Movies like Mommy

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Mommy (2014)
 8.1
 55K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, psychological, touching, depressing, surreal, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquent, incest overtones, mother son relationship, teenage life, troubled teen, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, rebelliousness, anti conformity, single mother, parent child relationship, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, uneducated, mysterious character, down on your luck, sexual relations, teenage boy, violence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, year 1982, year 2010, near future ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec

Most similar movies to Mommy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, friendship, family problems, mother daughter relationship and storytelling mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Mommy: I Killed My Mother (2009), Boyhood (2014), Evil (2003), Fish Tank (2009), All or Nothing (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay son, lgbt, youth, single mother, mother son conflict, lgbt teen, single parent, domineering mother ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 347K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, stepsister stepsister relationship, childhood, divorced parents, boy, marital problem, brother sister relationship, divorce, bully, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2003, year 2007 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 37K
Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rebellion, bully, rebelliousness, private school, corporal punishment, friendship, life is a bitch, violence, humiliation, boarding school life, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 61K
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, gloomy, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, rebelliousness, fall in love, innocence lost, life is a bitch, youth, adolescence, coming of age, family problems, mother's boyfriend, dysfunctional family, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 10K
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, injustice, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, couple relations, midlife crisis, family life, human nature, haunted by the past, fall in love, teenage life, innocence lost, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 85K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: peer pressure, dysfunctional family, coming of age, underage drinking, kids in trouble, addiction, friendship, friends, theft, juvenile delinquency, mother daughter relationship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 4K
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, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, power relations, youth, teenage life, family in crisis, teachers and students, family problems, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: meditative, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, prison life, parents and children, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, italy, los angeles, paris france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 52K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, youth, arson, depression, stranger, life is a bitch, grief, bully, rebelliousness, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 3K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, teenage life, parents and children, going straight, friendship, drug addiction, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cold war, family relations, friendship, family, immigrants, love and romance, self discovery, on the run, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1950, year 1956 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, austria, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dangerous Child (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A divorced mother faces the bitter irony of being suspected of child abuse when in fact her own teen son is taking verbal and physical swipes at her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: family relations, single parent, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, domestic disturbance, false accusation, teen angst, divorced parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 6K
Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: depression, domestic violence, family relations, alcoholic, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, strong sexual content, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, single parent, teenage life, estrangement, human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, hopes, redemption, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Everything Is Fine (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Josh is an ordinary teen living in an ordinary suburb. One morning he finds his friend's dead body. Next, he discovers that three more friends also have killed themselves, leaving him out of their pact. As the sole survivor, Josh becomes more ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, lifestyle, parents and children, family relations, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, loneliness, teen suicide, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 32K
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, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, custody, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, non-linear, emotional, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, incest, family problems, small town life, redemption, betrayal, lawyer, bus, drowning, lawsuit, snow, loss of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: melancholic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, single parent, parents and children, island, first sex, teenage life, rebelliousness, isolation, innocence lost, virginity, sexual exploration, commune ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, future
Place: usa, vermont, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: thought provoking, realistic, suspense, biting, serious ...
Plot: family relations, social worker, pregnancy, love, working class, fighting the system, immigrants, dysfunctional family, rivalry, domestic disturbance, hopes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, liverpool, paraguay, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 6K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 224
Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, loss of spouse, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, grief, white male black female relationship, best friend, starting over, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, unsupportive parent, dysfunctional family, marriage, crumbling marriage, starting over, family problems, family in crisis, nanny, irresponsible, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, child rape, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 3K
Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, unemployment, domestic violence, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, society, youth, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, liverpool, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, sexy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly lovers, youth, family life, estrangement, couples, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, coming of age, single parent ...
Time: 60s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%