Movies like Witch Hunt 1999

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Witch Hunt (1999)
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Witch Hunt (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Victoria, Australia, the made-for-TV Witch Hunt concerns an infant girl named Hannah, who is abducted by her grandmother Barbara Thomas (Jacqueline Bisset). Hannah's father David Overton (Cameron Daddo), convinced that Barbara is the head of a coven of witches, inaugurates a desperate nationwide search for his missing daughter. However, David may have a sinister agenda of his own, as indicated by the fact that his wife recently died under mysterious circumstances. Originally telecast by Australia's Network Ten on May 2, 1999, Witch Hunt later aired in the U.S. courtesy of cable's Lifetime network
Plot: missing child, police, investigation, witchcraft, kidnapping, divorce, father, occult, grandparent, australian, suicide attempt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about police, kidnapping, investigation, murder, crimes, missing child and danger mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Witch Hunt: Keys (1994), Adam: His Song Continues (1986), Backlash (1986), Adam (1983), 3096 Days (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Keys (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A one-time investigator gets back in the game when a family suffers a trauma similar to her own.
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Adam: His Song Continues (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Follows the true story of John and Reve Walsh who, after their child was murdered, fought to raise national awareness of the problem of missing children.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: missing child, missing person, haunted by the past, kidnapping, death in the family, dealing with death, crimes, obsessive quest, society, family problems, child in peril
Time: 80s
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Backlash (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: No Overview
Plot: barmaid, australian, rape, police, prisoner, australian aboriginal, sodomy, outback, aborigine, pantyhose, swimming pool
Place: australia
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Adam (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.
Plot: child abduction, pedophile, missing child, abduction, law enforcement, u.s. senator, suburbs, grief, child murder, kidnapping, psychopath, missing person ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: florida
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Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of a young woman's abduction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania.
Plot: manhunt, abduction, loner, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, missing child, murder, ex convict, kidnapping, hostage, police, teenage girl, hound dog ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania
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3096 Days (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, child abuse, rape, life is a bitch, missing child, psychological torture, captivity, confinement indoors, teenage girl, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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3 Acts of Murder (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, writers, investigation, truck, missing person, camel
Time: year 1929
Place: australia
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The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the kidnapping of teenager Elizabeth Smart,in June 2002, by two people, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful, rough, psychological
Plot: child abuse, true crime, child rape, kidnapping, missing child, cult, teenage girl, false identity, religious cult, escape, survival, captivity ...
Place: salt lake city utah, utah
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
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The Classified File (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Busan in 1978. Gil-young, a veteran detective got the special request from the parents of a missing child, Eun-joo to investigate her case. As the clever kidnapper eludes the police, the case becomes more and more of a mystery. When Joong-san, the ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological
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Place: south korea, busan
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Poliziotti (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When young cop Andrea is assigned to keep watch over dangerous Godfather Sante, who's in hospital after a fake suicide attempt, the stage is set for disaster.
Plot: carabinieri, police, italian police, male nudity, drugs, female nudity, police officer killed, police officer, suicide, explicit sex, police officer shot, police officer knocked unconscious ...
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Oh Mercy (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 119 min.
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Style: psychological, captivating, tense, disturbing
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Coming Out Alive (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A woman hires a contract-killer when her ex-husband kidnaps her son.
Plot: kidnapping, terrorist, obstacle, son, father, assassin
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45%
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Swoon (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Netherlands Antilles
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Stop It! (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
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Bloodlines (2005)
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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