Movies like Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake

If you like "Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake" you are looking for serious, realistic and suspenseful movies about / with friendship, youth, family problems, who done it, power relations, teenage boy and school themes of Crime and Drama genre shot in Sweden or Norway.
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.
Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)
 6.5
 2K
Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)
Original name: Kim Novak badade aldrig i Genesarets sjö
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 14-year old Erik gets sent to live with his older brother, Henry, during the summer as his mother is dying in cancer. Henry starts dating Ewa, who is married to Berra. A few days after Ewa shows up battered and bruised from an altercation with Berra, he is found dead on a nearby parking lot.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: friendship, youth, family problems, who done it, power relations, teenage boy, school, vacation, brother brother relationship, murder mystery, crimes, ocean or sea, friends, family relations, teachers and students, crime, small town life, small town, sex, teenager, island, writers, violence, forest, blonde ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: sweden, eastern europe

Most similar movies to Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about crimes, friendship, youth, coming of age, friends, family relations and teenage life mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake: That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), The Hillz (2004), Brooklyn Rules (2007), Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994), Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, youth, juvenile delinquent, parents and children, teenage life, friends, buddies, juvenile delinquency, crimes, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.8
 6K
The Hillz (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A promising college athlete takes a turn for the worse when he hooks up with old highschool friends during his summer break.
Style: surreal, serious, realistic, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, crimes, gang, buddies, youth, suburbs, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, brooklyn new york city, crimes, friends, love affair, coming of age, youth, murder, revenge, rivalry, city life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: youth, coming of age, friendship, human nature, working class, teenage life, family relations, friends, kids in trouble, mysterious character, manipulation, soccer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, who done it, law enforcement, police station, gangsters, deadly, mystery, police officer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, teenage life, youth, social relations, drugs, harvest, police, romance, crimes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.1
 3K
Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, street gang, high school life, parents and children, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, urban ghetto, friendship, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.4
 606
Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming of age, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, young heroes, teenage girl, teenage boy, down on your luck, siblings relations, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 514
Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, love and romance, crimes, youth, couples, friendship, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 2K
Foxfire (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, gloomy
Plot: feminism, strong female presence, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, rebellion, youth, society, gang, vandalism, small town, gender, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.2
 30K
Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: prank, bully, birthday, kids in trouble, unsupportive friend, boat, friends, small town, friendship, guilt, drowning, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Powers That Be (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: youth, sex with a stranger, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang, high school life, teenager, society, interracial relations, hip hop, teenage life, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: friendship, tough law enforcer, heist, infidelity, family problems, buddies, crime, downfall, crimes, haunted by the past, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 3K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, friends, power relations, youth, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, biting, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychiatrist, mental institution, poison, family relations, friends, family problems, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, death in the family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 110
State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, mind game, mystery, crimes, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal psychologist, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 3K
Awaydays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, down on your luck, unemployment, violence spree, troublemaker, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 74K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gang, juvenile delinquent, book, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, machismo, juvenile delinquency, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 395
Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, youth, family relations, friendship, family in crisis, solace, friends, public health, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 2K
7 Virgins (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tano is 16-years-old and is already sitting in jail. In 48 hours he’s a free man and off to the wedding of his brother. In the two days he recounts his neighborhood in a section of Sevilla.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: wedding, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, juvenile delinquency, family life, homecoming, parents and children, society, buddies, youth, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, crime, deadly, prostitute, violence spree, father son relationship, violence, sex, sex scene ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 1K
The Chef (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Året är 1969. Artonårige Martin mönstrar på som andrekock på lastfartyget "Snow Drift", med destination Kapstaden. Det är Martins tredje resa. I fartygets kök härskar förstekocken Peter Stein, här är allting underkastat hans ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: youth, ship, follow your dream, friendship, nothing goes right, hopes, revenge, murder, twentysomething life, workplace situations, ocean or sea, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Home of the Giants (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, basketball movie
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, sport, teenage life, athlete's life, love and romance, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, teenager, basketball, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, revenge, funeral, rivalry, crimes, mentally unstable, parents and children, custody, couples, family problems, death of child, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jack Irish is thrown into a world of club owners, drug dealers and killers when he is hired by a judge to find a mysterious red book.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: nightclub, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, danger, crimes, mystery, drug dealer, sexual content, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 424
Out of Hand (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal - and attend a private school. They can't find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: abduction, teenage life, violence against women, youth, crimes, coming of age, friendship, missing person, kidnapping, school, hostage, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid, new york, philadelphia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, child killer, law enforcement, who done it, family relations, mystery, disorder, danger, dishonesty, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 426
Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, love and romance, disgraced, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, single parent, human nature, isolation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Sweet Orange Tree (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Zezé is an 8 year old boy who, although a naughty boy, has a good heart. He leads a very modest life, due to the fact that his father has been unemployed for a long time, and has the habit of having long conversations with a sweet orange tree which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, family life, friends, mischievous children, youth, father son relationship, tree, book, boy, poverty, school ...
Time: 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, who done it, parents and children, small town life, mystery, media, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Related movie lists