Movies like The War Zone

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The War Zone (1999)
 7.4
 9K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, bloody, melancholic, dark, psychological ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, teenager, strong sexual content, innocence lost, parents and children, small town, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, rape, child abuse, voyeurism, forced into action, storytelling, secret hideout, loneliness, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to The War Zone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and harsh films with plots about pornography, parents and children, storytelling, brutality, runaway, relationships and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The War Zone: Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), Dogtooth (2009), Nil by Mouth (1997), Fat Girl (2001), The Cement Garden (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: emotional, realistic, disturbing, serious, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, corporal punishment, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, parents and children, coming of age, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society, youth, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 90s, 1940s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 67K
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: serious, biting, disturbing, psychological, dark humor ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, brother sister incest, isolation, domestic disturbance, sex, power relations, greek, punishment, isolated house, domestic violence, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 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, realistic, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, domestic violence, realism, alcohol abuse, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, violent husband, urban, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 9K
Fat Girl (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, ...
Style: sexual, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: rapist, coming of age, rape, virginity, sexual abuse, innocence lost, resort, dysfunctional family, suburbs, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, holiday ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Cement Garden (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank account for the children, so that they can be financially ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, puberty, beach, kite, diary, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 27K
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, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, erection, incest, innocence lost, sexual relations, masturbation, dysfunctional family, coming of age, teenage life, youth, family relations, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspense, depressing, brutal ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, irish, life is a bitch, clergy, rebellion, humiliation, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 10K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, murder, gay, adultery, sexual relations, scandal, socialite, couple relations, love, parents and children, family in crisis, mother ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: dark humor, talky, semi serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, secret, birthday, depression, child abuse, hotel, dysfunctional family, family secret, party, parents and children, child ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, parents and children, murder, vengeance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 99K
Precious (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set in Harlem in 1987, Claireece "Precious" Jones is a 16-year-old African American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother, ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: domestic violence, rape, child abuse, social misfits, dysfunctional family, parents and children, physical appearance, abusive mother, school, aids, sexual abuse, fear ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, lawyer, prisoner, degradation, parents and children, under the surface, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, lawyer, bus, redemption, car accident, school bus, betrayal, tragedy, lawsuit, incest, drowning, loss of child ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ladybird Ladybird (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, biting, sincere ...
Plot: love, children, pregnancy, working class, social worker, single parent, fighting the system, dysfunctional family, parents and children, social services, family, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, liverpool, paraguay, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, erotic, bleak ...
Plot: s&m, dangerous attraction, war crime, post war, sexual abuse, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, danger, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, germany, frankfurt germany, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: incest, island, runaway, single parent, commune, environmentalism, illness, peeping tom, arson, egg, scythe, diabetic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: talky, bleak, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, realism, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, family in crisis, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 11K
Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gulf war, sexual abuse, small town, racism, neighbor, menstruation, pedophilia, child abuse, lebanese, first love, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1991, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 9K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: alibi, poacher, humiliation, suicide, small town, coming of age, drowning, innocence lost, dealing with death, village, human nature, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 15K
The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, sex, travel, desire, rage, terminal illness, lesbian, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sibling relationship, incest, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 8K
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, captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, curse, menstruation, aunt niece relationship, all black cast, tavern, superstition, small town, incest, murder, prophecy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, rape, incest, childhood, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, murder, friendship, going straight, rehabilitation, child abuse, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Something About Amelia (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the Bennett family after Amelia tells her school counselor that her father has sexually abused her.
Style: sincere, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sexual
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, innocence lost, teenage life, kids in trouble, sexual dysfunction, chaos, understanding ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: school, coming of age, pregnancy, single parent, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, human nature, obsession, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, communism, unwanted pregnancy, hotel, friendship, desperation, college student, hotel room, romanian, dormitory, bureaucracy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, high school, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 4K
Wonderland (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair ...
Style: talky, realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: weekend, working class, waitress, city life, family life, personal ad, sibling relationship, parents and children, urban, life is a bitch, society, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: serious, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: missing child, family relations, memory loss, incest, strong sexual content, parents and children, missing person, coming of age, psychic power, family problems, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: family problems, party, youth, innocence lost, coming of age, fall in love, teenager, dysfunctional family, boyfriend, age difference, adultery, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 1K
Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, siblings relations, village, lake or river, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, human nature, obsession, parents and children, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%