Movies like Better Off Dead.

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Better Off Dead. (1993)
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Better Off Dead. (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer fights a losing battle against the courts to overturn the death sentence for a convicted female robber/murderer despite demands from the woman that her death sentence be carried out.
Plot: pregnancy, lawyer, violence, women's prison, death, female friendship, gun, justice, baby, childbirth, prison guard, pregnant woman, death sentence, robbery, shooting, murder, death row, mother daughter relationship, female prisoner, gas chamber, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, baby girl, baby born, execution, imprisonment ...

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Most similar movies to Better Off Dead.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about pregnancy, pregnant woman, family relations, childbirth, expectant father, birth and baby mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Better Off Dead.: A Brand New Life (1973), Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (1971), Having Babies II (1977), Butterfly in Grey (2002), In Search Of America (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Brand New Life (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After 18 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple has to face the prospect of having their first child.
Plot: baby, parenthood, pregnant wife, expectant father, baby born, pregnancy, newborn, pregnant woman
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95%
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: It's 1956 in the beach town of Trilby. After asking the questions pertaining to the situation, sixteen year old working class Robert Joseph Jones - who prefers to be called Bo Jo - asks his same aged girlfriend, upper middle class Julie Greher, ...
Plot: teenage mother, baby born, newborn, pregnant bride, baby, maternity ward, newborn baby, pregnant teenager, teenage pregnancy, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, kindergarten ...
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Having Babies II (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of various couples who get caught up in the personal and emotional crises of birth, adoption and hospitalization, and also of the hospital and health care workers who take care of them.
Plot: baby, pregnancy, maternity ward, twin, childbirth, father son relationship, twins, pregnant wife, hospital, pregnant woman, expectant father, woman in labor ...
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Butterfly in Grey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dao returns home and finds her fiance in bed with another woman. She shoots them dead on the spot. She is sentenced to 10 years in prison. She gets out eventually and stays with a friend who runs an escort service and learns that women are even ...
Plot: funeral, murder, son, women's prison, death, prison, prison guard, blood, flashback, violence, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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86%
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In Search Of America (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The producers of In Search of America never declared outright that the made-for-TV film was intended as a series pilot, but there sure are plenty of loose plot ends. Carl Betz and Vera Miles play the parents of shaggy-haired college dropout Jeff ...
Plot: bus, rock concert, grandmother grandson relationship, on the road, father son relationship, pregnant wife, hippie, baby born, pregnancy, birth, childbirth, road trip ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Having Babies III (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Julie Farr presides over three impending births and cannot help but get involved in the lives of her troubled patients.
Plot: hospital, pregnant, childbirth, maternity ward, expectant father, pregnancy, pregnant woman, pregnant wife, newborn baby, birth, gynecologist, female doctor
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Thank You All Very Much (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rosamund Stacey (Sandy Dennis), a young 'bookish' girl in London society, spends her days studying for a doctorate in the British Museum and her nights avoiding the sexual attention of the men in her life. But one day, all that changes. ...
Plot: single mother, pregnancy, maternity ward, pregnant, birth, childbirth, expectant father, pregnant woman
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72%
The Hoodlum Priest (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.
Plot: gas chamber, minister, homosexual subtext, execution, bully, death row, hoodlum
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55%
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3000 Nights (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.
Plot: female director, prison, female protagonist, letter, newborn baby, palestinian, pregnant woman, pregnant, school teacher, childbirth, birth, photograph ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
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51%
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, childbirth, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child birth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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49%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, bulimia, teenage daughter, mental illness, family life, family relations, physical appearance, teenage life, parents and children, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Law and the Fist (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of World War Two, Polish people move to the western lands vacated by Germans. But some ruthless profiteers pose as government representatives and intend to make off with loot from a deserted town they took over. One honest man stands up ...
Plot: world war two, train, violence, gun, death by gunshot, shooting, death, drinking alcohol, murder, post war, ghost town, drinking
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: poland
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44%
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love is Never Silent (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman struggles with her own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her deaf parents in this depression-era drama. A friend sees her turmoil and tells her she must find happiness on her own. However, the initial joy she finds ...
Plot: great depression, father daughter relationship, marriage, deafness, parent child relationship, guilt, sign language, mother daughter relationship, deaf, family relations
Time: 1930s, 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Style: rough, compassionate, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: death row, prison, prison warden, retirement, african american, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, protest, prison visitation, innocence, father son relationship, guilt ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, abandoned house, murder, surrealism, skateboard, skateboarding, pregnancy, death, sex, drug, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A disaster movie opening with an enormous multi-vehicle crash on a Californian highway. After the opening stunt-filled action, a flashback of the crash victims' lives prior to and leading up to the accident. The closing replays the entire ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Plot: catastrophe, car accident, intercourse, collision, chaos and mayhem, survival, danger, escapades, chases and races, expectant father, motorcycle gang, childbirth ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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Transit (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: After a graffiti artist loses his brother and fellow partner-in-crime to the hands of a vigilante killer he vows to give up graffiti forever. That lasts until he hooks up with his best friend, a tag-banger out to make a name for himself.
Plot: death, graffiti, death of protagonist, violence, gangster, murder, gangsters, latin
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Group (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Sidney Lumet's adaptation of the acclaimed Mary McCarthy novel. It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, social realism, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, female friendship, ambition, college, self discovery, graduation, reunion, social differences, life is a bitch, romance, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Hunting of Man (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A universal story with Latino characters told in an unconventional way (like Forrest Gump and Amadeus) about a man who's trying to keep his hot-headed younger brother from carrying out revenge.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: dangerous animal, family relations, family life, vengeance, siblings relations, gang, gun, violence, latin, police, murder, death ...
Time: future
Place: spain
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I Want to Live (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prison, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, fighting the system, legal, confined, crimes, society, dishonesty, fugitives, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
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Custody (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A story of a young woman arrested by police on the day of her wedding for embezzlement, and promptly sentenced to life. She is already pregnant and has her baby in prison. Immediately after birth they are separated and only later Klara finds out ...
Plot: imprisonment, wedding, release from prison, choir, separation from family, women's prison, motherhood, baby, suicide, life sentence, informant, arrest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
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34%
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Baby Snatcher (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: pregnancy, kidnapping, dealing with death, couples, family relations, family problems, crimes, rescue, danger, single parent, babies and infants, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Roma (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, rough
Plot: maid, routine, middle class, master servant relationship, class differences, strongman, infidelity, female protagonist, nanny, pregnancy, father son relationship, disappearance ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, year 1970
Place: mexico city, mexico
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32%
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Caged Hearts (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kate and Sharon kill a man in self defense and are framed by the justice system. They are put in prison and forced into prostitution. With the help of their defense attorney, they devise a plan to bust out of prison and hopefully expose the group of ...
Style: cult film
Plot: women's prison, women in prison, forced prostitution, female nudity, secret organization, execution, hotel, prison, exploitation, bare breasts, frame up, shield ...
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32%
He's Not Your Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two couples face the possibility that their infant sons, both born on the same day, were inadvertently switched at the hospital, and a chain of revelations and decisions threatens both families.
Plot: baby, little boy, hospital, birth, surgery, switched at birth, couples, baby boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, society, family problems, understanding, friends ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
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31%
Mothers and Daughters (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Interwoven stories of what it is to be a mom seen through the lens of photographer Rigby Gray.
Style: anthology, captivating, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, daughter, mother, holiday, mother and daughter, money problems, pregnant woman, paternity revealed, pregnancy, rock band, estrangement, female photographer ...
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L.A. Law: The Movie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Reunion movie from the popular TV series reunites most of the original cast from the Los Angeles law firm of McKenzie-Brackman. In the eight years since the series ended, the founding senior partner, Leland McKenzie, has retired and left Douglas ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, reunion, legal, death row, courtroom
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, romance, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%