Movies like Side Show

If you like "Side Show" you are looking for movies about / with tiger, freak, train, dwarf, racist, murder and runaway themes of Crime, Drama and Thriller genre shot in USA.
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Side Show (1981)
 6.6
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Side Show (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A teenage boy runs away from home. He joins the circus but finds out that it's not all what it's cracked up to be. But then the boy becomes a witness to a murder, and he must try to stay out of the killer's way.
Plot: tiger, freak, train, dwarf, racist, murder, runaway, carnival, witness, circus, sideshow, lion tamer

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Most similar movies to Side Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, witness, death, crime and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Side Show: The Innocent (1994), A Killer in the Family (1983), Furthest Witness (2017), Blind Man's Bluff (1992), Pendulum (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
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The Innocent (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The owner of a drugstore is killed in a hold-up. The only witness who saw one of the murderers without his mask is Gregory, a nine year old autistic boy. Cop Barlow is sure they'll try to silence him. He tries to get him to draw a picture of ...
Plot: female director, serial killer, witness, autism, multiple murder, police detective, mask, scientist, murder
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Killer in the Family (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons to break him out of jail.
Plot: prison escape, killing spree, crime spree, murder, criminal as protagonist, male objectification, terrorist, newspaper, loss of brother, teenager, school, death of brother ...
Place: arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Furthest Witness (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kyle Braddock has spent the last decade moving witnesses over the border to Mexico and has always avoided confrontation or suspicion until now. Not only has he been framed for kidnapping but there's a malevolent and unrelenting figure on his ...
Plot: gunfight, garrote, running, killer, gun fight, witness, psycho, motel, car chase, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Blind Man's Bluff (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind professor is accused by the police of killing his neighbor and must clear his name by finding the murderer.
Plot: neighbor, murder, blindness, accident, runaway, suspect
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 6.1
 336
Pendulum (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality ...
Plot: death, murder, police captain, on the run, falsely accused, murderer, police officer, murder of wife, false accusation
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 12K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, semi serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, small town, witnessing a crime, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, witness, nothing goes right, cons and scams, deadly, small town life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Ultimate Thrill (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At a Colorado ski resort, a jealous man's paranoia results in murder.
Plot: murder, obsession, chase, stalker, businessman, affair, marriage, stalking, skiing, jealousy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 270
Deadly Hero (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Officer Lacy is an 18-year veteran of the New York Police Department who finds himself demoted from detective back to patrol duty for his violent tendencies and trigger-happy behavior.
Plot: hitman, police officer, racial slur, musician, female teacher, death, cemetery, burglar, school teacher, ends with freeze frame, knife held to throat, kidnapping ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.8
 84
Hell Train (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This movie starts with three men arrested for disorderly conduct at a dance. After they are released, they take a train trip, vent their continuing anger on a young Arab, and kill the man by forcing him out of a window on the speeding train. Their ...
Plot: neo nazi, fascist, riot, racism, arab, city, police, train, murder, witness
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 344
Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an erotic update of "Strangers on a Train", airline pilot Ted Beaumont and his lover, Erin Davenport, scheme to rid themselves of their respective spouses. Ted's wife disappears mysteriously and thinking that all is proceeding ...
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, manipulations, betrayal, crime, power relations, couples, strong sexual content, love triangle, train, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 185
Committed (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nurse is taken hostage by a patient pretending to be a doctor and is forced to administer to everyone.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mistaken identity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, power relations, misfit, doctor, patient, nurse, woman in danger, trap ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 170
Sweet Savior (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sandra Barlow is a 70's girl looking for kicks in the form of sex and drugs. One day, she decides to have an orgy drug party and invite some "freaks" led by Moon to entertain her and her rich friends. Moon has other things in mind as ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: murder, lesbian, nude dance, cult leader, female stockinged legs, female nudity, exploitation, rape, gore, pantyhose, lesbianism, psycho ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Victim of Desire (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An SEC agent investigating $70M in missing funds and a murdered businessman gets involved with the man's wife.
Style: erotic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, prime suspect, car accident, desire, female nudity, shower, sex, erotica, plot twist, sex scene, breasts, blonde woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dangerous Pursuit (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman discovers the next target of a hired assassin and attempts to foil his plan.
Plot: roommate, guilt, hotel, murder, police officer, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, twenty something, best friend, hitman, witness, assassination ...
Place: oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom, witness, dedicated lawyer, legal, rebellion, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, witnessing a crime, danger, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 8K
Lila & Eve (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
Style: serious, tense, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, vengeance, track down, crimes, dishonesty, hidden identity, deadly, graphic violence, organized crime, female protagonist, female bonding, witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 138
Death Benefit (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Steven Keeney is a big corporate lawyer who decides to take on a small-time murder case to discover the true circumstances behind the death of a young girl. Virginia McGinnis is the one suspected of pushing the women off the cliff to collect on a ...
Plot: justice, lawyer, murder, investigation
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, lawyer, arson, killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly, rivalry, crime, graphic violence, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, crimes, couples, danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, psychopath, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
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Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: suspenseful, serious, touching, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, inhaler, murder, crimes, crime, introspection, down on your luck, woman in danger, gangsters, on the run, orphan, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 90
Blackout (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young girl returns to her hometown in search of her father, gradually her childhood memories returns; a childhood with incest and violence.
Style: cult film
Plot: father, murder, flashback, violence, search, runaway, incest, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Prasad and Sreeja are a couple planning to set up a new life in Kasargod. On a bus journey they end up being robbed by a thief also named Prasad and this lands them up in a police station.
Plot: witness, police station, married couple, thief, bus, burglar, smuggling, evidence, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Deadly Intentions (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with ...
Plot: murder, overbearing mother, psychopath, domineering mother, husband wife relationship, doctor
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, obsession, crime, law enforcement, legal, deadly, crimes, rape, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 6K
Betrayed (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI agent (Debra Winger) falls in love with a white supremacist (Tom Berenger) whose group she infiltrates.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, murder, racism, betrayal, hunting, undercover, assassination, farmer, fbi, white supremacist, white supremacy, ku klux klan ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 1.9
 203
Laser Moon (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A radio DJ helps two police detectives hunt down a serial killer who kills women using a surgical laser instrument during every full moon and whom makes taunting phone calls the radio station.
Style: surprise ending, slasher
Plot: police detective, murder, laser, stripper, serial killer, taunting, psycho killer, radio dj, full moon, nudity (full frontal - brief), psycho, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Double Jeopardy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A naive 16 year old waitress falls for a corrupt, married police officer. When she falls pregnant, her lover plots her murder.
Plot: court, sex in car, pregnancy, murder, city, police officer, infidelity, trial, adultery
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Murder or Memory: A Moment of Truth Movie (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother fights to prove her 14-year-old son is innocent of a murder he confessed to under hypnosis.
Style: factual
Plot: trial, court, false confession, legal, hypnosis, murder, courtroom, teenage boy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, sorority, friendship between women, female friendship, all female cast, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Elizabeth Montgomery plays serial killer, churchgoer, and grandmother Blanch Taylor Moore in this, one of her last films before her untimely passing. Childhood memories of her womanizing and abusive father fill Moore with a hidden rage towards all ...
Plot: murder, marriage, priest, court, black widow, serial killer, trial, investigation, poison
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%