Movies like The Pastor's Wife

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The Pastor's Wife (2011)
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The Pastor's Wife (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Matthew Winkler, a beloved minister who, in 2006, was found shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee home, his wife and young daughters missing. Authorities soon zeroed in on Matthew's wife, Mary, as the prime suspect in the murder. After her capture, the residents of Selmer were left to wonder what would drive Mary to shoot her husband in the back as he slept. They would get their answers during her trial, when what went on behind the closed doors of this seemingly perfect family was revealed for all to see.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, marital rape, crimes, deadly, social relations, small town, domestic violence, trial, preacher, under the surface, small town life, pastor, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, crime, investigation, small town and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Pastor's Wife: Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), Hukkle (2002), Beautiful & Twisted (2015), The Hours of the Day (2003), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
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95%
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Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, social relations, crimes, deadly, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, crime, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, psychopath, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, social relations, murder, family relations, family life, mental illness, deadly, crimes, store, small town, gory, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jesse finds himself struggling to get his job back as the Paradise police chief, and he is forced to rely on his cop intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues and hidden meanings as he attempts to solve a shocking and horrifying ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, small town life, mystery, deadly, small town, police officer killed, murder, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, mystery, false accusation, murder, crime, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, quitting job, small town, police officer, standing in the rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
An Officer and a Murderer (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Colonel Russell Williams, one Canada’s most powerful and respected Air Force Officers, who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, pervert, small town, deadly, military, crimes, police detective, military life, double life, true crime, blackmail, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: murder, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes, investigation, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, heist, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1994, 90s ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, working class, small town, social differences, deadly, dead boy, investigation, crime scene, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, family problems, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: domestic violence, murder, marital rape, deadly, domestic disturbance, rivalry, unfulfillment, hopes, society, crimes, legal investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, investigation, crimes, crime, murder, kidnapping, missing child, missing person, small town, police detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 175
Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, deadly, crimes, family problems, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, danger, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, crime, husband wife relationship, family relations, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, special agents, femme fatale, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crime, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, child molester, investigation, split personality, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, psychopath, domestic violence, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, race against time, missing child, kidnapping, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Perfect Sisters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, family relations, deadly, crime, crimes, youth, rumor, teenager, investigation, murderous pair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, investigation, murder, law enforcement, who done it, crimes, multiple suspects, false accusation, crime, dishonesty, estate, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: serious, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, witnessing a crime, disorder, dishonesty, witness, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town, deadly, small town life, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 570
Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, youth, vengeance, working class, life is a bitch, deadly, society, small town, homecoming, murder, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: tense, captivating, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, who done it, law enforcement, police station, gangsters, deadly, mystery, police officer, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Craigslist Killer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Philip Markoff, a charismatic and popular med student at Boston University, leads a double life as a brutal and cruel sexual deviant who abuses prostitutes he finds via Craigslist.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, true crime, protagonist as suspect, computers and web, crimes, unlikely criminals, deadly, violence, student, suicide, double life, medical student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bond of Silence (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A widow's forgiveness. A killer's remorse. Bond of Silence is the true life story of a shocking murder and the amazing bond that came from it. Katy and Bob live a perfect life in a small close knit town. He's a respected lawyer, a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: investigation, teenage life, manhunt, crimes, deadly, house party, cover up, accidental killing, underage drinking, death of husband, death of father, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, prostitute, deception, university, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.6
 764
Restitution (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A true crime writer investigating a small town murder spree uncovers the devastating truth that changes the town forever.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, secret, investigator, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, small town, social relations, gunfight, revenge, insurance fraud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, arranged marriage, prison, life sentence, deadly, hopes, hotshot lawyer, family problems, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Killer Among Us (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the shocking murder of her mother, a girl helps a police detective by searching her home for clues that they hope will lead to the perpetrator.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, teenage life, dishonesty, death of mother, murder suspect, crime, father son relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%