Movies like Deep Family Secrets

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Deep Family Secrets (1997)
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Deep Family Secrets (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tale of hidden family scandals. A young woman journeys back to her birthplace and discovers that much of what she had always taken for granted concerning her family life was a lie.
Plot: dysfunctional family, beauty salon, beautician, dark secret, abusive wife

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, suspense and psychological films with plots about murder, mystery, dark secret, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations and mother daughter relationship mostly in Thriller genres. Some movies like Deep Family Secrets: Wait Until Dark (1967), The Maddening (1995), Crimen en familia (1985), Betrothed (2016), Killer Grandma (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heroin, disability, home invasion, blindness, murder, crimes, drug dealing, blind woman, neighbor, photographer, blind character, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, montreal
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95%
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The Maddening (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this psycho-thriller, a little girl and her mother find themselves the focus of a crazed couple's delusions. The horror begins after Cassie has a fight with her husband David and takes off in the car with their young daughter Samantha. ...
Style: scary, mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, hostage, on the road, torture, lesbian sex, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, blind ambition, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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Crimen en familia (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Story: A wife and her kids plan the killing of the abusive husband and father. Based on a real crime.
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, killing an animal, hunting, female nudity, domineering father, fascist, rape, male nudity, shot in the head
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Betrothed (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trip to the store turns into a surreal nightmare when a college student is kidnapped by a deranged, dysfunctional family. Now Audra West finds herself trapped in the middle of the desert, and betrothed to Adam, the youngest son of the murderous ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, scary ...
Plot: torture, dysfunctional family, violence, abduction, arranged marriage, kidnapping, forced marriage, survival, escape attempt, confinement indoors, human nature, trapped ...
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Killer Grandma (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Melissa, a happily married woman with an eight-year-old daughter, invites her husband's mother to live with them, only to realize that Grandma is unhinged and wants to kidnap Melissa's daughter to replace her own dead child.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, kidnapping, abduction, family, kids and family, family relations, mother in law, mother in law daughter in law relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, child abduction ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Deadly Secret (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A real estate tycoon suddenly finds himself the victim of a blackmailer, who knows about his participation in the murder of a girl when he was a college student.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: past coming back to haunt, lover lover relationship, dark secret, blackmail, haunted by the past, college student, suspicion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, blackmailer, murder, flashback, sex scene ...
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Mississippi Murder (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An amazing murder mystery taking place in a setting that no one would expect the coast of Mississippi. A young woman tried to live a normal life despite a horrible upbringing. But she will learn her past will haunt her once more.
Style: enigmatic, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murderer, murder, tragic past, haunted by the past, murder investigation, dark secret, murder mystery, female protagonist, mystery
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Web of Deception (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Philip Pearloff is a prominent forensic psychiatrist, with a beautiful wife and a successful practice. But when he meets a beautiful woman, his loyalty is tested and he is drawn to her advances. After a night of passion, she becomes ...
Plot: psychopath, courtroom, adultery, suicide
Place: san francisco
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What We Found (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Close friends Marcus and Holly begin their freshman year at a tough public high school in Baltimore County, Maryland. When Cassie, a well liked senior at the school, disappears suspiciously, both of their lives change forever. Together, will they ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: friendship, friends, bullying, disappearance, youth, suburbs, mysterious character, gossip and rumors, small town, social relations, parent child relationship, secret ...
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59%
 5.1
 585
The Good Nanny (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When strong-willed Summer Pratt takes a job at a beautiful estate as the new nanny to a sweet but sad little girl named Sophie, she soon starts to suspect something is very wrong with the beautiful, wealthy couple who call themselves her parents.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, scary, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: nanny, kidnapping, female protagonist, little girl, death of protagonist, family relations, dark secret, husband wife relationship, imaginary friend, strange person, family secret, paranoia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Wrong Nanny (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stella Armstrong hires Blake, a seemingly perfect nanny, to help with her twin baby boys, only to discover that the young woman is the daughter she gave up for adoption at birth - an act Blake wants to avenge by destroying Stella's life and ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: nanny, estranged daughter, mother and daughter, mother daughter relationship, family, mother daughter estrangement, birth mother, family problems, vengeance, kids and family, revenge, family relations ...
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57%
Killer Daddy Issues (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An equestrian discovers her family's estate harbors an unfathomable secret.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, entertaining
Plot: estate, male female relationship, family problems, relationship problems, relationships, family relations, love interest, family secret, living together, couple relations, newlyweds, conflict ...
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54%
 5.3
 3K
Wicked (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cul-de-sac in an oppressive suburb becomes a literal dead end for wife and mother Karen Christianson (Chelsea Field) when she is brutally murdered in her own home. In the wake of the event, Karen's teenage daughter Ellie (Julia Stiles) begins ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, golf, infidelity, dysfunctional family, murder, suburbs, police investigation, nanny, satire, jealousy, death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
American Fable (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her father, Abe, a good and beloved farmer, is holding a wealthy man hostage in their abandoned silo in order to save their suffering farm, she befriends the captive in secret. As the truth unfolds about who he ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: farmer, hostage, psychopath, moral dilemma, brother sister relationship, held captive, teenager, child in peril, threat, dark secret, child's point of view, ransom ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
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48%
A Nightmare Come True (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eerie dreams that haunt a young nurse heighten the mystery surrounding her mother's sudden disappearance.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: dream, missing person, mother, parents, mystery, premonition, basement, abusive husband, freezer, murder, diary, husband murders wife ...
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House of Good and Evil (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a family tragedy in the chaotic city, Chris and Maggie Conley, in a last-ditch effort to save their dying marriage, purchase an isolated home in the deepest woods, to which they quickly discover evil has a key.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family in danger, crumbling marriage, family problems, isolation, family tragedy, husband wife relationship, relationship problems, marriage crisis, marital problem, relationships, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who’s on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the ...
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric ...
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Girl (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman returns to her small hometown intent on killing her abusive father only to discover someone murdered him the day before. As the girl searches for answers, she uncovers a family legacy more dangerous than she'd imagined.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Secret Obsession (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newlywed Jennifer is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop. While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell , is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he ...
Style: suspense, intense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Error in Judgment (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A shrink makes an error in judgment when she introduces her unstable female patient, an artist, to her lusty husband, an art dealer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: ambush, dark secret, pregnancy, nightmare, ambulance, private investigator, depression, dysfunctional marriage, hospital, surveillance, drawing, flashback ...
Place: los angeles
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41%
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 324
Body Language (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ambitious Betsy is happy: she gets promoted to a leading management position. Her happiness is spoiled only a little by problems with a boyfriend who feels neglected and an harassing boss. She realizes much too late that her secretary Norma is ...
Plot: secretary, murder, office, relationships, career woman, dating, sexual relations, elevator, revenge, boss, dinner, identity theft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 296
Dead Silence (1991)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three young students go into a holiday which rapidly turns into horror as they hit-and-run a lonely hitchhiker in desert. They decide to keep the accident a secret, but as more and more evidence begins to turn up, they face the contradiction between ...
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Time: 90s
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37%
 4.7
 385
The Kindred (2021)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After her father’s suicide, a young mother investigates what led to his death. But when she is haunted by spirits and unearths an unsolved mystery from 30 years ago, she discovers a dark family history that could prove deadly for her child.
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Knuckleball (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12 year old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, when his secretive grandfather dies suddenly in the night.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: farm, trap, maniac, isolation, mystery, struggle for survival, dark secret, family secret, showdown, neighbor, trapped, deathtrap
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33%
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Dead Silent (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Julia Kerrbridge is working hard to become a doctor. Suddenly, Julia finds herself the guardian of her young niece, Amanda, after her parents were found murdered.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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31%
My Father's Other Family (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Story: Shelby is devastated after her father's death. Curious about her family connections, she decides to look up the DNA-based family tree, and is surprised to find out that her father had another daughter. She goes on a mission to find her sibling ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: family secret, death of father, double life, half sister, dysfunctional family, stepsister stepsister relationship, family, step siblings, family relations, sister sister relationship, sisters, social problems ...
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30%
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 9K
Acrimony (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.
Style: tragic ending, emotional, rough, tense, captivating ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, divorce, attempted murder, depression, financial problem, deception, betrayal, revenge, unfaithful husband, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, female psychopath ...
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Expecting Mercy (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A couple on the run find themselves dealing with the hidden cameras that have been installed at the bed-and-breakfast where they choose to hide out.
Style: surprise ending, psycho sexual
Plot: voyeurism, dysfunctional marriage, hidden camera, elopement, rape, videotaped sex, peeping tom, peeping, lovers on the run, pornographic video, innkeeper, topless woman ...
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29%
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Some Beasts (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A family travels to a remote island in southern Chile. During the trip they try to convince the grandparents to support them financially to build a hotel in the place. Nicolás, the man who crossed them disappears, leaving the family trapped on the ...
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, disturbing
Plot: island, family relations, family problems, husband wife relationship, family vacation, self discovery, vacation, dysfunctional family, relationships, relationship problems, trap, family ...
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29%
Pacific Heights (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, clever, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, manipulation, yuppie, mind game, lodger, con artists, cons and scams, eviction, family problems, mastermind, terrorizing, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, beverly hills
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29%