Movies like Lone Star

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Lone Star (1996)
 7.4
 28K
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: twists and turns, tense, sincere, touching, realistic, witty, thought provoking, clever, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, intrigue, small town life, dishonesty, generation gap, uncover truth, father son relationship, greed, police corruption, small town, tombs and skeletons, childhood sweetheart, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, southern usa, new jersey, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, mystery, police investigation, investigation and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lone Star: Interstate 84 (2000), Silver City (2004), City of Hope (1991), Flesh and Bone (1993), Awakened (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
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Interstate 84 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a body is found floating in an upstate New York river, hard-drinking cop Joe Weldon is left with few clues. After uncovering the man's identity - an enigmatic simpleton named Hap - Weldon is led to the crooked hustler who took advantage of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, life is a bitch, introspection, murder, uncover truth, small town life, law enforcement, misfit, crimes, alcohol abuse, redemption, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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95%
 6.0
 4K
Silver City (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.
Style: suspenseful, clever, thought provoking, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, politics, campaign, political corruption, murder mystery, political intrigue, dishonesty, society, love affair, immigrants, election ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 2K
City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo ...
Style: clever, rough, sincere, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: city life, political corruption, racism, drug abuse, politics, dishonesty, social decay, human nature, americana, police corruption, urban, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Flesh and Bone (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, small town, gambling, crimes, crime, uncover truth, parents and children, love affair, haunted by the past, love and romance, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, parents and children, small town life, small town, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 1K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, mormon, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.0
 15K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, snow, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, halloween, arson, machismo, abusive father, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Style: thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police chief, chief of police, small town, racism, crime, prejudice, culture clash, police investigation, racial slur, racist, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.1
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, loss of child, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, loss of son, dealing with death, crimes, law enforcement, interrogation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.8
 401
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, price of justice, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, society, redemption, crimes, injustice, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, intense, twists and turns, emotional, talky ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, homicide detective, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, father son relationship, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 553
The Dark Wind (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Indian police officer is mixed up in murder and drug smuggling on the reservation.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, desert, native american, native american reservation, drug smuggling, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, racism, society, dishonesty, special agents, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Kissed by Winter (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but finds it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell ...
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, amateur detective, intrigue, uncover truth, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, who done it, female director, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 11K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crime, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
 6K
Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, family relations, danger, crimes, human nature, parents and children, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, fighting the system, politics, mystery, investigation, small town, gender bending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, neo noir, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, crimes, intrigue, mastermind, theft, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, ku klux klan, murder, sheriff, small town, violence, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
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Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Robber Bride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, danger, crimes, friendship, deadly, dishonesty, police, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Sunshine State (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
Style: dark humor, sincere, touching, witty, realistic ...
Plot: small town, architect, fighting the system, rebellion, social differences, americana, love affair, haunted by the past, childhood sweetheart, old love, social relations, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, puerto rico, bolivia, peru ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 5K
The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Isle Of Man
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, lobbyist, state affairs, hypocrisy, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, husband wife relationship, bartender ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, assassination, mystery, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 8K
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, working class, investigation, love triangle, small town, factory, mystery, deadly, society, workplace romance, police detective, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.4
 228
Strange Fruit (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, murder, small town, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, society, rebellion, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 264
The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, friendship, murder, crimes, dishonesty, lifestyle, deadly, law enforcement, society, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, dealing with death, law enforcement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%