Movies like Little Chenier

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Little Chenier (2006)
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Little Chenier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: LITTLE CHENIER: A CAJUN STORY is the story of a young man who lives a simple life on a houseboat in the Louisiana bayou with his mentally handicapped brother until one is accused of a crime in the small town.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mental illness, mentally challenged, against the odds, crimes, family relations, family problems, disability, dishonesty, uneducated, brother brother relationship, mental retardation, alligator, small town sheriff, alcoholic father, sibling relationship, misfit, love and romance, couples, world, infidelity, store, siblings relations, bait, cheating wife, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa

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Most similar movies to Little Chenier

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and suspenseful films with plots about family relations, family problems, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, infidelity and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Little Chenier: My Brother (2006), Suburban Madness (2004), Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003), Betrayed at 17 (2011), Cymbeline (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, siblings relations, performer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological
Plot: private detective, murder, dishonesty, family problems, couples, infidelity, crimes, serial killer, dentist, love triangle, under the surface, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, offbeat
Plot: family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, misfit, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, death of mother, con artists, inheritance, mental illness, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.4
 853
Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: serious, touching, suspenseful, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, teenage life, high school life, private vs public, family problems, social relations, family relations, death in the family, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: gang, infidelity, master criminal, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, betrayal, police corruption, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.5
 415
Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, infidelity, parents and children, adultery, disturbed childhood, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.1
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Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: adopted daughter, adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, suspicion, couples, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, couples, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, infidelity, couple relations, murder, serial killer, lifetime, drugs, golddigger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.4
 2K
Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sheriff, parent child relationship, misfit, life is a bitch, family problems, mentally unstable, love and romance, family relations, love affair, couple relations, mother child relationship, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, confined, mentally unstable, twists and turns, power relations, doctors and patients, dissociative identity disorder, dominatrix, psychiatrist, friendship, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, family relations, couples, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, misfit, love and romance, siblings relations, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, mind bending
Plot: infidelity, murder, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, who done it, couples, crimes, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse, father figure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, family life, family problems, introspection, dysfunctional family, mental illness, haunted by the past, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
My Sister's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters take a journey of discovery and reconciliation based on the memoirs of Margaret Moorman. Christine has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and must rely on others for support even though she longs for and independent and ordinary life. ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: sibling relationship, sister, disability, family problems, mental illness, siblings relations, split personality, family relations, family life, schizophrenic, sisters, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, infidelity, fall in love, family problems, couples, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, lifetime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family problems, family relations, human spirit, lifetime, strong female presence, hopes, court hearing, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, mental disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental
Plot: adultery, cheating wife, family problems, couples, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, couple relations, disorder, unfulfillment, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Other Woman (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jill Plumley left her brilliant job as journalist when she married Derek, am important layer with a brilliant career. Now Jill is university teacher. But everything changes when she receive a message from her husbands' secretary and she start ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, murder, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, unfulfillment, lifetime, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Love Is the Drug (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, teenage love, drug dealing, crimes, teenage life, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 202
Open Gate (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In East Texas, a rodeo clown and bull fighters happens upon a drug-smuggling operation.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: unlikely criminals, dishonesty, lifestyle, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, small town, drug smuggling, graphic violence, americana, couples, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 4K
Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Centers on Sara, a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with Jack, a lawyer for a powerful family.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: love affair, cheating wife, infidelity, betrayal, murder, family problems, family in crisis, couples, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, dishonesty, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, love and romance, society, youth, couples, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, culture clash, family relations, family problems, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Romeo Eleven (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Romeo11 is a frequent visitor to internet chat rooms and social networking sites, where he's been engaging in an ongoing flirtation with an attractive woman. But Romeo11 doesn't actually exist; he's the creation of Rami, a teenager ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, disability, hidden identity, dishonesty, parents and children, teenage life, computers and web, restaurant, lie, lebanese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, family problems, family relations, abusive husband, rape, redemption, infidelity, obsession, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.0
 420
He Loves Me (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Laura begins to suspect her husband is cheating on her, she is devastated by his infidelity, despite having a torrid affair of her own. While she desperately tries to save her marriage, Laura's mysterious past begins to emerge, making her ...
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crimes, stalking, suburban life, midlife crisis, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: crimes, infidelity, murder, love triangle, betrayal, romance, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, female protagonist, masturbation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: death in the family, family relations, last wish, family problems, hopes, introspection, dealing with death, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, journey, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Style: serious, talky, clever, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: mental illness, depression, family problems, starting over, family relations, mentally unstable, real world, dysfunctional family, human nature, love and romance, dishonesty, dogma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 744
Silver Tongues (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two lovers travel from town to town playing a dark game of deceit that soon spirals out of control, threatening their very relationship.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: couple relations, hidden identity, couples, dishonesty, juggling, crumbling relationship, love and romance, society, mental disorder, sexual content, manipulation, infidelity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%