Movies like Do You Know the Muffin Man?

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Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
 5.9
 239
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, realistic, serious and psychological films with plots about investigation, murder, crimes, crime, mystery, police and child abuse mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Do You Know the Muffin Man?: Care (2000), Real Men (2003), The Molesters (1963), Dark Water (2001), 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: touching, suspense, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: child abuse, pedophile, police investigation, sexual abuse, interview, female reporter, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, child molestation, accusation, childhood flashback, children's home ...
Place: manchester, manchester england, 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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, touching
Plot: child abuse, lie, children, police investigation, mystery, children's home, sexual abuse, bullying, fear, rape, police, investigation
⇓ 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 murder, sexual abuse, city, exhibitionist, psychiatrist, voyeurism, sadism, criminal, sadistic violence ...
Place: zurich switzerland
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77%
 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, psychological, suspense, bleak
Plot: pedophile, serial killer, mystery, investigation, vigilantism, sibling, siblings, crime, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, legal, investigation, dedicated lawyer, workplace, rivalry, artists and showbiz, deadly, crime, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.5
 120K
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 ⇓
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, sincere, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, death of mother, murder, girlfriend, father son relationship, confrontation, investigation, shot to death, friendship, teenager, drug dealer, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, pornography, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, gay, youth, suburbs, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.9
 21K
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, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, police brutality, cocaine, aids, ghetto, drug lord, apartment complex, housing project, brooklyn new york city, train, drug dealer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, deadly, investigation, private detective, legal, couples, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
 414K
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: police investigation, child abuse, vengeance, death in the family, sexual abuse, child molestation, loss of child, pedophilia, loss of daughter, child rape, neo noir, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 70s, 21st century, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ 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, police officer, investigation, lesbian, murder mystery, campus, three brothers, ex cop, barn, redneck, tractor
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, ghost, investigation, power relations, hotel, false accusation, courtroom drama, who done it, murder, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, investigation, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, parents and children, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: mind bending, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, investigation, false accusation, murder, hockey, boss and employee, mystery, rivalry, workplace, dedicated lawyer, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: mind bending, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, perry mason, investigation, deadly, amateur detective, crime, forgery, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 15K
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, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Plot: pedophile, first sexual experience, forced sex, investigation, 13 year old, memory, manipulation, sexual abuse, child rape, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, loss of virginity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 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, bullying, manipulation, pedophile, teenage life, internet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 185K
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, pedophilia, childhood, prison rape, vengeance, courtroom drama, haunted by the past, rape, pedophile, crime, torture, lawyer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, new york yankees, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: missing child, accident, child abduction, fbi, secret identity, police, false identity, criminal
⇓ 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: clever, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, workplace, dedicated lawyer, crime, against the odds, uncover truth, track down, false accusation, riddles and clues, courtroom drama, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, desire for fame, private detective, crime, investigation, legal, amateur detective, intrigue, dedicated lawyer, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, perry mason, tape over mouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: talky, cynical, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, hotshot lawyer, wrong place wrong time, legal, amateur detective, power relations, crimes, rivalry, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
By The Grace of God (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Alexandre lives in Lyon with his wife and children. One day, he discovered by chance that the priest who abused him to scouts always officiates with children. He then starts a fight, quickly joined by François and Emmanuel, also victims of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: pedophilia, child abuse, religion, church, priest, journalist, children, lawyer, husband wife relationship, christmas, cardinal the priest, train ...
Time: year 2014, year 2016, year 2015
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 37K
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: memory loss, satanic cult, false accusation, psychiatrist, nightmare, hospital, sexual abuse, police officer, cemetery, investigation, crimes, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, neo noir, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, 1960s
Place: venice, switzerland, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 247K
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: investigation, kidnapping, 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 ⇓
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, child abuse, jail, businesswoman, murder, flashback, sister, suspect, pedophile, post traumatic stress disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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