Movies like Stranger in Town

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Stranger in Town (1998)
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Stranger in Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 13-year-old boy, whose single mother moved her family from the big city to a small town, begins to suspect that a stranger who befriends his family is not who he initially appears to be. Harry Hamlin, Graham Green, Rebecca Jenkins and Trevor Blumas star.
Plot: teenager, drugs, boy, frame up, murder, carpenter, small town, mother son relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and gloomy films with plots about murder, teenager, small town, friendship, drugs, coming of age and female nudity mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Stranger in Town: Los invitados (1987), Recommendation for Mercy (1975), You Lucky Dog (2010), Marion Bridge (2002), Berkeley (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Los invitados (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A murder is committed in a small village of Andalusia.
Style: based on true events
Plot: murder, plantation, mafia, marijuana, drugs, drug
Place: andalusia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: rape, court, teenager, murder, rape accusation
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.8
 390
You Lucky Dog (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After her mother's death, New York City fashion designer Lisa Rayborn (Natasha Henstridge) returns to her hometown and family farm. Due to a weak economy, her brother Jim (Harry Hamlin) has converted the family business from a cattle farm into ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, pets, small town life, farm, small town, animal life, ambition, adoption, dog, competition, contests and competitions, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Marion Bridge (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcoholic, homecoming, small town, haunted by the past, family problems, family gatherings, family life, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, australia, nova scotia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 192
Berkeley (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Berkeley is the story of Ben Sweet, an eighteen year old boy who comes to UC Berkeley in 1968 to study accounting and avoid the draft. There begins an odyssey through sex, drugs, rock and roll, and political activism which turns his world upside ...
Plot: illegal drugs, female nudity, drugs, teenager, rock and roll, nudity (full frontal - brief), accounting
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Before the World Ends (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The countryside of Rio Grande do Sul, and high-school student, Daniel, spends a normal adolescence life with his family, studying, riding his bicycle, playing games on the Internet and expecting one day to move to the big city of Porto Alegre. ...
Plot: female director, photograph, betrayal, small town, child abandonment, teenager, boy girl relationship, biological father, middle class, catholic school, teenage boy, 15 year old ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
American Born (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager who is obsessed with gangster movies believes himself to be a real gangster after his father is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, tommy gun, teenager, mafia, teenage life, tough heroes, vengeance, obsession, unlikely criminals, rivalry, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 152
Délivrez-Moi (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After spending a decade in prison, Annie returns to her hometown, and tries to reconnect with her now-adolescent daughter Sophie.
Style: suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: child custody, release from prison, murder, ex convict, mother daughter relationship, women's prison, island, small town, locker room, interrupted sex, shower, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Kiss and a Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a quiet Ontario town, a small Bed and Breakfast dwells with a perverse secret. David Beck, a closet sociopath, but seemingly normal man, runs the B & B with his wife Samantha, a fiery woman with masochistic tendencies. The harmony of the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy, tense
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, police investigation, couple relations, under the surface, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, sociopath, secret, masochist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. ...
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, teenage girl, police, repressed homosexual, sex, splatter, true crime, drugs, burial, high school ...
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.4
 168
Tag (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy's oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of "the family". Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his ...
Plot: teenager, homeless, hiv, blood, warehouse, murder, throat cut, runaway, gay teenager, throat slitting, couples, abusive parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 56
The Good Son (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bonjour tristesse: Teenager Luc lives with his mother Liliane and his little brother Paul in Paris, has to cope with the fact that his mother is a prostitute and practically raise his brother alone. Luc is disillusioned. One day, little Paul wants ...
Plot: youth, teenager, boy, son, friend, coming of age, brother, friendship, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Father (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The beginning shows Hungary devastated by the war and the postwar reconstruction with its communist government. Our hero (played first by Dániel Erdély and later, as a young man, by András Bálint) is clearly determined to find out what he can ...
Plot: teenager, partisan, elementary school, communism, post world war two, boy, single mother, 12 year old
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Secrets of Comfort House (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A multiple murder investigation in a small hunting town focuses on one suspect, Wendy Sinclair, who operates a battered women's shelter where each of the victims' wives have sought shelter.
Plot: murder, gun, multiple murder, corrupt sheriff, investigation, abusive husband, death of sister, small town, physical abuse, accidental shooting, serial killer, domestic violence ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 60
The Mushroom (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young physician becomes lonely when his workaholic wife ignores him to concentrate on her professional career. He is befriended by an older female artist who is fond of hallucinogenic mushrooms. When his wife is late for their anniversary ...
Plot: french giallo, doctor, painting, husband wife relationship, drug addict, investigation, drug addiction, murder, drugs, artist
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 393
Punk Love (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the rainy environs of Oregon and Washington, Punk Love is the story of two forlorn lovers, searching for that elusive Hollywood Ending to the story of their dreams. Sarah is a lost 15-year-old, trapped in an unloving home, in a dreary small ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: teenager, illegal drugs, musician, drug abuse, teenage love, audition, follow your dream, heroin, statutory rape, pubic hair, male nudity, murder ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
There Should Be Rules (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mia and Mirjam are two 14-year-olds who live in a very dreary little town. Though not especially grown-up, they're both trying. Mirjam gets a head start by forming a relationship with an older man who says he loves her. Mia has a dad who drinks ...
Plot: female director, relationships, small town, teenager, friendship, underage girl, older man young girl relationship, 14 year old, adolescence, best friend, swedish, coming of age
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Goodbye Trainmen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Veturimiehet heiluttaa on 4. syyskuuta 1992 ensi-iltansa saanut suomalainen elokuva. Elokuva on kuvattu suurimmaksi osaksi Porissa. Veturimiehet heiluttaa sai ensi-iltansa Ruotsissa 26. maaliskuuta 1993.
Plot: train, coming of age, grave, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, seduction, rain, drunkenness, chance meeting, friend, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 42
Bayo (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sharon and her ten year old son Bayo live in Tickle Cove on the shores of Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland like generations of their family have before them. Sharon hates her life there. She dreams of moving to Toronto - where her now deceased mother was ...
Plot: insanity, seaside, fishing, grandparent grandchild relationship, single mother, small town, grandfather grandson relationship, boy
Place: newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 632
The Bay Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Roman Catholic teenage boy in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia during the 1930s faces various growing-up problems: Should be become a priest? What should he do about the murder he witnessed, committed by a local cop and upstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, murder, teenage love, suburban life, parents and children, social relations, family relations, bittersweet, single parent, crimes, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Termini Station (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Termini Station is a Canadian made drama, released in 1989 and directed by Allan King. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline Dushane, a mother and daughter living in a small Northern Ontario town. Molly is an ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, small town, parent child relationship, family, poker, trailer park, nipples visible through clothing, braless, prostitution, mother daughter relationship
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 234
The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, friendship, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, interview ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love Me Strangely (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Alain Revent, a seductive and refined man, derives a peculiar satisfaction from debasing his wives. The first, driven to the brink of despair, throws herself out of a window. Enlisting the help of an equally perverse casual acquaintance, Dino, the ...
Plot: murder, driven mad, sexual relations, french giallo, prostitute, husband wife relationship, police, wife husband relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.5
 82
Harry Munter (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Harry Munter, a sensitive, kind, appealing man in his twenties, lives with his parents. He's an inventor, a bit of a mystic, maybe a genius, and a good son and grandson. He's offered work in the U.S. But a friend has cancer and the world ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cult, coming of age, parent child relationship, small town, inventor, friendship, teenager, intelligence, extramarital affair, self discovery
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 240
Boys (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This non-narrative film unveils three episodes in the psychosexual life of a neurotic man, beginning with a trip he took to the countryside over the holidays as a small boy, to visit a cousin. Later, he is shown as a high-school boy (Mads Ole ...
Style: no music
Plot: school, girl, swing, undressing, urination, children, teenage girl, boy, teenage boy, teenager, ladder, bow
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Run a Crooked Mile (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man witnesses a murder in a secluded mansion. When he reports it, there's no evidence of the murder, or that anyone was there. Two years later he wakes up in a hospital room after a polo accident to find he's had amnesia, is now married, ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, murder witness, murder investigation, cover up, key, passage of time
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 11
Bad Seeds (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Three siblings immerse themselves in a world of love, LSD and hustling. But they find out that everything isn't as good as they thought once they get caught up in murder, blackmail and the deadly side effects of experimental drugs.
Plot: drugs, murder, criminal, love, acid trip, mud, lsd, kill, cruelty, sibling, blackmail, evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rock: It's Your Decision (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The parents of a young man force him to go without rock music for thirty days, and as a result, he discovers how rock music is a tool of Satan to control people.
Style: christian film
Plot: teenager, rock music, teen angst, pastor, christian, sermon, worried mother, mother son relationship, religion
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: police, murder, male nudity, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Juvenile Delinquents -- New World Order (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Broken teens trying to claim something their parents failed to provide - A Future and Purpose.
Style: dark
Plot: teenager, revenge, blood, vigilante, abuse, gang, vengeance, justice
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%