Movies like Eve's Bayou

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Eve's Bayou (1997)
 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 knowing that he is observed by his youngest idealistic daughter Eve, who is there by accident. Eve can not forget the incident which is traumatic for her naiveté, and shares a secret with older sister Cisely. Lies start to roll...
Style: thought provoking, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic, enigmatic, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, murder, small town, all black cast, curse, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, superstition, tavern, coming of age, youth, family relations, parents and children, family problems, society, couples, small town life, dishonesty, uncover truth, social relations, parent child relationship, sibling relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa

Most similar movies to Eve's Bayou

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about storytelling, family relations, parents and children, dialogue, mentor, death and relationships mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Eve's Bayou: August: Osage County (2013), The Shipping News (2001), The United States of Leland (2003), Nine Lives (2005), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: talky, emotional, dark humor, touching, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, poet, family secret, death in the family, humiliation, eccentric family, engaged, siblings relations, overbearing parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, small town, haunted by the past, single parent, starting over, adultery, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, family relations, romance, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, jealousy, robbery, stabbing, theft, addiction, loss of sibling, artists and showbiz, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, phoenix arizona, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, abortion, infidelity, dysfunctional family, hanging, lovers reunited, introspection, human nature, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, innocence lost, corporal punishment, coming of age, family in crisis, couple relations, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 9K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, teenager, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, innocence lost, siblings relations, family relations, life is a bitch, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, human nature, hopes, family relations, siblings relations, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, friendship, stripper, coming of age, dysfunctional family, hopes, social relations, human nature, introspection, society, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, sincere ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, single parent, youth, drug abuse, working class, americana, alcohol abuse, human nature, society, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, alabama, atlanta georgia, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, gloomy, talky, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, lawsuit, farm, betrayal, vengeance, family, tragedy, siblings relations, infidelity, legal, terminal illness, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, emotional, thought provoking, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, self discovery, coming of age, social relations, youth, disability, society, family life, small town life, family problems, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: realistic, touching, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, loss of son, hospital, vengeance, family in crisis, haunted by the past, death in the family, suburbs, family problems, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.7
 8K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, friendship, destiny, family problems, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, sexual abuse, parents and children, vengeance, investigation, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, siblings relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, culture clash, reconciliation, infidelity, eviction, city life, parents and children, latinos, family relations, immigrants, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, family relations, goodhearted, on the run, parents and children, couple relations, babies and infants, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, vietnam, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: bleak, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, redemption, betrayal, lawyer, bus, artist, drowning, incest, loss of child, lawsuit, snow, car accident ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, americana, innocence lost, rancher, ranch, housekeeper, redemption, family problems, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: train, coma, dysfunctional family, dedicated lawyer, suburbs, small town life, family problems, couples, family life, small town, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, coming of age, friendship, african american, haunted by the past, domestic violence, civil rights, teenage life, small town, solace, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 8K
September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family relations, couple relations, friends, siblings relations, family gatherings, couples, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, clever, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, insurance, hit and run, human nature, love affair, dishonesty, couples, addiction, understanding, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, obesity, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.9
 10K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, murder, gay, sexual relations, adultery, couple relations, socialite, scandal, love, family problems, crimes of passion, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, social relations, society, hopes, life is a bitch, friends, kids in trouble, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, introspection, starting over, couple relations, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, ohio, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, journal, family problems, unfulfillment, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, homecoming, death of parent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 51K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, neighbor, thanksgiving, mate swapping, innocence lost, coming of age, swinger, guilt, infidelity, promiscuity, marijuana, storm ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.8
 9K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: drowning, small town, poacher, suicide, alibi, humiliation, coming of age, innocence lost, obsession, dysfunctional family, village, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: farm, small town, friendship, racism, widow, redemption, family in crisis, down on your luck, hopes, family relations, dealing with death, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%