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If Someone Had Known (1995)
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If Someone Had Known (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.
Style: tense, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, pregnancy, couple relations, crime, graphic violence, spouse killer, legal, danger, family problems, couples, deadly, woman in danger, courtroom drama, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, love, teenager, dead man, lawyer, violence, swearing, secret, domestic violence, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, life is a bitch, deadly, couples, family problems and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like If Someone Had Known: Unspeakable Acts (1990), Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006), Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012), Star 80 (1983), Whitney (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tracy Thurman was married to a man who abused her. But he continues to harass her after she gets a restraining order, and the police do little to help. When he brutally beats her and slashes her throat in front of police, she sues the city and the ...
Style: rough, sincere, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: legal, strong female presence, domestic disturbance, crimes, fighting the system, legal action, society, life is a bitch, family problems, lawsuit, injustice, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Unspeakable Acts (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two psychologist try to demonstrate that a man is a pedophile and has abused many children.
Style: tense, sexy, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suburbs, courtroom, power relations, couple relations, track down, media, legal, journalism, deadly, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, human nature, family relations, psychopath, deadly, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, police officer, crimes, couple relations, murder suspect, deadly, disappearance, husband wife relationship, funeral, couples, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes of passion, rise and fall, fame, obsession, murder, deadly, couple relations, playboy, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 2K
Whitney (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Chronicles Whitney Houston's rise to fame and turbulent relationship with husband Bobby Brown.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: music, rising to stardom, musician's life, celebrity culture, fall in love, ambition, desire for fame, showbiz, addiction, couple relations, price of fame, pop star ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, arranged marriage, prison, life sentence, hopes, deadly, hotshot lawyer, family problems, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, family problems, couples, infidelity, deadly, crimes, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
Plot: artists and showbiz, couple relations, celebrity culture, couples, actor's life, hollywood, love, lifestyle, love and romance, showbiz, love affair, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Baby Snatcher (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: pregnancy, kidnapping, single parent, family relations, couples, family problems, danger, dealing with death, babies and infants, rescue, crimes, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Promise (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lisa's husband, Bill, abuses her. With her sister's encouragement, she takes their three kids and leaves her husband. Bill keeps interfering with Lisa's attempts at a new life. She gets an order of protection against him, but the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, danger, child in peril, hopes, injustice, family relations, family problems, family in danger, starting over, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
No One Would Tell (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Shy sixteen-year-old Stacy Collins can't believe that the most popular guy in school, an attractive athlete named Bobby Tennison, is interested in her. At first she is flattered by his constant attention, but then he becomes possessive and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: high school life, murder, high school, obsession, danger, crimes, couples, kids in trouble, youth, love and romance, domestic disturbance, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 153
I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, society, crime, deadly, crimes, confined, fighting the system, legal, dishonesty, fugitives, life is a bitch, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: domestic violence, murder, marital rape, legal action, life is a bitch, legal, hopes, crimes, rivalry, legal investigation, price of justice, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fatal Honeymoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, couple relations, uncover truth, law enforcement, woman in danger, crimes, couples, danger, crime, who done it, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, couples, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Marie (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, talky
Plot: political corruption, fighting the system, politics, corruption, rebellion, dishonesty, crimes, state affairs, law enforcement, legal, workplace, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, nashville tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Amish Grace (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, rough, emotional ...
Plot: mass murder, murder, hopes, family relations, family problems, hitman, religions or cults, social relations, introspection, death in the family, deadly, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: family problems, witnessing a crime, domestic disturbance, hopes, danger, life is a bitch, parents and children, woman in danger, starting over, family relations, new identity, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Grim Sleeper (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Christine Pelisek helps law enforcement investigate the alleged serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, journalism, murder, crimes, danger, stalking, riddles and clues, law enforcement, deadly, murderous pair, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, couples, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Infinity (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: world war two, terminal illness, couples, romance, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, young lovers, tuberculosis ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: new mexico, new york, usa, new orleans, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Pastor's Wife (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Matthew Winkler, a beloved minister who, in 2006, was found shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee home, his wife and young daughters missing. Authorities soon zeroed in on Matthew's wife, Mary, as the prime suspect ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, marital rape, social relations, deadly, crimes, small town, domestic violence, trial, preacher, under the surface, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Paris Trout (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris Trout is a vile Southern bigot. He owns a store and is a loanshark. He often sues people, and so his lawyer, Harry Seagraves, eventually meets Paris' wife Hannah. A former schoolteacher, she made the mistake of her life when she married ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, psychological, biting, realistic ...
Plot: racism, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, murder, injustice, graphic violence, domestic disturbance, courtroom drama, small town life, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, legal, deadly, politics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 902
Return to Zero (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, death of child, infidelity, adultery, drunkenness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A moving and uplifting drama about the effects of interracial marriage in the 1960s. Friends since childhood, and loved by both families, this couple are exiled after their wedding and have to wage a courageous battle to find their place in America ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: wedding, interracial relations, racism, fighting the system, marriage, interracial marriage, interracial love, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, hopes, state affairs, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: virginia, usa, southern usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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