Movies like Bluebird

If you like "Bluebird" you are looking for bleak, serious and sincere movies about / with drugs/alcohol, parents and children, small town, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, working class and life turned upside down themes of Drama genre shot in Sweden or USA.
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Bluebird
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 enormous consequences.
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, small town, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, social relations, single parent, vengeance, alcohol abuse, driver, winter, bus, drug abuse, isolation, small town life, teenage life, rivalry, society, youth, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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Olive Kitteridge
Drama
USA
239 min.
 8.3
Nobody Knows
Drama
Japan
141 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to Bluebird

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about parents and children, family relations, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, family in crisis and single parent mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Bluebird: Low Tide (2012), About Sunny (2011), Cook County (2009), Empire of Dirt (2013), Like Dandelion Dust (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Low Tide
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: realism, single parent, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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 6.5
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About Sunny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   73%
 
 6.7
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Cook County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   68%
 
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Empire of Dirt
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, small town, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, danger, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, social misfits, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   62%
 
Like Dandelion Dust
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adoption, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, legal action, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   52%
 
 5.2
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Toe to Toe
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Out on the lacrosse pitch, wealthy but troubled Jesse and poor but driven Tosha form an easy and deep bond, but their relationship is threatened once they enter the hallways of an elite prep school they attend in Washington, D.C. There, they must ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, high school, interracial relations, social differences, high school life, teenage life, society, youth, friends, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Olive Kitteridge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, depression, tragedy, loneliness, life, small town life, sarcasm, relationships, mental illness, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, california, maine
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Putty Hill
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
 6.8
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The Angel
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug addict becomes a mother and has to deal with responsibility and self-respect.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: downfall, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, realism, addiction, small town, drug abuse, life is a bitch, family problems, single parent, domestic disturbance, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
 6.4
 715
Angela
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: single parent, small town, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, mental illness, parents and children, siblings relations, pregnancy, family in crisis, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
The End of Love
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, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: babies and infants, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, single father, single parent, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
Shirley Adams
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, disability, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   42%
 
 6.9
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Islander
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: starting over, human nature, hopes, ocean or sea, island, family problems, small town, redemption, family relations, social misfits, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
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Zion and His Brother
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: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, introspection, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, single parent, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   37%
 
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Mouth to Mouth
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage girl Vera left her family after an incident at home, and is now living with a middle-aged drug addict, Morgan, who is using her as a prostitute to get money for drugs and debts. Meanwhile, the rest of her family is falling apart, and her ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: prostitute, parents and children, urban ghetto, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, teenage life, urban ghetto life, estrangement, life is a bitch, society, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 7.7
 111
Laurel Avenue
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Laurel Avenue is an American three-hour television miniseries which aired on HBO on July 10 and 11, 1993. It is the story of an eventful weekend in the lives of an extended African American family living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul Aaron and actor ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: r&b, single parent, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, strong sexual content, addiction, suburbs, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, suburban life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 5.4
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Virgin
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: small town, coming of age, parents and children, pregnancy, teenage life, youth, couples, social relations, clergy, social misfits, sexual abuse, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
Bi, Don't Be Afraid
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, estrangement, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, adolescence vs adulthood, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   29%
 
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Speak
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, mute, rape, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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The Turning
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, postmodernism, small town, introspection, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, friendship, infidelity, parents and children, homecoming, small town life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 6.2
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The Neon Bible
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, countryside, small town, introspection, dysfunctional family, book, fantasy world, adaptation, small town life, mentor, society, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
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System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
 5.5
 2K
Bridgend
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Over a 5-year period in Bridgend in Wales, 79 people, many of them teenagers, committed suicide without leaving any clue as to why. This is the starting point for this mysterious social drama.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: dealing with death, small town, parents and children, small town life, teenage life, suicide, youth, family relations, social relations, single parent, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, wales
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
Gracie's Choice
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, parents and children, custody, coming of age, siblings relations, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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 2K
Broken Wings
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: emotional, talky, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, depression, children, single parent, family drama, mother daughter relationship, hospital, human nature, family bonds, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
A Long Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, psychiatrist, teenager, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
 6.6
 2K
Our Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
Thursday Till Sunday
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As she and her family embark on a short vacation, a Chilean teenager slowly comes to the realization that her parents might be splitting up.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: innocence lost, on the road, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, coming of age, youth, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
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System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
Turn the River
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, psychological
Plot: single parent, going straight, human nature, small town, urban ghetto, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling, down on your luck, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 

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Alex of Venice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, starting over, eccentric family, life turned upside down, hopes, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
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Due East
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, destructive relationship, small town, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, single parent, society, family relations, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
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