Movies like An American Affair 1997

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An American Affair (1997)
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An American Affair (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mutual friends Barbara and Genevieve are both sleeping with District Attorney Sam Brady. When they become aware of their bizzare love triangle, they plot against him.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, vengeance, best friends, friends, politics, conspiracy, graphic violence, infidelity, political corruption, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs, sexual content, profanity, violence, blonde, gun, politician, knife, ferrari, gunshot, pistol, eyeglasses, bullet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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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 dishonesty, crimes, couples, rivalry, murder, infidelity and vengeance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like An American Affair: True Colors (1991), The Wee Man (2013), The Stick Up Kids (2008), The Two Mr. Kissels (2008), Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland
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The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban ghetto life, friends, crimes, criminal's revenge, buddies, cons and scams, society, dishonesty, urban ghetto, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: couples, family relations, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Film spin-off of Nickelodeon's popular teen program Degrassi.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, friendship, youth, rivalry, friends, couples, vengeance, couple relations, infidelity, party, twins, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada, usa
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Pascali's Island (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archaeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.
Style: tense, realistic, serious
Plot: island, politics, dishonesty, crimes, espionage, heroes, love and romance, secret agents, betrayal, political corruption, dangerous attraction, heist ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, pre world war one
Place: turkey, ottoman empire
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The Feast of the Goat (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Spain, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Urania Cabral returns to Santo Domingo, after several years, and remembers her and her family's relationship to Rafael Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, as well as the events surrounding his assassination.
Style: emotional, rough, epic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dishonesty, introspection, vengeance, homecoming, political corruption, strong violent content, conspiracy, family relations, rivalry, deadly, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s
Place: dominican republic, latin america
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The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, tense, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, politics, price of justice, political corruption, political conspiracy, state affairs ...
Time: year 1988
Place: spain, new york
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: suspenseful, rough, clever, serious, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, master criminal, family relations, gang, infidelity, police corruption, crime, parents and children, rivalry, intrigue, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, interracial relations, racism, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, courtroom drama, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Southie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: South Boston Irish bad boy Danny Quinn returns back home from New York and gets stuck between his pals, who are supported by one Irish mafia clan, and his family, which are members of another.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gangsters, dysfunctional family, friends, family relations, family problems, crimes, best friends, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, buddies, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
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Madras (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A portrayal of the lives of the people living in North Madras, focusing on the politics inside the slums and how their plight remains the same, despite the political class luring them constantly during elections.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: politics, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, society, state affairs, murder, betrayal, buddies, slum ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
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Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: hidden identity, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, juggling, society, crumbling relationship, love and romance, sexual content, manipulation, manipulations, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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An American Affair (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 76 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 108 min.
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42%
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Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspense, cynical ...
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Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Robert is an art photographer who is totally controlled by his wife Hallie. When they go on vacation in New York, they leave their house to their friends, Zack and Sophie. When they return, they find their house a total mess, but Zack and Sophie ask ...
Style: sexual, psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 149 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: politics, political corruption, dishonesty, society, state affairs, crimes, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulations, manipulation ...
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40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Desolation Angels (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Returning home from a trip to visit his mother, Nick discovers that a good friend of his, Sid, has apparently raped his girlfriend, Mary. More concerned with his own wounded pride than with Mary's lingering feelings of guilt, pain and betrayal, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
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Time: 90s
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I Walk the Line (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tawes is the sheriff in a godforsaken little hole somewhere in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful girl who turns his world upside down. ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 60s
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The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, investigation, unfulfillment, ambition, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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38%
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
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Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Those Secrets (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating
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Time: 90s
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