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, emotional and touching films with plots about family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, dysfunctional family, redemption and parents and children mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Chrystal: Surrender, Dorothy (2006), Take (2007), Gun Hill Road (2011), A Long Way Home (2003), Open Window (2006). 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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, best friends, dysfunctional family, tragic love, family problems, haunted by the past, starting over, orphan, single parent, couples, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, addiction, gambling, redemption, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, realistic, serious, emotional, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, family problems, reunion, redemption, dysfunctional family, crimes, estrangement, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.1
 970
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, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: incest overtones, stepmother stepson relationship, adultery, alcohol abuse, obsession, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family life, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, family relations, family problems, disability, dysfunctional family, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, couple relations, homecoming, unsupportive spouse, abusive father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 687
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: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, introspection, homecoming, family problems, family life, hopes, elderly, human nature, starting over, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: grief, gulf war, christmas, introspection, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, emotional, touching, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, escapades, family problems, redemption, orphan, boy, journey, crimes, danger, drugs/alcohol, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 798
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: starting over, redemption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, estrangement, society, human nature, hopes, parents and children, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 513
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: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, touching ...
Plot: tattoo, busboy, blue collar, police, family life, family problems, society, introspection, siblings relations, teenage life, couples, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, starting over, marriage, coping, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, society, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, loss of child, couple relations, life is a bitch, law enforcement, police detective, interrogation, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 169
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, crimes, homecoming, haunted by the past, urban ghetto, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, losing-it hero, deadly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 655
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, death in the family, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, hopes, estrangement, father daughter relationship, dealing with death, youth, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, psychological, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, addiction, estrangement, death in the family, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: introspection, friendship, redemption, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, elderly, disability, custody ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: psychological, rough, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, crime, heist, crimes, family in crisis, family life, death in the family, small town life, bittersweet, life turned upside down, human nature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: psychological, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: kidnapping, gambling, family relations, billiards, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, hopes, family problems, estrangement, going straight, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, going straight, addiction, crimes, hopes, drug abuse, crime, life is a bitch, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Beautiful Boy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: grief, murder, death, college, parenting, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, death in the family, mass murder, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family life, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, homecoming, road not taken, miraculous event, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, criminal, robbery, gang, friendship, going straight, haunted by the past, deadly, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Adam: His Song Continues (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Follows the true story of John and Reve Walsh who, after their child was murdered, fought to raise national awareness of the problem of missing children.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: missing person, missing child, haunted by the past, child in peril, society, death in the family, family problems, kidnapping, crimes, obsessive quest, crime, dealing with death
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, mental institution, drug abuse, family problems, mentally unstable, addiction, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 708
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: gloomy, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, lovers apart, family relations, wedding, drug abuse, couples, family problems, strong female presence, hopes, redemption, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 37K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, family in crisis, jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, small town, age difference, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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