Movies like Subwave

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Subwave (1995)
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Subwave (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: College swimmer Chad Billingsley is his middle class family's pride and joy. After a moody phase of scared denial, he owns up to father, attorney Roger, that Rosalie Frank, the provocatively dressed waitress who attended his frat's last party and is missing since, had sex with five of them. Roger does his utmost to prevent the potential statutory rape case ruining his son's future, but confides in his moralistic wife, refuge house worker Karen, who instead of supporting the boys haunts them like Rosalie's mother Inez, with multiple tragic results.
Plot: rape, party, lawyer, trial, mother, fire, father son relationship, swimming pool, son, family crisis, regret, abuse, statutory rape

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Most similar movies to Subwave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and emotional films with plots about trial, rape, lawyer, party, mother, courtroom and abuse mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Subwave: A Death of Innocence (1971), All the Winters That Have Been (1997), The Game of Love (2016), Back When We Were Grownups (2004), A STRANGER IN THE MIRROR (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Death of Innocence (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A mother travels to New York to see her daughter who is awaiting trial for murder. The mother is totally convinced of her daughter's innocence and does all she can to help her. As the trial progresses however, the mother begins to have doubts.
Plot: mother, daughter, mother daughter relationship, footprint, murder, trial
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95%
All the Winters That Have Been (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dane Corvin (Chamberlain) returns to Raven Island where 20 years before he and Helen Raven (Allen) had fallen in love. She vowed never to see him again because he had arrested her brother, who he had been investigating. Dane is now determined to win ...
Plot: in laws, fire, male bonding, campfire, father son relationship, male friendship, fatherhood, friendship between men
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81%
The Game of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The family of a basketball club's president conspires to force him to sell it.
Plot: dinner, gift, father son relationship, trial, kissing, embarrassment, party, competition, falling
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Back When We Were Grownups (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 53-year-old widow believes she's turned into the wrong person in this bittersweet tale based on Anne Tyler's best-seller. Beck's (Blythe Danner) plate is full: She runs a catering business and cares for her large family, but feels ...
Plot: wedding, doctor, unhappiness, ambulance, stepdaughter, pianist, video cassette, baby, paramedic, single parent, gardening, birthday ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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A STRANGER IN THE MIRROR (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on Sidney Sheldons novel.
Plot: ambition, mother daughter relationship, comedian, actress, cruise ship, stroke, hollywood sign, rape, betrayal, woman slaps man, casting couch, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Handsome May-December romantic drama set in a sleepy Southern town at the turn of the century. An independent lady from up North causes a scandal when she decides to wed the local general-store owner just three weeks after he's been widowed.
Style: nostalgic
Plot: romance, female director, department store, south, community, age difference, americana, love, small town, son, widow, male female relationship
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Girl, the Body, and the Pill (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A suburban high school teacher is fired from her job for teaching sex education. But she continues to give private sessions at her home to her former students leading to rumors and complications around town.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: exploitation, rape, high school, sex education, abortion, classroom, party, doctor, infidelity, sex, father daughter relationship, teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Free, White and 21 (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A motel owner in Texas is accused of raping a civil-rights worker from Sweden.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: courtroom, rape, jury, racist, interracial relations, civil rights, segregation, judge, false accusation, exploitation, cross cultural relations, businessman ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The College Admissions Scandal (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two wealthy mothers, Caroline, a sought after interior designer and Bethany, an owner of a successful financial services firm, who share an obsession with getting their teenagers into the best possible college.
Plot: tutor, bribe, news reporter, college, cell phone, reenactment, money laundering, soccer coach, musician, ceo, prison sentence, sister ...
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Silent Witness (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The marriage of a young working-class woman is jeopardized when she witnesses her brother-in-law's participation in a gang rape of an intoxicated woman in a neighborhood bar.
Plot: rape, fear, family conflict, family relations, gang rape, husband wife relationship, rape victim, courtroom, female nudity, trial, witness, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
In from the Night (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicki Miller is a writer who has cut herself off from her dysfunctional family. Her life drastically changes when one night, her 16-year-old nephew Bobby shows up unannounced on her doorstep. He looks tired and depressed, and when Vicki realizes ...
Plot: dog, wedding, party, punishment, aunt, dinner, therapy, aunt nephew relationship, father figure, ritual, beating, nephew ...
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50%
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The Execution (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The members of a San Diego Wednesday night womens' mah jongg club are five survivors of a Nazi concentration camp. They recognize the owner of a local restaurant, Walter Grossman, as a doctor from the camp who performed experiments on them as ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: lawyer, terror, concentration camp, rape, survivor, revenge, murder, secret, torture, doctor, holocaust, execution ...
Time: 1940s
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50%
Feuten: Het Feestje (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Freshmen, seniors and alumni clash with each other, themselves, and the police during an Amsterdam fraternity's epic opening party.
Plot: party, student, police, kissing, prank, lawyer, swat team, fraternity, ritual, confrontation, abuse, mockery
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rain (Brooklyn Sudano), a young black musical prodigy, finds trouble and heartbreak when she witnesses her sister's murder by gangbangers. In order to protect her daughter, Rain's mother secretly contacts Rain's biological mother, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: woman in danger, musician's life, social differences, custody, gang, witnessing a crime, crimes, artists and showbiz, prodigy, society, blackmail, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 464
Paper Angels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An abused wife leaves her alcoholic husband and moves with her children to another town. There their lives become entwined with another family in trouble.
Plot: christmas, gift, party, public humiliation, locker room, father son relationship, father figure, abuse, teenager, dressing room
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Promised a Miracle (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: True story of a couple charged with manslaughter when their rejection of modern medicine in favor of religion to treat their diabetic child resulted in his death.
Plot: faith, prayer, diabetic, death, court, preacher, jail, insulin, trial, son, small town, prison ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 65
Shippu Rondo (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An illegal biological weapon K-55 is stolen from a university lab. The university lab can't even call the police because the secret nature of the weapon. The school lab then receives a message stating that the entire country is now being held ...
Plot: laboratory, japanese man, son, crutches, based on a novel, father son relationship, ski, bio weapon, father and son, japanese teenager, father
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Robert T. Westbrook, the movie is about 23 year old Columbia University dropout (Stanley Sweetheart) who seeks his identity during the sexual revolution.
Style: underground film, cult film
Plot: red pubic hair, female nudity, body painting, young man, drugs, film within a film, college student, group sex, erotica, party, nudity (full frontal - brief), counterculture ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Circle of Violence - A Family Drama (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Georgia Benfield's, at her wit's end, loses control and begins physically abusing her elderly mother, just as Georgia had been abused herself as a child. As family and friends slowly begin to learn of the abuse, and long buried family ...
Plot: family crisis, parent child relationship, verbal abuse, abuse, parent, abusive relationship, physical abuse, loss of husband, mother daughter relationship, parents, old age, brawl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward ...
Style: bleak, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: rape, modeling, model, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental breakdown, suicide attempt, fashion, disintegration, rise and fall, rising to stardom, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Timmy Cleary (Sheen), comes home from soldiering, he's greeted by the open but strained arms of his two parents, John and Nettie, (Neal and Albertson). Once considered sickly and weak, he has now distinguished himself in the service and is ...
Plot: veteran, rose, regret, argument, lake, world war two veteran, husband wife relationship, alcohol, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, dance, radio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Troubled Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by true-life events, this is the sobering story of the Williams family and their process of coping with an adopted child suffering from Reactive Attachment Disorder.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: adoption, son, mother, disorder, treatment, therapy, mother son relationship, problem child, child protagonist, dog, therapist, boarder ...
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41%
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The Verdict (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: mother love, death penalty, blackmail, rape, topless, nudity (full frontal - brief), trial, mother, dead girl, french giallo, male nudity, female nudity ...
Place: lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Different Eye (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Julia and her fiancé Mark's world is shattered when they find themselves with conservator-ship of Maria, a young woman with Downs Syndrome. Can Maria teach Julia to find the beauty in life's ups and downs, or will Julia and Mark's ...
Plot: grief, family, father, down syndrome, love, mother, lawyer, marriage, promise
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Somewhere in Tonga (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: There is nothing that keeps passionate social worker Wolski in Germany. On an uninhabited island in the Kingdom of Tonga he wants to give criminal teenagers a second chance. His first candidate is Marcel, 16, and no stranger to drugs, violence and ...
Plot: teenager, bully, punishment, vandalism, trial, chores, father figure, gift, party, nosebleed, fire, boy ...
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40%
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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
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37%
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Silencing Mary (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mary Stuartson is proud to be the first in her family to attend a university, but when her roommate, Holly, is raped by the school's star football player, Mary, who is a reporter for the college newspaper, begins her own investigation.
Plot: college, party, dancing, dressing room, loyalty, drinking, rape, locker room, american football, journalism, undressing, newspaper
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Resurrection Trial (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: His job: Silence the Christians once and for all. His method: Prove the resurrection never happened. Can your faith stand up to The Prosecutor?
Style: christian film
Plot: christian propaganda, faith, testimony, atheism, doubt, trial, christianity, lawyer, courtroom, prosecutor, religion
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Majhli Didi (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Bipinchandra breaks family tradition by marrying a city girl, Hemangini, much to the chagrin of his sister-in-law, Kadambini, and her husband, Navinchandra. Things are delicate even after both women give birth to two children each. Then Hemangini ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, greed, cruelty, death of mother, brother brother relationship, child abuse, sister in law sister in law relationship, orphan, lawyer, courtroom, old man, testimony ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Son Is Innocent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes in on the boy as friends, neighbors and the media ...
Plot: rape, falsely accused, false accusation, police investigation, mistaken identity, courtroom, police interrogation, police station, imprisonment
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%