Movies like When No One Would Listen

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When No One Would Listen (1992)
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When No One Would Listen (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. She began dating him at the age of fifteen and has two kids, Maggie and Pete. After some career trouble Gary moves the family out to a New York suburb. Anyway, at first Gary seems like a sweet and loving husband, but after getting mad at some hippie neighbors he begins slapping Jessica and having fits of rage. The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter. Walter becomes more than just her boss; he notices bruises on Jessica's neck and advises her to leave Gary, but she can't; she's too afraid. Soon she starts dating Walter, and when Gary punches Pete repeatedly she realizes she has to be the voice for her two kids; she takes them to stay with Walter. Things only get worse as Gary makes a decision that could send her life crashing down.
Plot: domestic violence, violence, gun, spouse, bakery, gunshot, abuse, pistol, bullet, handgun

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Most similar movies to When No One Would Listen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and feel good films with plots about domestic violence, violence, abuse, dysfunctional family, child abuse, physical abuse and gun mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like When No One Would Listen: Unforgivable (1996), Dangerous Intentions (1995), Dreams I Never Had (2017), My Son Johnny (1991), Killer from the Womb (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Unforgivable (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Ritter plays a family man who puts his wife through domestic violence and his children through emotional torture. After leaving his family and almost killing his new girlfriend in one of his rages, he is ordered to seek professional help ...
Plot: group therapy, domestic violence, anger management, marital abuse, fear
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Dangerous Intentions (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man stalks his wife and child when they leave for an abused women's shelter.
Plot: screaming, spouse abuse, man hits a woman, spouse, angry man, bloody face, blood on face, verbal abuse, marital abuse, domestic violence, coffee, blood ...
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Dreams I Never Had (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A teenage girl is held captive in the home of a wealthy family. She is befriended by the family's young gardener, himself an illegal from Mexico. Their friendship carries both of them through their hopeless, sequestered lives and ultimately ...
Plot: domestic violence, wealthy family, held captive, illegal alien, teenage girl, human trafficking, gardener
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My Son Johnny (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Anthony Cortino lives with his mother in a quiet suburb. His father is dead, and his violent criminal brother is a long way off, in the city, and if Anthony has his way, that's where he will stay. However, Johnny runs into trouble with the ...
Plot: kitten, forest, childhood memory, brother, violence, trial, arrow, saxophone, fratricide, knife, court
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Killer from the Womb (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Story: A cartel member gets revenge on his enemies.
Style: mexploitation
Plot: domestic violence, police, baby, gore, drug cartel, blood, violence
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Linked (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A troubled young man battles his inner demons as he seeks redemption and a second chance in his life.
Plot: domestic violence, good versus evil, drug addiction, suicide, connection, child abuse
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Glue Sniffer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Oliver flees from abuse of his family and seeks refuge in the violent streets of Caracas, where survival is only possible in an environment of corruption, crime and sniffing glue to escape hunger, like other children in the same situation. Soon, the ...
Plot: homelessness, domestic violence, police corruption, police brutality, children, desperation, class system, street kid, survival, police, street life, gun ...
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Where I Begin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A decade after a tragic event, Jacob decides to return home to his small southern roots, only to find that the past is not really the past and that people may change but they never forget. Can you ever really go home?
Plot: domestic violence, small town, coming of age, old friend, past, honesty, family relations, south
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Postcards from America (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by the autobiographical writings of David Wojnarowicz, "Postcards From America" chronicles the abuse the artist suffered as a child at the hands of his father and his subsequent running away to New York to become a street hustler.
Style: semi autobiographical
Plot: lgbt, lake, porno theater, gun, violence, christmas, brutality, interview, truck driver, rape, male nudity, small town ...
Place: new york
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The Book of Ruth (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The tensions that arise when a newlywed has her new husband move into the home of her oppressive mother.
Plot: kissing, baseball bat, abuse, death, undressing, underwear, funeral, dog, chicken, wedding, ritual, baby boy ...
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Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, serious, harsh ...
Plot: domestic violence, poverty, rape, illiteracy, child abuse, dysfunctional family, social misfits, sexual abuse, fat girl, abusive mother, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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48%
Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Narcissistic Saskatchewan Tory politician Colin Thatcher is engaged in a bitter divorce from his wife Jo-Ann. When a series of court rulings over the divorce go against him, Thatcher decides a more drastic solution is needed - murder! A series of ...
Plot: contract killing, crimes of passion, court, custody, dysfunctional marriage, murder suspect, politician, husband wife relationship, physical abuse, trial, abuse, domestic violence ...
Place: canada
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When the Trees Fall (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine, Poland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story revolves around rebellious five-year-old Vitka, her teenage cousin Larysa and Larysa’s boyfriend, a young criminal Scar. After the death of her father, Larysa wants a different life, even if the entire community condemns her love for ...
Plot: domestic violence, symbolism, little girl, coming of age, abused woman, female director, outdoor sex, sex scene, hose, sex outdoors, widow, male nudity ...
Place: ukraine
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The Secrets of Comfort House (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A multiple murder investigation in a small hunting town focuses on one suspect, Wendy Sinclair, who operates a battered women's shelter where each of the victims' wives have sought shelter.
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Men Don't Tell (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This movie shows another side to spousal abuse that not too many people thought is possible--the husband being abused and the wife the abuser.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: sincere, thought provoking, contemplative, serious, emotional ...
Plot: domestic violence, feminism, family problems, society, love, life is a bitch, hopes, crumbling marriage, woman, female protagonist, abortion, poem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: domestic violence, rage, drunkenness, redemption, abuse, frustration, society, violence, character study, beating, urination, prison visit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010
Place: england
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, compassionate ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: rough, captivating
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Whose Daughter is She?
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Family Sins (1987)
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
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