Movies like Hitting Home

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Hitting Home (1988)
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Hitting Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Canadian businesswoman Dinah Middleton's is devastated when her teenage son, Alex, is killed by a hit-and-run driver. When the police fail to turn up any suspects, she turns private detective to track the killer down. She traces the murderer to New York, only to discover that the crime is not covered by the extradition treaty between Canada and the US. She becomes obsessed with bringing the criminal to justice.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, hit and run, crimes, vengeance, life is a bitch, deadly, rivalry, erotica, criminal, businessman, journalist, train, hospital, computer, telephone, courtroom, ambulance, skateboarding, graffiti, singing, skateboarder, united states of america, tragedy, taxi, city ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, new york, usa, montreal, montreal quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, apology, cigarette smoking, rivalry and telephone call mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Hitting Home: The Crossing Guard (1995), Ticket to Heaven (1981), The Nest (2020), In Her Defense (1999), Blue Smoke (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: hit and run, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, hopes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: sleep deprivation, cult, mind control, brainwashing, religious cult, clergy, cons and scams, human nature, kidnapping, innocence lost, breakup, religions or cults ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, toronto ontario canada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Nest (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rory is an ambitious entrepreneur who brings his American wife and kids to his native country, England, to explore new business opportunities. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban surroundings, the family is plunged into ...
Style: realistic, suspense, thought provoking, talky, cynical ...
Plot: family life, husband wife conflict, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, american abroad, new house, brother sister relationship, money, family relations, father son relationship, hidden money, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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In Her Defense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In Her Defense is a 1998 thriller directed by Sidney J. Furie. Lawyer Andrew Garfield begins having an affair with a deaf woman, played by Marlee Matlin, when one day her husband catches them. Andrew Garfield then kills him. From then on in the ...
Style: sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: murder, infidelity, couples, power relations, dedicated lawyer, legal action, mute or deaf, deadly, romance, legal, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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Blue Smoke (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After witnessing an uncontrollable blaze burn her family's pizzeria to the ground when she was just 11 old, it's no wonder that Reena decides to become an arson investigator. Now, years later, she decides to visit the old neighborhood, ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: psychopath, fire, female protagonist, danger, obsession, mind game, crimes, romance, rivalry, deadly, couples, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Handyman (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: One of Canada's talented directors, actress Micheline Lanctot expresses an effective, engaging approach in this simple, poignant drama about Armand (Jocelyn Berube), a handyman with one problem romance after another. The quiet Armand settles ...
Plot: suicide by hanging, male in bathtub, journey, stolen money, moustache, song, tragedy, city, reading a letter, photograph, reading a book, woman crying ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Rolling Vengeance (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A truck driver builds a special, eight-ton truck to help get revenge against the rednecks who killed his family and raped his girlfriend.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, violence, rape, revenge, truck, car accident, monster truck, rape and revenge, chaos and mayhem, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Hamlet (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.
Style: psychological, cynical, serious, meditative, intense ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, tragic hero, ghost, corporation, poisoning, betrayal, intrigue, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2000
Place: new york, denmark, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Watchtower (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Orphan Mike O'Conner was abused from age three by his own dad, fled to Chicago to start a rock band but got dragged in bad mates' crime and convicted under probation. Mike's sister, Kate, managed to get him released and employed as ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, lighthouse, family relations, life is a bitch, small town life, crimes, deadly, siblings relations, small town, psychopath, father figure, stoners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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This Man Must Die (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When his young son is killed in a hit and run accident, Charles Thenier resolves to hunt down and murder the killer. By chance, Thenier makes the acquaintance of an actress, Helène Lanson, who was in the car at the time of the accident. He then ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, diary, hit and run, seaside, driver, beach, letter, dealing with death, vengeance, death in the family, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, atlantic ocean, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: against the odds, rebellion, society, fighting the system, crimes, rivalry, state affairs, injustice, opening a door, fireworks, dead woman, press conference ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Native Son (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, interracial relations, paranoia, chauffeur, society, social differences, fugitives, life is a bitch, injustice, power relations, social misfits, crime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Angels Fall (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman starts a new life in a small Wyoming mountain town after suffering a traumatic event on the other side of the country - but one day, she witnesses a murder in the woods......
Style: serious, realistic, touching, exciting, psychological
Plot: restaurant, murder, woman in danger, romance, crimes, deadly, hidden identity, dishonesty, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, extramarital affair, chef ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bank (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Bank, a world ripe with avarice and corruption, where O'Reilly and his ilk can thrive and honest Aussie battlers lose everything. Enter Jim Doyle a maverick mathematician who has devised a formula to predict the fluctuations of the stock ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: stock exchange, fighting the system, rise to the top, workplace, ambition, computer genius, workplace situations, boss and employee, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Streets (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tough drama looks at the plight of a young L.A. prostitute, who shoots heroin to get through the day, sells sex just to survive, and eats roadkill sometimes when there isn't anything else available. Into this futile existence is thrown a psycho ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: missing person, amateur detective, femme fatale, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, danger, deadly, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, love affair, haunted by the past, couple relations, love triangle, crime, unfulfillment, deadly, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hungry Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The relationship of a couple who meet by chance in New York City is put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, life turned upside down, couples, baby, husband wife relationship, mental illness, saving a life, vegetarian, tragic event, grandmother grandson relationship, hunger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, manipulation, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Outrage (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marco Vallez (Antonio Banderas) is possessed by the beauty of a circus sharp shooter, and from the second they meet he is willing to give up everything to be with her. But one horrifying night sends them both down a road of revenge leaving behind a ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: journalism, murder, gang rape, vengeance, violence spree, vigilantism, lovers on the run, mentally unstable, psychopath, rape and revenge, rape, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Body Harm (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, missing person, law enforcement, journalism, crimes, crime, deadly, brunette, police station, blood on face, woman with glasses ...
Time: 80s
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 417
Snapshot (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Angela is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out. She quickly falls in with the modeling crowd and does some modeling work herself, while it seems she is being stalked by a mysterious figure ...
Style: twists and turns, cult film, psychotronic, ambiguous ending, psychological
Plot: photograph, photographer, model, advertising, murder, modeling, slasher, obsession, stalker, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, comb ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Treed Murray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An advertising executive, trapped in a tree by a gang of would-be muggers, manipulates them into fighting to save his life.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: gang, mind game, vengeance, crimes, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, rivalry, violence spree, heist, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, talky, clever ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, investigation, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rivalry, legal, manipulation, media, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Fire with Fire (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman from a Catholic school and a young man from a nearby prison camp fall in love and run away together to escape the law, the church and their parents.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sexy
Plot: chase, teenage love, school, teenage life, romance, on the run, youth, society, lovers on the run, chases and races, love and romance, prison life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Kiss You Gave Me (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Puerto Rico
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A TV reporter from Puerto Rico loses her son after her ex-husband Armando kidnaps him and takes him to the States. Angela must team up with a lawyer to find and rescue the child.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, love affair, woman in danger, life is a bitch, danger, romance, rescue, crimes, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: future, year 2006, year 1961
Place: puerto rico, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
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Split Image (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An impressionable young man finds himself literally enslaved by a modern-day religious cult. In an effort to bring him back to reality, the boy's parents hire a deprogrammer to kidnap him and return him to his family.
Style: spiritual
Plot: rocking chair, money, apology, telephone call, gay slur, crying man, newspaper, escape attempt, running, man with glasses, dog, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 378
Sins (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Two passionate lovers have a relationship that was doomed from the start. Father Williams, a catholic priest and young Rosemary begin a seemingly innocent association, but the relationship quickly turns intensely physical.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, controversial ...
Plot: obsession, against the rules, forbidden love, couples, romance, clergy, society, murder, bollywood, sexual harassment, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 284
The Custodian (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Det. Quinlan has left his alcoholic wife, sprouting a bloom of insecurity, anger and self-motivation within him to expose the corrupt police force that surrounds him. He abandons his 'straight' life to partner in crime with his co-worker, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police corruption, alcohol abuse, fax machine, marital separation, coffee shop, police raid, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, society, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%