Movies like The Cement Garden

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The Cement Garden (1993)
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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, serious, realistic, talky, art house, compassionate, gloomy, surreal, erotic ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, siblings relations, coming of age, puberty, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, youth, dealing with death, diary, adolescence, male nudity, sister sister relationship, beach, kite, family drama, love and romance, fall in love, family, life philosophy, family bonds, sports car, sibling relationship, natural disaster ...
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, disturbing and melancholic films with plots about family relations, parents and children, incest, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, youth and male nudity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Cement Garden: Fat Girl (2001), Rosie (1998), The Devils (2002), Alpine Fire (1985), Savage Grace (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: rapist, rape victim, sexual abuse, virginity, coming of age, first time, innocence lost, rape of a minor, vengeance, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
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100%
 6.8
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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, serious, sexual, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: gambling, single parent, bus, coming of age, addiction, coping, love and romance, siblings relations, unemployment, couples, mentally challenged, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: belgium, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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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: disturbing, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: brother sister incest, mentally challenged, coming of age, incest, autism, life is a bitch, children's home, society, kids in trouble, orphan, family relations, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 732
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: brother sister incest, forbidden love, pregnancy, farm, incest, siblings relations, mentally challenged, misfit, family problems, unwanted pregnancy, against the rules, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 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, mother son incest, adultery, murder, sexual relations, gay, couple relations, scandal, socialite, love, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 50s ...
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, sentimental, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, mother son relationship, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, sexuality, siblings relations, sexual initiation, love ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, school, pregnancy, pregnant woman nude, dysfunctional family, obsession, youth, single parent, dealing with death, love and romance, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: survival, dysfunctional family, first sex, high school, teenage life, youth, family problems, borderline personality disorder, mother daughter relationship, bus, family relations, urban ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 28K
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, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, incest, underage sex, erection, sexual relations, teenage sex, youth, teenage life, family relations, dysfunctional family, masturbation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 9K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family relations, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 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, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, love and romance, fall in love, friendship, love triangle, lifestyle, gender, opposites attract, youth, gays and lesbians, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, island, virginity, commune, coming of age, single parent, diabetic, illness, isolation, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, sexual exploration ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, emotional, touching, sexual, realistic
Plot: brother sister incest, nun, incest, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, isolation, youth, forbidden love, gender, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, siblings relations, investigation, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, psychological, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, missing child, family relations, strong sexual content, family life, family problems, siblings relations, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, psychological, serious, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, anniversary, cafe, couples, family problems, family life, family relations, human nature, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, stylized
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forbidden love, taboo, marriage, brother sister relationship, dishonesty, couple relations, lie, husband wife relationship, secret, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, human nature, mad, couples, estrangement, self destructing, in-laws, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Daniel and Ana (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Being kidnapped shatters a brother and sister's harmony, forcing them to confront their desires.
Style: gloomy, touching, disturbing, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, kidnapping, obsession, shame, life is a bitch, siblings relations, family in crisis, crimes, family relations, youth, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, dysfunctional family, adultery, student, parents and children, couples, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, parents and children, family problems, family relations, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, incest, lawsuit, child molestation, farm, father daughter incest, incest rape, child molester, betrayal, vengeance, family, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 11K
Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, compassionate, enigmatic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pedophilia, small town, child abuse, racism, coming of age, sexual abuse, neighbor, gulf war, sexuality, generation gap, first love, sexual exploration ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.8
 7K
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: realistic, sincere, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, smuggling, death in the family, innocence lost, family problems, realism, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, los angeles, antwerp, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 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, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: family relations, love and romance, poetry, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, parents and children, innocence lost, family problems, power relations, youth, teenage life, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, period piece, scientist, siblings relations, identity crisis, couples, sea disaster, family relations, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 16K
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, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, lesbian, terminal illness, rage, travel, sister sister relationship, desire, sex, incest, dysfunctional family, couples, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 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, disturbing, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women's prison, teenage life, coming of age, murder, mother daughter relationship, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, fall in love, family problems, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 71K
Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, isolation, odd, power relations, perversion, punishment, domestic violence, parents and children, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 1K
Shell (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Abandoned by her mother when she was a child, Shell has stayed to take care of her dying father but now feels trapped within the beautiful but desolate landscape that surrounds her. With only her routine of running the decaying petrol station, ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, touching, stylized ...
Plot: gas station, father daughter incest, incest, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, youth, single parent, countryside, estrangement, solitude, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%