Movies like Wanda

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Wanda (1970)
 7.1
 2K
Wanda (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Wanda, after a string of abusive relationships, abandons her family and seeks solace in the company of a petty criminal (Michael Higgins).
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, no music
Plot: on the road, thief, travel, bar, feminism, single parent, social misfits, crumbling marriage, starting over, human nature, introspection, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, down on your luck, working class, hopes, society, heist, crimes, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, religion, shooting ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa

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Most similar movies to Wanda

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and bleak films with plots about society, life is a bitch, crimes, family relations, redemption, husband wife relationship and hopes mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Wanda: CrissCross (1992), God's Pocket (2014), At Close Range (1986), Turn the River (2007), Drugstore Cowboy (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
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CrissCross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in 1969, a twelve-year-old grows up in Key West with his mother, who is paying the bills by stripping at the local topless bar. The boy finds out about her activities and tries to convince her to stop, to no avail. A local restaurant owner hires ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: single parent, monastery, on the road, crime, parents and children, dysfunctional family, restaurant, family life, family relations, drug dealing, rescue, human spirit ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 10K
God's Pocket (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A boozy lowlife tries to bury the truth about his crazy stepson's suspicious death, but a nosy newspaper columnist and the young man's mother complicate matters.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: down on your luck, drugs/alcohol, realism, working class, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, investigation, couple relations, infidelity, crimes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.0
 13K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, sociopath, rape, gun, crime, gang, parents and children, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological
Plot: gambling, billiards, kidnapping, single parent, going straight, human nature, small town, redemption, urban ghetto, parents and children, addiction, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: dark humor, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, robbery, overdose, motel, friendship, addiction, drug dealer, junkie, hat, superstition, group therapy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.7
 2K
Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, abusive father, theft, money, debt, classroom, juvenile delinquency, working class, corporal punishment, spanking, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 23K
Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, poverty, border crossing, native american reservation, snow, ice, illegal immigrant, smuggling, christmas, desperation, unlikely criminals, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, canada, quebec, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, rough, thought provoking
Plot: native american reservation, arson, vandalism, human nature, family life, crime, crimes, society, family relations, store, small town, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, south dakota, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Rain People (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A housewife who feels trapped leaves home and takes up with a hitchhiker.
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: on the road, starting over, feminism, housewife, hitchhiker, runaway, pregnancy, suburbs, pregnant woman, human nature, introspection, hopes ...
Time: 60s
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 1K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: redemption, dealing with death, starting over, couple relations, death in the family, missing child, family in crisis, haunted by the past, homecoming, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
What Alice Found (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A poor young woman is recruited by a friendly couple traveling in an RV into becoming part of the dark world of truck stop prostitution.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, psychological
Plot: on the road, car breakdown, prostitute, small town, social misfits, on the run, college, innocence lost, cons and scams, down on your luck, small town life, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new hampshire, florida, usa, kentucky, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, buddies, social misfits, couple relations, mental illness, parents and children, rich and poor, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 2K
Normal Life (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: love, bar, destructive relationship, crime, crimes, suburbs, murder, bank, robbery, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: domestic violence, murder, dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, killer, small town, legal action, legal investigation, vengeance, redemption, couple relations, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 6K
Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: clever, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: union, robbery, factory, working class, crime, drinking, heist, fighting the system, crime gone awry, blackmail, assembly line, bar ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 4K
Pony Rides (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: New Orleans, 1981. Sonny Phillips, just discharged from the Army, returns home. The only life he's known is as a gigolo, working for his mother, but he wants to leave that behind. However, the job his Army buddy promised doesn't ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, parents and children, family life, family relations, buddies, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, military life, society, older woman younger man relationship, brothel madam ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 3K
Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, fbi, police, gun, murder, crime, on the run, unemployment, college graduate, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gang, murder, crime, urban, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, social misfits, witnessing a crime, legal action, siblings relations, family life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.4
 503
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, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: police, busboy, blue collar, tattoo, single parent, dealing with death, introspection, redemption, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 454
Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, urban ghetto, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation, self discovery, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 247
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family in crisis, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, heist, unemployment, crimes, society, family relations, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An abandoned teen jumps a freight train in Philadelphia intent on reaching his uncle in Indiana, whom he believes will help him with financial difficulties including a pregnant girlfriend. In Ohio, he meets another homeless teen, who escorts him to ...
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: on the road, friendship, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, self discovery, father, prison, down on your luck, teenage life, coming of age, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, oklahoma, st. louis missouri, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: parole officer, prison, murder, bank robbery, friendship, crime gone awry, crime, going straight, parolee, jewel robbery, police, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.9
 42K
Joe (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The rough-hewn boss of a lumber crew courts trouble when he steps in to protect the youngest member of his team from an abusive father.
Style: touching, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, child abuse, alcoholic, murder, teenager, pedophilia, snake, prostitute, rain, bridge, brothel, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: rough, talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, priest, church, vendetta, bar, drink, gun, gangsters, murder, crime, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, urban, social misfits, arms dealing, crime, urban ghetto, down on your luck, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, crimes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Grace & Mercy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In poor health and dead broke, Grace has a plan to provide a future for her young daughter. With the help of her sister Mercy, she robs her former employer. But an alarm goes off during the robbery and they escape into a nearby church. They hold the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: church, crime, criminal heroes, hostages, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, siblings relations, down on your luck, confined, crimes, society, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 7K
Money (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to ...
Style: bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, forgery, murder, human nature, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, frame up, heist, teenage life, injustice, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 97
Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, desert, factory, self discovery, workplace romance, small town life, unemployment, small town, estrangement, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Boy Called Hate (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a run-in with the law, an angry maladjusted young man starts calling himself "Hate". One night he saves a girl from a lusty Assistant District Attorney. He falsely accuses them of robbery, so they go on the run and make things worse.
Style: serious, bleak, gloomy, realistic
Plot: on the road, on the run, murder, juvenile delinquency, crime, lovers on the run, suburbs, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, crimes, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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