Movies like John Henry

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John Henry (2020)
 3.5
 2K
John Henry (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-gang member John Henry is a quiet man with a violent past. When two immigrant kids on the run from his former South Los Angeles gang leader stumble into his life, John is forced to reconcile with his past in order to try and give them a future.
Plot: gang leader, human trafficking, father son relationship, dominoes, immigrants, sledgehammer, home movie, grandmother grandson relationship, video cassette, shot in the chest, shot to death, blood splatter, beaten to death, shot in the head, shot in the shoulder, blood spatter, death of pet, postcard, scrapbook, dog hit by a car, smoking a joint, half brother half sister relationship, man in a wheelchair
Time: year 1994, year 1993

Most similar movies to John Henry

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, father son relationship, gun, shot to death, violence, blood and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like John Henry: Madtown (2016), Man Down (2015), Caged No More (2016), Fathers & Sons (1992), Trafficked (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 840
Madtown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A stand-up comedian confesses to a murder on-stage at an open mic night to a shocked audience - his crime the result of a deadly triangle formed between his older sister, just released from prison after a 20-year stay for the murder of their ...
Style: bleak, suspense, captivating, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, brother sister relationship, murder trial, surprise party, stand up comedian, birthday, interview, shot to death, comedy club, shot in the chest, vinyl record, shot in the head ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 9K
Man Down (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A haunted Afghanistan war veteran attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: delusion, post war, post apocalypse, military, mental illness, danger, mission, friendship, paranoia, husband wife relationship, violence, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.6
 397
Caged No More (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Aggie, A 67 year-old Black Cajun, has just stepped into her worst nightmare. Her two granddaughters have disappeared, and the only clue she possesses is a forgotten laptop. Aware she only has a short window of time, she feels helpless to save them ...
Plot: human trafficking, white slavery, brothel, sex trade, prostitution, drug overdose, faith, prayer, christian, auction, sex trafficking, forced prostitution ...
Place: greece, louisiana, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.9
 473
Fathers & Sons (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A beach runner and bookworm (Goldblum) has difficulty communicating with his son. He meets a psychic on a pier at the beach and soon his world turns topsy-turvy with a serial killer coming between him and his son. The ensuing E.S.P. experiences and ...
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: serial killer, addiction, parents and children, family relations, profanity, murder, family in danger, friendship, orphan, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.7
 1K
Trafficked (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this story inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria and India are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel, and must together attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: sex slavery, sex trafficking, slavery, brothel, human trafficking, escape, forced prostitution, forced labor, abduction, captivity, woman in danger, life is a bitch ...
Place: nigeria, houston texas, northern california, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
She Has a Name (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jason, an American lawyer, poses as a john to build a legal case against a pimp trafficking girls to Bangkok. Can he win the trust of a young prostitute known only as Number 18 and convince her to risk her life to testify against her pimp?
Style: christian film
Plot: sex trafficking, slavery, human trafficking
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 147
Laguna Heat (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tom Shepard returns to his home town of Laguna Beach to escape his turbulent past. But the tranquility is shattered when he gets involved in the investigation of a series of grisly and bizarre murders.
Plot: male nudity, female nudity, private detective, skinny dipping, love interest, murder investigation, father son relationship, butt naked, past coming back to haunt
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: psychological thriller, neo noir, psychological, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: rape and murder, ex husband ex wife relationship, writers, revenge, symbolism, loss of family, rape, murder of family, novelist, husband wife relationship, vigilantism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Trade Of Innocents (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: sex slavery, sex with a minor, human trafficking, sex maniac, life is a bitch, innocence lost, society, crimes, hopes, fighting the system, investigation, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 4K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, danger, crimes, family in danger, hostages, society, deadly, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Trigger Effect (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: How tenuous is man's hold on civilization when survival becomes an issue? When the lights go out and stay out for several days, suburbanites Matthew and Annie learn the hard way that man is "by nature" a predatory creature. ...
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: blackout, catastrophe, suburbs, danger, power outage, apocalypse, suburban life, future dystopia, babies and infants, on the run, raccoon, riot ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual obsession, adultery, infidelity, extramarital affair, crimes of passion, obsession, family in danger, sexualized violence, dishonesty, danger, dangerous attraction, terrorizing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 54K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, undercover, government agency, state affairs, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Edge of Winter (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.
Style: psychological thriller, suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: winter, child in peril, cold weather, stranded, parent child relationship, survival, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, divorced parents, male bonding, mentally unstable, male friendship ...
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 5K
Hellion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother Wes with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: motocross, social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, estrangement, family problems, family relations, youth, custody, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: pedophile, cave, boy, motel, man boy relationship, road trip, sibling relationship, nightmare, child abuse, pretending to be someone else, investigation, psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If These Walls Could Talk follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. Each of the three stories takes place in the same house in three different years: 1952, 1974, and 1996.
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, moral dilemma, multiple storylines, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, nurse, student, women's rights, couples, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 178
Double Game (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Drugs, murders, robberies. In Turin, violence is an everyday fact of life, but a mysterious vigilante starts cleaning up the streets. In fact, the killer is a cop, Moretti, who went undercover to do the dirty work he couldn't do in cop's ...
Plot: police officer shot in the back, killed in police car, stabbed to death, shot in the chest, shot to death, shot in the shoulder, corrupt police, police officer, police officer shot in the chest, police officer shot, police officer shot in the head, police chase ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 188K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, captivity, female psychopath, isolation, psychopath, snow, manic, kidnapping, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, twists and turns, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: pets, vengeance, killing a dog, crimes, redemption, justice, murder, dog, small town, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Natural Enemies (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man hires hires five hookers to fulfill a final fantasy before killing himself and his family.
Plot: suicide, prostitute, bipolar disorder, magazine editor, murder of family, marriage, doctor, husband wife relationship, lesbianism, brother sister relationship, ends with death, adulterer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, self defense, family relations, small town, robbery, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 292
Border Cop (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Frank Cooper, a senior immigration police, remains a daily struggle against mafias operating between Mexico and the United States. Although it has a good standing with the poorest of Mexican towns near the border. Two are Leina and Benny, a couple ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, society, immigrants, adventure, misfit, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, dope, night, humanity, empathy ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 3K
Cherry Crush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A High school Photographer breaks his own rules and falls in love with his teenage model
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, dangerous attraction, high school life, crimes, love and romance, teenage life, golf, father son relationship, photographer, female nudity ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 388
Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, danger, friendship, friends, graphic violence, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 2K
Rampage (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after, when he ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, capital punishment, death sentence, courtroom drama, shot to death, law enforcement, chase, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, legal, mind game ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, lawyer, profanity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 396
Fires Within (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Cuban emigre, living in Miami and involved in an affair with the American seaman who rescued her and her daughter years earlier, must face her husband after he is unexpectedly released from a Cuban prison.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: political prisoner, family life, political unrest, love triangle, love and romance, politics, betrayal, immigrants, state affairs, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Place: miami, usa, florida, cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
State's Evidence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When 16 year old Scott Byers decided to bring a camcorder to school, none of his schoolmates ever imagined what was to come. Only Scott's five closest friends and followers have the insight on his master plan. He is on a quest for the ultimate ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, destructive relationship, voyeurism, teenage life, deadly, buddies, youth, sociopath, looking at the camera, loss of control, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sorry, Haters (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, danger, war on terror, rivalry, love and romance, post september 11 2001, injustice, immigrants, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%