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I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: 7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive sexual abuse the entire time. Finally, at fourteen, he returns home to his family.
Style: emotional, serious, tense, realistic, based on true events, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, sexual abuse, starting over, crime, haunted by the past, confined, danger, life is a bitch, parents and children, captivity, crimes, perversion, torturer, true crime, sexual cruelty, claustrophobia, sadistic psychopath, sexual predator, stockholm syndrome, post traumatic stress, child molestation, pervert, predator, child rape ...
Time: 80s, year 1974, year 1980, year 1972

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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 crimes, crime, kidnapping, danger, confined, life is a bitch and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like I Know My First Name Is Steven: Cleveland Abduction (2015), Kidnapped (2006), The Missing (2014), Human Trafficking (2005), The Captive (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, sexual abuse, confined, survival, crimes, crime, true crime, isolation, woman in danger, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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Kidnapped (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Kidnapped is an American television drama series from Sony Pictures Television which aired on NBC from September 20, 2006, to August 11, 2007. The series returned on Universal HD in 2008.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, crime, confined, missing person, crimes, danger, hopes, hostages, private detective, special agents, law enforcement, ransom ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Belgium, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: serious, twists and turns, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, investigation, abduction, police detective, grief, twists & turns, flashback ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2009
Place: france
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39%
Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: When a sixteen-year-old girl from the Ukraine, a single mother from Russia, an orphaned seventeen-year-old girl from Romania, and a twelve-year-old American tourist become the victims of international sex slave traffickers, a specialized team of ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, slavery, prostitute, captivity, corruption, crime, crimes, small community, life is a bitch, mystery, immigrants, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, asia, europe, russia, the philippines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, family problems, track down, family in crisis, law enforcement, investigation, kidnapped child, 9 year old ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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33%
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, family in danger, crime, crime gone awry, seance, amateur detective, mind game, cons and scams, false accusation, missing person, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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32%
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Sex Traffic (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Boston based Kernwell Industries is an American defense contractor. One of those contracts is to deploy 3,000 peacekeepers to the International Peacekeeping Coalition's work in the Balkans. Because of the near epidemic problem of sex ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, rich and poor, gangsters, kidnapping, sex trafficking, human trafficking, whistleblower, pimp, stripper, crime, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
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32%
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Happy Valley (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crimes, police investigation, crime, rape, policewoman, kidnapping, investigator, police sergeant, rapist, crime investigation, revenge, death of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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To Serve and Protect (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, police investigation, crime, hostages, serial killer, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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The Nine (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Nine people are caught in a bank robbery gone wrong and endure a 52-hour hostage standoff that will leave more than one person dead. They will be forever affected and intertwined because of it.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: bank, crime, haunted by the past, hostage situation, bank robbery, heist, confined, crimes, hostages, danger, low lives, social worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, life is a bitch, rape, confinement indoors, missing child, confined, child abuse, teenage girl, mental illness, psychological torture, survivor ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 426
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: missing child, parents and children, family in crisis, kidnapping, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, obsession, injustice, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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26%
 7.2
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Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, small town, crime, under the surface, missing person, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, family problems, serial killer, uncover truth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: rough, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, prison life, life is a bitch, crime, survival, protest, women in prison, lesbian, warden, sadism, power struggle, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Prisoner is an Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. In the United States and United Kingdom it was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H, and in Canada as Caged Women. The series was ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison life, strong sexual content, leadership, uninhibited rivalry, cult, women in prison, crime, feminism, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Killing Affair (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: crimes, intrigue, small town, underdog, crime, hostages, mind game, vengeance, haunted by the past, isolation, woman in danger, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Fallen Angel (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: Based on the Roth Trilogy of novels by Andrew Taylor, Fallen Angel tells the story of Rosie Byfield, a clergyman's daughter, who grows up to be a psychopathic killer. It has an unusual narrative that moves backwards in time as it uncovers the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, crime, crimes, deadly, clergy, mystery, betrayal, sexual abuse, teenage life, psychopath, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 238
Line of Fire (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Line of Fire is a crime drama television series that was broadcast on ABC for 11 episodes in the winter of 2003-2004. It starred Leslie Bibb and Jeffrey D. Sams as two rookie FBI agents assigned to the bureau's Richmond, Virginia branch, where ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: fbi, fighting crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement, undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, special agents, haunted by the past, working undercover, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, crime, missing person, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Kidnap and Ransom (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Kidnap and Ransom is a British television three-part miniseries, originally shown on ITV in January 2011 with a second series following in February 2012. The series follows the work of a British hostage negotiator Dominic King, played by Trevor Eve, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, ransom, hostages, d day, captivity, confined, crimes, danger, race against time, chases and races, negotiation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Ugly (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A team of the best cops in Mumbai is dispatched to find a girl who has gone missing from her father's car. As the hunt for the kidnapper begins, fingers suspiciously point to closer home.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, family relations, police, missing girl, drugs/alcohol, investigation, crimes, danger, track down, parents and children, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
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Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual abuse, kidnapping, missing child, slavery, track down, sex, criminal, rescue, human trafficking, virginity, cocaine, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, usa, poland, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Finding Carter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, teenage life, life turned upside down, starting over, introspection, dysfunctional family, self discovery, coming of age, crimes, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror film based on a real-life mass murder that took place in 1966. Richard Franklin Speck was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, hostages, slasher, violence spree, crime, sexual abuse, psychopath, confined, crimes, deadly, serial killer, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: usa, dallas texas, chicago illinois, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 496K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, vengeance, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, kidnapping, capital punishment, police officer killed, crime, police investigation, death row, in the closet, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, journalism, crime, courtroom drama, missing child, injustice, crimes, deadly, legal, folk hero, dealing with death ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 2K
The Betrayed (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revelation, warehouse, criminal, crime, crime gone awry, theft, psycho, trust, murder, mystery, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, danger, crimes, navy, partners, state affairs, undercover, military, investigation, army investigation, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, missing person, murder, crime, murder investigation, who done it, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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