Movies like Fierce People

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Fierce People (2005)
 6.5
 6K
Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 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, clever, biting, suspense
Plot: addiction, family relations, money, coming of age, single mother, parents and children, teenage life, social differences, life is a bitch, billionaire, summer, teenage boy, anthropology, drug abuse, youth, love and romance, fall in love, society, single parent, butler, rich, violence, dysfunctional family, dog, horse ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey

Most similar movies to Fierce People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and suspense films with plots about youth, parents and children, family relations, violence, society, murder and drinking alcohol 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), Thirteen (2003), Around the Fire (1998). 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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, 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: surreal, cynical, stylized, suspense, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, satire, brat, film within a film, vandalism, accountant, lynch mob, movie business, love and romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, starlet ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, lawyer, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 80K
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, tense, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, coming of age, peer pressure, underage drinking, juvenile delinquency, addiction, family problems, friends, friendship, life is a bitch, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, drug abuse, boarding school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, friends, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 8K
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: suspenseful, suspense, harsh, depressing, intense ...
Plot: farm, juvenile delinquency, danger, lifestyle, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, murder, teenage boy, homelessness, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: georgia, usa, nebraska, iceland, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 2K
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 ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, woman in danger, family in danger, school, family relations, single parent, chase, little brother, teenager, society, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 937
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, family relations, grief, death, buddies, youth, parents and children, village, crimes, society, accidental death, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, murder, drug dealing, bar, orgy, working class, parents and children, racism, missing person, overdose, friends ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 508
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, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, crimes, destructive relationship, on the road, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, teenage life, siblings relations, parents and children, jail, brother, marital problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, wyoming, montana
⇓ 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: emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: high school, family relations, teenage life, americana, family problems, on the road, death in the family, working class, parents and children, human nature, dealing with death, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, oregon, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 206
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, touching, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, parents and children, downfall, life is a bitch, single parent, life turned upside down, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, destructive relationship, parent child relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, los angeles, manhattan, new york city, new york, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, destructive relationship, voyeurism, teenage life, youth, buddies, deadly, sociopath, looking at the camera, suicide, loss of control ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 872
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, suspenseful, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, redemption, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, youth, estrangement, family problems, teenage life, nightlife, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 503
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: realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, self discovery, teenage love, family life, parents and children, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, youth, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
⇓ 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: gang, occult, dysfunctional family, social decay, leadership, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, violence spree, society, youth, friendship, heavy metal culture ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: redemption, confession, hypocrisy, incest, murder, haunted by the past, family problems, society, clergy, couple relations, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 5K
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, social worker, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family relations, parents and children, custody, estrangement, family problems, youth, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 3K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, stalking, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, police detective, rapist, deadly, danger, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, mississippi, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
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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, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, gorilla, doctors and patients, redemption, treatment, crimes, research, violence, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 3K
Descent (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life, but when the chance for revenge comes she as a Victim sinks lower than her Predator.
Style: serious, rough, macabre, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: rape and revenge, rape victim, rape, haunted by the past, violent sex, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, vigilantism, college life, student life, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, rough, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, junkie, violence, friendship, heist, drug dealing, murder, robbery, crime, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 636
Flocken (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, life turned upside down, society, parents and children, village, social relations, friendship, mother daughter relationship, child's point of view, young love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, fall in love, unlikely relationship, escapades, parents and children, love and romance, dangerous attraction, crimes, on the run, fugitives, loner ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, disturbing, atmospheric, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: unemployment, family relations, parents and children, racism, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, social misfits, misfit, father son relationship, innocence lost, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 17K
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, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, manipulation, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, parents and children, manipulations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 99K
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, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, crimes, youth, society, criminal heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, death, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003, year 1999
Place: california, usa, palm springs california, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: family relations, alcohol abuse, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, single parent, family in crisis, americana, addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 30K
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage life, women's prison, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, parents and children, fall in love, custody, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%