Movies like Heavenly Creatures

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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
 7.3
 59K
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, emotional, realistic, enigmatic, atmospheric, intense, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, lesbian romance, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, murderous pair, love, passion, crimes, crime, lesbian sex, best friends, tragic event, friends, unlikely criminals, partners in crime, destructive relationship, student, family relations, divorce, tennis, professor, diary ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1953
Place: new zealand, australia

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Most similar movies to Heavenly Creatures

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and disturbing films with plots about storytelling, pornography, murder, mentor, runaway, brutality and obsession mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Heavenly Creatures: Girl, Interrupted (1999), Monster (2003), Notes on a Scandal (2006), Dance with a Stranger (1985), Bully (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, mentally unstable, borderline personality disorder, friendship, coming of age, patient, female protagonist, nurse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, rape, misanthrope, death sentence, female criminal, destructive relationship, tragic love, homeless, murder, death penalty ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, miami, ohio
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100%
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, teacher, adultery, teachers and students, blackmail, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, extramarital affair, older woman younger man sex, dangerous attraction, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
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100%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, death sentence, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), single mother, true crime, female criminal, nightclub, capital punishment, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, nihilism, teenage sex, teenage rape, rivalry, violent, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, youth, sexual tension, friendship, student life, mental illness, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, gay ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, asthma, lesbian relationship, school, girls' boarding school, teachers and students, lesbian interest, asthma attack, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: sincere, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, crimes, human nature, fame, gossip and rumors, obsessive quest, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
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22%
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Fun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bonnie and Hillary are two young lost souls who meet one day and discover that they get along. They talk about their lives and run around and and keep getting really excited. Their day escalates into an eruption of violence and rage that can only be ...
Style: tense, contemplative, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, friendship, violence, unlikely criminals, confined, murderous pair, crimes, strong female presence, destructive relationship, teenage life, prison life, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, false accusation, professor, reporter, death row, who done it, investigation, suicide, murder, activist, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, new york, austin texas, spain ...
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Where the Truth Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, tricky, disturbing ...
Plot: sexualized violence, murder, investigation, extramarital affair, mystery, sex party, crimes, lesbian cunnilingus, entertainer, journalist, obsession, murder mystery ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1972
Place: new jersey, los angeles, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, neo noir, police investigation, murderous pair, loneliness, femme fatale, attempted murder, obsession, seduction, cons and scams, sexual attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, crimes, youth, society, criminal heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, death, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003, year 1999
Place: california, usa, palm springs california, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, rape, gender, lesbian, hidden identity, tragic love, gay slur, gender bending, lesbianism, sexuality, friendship, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friends, gays and lesbians, gay, addiction, drug abuse, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, society, hallucination, friendship between men, party, police ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, indiana, manhattan new york city, dallas texas ...
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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: realistic, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, amsterdam, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, family relations, crime family, psychopath, hidden identity, merciless ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1976 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, macabre, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Apt Pupil (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holocaust, war criminal, nazism, crimes, human nature, disorder, high school, teenage life, hidden identity, dishonesty, obsession, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), strangulation, family relations, juvenile delinquency, police, woman strangled to death, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, hollywood, tv show, filmmaking, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, crumbling marriage, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
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20%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, delusion, family problems, family relations, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, parents and children, mental illness, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Honeymoon Killers (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martha Beck, an obese nurse who is desperately lonely, joins a "correspondence club" and finds a romantic pen pal in Ray Fernandez. Martha falls hard for Ray, and is intent on sticking with him even when she discovers he's a con man ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, stylized, rough, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, neo noir, honeymoon, nurse, con artists, crimes, crime, deadly, murderous pair, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, alabama, new jersey, missouri, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, based on true events, brutal, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, crime, gang, twins, violence, stylish, mental illness, organized crime, brother brother relationship, mafia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 2000 ...
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
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Lady Vengeance (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, torture, child killer, women's prison, ex convict, crimes, crime, parents and children, heroine, redemption, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia, seoul, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, stalking, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, police detective, rapist, deadly, danger, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, mississippi, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, cerebral, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, hallucination, mental illness, dancer's life, psychology, surrealism, paranoia, insanity, dark fantasy, showbiz, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, investigation, youth, parents and children, pedophile, bullying, child rape, family in crisis, manipulation, teenage life, internet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, st. louis missouri, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, neo noir, hallucination, obsession, hollywood, dreams, surrealism, strong sexual content, lesbianism, alternate reality, cowboy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, sexy, disturbing, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, family relations, infidelity, adultery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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