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Fierce People (2005)
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Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, erotic, art house, clever, suspense, biting
Plot: single mother, addiction, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, social differences, summer, life is a bitch, sex scene, teenage boy, money, billionaire, coming of age, teenage sex, pregnancy, female nudity, teenage girl, curse, butler, rape victim, caught having sex, teenager, making love, sex crime, rich ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and suspenseful films with plots about youth, family relations, parents and children, father son relationship, murder, society and coming of age mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Fierce People: Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000), The Day of the Locust (1975), A Dry White Season (1989), Around the Fire (1998), Thirteen (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, murder, high school, dysfunctional family, guilt, obsession, suburbs, sexualized violence, friendship, americana, crime and punishment, court ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
Style: disturbing, cerebral, sexy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: female nudity, hollywood, great depression, satire, filmmaking, movie business, surrealism, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, casting couch, lust, prostitute ...
Time: 1930s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: thought provoking, talky, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, lawyer, fighting the system, legal, society, rebellion, crimes, injustice, discrimination, courtroom, interracial relations, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Around the Fire (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Simon is an intelligent and privileged young man whose family expects him to become a Princeton graduate. Crying out for attention from his reserved and cool hearted family, Simon commits numerous petty crimes and is soon sent away to boarding ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, society, friends, parents and children, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.8
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, underage drinking, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, friendship, addiction, drug addiction, friends, mother daughter relationship, marijuana, kids in trouble, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 997
On the Ice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, grief, death, family relations, buddies, youth, parents and children, society, crimes, village, accidental death, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Firstborn (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, drug addiction, teenager, domestic violence, brother brother relationship, emotional abuse, abusive boyfriend, little brother, killer, chase, single parent, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 9K
Undertow (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: harsh, suspenseful, suspense, depressing, intense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, murder, brutality, tragedy, juvenile delinquency, farm, lifestyle, parents and children, brother brother relationship, homelessness, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, nebraska, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 3K
Joe (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, disturbing, stylized, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, friendship, hospital, violence, orgy, hippie, working class, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, female nudity, advertising executive ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 644
Bright Angel (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Road-movie from Montana to Wyoming. A gullible, innocent young man (Mulroney) assists a versatile girl (Taylor) on her long quest to get her brother out of jail.
Style: road movie, serious, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: crimes, destructive relationship, on the road, family problems, jail, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, brother, skinny dipping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 3K
American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, family problems, teenage life, americana, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 551
Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, coming of age, family relations, teenage love, parents and children, self discovery, family life, family in crisis, teenage life, unfulfillment, gender, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 997
Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, lifestyle, society, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
State's Evidence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When 16 year old Scott Byers decided to bring a camcorder to school, none of his schoolmates ever imagined what was to come. Only Scott's five closest friends and followers have the insight on his master plan. He is on a quest for the ultimate ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, youth, buddies, voyeurism, teenage life, destructive relationship, school shooting, sociopath, suicide, loss of control, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 263
Speed of Life (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drew (Scott Caan) must care for his father, a former professor who can now barely communicate due to Alzheimer. Depressed and struggling to make ends meet, an old buddy tries to get him to become a pusher. He gets further drawn in by a new and ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, mental illness, parents and children, downfall, parent child relationship, drug use, drug dealer, life turned upside down, family relations, destructive relationship, adolescence vs adulthood, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, los angeles, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Black Circle Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man moves to a new town after experiencing a tragedy and becomes involved with a gang of Satan-worshipping teens who believe they have supernatural powers. But by the time he realises he’s in too deep, it may be too late to escape.
Style: gothic, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: heavy metal culture, gang, occult, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, leadership, social decay, society, youth, teenage life, friendship, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 6K
Hellion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother Wes with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: motocross, youth, brother brother relationship, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, death of mother, social worker, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 7K
The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, incestuous sex, redemption, hypocrisy, confession, murder, haunted by the past, society, clergy, family problems, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: austin texas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 792
Flocking (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a teenage girl reports a rape, her village ostracizes her and her family.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: youth, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, society, life turned upside down, village, social relations, mother daughter relationship, friendship, young love, child's point of view ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 103K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crimes, sex scene, friendship, gangsters, youth, society, drug dealer, crime gone awry, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sentimental, emotional, visually appealing, poignant ...
Plot: slavery, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, happy ending, adultery, betrayal, empire, racism, police investigation, multiple storylines, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, canada, tokyo, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 46K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unlikely relationship, single parent, family relations, fall in love, love and romance, single mother, happy ending, escapades, parents and children, crimes, on the run, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 10K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, rough, bleak, depressing, emotional ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, father daughter incest, incest rape, child abuse, innocence lost, rape, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, father daughter relationship, rape of a minor, mature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, youth, drug addiction, drug abuse, prostitute, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, teenage life, parents and children, going straight, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 892
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: illegal drugs, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, murder, drug dealing, alcohol abuse, redemption, dishonesty, mythical creature, mental disorder, nightshift ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
As God Commands (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad are both outcasts in their suburban town.
Style: psychological, sentimental, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, racism, parents and children, life is a bitch, misfit, social misfits, alcohol abuse, father son relationship, society, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 4K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: disturbing, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, crimes, violence, ex convict, stalking, psychopath, police investigation, hitman, character study, visceral, friendship, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, bronx new york city, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 2K
Broken (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress confronts all the wrong turns she has made in her short life and ultimately ends up facing the biggest wrong turn of all: her dangerous ex-boyfriend who's determined to win back her love or die trying.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, aspiring singer, dangerous attraction, obsession, down on your luck, mentally unstable, domestic disturbance, love and romance, fall in love, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 19K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, lesbian, dangerous attraction, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teenage girl, fatal attraction ...
Time: 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 33K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, suspense, touching, emotional ...
Plot: prison, murder, psychologist, estrangement, redemption, crimes, violence, insanity, greed, corruption, doctors and patients, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, africa, cuba, florida, rwanda
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%