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Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
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Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.
Plot: murder, domestic violence, fear, insanity, judge, ex husband ex wife relationship, immigrants, nurse, terror, husband wife relationship, polish american

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, police, husband wife relationship, death, court, deadly and crimes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Murder: By Reason of Insanity: A Promise to Carolyn (1996), Beautiful & Twisted (2015), Murder in Mississippi (1990), A Crime of Passion (1999), 3 Acts of Murder (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: TV movie based on the novel "Blood Brothers," about the murder of Jose Menéndez and his wife Kitty by their sons, Erik and Lyle.
Plot: matricide, murder, father son relationship, death, death of father, patricide, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, courtroom, death of mother, family relations, mother son relationship
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A Promise to Carolyn (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When two sisters can no longer go on living with the painful memory of their baby sister being murdered 37 years ago by their stepmother, together they try to uncover the truth.
Plot: true crime, exhumation, sister, stepmother, hypnosis, post traumatic stress, repressed memory, forensic evidence, memory, flashback, murder, child abuse ...
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Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, crimes, couples, danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, psychopath, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
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Murder in Mississippi (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.
Plot: civil rights, murder, racial prejudice, racial, deep south, racism, racial violence, racial discrimination, civil rights movement, domestic terrorism, interracial relations, interracial friendship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: southern usa, mississippi
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A Crime of Passion (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a physician is murdered, his eldest daughter is accused of the crime, but the man's seductive new wife may not be all that she appears.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, doctor, false accusations, stepmother, death, husband wife relationship, physician, father daughter relationship, bound and gagged, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, false accusation of murder ...
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3 Acts of Murder (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, missing person, truck, camel, investigation, writers
Time: year 1929
Place: australia
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Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, sorority, friendship between women, female friendship, all female cast, women
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Backstreet Justice (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A P.I. is burdened by her late father's reputation as a corrupt cop.
Style: neo noir, cult film
Plot: female police officer, murder, maverick cop, neo-noir, police corruption, karate, police shootout, gun, love interest, ambush, police officer, hand to hand combat ...
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The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: domestic violence, murder, marital rape, dysfunctional family, couple relations, vengeance, price of justice, deadly, small town life, redemption, small town, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
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Murder in Coweta County (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wallace a wealthy landowner in Meriwether County, Georgia, has virtually unlimited power in the county, including having the sheriff under his control. When he murders a share cropper he thinks that he is powerful enough to get away with it. Because ...
Plot: murder, terror, racism, small town, sheriff
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, southern usa
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Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police finds his wife Helen and their three children slayed in their house - obviously by John, who left two letters for the police and his priest and ...
Plot: church, police, murder, debt, domineering mother, murder of family, new identity, fired from the job, murder investigation, dead children, child murder investigation, religion ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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A Time To Die (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A World War II vet sets out in 1948 to avenge the death of his wife at the hands of Nazis. His targets are four Germans, a Sicilian, and a Hungarian who committed the atrocities. He is aided by a CIA operative, who has another agenda. One of the ...
Plot: female nudity, war crime, husband wife relationship, revenge, world war two, war criminal, torture, flashback, manhunt, murder, past, terror ...
Time: post world war two
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Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, law enforcement, deadly, fugitives, dishonesty, woman in danger, crime, witnessing a crime, danger, crimes, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. ...
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Intrusive Behavior (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Years after the institutionalizing and abandoning of their mentally unstable daughter, the Kilpatrick family becomes victim to mental instabilities of their own as their past comes back to haunt them.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with ...
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Nattbuss 807 (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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Duration: 200 min.
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Out of the Darkness (1985)
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And Then You Die (1987)
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Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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The Woman to be Hanged (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Plot: voyeurism, murder, planned murder, old man, young woman, dysfunctional marriage
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Waters Rising (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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