Movies like The Cement Garden

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The Cement Garden (1993)
 7.1
 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, serious, realistic, talky, art house, compassionate, gloomy, contemplative, surreal ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, coming of age, siblings relations, family relations, puberty, teenage life, parents and children, youth, dealing with death, diary, fall in love, adolescence, sister sister relationship, beach, corpse, kite, brother sister sex, family drama, love and romance, family, male nudity, life philosophy, family bonds, sibling relationship ...
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 sexy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, incest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief) and youth mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Cement Garden: Fat Girl (2001), Love Sick (2006), Olivier, Olivier (1992), Daniel and Ana (2009), Savage Grace (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 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, sexy ...
Plot: virginity, first time, innocence lost, rape victim, rapist, virgin, fat girl, sexual abuse, underage sex, coming of age, manipulation, rape of a minor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france, rome italy, paris france
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92%
 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, sexy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, friendship, fall in love, love triangle, love and romance, student life, gender, opposites attract, gays and lesbians, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, incest, missing child, siblings relations, family life, missing person, family problems, strong sexual content, profanity, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, disturbing, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, forced sex, kidnapping, shame, obsession, family in crisis, sexual abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 11K
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, couple relations, scandal, socialite, love, crimes, family problems, crimes of passion ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 29K
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: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, teenage sex, erection, incest, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, masturbation, coming of age, youth, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 1K
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, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: brother sister incest, mentally challenged, autism, coming of age, life is a bitch, children's home, kids in trouble, orphan, society, family relations, teenage boy, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, family problems, writer's life, family in crisis, teachers and students, teenage life, innocence lost, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 80K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, odd, power relations, isolation, punishment, explicit sex, family relations, parents and children, eccentric family, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized
Plot: incest, forbidden love, brother sister relationship, brother sister incest, taboo, marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, husband wife relationship, secret, lie, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, high school, teenage life, family problems, youth, first sex, borderline personality disorder, mother daughter relationship, family relations, bus, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 531
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: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, single parent, bus, coming of age, addiction, family relations, make believe, couples, coping, isolation, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: belgium, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 927
Shameless (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In an incendiary story of love, desire, and betrayal between siblings, the rebellious young Tadek returns to sister Anka’s home in search of solace and affection. Bound together by a painful shared family history, brother and sister must find a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous sex, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, jealousy, racism, fight, forbidden love, incest, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 767
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: disturbing, realistic, serious, surreal
Plot: brother sister incest, forbidden love, mountain, family relations, farm, pregnancy, incest, sex with brother, siblings relations, mentally challenged, against the rules, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: switzerland, europe, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, pedophilia, small town, racism, coming of age, sexual abuse, neighbor, gulf war, child abuse, sexuality, generation gap, first love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prom, family relations, missing child, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family problems, coming of age, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, nun, isolation, forbidden love, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 58K
Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, fall in love, innocence lost, adolescence, coming of age, party, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: melancholic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, single parent, parents and children, first sex, teenage life, rebelliousness, innocence lost, island, virginity, sexual exploration, commune, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, stepmother stepson relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, contemplative, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, family relations, period piece, naturalist, scientist, sex with brother, siblings relations, fall in love, romance, love and romance ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 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, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, confined, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.3
 179
Anonymes (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Switzerland, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A teenager unwittingly reveals a terrible family secret to her new neighbors.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, self discovery, introspection, family relations, hopes, mother daughter relationship, society, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, girls' night
Plot: child molester, incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, lawsuit, father daughter incest, farm, tragedy, betrayal, family, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, art house, melancholic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, human nature, single parent, coming of age, erotica, school, pregnancy, sexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
 7.4
 18K
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: family relations, dysfunctional family, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, depression, parents and children, family problems, family tragedy, divorce, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 148
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.
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, incestuous sex, brother sister relationship, sex, insecurity, suicide, interrupted sex, doubt, female nudity, brother sister sex, skating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, couples, family problems, parents and children, celebrity culture, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 73
Urban Tale (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A boy and a girl wake up in bed one morning, naked. The children's mother died a few weeks earlier. Before she died she asked her children to find their birth father who left them when they were still babies. Their quest in search of their ...
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, obsessive quest, siblings relations, last wish, youth, escapades, teenage love, introspection, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%