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Before and After (1996)
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Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense, sincere, light, intense, dramatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, murder, teen angst, courtroom drama, self discovery, family drama, parents and children, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, youth, family problems, family relations, social relations, life is a bitch, fugitives, crumbling marriage, investigation, introspection, chaos and mayhem, lawyer, family in crisis, small town life ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Before and After

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, police investigation and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Before and After: Brigham City (2001), Little Odessa (1994), City by the Sea (2002), Still of the Night (1982), Bubble (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, mystery, serial killer, crime, investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, social relations, special agents, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, california, usa
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95%
Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: gloomy, twists and turns, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, russian mafia, crime, infidelity, gangsters, parents and children, immigrants, brother, crimes, family problems, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family in crisis, homicide detective, drug addiction, estranged son, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Still of the Night (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, investigation, obsession, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, infidelity, mind game, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, love triangle, factory, working class, mystery, workplace romance, dull life, crimes, unfulfillment, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mystery, lawyer, false accusation, jury, lobbyist, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police corruption, amateur detective, female detective, child murder, mystery, psychopath, danger, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, emergency room, medical research, doctor, frame up, uncover truth, morgue, surgeon, british, murder, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, police station, false accusation, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, legal action, courtroom drama, fighting the system, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug lord, train, crime, drug dealing, ghetto, aids, police brutality, parents and children, urban, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, corruption, police, courtroom drama, crime, snitch, jury, gang, police investigation, legal action, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, sociopath, rape, gun, crime, gang, parents and children, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, crumbling marriage, older woman younger man relationship, dysfunctional family, vengeance, jealousy, single, age difference, ex husband, fishing, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Traitorous Prince (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, police investigation, family problems, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, divorce, amateur detective, investigation, kidnapping, parents and children, crime, child, dangerous, adoption, adoptive father, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maryland, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, courtroom drama, mystery, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police investigation, crime, gory, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, secret, violence, prostitute, mind game, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, police, political corruption, crime, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, prostitute, special unit ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: french noir, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, vengeance, mystery, investigation, repayment, femme fatale, small town, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, blindness and impaired vision ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, dedicated lawyer, vengeance, legal action, mission of murder, secret society, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, double life, crime, mind game, investigation, split personality, police investigation, strangulation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Della's friend is accused of murdering a rival fashion magazine editor.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, track down, mystery, private investigator, lawyer, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, investigation, betrayal, conspiracy, military, suicide, u.s. army, paranoia, father daughter relationship, bondage, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: clever, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, investigation, police investigation, small town, mystery, haunted by the past, crime, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
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Drowning Mona (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, suspect, suspicion, dysfunctional, dysfunctional family, death, crime, accident, mystery, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 127K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: missing person, small town, life is a bitch, family in crisis, poverty, girl, bail, family problems, family relations, down on your luck, social relations, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, blindness, murder, crime, investigation, mind game, killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, resort, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%