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Have You Seen My Son (1996)
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Have You Seen My Son (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman fears for her son's health when her ex-husband kidnaps him.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, confined, family relations, missing child, couple relations, parents and children, crime, obsessive quest, family problems, marriage, father son relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, child custody, mother son relationship
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, oregon, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, family relations, parents and children, family problems, kidnapping, life is a bitch and danger mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Have You Seen My Son: The Face on the Milk Carton (1995), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), Her Desperate Choice (1996), Dearest (2014), Stolen Child (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, family relations, prom, missing child, life is a bitch, love and romance, mystery, young heroes, life turned upside down, family problems, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, family life, parents and children, family problems, police detective, crimes, child abduction, mother son reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, confined, rescue, family problems, family relations, parents and children, crimes, single parent, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, korea, asia, new york, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Her Desperate Choice (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Despite allegations of sexual abuse against her ex-husband, Jody (Faith Ford) has lost a custody battle for Samantha (Hanna Hall) and faces a choice of turning her daughter over to him, or taking flight and risking kidnapping charges. Pursued by ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, sexual abuse, kidnapping, couples, family problems, parents separation, starting over, parents and children, child in peril, life is a bitch, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, life turned upside down, parents and children, danger, missing child, crimes, couple relations, adoption, family problems, couples, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 301
Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, danger, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 660
Lost and Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his young son goes missing, Lei (Andy Lau) begins a 14-year quest to find him.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, on the road, escapades, crimes, father and son, road trip, relationship problems, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
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 400
Baby Snatcher (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: pregnancy, kidnapping, rescue, couples, family relations, family problems, danger, dealing with death, crimes, single parent, babies and infants, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 547
Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: emotional, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: hopes, danger, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, starting over, woman in danger, parents and children, witnessing a crime, new life, escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 229
Bad Seeds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quiet 16-year-old Louis, the high school headmaster’s son, has never been in trouble. His best friend, 18-year-old Greg, however, is his polar opposite: provocative, angry, violent, he has been kicked out of school for physically threatening young ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: kidnapping, gun, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, parent child relationship, social relations, disorder, family relations, power relations, high school life, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
One More Chance (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-convict, after spending six years in prison, tries to re-establish a relationship with the son he hasn't seen in all that time.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, kidnapping, cons and scams, missing person, crimes, confined, adventure, ex convict, father son relationship
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, revenge, funeral, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, family problems, couples, custody, parents and children, marriage, vendetta ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 252
Getting Out (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Breaking out of prison with a child in her womb and a dream of a normal existence, Arlene Holsclaw (Rebecca De Mornay) resolves to get a job and lead a good, Christian life. But the ghosts from her past -- including an ex-boyfriend (Rob Knepper) who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: family life, parents and children, prison, custody, hopes, crime, life is a bitch, society, going straight, crimes, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: True story of a divorced father in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: custody, witness protection, fighting the system, rebellion, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, society, obsessive quest, gangsters, crimes, father child relationship, false name ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
 693
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hopes, crimes, family relations, parents and children, brother brother relationship, father daughter relationship, false accusation, release from prison, life is a bitch, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 501
Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, parents and children, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, playground, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.8
 4K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: family relations, gang, infidelity, master criminal, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, police corruption, rivalry, crime, betrayal, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 439
My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, danger, fighting crime, uncover truth, rivalry, murder, crimes, hitman, couple relations, race against time, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The House on Garibaldi Street (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Israeli officials learn than Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann may be living in Argentina, they send a team of secret agents to apprehend him.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mossad, politics, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, heroes, undercover, confined, hostage, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, latin america, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 498
Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sex slavery, human trafficking, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, rape, brutality, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Better Place (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: misfit, high school, friendship, kidnapping, teenage life, social misfits, society, youth, juvenile delinquency, crimes, kids in trouble, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 664
Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: confined, woman in danger, heist, isolation, single parent, unlikely criminals, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, parents and children, bank, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, couples, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, cons and scams, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Somebody Is Waiting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An alcoholic father must take control of his wayward children when their mother is killed.
Style: serious, gloomy, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, alcohol abuse, siblings relations, crime, crimes, on the run, family problems, weakness, heist, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, reunion, single parent, danger, confined, family in crisis, parents and children, captivity, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, family problems, missing person, parents and children, family life, death in the family, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 1K
Southie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, family life, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, best friends, buddies, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%