Movies like The Dynamiter

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The Dynamiter
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, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, small town, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town life, teenage life, youth, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, social relations, dysfunctional character, cornfield, social services, wading in water, chore, prison visitation, lawn mower, garbage bag, abandoned by mother, field, police siren, mail, washing dishes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa
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Olive Kitteridge
Drama
USA
239 min.
 8.3
Nobody Knows
Drama
Japan
141 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to The Dynamiter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about youth, family relations, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, small town and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Dynamiter: Our Father (2002), Bluebird (2013), Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013), Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Pandora's Box (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Our Father
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, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: young heroes, small town, coming of age, boarding school, obsessive quest, innocence lost, parents and children, family in crisis, missing person, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
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Bluebird
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: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: parents and children, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, small town, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, social relations, single parent, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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System:   86%
    User:   93%
 
Hide Your Smiling Faces
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: dealing with death, innocence lost, coming of age, in the woods, siblings relations, haunted by the past, teenage life, friendship, youth, family relations, human nature, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   82%
    User:   82%
 
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Songs My Brothers Taught Me
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, unfulfillment, social relations, death of father, fire, horse, rodeo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
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System:   73%
    User:   87%
 
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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, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: golden years, countryside, aging, small town, self discovery, urban, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, elderly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Little Birds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: friends, best friends, drugs/alcohol, friendship, adventure, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, teenage life, urban, coming of age, youth, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Arcadia
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, realistic, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: on the road, innocence lost, parents and children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, family problems, road trip, family relations, siblings relations, single father, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, missouri, oklahoma, california
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System:   62%
    User:   54%
 
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Steal Me
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, small town, love affair, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, midlife crisis, teenage life, kids in trouble, love and romance, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
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System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
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Everwood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: small town, starting over, parents and children, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family life, doctor, hopes, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
Thursday Till Sunday
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, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: innocence lost, on the road, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
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System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
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Future Weather
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, teachers and students, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, power relations, alcohol abuse, when the parents are away, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
 6.2
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Admissions
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A gifted high-school student flubs her college admissions interviews for the most unexpected reasons in this independent coming-of-age drama. Cynical, world-weary Evie is more interested in taking care of her family than getting into the Ivy League ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, coming of age, family life, youth, family relations, mentally challenged, human nature, family problems, high school, bird ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, harvard university, yale university
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System:   53%
    User:   51%
 
 6.2
 24K
Palo Alto
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, small town, drugs, teenagers, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, adolescence, coming-of-age, drinking, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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    User:   50%
 
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Putty Hill
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
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Eve's Bayou
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: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, coming of age, incest, father daughter relationship, adultery, storytelling, memory, redemption, uncover truth, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.3
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Speak
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: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, mute, rape, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
Mom at Sixteen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parents and children, high school life, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, adoption, coming of age, youth, family relations, social relations, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
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Cook County
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
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Chop Shop
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: serious, touching, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, urban ghetto, siblings relations, working class, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, society, youth, family relations, teenage life, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
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The Turning
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, postmodernism, small town, introspection, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, homecoming, small town life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
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Tully
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, serious, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, young lovers, single father, family drama, relationships, crumbling marriage, romance, drinking, loneliness, opposites attract ...
Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
The Diary of Preston Plummer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: young lovers, island, fall in love, romance, small town, love affair, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, small town life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
 6.4
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Angela
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: single parent, small town, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, mental illness, parents and children, siblings relations, pregnancy, family in crisis, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
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Olive Kitteridge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, depression, tragedy, loneliness, life, small town life, sarcasm, relationships, mental illness, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, california, maine
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System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 6.3
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The Wise Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: coming of age, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, christian, society, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
Marion Bridge
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rehabilitation, human nature, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, death in the family, alcoholic, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, nova scotia
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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Little Glory
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, siblings relations, custody, small town, rivalry, youth, family problems, family relations, family life, teenage life, orphan, brother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
Yelling to the Sky
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, teenage life, coming of age, family life, hopes, youth, counselor, alcoholic, car, depression, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 

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The Kid with a Bike
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, gloomy, serious, enigmatic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, father son relationship, kids in trouble, loneliness, realism, adolescence, dysfunctional family, mentor, life is a bitch, runaway, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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System:   39%
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Low Tide
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: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: realism, single parent, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
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