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Amber's Story (2006)
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Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking system.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, obsession, crimes, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, injustice, society, family problems, confined, family in crisis, child in peril, child abduction, police, truck, mother, old man, child, unsolved crime, daughter, marketplace, corpse, witness, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, year 1996, year 1999, year 2002
Place: usa, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, danger, family problems and kidnapping mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Amber's Story: Cleveland Abduction (2015), Natalee Holloway (2009), Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010), Outlaw Country (2012), Scared Silent (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger, life is a bitch, rape, isolation, confined, true crime, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2013, 2010s ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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Natalee Holloway (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On May 30, 2005, on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, she disappeared without a trace.
Style: suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, missing person, family relations, crimes, mystery, parents and children, disappearance, teenage girl, life is a bitch, strong female presence, serial killer, lifetime
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ranging from a talk show host to a Pentagon Advisor ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, criminal heroes, hidden identity, dishonesty, cons and scams, disorder, love and romance, track down, parents and children, impersonation, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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66%
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 236
Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: rape, injustice, crimes, society, law enforcement, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, strong female presence, violence against women, justice, legal system, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, young heroes, obsession, racism, interracial relations, parents and children, youth, discrimination, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, down on your luck, society, family in crisis, parents and children, unemployment, plan, bankruptcy, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.9
 22K
Ugly (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A team of the best cops in Mumbai is dispatched to find a girl who has gone missing from her father's car. As the hunt for the kidnapper begins, fingers suspiciously point to closer home.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, track down, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, alcohol abuse, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, tense
Plot: kidnapping, life turned upside down, uncover truth, adoption, missing child, family problems, parents and children, couples, couple relations, crimes, village, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, confined, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapper, missing child, kidnapping, black american, family problems, family relations, parents and children, uncover truth, hopes, redemption, self discovery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, crimes, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, violence spree, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: adoption, adopted daughter, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, couples, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sad
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 275
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, injustice, parents and children, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, mother daughter conflict, mother son relationship, murder, rebellious daughter, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Adam: His Song Continues (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Follows the true story of John and Reve Walsh who, after their child was murdered, fought to raise national awareness of the problem of missing children.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: missing child, missing person, family problems, dealing with death, crimes, obsessive quest, society, haunted by the past, kidnapping, death in the family, child in peril, child abuse
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: fall in love, criminal heroes, mysterious character, dishonesty, gangsters, parents and children, love affair, unlikely criminals, mind game, crimes, crime family, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.2
 703
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, hopes, parents and children, released from prison, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Gone Missing (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When two best friends go missing during Spring Break, their mothers do everything they can to find them, while realizing that their different parenting styles may have led to the disappearances.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, parents and children, mystery, race against time, track down, resort, missing person, missing child, adventure, teenage life, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 955
After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, downfall, human nature, protecting from truth, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, family relations, society, murder, rivalry, unlikely criminals, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, haunted by the past, introspection, moral dilemma, rebellion, society, crimes, legal, injustice, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 667
24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: disturbing, realistic, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, crimes, family problems, confined, abduction, ransom, kidnapping, police, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Grace & Mercy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In poor health and dead broke, Grace has a plan to provide a future for her young daughter. With the help of her sister Mercy, she robs her former employer. But an alarm goes off during the robbery and they escape into a nearby church. They hold the ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: church, hostage, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, self discovery, clergy, family relations, hopes, society, on the run, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: arranged marriage, wife murders husband, murder, prison, hopes, hotshot lawyer, crimes, life is a bitch, fighting the system, family problems, courtroom drama, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Inside Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport). Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, starting over, daring rescue, woman in danger, heroes, forced into action, hopes, crimes, chance, graphic violence, disorder, one last chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, funeral, revenge, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, custody, parents and children, family problems, couples, death of child, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Self Medicated (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, kids in trouble, rehabilitation, downfall, self discovery, addiction, family problems, uncontrollable, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Against the Grain (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Pakistan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Though her friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront the powerful ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, emotional, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, amateur detective, investigation, dishonesty, culture clash, society, crimes, rich and poor, injustice, life is a bitch, track down, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unable to get over the abduction of her daughter, a mother is convinced she has finally found her, but is she simply a mother obsessed?
Style: serious, twists and turns, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, crimes, kidnapping, nobody believes, family relations, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Nightmare Nanny (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Stay-home mom Annie is reluctant to return to work, until she finds Amber, the perfect nanny for her 3-year-old daughter Jenny. But as Annie's young daughter grows closer and closer to Amber, Annie begins to feel like she's being pushed ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, nanny, family relations, parents and children, woman in danger, couples, single parent, crimes, suspicion, child in peril, youth, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%