Movies like My Son Johnny

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My Son Johnny (1991)
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My Son Johnny
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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Cape Fear
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USA
106 min.
 7.8
In Cold Blood
Biography, Crime, Drama, History
USA
134 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about violence, knife, murder, death, forest, blood and vengeance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like My Son Johnny: Autumn (2004), The Juror (1996), Allegiant (2016), Catch Hell (2014), Leo (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Autumn
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean-Pierre is a hit man in Paris. He wants to stop; an incentive is reconnecting to Michelle, a childhood friend. He's ready to commit himself to her, but she has her own secrets: she sells bomb components to thugs. He hears rumors of a ...
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The Juror
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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Allegiant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Style: futuristic, bad ending, entertaining, surprise ending, suspense
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Former Hollywood star Reagan Pearce (Ryan Phillippe) is kidnapped by two men connected to his past while on location in Louisiana. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
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Leo
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Duration: 150 min.
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: A down to earth school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who actually believes his brother is coming back from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
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    User:   50%
 
If You Were Young: Rage
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Hoffa
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: captivating, serious, factual, sincere, realistic ...
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Style: serious, disturbing, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
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The Brothers Grimm
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
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The Sleepwalker Killing
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Open Future
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A 16 year old boy growing up in the 60's, experimenting with life, sex, drugs and alcohol.
Plot: clothed male naked male, passive aggressive woman, passive aggressive behavior, taking off underwear, clothed female naked male, taking off shoes, taking off pants, watching someone sleep, nonconformity, running through the woods, bossy woman, classmate classmate relationship ...
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Walking Tall
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 6.7
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Attila
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Lithuania
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A romanced story of Attila the Hun, since his childhood, when he lost his parents until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves ...
Style: epic, captivating, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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True Grit
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
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Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1800s, 1870s
Place: texas, oklahoma, usa, california, arkansas
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 7.5
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A Simple Plan
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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 6.0
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The Hunted
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: stylized, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
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Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
 8.0
 21K
In Cold Blood
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, crime gone awry, investigation, courtroom, justice, dysfunctional family, jazz, criminal heroes, death penalty, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1965, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, midwest, iowa, mexico ...
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The Osterman Weekend
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, violence, surveillance, conspiracy, spy, cold war, murder, gunfight, vengeance, brutality, paranoia ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
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Silent Night, Deadly Night
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, year 1974, year 1971, year 1984
Place: salt lake city utah
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 4.0
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Blood Bride
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The somewhat frigid Marie falls in love with a man who, as it turns out, seems to have an unhealthy obsession with nuns. Could a childhood trauma have something to do with it?
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
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