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, tense, bleak, rough, serious, depressing, dark, disturbing, intense, emotional ...
Plot: missing person, life is a bitch, poverty, family in crisis, small town, family relations, family problems, social relations, girl, bail, down on your luck, realism, crimes, neo noir, search, disappearance, teenage life, drug trade, court, family, greed, family life, dysfunctional family, loneliness, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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 dramatic films with plots about family relations, storytelling, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, death, dialogue and runaway mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Winter's Bone: The Poker House (2008), Affliction (1997), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), Keane (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family in crisis, prostitute, family relations, small town, teenage life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, down on your luck, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 14K
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, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, domestic violence, arson, machismo, halloween, abusive father, snow, sheriff, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: hippie, sexual abuse, cult, estrangement, society, siblings relations, in-laws, haunted by the past, nightmare, religions or cults, lake or river, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
42%
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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: bleak, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: kidnapping, drug abuse, missing child, mental illness, delusion, hotel, search, poverty, bar, schizophrenia, paranoia, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage sexuality, innocence lost, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1991
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: bleak, sincere, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, courtroom drama, teen angst, dishonesty, small town life, family life, law enforcement, teenage life, deadly, introspection, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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 ⇓
36%
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: serious, intense, emotional, talky, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, family relations, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
 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: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, danger, nuclear war, chaos, parents and children, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family life, family problems, missing person, crimes, parents and children, single parent, life is a bitch, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, vandalism, investigation, sexual abuse, therapist, forensics, birthday, hitchhiker, prostitute, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, life is a bitch, suicide, dysfunctional family, small town, siblings relations, haunted by the past, family relations, unfulfillment, homecoming, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, fbi, insomnia, police corruption, blackmail, small town, police detective, investigator, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dog, small town, on the road, realism, drifter, human nature, society, pets, alienation, financial problem, disappearance, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family business, survival, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, against the odds, family in crisis, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Down to the Bone (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Style: gloomy, touching, sincere, serious, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, infidelity, rehabilitation, cocaine, snake, family life, pets, going straight, cliche, family problems, couples, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: small town, murder, dysfunctional family, mystery, siblings relations, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, parents and children, domestic disturbance, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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 ⇓
29%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, youth, coming of age, family relations, working class, americana, parents and children, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional character, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia, alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, antisocial behavior, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, guilt, violence, family problems, estrangement, mass murder, tragic event, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 517K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
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: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, small town life, life is a bitch, uncover truth, missing person, small town, social relations, vengeance, false accusation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, thought provoking, mind bending, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, haunted by the past, police investigation, small town, investigation, mystery, crime, generation gap, law enforcement, small town life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: talky, emotional, dark humor, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, family secret, poet, death in the family, humiliation, overbearing parent, parents and children, overcoming, conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, surprise ending, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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