Movies like In the Bedroom

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In the Bedroom (2001)
 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved in a love affair with a local single mother. As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an end, these characters find themselves in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense, emotional, suspenseful, dramatic, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man relationship, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, small town, age difference, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional marriage, family drama, domestic violence, family problems, death in the family, loss of child, divorced divorcee, rivalry, loss of family member, unfulfillment, fishing, single, ex husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england

Most similar movies to In the Bedroom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and dramatic films with plots about redemption, storytelling, dysfunctional family, dialogue, guilt, brutality and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like In the Bedroom: Reservation Road (2007), Leviathan (2014), At Close Range (1986), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Before and After (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, tense, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, investigation, revenge, hit and run, loss of child, loss of son, redemption, car, baseball, vengeance, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 43K
Leviathan (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, injustice, mayor, coastal town, political corruption, small town life, dishonesty, family problems, rivalry, friendship, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
 13K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, gun, sociopath, crime, kids in trouble, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: depression, loss of son, eviction, tragic event, life is a bitch, down on your luck, human nature, compassion, muslim, small town, desperation, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, courtroom drama, teen angst, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, deadly, dishonesty, family life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
67%
Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, infidelity, russian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, crime, gang, siblings relations, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 39K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, investigation, parents and children, innocence lost, youth, internet, teenage life, school, family in crisis, obsession, teenager, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 8K
Panic (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He ...
Style: psychological, bleak, stylized, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hitman, murder, infidelity, family business, crime, psychologist, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 81K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, sincere, serious ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, human nature, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 17K
Interiors (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A look at a dysfunctional family dominated by the controlling madness of its matriarch, Eve. Her reluctant husband and their three daughters make doomed efforts to cope with Eve's demands, while also trying to get on with their own lives. But, ...
Style: bleak, psychological, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, family problems, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, family tragedy, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, sibling rivalry, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, robbery, divorce, debt, blackmail, neo noir, cocaine, office, sibling rivalry, hospital, jewelry store, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, bedroom, corpse, strike, great depression, crime, vengeance, introspection, labor union, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
 7.3
 51K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: heroin, violence, robbery, cocaine, drug dealer, trial, armed robbery, interrogation, crime, corruption, gangsters, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 29K
Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, kids, teens
Plot: prank, bully, birthday, unsupportive friend, friends, small town, coming of age, friendship, guilt, boat, first love, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an adoring wife and mother is taken hostage during a robbery and brutally murdered.
Style: touching, psychological, rough, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, heist, human nature, crime, life turned upside down, small town life, family life, death in the family, murder, small town, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 58K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, brutal ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, violence, death, disorder, life turned upside down, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 211K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, suicide attempt, surgery, desperation, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, human nature, tragic event, unfulfillment, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 1K
Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pain, marriage, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family gatherings, hopes, human nature, family problems, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, justice, disappearance, ex convict, manslaughter, track down, vigilantism, crimes, loss of sibling, parents and children, mysterious character, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.4
 161K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, suspenseful, emotional, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, hotshot lawyer, crimes, uncover truth, manslaughter, father son estrangement, jury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Burning Plain (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trailer is burning in the middle of a plain. The bodies of two adulterous lovers are found. Scenes from both families, before and after the dramatic events, suggest an unusual connection between them. But what is their secret?
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: teenage love, redemption, parents and children, love affair, small town, family problems, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parent child relationship, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, portland oregon, new mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, police officer killed, police investigation, crimes, murder, kidnapping, deadly, law enforcer killer, haunted by the past, confined, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 1K
Chrystal (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, couple relations, family in crisis, dealing with death, parents and children, family relations, homecoming, family problems, couples, death in the family, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 376K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, murder, vigilantism, childhood, tragic event, sexual abuse, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, ex convict, loss of daughter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 14K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, machismo, arson, domestic violence, halloween, abusive father, snow, sheriff, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, talky, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, couples, realism, family problems, unwanted pregnancy, social differences, urban, society, down on your luck, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: domestic violence, murder, legal, vengeance, power relations, social relations, small town life, deadly, family problems, couples, redemption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, breakup, family life, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%