Movies like Sadayam

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Sadayam (1992)
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Sadayam (1992)
Original name: സദയം
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The story is about convict Sathyanathan (Mohanlal) sentenced to death following multiple murders (of two adult men and two girl-children) he has committed and his subsequent prison life till death. The film focuses on his past and the chain of events leading to the crime and how a retelling of the tale, inadvertently, impacts the prison doctor Dr. Nambiar (Thilakan), who is the father of the male victim Vijayan (Mahesh).
Plot: painter, prostitution, death sentence, murder, death row, child murder, priest, death penalty, flashback, capital punishment

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, flashback, prostitution, revenge, false accusation, violence and malayalam mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Sadayam: Uyarangalil (1984), El profeta Mimi (1973), Live! From Death Row (1992), Blackout (1988), Christian Brothers (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Uyarangalil (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jayarajan (Mohanlal), an over-enthusiastic assistant manager at a tea plantation plans to loot a huge amount. He lures two debt-ridden subordinates, Chandran (Rahman) and Johnny (Nedumudi Venu), into his conspiracy.
Plot: anti heroes, anti hero, dark hero, nurse, murder, widow, suicide, sex scene, neo noir, villain played by lead actor
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
El profeta Mimi (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Childhood trauma and religious repression causes little boy to grow up and murder prostitutes.
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitution, poverty, prophet, preacher, religious, crime, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Live! From Death Row (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted killer Laurence Dvorak grants an exclusive last interview to TV newswoman Alana Powers shortly before his scheduled execution. Urbane and unrepentant, he seems almost mild at first. But Dvorak's real intention is revealed when he ...
Plot: execution, death row, television, psychopath, prison, capital punishment, hostage, death sentence
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 88
Blackout (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young girl returns to her hometown in search of her father, gradually her childhood memories returns; a childhood with incest and violence.
Style: cult film
Plot: sex, flashback, murder, father, search, runaway, incest, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Christian Brothers (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: When the daughter of a minister gets kidnapped, Christy is called upon to rescue her. Although he manages to save her, he himself gets embroiled in the kidnapper's murder.
Plot: murder, kidnapping, sister, police informant, chase, police, false accusation, informant, snitch, malayalam
Place: mumbai india, bombay india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mizhikal Sakshi (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A mother finds it hard to believe that her son is convicted as a terrorist and is sent to gallows. Eventually, she loses her mental balance.
Plot: death sentence, muslim, hindu, capital punishment, temple, old lady, false accusation, delusion, death of son, wrongful conviction, injustice, miscarriage of justice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 30
La machine (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pierre Lentier murders an 8-year-old in horrendous circumstances. This 30-something solitary factory worker who lives on the edge of society is sentenced to death. A damning indictment of the death penalty and the manipulative behaviour of the media.
Plot: prostitution, death sentence, homosexuality, factory, canal, murder, death penalty, guillotine, bar
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 376
Face of Evil (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On her wedding night, twenty-year-old Darcy Palmer empties her fiancé's bank account and flees to New York City. Along the way, she tries robbing Brianne Dwyer, who's heading to a New England college for her freshman year, and ends up ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: female director, murder, psychopath, artist, college student, teenage girl, roommate, college, painter, stolen identity
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Savage (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: There was a double homicide on the forgotten Swedish countryside several years ago. Two angry young men beat two young women to death, seemingly without any particular reason. The years passed but the images in our heads did not disappear. We tried ...
Plot: father son relationship, preacher, love, murder, pole dancing, violence, prostitution, religious, cult, sex, white trash
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.1
 586
Thazhvaram (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Western
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man comes to an isolated valley to take revenge on his friend who murdered his wife. Set in the backdrop of a village in a valley along Palakkad, it is influenced by the spaghetti western genre, and has achieved a cult status in Kerala since its ...
Plot: murder, valley, vulture, murder of wife, revenge, vengeance, flashback, knife, hut, countryside, murderer, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 4K
Last Dance (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, murder, lethal injection, lawyer, death row, courtroom drama, legal action, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, prison life, false accusation, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: taj mahal, india, australia, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 166
The Near Room (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie Colquhoun is a journalist whose career is floundering. As a teenager, he fathered a daughter, Tommy, who was committed to foster care as an infant. Seventeen years later, Charlie, Tommy and Charlie's old schoolmate Harris Hill, now a ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, blackmail, child pornography, cigarette smoking, freckles, rape, dock, mirror, child abuse, sex, flashback, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Return to Sender (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: While fighting for a woman who sits on death row, a lawyer happens upon new information which brings into question the motives of a man associated with her client
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, false accusation, death sentence, deadly, confined, prison life, redemption, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, courtroom drama ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 620
Chenkol (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: The sequel to Kireedam (1989), Chenkol continues the story of Sethumadavan who hopes to regain his lost life after 8 years in prison.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: alcohol abuse, death of protagonist, anguish, violence, ex convict, murder, tragedy, tragic event, main character dies, suicide, suicide by hanging, prostitution
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Blind Man's Bluff (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind professor is accused by the police of killing his neighbor and must clear his name by finding the murderer.
Plot: neighbor, murder, blindness, accident, runaway, suspect
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 2K
Twenty 20 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Advocate Ramesh saves Devan from a murder case. Later, he realize Devan was the actual culprit. Ramesh tries for a payback, unaware of Devan's real intentions and the reason for the murder.
Plot: rape, revenge, murder, police officer, beauty pageant, sibling relationship, romance, doctor, thief, gun, gunfight, murder of sister ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
What We Did That Night (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con Henry (Rick Schroder) returns to town after being released from prison and contacts his old college frat members about a murder that they committed years earlier. They have to return to move the body to a new location before it is ...
Plot: murder, friendship, revenge, grave digging, corpse, dark secret, ex convict, secret, prank, mockery, digging a grave
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 195
Abhilasha (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Abhilasha movie story was based on an unique point of removing section 302 from Indian penal Code, which sentences death. Struggling lawyer Chiranjeevi, lives with his roommate (allu aravind) and dreams of removing IPC section 302. Reason behind his ...
Plot: prison guard, murder, prison visit, party, court, death sentence, death row, corpse, on the run, lawyer, invitation, prison ...
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The Black List (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the trial of a judge who was found with a prostitute, a list of clients pops up. It contains the names of some very influential judges and politicians. Then, dead bodies and death threats erupt. Jacques is the trial judge and his own life seems ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: prostitution, blackmail, courtroom, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7K
Lucifer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In God's own country, the supreme leader of the ruling party dies, leaving a huge vacuum, not only in the electoral and leadership sphere of the party but also that of the state. In the inevitable succession squabble and the power struggle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Devasuram (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Neelakantan, heir to his father's fortunes, is an apparent menace to society. He once belittles a dancer but later they fall in love. Shekharan, an arch enemy, kidnaps his lover due to an old enmity.
Plot: dancing, revenge, murder, dance, machismo, beating, death of mother, rivalry, humiliation, drunkenness, attempted murder, remorse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gone in the Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A couple is unjustly accused of the murder of their daughter. Based on a true story and book of the same title.
Plot: news reporter, private investigator, trial, false accusation, child murder, daughter, husband wife relationship, murder, kidnapping, intruder, parent child relationship
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.3
 30K
Visuals (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Georgekutty lives a happy life with his wife and daughters. Things take a turn when his daughter gets indecently filmed using a hidden camera, by the son of a police inspector.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family in danger, police investigation, family relations, police, crimes, murder, law enforcement, family in crisis, obsession, parents and children, life turned upside down, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.1
 140
Innuendo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Finland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tuuli grows up in an oppressively religious and abusive family in Finland. To escape from the shadow of her angelic twin sister she travels to Melbourne, Australia. Curious of sexuality, she becomes a nude model for art classes. Her innocent surface ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: murder, identical twins, posing nude, nudity (full frontal - brief), religion, australian, chainsaw, nude model
Place: finland, melbourne, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 171
Broken Mirrors (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Humour, the currency of Dutch director Gorris' first feminist thriller, A Question of Silence, is exchanged in her second for the much darker coinage of horror. A murderer is at large: a well-dressed businessman who incarcerates his victims, ...
Plot: brothel, feminism, prostitution, female director, prostitute, starvation
Place: amsterdam
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32%
 5.7
 484
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, legal, who done it, teenage life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 466
Calcutta Mail (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avinash(Anil Kapoor) went to Calcutta for no reason. After meeting with Reema (Rani Mukherjee), he starts having flashbacks about his past and his son. His inquiries take him to Bombay via the Calcutta Mail, and this is where he will find out ...
Plot: railway station, politician, train, murder, off screen murder, child abduction, flashback, flashback sequence
Place: kolkata
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Le monte-charge (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a Christmas night, an ex-convict ,Robert Herbin, meets a beautiful Italian married woman Marthe Drévet ,who has got a lot of things to hide . She lives in an old house ,the first floor of which is a big workshop where a service elevator leads to ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, deception, police, parisian suburb, christmas tree, murder disguised as suicide, christmas, corpse, elevator, christmas eve, little girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
All God's Creatures (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Creature of habit, Jon Smith, spends his days mindlessly working as a barista in New York City. When night falls, this seeming everyman savagely kills "filthy women" as his social outlet. A chance encounter with Delia, a young prostitute ...
Plot: train, rape, love, murder, abuse, prostitution
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
His Highness Abdullah (1990)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The story follows Abdullah (Mohanlal) who is hired by the members of a wealthy royal family to assassinate the family head Maharaja Udayavarma (Nedumudi Venu). Abdullah comes into the royal palace under the disguise Ananthan Namboothiri, a classical ...
Plot: guest, muslim, king, assassination plot, royalty, deception, adopted daughter, loss of son, singer, blind man, assassin, nervous breakdown ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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