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Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married Paris, who brutalizes her. Soon Paris goes beyond the overgenerous bounds of what a man in his position can get away with even in the segregated South, leading to a spiral of perverse insanity.
Style: disturbing, serious, biting, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: murder, small town, racism, courtroom drama, deadly, legal, society, domestic disturbance, small town life, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, racial injustice, dignity, shopkeeper, store, fox, confrontation, bathing, marital rape, sexual assault, greed, abusive husband, domestic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and disturbing films with plots about society, murder, small town, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly and racism mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Paris Trout: A Killing in a Small Town (1990), A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999), Hurry Sundown (1967), Jasper, Texas (2003), The Runaway (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, self defense, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime, investigation, school, small town, legal investigation, manipulations, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, murder, price of justice, courtroom, dishonesty, legal, society, courtroom drama, small town life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.7
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Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: farm, racism, small town, parents and children, culture clash, family business, small town life, society, family relations, master and servant, obsession, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 401
Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: racism, small town, murder, small town life, social decay, crimes, deadly, society, life is a bitch, investigation, human spirit, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.4
 239
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town, interracial relations, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, friendship, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 2K
The Intruder (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration. He calls himself a social reformer. But what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, small town, false accusation, manipulations, interracial relations, social differences, political unrest, social decay, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: racism, murder, introspection, social differences, small town, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, society, social relations, discrimination, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 596
As Summers Die (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Southern Louisiana town in 1959, a lawyer, searches for justice as he volunteers to help a black woman whose property is being threatened by the Holts, the first family of the town, after she refuses to sell her valuable land.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, small town life, dedicated lawyer, femme fatale, small town, extramarital affair, reporter, discovery, crumbling marriage, crime, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In December, 1986, 3 black men ran into car trouble in Howard Beach, a middle-class neighborhood in New York City. Unable to start their car, they sought refuge in a nearby restaurant. What happened later that night shocked the entire city.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 559
Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, gay son, african american, investigation, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 851
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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The Incident (1990)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 28K
The Accused (1988)
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Country: USA
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Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, bleak, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Places in the Heart (1984)
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
 360
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Country: USA
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 5K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.8
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing
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Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Kiss and a Promise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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