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A Mother's Son (2012)
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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, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological, captivating, gloomy
Plot: murder, parents and children, family problems, who done it, family relations, small town, social relations, moral dilemma, suspicion, suspicion of murder, mother son relationship, danger, relationship problems, mother and son, suspect, crimes, youth, small town life, deadly, murder investigation, suburbs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

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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, danger, murder, family relations, parents and children, deadly and family problems mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Mother's Son: Mayday (2013), Exile (2011), What Remains (2013), Good Cop (2012), Southcliffe (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mayday (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: It's Mayday in a small town steeped in pagan traditions where the crowning of the May Queen is the highlight of the day until suddenly she goes missing.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, missing child, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, couples, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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
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90%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Good Cop (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dutiful Liverpool beat cop discovers what he is truly capable of after his partner is brutally murdered in a targeted attack by a local gang.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Plot: loss of friend, crimes, rivalry, police, life turned upside down, vigilantism, law enforcement, revenge, investigation, murder, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Southcliffe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Following a raft of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold in a nonlinear narrative structure through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, dealing with death, small town life, social relations, human nature, journalist, investigation, brutality, redemption, small town, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, kidnapping, murder, parents and children, hidden identity, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The night before a high profile operation on the PM, the surgeon due to perform the procedure is surprised at her family home by four masked men. The gang quickly take control of her and her family and order her to kill the PM.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, political conspiracy, treason, crimes, danger, moral dilemma, dishonesty, parents and children, confined, family in danger, abduction, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, police investigation, couples, crimes, witnessing a crime, couple relations, deadly, murder witness, strong female presence, murderer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Single-Handed (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 130 min.
TV show
Story: Single-Handed is an Irish television drama series, first broadcast on RTÉ Television in 2007. Set and filmed in the west of Ireland, it focuses on the life of a member of the Garda Síochána, Sergeant Jack Driscoll. Three two-episode, single-story ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police officer, fighting crime, crimes, who done it, countryside, workplace, social relations, murder, uncover truth, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Town (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Following a family tragedy, 30-year-old Mark Nicholas returns to the town where he grew up. After ten years away, coming home is harder than Mark could ever have imagined.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, homecoming, family problems, parents and children, orphan, family life, death in the family, hometown, small town, small town life, social relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Widower (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, couple relations, woman in danger, unlikely criminals, honeymoon, danger, true crime, deadly, poisoning, insurance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
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Honour (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story centered on a young woman is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: track down, hitman, on the run, danger, crimes, deadly, parents and children, family relations, family problems, woman in danger, chases and races, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family in crisis, family problems, hitman, shot in the hand, pig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Secrets & Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder suspect, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, disorder, loss of child, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Samuel Bleak (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a quiet southern town, several lives are changed forever when an isolated mute with a dark secret is admitted to a mental institution.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, family problems, isolation, small town life, small town, crimes, mute, suspect, society, danger, mute or deaf, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, youth, murder, deadly, strong female presence, rape, journalist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, police detective, danger, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, detective inspector, police procedural, dirty cop, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, emotionless, social decay, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Divide (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Divide is a 2014 legal drama that aired on WE tv. The first season consisted of eight hour-long episodes. It premiered on July 16, 2014. On October 30, 2014, the series was canceled by WE-tv.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, contemplative
Plot: legal investigation, crimes, moral dilemma, district attorney, courtroom, lawyers and clients, legal, lawyer, murder, planting evidence, blind ambition, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, murder, crimes, family problems, danger, riddles and clues, serial killer, deadly, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, friends, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Maria Wern (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Crime Inspector Maria Wern returns to duty at the Police Department on the island of Gotland, and is immediately thrown into a murder investigation.
Style: tense, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: island, police investigation, crimes, single parent, family relations, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, danger, strong female presence, crime, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Family Matters (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In 13 episodes, the series of fiction "Family Issues" portrays the life of Peter, a family court judge that you will find that there is a very common routine. He has a troubled past - his mother still abandoned child - and still carries ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: legal, uncover truth, introspection, courtroom, courtroom drama, rivalry, injustice, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, family problems, judge, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, hitman, youth, isolation, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, single parent, mercenary, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Prey (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three-part crime thriller. When detective Marcus Farrow looks into a seemingly forgotten case, he has no idea of the chaos and heartache that will soon follow. He is found at the scene of a murder, and with all the evidence pointing towards him, he ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: chase, false accusation, murder, disorder, investigation, race against time, crimes, wanted, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, life turned upside down, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, athlete and trainer, gangsters, danger, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Child of Mine (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An Alberta small-town police chief officially finds no suspect in the bloody stabbing to death of 'working girl' Jane McGill. Her daughters are adopted two years later, trough his friend Alvin, by a London couple who don't qualify yet ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: adoption, murder, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, family problems, family relations, uncover truth, family in danger, parents and children, sister sister relationship, suspicion, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Homeland (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: adoption, family problems, political unrest, family relations, state affairs, society, riot, incest, parents and children, danger, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%