Movies like Certain Women

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Certain Women (2016)
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Certain Women (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The lives of four women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, ironic, feminist film
Plot: lesbian interest, loneliness, female lawyer, flirting, ranch, dysfunctional relationship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, school, teacher, old man, small town, countryside, affair, multiple storylines, female director, dog, prison, dancing, lesbian, horse, native american, mountain, lawyer ...
Time: year 1918, 2010s, year 1975, year 1966, year 1959
Place: montana

Most similar movies to Certain Women

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about drinking, husband wife relationship, drink, telephone call, kiss, family relations and food mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Certain Women: Wakefield (2016), Where Is Kyra? (2017), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Manchester by the Sea (2016), Little Accidents (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wakefield (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: sad, serious, psychological
Plot: nervous breakdown, jealousy, attic, midlife crisis, homeless man, loneliness, missing person, marriage, husband wife relationship, street life, hiding, bum ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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100%
Where Is Kyra? (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pushed to the brink after losing her job, a woman struggles to survive. As the months pass and her troubles deepen, she embarks on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to usurp her life.
Plot: job interview, bathrobe, police car, women's bathroom, dancer, break up, dressing, waitress, cheating, bus, american flag, parking lot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dog, small town, financial problem, social problems, life is a bitch, hopes, down on your luck, pets, loneliness, friendship, depression, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: sadness, family drama, depression, loneliness, death, dysfunctional family, loss, house fire, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Little Accidents (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small American coal town living in the shadow of a recent mining accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws three people together—a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy—in a web of secrets.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: extramarital affair, small town, solace, marital problem, investigation, teenage boy, disappearance, adultery, secret, husband wife relationship, search, tragic event ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 29K
99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: real estate agent, single father, moral dilemma, financial crisis, construction worker, workplace, human nature, workplace situations, life is a bitch, family relations, parent child relationship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, united states, boston, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
What They Had (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, melancholic, touching
Plot: alzheimer's disease, grandmother granddaughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, memory loss, apology, lie, prayer, drinking, blizzard, snow, self discovery, introspection ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 32K
The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: novelist, writers, nobel prize, infidelity, professor, sexism, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, marriage, revelation, father son relationship, adulterous husband ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, manhattan new york city, new york, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.5
 930
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, love affair, family problems, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 79
Angel Blue (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dennis (Sam Bottoms) is a handsome, successful and well-liked civic leader who lives in his hometown with his lovely wife (Lisa Eichhorn) and their new baby. When Enrique Vasquez (Marco Rodriguez) and his striking teen daughter Angela (Yeniffer ...
Plot: babysitting, scandal, pickup truck, older man younger woman relationship, fight, banker, knife, arrest, friendship, female nudity, swimming, infidelity ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, going straight, family problems, redemption, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch, addiction, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 4K
Anesthesia (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense
Plot: suspicion, pursuit, violence, paranoia, friendship, professor, promise, chase, doctor, courtroom, psychiatrist, lie ...
Time: 21st century, year 2008
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 6K
James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: drinking, terminal illness, promise, friendship, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, mother son relationship, new life, ambulance, mirror, crying woman ...
Time: year 2000, year 2013, year 1983
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Style: captivating, touching, psychological, disturbing
Plot: traumatic childhood, child abuse, husband wife relationship, mental illness, boy, drunkenness, small town, abusive husband, bullying, father son relationship, teasing, mother son relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1969
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 8K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, contemplative, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, family relations, small town, murder, prophecy, curse, tavern, superstition, aunt niece relationship, all black cast, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, depressing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of child, prostitute, older man young girl relationship, redemption, stripper, haunted by the past, teenage life, friendship, acceptance, family problems, life is a bitch, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, indiana, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 179K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: crumbling marriage, marriage, couple relations, lust, strong sexual content, nurse, marital problem, dysfunctional family, depression, romance, introspection, up and down relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 11K
Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, disturbing, captivating
Plot: lgbt teen, coming out, marijuana, promise, friendship, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brooklyn new york city, apology, drinking, dating, money ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.4
 139
Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: mental institution, listening to music, mental illness, food, friendship, song, female nudity, parking lot, teenage girl, swimming pool, ulcer, teenage boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 83K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: talky, serious, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: teacher, teachers and students, student, friendship, loneliness, basketball, liberal, secret, coach, african american, ghetto, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 1K
Mediterranea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva ...
Plot: illegal immigration, smuggling, drink, cigarette lighter, singer, listening to music, dancing, boy, telephone call, song, beer, eating ...
Place: italy, africa, mediterranean sea, algeria, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: touching, sincere, melancholic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: missing child, self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, autism, train, imagination, hopes, youth, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1984
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.1
 129
Road Movie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are overweight and bank loans but consider themselves lucky just to ...
Style: road movie
Plot: sugar, extramarital affair, truck stop, hitchhiking, pay phone, truck, adultery, female nudity, truck driver, alimony, labor, argument ...
Place: chicago illinois, pennsylvania, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.9
 328K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, depressing, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, stepsister stepsister relationship, divorced parents, abusive husband, parenting, teenage life, marital problem, parents and children, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, year 2006, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 558
The Dynamiter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, gloomy, realistic
Plot: family relations, small town, siblings relations, innocence lost, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, bittersweet, teenage life, small town life, family problems, dysfunctional character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 664
Maladies (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, actor, siblings relations, mentally unstable, family relations, small town, friendship, split personality, gender bending, misfit, listening to music, eating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 2K
Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, opposites attract, haunted by the past, parents and children, romance, youth, couples ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: disturbing, touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, small town, drowning, false accusation, sexual abuse, testimony, friendship, dealing with death, life is a bitch, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 573
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, dishonesty, law enforcement, heroes, state affairs, hopes, legal, false accusation, investigation, uncover truth, righting the wronged, military ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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