Movies like Skins 2002

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Skins (2002)
 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: thought provoking, rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: native american reservation, vandalism, arson, crimes, family relations, crime, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, family life, vigilantism, unemployment, society, human nature, small town life, small town, siblings relations, homecoming, social relations, store, love, native american, thief, vengeance, american football, spider ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, vietnam, asia, usa, south dakota

Most similar movies to Skins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and bleak films with plots about murder, crimes, life is a bitch, father son relationship, family relations, redemption and drinking mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Skins: River's Edge (1986), Ash Wednesday (2002), The Indian Runner (1991), Blue Ridge Fall (1999), The Judge (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 14K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, thought provoking, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, strangulation, police, sex, crime, strong sexual content, family problems, deadly, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, talky, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, love triangle, murder, drink, bar, vendetta, gun, church, priest, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: tense, realistic, emotional, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: small town, vandalism, pregnancy, arson, vietnam war, family relations, goodhearted, on the run, parents and children, couple relations, babies and infants, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: ohio, asia, vietnam, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Blue Ridge Fall (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a boy kills his father he must turn to his frinds to cover his tracks with tests their loyality and friendship.
Style: realistic, tense, serious
Plot: high school, friendship, murder, small town, social relations, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, society, high school life, best friends, gang, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.4
 161K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, suspenseful, emotional, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, hotshot lawyer, crimes, uncover truth, manslaughter, father son estrangement, jury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, rough, gloomy, serious, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, working class, debt, classroom, theft, abusive father, money, juvenile delinquency, corporal punishment, redemption, spanking ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 950
The Visitors (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hostage, vietnam veteran, rape, revenge, veteran, deadly, rivalry, friendship, life is a bitch, friends, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 29K
Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, kids, teens
Plot: prank, bully, birthday, unsupportive friend, friends, small town, coming of age, friendship, guilt, boat, first love, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, murder, violence, homecoming, vietnam veteran, crime, rivalry, deadly, buddies, death wish, human nature ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 27K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gang, redemption, bully, robbery, murder, criminal, police, slum, baby, fight, urban ghetto life, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, bedroom, corpse, strike, great depression, crime, vengeance, introspection, labor union, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, gun, sociopath, crime, kids in trouble, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, juvenile delinquency, african american, marijuana, homecoming, loss of friend, racial slur, urban ghetto, estrangement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 2005, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Jimmy and Judy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two misunderstood suburban kids challenge society and run from the police while documenting all of their deeds with a digital camera.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: on the run, high school, vandalism, rapist, murder, hit and run, vengeance, police, revenge, video camera, cross dressing, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, tense, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, poverty, native american reservation, christmas, desperation, smuggling, ice, border crossing, snow, illegal immigration, illegal immigrant, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, canada, new york state, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a long time in the army, an Afro-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando believes his brother to have been innocent and seeks a proof for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: injustice, electric chair, false accusation, murder, racism, crime, siblings relations, legal investigation, deadly, dishonesty, small town life, haunted by the past ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, sexy ...
Plot: bar, love, destructive relationship, crime, heist, couples, fall in love, vengeance, police corruption, drug abuse, addiction, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Son of the Shark (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brothers Martin and Simon, not yet teens, are incorrigible vandals; Martin runs away from reform school, Simon from foster homes, and they always find each other in a seacoast town of Lignan, where their destructive behavior is infamous. (It may ...
Style: rough, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, society, orphan, family life, youth, siblings relations, kids in trouble, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage boy, robbery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.4
 6K
Levity (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Manuel Jordan is a man who is free after serving 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery. After nearly two decades of staring at his victim's face on a newspaper clipping in his cell, the paroled man attempts to find ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, sin, murder, prison, robbery, singer, police, criminal, revenge, gang, vandalism, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 565
Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: siblings relations, crime, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, homecoming, reunion, youth, society, small town, criminal heroes, crimes, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: domestic violence, murder, legal, vengeance, power relations, social relations, small town life, deadly, family problems, couples, redemption, courtroom drama ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an adoring wife and mother is taken hostage during a robbery and brutally murdered.
Style: touching, psychological, rough, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, heist, human nature, crime, life turned upside down, small town life, family life, death in the family, murder, small town, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
South Central (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man is put to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop with crime but his son has yet followed the criminal path of his father.
Style: captivating, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, prison, gang, murder, society, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, sexual abuse, parents and children, vengeance, investigation, down on your luck, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, siblings relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, infidelity, russian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, crime, gang, siblings relations, crimes, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.8
 110K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, racial slur, football, tragic event, party ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, rough, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, redemption, friendship, teenager, hopes, murder, alcoholic, small town, life is a bitch, 15 year old, father son relationship, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 6K
10th & Wolf (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, mafia, life is a bitch, siblings relations, crime, family relations, special agents, crimes, homecoming, gangsters, marines, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, year 1984, 1990s
Place: usa, philadelphia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 67K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gang, friendship, small town, murder, machismo, juvenile delinquency, book, street gang, juvenile delinquent, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, realistic, gloomy, no music
Plot: on the road, feminism, bar, thief, travel, redemption, heist, working class, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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