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Public Access (1993)
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Public Access (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with Brewster?", there surely can't be any deep dark secrets in the town that are just waiting to come to the surface - or can there? And when the question becomes "who's wrong with Brewster?" things start getting seriously nasty.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, enigmatic, dark humor, melancholic, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: small town, crimes, love and romance, discrimination, society, small town life, dishonesty, tv show, celebrity culture, media satire, social relations, violence, telephone, gun, research, library, murder, mayor, anger, strangulation, held at gunpoint, tv station, tv, cable, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, police investigation, dialogue, brutality and small town mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Public Access: Suture (1993), The End of Violence (1997), Oleanna (1994), Peacock (2010), Keys to Tulsa (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
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Suture (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: stylized, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, neo noir, amnesia, evil twin, deadly, love and romance, disorder, family relations, danger, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The End of Violence (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, hitman, movie business, filmmaking, crumbling marriage, investigation, hollywood, on the run, deadly, rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, year 1996
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 3K
Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sexual harassment, teachers and students, dishonesty, campus, false accusation, manipulation, police investigation, existentialism, revenge, violent, life is a bitch, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 11K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: split personality, small town, mental illness, faked death, mystery, small town life, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, railroad crossing, schizophrenia, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Keys to Tulsa (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Richter Boudreau is on a bad streak: Languishing in the shadow of his celebrity mother, he loses his job as a film critic for the town paper, and now he's been approached with a dangerous proposition that ultimately leads to blackmail. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, crimes, love triangle, dishonesty, drug dealing, love and romance, journalism, murder, brother brother relationship, family secret, murder witness, plot twist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: danger, mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, deadly, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, trust, airport, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, dishonesty, wrongfully committed, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.5
 1K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, twists and turns, tense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family business, family problems, crimes, couples, love and romance, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town life, infidelity, couples, crime, obsession, crimes, who done it, couple relations, family problems, deadly, investigation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 3K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, school, hostage, urban, city life, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble, attic, life is a bitch, hostages, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 10K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, neo noir, dishonesty, on the run, chases and races, femme fatale, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 1K
The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned turn.
Style: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, false arrest, dishonesty, small town, society, murder, death, who done it, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, danger, dishonesty, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 15K
Night Moves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: dam, crimes, terrorism, radical, environmentalism, rebellion, mastermind, danger, society, gang, rebelliousness, plan gone wrong ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 2K
Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, investigation, greed, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, danger, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Guy moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, bleak
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, missing person, social relations, supernatural, crimes, countryside, family secret, small town, insanity, missing daughter, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 19K
City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Kate's Addiction (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: obsession, murder, lesbian sex, deadly, danger, best friends, addiction, college, drug abuse, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Babysitter's Seduction (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, mystery, danger, love affair, dishonesty, crime, crimes, couples, woman in danger, seduction, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, redemption, coma, hospital, rescue, ambulance, misfit partners, dealing with death, patient, haunted by the past, death, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
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Iron Maze (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. ...
Style: psychological, sexual, suspenseful, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: love and romance, betrayal, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, society, police investigation, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 649
Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly, murder, political corruption, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: self defense, family relations, small town, robbery, neo noir, mafia, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 309
Samuel Bleak (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a quiet southern town, several lives are changed forever when an isolated mute with a dark secret is admitted to a mental institution.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, small town life, isolation, family problems, crimes, small town, mute, suspect, danger, society, couple relations, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, alcohol abuse, snow, halloween, arson, domestic violence, machismo, abusive father, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 11K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, witness, cons and scams, nothing goes right, small town, deadly, small town life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: dog, pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 807
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, nightshift, pregnancy, nightlife, murder, drug dealing, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 8K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, opposites attract, psychopath, butcher, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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