Movies like Child of Mine

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Child of Mine (2005)
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Child of Mine (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An Alberta small-town police chief officially finds no suspect in the bloody stabbing to death of 'working girl' Jane McGill. Her daughters are adopted two years later, trough his friend Alvin, by a London couple who don't qualify yet for a correct procedure. Grace, the eldest, behaves viciously to Tess Palmer, who gave up her psychotherapist job to become their full-time mother, yet as sweetly as her little sister to new father Alfie Palmer, a struggling entrepreneur, but aggressively too toward his son Charlie, from an earlier marriage, and his grandmother. Whe the strain on the marriage becomes unbearable, Tess takes Grace to Alberta to examine suspicions about a dark past arisen during written overseas contacts.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak, realistic
Plot: adoption, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, family problems, family in danger, domestic disturbance, uncover truth, sister sister relationship, suspicion, torture, psychiatrist, child abuse, mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, in laws, siblings, scolding, danger, beating, stabbed to death, shot to death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, canada

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Most similar movies to Child of Mine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about danger, murder, crimes, family relations, deadly, parents and children and family problems mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Child of Mine: The Holding (2011), Son of Cain (2013), The Key (2007), Honour (2014), Suspension of Disbelief (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Holding (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heart-pounding suspense thriller, set on an isolated farm in England's beautiful, rugged Peak District.
Style: serious, suspense, psychological, rough, tense ...
Plot: farm, haunted by the past, murder, parents and children, psychopath, violence, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, crimes, confined, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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95%
 6.1
 827
Son of Cain (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nico Albert is a very peculiar character teenager, with exceptional intelligence and a single obsession: chess. His parents, concerned about the anomalous attitude of his son, child psychologist hired Julio Beltran. Through therapy and common hobby ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, parents and children, murder, emotional manipulation, family relations, psychologist, chess, teenager, dishonesty, family in crisis, teenage life, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.6
 633
The Key (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Depuis peu Eric Vincent, trentenaire sans histoire, a un fort sentiment de malaise. Est-ce la peur d'avoir un enfant ou celle de voir brutalement resurgir le fantôme d'un père qu'il n'a jamais connu ? Un matin, un inconnu ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, estrangement, investigation, murder, dead father, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.0
 999
Honour (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story centered on a young woman is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, track down, crimes, on the run, woman in danger, family problems, parents and children, family relations, woman, danger, deadly, chases and races
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Martin is a screenwriter, who finds himself in one of his own plays: A young woman is found dead in the Thames and no one really knows, what has happened to her.
Style: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, serious, erotic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, crimes, artists and showbiz, writer's life, missing person, uncover truth, sex scene, writers, disappearance, police, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 364
Harm's Way (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Darlene and her daughter Victoria seek refuge at a remote rural safe house for abused women that's run by the strict and tough, but folksy and supportive Bea. Things turn sour when Bea proves to be a total lunatic with an especially dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, on the run, supernatural, youth, mental illness, woman in danger, false accusation, farm, rivalry, mind game, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 6K
The Monitor (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After escaping an abusive husband, Anna and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: delusion, mother son relationship, haunted by the past, single parent, family relations, social worker, murder, overprotective mother, child in peril, abused woman, death, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 3.6
 719
Sick Boy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sick Boy stars Skye McCole Bartusiak as Lucy, a young woman who steps in for a friend to take a job babysitting a young boy confined to his room due to a mysterious illness. Lucy begins to suspect the child’s mother, played by horror legend Debbie ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, child illness, confined, parents and children, family problems, violence, murder, domestic disturbance, family relations, evil, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 12
White Lie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: uncover truth, writer's life, betrayal, dishonesty, injustice, life is a bitch, murder, artists and showbiz, hostage, writers, theft, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.2
 1K
Liars All (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On New Year's eve in London, a provocative game spins out of control and ends in murder, the true killer elusive amidst conflicting testimony and hidden motives.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, youth, new year's eve, crimes, mind game, truth or dare, sex scene, graphic violence, sexual content, wild party, homicide detective, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.2
 1K
The Ex (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, murder, vengeance, obsession, crimes, family life, manipulation, architect, woman in danger, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 101
Chosen (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows Michael Todd, a lonely college student, with no direction in his life; he is assigned a research paper about a local New Orleans legend, the tale of Erica Fisc, a girl who disappeared some twenty years prior. As he looks into the ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, investigation, on the run, cult, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep, Snap is the story of Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician who develops a crush on a young social worker.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, stalking, composer, crimes, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, danger, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 380
Fear of Water (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Rosalie Richard is found raped and dead at the foot of a cliff. This gruesome murder is the first ever in the Magdalen Islands. Her death will radically change the orderly life of Sergeant André Surprenant.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, life is a bitch, police investigation, military, law enforcement, family relations, crimes, family problems, parents and children, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.0
 2K
Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family in danger, psychopath, family problems, stalking, family in crisis, murder, stalker, deception, domestic disturbance, house, deaf woman, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: psychopath, stalking, murder, family in danger, crimes, family problems, parents and children, adoption, husband wife relationship, rivalry, domestic disturbance, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Childish Games (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When flaky novelist Mario turns up one day at the school where Daniel teaches, the educator is convinced the writer is a spirit from his repressed past, buried deep in his subconscious. As children, the two might almost have been brothers. But the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: adoption, haunted by the past, disorder, parents and children, losing-it hero, hidden identity, dishonesty, fear, murder, violence, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 206
Layla Fourie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, France, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: casino, protagonist as suspect, life turned upside down, murder, crimes, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, suspicion, guilt, lie, search for father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in danger, obsession, family life, infidelity, hidden identity, stalking, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.0
 449
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, hit and run, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, haunted by the past, athlete and trainer, parents and children, gangsters, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, rivalry, sport, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.2
 112
Suburban Bliss (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Catherine, a rebellious pre-teen who has been deeply affected by her parents’ divorce, plays a game which involves crossing a dangerous road with her eyes closed. She becomes friends with the girl next door, the quiet Ariane, to the consternation ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: overprotective parent, teenage life, rebelliousness, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, parents and children, social differences, youth, parents separation, murder, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 85
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 976
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, neo noir, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, social decay, emotionless, corpse, urban ghetto, gangsters, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.8
 2K
The List (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sudden death tied to a list from the past leads to unimaginable evil. Fresh out of law school and full of hope for the future, Renny Jacobson is stunned by his father's sudden death--and then by the terms of the will: the elder Jacobson has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: intrigue, crimes, uncover truth, supernatural ability, supernatural, haunted by the past, murder, secret society, rivalry, heroes, battles, contract ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 590
Corridor (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Lonely medical student Frank is pleased with his flat, a quiet place to focus on his coming exams. But when he meets the girl upstairs, the intrusive Lotte, he realizes there is something wrong with the place. Each time he leaves his apartment, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: apartment building, mystery, crimes, murder, student, neighbor, uncover truth, suspicion, domestic disturbance, concierge, stalker, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 23
Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, political corruption, graphic violence, state affairs, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Disappeared (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, teenage life, destiny, crimes, brother, disappearance, working class, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%