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: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: small town, teenage life, youth, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, small town life, coming of age, siblings relations, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional character, social relations, dog, prison, dancing, school, mental breakdown, american football, party, money, fishing, food, magician, truck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, youth, father son relationship, mother son relationship, drinking, kiss and teenage boy mostly in Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Dynamiter: Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Our Father (2002), King Jack (2015), Down in the Delta (1998), Palo Alto (2013). 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: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, death in the family, society, social relations, unfulfillment, 13 year old, blood, alcohol, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 501
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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: boarding school, small town, innocence lost, coming of age, estrangement, missing person, family problems, small town life, obsessive quest, teenage life, social relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 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: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, teenage boy, teenage life, friends, youth, rivalry, crimes, adventure, juvenile delinquency, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, youth, coming of age, family relations, working class, americana, parents and children, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional character, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.2
 25K
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, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: small town, stripper, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, social relations, family relations, human nature, young lovers, lifestyle, introspection, society ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 232
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: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: chase, coming of age, small town, prostitute, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, suburban life, family relations, kids in trouble, forbidden love, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: train, parents and children, social misfits, hopes, missing child, misfit, urban, teenage life, mentally challenged, family relations, youth, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, year 1984
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 8K
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, superstition, tavern, all black cast, menstruation, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, starting over, small town life, couple relations, love and romance, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 28K
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, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems, fall in love, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 515
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, sincere, serious, atmospheric
Plot: farm, family relations, social relations, friends, orphan, obsessive quest, small town life, small town, youth, culture clash, coming of age, society ...
Time: 1900s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: stylized, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, coming of age, redemption, youth, friendship, society, friends, kids in trouble, social relations, hopes, life is a bitch, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, touching, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, innocence lost, human nature, teenage life, siblings relations, dealing with death, in the woods, haunted by the past, family relations, friendship between boys ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.9
 313K
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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, parenting, divorced parents, boy, high school, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family problems, going straight, anorexia, addiction, wealthy family, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 505
Arcadia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: coming of age, road trip, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, protecting from truth, family relations, youth, on the road, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, single father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, missouri, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 775
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: gloomy, touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: bus, rivalry, drug abuse, single parent, youth, isolation, small town life, family problems, teenage life, small town, vengeance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 920
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, redemption, prison, pregnancy, release from prison, couples, love affair, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, disability, family relations, redemption, teenage life, family problems, family reunited, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, italy, berlin germany, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 2K
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, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: baseball, confession, family relations, parents and children, youth, coming of age, family life, teenage life, brother brother relationship, teenage boy, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Marion Bridge (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: homecoming, dysfunctional family, small town, alcoholic, small town life, family life, family problems, eccentric family, death in the family, couples, estrangement, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to school. His wife, Georgette, and young daughter unexpectedly ...
Style: serious, sincere, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, small town, convict, parole, singer, prison, life is a bitch, estrangement, family problems, small town life, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 97
Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: desert, on the road, factory, estrangement, family in crisis, love and romance, hopes, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, unfulfillment, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: gloomy, rough, touching, bleak, serious ...
Plot: survival, school, eviction, showbiz, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, suburban life, urban ghetto life, parents and children, corporate crimes, working class ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, touching, sentimental, realistic, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, family relations, single parent, youth, teenage boy, therapist, boy, mother son relationship, coming of age, hamster, punch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 17K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, tense, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, innocence lost, americana, housekeeper, rancher, ranch, redemption, small town life, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, social misfits, shyness, adolescence, friends, coping, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: small town, vandalism, pregnancy, arson, vietnam war, parents and children, couple relations, goodhearted, babies and infants, siblings relations, human nature, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, usa, vietnam, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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