Movies and TV shows like The Ice Cream Girls

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The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
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The Ice Cream Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The Ice Creams is based on the bestselling book by Dorothy Koomson about two girls who, one brief summer, find themselves involved with an abusive, controlling man. The situation spirals out of control and they are trial for his murder; ultimately Poppy gets sent to prison. Flash forward 17 years; Serena is married with a daughter in a seemingly comfortable life, returns to Brighton to take care of her dying mother. Poppy has been released and she wants answers. She claims not to have killed Marcus, but if she didn't and Serena didn't....then who did?
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, murder, deadly, strong female presence, rape, journalist, sexual abuse, teenage girl, murder mystery, school teacher, tragic past, accused of murder, woman, violence
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england

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Most similar movies to The Ice Cream Girls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, uncover truth and investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Ice Cream Girls: The Jury (2002), Undeniable (2014), One Angry Juror (2010), Rosario Tijeras (2010), Capadocia (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Jury (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: The Jury is a British television serial broadcast in 2002. The series was the first ever to be allowed to film inside the historic Old Bailey courthouse.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, jury, murder, uncover truth, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, price of justice, society, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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95%
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
TV show
Story: This drama tells the real-life story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies who was initially questioned by police as a suspect in the murder of Jo Yeates who rented a flat from him. He was vilified by the press, partly on account of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, biting ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, murder suspect, media coverage, landlord, false accusation, murder, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, police, deadly, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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93%
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Undeniable (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 25 years ago, Jane saw a man killing her mother. Today, she's a well adjusted wife and mother herself. While having a physical, she notices a doctor who looks like the killer and reports him. No one believes her - except one cop.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, couples, crimes, deadly, couple relations, witnessing a crime, murder witness, strong female presence, murderer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Rosario Tijeras (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: Rosario is a teenage schoolgirl who lives in a tough Latin neighborhood filled with challenges. Having poverty all around, she faces difficult situations from family, school, rich friends vs. poor friends, and the element of drug cartel activity ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, emotional, tense, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, romance, crimes, fall in love, tragic love, rivalry, vengeance, life is a bitch, drug smuggling, drug cartel, couples, society ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america
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74%
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Capadocia (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Capadocia is a Mexican HBO Latin America television series. It started on March 2, 2008 and its second season was planned for 2010.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: gang war, prison life, confined, life is a bitch, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer, life turned upside down, bribery, crimes, warden, prison, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
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70%
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Buried (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Buried is a British television drama series, produced by World Productions for Channel 4 and originally screened in 2003. The programme starred Lennie James as Lee Kingley, who is serving a long prison sentence in order to protect a member of his ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, confined, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, warden, false accusation, criminal psychologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Without You (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ellie's beloved husband is killed in a car accident. A woman was in the car with him and killed too. Who was she? Was he having an affair? Was it an accident?
Style: emotional, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: death of husband, car accident, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch, dealing with death, husband wife relationship, mistress, accountant, crimes, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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67%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, homicide detective, lie, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england
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64%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, stalking, mystery, orphan, human nature, small town, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, danger, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Granite Flats (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: It's the 1960s. The height of the Cold War. The rural town of Granite Flats, Colorado, suddenly becomes a hotbed for mystery and intrigue. Almost a year after Hershel Jenkins was released from jail, mystery is still a permanent resident in ...
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, mysterious place, amateur detective, family relations, crimes, youth, dishonesty, cold war, society, small town, conspiracy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: colorado, usa
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60%
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Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, who to trust, lawyers and clients, legal, investigation, political conspiracy, politics, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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55%
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Island (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, family problems, undercover, hidden identity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, dishonesty, obsessive quest, redemption, orphan, female director, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, against humanity, genocide, clergy, haunted by the past, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, priest, parents and children, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, multiple suspects, uncover truth, mystery, one last case, danger, life is a bitch, crime, loner, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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52%
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Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Exile is a British psychological thriller television series dealing with the topic of Alzheimer's disease against a background of corruption. It stars John Simm and Jim Broadbent and was broadcast on BBC One. The series received varyingly ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, homecoming, mental illness, family relations, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, corruption, alzheimer's disease
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, crimes, parents and children, housewife, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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48%
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Ladygrey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Estelle fights to maintain her sense of self while sleeping with Angus for money.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, under the surface, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, community, social relations, pubic hair, old man, kitten, praying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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47%
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One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, human nature, uncover truth, introspection, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, couples, police investigation, helplessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, normandy
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47%
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Black Work (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Black Work' is the story of Jo Gillespie, a woman who's husband is shot dead in the line of action, in his job as a undercover cop. Jo, a police officer herself soon has to confront issues in her marriage and family life in order to ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, undercover, law enforcement, crime, crimes, murder, life is a bitch, policewoman, female police officer, husband wife relationship, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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47%
A Mother's Son (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him, or protect him and hide the act.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, who done it, family problems, family relations, social relations, small town, moral dilemma, suspicion of murder, suspicion, danger, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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46%
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The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, righting the wronged, society, estrangement, church, religions or cults, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
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43%
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Jamaica Inn (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: petty criminal, dangerous attraction, murder, couples, danger, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, romancing a criminal, smuggling, innkeeper, hotel ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: england, cornwall
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43%
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Five Daughters (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, police investigation, drug abuse, woman in danger, addiction, deadly, crimes, small town, prostitute, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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43%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
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42%
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The Widower (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
TV show
Story: Over a thirteen year period, a seemingly mild‐mannered male nurse, Malcolm Webster, set about poisoning and murdering his first wife, attempting to do the same to his second wife and moving on to a further scheme to deceive his third fiancée.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, honeymoon, woman in danger, danger, unlikely criminals, couple relations, true crime, poisoning, insurance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: england
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38%
 5.4
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The Substitute (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school substitute English teacher resorts to murder to protect her murderous dark past while seducing a student whom begins to suspect her true identity.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: high school, murder, youth, crimes, disorder, high school hunk, power relations, teachers and students, haunted by the past, workplace situations, deadly, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, family in crisis, uncover truth, who done it, investigation, law enforcement, family problems, murder mystery, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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37%
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The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 179 min.
TV show
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: touching, captivating, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family problems, youth, coming of age, estrangement, life is a bitch, death of mother, death in the family, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: england
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37%
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Unforgotten (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: 'Unforgotten' follows modern police team DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, who gradually unravel long-forgotten secrets which have a dramatic impact on their investigation and the four potential suspects. The slow revelation of the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, cold case, uncover truth, who done it, haunted by the past, investigation, murder investigation, crimes, life turned upside down, murder mystery, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s
Place: england, london
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36%