Movies like Stigma 1972

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Stigma (1972)
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Stigma (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black doctor ex-convict returns to the all-white town he knows as home and discovers a deadly disease threatening the citizens. He must fight prejudice and time if he is to save the town.
Plot: doctor, sheriff, epidemic, virus, island, conspiracy, racial slur, lighthouse, infection, brothel, teenage girl, infected, syphilis, small town, venereal disease, promiscuity, sexually transmitted disease, african american protagonist, hick, unprotected sex

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, doctor, virus, danger, sheriff, island and deadly mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Stigma: Maternal Instincts (1996), Nowhere to Run (1989), In Quiet Night (1998), Carriers (1998), Fate (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Maternal Instincts (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pregnant doctor's life is made hell by the deranged patient to whom she gave a hysterectomy, without the patient's consent.
Plot: doctor, cancer, expectant father, pregnant woman, pregnant, maternity ward, miscarriage, killer, pregnancy, revenge, nurse, pregnant wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Nowhere to Run (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Rural Texas, 1960 -- An age of good times and innocence, when growing up was supposed to be easy. Six high school seniors know the terrible secret that will make the difference in the biggest election in the county's history. Now they must make ...
Plot: secret, coming of age, election, corruption, murder, small town, high school, teenager, sheriff, jail
Time: 1960s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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In Quiet Night (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A thriller about a man, Dr Wolcott, who is wrongfully acquitted of charges that he molested his daughter, Dinah. The deputy district attorney, Joey, takes Dinah with her seeking refuge from Dr. Wolcott's molestation.
Plot: sexual abuse, child pornography, child abuse, lawyer, kidnapping, courtroom, on the run, abusive father, sheriff, district attorney, female protagonist, acquittal ...
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86%
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Carriers (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A female Army doctor and a journalist team up to track a killer virus.
Plot: epidemic, genetic engineering, quarantine, password, monkey, missing child, jungle, virus, harbor, axe, jeep, doctor ...
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 4.5
 146
Fate (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Serial killers have plagued the American landscape for decades, committing gruesome atrocities, and providing some tough cases for criminal investigators to crack. This thriller follows the travails of two detectives who are on the trail of a ...
Plot: nude woman murdered, serial murder, serial killer, murder of a nude woman, female nudity, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: rough, mind bending, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, small town, reporter, journalist, sheriff, blackmail, scientist, military, conspiracy, danger, evil alien, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, drug dealing, plague, isolation, terrorism, survival, adventure, terrorist, quarantine, hippie, suicide bomber, doctor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: sweden, europe, poland, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Ankur Arora Murder Case (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Romesh (Arjun Mathur) was a young medical intern who dared to dream. He was in awe of Dr. Asthana (Kay Kay Menon), the Chief of Surgery of the Shekhawat General Hospital. All he wanted to was be like him. He lived in with Riya, his co-intern and the ...
Plot: doctor, surgery, surgeon, loss of son, death of child
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Escape (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Husband and wife doctors Paul and Kim Jordan need a drastic change. Distraught by the inexplicable death of their baby, Paul (C. Thomas Howell) convinces Kim to abandon their American lives and join a medical mission in Thailand. It seems to be just ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, capture, grief, sailboat, gunshot wound, faith, doctor, boat, religion, bible, island, wound ...
Place: jordan, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Voyage of Terror (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An infectious disease researcher is on a cruise with her daughter when an ebola-type virus attacks the ship's passengers and crew.
Plot: ocean, ship, virus, u.s. president, cruise ship, cruise, water, helicopter, doctor, white house, quarantine, torpedo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Contracted: Phase II (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Picking up directly where the previous film left off, the story follows Riley, one of the last people to come in contact with Samantha, as he scrambles to track down those responsible for the outbreak before the highly contagious disease not only ...
Plot: infection, virus, body horror, necrophilia, serial killer, blood, self surgery, zombie, parasite, disease
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Tender Loving Care (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Teenage nurses give love therapy. Lots of action when they try to straighten out the corrupt hospital staff.
Plot: nurse, doctor, blackmail, drug addiction, hospital, murder, sex, corruption, female nudity, shower
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 100K
Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, research, bio weapon, epidemic, monkey, antidote, society, fighting the system, danger, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, africa, california, utah, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 219
Pandemic (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: ER doctor Tsuyoshi Matsuoka receives a patient with a virus unlike anything he's seen before. His symptoms include high fever, convulsions, vomiting of blood and multiple organ failure. Could this be a new form of influenza or is it some other ...
Style: suspense
Plot: quarantine, influenza, pandemic, disease, medical profession, disaster film, research, plague, virus, epidemic, doctor
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.8
 24K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, small town, murder, lawyer, family in danger, stalking, woman in danger, mind game, neo noir, drowning, dog, girl ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Five Desperate Women (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Five young women vacation together at a resort on an isolated island. They are the resort's only customers and, aside from the boat captain who brought them here and the resort's handyman, Wylie, the island's only inhabitants. When ...
Plot: island, murder, sabotage, stranded, dead woman on floor, stranded on an island, strangulation, terror, female protagonist, dog, barefoot, dead woman on bed
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 495
End Day (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: An exploration into the various ways in which, within the circumstances of one day, civilisation could be brought to an abrupt end..
Plot: meteor, airport, experiment, tsunami, epidemic, end of the world, virus, disaster film, black hole, volcano, repeated event, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 6K
Inhale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: transplant, doctor, chases and races, crimes, family relations, couple relations, rich and poor, corrupt law enforcer, child illness, moral dilemma, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 193
Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: serious, bleak, atmospheric, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: society, moral dilemma, island, clergy, church, small town, missing child, religions or cults, social relations, priest, pedophile, brainwashing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An outbreak of avian flu mutates into a virus that becomes transmittable from human to human.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense
Plot: isolation, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, race against time, chaos, danger, deadly, heroes, plague, society, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The House Next Door (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple move into their dream home only to find that their next door neighbor isn't as good-natured as they had initially thought.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, nervous breakdown, home invasion, family problems, couples, dishonesty, deadly, missing person, mind game, danger, family in danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: island, woman in danger, honeymoon, psychopath, isolation, couple relations, confined, newlyweds, danger, family problems, vengeance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 97
The Body (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A beautiful woman who lives on an island with her abusive husband, entices a young man into a murder-for-money plot.
Plot: island, love triangle, murder, abusive husband, sex, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Retreat (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, island, soldier, estate, confined, couples, deadly virus, apocalypse, danger, couple relations, axe, strangulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 2K
Rust Creek (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Plot: survival, stranded, gang, fight to the death, crimes, small town sheriff, illegal drugs, in the woods, murder, meth lab, sheriff
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Careful What You Wish For (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, murder, betrayal, infidelity, extramarital affair, adultery, seduction, femme fatale, neighbor, manipulations, dangerous attraction, greed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Feminine Touch (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenny Baron (Paige Turco) is a beautiful investigative reporter swept into a deadly conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the government. When she is assigned to get the story of charismatic Presidential candidate Senator Ashton (George ...
Plot: secret agent, computer disc, political intrigue, female reporter, tied up, attempted drowning, murder, presidential candidate, bathtub, conspiracy
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43%
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Eden (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Malaysia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After their plane crashes off the coast of a deserted Pacific island, the surviving members of an American soccer team find themselves in the most dire of circumstances with limited resources, dwindling food supply and no rescue coming any time ...
Plot: island, survival, airplane, team, crash, soccer, strangulation, stabbed in the neck, beach, flare gun, starvation, shark attack ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
What Still Remains (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease; but when a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, intense, tense
Plot: virus, community, survival, secrets, religious, female protagonist, weapons, religious cult, tied to a tree, loss of family, plague, tied up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 6K
Miss Meadows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Miss Meadows is a school teacher with impeccable manners and grace. However, underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides a ruthless gun-toting vigilante who takes it upon herself to right the wrongs in the world by whatever means necessary. For Miss ...
Style: tense, cynical, biting, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: small town, vigilantism, vigilante, sheriff, murder, school teacher, couple relations, crimes, love and romance, hopes, psychopath, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%