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

Most similar movies to Aftermath: A Test of Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and bleak films with plots about life is a bitch, family relations, crime, crimes, murder, family problems and family life mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Aftermath: A Test of Love: Blood Brothers (1993), Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991), Skins (2002), ...First Do No Harm (1997), At Close Range (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, crime, urban, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, witnessing a crime, legal action, murder, siblings relations, family life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   96%
 
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crime, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 1K
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, realistic, gloomy, rough, thought provoking
Plot: human nature, crime, family life, crimes, society, family relations, store, native american reservation, small town, social relations, life is a bitch, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, nebraska, south dakota, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   65%
 
...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, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, human spirit, hospital, parents and children, small town, child illness, courtroom drama, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   77%
 
 7.0
 12K
At Close Range
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, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, murder, father son relationship, violence, small town, parents and children, innocence lost, crimes, violent, greed, brutality, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   77%
 
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, crime, interracial relations, church, discrimination, racism, injustice, crimes, society, investigation, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
A Father for Brittany
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: babies and infants, single parent, dealing with death, domestic disturbance, adoption, legal action, child illness, terminal illness, custody, family in crisis, pregnancy, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
 7.3
 50K
Animal Kingdom
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, stylized ...
Plot: crime, violence, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, robbery, tragedy, police corruption, brutality, police investigation, revenge, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
Laws of Gravity
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 ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
Once Were Warriors
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, intense, brutal ...
Plot: violence, rape, dysfunctional family, poverty, alcohol abuse, child abuse, unemployment, domestic violence, funeral, drugs/alcohol, family life, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
 6.5
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, murder, lawyer, dysfunctional family, death, self discovery, family drama, hospital, parents and children, mystery, guilt, family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
 7.1
 2K
Bella Mafia
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: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, family life, crimes, rivalry, murder, filicide, monastery, mafia, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
 9.2
 234K
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, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
 7.3
 34K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
 7.7
 22K
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, hamburg germany, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
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, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: buddies, gang, crime, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 7.4
 158K
The Judge
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, courtroom, dysfunctional family, hotshot lawyer, parents and children, lawyer, courtroom drama, homecoming, judge, small town life, estrangement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
The Clockmaker of St. Paul
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: introspection, parents and children, small town, crime, kids in trouble, crimes, legal, murder, society, family relations, legal action, small town life ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
 6.7
 2K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
Light Sleeper
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, crime, drug dealing, crimes, obsession, going straight, suicide, existentialism, insomnia, addiction, drug abuse, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder
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: suspenseful, talky, 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 ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
All the Way Home
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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
Carolina Skeletons
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, small town, legal investigation, mystery, death row, false accusation, murder, injustice, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
 5.7
 137
Cost of a Soul
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: crime, gang, family in crisis, haunted by the past, murder, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, crimes, racism, iraq war, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 5.8
 1K
CrissCross
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, on the road, crime, parents and children, monastery, restaurant, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, drug dealing, rescue, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
 7.2
 1K
The Boys
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: australian, crime, prison, dysfunctional family, redemption, murder, violence, juvenile delinquency, psychopath, brutality, violent, brothers ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
 9.5
 1.1M
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: cancer, drug dealing, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, unlikely partners, crime, high school teacher, suburbs, life turned upside down, meth lab, drug lord, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
 7.1
 472
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, hospital, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations, friendship, aids, guilt, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   42%
 
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