Movies like Subwave

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Subwave (1995)
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Subwave (1995)
Original name: A Family Divided
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, court, trial, fire, son, family crisis, regret, abuse, statutory rape, dormitory, party, lawyer, mother, father son relationship, swimming pool

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Most similar movies to Subwave

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about rape, court, trial, lawyer, courtroom, mother daughter relationship and murder mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Subwave: Recommendation for Mercy (1975), Promised a Miracle (1988), My Son Is Innocent (1996), Troubled Child (2012), Silent Witness (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: court, rape, murder, rape accusation, teenager
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: diabetic, faith, trial, small town, preacher, insulin, prayer, son, court, prison, jail, death ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, imprisonment, police station, police interrogation, false accusation, courtroom, police investigation, mistaken identity
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: son, problem child, child protagonist, adoption, mother, treatment, disorder, therapy, mother son relationship, dog, injury, interracial kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: family conflict, rape, fear, rapist, testimony, court, family relations, rape victim, husband wife relationship, trial, secret, witness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, civil rights, rape, racist, jury, interracial relations, clock, african american, hotel, trial, businessman, cross cultural relations ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: daughter, mother, mother daughter relationship, footprint, court, murder, trial
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, love, small town, americana, age difference, community, male female relationship, son, widow
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Conviction (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A girl and her art professor get trapped inside a castle-museum after it closes at night. After a little resistance she agrees to have sex with him, but then she sues the professor for rape. The professor will have to prove his innocence.
Style: controversial
Plot: court, rape, museum, professor, attorney, dysfunctional marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), courtroom, female nudity, trial, pubic hair, male nudity ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, loss of husband, parent, physical abuse, abusive relationship, abuse, mother daughter relationship, verbal abuse, brawl, old age, parents ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, male friendship, fatherhood, campfire, father son relationship, friendship between men
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sex education, abortion, high school, rape, pill, happy ending, classroom, party, mother daughter relationship, infidelity, doctor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: bed, dream, party, dinner, aunt, punishment, aunt nephew relationship, father figure, therapy, kneeling, beating, trial ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: phonograph record, doctor, wedding, unhappiness, photo album, pregnancy, dream, photographer, cane, old woman, library, rejection ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, suicide attempt, mental breakdown, disintegration, fashion, losing-it hero, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Share (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
Plot: rape, high school, 16 year old, female director, locker room, bruise, pot smoking, repeated scene, party, hardware store, watching a video, drink ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Scream from Silence (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A director and an editor, both woman, cannot work on a movie presenting the rape of a nurse without reacting on the scenes they're working on, the situation of womanhood in general, and the way the 'Justice' handle those cases of rape.
Plot: rape, female director, interview, rapist, male female relationship, contemplating suicide, hate, rape victim, feminism, misogyny, shame, courtroom ...
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Verdict (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: rape, blackmail, death penalty, death sentence, mother love, kidnapping, dead girl, female nudity, murder, french giallo, nudity (full frontal - brief), mother ...
Place: lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, marital rape, murder, injustice, graphic violence, crimes, legal, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
For the Love of Nancy (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.
Style: witty, psychological, touching, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: anorexia, college, eating disorder, mental illness, police station, teenage life, physical appearance, parents and children, youth, fighting crime, society, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: handcuffs, reenactment, alcoholic, boyfriend, lawyer, fbi, ceo, musician, prison sentence, news reporter, soccer, college ...
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 386
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, touching, suspenseful
Plot: woman in danger, musician's life, custody, social differences, witnessing a crime, gang, crimes, society, artists and showbiz, prodigy, blackmail, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A STRANGER IN THE MIRROR (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on Sidney Sheldons novel.
Plot: cruise ship, fame, actress, comedian, casting couch, hollywood sign, ambition, mother daughter relationship, starlet, revenge, swimming pool, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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A House Divided (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: white male black female relationship, family relations, family secret, slavery, interracial relations, inheritance, secret, court, mixed race child, social injustice, racial prejudice, sibling rivalry ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The life and wanton times of Errol Flynn
Plot: trial, court, autobiography, film within a film, alcohol abuse, backstage, train, jealousy, restaurant, marriage, swimming pool, rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 28K
A Civil Action (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to "get rid of" a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything - including his career and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom drama, lawsuit, court, small town, law firm, leukemia, legal investigation, uncover truth, price of justice, corporate crimes, reach out ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, new york, washington d.c., massachusetts, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 736
Jaded (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an innocent young girl finds herself befriended by two sexy, uninhibited girls at a small-town bar, she discovers that they have more planned than just a party-and she's central to the action.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian seduction, investigation, rape, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, dishonesty, mind game, legal, gays and lesbians, deadly, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perfect Mother (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir ...
Plot: divorce, murder, brother brother relationship, beating, abuse, trial, loyalty, false identity, court, mother in law, in laws, child custody ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 142
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, war crime, concentration camp, doctor, execution, nazi, secret, survivor, murder, rape, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: cult film, underground film
Plot: group sex, film within a film, red pubic hair, young man, party, sex, masturbation, drugs, college student, body painting, nudity (full frontal - brief), counterculture ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%