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I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
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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: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, emotional, based on true events, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: pedophile, missing child, kidnapping, sexual abuse, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, captivity, danger, crimes, crime, perversion, psychopath, child abuse, false identity, legal system, child in peril, escape, confined, bittersweet, child molestation, con artists, violence, child abduction ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1972, year 1980, year 1974

Most similar movies to I Know My First Name Is Steven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, kidnapping, life is a bitch, crime, murder, confined and danger mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like I Know My First Name Is Steven: Cleveland Abduction (2015), When Andrew Came Home (2000), 3096 Days (2013), Trade (2007), The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, sexual abuse, violence, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, true crime, survival, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, year 2002 ...
Place: ohio, usa
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When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, life is a bitch, single parent, confined, danger, hopes, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
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100%
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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, rape, life is a bitch, missing child, child abuse, confinement indoors, psychological torture, captivity, teenage girl, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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67%
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, sex slavery, forced prostitution, kidnapping, child molestation, sex slave, missing child, sex with a minor, slavery, sex trade ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico city, poland, texas, new jersey ...
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100%
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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: suspense, thought provoking, psychological, rough, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, child abuse, missing child, cult, teenage girl, true crime, false identity, child rape, escape, religious cult, survival, captivity ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
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100%
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Michael (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: pedophile, pedophilia, sexual abuse, secret, kidnapping, isolation, basement, cellar, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, confined, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, central europe
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100%
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The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
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: twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, police detective, abduction, crimes, missing person, family relations, investigation, life turned upside down, parents and children, life is a bitch, twists & turns, grief ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2009 ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 270
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: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, weakness, betrayal, mystery, life is a bitch, murder, violence, flashback, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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31%
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Eden (2012)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, slavery, sex trafficking, teenage life, life is a bitch, escape attempt, captivity, crimes, danger, youth ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
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31%
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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, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, human trafficking, pimp, woman in danger, society, crimes, life is a bitch, whistleblower, stripper, rich and poor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, former yugoslavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, slavery, prostitute, child abduction, captivity, sex trade, violence against women, pedophilia, rape of a minor, pedophile, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, ukraine, asia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, skating, child in peril, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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29%
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Dungeon Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A shocking story of captivity and survival inspired by actual events.
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, child in peril, dungeon, psychopath, power relations, crimes, crime, confined, woman in danger, child abduction, held captive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, family problems, missing person, parents and children, family life, death in the family, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual abuse, child abuse, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, investigation, juvenile delinquency, society, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, rape victim, sadism, sexual torture, teenage rape, hostage, rape, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 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 ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, seance, family in danger, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, missing child, psychopath, missing person, celebrity culture, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, deadly, confined, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, murder, who done it, psychopath, crime gone awry, crime, law enforcement, hostages, woman in danger, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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: tense, rough, disturbing, based on true events, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, violence spree, hostage, hostages, confined, crimes, slasher, crime, journalism, maniac ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, track down, parents and children, couple relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
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Line of Fire (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fbi, working undercover, fighting crime, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, special agents, gangsters, haunted by the past, gay slur, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, rape, gun, crimes, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, working class, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, murder, crimes, crime, danger, mind game, law enforcement, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 4K
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, twists and turns, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, murder, crimes, danger, family problems, missing person, serial killer, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
An American Crime (2007)
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: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, crimes, domestic violence, mentally unstable, confined, isolation, murder, captivity, threat, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sins of the Father (2002)
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: disturbing, emotional, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, injustice, parents and children, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: parents and children, life turned upside down, kidnapping, missing child, teenage life, introspection, starting over, family secret, self discovery, uncover truth, crimes, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, loss of child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, couple relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, interrogation, police detective, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison life, women's prison, misfit, rivalry, life is a bitch, gender, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, danger, leadership ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%