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My Son Johnny (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Anthony Cortino lives with his mother in a quiet suburb. His father is dead, and his violent criminal brother is a long way off, in the city, and if Anthony has his way, that's where he will stay. However, Johnny runs into trouble with the police in the city, and when he asks to come home, his mother agrees, despite Anthony's objections. A reign of terror begins for Anthony then, for as long as Johnny is around, Anthony is never safe, and never has been.
Plot: childhood memory, kitten, fratricide, forest, trial, arrow, brother, knife, saxophone, violence

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out christian film, realistic, humorous and serious films with plots about violence, trial, courtroom, murder, forest, party and rape mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like My Son Johnny: When No One Would Listen (1992), Two Kinds Of Love (1983), Silencing Mary (1998), Not in My Family (1993), Two Against Time (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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When No One Would Listen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. She began dating him at the age of fifteen and has two kids, Maggie and Pete. After some career trouble Gary moves the family out to a New York suburb. Anyway, at first Gary seems ...
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Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Silencing Mary (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mary Stuartson is proud to be the first in her family to attend a university, but when her roommate, Holly, is raped by the school's star football player, Mary, who is a reporter for the college newspaper, begins her own investigation.
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Not in My Family (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new mother is haunted by postpartum depression. Based on a true story.
Plot: sexual abuse, repressed memory, childhood memory, child abuse, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, depression, memory
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Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: cancer, family life, on the road, single parent, dealing with death, parents and children, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, family relations, race against time, survival, rebelliousness ...
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Duration: 87 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicki Miller is a writer who has cut herself off from her dysfunctional family. Her life drastically changes when one night, her 16-year-old nephew Bobby shows up unannounced on her doorstep. He looks tired and depressed, and when Vicki realizes ...
Plot: aunt, father figure, trial, ritual, bed, kneeling, dinner, punishment, vandalism, medical examination, nightmare, dream ...
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The Mourning Forest (2007)
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Duration: 97 min.
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Story: A white ex-GI goes to a black ghetto to deliver a letter from his buddy, a black soldier who died in Vietnam. When he arrives there he encounters hostility and trouble from all sides.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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