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Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
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Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
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, psychological, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: family problems, family life, small town, crime, murder, crimes, human nature, death in the family, family in crisis, heist, small town life, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, torture, cemetery, african american, doctor, robbery, funeral, armed robbery, husband wife relationship, wheelchair, pistol ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, crime, family relations, murder, society and small town mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Aftermath: A Test of Love: Blood Brothers (1993), A Father for Brittany (1998), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991), Shattered Spirits (1986), Chrystal (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Blood Brothers (1993)
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, murder, urban, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, witnessing a crime, legal action, siblings relations, family life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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95%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, babies and infants, single parent, dealing with death, domestic disturbance, legal action, child illness, custody, family in crisis, pregnancy, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, racism, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban, going straight, urban ghetto, interracial relations, social decay, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, downfall, life is a bitch, family relations, alcohol abuse, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, middle class, counselor, counseling ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Chrystal (2004)
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: redemption, dealing with death, starting over, 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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66%
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Bella Mafia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Don Roberto Luciano turns informer for the biggest Mafia trial in history, but his family pays a terrible price.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: mafia, crime, gangsters, filicide, revenge, monastery, family life, rivalry, murder, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: small town, sheriff, cash, drug dealing, investigation, crime, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Sins of the Father (2002)
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, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: church, racism, dedicated lawyer, interracial relations, crime, discrimination, injustice, crimes, society, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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...First Do No Harm (1997)
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, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: child illness, hospital, single parent, human spirit, parents and children, small town, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, private detective, small town, special agents, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
All the Way Home (1963)
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, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: death of husband, small town, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, small town, small town life, suburbs, kids in trouble, crimes, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, siblings relations, homecoming, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, crime, small town life, store, family life, crimes, small town, deadly, mental illness, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, sociopath, rape, gun, crime, gang, parents and children, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: iraq war, racism, murder, gang, crime, family in crisis, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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In the Bedroom (2001)
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, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, vengeance, jealousy, ex husband, fishing, single, age difference, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: friends, friendship, heist, drug addiction, infidelity, tough law enforcer, buddies, crime, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
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The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, lawyer, judge, parent child relationship, hotshot lawyer, homecoming, legal, crimes, uncover truth, manslaughter, trial, father son estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, urban, social misfits, arms dealing, crime, down on your luck, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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CrissCross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: single parent, monastery, on the road, crime, parents and children, dysfunctional family, restaurant, family life, family relations, drug dealing, rescue, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Stranger Inside (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, gang, juvenile delinquency, crime, drug dealing, innocence lost, prison life, confined, crimes, family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, thought provoking
Plot: native american reservation, arson, vandalism, human nature, crime, family life, crimes, society, family relations, store, small town, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, south dakota, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lyons, France. Michel Descombes is a watchmaker who lives alone with his teenage son Bernard. When the police visits and informs him that Bernard killed a man and is on the run with a girl, Michel realizes that he knew far less about his son than he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, introspection, parents and children, parent child relationship, kids in trouble, crime, small town, crimes, legal, society, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, existentialism, suicide, drug dealing, obsession, insomnia, crime, crimes, drug dealer, going straight, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Eye of God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A small Oklahoma town is stripped of its innocence when one of its boys (Nick Stahl) turns up mute and bloodied by the lakeside. Unable to tell his story, the local sheriff (Hal Holbrook) embarks on a quest to uncover the roots of a gruesome crime. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, murder, pregnancy, parole officer, abortion, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, crime, small town life, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: crime, manipulations, small town, parents and children, mystery, murder, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, legal, media, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Nattbuss 807 (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Kalle, en kille i 18-års åldern har hamnat lite snett i livet. Han umgås mest med främlingsfientliga personer. Carlos är en kille i 16-års åldern, han har bott i Sverige större delen av sitt liv med sin mor och hennes äldre bror. Hans pappa ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: murder, racism, crimes, crime, deadly, urban, society, immigrants, investigation, city life, law enforcement, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Son of the Shark (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: juvenile delinquency, family life, society, youth, family relations, orphan, siblings relations, kids in trouble, crimes, life is a bitch, boy, juvenile delinquent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
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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, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, sex, police, crime, strangulation, strong sexual content, rock, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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City of Hope (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This gritty inner-city film by John Sayles follows various people living in a troubled New Jersey setting, most notably Nick Rinaldi (Vincent Spano), a disillusioned contractor who has been helped along his whole life by his wealthy father (Tony Lo ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, politics, political corruption, racism, human nature, parents and children, urban, child, xenophobia, vietnam war, police corruption, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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