Movies like We Need to Talk About Kevin

If you like "We Need to Talk About Kevin" you are looking for psychological, disturbing and bleak movies about / with psychopath, evil child, depression, high school, guilt, mother son relationship and mental illness themes of Drama, Mystery and Thriller genre shot in UK or USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
 7.5
 159K
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, depressing, gloomy, thought provoking, surreal, dark, tense, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: psychopath, evil child, depression, high school, guilt, mother son relationship, mental illness, prison visit, school shooting, family problems, childhood, parents and children, antisocial behavior, teenage boy, sociopath, boy, teenager, death of daughter, patricide, little sister, massacre, family relations, suspense, school, tragic event ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, new york

Movie in categories

psychopath movies
4526
disturbing movies
12298
bleak movies
6748
depression movies
3288
guilt movies
2849

Most similar movies to We Need to Talk About Kevin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, weird, disturbing and tense films with plots about suspense, murder, storytelling, death, psychology, brutality and twists and turns mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like We Need to Talk About Kevin: Elephant (2003), The Good Son (1993), Black Swan (2010), Stoker (2013), Trust (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 93K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, controversial, non-linear ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: school shooting, violence, mass murder, teacher, teenager, school, murder, high school, bullying, youth, serial killer, suicide ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 43K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, sad ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: children, suspense, manipulation, problem child, killer child, evil child, parents and children, murder, psychopath, brutality, death, disbelieving adult ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, japan, asia, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 780K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, sexy, atmospheric, surreal, cerebral ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, mental illness, obsession, dancing, psychology, insanity, character study, suspense, paranoia, hallucination, rivalry, surrealism ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.8
 111K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: antisocial behavior, mysterious character, under the surface, psychopath, parents and children, family problems, estate, family relations, lolita, masturbation, youth, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 43K
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: disturbing, emotional, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: sexual abuse, teenager, investigation, father daughter relationship, bullying, child abuse, rape and revenge, internet, innocence lost, child sexual abuse, teenage girl, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, california, usa, cleveland ohio, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: investigation, child abuse, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, suspense, murder, maid, sexual abuse, small town, abusive husband, women, strong female lead ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 81K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: surreal, psychological, surprise ending, confusing, twist ending ...
Plot: suicide, mental illness, mentally unstable, obsession, twists and turns, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, mental institution, unfulfillment, surrealism, death, doctors and patients ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 181K
Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: prison, rape, torture, twists and turns, incest, incest rape, last will and testament, brother sister relationship, pregnant from rape, psychology, family problems, civil war ...
Time: year 1970, year 2009, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: middle east, canada, lebanon, quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 464K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, depressing, emotional, twist ending, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vengeance, loss of child, murder, suspense, sexual abuse, childhood, murder mystery, investigation, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 19K
Horse Girl (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, memory lapse, disorientation, paranoia, socially awkward, unfulfillment, society, suspense, youth, anxiety, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 38K
Eli (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A boy named Eli with a rare autoimmune disorder is confined to a special experimental clinic for his treatment. He soon begins experiencing supernatural forces, turning the supposedly safe facility into a haunted prison for him and his fellow ...
Style: twist ending, bleak, rough, scary, psychological ...
Plot: disease, child protagonist, suspense, antichrist, evil child, allergy, evil wins, treatment, demon, surgery, ghost, loneliness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 11K
Suicide Room (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Dominik is an ordinary boy. He's got loads of friends, the hottest girl in school, rich parents and money to spend on brand-name clothes. But one innocent kiss with a mate changes everything. He begins to isolate himself from the outside world, ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, gay, escape from reality, mental illness, addiction, youth, teenage boy, self destructing, life is a bitch, alienation, fictional reality, delusion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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, art house, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: children, child abuse, sexual abuse, priest, physical appearance, village, suicide, punishment, small town, death, cruelty, torture ...
Time: year 1914, 1910s, 1920s, pre world war one, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 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, harsh, depressing, intense, lyrical ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, suspense, farm, juvenile delinquency, dysfunctional family, murder, brutality, tragedy, lifestyle, runaway, parents and children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, nebraska, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Style: psychological, exciting, rough, dark, tense ...
Plot: murder, child prostitution, hotel, childhood trauma, suicidal thoughts, teenage girl, suicide, violence, suspense, corruption, u.s. senator, pedophilia ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 1K
Hello Herman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and a police officer. Just before his arrest he emails his idol, ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: school shooting, social relations, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, youth, high school, loneliness, social misfits, bullying, teenage life, high school life, murder ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 231K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, tense, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, ghost, macabre, nightmare, fear, single mother, suspense, insanity, dysfunctional family, mental illness, isolation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 14K
Luce (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, non-linear, art film
Plot: social problems, track and field, foster home, african american, trust, public speaking, politics, injustice, drunkenness, promise, doubt, independence day ...
Place: ohio, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Dr. Steven Murphy is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon who presides over a spotless household with his wife and two children. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin, a fatherless teen who insinuates himself into the ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, art house, dark ...
Plot: revenge, blackmail, psychopath, dysfunctional family, surgeon, obsession, mysterious stranger, father son relationship, recovering alcoholic, desperation, dead father, husband wife relationship ...
Place: ancient greece, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.3
 82K
Hidden (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: disturbing, psychological, surreal, art house, tense ...
Plot: suicide, guilt, childhood, dysfunctional family, videotaping, family in crisis, haunted by the past, suspense, voyeurism, psychology, lie, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 18K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, psychological, rough, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, snow, dysfunctional family, sheriff, insanity, small town life, character study, alcohol abuse, murder, addiction, depression, abusive father ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 811K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, adult, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, psychology, insanity, time travel, imaginary friend, surrealism, parallel universe, hallucination, suspense, time loop, suburbs, schizophrenia ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1988
Place: virginia, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.2
 1.0M
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: ghost, twists and turns, supernatural, afterlife, suspense, psychology, death, psychiatrist, life & death, plot twist, child, boy ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 47K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, scary, twist ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, claustrophobia, survival, trapped, psychology, school, bunker, underground bunker, youth, twists and turns, isolation, teenager ...
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 169K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, intellectual ...
Plot: lawyer, business, legal, suspense, conspiracy, guilt, murder, mental illness, law firm, court, divorce, psychology ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, california, wisconsin, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, ghost, suicide, twists and turns, nightmare, losing-it hero, death, haunted house, tragedy, suspense, children, guilt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 300K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, psychological, dark, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, small town, murder, investigation, character study, investigator, police, suspense, police corruption, snow, guilt, murderer ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, surreal, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: missing person, coming of age, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, female nudity, recurring dream, teenage life, mysterious disappearance, mother daughter relationship, gay interest, disappearance, 17 year old ...
Time: year 1988, 20th century, 80s, year 1991, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 145K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: dark, atmospheric, gloomy, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: poverty, missing person, small town, family in crisis, female protagonist, girl, dysfunctional family, realism, down on your luck, bail, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: missouri, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 62K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, twists and turns, child murder investigation, murder mystery, small town, suspense, obsession, promise, psychology, child murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: nevada, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%