Movies like In Broad Daylight

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In Broad Daylight (1991)
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In Broad Daylight (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to pay his sweets triggers off his persecution complex. As revenge for the believed insult, the whole family starts stalking the shop owner and her husband... until this escalates and the old man gets badly injured. Len is arrested, but gets off, free on bail. His clever attorney delays the court session for more than a year - while Rowan keeps threatening the witnesses. But then, the people feel they've had enough of this and decide to take the law in their own hands...
Style: based on true events
Plot: assault, trial, bullying, large family, threat, vigilantism, rifle

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Most similar movies to In Broad Daylight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, revenge, vengeance, bullying, crimes, vigilantism and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like In Broad Daylight: Gone in the Night (1996), A Fall From Grace (2020), Before He Wakes (1998), A History of Violence (2005), American Yearbook (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
A Fall From Grace (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When a law-abiding woman gets indicted for murdering her husband, her lawyer soon realizes that a larger conspiracy may be at work.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: trial, murder, black cast, sex scene, conspiracy, lawyer, black woman, older woman younger man, plot twist, male nudity, firefly, baseball bat ...
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92%
Before He Wakes (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Initially cleared of "accidentally" killing her husband, an idyllic wife and mother comes under suspicion when police learn that her first husband also perished under similar circumstances. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear ...
Plot: murder, black widow, divorce, extramarital affair, life insurance, true crime, greed, husband wife relationship, christianity, high school basketball, hypocrisy, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: self defense, family relations, small town, robbery, neo noir, mafia, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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American Yearbook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull a Columbine.
Plot: cruelty, friend, shooting, photographer, bully, firearm, loss of control, teenage boy, fight, friendship, sadism, yearbook ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 71
Bucksville (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small, wooded town, a young man struggles to leave a secret militia started by his father.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, injustice, small town, society, secret society, execution, forest, guilt, militia, father son relationship, guilty verdict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.4
 12
Ice Scream (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A shy young man attempts to buy ice cream for his girlfriend when faced by two of the town's worst bullies. This is the beginning of a day he will never forget.
Style: cult film
Plot: death, violence, ice cream, bullying
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Sexting in Suburbia (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: moody daughters, Rachel and Dina have a close relationship. Dina tells her everything... or so Rachel thinks. When Dina suddenly commits suicide, Rachel is devastated and confused. Her search for answers as to what happened in her daughter's ...
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: teenage girl, suicide by hanging, female friendship, bully, bullying, high school, death of daughter, uncover truth, magazine, blog, text messaging, sexting ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact-based story about a Bible-quoting woman who in 1990 murdered a camp counselor, whom she learned molested her 7 year old son.
Plot: church, self justice, playground, lawyer, child abuse, courtroom, revenge, vigilantism, syringe, child molester, sodomy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
An Acceptable Loss (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former top U.S. security adviser Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm is threatened by associates from her dark past including Rachel Burke a steely, commanding politician with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals. Colluding with Rachel is ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: threat, dark past, regret, politician, political conspiracy, betrayal, human sacrifice, terrorism, decision, moral dilemma, pursuit, chief of staff ...
Place: usa, syria, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Don't Touch My Daughter (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl is kidnapped and molested by a classmate's father. The man she identifies is arrested and jailed, but is later released on bail. He calls the girl's mother and threatens to kidnap her daughter again, and this time kill her and ...
Plot: sexual abuse, assault, child molestation, stalking, molestation, family relations, miscarriage of justice, abuse, mother daughter relationship, psychopath, teacher, paranoia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Road to Paloma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a brutal injustice occurs on a Native American reservation, a son must find redemption for the actions of his past. Road to Paloma is the beautiful journey of two bikers traveling across America's vast west. While Native American Wolf ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing to lose, on the run, vigilantism, friendship, crimes, vengeance, on the road, family relations, chases and races, parents and children, rivalry, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Solitaire (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: erotic thriller from 1996
Plot: boat, erotica, sex scene, breast fondling, telephone call, rifle, female nudity, sex in bed, bare breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.4
 51K
The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, experiment gone awry, human nature, psychology, prison rape, confined, switching roles, violence, danger, brutality, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 3K
Extremities (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: rough, psychological, tense, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: rapist, attempted rape, unsupportive friend, revenge, vigilantism, moral dilemma, sexualized violence, home invasion, switching roles, torture, rape and revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Liars' Club (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The loyalty of a tight group of friends is put to the test when there's a date rape within the circle.
Plot: accidental killing, rape victim, teenager, high school, loyalty, cover up, rape, murder, teenage boy, friendship, bullying, american football
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Armed and Innocent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an eleven year old boy left home alone, kills two intruders in self defense. He and his family then try to cope with the boy's anguish and the dead intruders' friends who want revenge.
Plot: boy, child protagonist, intruder, self defense, home invasion, burglar, repeating rifle, breaking and entering, revenge, little boy, rifle, burglary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Pursuit (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: What begins as a routine investigation quickly escalates into a heartstopping race to save millions from certain death in this taut and gripping thriller. Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, ER) "makes an impressive directorial debut" (The ...
Style: adaptation directed by original author, psychotronic, suspense
Plot: nerve gas, terrorist, bomb, countdown, count down, politics, threat
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: dog, pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, small town, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.8
 62
Street Girls (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a middle-aged father searches for his dropout daughter, Angel, his quest takes him into the underworld of prostitutes, pimps, drug addicts and thieves. Angel has become a dancer in a topless bar, and her dealer boyfriend is turning her on to ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, prostitute, erotica, perversion, motel, lesbianism, search, strip club, late night, amateur detective, audition, prostitution ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.0
 4K
Suburbia (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart.
Style: realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: subculture, suburbs, friendship, gang, coming of age, punk rock, society, misfit, fugitives, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, uncover truth, false accusation, small town, who done it, dangerous attraction, small town life, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 5.8
 32K
Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: rape, home invasion, small town, vengeance, machismo, self defense, social relations, picked on, rivalry, teasing, death, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Lipstick (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An aspiring avant-garde composer rapes a fashion model. When she takes him to court, she's slut-shamed by the defense and the man is exonerated. But justice will be served.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, vigilantism, rape, rape victim, rape of a minor, rape revenge, rape and revenge, fashion model, teenage rape, siblings relations, innocence lost, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Amy Fisher: My Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This sensational true story of a near fatal attraction left Mary Jo Buttafuoco paralyzed for life and made Amy Fisher America's most infamous teenager. Imprisoned 5-15 years for a crime she confessed to Fisher has nothing to lose by telling how ...
Plot: true crime, teenager, older man younger woman relationship, child abuse, adultery, sex, reporter, drugs, assault, crimes of passion, hunting, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Imprint (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is killed, she hears ghostly voices and sees strange visions ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, dying father, supernatural, haunted by the past, family relations, self discovery, murder, society, crimes, juvenile delinquency, death in the family, native american reservation ...
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
In from the Night (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicki Miller is a writer who has cut herself off from her dysfunctional family. Her life drastically changes when one night, her 16-year-old nephew Bobby shows up unannounced on her doorstep. He looks tired and depressed, and when Vicki realizes ...
Plot: nephew, dog, wedding, dinner, father figure, aunt nephew relationship, aunt, punishment, therapy, party, ritual, abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.4
 102
Mission Air (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mother and son, Diane and Michael Ireland have just completed another successful medial mission trip to Mexico. Caring for children, delivering supplies, and of course Michael's cherished time with Marisol, the love of his life. The plane ...
Style: christian film
Plot: prayer, kidnapping, rifle, religion, gunshot wound, pilot, village, missionary, husband wife relationship, heart attack, nurse, airfield ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 840
Teacher (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An unflinching portrayal of trauma as a contagion passed between people and generations, set within the prism of modern suburbia. The film follows the downward spiral of a high school English teacher as he goes to disturbing lengths to protect his ...
Plot: social satire, high school teacher, revenge, vigilantism, high school principal, teacher student relationship, bullying, high school, athlete
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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