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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Trainspotting
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UK
94 min.
 8.2
The Time of the Hunt
Drama
Canada
98 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing and tense films with plots about violence, knife, death, female nudity, murder, blood and forest mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like My Son Johnny: Autumn (2004), Leo (2002), If You Were Young: Rage (1970), The Intruder (2004), Agitator (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Agitator
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 150 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
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Duration: 107 min.
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Postcards from America
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by the autobiographical writings of David Wojnarowicz, "Postcards From America" chronicles the abuse the artist suffered as a child at the hands of his father and his subsequent running away to New York to become a street hustler.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect.
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The Glass House
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Few of Us
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Jasper's Ghost
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
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Place: denmark
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Country: USA
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Angel Blue
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: racist, babysitting, scandal, fight, arrest, banker, stalker, hysteria, teenage crush, being followed, coach, bar ...
Place: california
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Jaded
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an innocent young girl finds herself befriended by two sexy, uninhibited girls at a small-town bar, she discovers that they have more planned than just a party-and she's central to the action.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, mystery, rape, sexual relations, courtroom drama, crimes, rivalry, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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The Firm
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, Dom is a teenager who finds himself drawn into the charismatic world of football 'casuals,influenced by the firm's top boy, Bex. Accepted by the gang for his fast mouth and sense of humor, Dom soon becomes one the boys. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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The Favorite Son
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Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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I Am Curious
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
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Style: sexual, stylized, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: sex, politics, male nudity, censorship, sexuality, self discovery, strong sexual content, pornography, revolution, political, sexual relations, race issues ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, sweden, spain, california, vietnam ...
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Dead Man Walking
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, redemption, death penalty, rape, death, death row, murder, justice, lawyer, guilt, brutality, nun ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Sleepwalker Killing
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Schall kills his mother-in-law and wounds his father-in-law in the middle of the night, then turns himself in. He claims, however, that he cannot remember the crime itself. His defense team finds evidence that suggests the crimes were committed ...
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The Last Best Sunday
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Hispanic teenager hides out from the law in the home of a good-natured, but rebellious, Caucasian teenage girl after killing two rednecks whom beat him up and left him for dead, leading to a collision of cultures between the two youths.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, on the run, forbidden love, small town, racism, teenage life, coming of age, society, couples, murder, social relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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