Movies like Strange Heaven

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Strange Heaven (2015)
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Strange Heaven (2015)
Original name: Obce niebo
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Basia and Marek have been on the run their whole lives. Along with their nine-year-old daughter Ula, they experience what it’s like to be an immigrant in Sweden. When a Swedish social worker visits their home, she witnesses Ula’s everyday reality, as seen from the perspective of the local culture. Ula is then taken away from her parents and placed in foster care. Will Basia and Marek stick together and fight for Ula? Will they succeed in rebuilding their bond and their family?
Style: atmospheric, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: emigration, children, foster home, social worker, parents and children, new life, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, against the odds, moving, starting over, hardship, redemption, husband wife relationship, bittersweet, soccer, kidnapping, bruise
Place: poland, sweden

Most similar movies to Strange Heaven

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and touching films with plots about parents and children, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, couples and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Strange Heaven: Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015), Among Us (2010), The Dinner (2013), Saving Grace B. Jones (2009), White Knuckles (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, tense, gloomy
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, kidnap, homecoming, parents and children, family problems, redemption, hopes, isolation, teenage girl, fish out of water, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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95%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, parents and children, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, life turned upside down, down on your luck, family in crisis, playground, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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78%
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The Dinner (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapting a Dutch bestseller inspired by a shocking real-life crime, Menno Meyjes (screenwriter of The Color Purple and Lionheart) directs this excoriating assessment of Europe’s contemporary social ills.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: couple relations, family relations, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, under the surface, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, restaurant, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Saving Grace B. Jones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a 1950s-era Missouri town the life of a couple is thrown into chaos when the husband's sister is released from the local asylum and comes to live with the family.
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family in danger, redemption, disorder, hopes, life turned upside down, homecoming, estrangement, mentally unstable, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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White Knuckles (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sweet housewife has been married to the same crotchety man for 40 years and she just can't bear another day. She starts to poison his food just to see if he might change. When he falls ill, both are awakened to the raw reality of life and ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspense, mumblecore
Plot: couple relations, couples, life is a bitch, marital crisis, husband wife relationship, thirtysomething life, housewife, family relations, family in crisis, cooking and food, in the woods, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, abduction, crimes, chases and races, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Christening (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michal has what he always dreamed of: a beautiful wife named Magda, a newborn son, his own firm. He chooses an old friend, Janek, to be the godfather of his child. This is just the beginning of Michal's plan, who asks his friend to take an ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy
Plot: going straight, haunted by the past, friends, one more chance, crimes, life is a bitch, godparent, husband wife relationship, reform, criminal heroes, crime, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Steel City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: police, family life, couples, family problems, youth, family relations, parents and children, introspection, dysfunctional family, redemption, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hellion (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother Wes with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father must finally take responsibility for their actions and each other ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: motocross, social worker, juvenile delinquent, teenage life, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, estrangement, family problems, family relations, youth, custody, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Disciple (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Disciple is set in the summer of 1939, when 13-year-old Karl arrives on an isolated island in the Baltic Sea to work as lighthouse master Hasselbond’s assistant. Hasselbond, however, turns him down because of his young age. Karl struggles ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: lighthouse keeper, family relations, isolation, island, discipline, teenage life, family problems, family in crisis, youth, friendship, parents and children, favoritism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: finland, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 493
Runaway (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While Dylan stays holed up in a cheap motel all day, Michael ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, starting over, haunted by the past, obsession, deadly, family problems, investigation, crimes, on the run, small town, hiding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, rough ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 151 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, touching, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: starvation, immigrants, ship, farm hand, sailing ship, journey, emigrant, seasickness, sea voyage, sailboat, escapades, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, danger, family in crisis, family problems, shot in the head, boat, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 275
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, couple relations, friendship, human nature, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, ocean, coast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 12K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, couple relations, manipulations, manipulation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 673
Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings, under the surface, estrangement, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 230
Norfolk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in Norfolk, amidst an idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Out-of-nowhere, disrupting this tranquility, a mysterious intense figure ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: teenage life, hitman, youth, isolation, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, single parent, mercenary, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: destiny, family relations, family life, couples, love and romance, family in crisis, starting over, unemployment, society, social worker, college, student life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.6
 2K
Dearest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young son disappears in the streets of a big city. He sets out on a search across China, stopping at nothing to ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, life turned upside down, parents and children, danger, missing child, crimes, couple relations, adoption, family problems, couples, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 443
Homeland (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a country shaken by major political events, three generations of a Greek family clash over an inside-the-family adoption.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: adoption, family problems, political unrest, family relations, state affairs, society, riot, incest, parents and children, danger, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 5K
In Her Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: murder, loss of daughter, envy, family problems, family in crisis, missing child, parents and children, crimes, deadly, obsession, missing person, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 525
Erratum (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michał jedzie do miasta swojego urodzenia, aby załatwić sprawę o którą prosi go szef i od razu wracać. Sprawy przybierają jednak inny obrót. Michał musi pozostać tu parę dni dłużej. Chodząc po mieście spotyka bliskie mu niegdyś ...
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, homecoming, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, buddies, hopes, redemption, bittersweet, estrangement, profanity, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Intoxicating (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dorian Shanley, is a heart surgeon who abuses alcohol and drugs. Dorian trades stolen pharmaceuticals for cocaine , provided by his best friend and enabler, Teddy. While Dorian's life and career take a nosedive, Shanley numbs the pain of losing ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, hospital, human nature, introspection, couples, family problems, downfall, best friends, drug dealing, rehabilitation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: social differences, family problems, family relations, hopes, society, family life, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, village, family in crisis, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, family in crisis, family relations, disability, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
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The Ape (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, sincere, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: introspection, losing-it hero, disorder, family relations, life turned upside down, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, heroes, hell, surrealism, father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Keyed: A Deadly Game of Sex/Lies/Betrayal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three lives are intricately linked during a New Years Eve “Key Party” for Swingers: A young newlywed is forced into an open relationship by her star-athlete husband and best friend an ill-fated club owner reunites with old friends to realize the ...
Style: realistic, sexy, serious, psychological, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: parents and children, couples, sexual relations, betrayal, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, sexual content, father, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
How I Killed My Father (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive?
Style: atmospheric, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, aging, family life, homecoming, clinic, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, family problems, haunted by the past, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, europe, czechoslovakia, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
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Angelica (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple living in Victorian London endure an unusual series of psychological and supernatural effects following the birth of their child.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: supernatural, spiritualism, couples, haunted house, ghost, family problems, couple relations, family relations, disorder, danger, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: victorian, victorian era
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%