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, crimes, vengeance, investigation, family relations, couple relations, love triangle, betrayal, orphan, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, manipulations, starting over, mute or deaf, murder, family problems, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, police investigation, isolation, wilderness, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s

Most similar movies to Edge of Madness

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about couples, family problems, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family relations, infidelity and murder mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Edge of Madness: Desolation Sound (2005), My Brother's Wife (2005), Where Love Has Gone (1964), Little Boy Blue (1997), Jaded (1998). 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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, suspense
Plot: crime gone awry, uncover truth, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, obsession, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, sincere, stylized, sexual
Plot: infidelity, sexual abuse, pregnancy, family relations, vengeance, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: realistic, gloomy, sincere, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, betrayal, courtroom, custody, investigation, haunted by the past, teenage daughter, marriage, trial, legal, sex addict, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, sexual abuse, parents and children, vengeance, investigation, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, siblings relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 5.4
 649
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: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: investigation, rape, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, deadly, dishonesty, couples, rivalry, legal, mind game, gays and lesbians, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, haunted by the past, orphan, investigation, crime, life is a bitch, uncover truth, legal action ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, suspenseful, realistic, touching
Plot: infidelity, mystery, unfulfillment, love and romance, murder, ambition, deadly, love affair, dishonesty, family problems, couples, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: disturbing, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, rape, human nature, battle of the sexes, crumbling marriage, family relations, siblings relations, unfulfillment, redemption, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4.9
 722
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, psychological, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, orphan, love triangle, sexual abuse, murder, unfulfillment, family relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, rich and poor, domestic disturbance, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, psychological, disturbing
Plot: murder, death, dream, obsession, crime, unfulfillment, couple relations, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, gays and lesbians, prostitute ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, investigation, obsession, life is a bitch, love and romance, dangerous attraction, police investigation, police detective, friendship, rivalry, uncover truth, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: disturbing, rough, psychological, sexual, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, infidelity, dangerous attraction, crimes, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, family relations, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, sexual relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 923
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: sincere, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, parents and children, hopes, family relations, couple relations, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, bleak, sexual, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, life is a bitch, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family problems, strong sexual content, couples, obsession, pianist, watching porn, explicit sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, self defense, investigation, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, dangerous attraction, crimes, who done it, life is a bitch, crime, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family problems, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, family life, dishonesty, death in the family, unfulfillment, woman, overcoming, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: realistic, mind bending, serious, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, murder, crime, life is a bitch, couple relations, protagonist as suspect, crimes, manipulations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, ocean or sea, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, breakup, family life, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, siblings relations, legal, deadly, family problems, parents and children, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: murder, infidelity, hospital, mental illness, love affair, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, crimes, family relations, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 1K
Normal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 263
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: touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, family in crisis, family relations, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, parents and children, athlete's life, life is a bitch, siblings relations, couple relations, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 416
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: realistic, scary, atmospheric, serious, psychological
Plot: betrayal, death in the family, dealing with death, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, vengeance, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ 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, psychological, gloomy, talky, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, lawsuit, farm, betrayal, vengeance, family, tragedy, siblings relations, infidelity, legal, terminal illness, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rough, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, crime, wrongfully committed, mystery, crimes, contests and competitions, terrorism, tough heroes, small town, legal, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 516
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: realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: swinger couple, dishonesty, couples, sexual relations, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, love and romance, breakup, family life, love affair, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: sexual abuse, unlikely criminals, parents and children, family relations, crimes, kidnapping, legal, criminal heroes, siblings relations, legal action, courtroom drama, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After housewife Ellen is raped by the janitor she kills him and hits the road. She travels to the Big City where she is repeatedly used and abused. And when she finally finds a safe place to live her landlady's son turns out to be a detective, ...
Style: sexual, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: prostitute, janitor, lesbian, murder, sexploitation, exploitation, rape, sexual abuse, vengeance, on the run, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 174
Suspect (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Teacher Rob Dekoster is a good man, albeit a bit too frivolous and liberal with funds the local arts center's interim director. His wife Nelle, who sometimes abuses drugs, spoils his ingrate teenage stepdaughter Sandy, who is kind only to her ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense, captivating
Plot: false accusation, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, manipulations, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, rivalry, legal, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, deadly, couples, murder, crimes, cons and scams, family relations, siblings relations, crime, mystery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%