Movies like Frozen Land

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Frozen Land (2005)
 7.5
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Frozen Land (2005)
Original name: Paha Maa
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to another person.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, captivating, porno movie, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, domestic violence, salesman, alcoholic, fired from the job, drug abuse, destiny, dysfunctional family, teenage life, strong sexual content, youth, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, computer genius, hopes, family problems, urban, lifestyle, layoff, city life, estrangement, alcohol, father son relationship, finnish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe

Most similar movies to Frozen Land

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, redemption and loneliness mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Frozen Land: Submarino (2010), Rosetta (1999), Nil by Mouth (1997), The United States of Leland (2003), Interiors (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Submarino (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, inheritance, single parent, estrangement, redemption, life is a bitch, loss of sibling, sexual perversion, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, europe, kindergarten
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95%
 7.6
 11K
Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: unemployment, snitch, poverty, mother daughter relationship, alcoholic, trailer park, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, realism, layoff, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.4
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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, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, domestic violence, drug abuse, realism, family problems, temperamental, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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%
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 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 ⇓
64%
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: talky, realistic, intellectual, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: suicide attempt, old friends, suicide thoughts, addiction, human nature, introspection, rave, lifestyle, urban, heroin, rehabilitation, identity crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
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Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: strip club, anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, self discovery, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, family problems, hopes, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 2K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family gatherings, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, introspection, hopes, family problems, resort
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 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, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, estrangement, family life, fall in love, family problems, nightshift, siblings relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 2K
A Man's Job (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family. But one day Juha is fired from his job. Ashamed, he weaves a web of lies to hide the fact from his ...
Style: sexual, touching, psychological, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, prostitution, career change, life is a bitch, family relations, hidden identity, dishonesty, couples, family problems, lie, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 922
Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, alcohol abuse, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, alcoholic, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, gloomy, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, grief, birthday, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, family relations, widow widower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 16K
Distant (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Uzak/Distant chronicles the numbing loneliness, longing, and isolation in the lives of two men who are consumed by their own problems. Istanbul photographer Mahmut reluctantly receives his relative Yusuf, but the mingling of their lives does little ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: unemployment, loneliness, photographer, recession, midlife crisis, porn, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, family relations, city life, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, turkey, istanbul turkey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 75K
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, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, makeover, domestic violence, peer pressure, theft, addiction, coming of age, friendship, marijuana, juvenile delinquency, teacher student relationship, street life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 2K
8-Ball (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 8-Ball tells the story of single mother Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli comes back from abroad, it opens a window into a past that Pike wants to put behind her.
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: single parent, haunted by the past, going straight, starting over, parents and children, one more chance, crime, family relations, drugs/alcohol, hopes, crimes, pain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: elderly, family problems, family relations, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, golden years, hopes, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, small town, coming of age, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, insanity, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, drug addiction, depression, hallucinations, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 2K
Bullet Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ricky is just out of a young offenders institute, heading home to Hackney and determined to go straight. Instead, he heads straight for trouble when he becomes involved in a street confrontation, siding with his best friend Wisdom against a local ...
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, social misfits, hopes, social decay, going straight, family problems, gangsters, teenage life, urban, society, urban ghetto, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: island, farm, father son relationship, youth, coming of age, poverty, immigrants, social differences, society, down on your luck, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Single Girl (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Parisian must make major decisions about pregnancy, a job and her boyfriend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: hotel, pregnancy, single parent, introspection, social differences, society, unemployment, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, couples, human nature, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 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: poetry, love and romance, family in crisis, family relations, teachers and students, parents and children, writer's life, innocence lost, power relations, youth, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 631
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: estrangement, family in crisis, hopes, dealing with death, life is a bitch, social relations, introspection, coming of age, dysfunctional family, overdose, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 482
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, drugs/alcohol, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, drug abuse, homecoming, redemption, coming of age, hopes, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: youth, family problems, teenage life, estrangement, addiction, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, austria, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 271
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: rough, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, youth, drug abuse, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
 6.8
 644
Blessed (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seven lost children wander the night streets while their mothers await their return home.
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: rebelliousness, urban, suburbs, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, missing child, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, society, rebellion, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 624
Mainline (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The uneasy relationship between a mother and daughter is made all the more turbulent by drug abuse in this downbeat drama from Iranian filmmakers Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab
Style: gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Plot: lovers apart, hopes, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, redemption, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 4K
Time Out (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, crimes, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, dishonesty, society, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.3
 54K
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 ...
Plot: family problems, age difference, youth, innocence lost, fall in love, adolescence, party, coming of age, boyfriend, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%