Movies like Amber's Story

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Amber's Story (2006)
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Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: missing child, kidnapping, crimes, obsession, family relations, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, danger, family problems, society, confined, family in crisis, child in peril, chases and races, child abduction, child, police, truck, old man, mother, on the run, hopes, threat, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, danger, kidnapping and family problems mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Amber's Story: Natalee Holloway (2009), Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010), Outlaw Country (2012), White Water (2015), Now or Never (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, disappearance, strong female presence, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa
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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, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family relations, cons and scams, dishonesty, hidden identity, criminal heroes, love and romance, disorder, track down, parents and children, impersonation, kidnapping, crime ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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73%
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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: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, sentimental, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, racism, obsession, youth, discrimination, danger, family problems, parents and children, interracial relations, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, unemployment, family in crisis, down on your luck, society, parents and children, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, realistic, tense
Plot: rape, injustice, sexual abuse, law enforcement, crimes, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence, violence against women, husband wife relationship, justice, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, track down, parents and children, couple relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, touching, realistic, tense
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, life turned upside down, parents and children, danger, missing child, crimes, couple relations, adoption, family problems, couples, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, family problems, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, couples, family relations, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, danger, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, violence, sexual abuse, true crime, confined, rape, life is a bitch, crimes, isolation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2002 ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, psychological, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, mother son relationship, murder, danger, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: missing child, missing person, kidnapping, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, child in peril, crimes, obsessive quest, dealing with death, crime, society
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, dishonesty, mysterious character, parents and children, crimes, mind game, love affair, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime family, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, downfall, human nature, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, rivalry, family relations, society, murder, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 796
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, track down, race against time, parents and children, mystery, resort, missing person, missing child, adventure, danger, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, psychological, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, family problems, crimes, confined, missing child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, abduction, ransom, crime, kidnapping, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, emotional, serious, uplifting, contemplative ...
Plot: church, hostage, self discovery, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, clergy, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, hopes, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 2K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, danger, chases and races, starting over, daring rescue, woman in danger, forced into action, heroes, hopes, crimes, race against time, one last chance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: missing child, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, nobody believes, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, female protagonist, kidnapping, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: murder, arranged marriage, prison, life sentence, deadly, hopes, hotshot lawyer, family problems, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: rough, psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental institution, rehabilitation, downfall, kids in trouble, addiction, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, mental illness, parents and children, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, injustice, legal, society, crimes, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, emotional, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, amateur detective, life turned upside down, danger, mystery, dishonesty, missing person, track down, woman in danger, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Eden (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, slavery, sex trafficking, teenage life, life is a bitch, escape attempt, captivity, danger, lifestyle, crimes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 461
Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: sex slavery, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, human trafficking, kidnapping, rape, brutality, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 6K
Reclaim (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Malaysia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: adoption, couples, uncover truth, kidnapping, missing child, investigation, track down, crimes, danger, couple relations, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, urban ghetto, gang, society, family problems, war veteran, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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51%