Movies like The Runaway 2000

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The Runaway (2000)
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the town's new sheriff, Frank Richards (Dean Cain), to reopen the investigation of the unsolved murders of three black men. While the town would prefer that the truth remain hidden, the sheriff pursues the case, determined to see justice prevail. The Runaway is a stirring story of how friendship, determination and conviction can generate racial change in one heart or an entire town.
Style: tense, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, friendship, murder, crimes, society, law enforcement, lifestyle, social relations, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder investigation, small town, friends, americana, police investigation, small town life, segregation, corpse, raft, interracial friendship, deadly, south
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: usa, georgia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Runaway: Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006), Interstate 84 (2000), Color of Justice (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, society, life is a bitch, crimes, discrimination, social decay, introspection, injustice, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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95%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: captivating, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, who done it, murder, law enforcement, mystery, gangsters, police station, police officer, domestic disturbance, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
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72%
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Interstate 84 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a body is found floating in an upstate New York river, hard-drinking cop Joe Weldon is left with few clues. After uncovering the man's identity - an enigmatic simpleton named Hap - Weldon is led to the crooked hustler who took advantage of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, life is a bitch, introspection, uncover truth, murder, law enforcement, crimes, misfit, small town life, mystery, mysterious character, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, courtroom, injustice, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, church, religions or cults, estrangement, society, uncover truth, oracle, dishonesty, on the run, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: police detective, uncover truth, police investigation, who done it, frame up, political conspiracy, wartime life, injustice, law enforcement, serial killer, society, crimes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, florida, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, uncover truth, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, hopes, interracial relations, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, redemption, idealism, price of justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, civil war, friendship, family relations, youth, hopes, coming of age, mountain ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, electric chair, injustice, siblings relations, wrongfully committed, haunted by the past, small town, small town life, death row ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, mystery, couples, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, murder, cons and scams, siblings relations, cocaine, tattoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
At the Gate of the Ghost (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Adapted from Japanese film called Rashomon, U Mong Pa Meung (The Outrage) takes place in a wood during Thai’s Lanna period where a mysterious murder happens. The story is told through three witnesses: a young monk, woodcutter and undertaker.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, society, who done it, injustice, dishonesty, under the surface, tunnel ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, politics, crimes, dishonesty, political conspiracy, price of justice, political corruption, state affairs ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
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59%
Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: prank, friendship, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, mystery, disorder, murder, friends, youth, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, neo noir
Plot: unlikely criminals, lifestyle, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, small town, drug smuggling, couple relations, uncover truth, americana, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, life is a bitch, society, coming of age, youth, opposites attract, hopes, discrimination ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: desert, crimes, mind game, on the road, murder, interracial relations, racism, racial relations, driving, wedding, down on your luck, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, dishonesty, against humanity, family relations, life is a bitch, clergy, haunted by the past, priest, americana, social relations, society, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, racism, false accusation, small town, courtroom, social relations, crimes, society, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, uncover truth, interracial relations, police investigation, vandalism, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, society, crimes, violence, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, heist, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, small town, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1994, year 1992
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
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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: disturbing, emotional, psychological, suspense, biting ...
Plot: family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, racism, marital rape, murder, graphic violence, injustice, courtroom drama, small town life, society, legal ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Dark Wind (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Indian police officer is mixed up in murder and drug smuggling on the reservation.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, desert, murder, conspiracy, dishonesty, police investigation, society, supernatural ability, drug dealing, special agents, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, child molester, split personality, mystery, investigation, haunted by the past, domestic violence, psychopath, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, crimes of passion, couples, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, law enforcement, betrayal, investigation, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, couples, love affair, couple relations, crimes, court case, female protagonist, society, prostitute, internet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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48%