Movies like Aftermath: A Test of Love

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Aftermath: A Test of Love
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an adoring wife and mother is taken hostage during a robbery and brutally murdered.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, rough, sentimental, touching, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: small town, family life, murder, crime, crimes, family problems, human nature, death in the family, family in crisis, heist, small town life, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, visiting a grave, life support, emergency room, recovery, loss of mother, tied up, armed robbery, six gun, six shooter, family photograph ...
Time: 90s
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and bleak films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, father son relationship, parents and children, death, crimes and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Aftermath: A Test of Love: Skins (2002), Blood Brothers (1993), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991), Before and After (1996), The Judge (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Skins
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, thought provoking
Plot: human nature, crime, family life, crimes, society, family relations, store, native american reservation, social relations, small town, life is a bitch, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, nebraska, south dakota, usa, vietnam
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Blood Brothers
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gang, crime, urban, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, witnessing a crime, legal action, murder, siblings relations, family life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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Straight Out of Brooklyn
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, urban, going straight, urban ghetto, interracial relations, social decay, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, coming of age, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   90%
    User:   78%
 
Before and After
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, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, murder, lawyer, dysfunctional family, death, self discovery, family drama, hospital, parents and children, mystery, guilt, family ...
Time: 90s
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The Judge
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Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: courtroom, dysfunctional family, hotshot lawyer, small town, parents and children, lawyer, courtroom drama, homecoming, judge, small town life, estrangement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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At Close Range
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: bleak, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
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Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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Our Sons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, hospital, single parent, dealing with death, small town, couple relations, friendship, aids, guilt, parents and children, teenage love ...
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...First Do No Harm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, human spirit, hospital, parents and children, child illness, small town, courtroom drama, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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System:   81%
    User:   85%
 
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Breaking Bad
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crime, cancer, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, unlikely partners, suburbs, high school teacher, life turned upside down, meth lab, criminal heroes, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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System:   81%
    User:   85%
 
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Boyz n the Hood
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, friendship, coming of age, poverty, violence, gangster, drugs, revenge, tragedy, storytelling, vengeance, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, cuba, south central los angeles
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System:   79%
    User:   74%
 
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Affliction
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, violence, parents and children, father son relationship, character study, drinking, redemption, storytelling, violent, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
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System:   79%
    User:   67%
 
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Joe the King
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, redemption, working class, teacher, drinking, child abuse, friendship, children, childhood, male nudity, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   70%
 
Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, gloomy ...
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    User:   76%
 
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Style: tense, bleak, clever, serious, rough ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, dealing with death, small town, death in the family, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, death of husband, family problems, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s
Place: tennessee, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   75%
 
The Laramie Project
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: clever, talky, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, violence, politics, sexuality, aids, homosexuality, death penalty, prejudice, death, courtroom, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: usa, san francisco, california, wyoming
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Hard Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: gambling, casino, betrayal, crime, redemption, violence, murder, neo noir, drinking, hotel, neo-noir, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
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The Sopranos
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: talky, gloomy, serious, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, psychiatrist, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, crime, organized crime, introspection, strong sexual content, violence, suburbs, midlife crisis, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
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Vera Drake
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, working class, idealism, police investigation, poverty, drinking, family in crisis, realism, injustice, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, london, europe, melbourne australia, burma ...
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System:   61%
    User:   71%
 
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Panic
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, crime, hitman, murder, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, psychiatrist, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family drama, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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System:   61%
    User:   68%
 
American History X
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: prison, crime, racism, redemption, rape, skinhead, prejudice, fascism, violence, brutality, murder, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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System:   59%
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In the Bedroom
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, vengeance, murder, vigilantism, violence, revenge, crumbling marriage, divorce, tragedy, character study, storytelling, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
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Sins of the Father
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, crime, church, discrimination, racism, injustice, crimes, society, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   58%
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Ulee's Gold
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prison, parents and children, family drama, character study, storytelling, family, redemption, family relations, tragedy, dialogue, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   66%
 
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Tully
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, young lovers, single father, family drama, relationships, crumbling marriage, romance, drinking, loneliness, opposites attract ...
Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
South Central
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: buddies, gang, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, prison, going straight, redemption, parents and children, urban ghetto life, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
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System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, disturbing, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, small town, courtroom, lawyer, idealism, court, courtroom drama, childhood, prejudice, morality, poverty, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
In the Gloaming
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, aids, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, bereavement, gay brother, self discovery, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
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System:   51%
    User:   43%
 

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River's Edge
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, high school, small town, crime, teenager, drugs, drinking, friendship, brutality, teacher, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
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System:   51%
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Chrystal
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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological
Plot: dealing with death, starting over, redemption, couple relations, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, homecoming, hopes, family problems, family relations, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   48%
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