Movies like Severance 1988

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Severance (1988)
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Severance (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ray Ponti is a down and out father, a man trapped by his past and frightened of his future. Cly is a streetwise runaway, waiting tables by day and stripping by night. Both are fighting for existence in the slime-bowl of New York's gutters, where drugs and prostitution are the only currency. Ray is in over the top with the Mafia and Cly is emotionally destroyed by the absence of her father. Severence is a gripping story set against the seedy backdrop of New York City, where broken dreams and empty promises litter the streets.
Plot: stripper, on the run, father daughter relationship, mafia, reconciliation

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about stripper, female nudity, murder, father daughter relationship, on the run, strip club and sex mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Severance: Deadly Dancer (1990), Deadly Pursuits (1996), In Quiet Night (1998), Street Girls (1975), Eyes of an Angel (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deadly Dancer (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police detective, investigating a string of murders of strippers at a Los Angeles night club, must race against the clock to clear his name when he's wrongfully accused of being the killer.
Plot: stripper, falsely accused, female nudity, runaway, nightclub, explosion, police detective
Place: los angeles
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95%
Madonna: A Case of Blood Ambition (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is convicted of raping and murdering a child and sent to prison. He is shortly afterwards beaten to death by other inmates. His daughter blames the jurors who convicted him for his death, and she hatches a scheme to murder each of the jury ...
Plot: jury, rape, stripper, juror, strip club, prison, revenge, murder, femme fatale, female nudity, father daughter relationship, seduction
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Deadly Pursuits (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A former stripper befriends a young man looking for his father, all the while trying to avoid a hitman for the mob, to whom she is deeply in debt.
Plot: bandit, murder, on the run
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49%
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In Quiet Night (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A thriller about a man, Dr Wolcott, who is wrongfully acquitted of charges that he molested his daughter, Dinah. The deputy district attorney, Joey, takes Dinah with her seeking refuge from Dr. Wolcott's molestation.
Plot: child molestation, sexual abuse, child pornography, female director, child molester, mountain lion, doctor, on the run, cabin, gun, murder, abusive father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 107
Street Girls (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a middle-aged father searches for his dropout daughter, Angel, his quest takes him into the underworld of prostitutes, pimps, drug addicts and thieves. Angel has become a dancer in a topless bar, and her dealer boyfriend is turning her on to ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, prostitute, motel, search, stripper, sex, female nudity, murder, prostitution, audition, missing child, street life ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eyes of an Angel (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: on the run, mafia, protection, crimes, family relations, family life, crime, daughter, father, gangsters, aerial combat, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 110
Angel's Flight (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A series of murders involving a stripper (Indus Arthur) are investigated by a hard-drinking reporter (William Thourlby) in this late-entry film-noir.
Style: noir, slasher, neo noir
Plot: stripper, serial killer, psychopath, rape, rape and revenge, downtown, alcohol abuse
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Stripteaser II (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Thriller - While searching for his kid sister Lisa, who disappeared into the seamy world of Los Angeles strip clubs, streetwise cabbie Rick (Rick Jordan) meets Angie (Stacey Leigh Mobley), a woman forced to dance to pay off the debts her father ...
Plot: stripper, strip club, female nudity, exotic dancer, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Stonebrook (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seth Green and Brad Rowe star in this drama as a pair of college students who come up with a plan to cheat an underworld syndicate at their own game. However, their ambition outstrips their street smarts, and they soon find themselves on the wrong ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: betrayal, revenge, father daughter relationship, college student, shot in the forehead, sting operation, scholarship, embezzler
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 62
Gypsy Angels (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vanna White is a stripper who falls for a stunt pilot who develops amnesia after a crash.
Style: cult film
Plot: amnesia, stripper, doctor, female nudity, preacher, breasts
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 751
Trigger Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Inspired by true events...The story of three hunters who mysteriously became the hunted.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, danger, survival, forest, deadly, wilderness, buddies, escapades, in the woods, chases and races, graphic violence, hunting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 113
Clean (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A limo driver attempts to outrun his bad habits.
Plot: gangster, fame, limousine, lie, driver, hollywood, greed, betrayal, addiction, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, money ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Road to Paloma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a brutal injustice occurs on a Native American reservation, a son must find redemption for the actions of his past. Road to Paloma is the beautiful journey of two bikers traveling across America's vast west. While Native American Wolf ...
Style: serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing to lose, vigilantism, on the run, friendship, family relations, on the road, crimes, vengeance, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 90
Freak Out (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In 1977, teenager Wayne (Nick Foster) gathers his two friends, female runaway Rhonda (Sarah Ogg) and disco club hopper Tim (David Gobble), for a drug party located in the suburban home of quiet recluse Dean (Brad Jones). But unknown to Tim and ...
Plot: serial killer, disco, cocaine, violence, kidnapping, dancing, murder, father daughter relationship, female nudity, party, cigarette smoking, homosexual
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 608
Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers — forcing him to choose between ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, on the run, friendship, wartime life, military, family problems, life is a bitch, military base, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Naked Obsession (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: City-council member Franklin Carlyle is mugged, knocked down and left on an alley. When he recovers, he is befriended by an alcoholic who introduces him to a local strip-bar.
Style: cult film, erotic, psychotronic, sexy, sexual
Plot: satan, strangulation, strip club, stockings, legs, erotica, female nudity, blonde bombshell, sexy legs, pretty legs, exotic dancer, stripper
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 63
Dead Certain (1991)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with bringing a man to justice, whom he is sure is a serial killer and the murderer of a woman with which both men were involved. However, the supposed killer may be as much a victim as the murdered people.
Plot: ex wife, divorce, alcoholic father, strip club, sex, prostitute, crucifix, police, stripper, religion, child custody, heart ripped out ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 379
The Last Word (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A journalist with solid mob connections falls for a stripper with a dark past.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: stripper, prostitute, journalism, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, introspection, couples, bar ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 156
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, chemistry, farm, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Separate Ways (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A high-school crush some twenty years later, snowballs into stalking psychosis.
Plot: sex scene, nurse, bachelor party, wedding dress, hospital, female nudity, sex, wig, woman in underwear, high school crush, vengeance, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Twenty Dollar Star (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A successful Hollywood actress by day prowls the streets at night as a sex worker.
Plot: blackmail, actress, homosexual, movie camera, prostitute, ransom, abuse, prostitution, movie star, nudity (full frontal - brief), mother daughter relationship, double life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 203
Shattered Mind (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather Locklear stars in this psychological thriller as a woman who is racked by multiple personalities and confronts a horrifying past of dark secrets buried a long time ago. When her father dies she descends into a bizarre emotional world where ...
Plot: split personality, dissociative identity disorder, secret, death, family, transsexual, suburbs, mental illness, psychiatrist, prostitute, child abuse, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Stripped to Kill 2: Live Girls (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the razor blade slasher begins his reign of terror in the alleys behind the Los Angeles strip clubs, the most famous stripper in the spotlight must walk a tightrope between her own fragile sanity and the inescapable murderer's blade.
Style: sequel to cult film, slasher, cult film
Plot: stripper, strip club, female director, exotic dancer, thunder, alley, sexual attraction, razor blade, blood on hand, whodunit, sex in public, extrasensory perception ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Early Warning (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Batshit-insane christian propaganda from the early 80s. From the VHS dust jacket: "A fully dramatic feature film which gives a glimpse at incredible events which may well be taking place today - events which have perilous significance when ...
Style: christian film
Plot: 666, astronomer, desert, bank, christianity, conspiracy, prayer, secret society, escape, survivalist, reporter, christian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 4K
Mean Dreams (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two youngsters meet and fall for each other, they must go on the run from the girl's corrupt father, who is also the sheriff of the town.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: young love, murder, police corruption, parent child relationship, dirty cop, sheriff, illegal drugs, small town, coming of age, father daughter relationship, teenage boy, teen romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 493
Runaway (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While Dylan stays holed up in a cheap motel all day, Michael ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, starting over, haunted by the past, obsession, deadly, family problems, investigation, crimes, on the run, small town, hiding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Brick Dollhouse (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Five women explain to the police the events leading up to the murder of their roommate, an exotic dancer.
Style: cult film, psychotronic, sexploitation film
Plot: exotic dancer, police detective, dead woman on bed, murder, lesbianism, naked dead woman, female nudity, lesbian, sexploitation, erotica, bare breasts, woman shot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sugar Daddies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a girl with a promising future finds herself in financial straits, she makes an agreement with an older man and struggles to keep it secret.
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, sugar daddy, cheating girlfriend, jealousy, college, parent child relationship, debt, money, infidelity, family relations, father daughter relationship, mistress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
All Hell Let Loose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Minoo returns to her family in Sweden to attend her sister Gita's wedding. Her mother and father believe that she has disgraced the family having worked as a stripper.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, bilingual
Plot: family relations, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, overprotective parent, husband wife relationship, stripper, argument, wedding party, abusive father, dancer, neighbor, immigrants ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Final Judgement (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A priest is suspected in the brutal murder of a young stripper. To prove his innocence, he descends into the world of strip clubs and pornography, hoping to catch the killer. The priest is hampered by the police and taunted by the killer. A friend ...
Plot: nude model, weightlifting, strangulation, arson, strip club, g string, erotica, stripper, switchblade, murder of a prostitute, confession, garrote ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%