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: carpenter, frame up, teenager, drugs, small town, murder, boy, mother son relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about teenager, murder, small town, family relations, crimes, drugs and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Stranger in Town: You Lucky Dog (2010), Man on the Train (2011), Marion Bridge (2002), A Kiss and a Promise (2012), Punk Love (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: adoption, family relations, farm, pets, contests and competitions, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, small town life, animal life, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Man on the Train (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, humorous, witty
Plot: small town, heist, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, mysterious character, human nature, friendship, partners, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: alcoholic, small town, dysfunctional family, homecoming, rehabilitation, human nature, secretary, parents and children, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
A Kiss and a Promise (2012)
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, small town, sociopath, masochist, secret, under the surface, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, serial killer, police investigation, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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 ...
Plot: teenager, illegal drugs, murder, child abuse, sex, musician, drugs, snow, heroin, statutory rape, stepfather, drug abuse
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: court, rape, murder, teenager, rape accusation
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: teenager, small town, best friend, coming of age, 14 year old, underage girl, adolescence, swedish, older man young girl relationship, friendship
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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.
Plot: child custody, release from prison, murder, interrupted sex, flashback, female nudity, women's prison, small town, mother daughter relationship, shower, sex, steel mill ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: small town, parent child relationship, family, mother daughter relationship, braless, trailer park, nipples visible through clothing, prostitution
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: square dance, flashback, gun, physical abuse, small town, murder, investigation, multiple murder, hunting, death of son, corrupt sheriff, abusive husband ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: teenage boy, teenager, small town, betrayal, boy, friendship between boys, vandalism, theft, middle class, catholic school, child abandonment, 15 year old ...
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, flashback sequence, abusive parent, drug addict, warehouse, throat cut, hiv, runaway, blood, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, teenager, mafia, crime, gangsters, vengeance, tommy gun, crimes, rivalry, unlikely criminals, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, marijuana, mafia, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Brother's Badge (0000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Detective Michael Glade, with the San Antonio police department, has wandered onto the dark side and has run afoul of the Mexican Mafia. He battles his family and feelings while riding his collision course to its ultimate outcome.
Plot: gang, mafia, murder, betrayal, police, drugs
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, police, prostitute
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Juvenile Delinquents -- New World Order (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Broken teens trying to claim something their parents failed to provide - A Future and Purpose.
Style: dark
Plot: teenager, gang, abuse, vigilante, blood, revenge, justice, vengeance
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, touching
Plot: murder, country house, grief, death of daughter, family problems, in the woods, death in the family, teenage life, optimism, crimes, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Gina (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful stripper hires renowned criminals to exact revenge on those who raped her in her motel room.
Plot: rape, gang rape, small town, revenge, rape revenge, rape and revenge, snowmobile, neo noir, stripper
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Making Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.
Style: talky, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, love triangle, gays and lesbians, gay, infidelity, fall in love, office, romance, lgbt, crumbling marriage, couple relations, love affair ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.
Style: sexual, serious, rough, realistic, sincere
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, phone sex, obsession, couple relations, sexual relations, addiction, dishonesty, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
King of the Mountain (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous and deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of "King of the Hill."
Plot: road accident, car race, street racing
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: 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: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: funeral, revenge, family problems, mentally unstable, parents and children, custody, crimes, rivalry, couples, family relations, vendetta, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Her Deadly Rival (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man's marriage is threatened by an unknown admirer.
Plot: stalking
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, drugs, female nudity, teenager
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Her Last Chance (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.
Plot: death, teenager, party, jealousy, drugs, drug addiction, drug addict, accident
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Happy Slapping (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Five suburban youths embark on a night of violence in the city, attacking unsuspecting victims while recording the assaults on smartphones.
Plot: street gang, internet, iphone, cell, teenager, violence, smartphone
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, son, brother, coming of age, friendship, friend, teenager, boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
When the Love Is Gone (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When the Love Is Gone is a 2013 Filipino romantic drama film directed by Andoy Ranay, starring Cristine Reyes, Gabby Concepcion, Alice Dixson, Andi Eigenmann, and Jake Cuenca. The film is distributed by Viva Films with co-production of Multivision ...
Plot: murder, heart attack, chance meeting, cupcake, death of lover, closeted gay, caught in the act, other woman, beach resort, boat, resort, college ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Julio Begins in July (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager at the turn of the century in the conservative higher classes of Chile and the initiation rites in his society.
Plot: boy, history of chile, patriarch, teenage prostitute, coming of age, landowner, machismo, teenager
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%