Movies like Murder in Texas

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Murder in Texas (1981)
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Murder in Texas (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells of a plastic surgeon who was suspected of causing the death of his first wife, the daughter of a wealthy member of Houston society. The doctor then marries his mistress, whom he had been keeping during his marriage. His former father-in-law, convinced that his daughter was murdered, determines to see the doctor punished.
Plot: plastic surgeon, prison, obsession, womanizer, sociopath, doctor, self destructing, threat, horse riding, murder, car accident, cigarette smoking, wealthy family, plastic surgery, day of the dead, playing piano, autopsy, syringe, pastry, heiress, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, home movie, media circus, poisoning ...
Place: texas, houston texas

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Most similar movies to Murder in Texas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about murder, husband wife relationship, couples, family relations, crimes, prison and infidelity mostly in Drama and Western genres. Some movies like Murder in Texas: Fools (1970), A Killing in a Small Town (1990), Jewel (2001), The Betsy (1978), Between Two Women (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fools (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A horror-movie actor falls in love with the unhappily married young wife of an attorney.
Plot: actor, love triangle, starting over, murder, extramarital affair, jealousy
Place: san francisco
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95%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, manipulation, crimes of passion, couples, love affair, vengeance, uncover truth, small town life, dangerous attraction, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
 313
Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family life, family problems, society, social relations, couples, couple relations, small town, pregnancy, small town life, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1960s, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Hollywood star (Fawcett), fed up with her husband's cheating, hires a private investigator to tail him. Emotional support is offered by her two friends - a soul singer (Givens) and a famous director's wife (Gilbert)
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: hollywood, private detective, showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, best friends, womanizer, aging, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Betsy (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An auto-dynasty family experiences scandal, adultery, incest and power struggles in a juicy adaptation of Harold Robbins's best-selling novel. Ruthless patriarch Loren (Laurence Olivier) hires racecar driver Angelo (Tommy Lee Jones) to build a ...
Style: contemplative, touching, sexual, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, manipulations, intrigue, ambition, manipulation, parents and children, family business, family life, vengeance, destructive relationship, relationship vs career, love affair ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1936, 70s, 1920s
Place: detroit, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Between Two Women (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When shy school teacher Val and Harry, the son of an aged opera singer, get married, Val quickly discovers that Harry's mother, Barbara, is not very happy with their union. In fact, Barbara tries to separate the couple. But, when Barbara ...
Plot: stroke, terminal illness, mother, husband wife relationship, family disapproval, marital problem, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Lifeguard (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rick is a Los Angeles County lifeguard who is in his thirties. At his 15-year high school reunion, he sees his old girlfriend who is now a divorced mother. After falling in love with her, Rick considers changing his career and lifestyle.
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, psychological
Plot: lifeguard, beach, high school reunion, statutory rape, midlife crisis, introspection, reunion, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, road not taken, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: los angeles, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Off the Map (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An 11-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries and comes to terms with love and loss.
Style: touching, sincere, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Plot: depression, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, youth, love and romance, family problems, family in crisis, desert, childhood, coming of age, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa, boston, san diego california, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Someone I Touched (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A woman learns that her husband has been unfaithful and that he has acquired a venereal disease. Then she learns that, after years of trying, she is finally pregnant
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, extramarital affair, dishonesty, unfulfillment, love triangle, couples, syphilis, sexually transmitted disease, writers, tv set, moustache ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
November Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: parents and children, human spirit, family gatherings, hopes, child illness, cancer, christmas, life is a bitch, halloween, husband wife relationship, family relations, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: politician, murder, revenge, waitress, wrongful conviction, murder for hire, death row, male female relationship, jealousy, prison, hospital, execution ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Face to Die For (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.
Style: slasher
Plot: plastic surgery, prison, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Conagher (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, cowboy, family relations, couples, tough heroes, cons and scams, romance, love and romance, gang, crimes, heroes, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 640
Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dirty corrections officer gets involved in a murder plot involving one of the inmates.
Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, murder, cons and scams, escape, crimes, unlikely partners, confined, crime, prison life, militant, stoners, revolutionary ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, police officer, crimes, couple relations, murder suspect, deadly, disappearance, husband wife relationship, funeral, couples, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Conviction of Kitty Dodds (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused woman escapes from prison, is recaptured, and sent back then tries to get her sentence reduced. Based on a true story.
Plot: prison, child abuse, women's prison, murder, marital abuse, prison escape, alcohol abuse
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Plastic Man (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seemingly happily married, successful plastic surgeon embarks on a torrid affair with tragic consequences for his marriage and those close to him.
Plot: family relations, affair, plastic surgeon, extramarital affair, male female relationship, other woman, marriage, tragedy, infidelity, marital infidelity
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: court, trial, courtroom drama, investigation, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, obsession, murder, courtroom, life is a bitch, true crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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A Death in California (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Story: A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with a psychotic businessman who murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her which leads to a bizarre trial.
Plot: sociopath, socialite, murder, rape, trial, court
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 452
Attica (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A behind the scenes look of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, hostage, rebellion, fighting the system, prison riot, society, law enforcement, state affairs, confined, misfit, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.
Style: sincere, rough, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, obsession, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, family problems, love affair, addiction, life is a bitch, dishonesty, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of attractive cop Laurencia Bembenek, who, in 1982, was sentenced to prison for killing her husband's ex-wife in Milwaukee, WI.
Style: factual
Plot: female killer, police, female police officer, model, murder, policewoman
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Where Are My Children? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based upon a true story, Marg Helgenberger stars as a single mother mysteriously arrested by the FBI and separated from her children, thus beginning a 25-year struggle to be reunited with them.
Plot: corruption, prison, adoption, car accident
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked ...
Plot: family relations, doctor, heart transplant, illness, heart disease, father son relationship, teenager, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.
Plot: torture, small town, held captive, sociopath, husband wife relationship, car breakdown, male underwear, teenage girl, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terrorism, vietnam war veteran ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Double Standard (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of a judge who lives a double life, and stays married to two women for more than 15 years. While one knows nothing of the other, his second wife doesn't care that he is married already as long as he comes home to her as well. ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, sexy
Plot: unfulfillment, injustice, couples, love triangle, infidelity, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, life is a bitch, bigamy, judge, father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, tommy gun, mafia, crimes, rivalry, unlikely criminals, deadly, crime, gangsters, vengeance, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Bike Boy (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Joe Spencer, a member of a motorcycle gang, is taking a shower. After his bout with personal hygiene, Joe encounters Andy Warhol's "superstars," who engage him in conversation. The superstars crack jokes he doesn't understand and ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: bestiality, fashion, gay slur, man in swimsuit, cooking, bald man, mace, male in shower, motorcycle, flowers, palm reading, dressing room ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%