redemption, reconciliation, murder, memory, haunted by the past, secrets, life is a bitch, acceptance, gangsters, ira, vengeance, tv show, violence, terrorism, guilt, assassination, catastrophe, prison, twists and turns, demon, doctors, psychology, island, loneliness, civil war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2000s, year 1975
Place: ireland, london, europe, northern ireland, australia

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Most similar movies to Five Minutes of Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about brutality, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, murder and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Five Minutes of Heaven: Changing Lanes (2002), A Dry White Season (1989), The Crossing Guard (1995), The Field (1990), Edmond (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 72K
Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: psychological, harsh, realistic, thought provoking, feel good ...
Plot: lawyer, revenge, vengeance, justice, custody battle, corruption, courage, court, destiny, life, psychology, honest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: thought provoking, talky, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, women, courtroom, freedom ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, england, australia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, emotional, suspense, intense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, murder, obsession, hit and run, tragedy, crimes, redemption, vengeance, loss of daughter, justice, crime gone awry, car accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, nebraska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.3
 6K
The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: farmer, village, fight, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, society, small town, tragedy, guilt, death, love ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, boston, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.2
 12K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, intense, stylized ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, murder, midlife crisis, destiny, prostitute, oral sex, redemption, starting over, fortune teller, prison, self control, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.0
 11K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: suspense, touching, emotional, tense, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, dog, crimes, justice, murder, redemption, small town, revenge, brutality, violence, twists and turns, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.6
 25K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: rough, bleak, political, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: ira, irish republican army, civil rights, politics, protest, terrorism, rebellion, ethnic conflict, fighting the system, state affairs, political unrest, society ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century
Place: ireland, california, england, israel, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Felicia's Journey (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: serial killer, food, irish, murder, insanity, loneliness, violence, manipulation, guilt, fantasy world, redemption, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: political, brutal, harsh, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, war, fight, civil war, fighting the system, irish republican army, british empire, irish, terrorism, secret service, treason, political unrest ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 70s, post world war one
Place: ireland, england, northern ireland, london, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 8K
First Snow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: desert, destiny, betrayal, paranoia, manic, character study, psychic power, couples, couple relations, dishonesty, business venture, a vision ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: boston, new mexico, usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.7
 94K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, rough, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, surveillance, aggression, isolation, abuse, prison escape, psychology, violence, degradation, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, talky, intense, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, lethal injection, death row, lawyer, death sentence, justice, love story, courtroom drama, prison life, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, australia, india, taj mahal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 7K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, sexy, thought provoking, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, murder, court, self defense, one against many, flashback, child abuse, insanity, psychiatrist, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: bullying, revenge, vigilante, gang, brutality, crimes, vigilantism, anger, mental illness, twists and turns, vengeance, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, suspense, depressing, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, violence, family relations, violent, brutality, character study, sibling relationship, family bonds, family feud, siblings relations, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, arkansas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.
Style: surreal, psychological, allegory, unusual plot structure, erotic ...
Plot: sex, guilt, rape, male nudity, drug abuse, hitman, crimes, secrets, death, catastrophe, murder, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: factual, brutal, captivating, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ira, irish republican army, crimes, crime gone awry, brutality, snitch, secret agents, state affairs, undercover, gangsters, irish, spy ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, canada, middle east, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.1
 241K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, depressing, tense, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: dog, forbidden love, multiple storylines, machismo, redemption, dog fighting, hitman, siblings relations, multiple perspectives, betrayal, vengeance, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: suspense, intense, tense, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, gangsters, strong female character, murder, investigation, crimes, justice, corruption, drug lord, police, drug dealing, heroin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, intense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, investigation, obsession, dysfunctional family, loss of child, family, lawyer, character study, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: spy, terrorism, betrayal, politics, bomb, murder mystery, police inspector, conspiracy, russian, secret agents, sabotage, undercover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 1880s, 18th century
Place: london, england, scotland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 6K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, road trip, memory, life, family relations, friendship between men, partners, self discovery, parents and children, last will and testament, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, harsh, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: women, trust, lesbian, brutality, psychology, twists and turns, airport, character study, manipulation, paranoid, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 7.1
 17K
A Hijacking (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: bleak, suspense, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: pirate, negotiation, hostage, hijacking, twists and turns, manipulation, secrets, ransom, character study, sailor, confined, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, intense, serious, harsh ...
Plot: war criminal, world war two, investigation, politics, murder, justice, on the run, fighting the system, jewish, nazi, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 90s
Place: france, poland, europe, paris france, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, light, harsh, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, courtroom, alcatraz, lawyer, murder, justice, court, prison escape, legal, escape attempt, courtroom drama, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1938
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 42K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: suspense, psychological, thought provoking, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, crimes, infidelity, deception, seduction, redemption, twists and turns, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, michigan, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 3K
Chronicles (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, journalism, crimes, media, psychopath, obsession, insanity, greed, uncover truth, ambition, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 10K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, father daughter incest, dysfunctional family, child abuse, innocence lost, rape, brother sister relationship, incest rape, father daughter relationship, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 57K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, political, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, soldier, ira, irish republican army, war, terrorism, military, violence, brutality, wartime, chase, riot ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, belfast, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%