Movies to Watch If You Like Joe (1970)

Movies like Joe (1970).

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Arbitrage (2012)

Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

New York City hedge fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) manages a fund with his daughter Brooke (Brit Marling) and is about to sell it for a handsome profit.
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Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames
Duration: 2h 1mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

In Manhattan during the early 1990s, Frank Pierce is a burned-out hospital paramedic who works the graveyard shift in a two-man ambulance team with various partners.
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Suburbia (1983)

Starring: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay, Timothy O'Brien
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

A hitchhiking teenage runaway, Sheila, is picked up on Interstate 605 in the Greater Los Angeles Area by a woman with a toddler.
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Another Day in Paradise (1998)

Starring: James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

A vending machine robbery by small-time thief and drug addict Bobbie goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel to patch him up.
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City Hall (1996)

Starring: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

A young boy dies from a stray bullet during a shootout between a cop and mob family member who had previously been supiciously given probabtion, only to break its terms.
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright
Duration: 1h 50mins
Genres: Drama

In New York City, Helen returns to the apartment she shares with her boyfriend, Marco, after enduring an unhygienic and inept abortion.
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A Dry White Season (1989)

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

In 1976, in South Africa during apartheid, Ben Du Toit (Donald Sutherland) is a South African school teacher at a school for whites only.
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Fierce People (2005)

Starring: Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin, Chris Evans
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Trapped in his drug-dependent mother's apartment, 16-year-old Finn Earl (Anton Yelchin) wants nothing more than to escape New York City.
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Peacock (2010)

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Susan Sarandon, Josh Lucas
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

John Skillpa (Cillian Murphy), a quiet bank clerk living alone in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life in order to hide his secret: He has dissociative identity disorder, the implied result of childhood trauma inflicted by his abusive mother.
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Red (2008)

Starring: Brian Cox, Noel Fisher, Kyle Gallner, Shiloh Fernandez
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Avery "Ave" Ludlow, a storekeeper, has a dog named Red, a gift for his 50th birthday from his late wife, Mary.
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Edmond (2005)

Starring: William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Joe Mantegna, Frances Bay
Duration: 1h 22mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Edmond Burke is a middle-aged New York City businessman who visits a tarot fortune teller on the way home.
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei
Duration: 1h 57mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Note: The story is explained here in its chronological order, rather than as it is presented in the film.
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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

Starring: Monica Keena, Ellen Barkin, Michael Ironside, Vincent Kartheiser
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Roseanne (Monica Keena) is outwardly a perfect and popular teen, who suffers from a dysfunctional home life.
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The Crossing Guard (1995)

Starring: Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston, Robin Wright
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Freddy Gale (Nicholson) has been tormented for the five years following the death of his daughter Emily.
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Keys to Tulsa (1997)

Starring: Eric Stoltz, James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Joanna Going
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

The story revolves around a perpetual loser and slacker named Richter Boudreau (Eric Stoltz).
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Mean Streets (1973)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Charlie, a young Italian-American man in New York's Little Italy, is hampered by his feeling of responsibility towards his reckless younger friend Johnny Boy, a small-time gambler and ne'er-do-well who refuses to work and owes money to many loan sharks.
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Changing Lanes (2002)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

In New York City, a middle-aged black insurance salesman named Doyle Gipson is a recovering alcoholic who is attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to stay sober.
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Empire (2002)

Starring: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Vincent Laresca
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Victor "Vic" Rosa (Leguizamo) is a drug dealer in New York City who sells a specific brand of heroin called "Empire".
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Shotgun Stories (2007)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Douglas Ligon, Barlow Jacobs, Michael Abbott Jr.
Duration: 1h 32mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Shotgun Stories is a 2007 drama film about a feud between two sets of half-brothers following the death of their father in rural Arkansas.
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Twilight (1998)

Starring: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Aging private detective Harry Ross, an ex-cop, is working on a case to return 17-year-old runaway Mel Ames to her parents' home.
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