Movies like The War Zone

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The War Zone (1999)
 7.3
 10K
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, depressing, brutal, atmospheric, heartbreaking, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, father daughter incest, incest rape, mature, innocence lost, family relations, rape of a minor, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, small town, siblings relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, loneliness, teenager, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, guilt, family secret, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london

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Most similar movies to The War Zone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and psychological films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, runaway, brutality, storytelling and pornography mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The War Zone: Mysterious Skin (2004), Dogtooth (2009), Trust (2010), Ken Park (2002), Fish Tank (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: homosexual rape, male rape, child molestation, pedophilia, child abuse, man boy relationship, homosexual, sexual abuse, gay rape, gay teenager, gay, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 88K
Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family ...
Style: thought provoking, odd, disturbing, psychological, biting ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, power relations, family relations, family problems, punishment, father daughter incest, parents and children, eccentric family, explicit sex, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 42K
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, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, investigation, teenage life, youth, parents and children, child rape, bullying, pedophile, family in crisis, rape victim, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, cleveland ohio, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 29K
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: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, erection, teenage sex, incest, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, masturbation, youth, coming of age, explicit sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.3
 61K
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: bleak, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, rebelliousness, innocence lost, fall in love, youth, life is a bitch, adolescence, coming of age, party, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 2K
Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, under the surface, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, incest, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, degradation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: scary, rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, rape, child abuse, sadist, child molestation, cruelty, nudity (full frontal - brief), torment, helplessness, sister, suffering ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, contemporary, year 1958
Place: new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 15K
Visitor Q (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A father who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex with his daughter who is now a prostitute, and films his son being humiliated and hit by classmates. ...
Style: macabre, rough, disturbing, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: father daughter incest, sexual abuse, incest, rape, violence spree, necrophilia, psychopath, dysfunctional family, prostitute, family relations, incestuous desire, heroin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 126K
Irreversible (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring ...
Style: bleak, surreal, rough, non-linear, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, anal rape, sexual perversion, violence, sadism, brutality, strong sexual content, rape and revenge, violent, sexual cruelty, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 2K
The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, family problems, under the surface, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples, family in crisis, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, stepmother stepson relationship, murder, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, siblings relations, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, court, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: suspense, gloomy, talky, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, birthday, secret, incest, child abuse, pedophile, child rape, family secret, hotel, depression, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Daniel and Ana (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Being kidnapped shatters a brother and sister's harmony, forcing them to confront their desires.
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forced sex, shame, kidnapping, brother sister sex, obsession, family in crisis, sexual abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.3
 210
Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, hitman, youth, isolation, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, single parent, mercenary, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
That Lovely Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Moshe and Tami are a couple, Moshe is in his fifties and Tami is in her early twenties. They live together in a cruel and violent relationship, from which Tami seems unable to set herself free. Tami and Moshe are father and daughter...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: father daughter incest, incestuous sex, incest, incestuous relationship, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, graphic violence, abusive father, sexual abuse, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Strange Circus (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, child abuse, incest rape, dysfunctional family, pedophile, innocence lost, sexual abuse, school, prostitute, violence, boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 10K
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, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, society, couples, family in crisis, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, parents and children, island, first sex, rebelliousness, teenage life, isolation, innocence lost, virginity, sexual exploration, commune ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 6K
Moebius (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wife, overwhelmed with hatred for her husband, inflicts an unspeakable wound on their son, as the family heads towards horrific destruction.
Style: psychological, disturbing, semi serious, serious, rough ...
Plot: mother son incest, prison rape, sexual abuse, vengeance, dysfunctional family, perversion, infidelity, human nature, strong sexual content, family problems, dishonesty, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.4
 537K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: bleak, twist ending, psychological, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, confined, brother sister incest, sin, twists & turns, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1988, year 2003 ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: child molester, incest, incest rape, dysfunctional family, lawsuit, family relations, father daughter incest, farm, tragedy, betrayal, family, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 9K
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, kids in trouble, murder, teenage boy, homelessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, nebraska, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, haunted by the past, reconciliation, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s, year 1975
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 58K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, cult film ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, teasing, family in danger, self defense, revenge, lust, brutality, village life, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, family secret, domestic violence, death, torture, innocence, cruelty, priest, doctor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 157K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, psychological, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, age difference, pedophile, pedophilia, torture, vengeance, deception, manipulation, seduction, sexual abuse, child abuse, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%