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Older Than America (2008)
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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 prevent her mother from revealing the atrocities that unfolded at a Native Indian boarding school.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: dishonesty, against humanity, family relations, clergy, genocide, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, deadly, priest, racism, parents and children, society, americana, social relations, female director, boarding school
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and tense films with plots about society, life is a bitch, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes and dishonesty mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Older Than America: Five Star (2014), The 19th Wife (2010), About Sunny (2011), Ladygrey (2015), War Story (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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 ...
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Place: usa, utah
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91%
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About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, urban, drugs/alcohol ...
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Place: usa, las vegas
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82%
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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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, under the surface, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, community, social relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), prayer, mentally challenged, old man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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War Story (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lee is a world-weary American woman who arrives in an Italian city. Her tangles with hotel staff, incessant smoking and her disregard of the persistently ringing telephone hint at her volatility brewing beneath the surface. Between fitful naps, she ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: photojournalist, haunted by the past, society, immigrants, life is a bitch, female protagonist, rivalry, couples, strong female presence, photographer, war photographer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sicily, italy
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73%
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Becloud (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s “Vaho (Becloud)” tells the story of three childhood friends, Andres, Felipe, and Jose, and their lives in a dusty, run down corner of Mexico City. The boys were inseparable until they witnessed a tragedy that haunts ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family relations, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, witnessing a crime, racism, guilt, lynching, friends, child witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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70%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, musician's life, introspection, life is a bitch, music, society, estrangement, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, fish out of water, society, clergy, life is a bitch, youth, religions or cults, family life, disorder, church, coming of age, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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63%
The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, friendship, idealism, obsession, rivalry, society, dishonesty, intrigue, family relations, love, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
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Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, future
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58%
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, investigation, legal, dishonesty, crimes, society, injustice, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, nightclub, rape, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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57%
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Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: double life, parents and children, single parent, family relations, protecting from truth, financial problem, sexuality, society, haunted by the past, family problems, prostitute, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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57%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
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56%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, tense, serious, captivating
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56%
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Sinner (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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Silver Tongues (2011)
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
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Place: usa
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55%
 4.9
 613
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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55%
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50%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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47%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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43%
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43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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