Movies like Steel City

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Steel City (2006)
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Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, without financial support to keep his father's house, and is fired from his job and evicted from his house.
Style: emotional, psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: police, family life, youth, family relations, parents and children, couples, dysfunctional family, family problems, redemption, introspection, couple relations, teenage life, society, single parent, family in crisis, siblings relations, hopes, dealing with death, prison, lgbt, tattoo, blue collar, father son relationship, infidelity, confession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, midwest, united states, united states of america

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Most similar movies to Steel City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, dysfunctional family and society mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Steel City: Wild Iris (2001), Face (2002), Children of Invention (2009), Red Doors (2005), Open Window (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: couples, parents and children, dysfunctional family, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, family relations, family problems, teenage life, introspection, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, youth, coming of age, love and romance, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
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93%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sad
Plot: youth, single parent, working class, family problems, siblings relations, society, eviction, parents and children, family relations, suburbs, child, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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89%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, parents and children, culture clash, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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89%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: rape, dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, couple relations, haunted by the past, female nudity, family in crisis, vegetarian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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87%
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The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: realistic, touching, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: custody, mexican american border, smuggling, immigrants, single parent, parents and children, introspection, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, illegal immigration, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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87%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, coming of age, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, dysfunctional family, hospital, teenage life, parents and children, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, family problems, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, redemption, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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
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85%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: missionary, youth, life is a bitch, couples, terminal illness, self discovery, working class, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, society, youth, introspection, working class, family in crisis, siblings relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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82%
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Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, elderly, betrayal, starting over, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, canada, british columbia
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82%
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No Way Home (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: crimes, bar fight, self discovery, strip club, ex convict, estrangement, family problems, family relations, couples, siblings relations, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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82%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single father, family relations, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children, family in crisis, parent child relationship, babies and infants, death in the family, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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82%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, grief, death of wife, accidental death, society, love, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, family problems, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, unfulfillment, womanizer, hopes, crumbling marriage, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Wool Cap (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This film, originally made for tv, stars William H. Macy as a mute superintendent of a apartment building that is falling apart who becomes the unwilling guardian to a young girl with a bit of an attitude. The film is an updated and Americanized ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, feel good
Plot: introspection, redemption, friendship, life is a bitch, hopes, misfit, family life, custody, family problems, human nature, parents and children, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, winter, family problems, family in crisis, single parent, youth, drug abuse, working class, teenage life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, interracial relations, drug abuse, introspection, addiction, couple relations, haunted by the past, athlete's life, romance, hopes, rehabilitation ...
Time: 90s
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78%
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Hellion (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother Wes with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: youth, motocross, brother brother relationship, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, dysfunctional family, death of mother, social worker, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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78%
Blood of My Blood (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Portugal
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, single parent, family life, working class, family problems, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, violence, sex, aunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
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78%
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Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: captivating, sincere, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, self discovery, family problems, introspection, human nature, supportive spouse, family in crisis, medical school, hopes, love, empire, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Brooklyn Lobster (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Giorgio's Lobster Farm has been a tradition in Brooklyn for over 65 years. Manned by an eccentric crew and serving the best seafood in the state
Style: humorous, emotional, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family business, save the day, family relations, restaurant, family problems, working class, society, estrangement, parents and children, siblings relations, bank, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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77%
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, introspection, love affair, parents and children, redemption, family relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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76%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, redemption, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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76%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, teenage life, family business, society, workplace, youth, hopes, family problems, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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76%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, hopes, elderly, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family problems, aging, youth, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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76%
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Chrystal (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Man (played by: Billy Bob Thornton) is still in shock many years after a devistating accident takes the life of his only son and perminantly injures his wife. After all of these years the man finaly comes home to his still married wife (Played by: ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, death in the family, homecoming, starting over, addiction, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, grief, missing child, white trash ...
Time: contemporary
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75%