Movies like The Fool Killer

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The Fool Killer (1965)
The Fool Killer (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This singularly off-beat and original period mystery thriller drama curio set in the late 1800's plays like an arrestingly bizarre and inspired cross between "Tom Sawyer" and "Night of the Hunter." Lonely, miserable orphan boy George (a then 12-years-old Edward Albert in his excellent film debut) runs away from his stern, sadistic, abusive foster parents.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: orphan, runaway, preacher, finding a dead body, horse, fight, old west, cat, loneliness, religion, friendship, violence, forest, fishing, civil war, death, psychopath, depression, suicide, doll, train, church, book, secret, alcoholic ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: turkey

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Most similar movies to The Fool Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sentimental films with plots about friendship, death, adventure, family relations, escapades, friend and boy mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Fool Killer: The Battery (2012), The Road Within (2014), Stand by Me (1986), I Am David (2003), Play It As It Lays (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Battery (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In rural Connecticut, baseball players Ben and Mickey are trying to survive a zombie plague. They are forced to form a battery: a catcher and a pitcher who work together to outwit the batter, the one who hits the ball. And the batter in this case ...
Style: road movie, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: zombie, survival, on the road, zombie apocalypse, countryside, supernatural, reluctant partners, deadly, chaos, danger, odd couple, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, new england, usa
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The Road Within (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, on the road, friendship, anorexia, mental illness, road trip, obsessive quest, social misfits, escapades, misfit, society, first love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
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Stand by Me (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, friendship, adventure, youth, coming-of-age, teenager, loyalty, innocence, young kid, friends, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959, 80s
Place: oregon, usa, normandy
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I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rescue, reunion, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, danger, politics, artist, family relations, stowaway ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, year 1951, post world war two, 1950s ...
Place: switzerland, italy, denmark, bulgaria, europe ...
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Play It As It Lays (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mental institution, hollywood, infidelity, family relations, filmmaking, mental breakdown, mental illness, downfall, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, las vegas, beverly hills
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King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, teenage boy, teenage life, adventure, youth, crimes, rivalry, friends, memory, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
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Magnet of Doom (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boxer Michel Maudet is sacked by his manager after a series of match defeats and is forced to look for a new job. He is engaged as secretary to a millionaire named Ferchaux who is in a hurry to flee the country when he discovers he has been ...
Plot: diner, scandal, exile, hypochondriac, banker, investigation, on the road, travel, nightlife, motel, river, dancer ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: paris france, louisiana, new orleans, new york
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Ostia (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two anarchistic brothers live by petty thievery and try to recover from their Catholic upbringing. Bandiera (Laurent Terzieff) and Rabbino (Franco Citti) were children when they pushed their drunk of a father out of a window for killing their pet ...
Plot: jealous man, prison, clapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), disposing of a dead body, implied rape, emotional abuse, rock paper scissors, slut, dead bird, traumatized man, sheep ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: sincere, exciting, suspenseful, intense, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, friendship, survival, coming of age, danger, youth, river, adventure, nature, teaching the ways of the world, lake or river, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, friendship, island, adventure, danger, adventurer, destiny, ocean, stranded on an island, jungle ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: scotland, london
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The Occupant (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An unemployed executive is forced to sell his apartment. When he discovers that he still has the keys, he becomes obsessed with the family that now lives there and decides to recover the life he has lost, at any price.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, blackmail, stalker, intruder, unemployed, suspicion, jealousy, beating, couples, sociopath, betrayal, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Winter Flies (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wastes in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára’s turning fifteen soon. A road movie about the flies that occasionally buzz around even in ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, humorous, road movie
Plot: road trip, teenage boy, friendship, delusion, lie, manipulation, false accusation, friendship between boys, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the run, arrest, hitchhiking ...
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Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, philosophical, road movie ...
Plot: off the grid, father daughter relationship, hiking, teenage girl, hitchhiking, survivalist, wilderness, hiding place, trust, medicine, injury, veteran ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon, utah, california ...
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The Young Offenders (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.
Style: light, humorous, tense, absurd
Plot: friendship, road trip, teenager, juvenile delinquent, police, irish, drugs, drunkenness, teenage protagonist, cocaine, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 2000s, year 2007
Place: ireland
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Under the Same Moon (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: immigrants, friendship, obsessive quest, family reunited, escapades, society, custody, travel, grandmother grandson relationship, runaway, survival, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
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White Squall (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.
Style: serious, emotional, rough, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sailing, storm at sea, coming of age, catastrophe, adventure, friendship, 15 year old, survival, sailboat, danger, ocean, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960
Place: cuba, florida, connecticut, south america, jamaica ...
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Chac: The Rain God (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico, Panama
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Unique story of a village's attempts to solve drought by appealing to the powers of a mysterious mountain-dwelling diviner.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspense
Plot: survival, village, mountain, heroes, danger, escapades, supernatural, obsessive quest, religions or cults, starvation, destiny, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala
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Passion in the Desert (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments and temples that are destroyed by French soldiers ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, serious, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: desert, soldier, leopard, wilderness, animal life, battles, deadly creature, adventure, escapades, adventurer, danger, dangerous animal ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, sahara, sahara desert
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, opposites attract, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, england, scotland, london, europe ...
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Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of ...
Style: suspense
Plot: vietnam war, gold, minefield, friendship between men, war veteran, vietnam veteran, father son relationship, interracial romance, post traumatic stress disorder, widower, gunfight, multiple time frames ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1946, year 1978, year 1970 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, harlem manhattan new york city, baltimore, new york ...
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The Go-Between (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An elderly man pieces together his childhood memories after finding his diary from 1900, which he wrote when he was 13 years old.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, social differences, rich and poor, estate, friendship, bittersweet, secret relationship, boy, reunion, childhood memory, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1900, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
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Black Wind (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The building of a railroad under tough conditions from searing heat to freezing cold in the Sonora desert provokes clashes of passion and struggles between the engineers and the workers at the campsite. The workers also contend with sudden dust ...
Plot: desert, sacrifice, worker, death, wind, engineer, countryside, parent child relationship, father son relationship, railway
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Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a band of drunken thugs overruns a small Indian Nation town, killing Minister Goodnight and raping the women folk, Eula Goodnight enlists the aid of Marshal Cogburn to hunt them down and bring her father's killers to justice.
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, murder, grudge, battles, rape, battle, gunslinger, gang, mountain, couples, tough heroes, on the road ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 70s
Place: usa, oregon, africa
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So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: girl, cell phone, husband wife relationship, blackmail, grandmother granddaughter relationship, hit by a bus, lawyer, memory, bus driver, globe, school bus, dead father ...
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Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Dr. Fuentes is a medical professor approaching his retirement and journeys to find old students, with sometimes disturbing results.
Style: clever, touching, contemplative, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: soldier, politics, hopes, jungle, self discovery, countryside, rich and poor, sexual abuse, power relations, native, tourist, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: central america
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Kicks (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When his hard-earned kicks get snatched by a local hood, fifteen-year old Brandon and his two best friends go on an ill-advised mission across the Bay Area to retrieve the stolen sneakers.
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense
Plot: ghetto, blow job, sneakers, poverty, shoes, illegal drugs, criminal, friendship, surrealism, breaking and entering, violence, astronaut ...
Place: usa, oakland california
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Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, emotional
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, youth, getting home, orphan, adventure, aging, on the run, hopes, pets, family, heroes, danger ...
Time: 70s
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The Earthling (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Patrick Foley has been on the move all his live. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets Shawn, a little desperate city-boy whose parents were killed in ...
Style: serious, surreal
Plot: survival, wilderness, orphan, tragedy, culture clash, isolation, human nature, danger, escapades, young heroes, adventure, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: psychedelic, road movie, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, lsd, anti heroes, friendship, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, biker, marijuana, existentialism, motorcycle, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, california, new orleans, louisiana, los angeles ...
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Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and a young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.
Plot: janitor, radiator, exploring sexuality, interracial sex, dreaming, teenager, sadism, crawling, screaming, post coital scene, humiliation, co worker co worker relationship ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 1950s, year 1956, year 1954
Place: kansas
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