Movies like American Gun 2002

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American Gun (2002)
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American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brilliant story with an unexpected twist. A father uses the serial number on a hand gun in an attempt to track down his daughter's killer. The truth he uncovers is an unsettling reminder of the dangers of keeping handguns. Stars the legendary James Coburn and the incredibly gifted Virginia Madsen. Written and directed by Alan Jacobs.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful, thought provoking, bleak, gloomy, realistic, stylized, twists and turns
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, amateur detective, track down, escapades, on the road, deadly, loss of daughter, child killer, world war two veteran, crimes, graphic violence, obsessive quest, chases and races, dealing with death, small town, assassin, gun, accidental death, accidental killing, armed robbery, woman kills a man, death of daughter, dead woman, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas

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Most similar movies to American Gun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, haunted by the past, couples, society and rivalry mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Gun: The Rebirth (2007), Another Silence (2011), Beautiful Boy (2010), 30 Miles (2004), A Kiss and a Promise (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Rebirth (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coincidence and the aftermath of violence. A man's middle-school daughter has been murdered. His wife is already deceased. He tells a counselor he wants to live in anonymity, working with his hands. He moves away and gets a job in a factory. ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, friendship, life is a bitch, small town, loss of daughter, forgiveness, friends, deadly, starting over, dealing with death, interview ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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95%
Another Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Canada, Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie is a Toronto police officer. One evening, her husband Joshua and their son Nicky are brutally murdered in their car. Marie quickly links Pablo Molina, an Argentinian drug trafficker who she'd arrested a few months earlier, with the crime. ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, manhunt, self discovery, track down, heroes, crimes, tragic hero, deadly, vengeance, revenge plot, death of son, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, argentina, bolivia, toronto ontario canada
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73%
Beautiful Boy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mass murder, grief, murder, death, college, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, death in the family, couple relations, parenting, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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61%
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30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: desert, mind game, deadly, murder, interracial relations, on the road, crimes, racism, racial relations, car driving, wedding, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Kiss and a Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a quiet Ontario town, a small Bed and Breakfast dwells with a perverse secret. David Beck, a closet sociopath, but seemingly normal man, runs the B & B with his wife Samantha, a fiery woman with masochistic tendencies. The harmony of the ...
Style: weird, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, police investigation, serial killer, under the surface, couple relations, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, secret, sociopath, masochist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Lost and Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After his young son goes missing, Lei (Andy Lau) begins a 14-year quest to find him.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: missing child, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, family problems, on the road, crimes, escapades, kidnapping, female director, search
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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 ...
Plot: school shooting, teenage life, social relations, haunted by the past, high school life, losing-it hero, youth, loneliness, social misfits, murder, high school, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Girl in the Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mother, enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her three-year old daughter 15 years ago, has cut herself off from her ex-husband and son. However, when a troubled young woman with a checkered past enters her life, old psychic wounds ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, older woman younger woman relationship, social misfits, family relations, isolation, misfit, loss of child, female protagonist, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All That Matters Is Past (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Reunited after years apart, childhood sweethearts William and Janne are forced to confront the dark secrets of their past-and the menacing presence of William's pathologically jealous brother — in this haunting story from celebrated Norwegian ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, romanticism
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, crimes, love and romance, danger, deadly, lovers reunited, lost love, childhood, female director, killing an animal, murder by stabbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Happy Here and Now (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, woman in danger, riddles and clues, investigation, amateur detective, mind game, crime, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Lying in Wait (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young bachelor Babee is looking after his dead mother's estate when married couple Keith and Vera move in. Babee becomes attracted to them by the beautiful Vera and the risk taking Keith. However at a party Vera crashes her car, putting Keith ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, deadly, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), estate, graphic violence, sexual content, hollywood, cons and scams, rivalry, neck breaking, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: murder, missing person, police officer, crimes, couple relations, murder suspect, deadly, disappearance, funeral, husband wife relationship, couples, search warrant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 761
Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, elderly, murder, rapist, parents and children, family relations, crimes, gender, society, estrangement, deadly, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Wrong Woman (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this fresh take on Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Wrong Man,” Ellen Plainview, a sweet, caring, working wife and mother, answers the door one afternoon to learn that she is under arrest for attempted murder.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal action, law enforcement, crimes, couple relations, couples, love affair, court case, female protagonist, society, deadly, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: murder, false accusation, righting the wronged, society, estrangement, church, religions or cults, mormon, uncover truth, oracle, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 736
Unforgivable (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged writer is looking for a quiet retreat; a slightly younger female estate agent gives him details of a house a close to Venice.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: suspicion of adultery, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, parents and children, missing person, crimes, amateur detective, family relations, family problems, dealing with death, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Winter in the Blood (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind groggy with alcohol and tormented by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He sets out to find her, but what he's really searching ...
Style: serious, contemplative, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsessive quest, introspection, self discovery, on the road, hung over, native american, twilight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 387
My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, fighting crime, rivalry, danger, uncover truth, murder, hitman, crimes, confined, race against time, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, family, estranged son, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, private detective, dishonesty, couples, family problems, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 893
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: neo noir, tense, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, redemption, social decay, emotionless, crimes, danger, corpse, child in peril, graphic violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.0
 693
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 3.8
 874
Toxic (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mental illness, mentally unstable, track down, violence spree, vengeance, sexual content, crimes, deadly, criminal's revenge, prostitute, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Laws of Deception (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A law student is seduced by a beautiful woman he doesn't know, and after a one night stand with her, his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. Years later, she returns and hires him as her lawyer to ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: murder, lawyer, legal action, witnessing a crime, investigation, crimes, obsessive quest, dishonesty, mystery, legal, orphan, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 319
After Image (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a clairvoyant who falls in love with a crime photographer. Soon, both become involved in the search for a pathological murderer.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, obsession, couples, disability, who done it, danger, crimes, deadly, mind game, mute or deaf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 508
Godspeed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joseph McKelheer and Cory Knauf (The Hamiltons, The Violent Kind) star in this intense thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard, a modern day faith healer with a small flock of believers, is stunned when his ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, death in the family, society, religions or cults, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, small town, crimes, grief, investigation, disorder, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.0
 293
End Game (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicious criminal Brad Mayfield takes pleasure in kidnapping, assault and murder. It is up to Officer Dan Burk to stop his lust for blood. The stakes of the game quickly rise when Burk becomes romantically involved with a beautiful woman who happens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, captivating
Plot: murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, rivalry, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, graphic violence, kidnapping, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, betrayal, love and romance, crimes, dishonesty, friendship, couple relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A convict is released from prison in a small town in New Mexico. 18 years ago he killed a deputy. The then-and-now sheriff seeks revenge.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, warden, parole officer, mexican american border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%