Movies like Skins 2002

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Skins (2002)
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: native american reservation, native american, brother brother relationship, family relations, arson, vandalism, life is a bitch, vigilantism, homecoming, crimes, unemployment, social relations, siblings relations, human nature, small town life, male female relationship, husband wife relationship, vigilante, american football, empire, drug addiction, childhood trauma, indigenous people, alcohol abuse, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, vietnam, usa, asia, 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 crimes, life is a bitch, murder, family relations, father son relationship, death and gun mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Skins: The Indian Runner (1991), Ash Wednesday (2002), The Judge (2014), Frozen River (2008), Blue Ridge Fall (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, small town, brother brother relationship, pregnancy, human nature, family problems, brothers, murder, crimes, death, childhood, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: usa, nebraska, ohio, vietnam, asia
⇓ 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: intense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, violence, organized crime, murder, love triangle, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, boston, ireland, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: thought provoking, emotional, harsh, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, childhood, urban ghetto life, friendship, gangsters, street kid, violence, loss of friend, foul language, depression, anger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s, year 1986 ...
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.4
 191K
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, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, small town, judge, hotshot lawyer, court, murder trial, jury, homecoming, parent child relationship, funeral, illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, massachusetts, usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 26K
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: emotional, thought provoking, bleak, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, winter, native americans, native american, smuggling, working class, snow, survival, courage, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, canada, california, new york state, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, friendship, high school, small town, small town life, high school life, teenage life, social relations, kids in trouble, friends, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.1
 265
Duke (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Duke is a modern day telling of a classic western film. Dare and Roost are brothers who have been raised in a reformatory, taught to survive and conditioned to trust no one. They have moved to West Los Angeles, where Dare moonlights himself as a ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, police investigation, fighting crime, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, family relations, tough law enforcer, siblings relations, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 3K
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: emotional, harsh, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child abuse, corporal punishment, coming of age, children, dysfunctional family, working class, abusive father, youth, redemption, alcohol abuse, poverty, debt ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, serious, touching, rough
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, brother brother relationship, boy, psycho, child abuse, creepy child, little boy, children, kids in trouble, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, family problems, family relations, death in the family, small town life, small town, heist, murder, human nature, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: macabre, stylized, bleak, harsh, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, violence, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, vietnam war, vigilante, complex characters, character study, vietnam veteran, homecoming, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, vietnam, asia, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 627
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, working class, criminal heroes, society, small town, homecoming, murder, gangsters, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 7K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, undercover, family relations, crimes, homecoming, haunted by the past, marines, special agents, law enforcement, desert, family dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s, year 1984
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: electric chair, injustice, racism, false accusation, interracial relations, murder, legal investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, blind ambition, mystery ...
Time: 1930s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.2
 703
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, hopes, parents and children, released from prison, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 9K
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: neo noir, talky, light, visually appealing, allegory ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, murder, labor union, flashback, insanity, violence, corpse, strike ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 32K
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: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kids in trouble, friendship, coming of age, prank, bully, bullying, small town, teenager, vengeance, unsupportive friend, guilt, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gang rape, urban ghetto life, youth gang, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, addiction, drug abuse, coming of age, youth, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, gloomy, twists and turns, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, russian mafia, crimes, gang, winter, snow, assassin, hitman, dysfunctional family, immigrants, jewish, sex scene ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tokyo, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 29K
Tsotsi (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: sincere, bleak, emotional, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baby, redemption, gang, poverty, gangsters, bully, slum, friendship, street life, urban ghetto life, murder, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, boston, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Colombia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: World-weary arthur Fernando has returned to his native Colombia to live out his days in peace. But Fernando's once-quiet hometown has become a hotbed of violence, drugs and corruption. On the brink of despair, Fernando meets Alexis, a ...
Style: disturbing, meditative, thought provoking, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gang, murder, poverty, vengeance, lgbt, drug dealing, teenage life, fall in love, love affair, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: colombia, los angeles, latin america, tokyo, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 3K
American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, family problems, teenage life, americana, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, working class, human nature, parents and children, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, virginia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, talky, clever ...
Plot: catholic priest, priest, murder, serial killer, crimes, redemption, police corruption, political corruption, desert, brother brother relationship, betrayal, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 4K
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: road movie, realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: female protagonist, promiscuity, prostitution, low self esteem, religion, attempted rape, thief, drug addiction, social outcast, girl, feminist, affair ...
Time: 60s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspense, twists and turns, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, investigation, murder, crimes, betrayal, corruption, moral dilemma, police officer, organized crime, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 197
Cost of a Soul (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Wounded in the war, Tommy Donahue and DD Davis return home from Iraq to the slum neighborhood they grew up in. Tommy returns to his wife, Faith, whom he abandoned while she was pregnant to escape a life of crime. Tommy meets his disabled six ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: racism, murder, iraq war, crimes, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, homecoming, society, gang, family problems, war veteran, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 58K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, organized crime, interrogation, mafia, violence, complex characters, investigation, justice, character study, vengeance, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 12K
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: psychological, tense, captivating, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, investigation, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, down on your luck, life is a bitch, working class, society, death, suspicion, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 1K
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: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, veteran, revenge, hostage, rape, vietnam veteran, friendship, homecoming, vengeance, courtroom drama, friends, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, connecticut, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 49K
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, rough, harsh, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, father son relationship, alcoholic, friendship, redemption, coming of age, teenager, murder, ex convict, small town, hopes, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, new jersey, california, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%