Movies like Milwaukee, Minnesota

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Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)
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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, putting his aggressors against one another in a race for his trust. Using his skills that make him a gifted fisherman, Albert turns the tables on his seemingly doomed fate, capturing the heart of the woman most eager to deceive him, and fooling the man most intent on destroying him.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, misfit, contests and competitions, transvestism, clergy, parents and children, crime, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, society, small town life, family business, social misfits, small town, siblings relations, cons and scams, social relations, hit and run, suburbs, inheritance, mental illness, fisherman, autism, death of mother, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, wisconsin

Most similar movies to Milwaukee, Minnesota

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, small town, family problems, small town life and social relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Milwaukee, Minnesota: Virgin (2003), Miracle Run (2004), Blue River (1995), Older Than America (2008), Fly Away (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: pregnancy, social misfits, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, youth, small town life, couples, teenage life, society, sexual abuse, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
 7.6
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Miracle Run (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Single mom Corrine discovers that her twins are autistic. She refuses to give up on their potential, even though it seems that the rest of the world has turned its back on them. Thanks to this incredible mother's support, her boys accomplish ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: autism, hospital, family relations, dealing with death, contests and competitions, mute or deaf, power relations, hopes, human spirit, teenage life, mentally challenged, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.8
 240
Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, society, family problems, teenage life, small town life, family life, siblings relations, family relations, vengeance, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Older Than America (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The truth of the past come to light in a series of haunting visions in this drama. The strange visions grow more vivid with each passing day, a young woman of Native American heritage begins piecing together a Catholic priests diabolical plot to ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: haunted by the past, racism, deadly, dishonesty, family relations, life is a bitch, against humanity, parents and children, clergy, social relations, society, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.3
 324
Fly Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: autism, family relations, social misfits, communication problem, child illness, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, misfit, parents and children, coming of age, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 414
Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: small town, disorder, small town life, social relations, redemption, americana, scout, hopes, society, introspection, misfit, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: farm, alcoholic, poverty, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, cons and scams, family relations, family in crisis, rich and poor, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.9
 543
Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: social relations, self discovery, youth, single parent, teenage life, suburbs, coming of age, parents and children, suburban life, family relations, siblings relations, haunted by the past
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.5
 618
Girlfriend (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, unfulfillment, friends, small town, friendship, impossible love, wooing, mentally challenged, human spirit, society, misfit, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, single parent, youth, kids in trouble, society, family problems, eviction, working class, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Of Mice and Men (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always watch over his intellectually disabled friend, and keep him out of danger, both to himself and to ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: great depression, man child, misfit, adult as child, social relations, friends, down on your luck, power relations, friendship, human nature, society, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: mind bending, offbeat, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, unfulfillment, elderly, haunted by the past, misfit, human nature, society, anti semitism, aging, heroes, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: redemption, island, human nature, starting over, misfit, friendship, small town, estrangement, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Home Before Dark (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's 1963 in rural Massachusetts, and Nora James has the usual worries of an eleven year-old girl:lipstick, first crushes, staying out of trouble at school...not easy when your teacher is the elderly Sister Concilia. And even harder when your ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: small town life, love affair, deadly, family problems, single parent, society, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, hopes, unfulfillment, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Residents of the small town of Peyton Place aren't pleased when they realize they're the characters in local writer Allison MacKenzie's controversial first novel. A sequel to the hit 1957 film.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, couples, social decay, love affair, teenage life, family problems, small town life, single parent, youth, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, new york, massachusetts, new england, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Lightning Bug (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this drama thriller set in the South, a young boy named Green (Bret Harrison) longs to escape his unhappy life but feels trapped in his hometown. A gifted special-effects makeup artist, Green has big dreams of working in Hollywood. But the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, biting
Plot: alcohol abuse, family problems, social relations, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, small town life, hollywood, small town, youth, abuse, religion, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Yonkers Joe (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Yonkers Joe tells the story of a dice hustler whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: gambling, casino, crime, cons and scams, hopes, parents and children, family relations, one last chance, crimes, mentally challenged, dishonesty, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 775
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: realistic, atmospheric, bleak, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bus, drugs/alcohol, family in crisis, life is a bitch, working class, single parent, youth, drug abuse, isolation, dysfunctional family, small town, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Back to School Mom (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that, for once, she can finally finish something she started. Back at her old ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: social relations, small town life, small town, starting over, redemption, homecoming, life is a bitch, family relations, unfulfillment, college, college life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, americana, couples, small town life, human nature, society, friends, family relations, parents and children, social relations, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
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Angel Baby (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman who believes she has been chosen by God to heal people is taken in by a greedy promoter and his shrewish wife to make the rounds of the rural South - she to save souls and heal the sick, he to make as much money as he possibly can.
Style: biting, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, faith, blindness, hopes, misfit, innocence lost, suburbs, dishonesty, small town life, mentally challenged, sexual abuse, drug dealing ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: small town, church, self discovery, social misfits, family relations, dull life, village life, youth, homecoming, religions or cults, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, obesity, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: prank, lesbian, society, single parent, culture clash, youth, monastery, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, suburbs, eccentric family, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, family problems, haunted by the past, romance, family relations, parents and children, social relations, love and romance, youth, island, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, dealing with death, cause and meaning, unfulfillment, ghost, small town life, human nature, midlife crisis, small town, family business, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
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3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: unemployment, social misfits, unfulfillment, family relations, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, misfit, society, disorder, family problems
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, offbeat, touching, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, human nature, misfit, family problems, family life, small town life, coming of age, small town, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: adoption, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, interracial relations, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, housewife, mother daughter relationship, rape, birth mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Third Side of the River (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tensions rise when a doctor (Daniel Veronese) pressures his teenage son to follow in his footsteps.
Style: tense, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, youth, small town life, teenage life, family problems, favoritism, coming of age, social relations, small town, parents and children, family relations, under the surface
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%