Most Similar Movies to The Color Purple (1985)


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Incendies (2010), Precious (2009), Once Were Warriors (1994), Mysterious Skin (2004), Dolores Claiborne (1995), Dogtooth (2009), Brimstone (2016) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

Incendies (2010)

Incendies (2010)

8.3/10 War, Drama, Mystery

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

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Precious (2009)

Precious (2009)

7.3/10 Drama

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

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Once Were Warriors (1994)

Once Were Warriors (1994)

7.9/10 Drama, Crime

A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

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Mysterious Skin (2004)

Mysterious Skin (2004)

7.6/10 Drama

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

7.4/10 Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.

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Dogtooth (2009)

Dogtooth (2009)

7.3/10 Thriller, Drama

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

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Brimstone (2016)

Brimstone (2016)

7.1/10 Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

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The Girl Next Door (2007)

The Girl Next Door (2007)

6.6/10 Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

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Right at Your Door (2006)

Right at Your Door (2006)

6.1/10 Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction

A dirty bomb goes off in Los Angeles, jamming freeways and spreading a toxic cloud.

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Sleepers (1996)

Sleepers (1996)

7.6/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, they get their chance for revenge.

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The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower (2010)

7.1/10 Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal.

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A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

6.9/10 Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

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Mine (2016)

Mine (2016)

5.9/10 Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

After a failed assassination attempt, a United States Marine finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical tolls of the treacherous conditions.

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Short Term 12 (2013)

Short Term 12 (2013)

8.0/10 Drama

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

7.8/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

7.8/10 Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

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Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

7.8/10 Drama, Crime

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

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Dear Frankie (2004)

Dear Frankie (2004)

7.7/10 Romance, Drama

After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.

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Happiness (1998)

Happiness (1998)

7.7/10 Comedy, Drama

The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

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Straw Dogs (1971)

Straw Dogs (1971)

7.5/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

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I Stand Alone (1998)

I Stand Alone (1998)

7.4/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime

A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

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