Movies like Edge of Madness

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Edge of Madness (2002)
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Edge of Madness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's placed in a cell; for the next several months, she sews while the local prefect, Henry Mullen, investigates.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: sexual abuse, wilderness, mysterious character, betrayal, mystery, crumbling marriage, investigation, manipulations, couple relations, dangerous attraction, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, deadly, family relations, mute or deaf, orphan, starting over, vengeance, love triangle, isolation, police investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s

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Most similar movies to Edge of Madness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about couples, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, crimes, love and romance and murder mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Edge of Madness: Desolation Sound (2005), Jaded (1998), Little Boy Blue (1997), My Brother's Wife (2005), Where Love Has Gone (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, wilderness, betrayal, crime gone awry, crumbling marriage, investigation, obsession, couple relations, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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95%
 5.4
 634
Jaded (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an innocent young girl finds herself befriended by two sexy, uninhibited girls at a small-town bar, she discovers that they have more planned than just a party-and she's central to the action.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, rape, courtroom drama, mind game, dangerous attraction, violence, mystery, sexual abuse, sexual relations, crimes, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, parents and children, murder, vengeance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
My Brother's Wife (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Mexico, Peru, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After almost 10 years of marriage, attractive Zoe discovers that her marriage lacks passion and surprise, and is seduced by the possibility of finding those sensations already forgotten in her husband's brother. From this premise a series of ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, sincere
Plot: sexual abuse, infidelity, pregnancy, family relations, betrayal, crumbling marriage, pregnant, sex scandal, swimmer, romance, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, courtroom, trial, teenage daughter, marriage, betrayal, investigation, custody, haunted by the past, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Laws of Deception (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A law student is seduced by a beautiful woman he doesn't know, and after a one night stand with her, his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. Years later, she returns and hires him as her lawyer to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, crime, femme fatale, college, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, legal action, uncover truth, vengeance, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: dream, death, murder, crumbling marriage, investigation, crime, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: infidelity, mystery, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family problems, blind ambition, crumbling marriage, intrigue, investigation, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, obsession, couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, jealous husband, pianist, watching porn ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Suspicious River (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, hotel, sexual relations, small town, danger, couples, juvenile delinquency, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations, courtroom drama, dysfunctional family, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, redemption, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 50s
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, self defense, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime, investigation, school, small town, legal investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 910
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: vegetarian, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, investigation, obsession, amateur detective, hospital, mystery, mysterious character, disappearance, underwear, manipulations, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Eye of the Stranger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A stranger comes into town and causes a stir when he stands up for the townfolk, in the face of the intimidation tactics from Mayor Howard Baines. The scheming mayor wants to buy up all the local properties, and has hired two thugs to help ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, vengeance, small town, wrongfully committed, mystery, crimes, deadly, rivalry, contests and competitions, investigation, terrorism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 709
Mesmerized (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An orphan weds an older man in circa-1900 New Zealand, then finds out he's a miser who spies on her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: murder, orphan, investigation, love triangle, sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, rich and poor, sexual relations, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 101
Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: infidelity, murder, crime, ocean or sea, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, talky, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, family, tragedy, lawsuit, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty, vengeance, legal, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 504
Pleasure Party (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Phillipe and Esther live an apparently idyllic life with their daughter, Elise. In an attempt to preserve this bliss, Phillipe decides that he and Esther should each have affairs, being sure to tell each other openly about them. The plan backfires ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: couples, swinger couple, sexual relations, dishonesty, love affair, family life, love and romance, unfulfillment, family problems, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, breakup ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 408
Morlang (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a chilling psychological drama. A couple's secret pact takes an unexpected, sinister turn.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: betrayal, crumbling marriage, dutch, couple relations, infidelity, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, dealing with death, vengeance, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 586
A Lake (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story takes place in a country about which we know nothing: a country of snow and dense forests somewhere in the North. A family lives in an isolated house near a lake. Alexi, the brother, is a young man with pure heart. A woodcutter. An ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: physical appearance, siblings relations, in the woods, wilderness, love and romance, romance, family relations, losing-it hero, mysterious character, human nature, obsession, couple relations ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 261
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, interracial relations, romance, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, suburbs, infidelity, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: infidelity, hospital, mental illness, murder, couple relations, couples, crumbling marriage, feminism, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, crimes, mystery, deadly, crime, couple relations, infidelity, siblings relations, cons and scams, dishonesty, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 753
Family Sins (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the Burt family who seemed normal, upstanding members of the community but were actually deeply embedded in crime. The matriarch took in foster children who were subsequently molested and abused by her husband and children ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, suburbs, parents and children, eccentric family, criminal heroes, crimes, legal, family relations, legal action, siblings relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Baroness and the Pig (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rich American woman and her French husband start a Parisian salon.
Style: serious, realistic, biting, cynical, witty
Plot: culture clash, fall in love, society, couples, contests and competitions, couple relations, social differences, inventions and discoveries, fish out of water, love and romance, class system, misogyny ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, philadelphia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 113
Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, urban, womanizer, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations, siblings relations, destiny, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stephanie Daley (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stephanie collapses in a pool of blood while on a school skiing trip. A doctor discovers that the blood is the after-effects of giving birth. Soon afterward, the body of a newborn baby is found in a toilet, its mouth blocked with toilet paper. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, parents and children, teenage life, couples, babies and infants, crumbling marriage, investigation, couple relations, sexual relations, courtroom drama, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%