Movies like My Son Johnny

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My Son Johnny (1991)
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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: violence, trial, kitten, fratricide, childhood memory, saxophone, knife, brother, arrow, forest

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, humorous and bleak films with plots about violence, trial, murder, courtroom, abuse, forest and brother mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like My Son Johnny: When No One Would Listen (1992), Two Kinds Of Love (1983), Not in My Family (1993), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), Silencing Mary (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Plot: violence, domestic violence, handgun, gunshot, bullet, gun, bakery, abuse
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95%
Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: death of mother, death of wife, loss of wife, coming of age, widower, estranged father, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, terminal illness, cancer, loss of mother, workaholic ...
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69%
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: repressed memory, childhood memory, sexual abuse, memory, depression, female protagonist, child abuse, mother daughter relationship
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43%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: racism, murder, small town, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, small town life, society, social differences, introspection, social relations, discrimination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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.
Plot: journalism, american football, locker room, undressing, newspaper, rape, dancing, college, party, drinking, loyalty
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.
Plot: spanking, little boy, child abuse, lawyer, singing, kitchen, adoption, cockroach, candle, girl, small town, single mother ...
Place: iowa
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39%
The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Plot: forest, sadness, retirement home, tree, nature, death, old man
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38%
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One Take (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Life is a one take proposition. In ONE TAKE, Kevin never stopped loving Jessie even though she left him years ago and is reported to be dead. When Kevin, out-of-the-blue, receives a card in the mail - an old photo of the two of them with a ...
Plot: hospital, forest
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38%
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The End (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Depardieu plays an unnamed hunter and we join him and his dog as they depart for a nearby forest to snare some rabbits - or perhaps he's hunting for something far more elusive? His excursion soon progresses from carefree meandering to a ...
Plot: dog, blood, stabbed in the throat, knife, rifle, scorpion, lost in the woods, forest, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, bare breasts, shower
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The Bad Bunch (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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.
Plot: ghetto, hostility, soldier, violence
Place: vietnam
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36%
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The Way (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young Latino boy grows up in a poor barrios of Los Angeles. "Ramon Sanchez" lives with his single mother, a sister, a grandfather and his mother's abusive and violent boyfriend. When Ramon sees that his mother can't pay the ...
Plot: penitentiary, job, parole, marathon, time, social worker, lap dance, tragedy, divorce, crying, marriage, brother ...
Time: future
Place: california
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34%
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Dad (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Daddy is the story of a divorced father fighting for the right to raise his 7-year-old daughter. When his marriage falls apart, he decides to kidnap his daughter rather than let the court award custody to his mentally ill wife, whom he deems unfit ...
Plot: playing violin, knife attack, violence, lawyer, cooking, kitchen knife, violin, knife, courtroom, mother, father daughter relationship, blood ...
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A Safe Place (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman named Noah lives alone in New York. She is a disturbed flower child, who retreats into her past, yearning for lost innocence. She recalls her childhood, searching for a "safe place." As a child she met a magician in Central ...
Plot: magic, free spirit, childhood memory, hippie
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33%
Blood & Orchids (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might be blamed, because she was white, but do so anyway. ...
Plot: false accusation, trial
Time: 1930s
Place: hawaii
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33%
Wonderful Copenhagen (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a middle-aged woman born in privilege opens a café in a vibrant party of her hometown of Copenhagen, she's confronted with its dark sides as well in the shape of human trafficking and prostitution, and she has to make some hard choices.
Plot: trafficking, violence, loss of daughter, mother daughter relationship, prostitution
Place: copenhagen denmark, poland
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33%
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Dockers (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy McGovern's depiction of the mid 90s Liverpool dockers strike. Featuring script contributions from Irvine Welsh and the real dockers themselves
Plot: suffering, violence, strike, dispute
Place: liverpool
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31%
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Macbeth (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: An adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Plot: shakespeare, suicide, knife, murder, child murder
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31%
In from the Night (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: father figure, trial, dinner, vandalism, punishment, beating, abuse, therapy, aunt nephew relationship, kneeling, aunt, dog ...
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Only God Can Judge Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Film from Tody Walker
Plot: trial, redemption, prison, murder, courtroom, jury
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31%
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Transit (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After a graffiti artist loses his brother and fellow partner-in-crime to the hands of a vigilante killer he vows to give up graffiti forever. That lasts until he hooks up with his best friend, a tag-banger out to make a name for himself.
Plot: death of protagonist, graffiti, violence, death, gangster, murder
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31%
The Perfect Mother (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Since self-made immigrant Nico Podaras's death, widow Elenie runs his lucrative garage, with an illegal side business, generously using the profits to keep control of their three sons' lives. Simpleton Dan is happy to sire the crucial heir ...
Plot: loyalty, mother in law, beating, abuse, trial, in laws, murder, false identity, brother brother relationship, daughter in law, scolding, divorce ...
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Beyond Honor (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A strikingly bold portrait of oppression and high tension in suburban America. It is the story of Sahira Abdel-Karim (Osuna), a young Egyptian-American woman in a California wedged between two distinct worlds, haunted by memory and bount by ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, drinking, violence, female nudity, sex scene, smoking
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Ek Je Chhilo Raja (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Mahendra Kumar Choudhuri, the middle prince of the Bhawal Estate (also known as the Bikrampur Estate), was affected by syphilis and was taken to Darjeeling for treatment along with his wife, Chandrabati Devi, brother-in-law, Satya, and a family ...
Plot: justice, courtroom, trial, court case, impostor
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29%
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Without Her Consent (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fact-based story about the emotional trauma and following legal problems of a young woman who was raped by an acquaintance.
Plot: victim, rape victim, social injustice, confrontation, neighbor, rape, courtroom, vigilante, trial
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Man Alive (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: In and around America and the autumn of 1963. A man and his tools. A boy and his shoes.
Plot: forest, tv, laundry, blood, train tracks, train, television
Time: 1950s
Place: massachusetts
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28%
Jim, the World's Greatest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One of his earlier pieces, Don Coscarelli (of Phantasm Phame) has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being ...
Plot: troubled teen, teen angst, brother, teenager, abuse, alcoholic father
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Family Sins (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gordon has a loving wife and two sons, Bryan and Keith, but he favors his spoiled younger son Keith over Bryan, who is defiant and not good at sports. As Gordon begins to yell and hit Bryan, Bryan's behavior slips towards the psychotic side and ...
Plot: carbon monoxide poisoning, dysfunctional family, drowning, brother, underwear, father son relationship, suicide attempt, rabbit, therapy, dead child
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bus Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge.
Plot: soldier, vietnam veteran, murder, african american, police, murder of brother, racism, investigation, brother, ghetto
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27%
A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Sharon is a young office worker who sexually teases, seduces and then cries 'rape' on various men just to see them emotionally suffer for her own man-hating, twisted amusement leading to one lovestruck boyfriend being sent to prison, the ...
Plot: violence, lesbian, sex, victim, rape, seduction, prison, cigarette smoking, dancing, kiss, telephone call, rock band ...
Time: 1960s
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27%
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: realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: cancer, couples, family life, on the road, survival, rebelliousness, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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