Movies and TV shows like A Season in Purgatory

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A Season in Purgatory (1996)
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A Season in Purgatory (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
Story: True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.
Plot: writers, murder, court, large family, catholic, boarding school, father son relationship, blow job, shower, trial

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, court, police, murder investigation, investigation, crimes and family relations mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Season in Purgatory: The Blackheath Poisonings (1992), Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), Blacke's Magic (1986), Flag in the Mist (1965), American Rust (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A writer gets caught up in a murder investigation involving his mentor, an esteemed American author. Based on the book of the same name, by Joël Dicker.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, murder investigation, young girl, mentor, seaside town, writers, uncover truth, evidence, crime solving, murder mystery, framed for murder, investigation ...
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The Blackheath Poisonings (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The investigation of Paul Vandervent into the mysterious death of his father brings further discord among two feuding families tied together in business and marriage, living under the same roof.
Plot: suburbs, family relations, mother in law son in law relationship, father son relationship, aunt nephew relationship, mother daughter relationship, poison, family business, toy maker, businessman, company, husband wife relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england
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Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, sorority, female bonding, all female cast, female friendship, women
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Blacke's Magic (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blacke's Magic is an American crime drama series that aired on NBC from January to May 1986. The series stars Hal Linden as magician Alexander Blacke who, with some help from his con-man father Leonard, solves mysteries that get in the way of ...
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Flag in the Mist (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan's top lawyer to defend her brother. Unfortunately ...
Plot: revenge, murder, court, flashback, lawyer, witness, class differences, baseball player, retribution, evidence, french restaurant, cigarette lighter
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American Rust (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a small Pennsylvania rust belt town, and the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community as seen through the eyes of a sheriff with a history of violence.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: crime investigation, murder, moral dilemma, family problems, mother son relationship, murder investigation, framed for murder, police detective, accused of murder, police officer, accusation, family relations ...
Place: pennsylvania
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: courtroom, family relations, crimes, parents and children, interracial relations, society, murder, racism, legal, tragedy, courtroom drama, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.
Style: serious, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, melancholic
Plot: drug dealer, loss of faith, heroin addict, murder investigation, hit and run, racial tension, murder, justice, court, gang, dirty cop, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
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The Scold's Bridle (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Cooper investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding the murder of Matilda who was found dead in her bath wearing the Scold's Bridle.
Plot: murder mystery, sex scene, female nudity, obsession, doctor, police, painter, hate, art, sex, murder, perversion
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cover Her Face (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 291 min.
TV show
Story: Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and murder investigation in London. Sally works at the local ...
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Don't Tempt the Devil (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lovely young nurse finds herself framed for the murder of a hospital patient who died after she administered an injection.
Plot: femme fatale, injection, cynicism, interrogation, court, murder, lawyer, adultery, nurse, will
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Crime and Punishment (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
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Style: psychotronic
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Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 391 min.
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Story: Adaptation of the Dickens novel.
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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A Crime (1993)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: "Un Crime" takes place over a single night, between 10pm and 6am. It takes place in a single setting - a millionaire's apartment in Lyon. The film is about the conflict between two men, alone, face to face in the closed world of the ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 51 min.
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Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tashiro (Keiju Kobayashi) coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto (Tatsuya Mihashi) in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead. Although Tashiro is not a suspect in the police investigation, he is ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Duration: 43 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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The Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: The Forgotten is a television series which premiered on September 22, 2009 on ABC. On November 9, 2009, ABC ordered five additional episodes of the series, bringing the first season's total to eighteen episodes. The final two episodes of The ...
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The Preppie Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, tense, realistic, erotic
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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: murder, rape, socialite, sociopath, court
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Night Heat (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Night Heat is a Canadian police drama series, which aired on CTV from 1985 to 1991. The show also aired on CBS in the United States from 1987 to 1993 and was the first Canadian-produced drama series to air on an American network. CBS aired the ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Atlanta Child Murders (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 245 min.
TV show
Story: The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over whether he is the actual killer or a scapegoat offered up by the ...
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The Return of the Dancing Master (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 171 min.
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