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I Know My First Name Is Steven
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, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, based on true events, psychological
Plot: starting over, crime, haunted by the past, kidnapping, missing child, confined, danger, sexual abuse, 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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Prisoner: Cell Block H
Crime, Drama
Australia
50 min.
 8.2
Traffik
Drama, Crime
UK
315 min.
 8.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and bleak films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, life is a bitch, murder, deadly, confined and violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like I Know My First Name Is Steven: Cleveland Abduction (2015), A Killing Affair (1986), The Silence (2010), Inside (1996), Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cleveland Abduction
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.
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Plot: kidnapping, captivity, survival, crime, sexual abuse, isolation, woman in danger, confined, danger, life is a bitch, friendship, true crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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A Killing Affair
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: crimes, hostages, crime, mind game, vengeance, haunted by the past, isolation, woman in danger, fall in love, confined, danger, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
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The Silence
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 13-year-old Sinikka vanishes on a hot summer night. Her bicycle is found in the exact place where a girl was killed 23 years ago. The dramatic present forces those involved in the original case to face their past.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, dealing with death, small town, crime, haunted by the past, murder, missing child, rape, crimes, danger, deadly, family problems ...
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Inside
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An emotional and thrilling tale of life and death behind the walls of a maximum security prison. From the acclaimed director of 'Bonnie and Clyde', and featuring a powerful international cast.
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Prisoner: Cell Block H
Genre: Crime, Drama
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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 ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 185 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
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Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, true crime, track down, uncover truth, murder, obsession, psychopath ...
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Screwed
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, violence spree, haunted by the past, prison life, prison, estrangement, confined, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, downfall, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
The Onion Field
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, dramatic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, kidnapping, police, courtroom, guilt, chase, police corruption, justice, corruption, lawyer ...
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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Eden
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, prostitute, slavery, innocence lost, prostitution, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, captivity, teenage life, confined, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, new mexico, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
Sins of the Father
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, interracial relations, church, discrimination, racism, injustice, crimes, society, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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Born Killers
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Genre: Crime, Drama
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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.
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Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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A Short Film About Killing
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
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Plot: murder, lawyer, prison, fighting the system, death penalty, death, taxi driver, crime, dedicated lawyer, guilt, legal action, pornography ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
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Stranger Inside
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
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Plot: prison, gang, juvenile delinquency, crime, drug dealing, innocence lost, prison life, confined, crimes, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   36%
 
Brother's Keeper
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, special agents, legal investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, family in danger, psychopath, murder, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Shot in the Heart
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: AND YOU'RE TO BLAME! Honey, you give love a bad name. (The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.)
Style: bleak, talky, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crime, redemption, sexual abuse, prison, death row, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, haunted by the past, price of justice, prison life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
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    User:   35%
 
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Chrystal
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: dealing with death, starting over, redemption, couple relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, homecoming, hopes, family problems, family relations, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   31%
    User:   31%
 
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The Ceremony
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man (Robert Walker) has an affair with his condemned brother's (Laurence Harvey) girlfriend (Sarah Miles) while plotting his escape in Tangier.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: prison, amateur detective, crime, assassination, beach, death row, false accusation, confined, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: 60s
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System:   30%
    User:   25%
 
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Civil Brand
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced to work under slave-like conditions in a "prison for profit" program, the inmates of a mostly-African-American female prison, Whitehead Correctional, try to take over the institution. At the core of the story is Frances, who finds ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, crime, human spirit, sexual abuse, prison life, injustice, racism, social decay, righting the wronged, rebellion, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
Choice of Arms
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, chase, master criminal, on the run, drug dealing, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, ireland, paris france
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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Traffik
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, drug dealing, crime, addiction, alcohol abuse, culture clash, drug abuse, down on your luck, price of justice, police corruption, social decay, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, germany, pakistan, middle east ...
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Sex Traffic
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: serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: gory, prostitute, crime, rich and poor, sexual abuse, woman in danger, crimes, society, sex trafficking, human trafficking, life is a bitch, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
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System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
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The Boys
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: australian, crime, prison, dysfunctional family, redemption, murder, violence, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, brutality, violent, brothers ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california
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System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
An American Crime
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: disturbing, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, crime, guilt, murder, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, courtroom, sexual abuse, brutality, domestic disturbance, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
The Deathmaker
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, crime, serial killer, investigation, mind game, death row, obsession, murder, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
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System:   28%
    User:   32%
 

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Women's Prison
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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So Long, Stooge
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: drug dealing, neo noir, haunted by the past, police investigation, gas station attendant, punk, revenge, motorcycle, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
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