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: social misfits, parents and children, inheritance, mental illness, crime, siblings relations, family business, small town, small town life, suburbs, family relations, clergy, mentally challenged, contests and competitions, cons and scams, dysfunctional family, transvestism, misfit, society, social relations, hit and run, fisherman, autism, death of mother, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa, wisconsin, milwaukee wisconsin

Most similar movies to Milwaukee, Minnesota

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, society, family problems, youth, small town and single parent mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Milwaukee, Minnesota: Virgin (2003), Older Than America (2008), Miracle Run (2004), Fly Away (2011), Blue River (1995). 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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, small town, parents and children, teenage life, youth, couples, social relations, clergy, social misfits, sexual abuse, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
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: bleak, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: society, social relations, clergy, parents and children, genocide, haunted by the past, racism, americana, against humanity, deadly, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
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94%
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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: serious, realistic
Plot: autism, dedicated educator, hospital, mentally challenged, school, mute or deaf, single parent, social misfits, dealing with death, follow your dream, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
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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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: autism, single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 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, family life, youth, sibling relationship, religious fundamentalist, family relations, school, small town, single parent, betrayal, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, redemption, fish out of water, introspection, americana, small town life, hopes, misfit, society, social relations, disorder, scout ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: alcoholic, farm, poverty, social misfits, countryside, rich and poor, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, unemployment, estrangement, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: bleak, serious, offbeat, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, obsession, friendship, parents and children, haunted by the past, society, unfulfillment, social misfits, aging, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, suburbs, youth, family relations, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, suburban life, teenage life, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, realistic, touching
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, small town, life is a bitch, misfit, single parent, dealing with death, human spirit, impossible love, wooing, unemployment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 752
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: sentimental, serious, touching, realistic, exciting
Plot: gambling, casino, parents and children, cons and scams, crime, dishonesty, family relations, mentally challenged, redemption, heist, crimes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, new york, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: single parent, siblings relations, suburbs, family in crisis, youth, family problems, family relations, parents and children, working class, kids in trouble, society, eviction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 253
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: island, redemption, starting over, human nature, hopes, ocean or sea, family problems, small town, family relations, social misfits, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: small town, church, clergy, young lovers, introspection, countryside, parents and children, family life, urban, village, small town life, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: great depression, man child, farm, friendship, working class, misfit, power relations, friends, human nature, down on your luck, americana, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, offbeat, sincere ...
Plot: small town, single parent, dealing with death, self discovery, family business, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, estrangement, ghost, human nature, small town life, cause and meaning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, homecoming, college, small town, redemption, college life, small town life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: lesbian, prank, golden years, suburbs, immigrants, single parent, monastery, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: bus, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, small town, winter, driver, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, realistic, psychological, biting
Plot: alcohol abuse, hollywood, family problems, small town, dysfunctional family, social relations, small town life, life is a bitch, youth, religion, abuse, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: young lovers, island, fall in love, romance, love affair, small town, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, small town life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, single parent, small town life, coming of age, society, family problems, family relations, social relations, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 50s
Place: massachusetts, new england, new hampshire, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 38
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, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, family problems, social misfits, unemployment, life turned upside down, misfit, family relations, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: adoption, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, interracial relations, dysfunctional family, society, birth mother, housewife, mother daughter relationship, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: aging, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, dysfunctional family, estrangement, righting the wronged, hopes, family problems, family relations, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Glass Menagerie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: single parent, parents and children, romance, suburbs, dysfunctional family, dull life, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, suburban life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 736
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, pregnancy, single parent, dealing with death, small town, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: nanny, single parent, parents and children, mental institution, school, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, countryside, small town, family problems, family relations, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts
⇓ 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: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town life, small town, teenage life, under the surface, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, social relations, favoritism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 936
Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, single parent, couple relations, hospital, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%