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Scared Silent (2002)
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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 Doug Clifson, a hard-working couple whose lives are torn apart when a new officer, John McCrane, joins the force. Kathy recognizes him as the man who raped her when she was a teenager, and while other women soon come forward saying that McCrane also raped them, the police force closes ranks to protect one of their own.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rape, injustice, crimes, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, society, law enforcement, strong female presence, violence against women, justice, deception, police corruption, husband wife relationship, legal system, rape victim, rapist, crooked cop, corruption, rape and revenge, police officer, sexual assault, women's liberation, women's issues
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota

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Most similar movies to Scared Silent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, society, crime, murder, law enforcement and injustice mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Scared Silent: Cleveland Abduction (2015), The Accused (1988), Amber's Story (2006), The Bad Son (2007), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013). 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, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, violence, woman in danger, sexual abuse, rape, confined, true crime, life is a bitch, isolation, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2002, 2000s ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mary Kay Letourneau: All American Girl (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A teacher is arrested and jailed for raping her 13-year-old student, and twice gives birth to his child.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, contemplative, sexy ...
Plot: pregnancy, unlikely couple, love and romance, against the rules, forbidden love, teachers and students, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, youth, legal, babies and infants, weakness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 33K
The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, courtroom drama, injustice, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, district attorney, sexual assault, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., boston, massachusetts, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 477
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, injustice, family problems, parents and children, obsession, life is a bitch, danger, society, crimes, family relations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, year 1999, year 2002 ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.5
 233
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, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, murder, danger, mother son relationship, crime, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In order to be reinstated to the bar and recover custody of her daughter, a hotshot lawyer, now in recovery and on probation, must take on the appeal of a woman wrongfully convicted of murder.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Plot: legal investigation, rehabilitation, injustice, courtroom, family problems, legal, courtroom drama, police corruption, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 3K
The Verdict (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his wife's murderer is released due to a procedural error, Luc will do everything in his power to stop it from happening... He is going to take justice into his own hands and will then compete with the constitutional state which let him ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, emotional
Plot: justice, legal, injustice, legal action, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, courtroom, life is a bitch, court, trial, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, crime, murder, uncover truth, heist, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1992 ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, society, injustice, political conspiracy, who done it, frame up, wartime life, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: florida, usa, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, scotch whiskey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a paedophile approaches her daughter in an on-line chat room, a homemaker (Annie Potts) poses as a lonely teenager to help expose sexual predators.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: undercover, pedophile, working undercover, society, crimes, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, computers and web, police detective, mother daughter relationship, housewife, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 14
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, dishonesty, police corruption, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: gang, life is a bitch, gangsters, social decay, racism, juvenile delinquency, crimes, police investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Marcia Gay Harden (Academy Award winner for Pollock) star in the Lifetime Original Movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy based on the ...
Style: tense, captivating, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, college, legal investigation, crimes, unlikely criminals, legal action, police investigation, partners, prison, law enforcement, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Free Will (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 163 min.
Story: After nine years in psychiatric detention Theo, who has brutally assaulted and raped three women, is released. Living in a supervised community, he connects well with his social worker Sascha, finds a job at a print shop and even a girlfriend, ...
Style: psychological, rough, sincere, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, fall in love, rape, crimes, mental illness, sexual relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, hopes, couples, sex maniac ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 1K
Gang Tapes (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a brutal carjacking yields a videocamera, a teenage boy decides to document his life and the lives of his fellow gangbangers.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: social decay, tough heroes, gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, youth, kids in trouble, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.0
 1K
Backyard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, incompetent police, deadly, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, police corruption, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 666
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 1K
Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, false accusation, injustice, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, dealer, filmmaking, crimes, introspection, life is a bitch, single parent, stoners, down on your luck, crime, danger, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 135
Untouched (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Untouched is the story of a reluctant attorney's struggle with inner demons while defending a teenage girl accused of murdering her newborn. When the "Hostess City of the South" is rocked by the horrific crime, Mitchell Thomas III ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, legal, life is a bitch, crimes, courtroom, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 4.9
 151
Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, journalism, crimes, partners, law enforcement, reporter, uncover truth, danger, deadly, serial killer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 834
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, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, criminal heroes, legal action, deadly, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, working undercover, rivalry, society ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 463
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sex slavery, human trafficking, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, rape, brutality, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 171
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, urban ghetto, homecoming, haunted by the past, crimes, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Brotherhood of Murder (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in the history of the USA.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, racism, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, deadly, going straight, down on your luck, police corruption, terrorism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 580
Unbowed (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Kim Kyung-ho, a math professor who was arrested for shooting a crossbow at the presiding judge of his appeal against unfair dismissal.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: legal, mathematics, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, society, legal action, injustice, court, judge, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%