Movies like Salem Falls

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Salem Falls (2011)
 5.6
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Salem Falls (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with a troubled past tries to settle down in a small town, finds love and then ends up being the target of a witch hunt.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: small town, false accusation, bigotry, diner, starting over, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, injustice, life is a bitch, dishonesty, social relations, hopes, obsession, teenage girl, dark secret, child molester, sex maniac, rape, teacher student relationship, small town life, disorder, lawyer, forest, single mother, witch hunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, new hampshire

Most similar movies to Salem Falls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about small town, life is a bitch, hopes, society, social relations, small town life and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Salem Falls: Hide Away (2011), Blackbird (2012), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013), Girl Fight (2011), Back to School Mom (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 816
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, small town, hopes, haunted by the past, society, elderly, bittersweet, friends, golden years, waitress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 2K
Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: false accusation, society, injustice, small town, prison, perjury, life turned upside down, social relations, picked on, teasing, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, injustice, family problems, legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.3
 1K
Girl Fight (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, Girl Fight recounts the harrowing story of a 16-year-old, stellar high school student whose life spirals downward when her former friends conspire to upload onto the Internet a shocking video of them beating her up.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: high school, teenage life, life turned upside down, family relations, social relations, high school life, parents and children, youth, disorder, computers and web, video, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: college, redemption, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, college life, homecoming, starting over, bittersweet, small town, mother son relationship, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, rough, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, racism, haunted by the past, society, amateur detective, crimes, legal investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: realistic, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, split personality, mystery, investigation, haunted by the past, domestic violence, deadly, law enforcement, psychopath, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Least Among Saints (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends — and one another’s last shot at redemption.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, redemption, escapades, orphan, boy, journey, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, youth, teenage life, social relations, drugs, harvest, police, romance, crimes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 664
Identity Theft (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie is rated 14+ because it includes: -Sexual content and Nudity, by this it only shows kisses between the two main characters and ways of showing affection like hugging, ect. It also shows women in no such lingere, nor men. All characters ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: cons and scams, woman in danger, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, identity theft, impersonation, female stalker, crime, criminal heroes, secretary, photocopier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 426
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, redemption, social relations, disorder, society, introspection, misfit, hopes, small town life, scout, americana, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, family life, social worker, family problems, legal, small town, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, danger, family relations, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 517
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, small town, sexual abuse, teenage life, parents and children, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Town Without Pity (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Grant.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: village, military life, culture clash, courtroom, soldier, small town, death sentence, rape, social relations, village life, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 50s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 103
Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, haunted by the past, lifestyle, moral dilemma, clergy, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, society, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
 164
The Repentant (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Algeria region of the high flatlands. As Islamist groups continue to spread terror, Rashid, a young Jihadist, leaves the mountains to return to his village. In keeping with the law « of pardon and national harmony », he has to surrender to the ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, terrorism, homecoming, social relations, family relations, parents and children, hopes, society, haunted by the past, tragic past, village, village life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 76
Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, state affairs, society, human nature, dishonesty, political corruption, injustice, forceful separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.2
 1K
The Klansman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, interracial relations, ku klux klan, injustice, discrimination, rivalry, vengeance, legal, police corruption, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, young lovers, college graduate, family relations, fall in love, romance, island, family problems, social relations, small town, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 2K
Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mysterious character, estrangement, introspection, small town, intrigue, dishonesty, small town life, social relations, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 282
Phoenix 11·23 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the fall of 2004, Eric Bertrand, a 14 years , created a website inspired by "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" to defend the Catalan language. One night, thirty civil guards of anti-terrorist squad Madrid, burst into his home ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, against the odds, fighting the system, rebellion, teenage life, life turned upside down, youth, society, dishonesty, injustice, computers and web, website ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, spain, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 2K
Chrystal (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, death in the family, starting over, homecoming, dysfunctional family, addiction, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, grief, redemption, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 205
Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: injustice, sexual abuse, society, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, strong female presence, violence against women, legal system, justice, police corruption, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 7K
Manglehorn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: AJ Manglehorn is an aging, ordinary guy in a small town. He nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day. But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he’s ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: small town, cat, starting over, haunted by the past, aging, golden years, elderly, hopes, father son relationship, loneliness, locksmith, locked in ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: adoption, couples, terminal illness, single parent, homecoming, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, social relations, unfulfillment, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 573
Coastlines (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local sheriff.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, going straight, starting over, vengeance, rehabilitation, couples, dishonesty, family problems, human nature, friendship, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 1K
Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, disturbing, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, injustice, racism, dishonesty, fighting the system, state affairs, dedicated lawyer, human spirit, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, alabama, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 11K
God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, investigation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, down on your luck, society, crimes, life is a bitch, working class, death, suspicion, couples ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 278
America Brown (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: realistic, uplifting, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, sport, redemption, on the run, youth, ambition, hopes, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%