Movies like Blackout 1988

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Blackout (1988)
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Blackout
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young girl returns to her hometown in search of her father, gradually her childhood memories returns; a childhood with incest and violence.
Plot: runaway, search, incest, father, violence, sex, murder, flashback
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A Life Not to Follow
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
106 min.
 8.5
The Manchurian Candidate
Drama, Thriller
USA
126 min.
 8.0
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Most similar movies to Blackout

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, violence, sex, flashback, death, female nudity and revenge mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Blackout: The Isle (2000), Hardcore (1979), The Samaritan (2012), Felicia's Journey (1999), Her Name Is Carla (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Isle
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, sexual, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, isolation, fish, loneliness, prostitution, male nudity, guilt, mute or deaf, violence, countryside, boat, surrealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Hardcore
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: runaway, pornography, private detective, single father, neo noir, sex, male nudity, parents and children, missing person, censorship, vengeance, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, michigan, usa, san francisco ...
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The Samaritan
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, cons and scams, crimes, crime, dishonesty, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, incest, paternity revealed, parole officer, prison, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, brazil, toronto ontario canada
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    User:   75%
 
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Felicia's Journey
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, irish, loneliness, violence, murder, insanity, unlikely criminals, obsession, haunted by the past, psychology, runaway, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   84%
 
Her Name Is Carla
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two strangers refuse to leave the seaside home of a couple, which leads to sexual tension and crime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: domestic disturbance, mind game, couple relations, danger, rivalry, couples, extramarital affair, infidelity, adultery, cell phone, motorboat, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: zimbabwe
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    User:   72%
 
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The Near Room
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie Colquhoun is a journalist whose career is floundering. As a teenager, he fathered a daughter, Tommy, who was committed to foster care as an infant. Seventeen years later, Charlie, Tommy and Charlie's old schoolmate Harris Hill, now a ...
Style: surprise ending
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The Falls
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, surprise ending
Plot: jazz, betrayal, neo noir, investigation, uncover truth, crime, dangerous attraction, crimes, amateur detective, femme fatale, dishonesty, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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In the Time of the Butterflies
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: idealism, political corruption, political unrest, revolution, politics, fighting the system, government, dictatorship, butterfly, rebellion, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: dominican republic
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System:   64%
    User:   75%
 
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Lola
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Hacienda-owner abuses women due to his traumatic youth while his mother covers for his sadistic actions. When he 'tames' the daughter of the mansion supervisor and marries her, his young wife soon becomes the dominating person in ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: sexual abuse, power relations, master and servant, vengeance, destructive relationship, sexual humiliation, parents and children, psychopath, society, family relations, sexual sadism, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
A Life Not to Follow
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Neo-Noir film told in three interlacing chapters: Eric is a dead man and he knows it. Death is imminent and he must make amends for his past sins, by killing those who wronged him, no matter the price: A wiseguy willing to do anything to move up ...
Style: dark
Plot: revenge, criminal, murder, violence, beach, mob boss, mafia, neo noir, gun, whiskey, gangster, female nudity ...
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System:   63%
    User:   70%
 
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Peacock
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, cross dressing, split personality, drinking, death, small town life, murder, mystery, mental illness, single parent, gunfight, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: nebraska, usa, texas
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System:   60%
    User:   68%
 
Little Boy Blue
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, murder, incest, death, storytelling, parents and children, police investigation, family, siblings relations, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam
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System:   59%
    User:   61%
 
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First Snow
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, desert, paranoia, drinking, violence, salesman, neo-noir, existentialism, psychology, corruption, death ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, boston, dallas texas
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    User:   59%
 
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The Beguiled
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Offbeat Civil War drama in which a wounded Yankee soldier, after finding refuge in an isolated girls' school in the South towards the end of the war, becomes the object of the young women's sexual fantasies. The soldier manipulates the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: civil war, school, american civil war, vengeance, sexuality, manipulation, violence, obsession, revenge, boarding school, murder, blood ...
Time: 1860s
Place: california
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    User:   51%
 
The Possession of Joel Delaney
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Manhattan socialite begins to fear for her troubled younger brother when he starts behaving bizarrely and he seems to have been friends with a backstreet murderer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, family in danger, murder, missing person, possession, crimes, danger, deadly, psychopath, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, morocco, manhattan new york city
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Chronicle of a Boy Alone
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a delinquent eleven-year-old orphan in fascist Argentina.
Style: neorealism
Plot: poverty, boy, child abuse, undressing, swimming, brutality, juvenile delinquent, nude swimming, juvenile detention, children, skinny dipping, orphanage ...
Time: 1960s
Place: buenos aires argentina
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System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
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The Limey
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, revenge, murder, investigation, father daughter relationship, storytelling, violence, vengeance, gangster, death, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pacific ocean
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System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
Dolores Claiborne
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, mystery, child abuse, investigation, dysfunctional family, small town, island, sexual abuse, maid, parents and children, domestic violence, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
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Imagining Argentina
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, romance, political unrest, politics, crimes, state affairs, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, journalism, danger, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, year 1976
Place: argentina, europe, latin america, venice, italy ...
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The Manchurian Candidate
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Manchurian Candidate is a political thriller from American director John Frankenheimer. An American soldier is brainwashed into being a killer for the communist Russians during the Korean War.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, brainwashing, cold war, assassin, assassination, communism, manipulation, political corruption, politics, paranoia, murder, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., madison square garden manhattan new york city, north korea ...
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Holocaust Part Two - The Memories, Delusions, Revenge
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A secret group of Jewish activists locate and murder the doctors and soldiers who tortured their relations in a notorious extermination camp.
Plot: memory, swastika, nazi, vigilantism, sadist, cruelty, hypnosis, nazi officer, holocaust, fascism, degradation, nazi soldier ...
Time: 1940s
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System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
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Lady Vengeance
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, crime, vigilantism, redemption, revenge, torture, violence, kidnapping, murder, guilt, moral ambiguity, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, australia
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
My Own Private Idaho
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, road movie, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prostitution, gay, shakespeare, sexuality, pornography, coming of age, homosexuality, on the road, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, seattle washington, france ...
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System:   48%
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The Invisible Circus
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After learning that her sister, Faith (Cameron Diaz), has committed suicide in Portugal, Phoebe (Jordana Brewster), an 18-year-old hippie, decides to uproot from her San Francisco home to travel to Europe. Phoebe hopes to discover and experience the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: suicide, death, haunted by the past, on the road, sisters, teenage life, pornography, coming of age, nudity (topless - notable), secrets, redemption, first contact ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, san francisco, france, paris france
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
A Dry White Season
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, justice, courtroom, lawyer, politics, death, discrimination, murder, segregation, school, children, freedom ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
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System:   44%
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Blue Nude
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Obscure, sleazy and laid back picture about a young man being dragged down into the seedy and ruthless underbelly of 70s New York pornographers.
Plot: male objectification, seductive behavior, sex with a minor, violent sex, ejaculation, pornographer, seductive woman, pornography, teenager, teenage girl, sex, undressing ...
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System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
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Hotel Fear
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl and her mother run a hotel during the war. When the mother dies, the girl finds herself at the mercy of her sex-crazed guests. Soon enough, a cloaked figure starts killing off everyone that tries to harm her.
Plot: switchblade, hotel, whodunit, sexual assault, sex, violence, undressing, female nudity, rape, land, italian fascism, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
 5.4
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Poison Ivy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dysfunctional family, obsession, betrayal, murder, manipulation, sex, femme fatale, male nudity, death, teenager, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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System:   42%
    User:   35%
 

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Bad Company
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, espionage, murder, gambling, secret agents, strong sexual content, neo noir, sex, revenge, twists & turns, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
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Eureka
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: island, intrigue, rise and fall, obsession, dishonesty, gangsters, wealth, greed, parents and children, courtroom drama, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 40s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, mine, canada, bahamas
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System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
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