Movies like Winter's Bone

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Winter's Bone (2010)
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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 risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, serious, rough, depressing, dark, disturbing, intense, emotional ...
Plot: missing person, small town, life is a bitch, family in crisis, poverty, girl, bail, family problems, family relations, down on your luck, social relations, realism, family, neo noir, greed, crimes, drug trade, dysfunctional family, loneliness, tragedy, teenage life, court, family life, disappearance, search ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california

Most similar movies to Winter's Bone

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, bleak and melancholic films with plots about death, dialogue, life is a bitch, family relations, storytelling, family problems and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Winter's Bone: Affliction (1997), The Poker House (2008), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Gone Baby Gone (2007), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rough, psychological, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, small town life, abusive father, murder, sheriff, snow, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, domestic violence, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: drug abuse, coming of age, rape, gambling, pimp, siblings relations, small town, down on your luck, family in crisis, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cult, hippie, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, sibling relationship, lake or river, religions or cults, family relations, siblings relations, estrangement, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.7
 231K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, conspiracy, crimes, peril, missing child, uncover truth, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, surreal, cynical, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, mystery, coming of age, disappearance, under the surface, parents and children, teenage sexuality, sex, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, recurring dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1991
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, murder, teen angst, courtroom drama, self discovery, family drama, mystery, parents and children, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
56%
 7.2
 251K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, insomnia, police corruption, fbi, small town, investigator, police detective, blackmail, suspect, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.9
 5K
Keane (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mentally ill man searches New York for his missing eight year old daughter. He recreates her steps each day hoping for some clue to her disappearance, until he meets and befriend a woman with a daughter the same age. Could she help him with the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, mental illness, search, schizophrenia, drug abuse, delusion, parents and children, bus, daughter, missing person, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, family relations, unfulfillment, life philosophy, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, investigation, vandalism, uncover truth, prostitute, sexual abuse, fire, dishonesty, family relations, hitchhiker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 15K
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: dog, small town, realism, on the road, drifter, pets, down on your luck, scar, journey, survival, broken down car, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
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, bleak, disturbing, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, parents and children, haunted by the past, violence, mass murder, family relations, estrangement, family problems, prison visit, guilt, tragic event, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, family in crisis, homicide detective, drug addiction, estranged son, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 376K
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, tense, bleak, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, murder, death in the family, sexual abuse, childhood, vigilantism, mystery, loss of child, tragic event, guilt, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
39%
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 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, death in the family, family secret, poet, humiliation, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 26K
Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: clever, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, investigation, police investigation, small town, mystery, haunted by the past, crime, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Ghost and the Whale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man, Joseph, loses his wife at sea, then spirals deep into a world of confusion. The wife's brothers' need revenge! Joseph tries to tell anyone who will listen that a whale killed his beautiful Annabel Lee, but even he doesn't quite ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: uncover truth, mental illness, small town, social relations, vengeance, false accusation, missing person, small town life, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, emotional, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: fear, family life, small town, family in crisis, family, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.1
 5K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, radiation, human spirit, parents and children, future dystopia, danger, escapades, hopes, nuclear war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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 ⇓
35%
 5.6
 868
Firecracker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, mind bending, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, couple relations, parents and children, sexual abuse, crime, mystery, siblings relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 6K
Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, touching, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prison, beekeeper, parents and children, stabbing, stolen money, parent child relationship, bank robbery, family relations, fall in love, family life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, contests and competitions, down on your luck, social decay, society, life is a bitch, ambition, depression, crimes, disorder, dance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, minneapolis minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, depression, hallucinations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, prison, dysfunctional family, theft, teacher, stabbing, robbery, jealousy, coming of age, romance, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, california, phoenix arizona, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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