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Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
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Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name which was first published in 1973. Lesy discovered a striking archive of black and white photographs in the town of Black River Falls dating from the 1890s and married a selection of these images to extracts from the town's newspaper from the same decade. The effect was surprising and disturbing. The town of Black River Falls seems gripped by some peculiar malaise and the weekly news is dominated by bizarre tales of madness, eccentricity and violence amongst the local population.
Style: atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, experimental, disturbing
Plot: hostage, murder, arson, unemployment, crimes, plague, investigation, hostages, sexual abuse, injustice, life is a bitch, violence spree, danger, society, small town life, chaos and mayhem, media, immigrants, small town, deadly, social decay, uncover truth, down on your luck, nosy, love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1880s, 1890s, 1990s
Place: wisconsin, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and disturbing films with plots about murder, society, death, violence, life is a bitch, mother son relationship and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Wisconsin Death Trip: When the Sky Falls (2000), In Cold Blood (1967), Skins (2002), Capote (2005), Bully (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, gang, depression, sheriff, rivalry, crime, crimes, vengeance, downfall, old west, resentment ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: missouri, kentucky, usa, kansas city, new york
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When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, gangsters, investigation, law enforcement, crime, tragic hero, crimes, drug abuse, uncover truth, life is a bitch, drug dealing ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.9
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, hanging, drifter, interrogation, confession, friendship, death row, on the run, true crime, farmer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, texas, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.0
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, unemployment, human nature, small town life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, usa, vietnam, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, loneliness, murder, crimes, moral dilemma, murderer, lifestyle, manipulation, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: usa, kansas, new orleans, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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 6.9
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Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, nihilism, teenage rape, teenage sex, rivalry, violent, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, touching, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, death sentence, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), female criminal, true crime, single mother, nightclub, capital punishment, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.6
 4K
Priest Daens (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible, the poor have no vote, and the Catholic church backs the petite bourgeoisie in oppressing workers. He writes a few ...
Style: bleak, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revolution, politics, factory, working class, injustice, fighting the system, religions or cults, exploit, social differences, workplace situations, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: belgium, europe, vatican, flanders, poland ...
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The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, gay slur, small town, politics, hypocrisy, sin, interview, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, injustice, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, assassination attempt, head of state, attempted murder, crimes, society, rules and policies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a boy kills his father he must turn to his frinds to cover his tracks with tests their loyality and friendship.
Style: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, friendship, murder, society, crime, buddies, friends, kids in trouble, social relations, small town, high school life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, legal, police investigation, investigation, life is a bitch, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, police detective, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 70s, year 1978
Place: utah, seattle, usa, seattle washington, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 17K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids
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Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, based on true events, disturbing ...
Plot: false accusation, legal action, injustice, court, lawyer, trial, legal, courtroom drama, fighting the system, hopes, convict, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, price of justice, courtroom drama, legal, crimes, journalism, confined, crime ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Better Angels (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: education, illness, society, husband wife relationship, poverty, father son relationship, boy, tragic event, dying, stepmother stepson relationship, abraham lincoln, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, year 1865
Place: indiana, usa, kentucky, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Fact-based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, missing child, crimes, death in the family, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, injustice, folk hero, crime, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, crimes, fighting the system, rebellion, prodigy ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952, 1950s
Place: florida, usa, korea, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.7
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Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, child abduction, fighting the system, twists & turns, disorder, life is a bitch, pedophile, serial killer, corruption ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable, and as a result snaps in a violent and horrific manner.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: australian aboriginal, racism, interracial relations, aborigine, criminal, murder, rage, haunted by the past, couple relations, social differences, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 9K
Beloved (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, murder, supernatural, hopes, parents and children, friendship, couple relations, life is a bitch, single parent, racism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: ohio, kentucky, usa, colorado, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels—an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, bleak, tense, based on true events
Plot: criminal gang, criminal, chase, outlaw, escape, gang, fight, police officer, murder, revenge, death, australian western ...
Time: 1870s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Beginning just after the bloody Sioux victory over General Custer at Little Big Horn, the story is told through two unique perspectives: Charles Eastman, a young, white-educated Sioux doctor held up as living proof of the alleged success of ...
Style: serious, emotional, rough, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, native americans, native american attack, murder, against humanity, injustice, racism, life is a bitch, senator, chief, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: south dakota, usa, washington d.c., canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 21K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 890
Fort Apache (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: journalism, mafia, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, society, danger, idealism, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 3K
Van Gogh (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In late spring, 1890, Vincent moves to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, under the care of Dr. Gachet, living in a humble inn. Fewer than 70 days later, Vincent dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We see Vincent at work, painting landscapes and ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, family relations, couples, performer's life, obsession, mental illness, tragic love, siblings relations, down on your luck, collector, society, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
63%
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: depression, eviction, immigrants, life is a bitch, tragic event, loss of son, american dream, human nature, tragedy, compassion, debt, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Judge and the Assassin (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country roads and rapes and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, politics, psychopath, anti semitism, murder, mental illness, courtroom drama, rivalry, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, fighting the system, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%