Movies like Fish Tank

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Fish Tank (2009)
 7.3
 55K
Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, sincere, bleak, lyrical, rough, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: age difference, party, family problems, youth, fall in love, innocence lost, adolescence, coming of age, boyfriend, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager, parents and children, life is a bitch, teenage rebellion, sexual attraction, mother daughter relationship, friendship, school, realism, drugs/alcohol, bad attitude, horse, dancer, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california

Most similar movies to Fish Tank

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and sincere films with plots about youth, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, family relations, family problems and brutality mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Fish Tank: Thirteen (2003), Clip (2012), White Oleander (2002), Ratcatcher (1999), Blue Car (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 76K
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, serious, tense, sincere, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, addiction, peer pressure, theft, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, makeover, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 6K
Clip (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jasna, a beautiful teenager, leads a crude life in post-war Serbia. She goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying until she finds love and tenderness in a harsh environment.
Style: sexual, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, sexual relations, teenage life, youth, parents and children, family problems, drugs/alcohol, family relations, sex, partying, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 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, mother daughter relationship, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, fall in love, custody, family relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 8K
Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: drowning, mouse, neighbor, canal, coming of age, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, picked on, urban ghetto, family relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, family relations, poetry, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations, innocence lost, teenage life, family problems, youth, parents and children, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: depressing, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: horse, friendship, domestic violence, theft, thief, social misfits, uninhibited rivalry, misfit, society, youth, realism, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 36K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, juvenile delinquency, rape, childhood, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, moral dilemma, criminal, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 28K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, incest, erection, teenage sex, sexual relations, youth, teenage life, family relations, dysfunctional family, masturbation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 23K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 9K
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: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, incest rape, sexual abuse, father daughter incest, teenager, family problems, teenage life, parents and children, small town, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love triangle, university, teachers and students, voyeurism, best friends, youth, family relations, power relations, friends, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, friendship, parents and children, high school life, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, school, social relations, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 274
Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, rough, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, drugs/alcohol, family relations, drug abuse, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, sex with teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 12K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, dysfunctional family, downfall, life is a bitch, drug dealing, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, innocence lost, siblings relations, drug dealer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 33K
American Honey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Style: road movie, bleak, talky, melancholic, harsh ...
Plot: marijuana, teenage girl, van, misfit, road trip, teenager, fireworks, door to door salesman, on the road, hotel, thief, hip hop ...
Place: nebraska, oklahoma, america, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 849
My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, misfit, rebellion, countryside, innocence lost, youth, rebelliousness, social misfits, fall in love, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, injustice, couples, society, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 480
Lena (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lena is a lonely, plump adolescent girl. Much to her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with Daan and his strange father Tom and is willing to do a lot for his love. More than a lot.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: leaving home, dysfunctional family, coming of age, sexual abuse, family problems, innocence lost, teenage life, family relations, physical appearance, teenage love, youth, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 8K
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, domestic violence, drug abuse, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, family relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, corporal punishment, innocence lost, parents and children, family problems, pedophile, life is a bitch, family relations, coming of age, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 69K
Kids (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A controversial portrayal of teens in New York City which exposes a deeply disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The film focuses on a sexually reckless, freckle-faced boy named Telly, whose goal is to have sex with as many different girls as ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: strong sexual content, virginity, youth, coming of age, puberty, urban ghetto life, underage sex, first sex, innocence lost, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 44K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, sincere, psychological, touching, depressing ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, 15 year old, sexual relations, family in crisis, teenage life, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, rebelliousness, anti conformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: theft, pardon, kids in trouble, childhood, coming of age, abandoned, life is a bitch, innocence lost, street kid, realism, petty criminal, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 26K
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 student, high school, high school life, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thomas Turgoose (This Is England) stars as David, a young boy who lives a carefree life on a coastal caravan park with his best friend Emily (Holliday Grainger). When David learns that Emily is being forced to move away, he helps her hide out in a ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, leaving home, youth, rebelliousness, secret place, society, parents and children, life is a bitch, teenage life, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 517
Low Tide (2012)
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, atmospheric, rough, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, drugs/alcohol, alcohol abuse, society, youth, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, down on your luck, coming of age, dysfunctional family, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 1K
52 Tuesdays (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage girl, gender, transsexual, family relations, disorder, parents and children, youth, family, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 210
War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Matteo is attractive, albeit somewhat girlish and frail. The whole world is against him. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. The pressure increases as his awkward attempts to win his father’s ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: family problems, realism, youth, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, gang, rebelliousness, rebellion, drugs/alcohol, crimes, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 75
Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, child as adult, family problems, realism, drugs/alcohol, family relations, single parent, youth, down on your luck, parents and children, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, estrangement, human nature, mouse, unfulfillment, teenage life, family life, family problems, solace, death in the family, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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