Movies like The Cement Garden

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The Cement Garden (1993)
 7.2
 4K
The Cement Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially self-sufficient and will be able to avoid being taken into care by the authorities. Unfortunately she also dies and Julie and Jack (the older, teenage children) decide to hide her body in the basement so that they can have free reign of their household. Soon Tom has taken to dressing as a girl whilst Sue has become increasingly reticent, confiding only to her diary, meanwhile Jack and Julie sense an attraction developing for each other. However Julie's new beau, Derek, threatens to unearth the many dark secrets within this family as he becomes increasingly suspicious of Jack.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, surreal, erotic, enigmatic, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, coming of age, siblings relations, beach, diary, puberty, kite, teenage life, youth, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, dealing with death, sports car, sibling relationship, adolescence, childhood, male nudity, loneliness, car, food, kitchen, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: england

Most similar movies to The Cement Garden

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and melancholic films with plots about family relations, incest, parents and children, dysfunctional family, sex, youth and relationships mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Cement Garden: Alpine Fire (1985), Savage Grace (2007), Murmur of the Heart (1971), The War Zone (1999), Nenette and Boni (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Alpine Fire (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him. In his work, he can become frustrated, so when he throws ...
Style: realistic, serious, surreal, disturbing
Plot: forbidden love, farm, pregnancy, incest, siblings relations, mentally challenged, family problems, teenage life, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, youth, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps
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100%
 5.9
 10K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, murder, adultery, gay, sexual relations, couple relations, scandal, socialite, love, family in crisis, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, humorous, clever ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, coming of age, siblings relations, jazz, teenage life, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, mother son relationship, boy scout, adultery ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 9K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, father daughter incest, teenager, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, small town, innocence lost, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, school, dysfunctional family, obsession, siblings relations, love and romance, dealing with death, parents and children, introspection, society, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 995
The Devils (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Les Diables (The Devils) chronicles the struggle of an autistic girl and her brother trying to survive without their parents.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: brother sister incest, coming of age, mentally challenged, eating disorder, incest, children's home, autism, orphan, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 9K
Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: sexual, bleak, disturbing, tense, psychological ...
Plot: rapist, virginity, coming of age, sexual abuse, rape, underage sex, innocence lost, vengeance, dysfunctional family, society, twentysomething life, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 27K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, strong sexual content, erection, masturbation, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, youth, innocence lost, tennis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.3
 525
Rosie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a juvenile lockup, a new ward answers questions: she's Rosie, 13, no parents, a sister Irene, a brother Michel. In flashbacks we find out what happened. She lives with Irene, who's 27, whom Rosie knows is in fact her mother, but ...
Style: realistic, sexual, serious, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: gambling, single parent, bus, coming of age, addiction, coping, mentally challenged, teenage life, couples, eccentric family, unemployment, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: belgium, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, island, virginity, runaway, coming of age, single parent, environmentalism, commune, illness, scythe, diabetic, peeping tom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Close My Eyes (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie. Now married, the relationship proves dangerously obsessional.
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forbidden love, wheelchair, marriage, brother sister relationship, wealth, river thames, siblings relations, destructive relationship, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 3K
Love Sick (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, touching ...
Plot: incest, romance, gays and lesbians, friendship, university, couples, lifestyle, gender, student life, experimenting, fall in love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: incest, missing child, family relations, memory loss, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, dysfunctional family, missing person, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond ...
Style: psychological, dark humor, offbeat, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, youth, high school, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, human nature, investigation, anniversary, family life, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, parents and children, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Angels and Insects (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Victorian England, wealthy patriarch Sir Harald Alabaster invites an impoverished biologist, William Adamson, into his home. There, William tries to continue his work, but is distracted by Alabaster's seductive daughter, Eugenia. William and ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, period piece, scientist, siblings relations, family relations, sea disaster, identity crisis, society, dangerous animal, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Burn the Bridges (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the world and wishes she could be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother ...
Style: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: brother sister incest, nun, parents and children, dealing with death, unfulfillment, sexual relations, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 28K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems, fall in love, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.4
 1K
Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, obsession, family relations, lake or river, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, village life, siblings relations, sexual relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, sexual abuse, parents and children, vengeance, investigation, haunted by the past, deadly, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.0
 15K
The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, lesbian, terminal illness, desire, sister sister relationship, travel, sex, rage, incest, dysfunctional family, redemption, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 2K
Stepfather (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Rémi is a man trapped in a deteriorating marriage. When his wife is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, Rémi is left with his stepdaughter, Marion, who chooses to stay with him rather than live with her birth father. After the initial shock ...
Style: psychological, sexy, gloomy, talky, realistic ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, parents and children, couples, romance, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 8K
Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Plot: mouse, drowning, canal, neighbor, coming of age, realism, youth, dysfunctional family, misfit, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Dark Side of Love (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The sexual relationship between a successful woman and her brother, an introvert, hypochondriacal youth, who is also a pornophile.
Plot: brother sister incest, sex, voyeur, isolation, incest, incestuous sex, fashion, sibling relationship, hypochondriac, masturbation, labia, jealousy ...
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: poetry, writer's life, teachers and students, parents and children, innocence lost, teenage life, family problems, power relations, family relations, youth, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, superstition, tavern, all black cast, menstruation, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 128
Rieke's Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young figure-skater becomes jealous when her brother, also a young figure-skater, falls for another young female figure-skater. She thought she was all that he needs.
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, skating, incestuous sex, interrupted sex, insecurity, sex, female nudity, suicide, brother sister relationship, professional sports, doubt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, love, prostitute, introspection, parents and children, youth, family relations, human nature, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.9
 6K
The Promise (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Tunisia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this acclaimed and gripping social portrait of immoral lives in need of rescue, Igor (Jérémie Renier), aged 15, and his father Roger (Olivier Gourmet) deal in housing and peddling illicit labor in the outlying districts of Liege, Belgium. ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, tense, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, smuggling, family relations, death in the family, family problems, realism, teenage life, life is a bitch, babies and infants ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, europe, antwerp, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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