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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, small town life, injustice, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, social relations, starting over, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, disorder, witch hunt, magic spell, hypocrisy, teenage girl, good samaritan, teenage rape, alcoholic father, teenage girl in underwear, girl stripped down to panties, child molester, father daughter incest, semen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and touching films with plots about small town, small town life, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, society and hopes mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Salem Falls: Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011), Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013), Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007), Carolina Skeletons (1991), Girl Fight (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, small town, crimes, mystery, false accusation, deadly, law enforcement, funeral, tied to a chair, bound and gagged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: friendship, small town, coming of age, small town life, teenage life, youth, friends, best friends, life turned upside down, social relations, broom, harvest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: coma, murder, crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, small town, law enforcement, investigation, uncover truth, heist, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1994
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, injustice, racism, electric chair, protagonist as suspect, crime, small town, legal investigation, death row, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, teenage life, computers and web, youth, parents and children, high school life, life turned upside down, family relations, social relations, disorder, video, bullying
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, fish out of water, introspection, americana, small town life, hopes, misfit, society, social relations, disorder, scout ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, teenage life, small town, life turned upside down, youth, social misfits, small town life, injustice, life is a bitch, misfit, society, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: bleak, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, mayor, coastal town, injustice, parents and children, political corruption, legal action, legal, rivalry, life is a bitch, human nature, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, single parent, small town life, coming of age, society, family problems, family relations, social relations, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
Place: massachusetts, new england, new hampshire, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, lawyer, courtroom, judge, homecoming, murder, hotshot lawyer, parents and children, parent child relationship, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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66%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, clergy, small town, moral dilemma, redemption, religions or cults, dishonesty, cons and scams, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, prison, friendship, redemption, church, self discovery, false accusation, couples, social relations, friends, gays and lesbians, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, ohio, new england, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: offbeat, serious, touching, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: small town, coming of age, small town life, youth, social relations, friendship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, infidelity, neo noir, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: starting over, college, homecoming, small town, redemption, college life, small town life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: country, obsessive quest, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, family problems, crumbling marriage, redemption, friendship, addiction, haunted by the past, escapades, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, false accusation, racism, legal action, vengeance, vigilantism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, discrimination, police corruption, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 70s
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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, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, journalism, family, introspection, small town life, social relations, starting over, fish out of water, wish come true, elderly, hopes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
What Alice Found (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A poor young woman is recruited by a friendly couple traveling in an RV into becoming part of the dark world of truck stop prostitution.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, psychological
Plot: on the road, car breakdown, prostitute, small town, social misfits, on the run, college, innocence lost, cons and scams, down on your luck, small town life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, florida, usa, new jersey, south carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
What Would Jesus Do? (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The citizens of a small town lose their faith day by day. Poverty and hardships have been hard on them... when all of a sudden something changes. Their faith is reborn. And a question rises inside them: "What would Jesus do?"
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, human spirit, small town life, religions or cults, hopes, social relations, clergy, introspection, society, guitar, foreclosure, loss of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, small town, suburbs, small town life, kids in trouble, crimes, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, siblings relations, homecoming, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, small town, false accusation, racism, interracial relations, discrimination, coming of age, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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59%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy, tense
Plot: child murder, false accusation, crime, small town, murder, small town life, crimes, investigation, journalism, couple relations, infidelity, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: self discovery, small town, friendship, golden years, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, friends, flashback, father daughter relationship, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, small town life, small town, crimes, deadly, social relations, trial, preacher, domestic violence, marital rape
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Thicker Than Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After the death of her father, Natalie Travers (Melissa Gilbert) discovers he was married to a rodeo star before he married Natalie’s mother. Upset that her father kept part of his life a secret from her and bewildered over how a prominent judge ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: small town, friendship, self discovery, farm, fall in love, parents and children, americana, small town life, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: locksmith, cat, small town, golden years, aging, starting over, haunted by the past, elderly, hopes, man with glasses, locked in, safe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
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An Officer and a Murderer (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Colonel Russell Williams, one Canada’s most powerful and respected Air Force Officers, who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, small town, military life, crimes, deadly, military, law enforcement, police detective, true crime, rape and murder, pervert, dumb police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
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Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: small town, cash, sheriff, drug dealing, investigation, crime, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crime, woman in danger, dishonesty, false accusation, criminal heroes, crimes, secretary, photocopier, identity theft, female stalker
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, intrigue, small town, introspection, small town life, estrangement, dishonesty, social relations, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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