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Suburban Madness (2004)
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: private detective, murder, infidelity, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface, graphic violence, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, couples, infidelity and family problems mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Suburban Madness: The Two Mr. Kissels (2008), Deceit (2004), The Other Woman (2008), In His Hands (2005), Guilty Hearts (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending
Plot: murder, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, dangerous attraction, deadly, life is a bitch, who done it, couples, dishonesty, crimes, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, mystery, unfulfillment, rivalry, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 918
In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, couples, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, couples, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, crumbling marriage, family problems, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
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78%
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Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, courtroom drama, legal action, crimes, family problems, dishonesty, legal, under the surface, criminal heroes, eccentric family, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
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78%
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Naomi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilan Ben-Natan is a man on his sixties and a well-known professor of astrophysics at the University of Haifa. He is married with Naomi, a 28 years old, attractive book illustrator. Inclined to suspect, he finds out her wife's betrayal and then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, love triangle, infidelity, couples, crimes, deadly, crumbling marriage, redemption, investigation, disposing of a dead body, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, self defense, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, couples, crimes of passion, uncover truth, false accusation, small town, who done it, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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A Kiss and a Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a quiet Ontario town, a small Bed and Breakfast dwells with a perverse secret. David Beck, a closet sociopath, but seemingly normal man, runs the B & B with his wife Samantha, a fiery woman with masochistic tendencies. The harmony of the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, tense
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, police investigation, couple relations, under the surface, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, sociopath, secret, masochist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ontario canada
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73%
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Summer Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The young wife of a tobacco farmer falls in love with their handsome hired hand.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, crimes, love and romance, deadly, dishonesty, murderous pair, dull life, farm, couples, destructive relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, north carolina
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73%
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 ⇓
71%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, femme fatale, serial killer, psychopath, couples, family problems, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
68%
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 248
InSearchOf (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sex is why we're all here. Power. Love. Sex. We're all looking for something. Ten characters each of whose lust sends them on a journey of discovery - sometimes decadent - spearhead the narrative threads in this unconventional American ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: infidelity, womanizer, looking for sex, sexual relations, couples, dishonesty, life is a bitch, male female relationship, adultery, sexual content, alcohol, sex in car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Big Fall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, danger, heist, mystery, missing person, chase, espionage, crimes, investigation, murder, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Wrong Woman (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this fresh take on Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man,” Ellen Plainview, a sweet, caring, working wife and mother, answers the door one afternoon to learn that she is under arrest for attempted murder.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal action, law enforcement, love affair, couples, couple relations, crimes, court case, society, female protagonist, deadly, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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90 Minutes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Director Eva Sørhaug (Cold Lunch) reveals the rage and violence lurking beneath seemingly tranquil domesticity in her bold and uncompromising sophomore feature.
Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, contemplative, rough ...
Plot: violence spree, family relations, family problems, danger, domestic disturbance, crimes, marital rape, deadly, graphic violence, breaking point, under the surface, domestic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 552
Little Chenier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: LITTLE CHENIER: A CAJUN STORY is the story of a young man who lives a simple life on a houseboat in the Louisiana bayou with his mentally handicapped brother until one is accused of a crime in the small town.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: mentally challenged, mental illness, deputy sheriff, houseboat, against the odds, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, uneducated, family problems, disability, mental retardation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.7
 660
The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, society, church, estrangement, religions or cults, mormon, uncover truth, oracle, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Robert is an art photographer who is totally controlled by his wife Hallie. When they go on vacation in New York, they leave their house to their friends, Zack and Sophie. When they return, they find their house a total mess, but Zack and Sophie ask ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dull life, breakup, profanity, sexual content, track down, voyeurism, love triangle, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, vengeance, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, life turned upside down, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, disorder, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
64%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, graphic violence, couples, family relations, family problems, crimes, crumbling marriage, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, racism, protagonist as suspect, going straight, fighting the system, injustice, frame up, redemption, crimes, society, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 976
Bad Habits (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The first feature film from director Simon Bross, the drama Bad Habits shows how a person's approach to food greatly affects one's life. Jimena Ayala plays a nun named Matilde who believes that eating next to nothing will help God stop the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: physical appearance, nun, addiction, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, infidelity, parents and children, mentally unstable, religions or cults, obsession, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: trial, courtroom drama, investigation, crimes, dedicated lawyer, obsession, murder, legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, true crime, one last case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Bas-fonds (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 68 min.
Story: On the outskirts of civilisation, three young women, Magalie, Marie-Steph and Barbara live a desperate life together. Drowning in alcohol, they both lust for and hate one another, coupling like animals. Yet gradually they become enmeshed in a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, femme fatale, destructive relationship, dishonesty, couples, lifestyle, life is a bitch, family relations, human nature, crimes, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime, battle of the sexes, couples, family problems, vengeance, suburban life, suburbs, infidelity, social decay, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 175
Open Gate (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In East Texas, a rodeo clown and bull fighters happens upon a drug-smuggling operation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, drug dealing, dishonesty, crimes, lifestyle, life is a bitch, small town, drug smuggling, small town life, couples, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, death of daughter, grief, country house, teenage life, family relations, crimes, hopes, family problems, deadly, youth, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%