Movies like There Will Be Blood

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There Will Be Blood (2007)
 8.2
 569K
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.
Style: serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, tense, cerebral, suspense, epic, gloomy ...
Plot: greed, character study, rise to the top, ambition, oil, bowling, rivalry, obsession, money, villain, misanthrope, evil, small town, marriage, arson, visceral, alcoholic, american dream, fanatic, sign language, adopted son, morality, corruption, lone wolves, complex characters ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 19th century, 1930s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, pacific ocean, los angeles

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Most similar movies to There Will Be Blood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and melancholic films with plots about dialogue, drinking alcohol, redemption, depression, loneliness, storytelling and suprisingly clever mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like There Will Be Blood: The Master (2012), A Simple Plan (1998), Magnolia (1999), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), The Indian Runner (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, intellectual, art house, psychological ...
Plot: right hand man, drifter, alcoholic, cult leader, belief, psychiatry, guru, religious cult, society, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, popularity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, future ...
Place: usa, new york, alabama, philadelphia, phoenix arizona ...
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75%
 7.5
 69K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, human nature, treasure, character change, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 308K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: meditative, realistic, bleak, sincere, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, family problems, social problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, gloomy, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: great depression, dancing, suicidal, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, reward, down on your luck, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, minneapolis minnesota, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, brother brother relationship, pregnancy, vietnam war, human nature, family problems, vandalism, arson, murder, vietnam veteran, crimes, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ohio, nebraska, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, musician, self discovery, character study, working class, family problems, identity crisis, americana, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 11K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, suspense, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, suburbs, divorce, adultery, love, dysfunctional family, couple relations, friendship, introspection, human nature, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 22K
Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, americana, rancher, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family life, irresponsible, family problems, bar fight ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, depressing ...
Plot: alcoholic, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, crumbling marriage, couples, estrangement, alcohol abuse, one day, greed, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Flight of the Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic success shatter him, alienating him from everyone and ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, bleak
Plot: friendship, ambition, rise to the top, idealism, obsession, dishonesty, society, intrigue, rivalry, family relations, love, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, hitchhiker, mechanic, gas station, bet, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, destructive relationship, hippie, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 9K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: embezzlement, family relations, island, jail, daydreamer, monopoly, crimes, dishonesty, human nature, parents and children, family life, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, new orleans, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, false accusation, redemption, love affair, human nature, life is a bitch, dishonesty, understanding, couples, family relations, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 14K
The Apostle (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: coma, redemption, preacher, small town, forgiveness, minister, jealousy, country, radio, sin, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 4K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, murder, coming of age, wedding, death of wife, marriage, family, rebelliousness, pregnancy, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 8.0
 93K
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, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, haunted by the past, parents and children, human nature, crimes, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Drama while a tour bus driver shows church ladies around Mexico. Helped establish Puerto Vallarta as tourist destination.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: church, mental illness, poet, redemption, hotel, bishop, clergy, iguana, self discovery, tour guide, priest, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, virginia, tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
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Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, rough, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: multiple storylines, nanny, desert, deportation, tragic event, doctor, family relations, police brutality, loss of son, redemption, depression, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, tokyo, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 40K
The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, redemption, courtroom, character study, legal action, fighting the system, self esteem, injustice, coma, introspection, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, talky ...
Plot: guest, battle of the sexes, confession, domestic violence, adultery, humiliation, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, couples, vicious, family secret, marital problem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: genocide, dishonesty, against humanity, family relations, life is a bitch, clergy, haunted by the past, priest, americana, social relations, society, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, single parent, sexual exploration, parents and children, island, first sex, teenage life, rebelliousness, isolation, innocence lost, virginity, commune ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, future
Place: usa, vermont, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 10K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, prophecy, family relations, murder, small town, aunt niece relationship, superstition, all black cast, incest, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
As I Lay Dying (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, burial, last wish, family problems, death in the family, husband wife relationship, dead mother, dying, countryside, poverty, unplanned pregnancy, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 2K
For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, hopes, rivalry, family problems, custody, babies and infants, family relations, estrangement, family gatherings, child custody, musician, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 2K
7 Women (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a mission in China in 1935, Agatha Andrews is a rigid missionary beset by Mongolian bandits led by Warlord chief Tunga Khan. With her are her assistant Jane Argent, staff members Emma Clark, Miss Russell and Miss Binns, head of the British ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: missionary, warlord, doctor, mission, religions or cults, power relations, society, rivalry, life is a bitch, faith, female doctor, bandit ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 60s
Place: china, asia, mongolia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: bleak, psychological, tense, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: depression, eviction, immigrants, life is a bitch, tragic event, loss of son, american dream, human nature, tragedy, justice, compassion, small town ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%