Movies like The Dynamiter

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The Dynamiter (2011)
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The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep days and nights pass without her return and with older brother Lucas dangerously in their lives again, Robbie must face the fact that his dream of a family may only be a dream and he might just lose the only family he's ever had: Fess.
Style: atmospheric, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, feel good, gloomy
Plot: family relations, small town, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, coming of age, social relations, innocence lost, siblings relations, bittersweet, small town life, school, money, football player, party, teenage girl, african american, little boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, extramarital affair, brother brother relationship, black american, half brother half brother relationship, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa

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Most similar movies to The Dynamiter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about youth, family relations, coming of age, small town, parents and children, teenage life and society mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Dynamiter: Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Future Weather (2012), Swimmers (2005), Our Father (2002), Drunkboat (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: society, youth, family problems, social relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenager, party, girl, mother daughter relationship, drunkenness, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 532
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, dysfunctional family, teenage life, society, gain trust, family problems, bittersweet, life is a bitch, youth, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 440
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, youth, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, social relations, public health, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.6
 662
Our Father (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Chad, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two boys (Tamir & Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: against the odds, family relations, obsessive quest, young heroes, kids in trouble, missing person, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 681
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, haunted by the past, single parent, parents and children, youth, social relations, coming of age, teenage life, suburbs, self discovery, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, elderly, estrangement, parents and children, countryside, introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, life is a bitch, love and romance, starting over, hopes, youth, coming of age, rehabilitation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 568
Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, parents and children, teenage life, sexual abuse, small town, teenage girl, virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
 270
Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, family relations, small town, love affair, forbidden love, teenage life, couples, starting over, youth, love and romance, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, starting over, love and romance, small town life, couple relations, brother brother relationship, single parent, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 941
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, family in crisis, family problems, drug abuse, teenage life, working class, dysfunctional family, parents and children, single parent, youth, bus, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 26K
Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, rape victim, school, high school, teenage life, unsupportive friend, life is a bitch, youth, high school life, rape, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 3K
King Jack (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, small town, friendship, teenage life, youth, adventure, teenage boy, rivalry, crimes, friends, teenage crush, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.9
 350K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, stepsister stepsister relationship, childhood, bully, divorced parents, boy, marital problem, brother sister relationship, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2009, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 526
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: meth lab, family relations, redemption, estrangement, family problems, drug abuse, homecoming, addiction, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 573
Lebanon, Pa. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: americana, culture clash, family relations, pregnancy, love and romance, society, small town, road not taken, wooing, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 29K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, crush, teenage girl, coming of age, teenage sexuality, adolescence, high school life, unfulfillment, youth, high school student, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, self discovery, single parent, youth, boy, teenage boy, therapist, mother son relationship, coming of age, skater, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: serious, tense, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, bittersweet, parents and children, on the road, protecting from truth, crumbling marriage, siblings relations, under the surface, parents separation, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 3K
Black Irish (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, two brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole vies to make the state baseball ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: baseball, family relations, confession, youth, coming of age, parents and children, family life, teenage life, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 10K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, prophecy, family relations, murder, small town, aunt niece relationship, superstition, all black cast, incest, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: teenager, friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, family in crisis, haunted by the past, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 665
Convicts (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Texas writer Horton Foote's touching story set in 1902 features Robert Duvall as Sol, the hardened boss of a sugar plantation who unwittingly becomes a mentor to a young boy named Horace (Lukas Haas), who comes to Sol looking for a way to earn ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: farm, family relations, master and servant, hopes, society, orphan, youth, nothing goes right, coming of age, obsessive quest, friends, social relations ...
Time: 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 4K
Chop Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alejandro, a tough and ambitious Latino street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, young Alejandro struggles ...
Style: bleak, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: street kid, orphan, siblings relations, working class, kids in trouble, family relations, urban ghetto life, teenage life, brother sister relationship, teenage prostitution, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
George Washington (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the landscape of a rural southern town, "George Washington" is a stunning portrait of how a group of young kids come to grips with a hard world of choices and consequences. During an innocent game in an abandoned amusement park, a ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, meditative, lyrical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, redemption, youth, small town, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, society, hopes, social relations, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 639
Low Tide (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, working class, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth, realism, small town, life is a bitch, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 32K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, kids in trouble, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 2K
Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, brother brother relationship, hitchhiker, small town, bittersweet, family, kids in trouble, friends, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: oklahoma, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%