Movies like Chrystal

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Chrystal (2004)
 6.6
 2K
Chrystal (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: Lisa Blount)trying to redeem himself and work things out.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, haunted by the past, starting over, dysfunctional family, death in the family, homecoming, addiction, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, grief, redemption, crimes, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, family problems, couples, rehabilitation, dealing with death, white trash, missing child, sniper, suicidal, kitchen ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Chrystal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, dysfunctional family, parents and children and family in crisis mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Chrystal: Surrender, Dorothy (2006), Mainline (2006), Steel City (2006), Take (2007), Gun Hill Road (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, best friends, family problems, hopes, single parent, starting over, life is a bitch, orphan, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 721
Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, family relations, life is a bitch, hopes, rehabilitation, drug abuse, addiction, parents and children, couples, family problems, lovers apart ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.4
 532
Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family relations, family problems, youth, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.9
 1K
Take (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear, psychological
Plot: child in peril, death row, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, crimes, family problems, addiction, haunted by the past, death in the family, dysfunctional family, redemption, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, redemption, dysfunctional family, reunion, family problems, estrangement, crimes, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, death in the family, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, stillborn child, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, parents and children, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 975
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 4.0
 538
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment, society, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 1K
Normal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, incest overtones, adultery, alcohol abuse, obsession, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, death in the family, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family in crisis, disability, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, homecoming, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, working class, parents and children, family in crisis, society, lifestyle, family problems, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 691
Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, elderly, starting over, betrayal, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, europe, england, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: grief, gulf war, christmas, introspection, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, redemption, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 488
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, estrangement, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, meth lab, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Least Among Saints (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends — and one another’s last shot at redemption.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, escapades, family problems, redemption, orphan, boy, journey, crimes, danger, friends, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 809
Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, hopes, society, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, mental illness, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, introspection, human nature, family relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, love and romance, haunted by the past, grief, best friend, white male black female relationship, starting over, coping, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 174
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, racism, iraq war, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, homecoming, crimes, gang, society, family problems, war veteran, gulf war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, loss of child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, couple relations, law enforcement, life is a bitch, interrogation, police detective, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, deadly, losing-it hero, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 1K
The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, redemption, introspection, family problems, dysfunctional family, misfit, custody, parents and children, life is a bitch, addiction, disability, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 668
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, death in the family, introspection, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, father daughter relationship, overdose, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 352
Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, life is a bitch, estrangement, impossible love, love and romance, parents and children, family life, romance, couples, solace, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an adoring wife and mother is taken hostage during a robbery and brutally murdered.
Style: emotional, bleak, psychological, rough, sentimental ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, bittersweet, crime, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family life, human nature, family in crisis, heist, small town ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 279
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, hopes, rehabilitation, family problems, couples, love and romance, athlete's life, haunted by the past, introspection, addiction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, family problems, couples, hopes, love and romance, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 6K
Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, robbery, criminal, gang, friendship, haunted by the past, going straight, human nature, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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