Movies like Do You Know the Muffin Man?

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Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
 5.9
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Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Roger Dollison, a police officer, and his wife Kendra are living the American dream. They have two children, Teddy and Sandy, a lovely home, and a dog named Rex. What they know and how they live as a family is irreparably changed one day when it is discovered that a classmate of Teddys' is the apparent victim of sexual abuse and molestation at the respected neighborhood daycare center. Like all other parents, the Dollisons are tormented - "we should have known, we should have seen" - but their devastation is complete when Teddy tells his own story, one he promised his abusers he would never tell.
Plot: pedophile, sexual abuse, child molester, teacher, police, investigation, criminal, pedophilia, court, children, courtroom, fighting the system, child abuse, neighborhood, social problem, surprise, promise, stereotype, suspect, shock, police officer, molestation, confrontation, stereotypes, pre school

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Most similar movies to Do You Know the Muffin Man?

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, child abuse and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Do You Know the Muffin Man?: Care (2000), Real Men (2003), The Molesters (1963), November Criminals (2017), Doubt (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 257
Care (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man struggles to piece together his life after suffering years of abuse in a children's home - a personal battle made doubly difficult by crusading reporters determined to expose the scandal.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, touching, suspense
Plot: child abuse, pedophile, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, sexual abuse, police investigation, child molestation, childhood flashback, female reporter, accusation, interview, father son relationship ...
Place: manchester england, manchester, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.9
 67
Real Men (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A powerful and disturbing two-part drama about sexual manipulation, the loss of innocence and betrayal of trust, starring Ben Daniels. A policeman's determination to solve the three-year-old case of an abducted schoolboy leads him to uncover a ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, touching
Plot: child abuse, children, lie, police investigation, mystery, children's home, sexual abuse, fear, investigation, rape, police, bullying
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Molesters (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In exploring sex offenses, particularly against children, this film reveals the inner workings of the Zurich police and INTERPOL as they pursue persons accused of voyeurism, rape, fetishism, sadism, and masochism. After the criminals are arrested ...
Style: cult film
Plot: rape, child molestation, molestation, sexual abuse, sexual murder, fetishism, sadistic violence, sex maniac, daughter, rehabilitation, english, masochism ...
Place: zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young theatre director is accused of killing a more famous Broadway director. Perry takes his case.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, power relations, workplace, rivalry, deadly, courtroom drama, murder, legal, who done it, investigation, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found being killed after having had a tremendous discussion with her husband and her manager.
Style: realistic, mind bending, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, deadly, investigation, false accusation, amateur detective, courtroom drama, private detective, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
November Criminals (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Addison Schacht investigates the murder of his friend Kevin, with the help of Phoebe, and they discover the truth is darker than they ever imagined.
Style: touching, cynical, captivating, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, murder, death of mother, confrontation, girlfriend, investigation, shot to death, friendship, father son relationship, teenager, drug dealer, pager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 119K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, nun, guilt, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip, sexual abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 20K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, cocaine, police brutality, drug dealing, ghetto, aids, drug lord, apartment complex, housing project, train, brooklyn new york city, drug dealer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a fortune-teller, David's private ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, writer's life, dedicated lawyer, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, hotel, legal, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, mind game, amateur detective, legal, courtroom drama, rivalry, deadly, false accusation, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hockey player of friend of Ken Malansky's is accused of murdering a team owner. Perry takes the case.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, rough, serious
Plot: courtroom, law enforcement, courtroom drama, amateur detective, hockey, power relations, rivalry, murder, legal, dishonesty, deadly, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 9K
L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male prostitution, sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, gay, youth, suburbs, family relations, self discovery, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Midnight Man (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An ex-convict, and ex-cop, finds himself in the midst of drama as a murder, of a female student, is commited at the university where he works as a night watchman. He is reluctantly drawn into the criminal investigation and eventually becomes a ...
Plot: murder, ex convict, investigation, police officer, murder mystery, tractor, ex cop, campus, three brothers, lesbian, redneck, barn
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 410K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, neo noir, child molestation, child rape, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A painter, believed to be dead, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is murdered.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, mind bending, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, uncover truth, crime, artists and showbiz, investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, murder, legal, forgery, mystery, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, investigation, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 74K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, life is a bitch, fighting the system, murder, prison riot, life turned upside down, rivalry, tough heroes, police brutality, prison gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dr Sheila Carlin is good friends with Della who calls Perry in when she is being pestered by someone. On the theory that it could be somebody that she works with at a radio stations she arranges Perry to be interviewed by Winslow Keene who is also ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, tape over mouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, courtroom drama, crimes, dedicated lawyer, amateur detective, rivalry, legal, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 183K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, childhood, pedophilia, vengeance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, prison rape, rape, pedophile, crime, torture, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Della's friend is accused of murdering a rival fashion magazine editor.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, legal, dedicated lawyer, crime, track down, mystery, crimes, obsessive quest, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, fashion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 193
Dark Water (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a young man who, through a series of surreal visions, comes to believe that he is a serial killer targeting pedophiles.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, bleak
Plot: pedophile, serial killer, mystery, investigation, vigilantism, sibling, siblings, crime, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
To Love, Honor and Deceive (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sydnee Carpenter (Vanessa Marcil) is a devoted mother to her young son, and is now accustomed to the puzzling existence of her mysterious, non-communicative husband, Matthew (Thomas Gibson). When her husband and son are suddenly killed in a boating ...
Plot: child abduction, missing child, false identity, criminal, police, fbi, secret identity, accident
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: cynical, suspenseful, talky, clever, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, legal, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, wrong place wrong time, righting the wronged, power relations, who done it, private detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 14K
The Tale (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: pedophile, forced sex, first sexual experience, investigation, 13 year old, memory, manipulation, sexual abuse, child rape, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, loss of virginity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 36K
Regression (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: satanic cult, memory loss, false accusation, nightmare, hospital, sexual abuse, police officer, cemetery, investigation, crimes, psychiatrist, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 41K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, youth, investigation, parents and children, family in crisis, child rape, manipulation, teenage life, internet, school, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, prostitute, hospital, murder, pedophilia, legislation, neo noir, pimp, police, sexual abuse, redemption, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s
Place: venice, usa, switzerland, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sisters and Other Strangers (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman (Joanna Kerns), at odds with her eccentric sister (Debrah Farentino) over a real-estate deal, becomes the prime suspect when the latter is found dead.
Plot: real estate, promiscuity, sibling relationship, jail, sexual abuse, flashback, pedophile, businesswoman, sister sister relationship, suspect, con artists, sister ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 245K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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