Movies like Pray for Rain

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Pray for Rain (2017)
 5.3
 943
Pray for Rain (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Emma Gardner, a whip smart NYC reporter learns of her father's untimely death, she returns to her home town to find that the idyllic farming community of her childhood has been ravaged by drought and has become a place tormented by gangs and the ill effects of extreme poverty. She quickly figures out that her dad's accidental death was not accidental at all. The lists of possible suspects include overly zealous environmentalists, a local war lord and other farmers jealous of her father's outstanding reputation.
Plot: gang, motorcycle, farmer, female protagonist, sheriff, threat, reporter, funeral, mother daughter relationship, extortion, drought, environmentalist, death of father, death threat, tape over mouth, food poisoning

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Most similar movies to Pray for Rain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and psychological films with plots about murder, female protagonist, crimes, mother daughter relationship, investigation, mystery and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Pray for Rain: Hidden Away (2013), The Good Mother (2013), Evidence of Blood (1998), Dig Two Graves (2014), Flightplan (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
 413
Hidden Away (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A woman and young daughter escape her abusive husband by faking their deaths. Eight years later she is happily living in the upscale Palm Springs with her now-17-year-old daughter. When her husband discovers they are still alive, he tracks them down ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: abusive husband, teenager, faked death, mother daughter relationship, revenge, identity theft, kidnapping, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, private investigator
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Good Mother (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After her best friend dies, a teen discovers that the girl's mother deliberately made her sick.
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: mental illness, teenage daughter, teenager, sick child, mother daughter relationship, family secret, family problems, uncover truth, murderer, mystery, parents and children, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Evidence of Blood (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a brilliant crime writer investigates a 40-year-old murder, he confronts a small town's worst fears
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, electric chair, small town, capital punishment, writers, death sentence, who done it, wrongfully committed, deadly, investigation, conspiracy, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Dig Two Graves (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A girl's obsession with her brother's disappearance leads her on a nightmarish journey through a small town's Gothic landscape where she is faced with a deadly proposition. How far will she go to save the people she loves?
Style: enigmatic, psychological, disturbing, scary
Plot: sheriff, grandfather granddaughter relationship, death of brother, brother sister relationship, funeral, grandfather, dead body in water, teenage girl, disposing of a dead body, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 6.3
 155K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: missing child, airplane, mystery, family relations, search, disappearance, child abduction, female protagonist, family problems, grief, pilot, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, new york, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.8
 108
The Nightman (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drifter comes between an aging Southern beauty and her teenaged daughter.
Style: erotic
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, erotic thriller, hotel, murder, pantyhose, love triangle, rebellious daughter, female stockinged legs, female nudity, ex convict, sexual awakening ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.8
 105K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, mystery, masturbation, funeral, family problems, danger, estate, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, rough, serious ...
Plot: investigation, bio weapon, conspiracy, scientist, military, small town, blackmail, sheriff, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, environmentalism, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.8
 478
Deserted (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When twenty-four-year-old Jae is released from prison for killing her mother, she returns to her childhood home in small-town Ridgecrest. The desire to go anywhere but there prompts her to agree to join her brother on a road trip out to Death Valley ...
Plot: female director, death valley, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Matter of Trust (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A prosecutor is building a case against a suspected serial killer. She receives death threats, but ignores them at first. When her husband disappears and someone blackmails her, she turns to her ex, a suspended homicide detective.
Plot: nipples, blackmail, sunglasses, prosecutor, breasts, sex, death threat, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
An Appointment with Mr. Vield (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Samantha Anthony is a teenage girl who has been forced to deal with situations, which have made her wise far beyond her years. She's had to watch her mother spiral out-of-control while addicted to the drug meth. Lost a baby brother to CPS as a ...
Plot: coming of age, drug use, teenage girl, female protagonist, revenge, mother daughter relationship, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Social Nightmare (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A student's chances of getting into a good college hang in the balance when inappropriate photos of her are posted on the Internet.
Plot: social media, psychopath, mother daughter relationship, violence, social network, computer, high school, nervous breakdown
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Haunting of Sarah Hardy (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sela Ward stars as beautiful, vulnerable heiress Sarah Hardy, recently wed and returning to her isolated childhood home, The Pines, to claim her vast inheritance. But something – or someone – evil waits there for her. It could be real. Or ...
Plot: car accident, childhood trauma, funeral, marriage, wedding, ghost, death of mother, suicide of mother, pursuit, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Paranormal Adoption (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A couple loses their only child in an accident and subsequently unknowingly adopts an innocent looking little girl with paranormal powers that she uses to fulfill her twisted desires.
Plot: murder, funeral, paranormal activity, adoption, swimming pool, psychopath
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.6
 404
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, danger, uncover truth, media, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 6K
Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, danger, doctors and patients, uncover truth, rivalry, intrigue, confined, investigation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 234
Time and Again (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Anna Malone finds an old music box hidden in a house she is renovating, she has no idea the joys, sorrows, and hidden dangers it will bring.
Plot: home renovation, old house, cheating wife, padlock, secret door, basement, mother daughter relationship, killer, medical examination, renovation, loss of husband, car accident ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, woman in danger, s&m, investigation, psychiatrist, female protagonist, erotic thriller, danger, dishonesty, love affair, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Angel of Mine (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, grief, stalking, plot twist, depression, suspicion, little girl, insanity, divorced couple, mother daughter relationship, skating, desperation ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 4K
The In Crowd (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, murder, mind game, social differences, haunted by the past, manipulation, manipulations, youth, lifestyle, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.2
 302K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, twist ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, rape, femme fatale, investigation, surveillance, corruption, investigator, deception, secret, threat, suspicion, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, police, female protagonist, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 4K
Slow Burn (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, murder, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, gang, investigation, cons and scams, police station, self defense, who to trust, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unable to get over the abduction of her daughter, a mother is convinced she has finally found her, but is she simply a mother obsessed?
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: missing child, uncover truth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, family relations, nobody believes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The White Orchid (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shy and reserved, Claire Decker, 30ish, is a part-time investigator for Social Services. Typically, she solves cases where senior citizens have died alone, leaving no indication of who must handle their estate. This time however, Claire is ...
Style: neo noir, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: investigation, murder, femme fatale, disguise, female protagonist, crimes, danger, police, death, brutality, chase, nipples visible through clothing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Spiral Staircase (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: People are trapped in a house with a killer.
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: dark and stormy night, serial killer, secret, murder, sheriff, mansion, stranded, mute woman, secret passageway, handicapped, plot twist, secret passage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 185K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, isolation, mentally unstable, paranoia, stalking, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An isolated family, having already lost four members to poisoning, uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople.
Style: tense, gothic, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: incestuous relationship, dysfunctional family, cousin cousin relationship, incest, murder, family relations, isolation, cousin, sexual abuse, crime, vengeance, death of father ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 6K
Lavender (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A photographer struggling with memory loss discovers her pictures may indicate something sinister is hitting close to home.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: amnesia, psychiatrist, female protagonist, confusion, photographer, empowerment, murder, uncover truth, suspicion, danger, recovery, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A sculptor hires young college girls to take care of his elderly mother and his supposedly insane sister, both of whom live in the old family mansion with him.
Style: psychological thriller, psychotronic
Plot: sculptor, insane, female alcoholic, female student, old woman, missing sister, dark secret, mansion, murder, summer job, assertive woman, knife murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%