Movies like Firecracker 2005

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Firecracker (2005)
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Firecracker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in their lives
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, realistic, mind bending, neo noir, cult film
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, rape, small town, mystery, crimes, friendship, psychopath, life is a bitch, mental illness, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, deadly, teenage boy, family relations, misfit, couple relations, sexual abuse, crime, alcohol abuse, society, small town life, siblings relations, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa

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Most similar movies to Firecracker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, mystery, death, life is a bitch and police investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Firecracker: Little Boy Blue (1997), Ethan Mao (2004), The Dead Girl (2006), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Try to Remember (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, dysfunctional family, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, siblings relations, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, vietnam, usa, asia, san francisco
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100%
 6.2
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Ethan Mao (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kicked out of his house because he's gay, Ethan Mao returns home to steal and ends up holding his family hostage on a fateful Thanksgiving Day.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, thanksgiving, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, survival, parents and children, family in danger, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 15K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, family relations, life is a bitch, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: manhunt, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, haunted by the past, deadly, friendship, woman in danger, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, mystery, murder, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, deadly, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 17K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, snow, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, alcohol abuse, arson, domestic violence, halloween, machismo, abusive father, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Minus Man (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, clever, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, small town, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, psychopath, couples, drugs/alcohol, violence, murder, death, clown ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, intense, twists and turns, emotional, talky ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, homicide detective, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, father son relationship, law enforcement, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.1
 2K
Riddle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Holly & Nathan Teller live in a small town in Pennsylvania. Holly is on the cheerleading team and has a close relationship with her younger brother Nathan, who is subjected to bullying at school. Nathan is taken for a car ride one day by ...
Style: disturbing, serious, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, small town, uncover truth, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, haunted by the past, secret place, crimes, social relations, college, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Shot in the Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: AND YOU'RE TO BLAME! Honey, you give love a bad name. (The story of a man coming to terms with the sins and secrets of his notorious brother and, in the process, exploring the legacy of violence in his own family.)
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, death row, prison, courtroom drama, prison life, dysfunctional family, tragic hero, parents and children, mormon, redemption, price of justice, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.9
 438K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, loss of child, child abuse, child molestation, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, innocence lost, loss of daughter, murder ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, small town life, small town, chief, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, court, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 4K
Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, social relations, crimes, deadly, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, crime, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 1K
Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, manipulation, rivalry, high school, friendship, jealousy, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, dishonesty, youth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, politics, investigation, fighting the system, mystery, small town, introspection, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, investigation, uncover truth, mind game, crimes, haunted by the past, mental illness, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, mystery, riddles and clues, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 4K
Child of God (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: downfall, psychopath, necrophilia, serial killer, social decay, dehumanization, crimes, misfit, social misfits, deadly, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Clean, Shaven (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, adoption, obsession, mental illness, family relations, schizophrenia, paranoia, mental institution, morgue, bar, beach ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 22K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, police, interrogation, orphan, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 461
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, murder of father, secretary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.2
 605
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, parents and children, danger, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, cult film, atmospheric, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, small town life, murder, hallucination, incest, diary, supernatural, seduction, haunted by the past, split personality, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1988, 80s
Place: canada, philadelphia, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, law enforcement, family relations, delusion, family problems, psychopath, mental illness, parents and children, deadly, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 15
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, memory loss, family problems, supernatural, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, family in crisis, destiny, forest, loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.0
 1K
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, mystery, crimes, deadly, anti heroes, anti hero, friendship, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%