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, societal hypocrisy, teacher student relationship, small town life, disorder, lawyer, forest, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 life is a bitch, small town, hopes, society, crimes, small town life and social relations 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.
 5.8
 846
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, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, society, golden years, elderly, bittersweet, friends, alcohol abuse ...
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, small town, injustice, perjury, prison, social misfits, teasing, teenage life, small town life, misfit, 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, courtroom, family problems, injustice, legal, dishonesty, false accusation, courtroom drama, police corruption, law enforcement, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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, touching, serious
Plot: high school, life turned upside down, teenage life, disorder, family relations, parents and children, youth, social relations, high school life, computers and web, video, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: college, family relations, redemption, college life, homecoming, life is a bitch, starting over, social relations, bittersweet, small town, mother son relationship, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, child molester, investigation, split personality, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, haunted by the past, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: rough, gloomy, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: injustice, murder, interracial relations, false accusation, racism, electric chair, mystery, blind ambition, society, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, southern usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, escapades, redemption, boy, orphan, journey, crimes, danger, addiction, country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.0
 678
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, suspense, captivating
Plot: false accusation, woman in danger, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, identity theft, impersonation, female stalker, crime, criminal heroes, secretary, photocopier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, teenage life, youth, social relations, drugs, harvest, police, romance, crimes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 432
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: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: small town, introspection, redemption, social relations, disorder, society, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, small town life, 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, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 801
No Return (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a man who is accused of a crime he didn't commit.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: false accusation, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, injustice, disorder, family problems, moral dilemma, hit and run, investigation, accident, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 520
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, crimes, life is a bitch, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, hopes, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, captivating, talky ...
Plot: village, small town, military life, culture clash, soldier, courtroom, death sentence, rape, military, vengeance, teenage life, false accusation ...
Time: 50s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 104
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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, false accusation, celibacy, clergy, lifestyle, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, redemption, dishonesty, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
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, serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: terrorism, starting over, hopes, homecoming, society, parents and children, family relations, social relations, haunted by the past, tragic past, village, village life ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, injustice, couples, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, society, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: disturbing, sincere, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, small town, false accusation, racism, ku klux klan, vigilantism, small town life, opposites attract, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal action, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, young lovers, college graduate, family relations, social relations, family problems, small town, fall in love, island, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 3K
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, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, estrangement, introspection, small town, small town life, dishonesty, social relations, hopes, intrigue
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 285
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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: false accusation, rebellion, fighting the system, against the odds, dishonesty, society, youth, teenage life, life turned upside down, injustice, computers and web, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, realistic, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, starting over, homecoming, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, addiction, husband wife relationship, grief, redemption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: injustice, society, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, sexual abuse, strong female presence, violence against women, police corruption, deception, husband wife relationship, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: parents and children, social relations, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, terminal illness, homecoming, adoption, single parent, unfulfillment, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
⇓ 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, captivating, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: small town, cat, starting over, haunted by the past, golden years, aging, elderly, hopes, father son relationship, loneliness, locksmith, locked in ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, disturbing, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: false accusation, interracial relations, discrimination, dishonesty, racism, injustice, courtroom drama, jury, journalism, life is a bitch, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, realistic ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, uncover truth, investigation, life turned upside down, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, crimes, working class, death, suspicion, infidelity ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 574
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, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, starting over, going straight, vengeance, love affair, friendship, couples, family problems, human nature, rehabilitation, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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