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, rough, serious, emotional, depressing, brutal, atmospheric, heartbreaking, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, father daughter incest, teenager, teenage life, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, small town, siblings relations, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, loneliness, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, guilt, family drama, rape, strong sexual content, youth, secret hideout ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to The War Zone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and harsh films with plots about parents and children, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, pornography, runaway and brutality mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The War Zone: Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), Dogtooth (2009), Fish Tank (2009), Nil by Mouth (1997), Ken Park (2002). 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: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, innocence lost, parents and children, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, coming of age, family in crisis, couple relations, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 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: psychological, thought provoking, biting, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, greek, punishment, isolation, power relations, odd, sex, domestic violence, domestic disturbance, cat, brother sister incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: age difference, family problems, innocence lost, fall in love, youth, adolescence, party, coming of age, boyfriend, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
⇓ 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, disturbing, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, addiction, heroin, domestic violence, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, down on your luck, urban, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, strong sexual content, erection, masturbation, dysfunctional family, sexual relations, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, youth, innocence lost, tennis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ 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, disturbing, tense, psychological ...
Plot: rapist, virginity, coming of age, sexual abuse, rape, underage sex, innocence lost, vengeance, dysfunctional family, society, twentysomething life, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, coming of age, siblings relations, diary, kite, puberty, beach, parents and children, dealing with death, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious ...
Plot: convent, sexual harassment, nun, sin, punishment, human spirit, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, irish, rebellion, clergy, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, adultery, gay, sexual relations, couple relations, scandal, socialite, love, family in crisis, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, bleak, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, sexual abuse, parents and children, vengeance, investigation, haunted by the past, deadly, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ 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: dark humor, talky, stylized, emotional, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, secret, birthday, hotel, depression, child abuse, family secret, party, dysfunctional family, death in the family, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: emotional, stylized, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, obsession, family relations, lake or river, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, village life, siblings relations, sexual relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: bleak, emotional, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, redemption, betrayal, lawyer, artist, snow, incest, loss of child, drowning, bus, lawsuit, car accident ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, sibling rivalry, father daughter relationship, character study, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: small town, drowning, suicide, alibi, poacher, humiliation, coming of age, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, gloomy, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, degradation, prisoner, lawyer, incest, under the surface, family relations, life is a bitch, child abuse, family problems, youth, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ 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, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, superstition, tavern, all black cast, menstruation, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, biting, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: social worker, pregnancy, love, children, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, hopes, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, paraguay, liverpool, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, island, virginity, runaway, coming of age, single parent, environmentalism, commune, illness, scythe, diabetic, peeping tom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, psychological, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: incest, missing child, family relations, memory loss, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, youth, dysfunctional family, missing person, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, sexual
Plot: sexual abuse, teenage life, family problems, sexual dysfunction, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, youth, innocence lost, generation gap, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, touching ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, introspection, estrangement, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, intensive care ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: poetry, writer's life, teachers and students, parents and children, innocence lost, teenage life, family problems, power relations, family relations, youth, love and romance, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: realistic, gloomy, serious, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, gulf war, small town, child abuse, racism, lebanese, menstruation, neighbor, pedophilia, first love, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1991, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 28K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems, fall in love, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, school, dysfunctional family, obsession, siblings relations, love and romance, dealing with death, parents and children, introspection, society, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, lesbian, terminal illness, desire, sister sister relationship, travel, sex, rage, incest, dysfunctional family, redemption, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, innocence lost, investigation, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, teenage life, internet, school, obsession, teenager, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, snitch, poverty, alcoholic, mother daughter relationship, trailer park, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, realism, layoff ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%