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, 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, family drama, love and romance, family, male nudity, life philosophy, family bonds, sibling relationship, sports car ...
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, sexy and melancholic films with plots about family relations, parents and children, youth, dysfunctional family, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief) and siblings relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Cement Garden: Fat Girl (2001), Love Sick (2006), Olivier, Olivier (1992), Daniel and Ana (2009), Close My Eyes (1991). 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, sexy ...
Plot: virginity, rape victim, rapist, first time, fat girl, virgin, sexual abuse, coming of age, manipulation, innocence lost, underage sex, rape of a minor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
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92%
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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, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, love triangle, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, incest, lifestyle, gender, opposites attract, youth, gays and lesbians, student life ...
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, incest, missing child, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, crimes, strong sexual content, family life, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, france, paris france, europe
⇓ 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, tense ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forced sex, kidnapping, shame, obsession, sexual abuse, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, forbidden love, brother sister relationship, brother sister incest, taboo, marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, secret, husband wife relationship, lie, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, adultery, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, socialite, scandal, gay, love, crimes of passion, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, england, new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, teenage sex, erection, sexual relations, incest, masturbation, family relations, youth, coming of age, explicit sex, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: brother sister incest, mentally challenged, autism, coming of age, life is a bitch, children's home, orphan, kids in trouble, society, family relations, teenage boy, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
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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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, writer's life, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 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: serious, sexual, sexy, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, single parent, bus, coming of age, addiction, coping, siblings relations, parents and children, eccentric family, mentally challenged, couples, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: belgium, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 754
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, mountain, family relations, farm, incest, siblings relations, mentally challenged, family problems, teenage life, unwanted pregnancy ...
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 1990, year 1991
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 57K
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, fall in love, youth, innocence lost, adolescence, coming of age, party, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ 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, emotional, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, nun, terminal illness, parents and children, love and romance, isolation, forbidden love, family relations, youth, teenage life, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, couples, family life, family relations, sibling relationship, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, melancholic, 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, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, family problems, stepmother stepson relationship, investigation, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: incest, erection, destructive relationship, family relations, period piece, scientist, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, identity crisis, society, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family life, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, self discovery, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, mother daughter relationship, celebrity culture, introspection, society ...
⇓ 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, siblings relations, teenage life, human nature, love and romance, single parent, coming of age, erotica, school, pregnancy, incest ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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, dysfunctional family, human nature, siblings relations, couple relations, confined, parents and children, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ 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, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: child molester, incest, dysfunctional family, lawsuit, family relations, farm, tragedy, betrayal, father daughter incest, family, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 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, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, nanny, world war two, soldier, lifestyle, orphan, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
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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, teens
Plot: women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, mother daughter relationship, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, kids in trouble, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, countryside, family relations, ranch, teenage life, parents and children, youth, sister sister relationship, swimming, gender, coming of age, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, mother son incest, parents and children, adultery, dysfunctional family, coming of age, student, suburbs, couples, injury, neighborhood, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 247
Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, humorous
Plot: teenage life, family relations, kids in trouble, family in crisis, youth, family problems, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, dysfunctional family, babies and infants, siblings relations, parents and children, dealing with death, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, death in the family, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, usa, europe, antwerp, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%