Movies like Salem Falls

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Salem Falls (2011)
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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
Plot: small town, false accusation, bigotry, injustice, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, small town life, dishonesty, disorder, life turned upside down, social relations, rape, lawyer, obsession, single mother, teenage girl, witch hunt, stranger, hypocrisy, teenage rape, loss of child, alcoholic father, rape victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new hampshire, new england

Most similar movies to Salem Falls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films with plots about small town, small town life, life is a bitch, social relations, society, hopes and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Salem Falls: Girl Fight (2011), Ring the Bell (2013), Main Street (2010), Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: high school, teenage life, disorder, youth, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, social relations, high school life, computers and web, video, bullying
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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 414
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, hopes, introspection, society, misfit, fish out of water, social relations, redemption, scout, americana, small town life, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 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: serious, tense, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: estrangement, mysterious character, introspection, intrigue, small town, social relations, small town life, dishonesty, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, small town life, teenage life, youth, friends, social relations, best friends, life turned upside down, farm, friendship between boys ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, family problems, dishonesty, estrangement, injustice, addiction, power relations, crime, dedicated lawyer, uncover truth, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
 1K
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: tense, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: false accusation, life turned upside down, social misfits, society, misfit, teenage life, small town life, social relations, life is a bitch, picked on, media circus, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: small town, redemption, social relations, college, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family relations, college life, small town life, starting over, homecoming
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: injustice, electric chair, false accusation, murder, racism, crime, siblings relations, legal investigation, deadly, dishonesty, small town life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: coma, crime, mystery, deadly, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, law enforcement, police investigation, heist, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, crimes, mystery, crime, false accusation, deadly, small town, murder, law enforcement, pump action shotgun, pistol whip, night vision goggles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: tense, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: interrogation, missing child, small town life, couples, social relations, small town, life is a bitch, police investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, crimes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 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, tense, rough, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: small town, racism, false accusation, teenage life, deadly, small town life, social decay, dishonesty, social relations, discrimination, injustice, rally ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Pastor's Wife (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Matthew Winkler, a beloved minister who, in 2006, was found shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee home, his wife and young daughters missing. Authorities soon zeroed in on Matthew's wife, Mary, as the prime suspect ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, small town, deadly, small town life, crimes, investigation, social relations, preacher, marital rape, domestic violence, trial
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Wishing Well (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widower, Mark Jansen, owns and runs the local newspaper for the Midwest town he grew up in. As he struggles to make ends meet, his daughter takes his happiness into her hands by going down to the famous wishing well their little town is known for, ...
Style: serious, feel good, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, elderly, imaginary, hopes, wish come true, family, small town life, media, journalism, fish out of water, starting over, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 179
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: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape victim, corruption, deception, rapist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 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: tense, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: celibacy, prostitute, false accusation, haunted by the past, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, cons and scams, religions or cults, small town, moral dilemma, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 737
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: serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: starting over, small town, self discovery, elderly, friends, golden years, hopes, friendship, haunted by the past, boat, dock, death of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, escapades, crumbling marriage, drugs/alcohol, friends, hopes, unfulfillment, addiction, haunted by the past, family problems, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.6
 6K
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, realistic
Plot: small town, locksmith, cat, haunted by the past, hopes, golden years, starting over, elderly, aging, locked in, man with glasses, mime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, small town, friendship, discrimination, human nature, society, family relations, life is a bitch, interracial relations, hopes, injustice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Color of Lies (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: false accusation, child murder, deadly, dishonesty, small town life, social relations, law enforcement, couples, journalism, sexual abuse, investigation, small town ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 10K
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: realistic, gloomy, rough, psychological, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, urban ghetto, society, investigation, journalism, couples, realism, dishonesty, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, working class, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 633
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
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, false accusation, woman in danger, identity theft, female stalker, photocopier, secretary
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 43K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, injustice, mayor, coastal town, political corruption, small town life, dishonesty, family problems, rivalry, friendship, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 503
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, sincere, serious
Plot: pregnancy, sexual abuse, clergy, coming of age, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, life is a bitch, social misfits, couples, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, teenage life, single parent, youth, coming of age, social relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, family relations, social decay, love affair ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, new hampshire, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 248
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: uplifting, realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: coming of age, high school, small town, ambition, on the run, youth, rivalry, clergy, prodigy, haunted by the past, sport team, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 548
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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: infidelity, rehabilitation, prison, small town, aging, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couples, going straight, family problems, love affair, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: domestic violence, murder, legal, vengeance, power relations, social relations, small town life, deadly, family problems, couples, redemption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: church, racism, interracial relations, crimes, crime, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, dedicated lawyer, haunted by the past, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%