Movies like The Elizabeth Smart Story

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The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003)
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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: thought provoking, suspense, psychological, rough, suspenseful
Plot: child abuse, true crime, child rape, kidnapping, teenage girl, missing child, cult, false identity, escape, religious cult, survival, captivity, prison, large family, adoption, father figure, chores, drinking alcohol, campfire, drinking
Place: utah, salt lake city utah

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Most similar movies to The Elizabeth Smart Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, rough, realistic and serious films with plots about kidnapping, murder, crimes, teenage girl, confined, life is a bitch and true crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Elizabeth Smart Story: 3096 Days (2013), Eden (2012), I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989), Nine Dead (2009), Cleveland Abduction (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, child abuse, rape, life is a bitch, missing child, psychological torture, captivity, confinement indoors, teenage girl, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The disturbing true-story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story.
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, touching, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapped girl, true crime, psychopath, rape, kidnapped, kidnapping, police detective, parents and children, autobiography, abduction, child abduction ...
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Eden (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, sex trafficking, slavery, teenage life, smuggling, captivity, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, innocence lost ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
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100%
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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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 ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, pedophile, kidnapping, child molestation, sexual abuse, starting over, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, captivity, parents and children, crimes, perversion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1980, year 1972, year 1974
Place: northern california
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100%
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Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: surprise ending, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, kidnapping, captivity, riddles and clues, crimes, survival, abduction, murder, mystery, clue, manipulation, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
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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, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger, life is a bitch, rape, isolation, confined, true crime, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: ohio, usa
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67%
A Regular Woman (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hatun "Aynur" Sürücü, a vibrant young Turkish woman and mother is murdered at 23 by her youngest brother in an honor killing. Forced into an abusive arranged marriage with a cousin in Istanbul at 16 by her devout Muslim family, Anyur ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, thought provoking, rough
Plot: brother sister relationship, hijab, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, life is a bitch, muslim, female protagonist, teenage pregnancy, stalking, arranged marriage, child custody, violence against women ...
Time: year 2005
Place: germany, istanbul turkey, berlin germany
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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, serious ...
Plot: human trafficking, sexual abuse, child rape, forced prostitution, kidnapping, sex slavery, sex slave, child molestation, missing child, sex with a minor, slavery, virgin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, new jersey, el paso texas, texas, new york ...
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100%
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Real Men (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A powerful and disturbing two-part drama about sexual manipulation, the loss of innocence and betrayal of trust, starring Ben Daniels. A policeman's determination to solve the three-year-old case of an abducted schoolboy leads him to uncover a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, touching
Plot: child abuse, children's home, children, lie, police investigation, mystery, sexual abuse, investigation, rape, bullying, fear, police
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33%
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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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: abduction, kidnapping, captivity, locked in a room, 18 year old, confined, child in peril, power relations, crimes, held captive, child abduction, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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32%
Girl in the Bunker (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in 2006 and based on the true story of Elizabeth Shoaf, this powerful film explores the tension-filled ten days Elizabeth was kidnapped and held prisoner by Vinson Filyaw. Imprisoned in a secret underground bunker hidden deep in the woodland, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: rape of a minor, bunker, kidnapping, teenage girl, sexual assault, sex slave, sexual predator, police, impersonating a police officer, rape, pedophilia, cell phone ...
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32%
Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man kidnaps two girls in Oregon triggering the Amber Alert system throughout many surrounding states.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, missing child, investigation, disturbed individual, teenage girl, police investigation, police officer, anguish, kidnapped girl, policewoman, adolescent girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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31%
Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On the afternoon of August 3, 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was abducted after finishing cheerleading practice in a San Diego suburb. When the bodies of her mother and brother were found in the burned home of family friend James DiMaggio later ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: true crime, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, 16 year old, abduction, kidnapped child, child abduction, investigation, disappearance, uncover truth, forensics, kidnapped ...
Place: california, san diego california, idaho
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31%
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, bleak, harsh, rough, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, captivity, confined, crimes, mentally unstable, murder, family problems, court, threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
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31%
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, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, police officer killed, crimes, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, confined, legal, law enforcement, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
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30%
My Little Baby, Jaya (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Won-Sool is an adult man with cerebral palsy. His daughter Jaya is his pride and joy. Jaya though is bullied at school and even worse things happen to her. Won-Sool later decides to get revenge on his daughter's tormentors.
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, bad ending
Plot: cerebral palsy, teenage girl, bullying, injustice, brutality, father daughter relationship, single father, mockery, betrayal by friend, revenge, family relations, disability ...
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30%
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Lamb of God (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The kidnapping 77-year-old man in Argentina forces his daughter to return to Buenos Aires after years of exile abroad.
Style: serious, thought provoking, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, state affairs, crimes, politics, confined, missing person, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, dictatorship, exile
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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30%
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The Third Nail (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man is sentenced to life in prison for killing two children, a crime he didn't commit. DNA evidence sets him free, but there is no hiding from the prison gang that wants him dead. When his own daughter is abducted and apparently ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: priest, faith, wrongful conviction, falsely accused, religious faith, ex convict, child abduction, life is a bitch, uncover truth, kidnapping, false accusation, investigation ...
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30%
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Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rape, showdown, child abduction, teenage rape, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
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30%
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, injustice, crimes, folk hero, dishonesty, life is a bitch, death in the family, courtroom drama, dealing with death, legal, journalism ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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30%
Roberto Succo (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of France he meets Léa, age 16. Between his increasingly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, melancholic, captivating
Plot: true crime, murder, prison, rape, kidnapping, female nudity, corpse, on the road, gun, gore, laundry drying on clothes line
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30%
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Still Here (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Monique Watson goes missing in Brooklyn, New York. Police are not doing anything to find a lead, instead they go after the family. The subject drops on the desk of the young journalist, Christian Baker.
Style: suspenseful, rough, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: african american, discrimination, media, missing girl, ignorance, police, kidnapping, investigative reporter, journalism, family relations, empathy, journalist
Place: new york
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30%
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Beaten (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Justina is a fifteen years old girl who lives with her mother and stepfather in Mexico City. In her sexual-awakening, she starts flirting with the only man in her life, her stepfather, causing the accidental murder of her mother and stepfather. ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir
Plot: teenager, murder, police, sexual awakening, stockholm syndrome, flirting, gang rape, stepfather, rape, police corruption, femme fatale, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
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30%
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?nos (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Creation of the Slovak republic in 1993 and first years of its existence are marked with mafia connected to the highest places of the new government. True story about the hijacking of the son of the first president of the Slovak republic.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: politics, kidnapping, politician, intrigue, true crime, kidnapped, european history, male objectification, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), butt naked, bespectacled male ...
Time: 90s
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30%
The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: William Popper is the son of a stockbroker and is thoroughly disenchanted with "the system." So much so that even though he can prove that he ran over a woman in his car entirely by accident, he accepts a sentence for manslaughter.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak
Plot: escape, college, courtroom, on the run, legal, prison, manslaughter, car accident, estrangement, stock broker, injustice, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, canada
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29%
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, prison, courtroom drama, price of justice, confined, journalism, legal, going straight, crimes, true crime ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
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29%
A Killer Among Friends (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, family relations, grief, drowning, true crime, lie, killer, false friend, investigation, rivalry, conflict, rivals ...
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29%
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Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, legal investigation, legal action, injustice, society, judge, court, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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29%
American Pastoral (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.
Style: emotional, rough, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: vietnam war, parent child relationship, stuttering, hopelessness, teenage girl, terrorism, hiding, dysfunctional family, beauty queen, manhunt, cheating wife, political activism ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: usa
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29%
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Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, psychopath, criminal heroes, introspection, parents and children, violence, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, strangulation, truck driver ...
Time: contemporary
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29%