Movies like The Things We've Seen

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The Things We've Seen (2017)
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The Things We've Seen (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Accusations of guilt turns a father into a fugitive, leaving his son to find and bring him home after struggling to put the pieces together.
Plot: small town, depression, boy, teenage boy, dysfunctional family, map, amateur detective, friendship between boys, teenage protagonist, teen angst, family crisis, coming of age, search for father, father son relationship, cigarette smoking, brother brother relationship, police, flashlight, pickup truck, wanted man, forest, father figure, protective male, modern western, mother son relationship

Most similar movies to The Things We've Seen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about small town, murder, violence, father son relationship, death, gun and crimes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Things We've Seen: A Killer in the Family (1983), Sand Castles (2014), The Book of Henry (2017), Phantom Halo (2014), Steel City (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Killer in the Family (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons to break him out of jail.
Plot: man with glasses, newspaper, police, prison, death, brother brother relationship, criminal, gangster, cell mate, held at gunpoint, desert, camping ...
Place: arizona, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 3K
Sand Castles (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister, Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.
Style: captivating, sincere, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: mute, kidnapping, investigation, husband wife relationship, mental illness, missing person, deception, farmhouse, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, alcohol, dog ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, sad, serious
Plot: boy genius, mother son relationship, suicide, single mother, brain tumor, small town, book, dancing, death of brother, loss of son, brother brother relationship, school principal ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 776
Phantom Halo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers barely scrape by as their father continues to gamble and drink away the money they do bring home. They hatch a plan for a robbery but at what price?
Plot: father son relationship, gambling, brother brother relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 511
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: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: police, tattoo, blue collar, busboy, family relations, redemption, working class, introspection, society, family life, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 80K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 3K
Elsewhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A teen girl disappears after trying to meet men online in order to escape her small town. Apparently, only her best friend worries enough to investigate the mystery.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense, serious
Plot: missing person, investigation, murder, online dating, disappearance, internet, small town, amateur detective, teenage life, life turned upside down, best friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bad Turn Worse (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three teenage friends get in way over their head when they cross a down-home crime syndicate. They hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when ...
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: heist, small town, juvenile delinquency, gangsters, friendship, danger, love triangle, betrayal, love and romance, farm, rivalry, jealousy ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dog Days of Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious drifter lures two boys into uncovering the secrets of a sleepy southern town.
Style: realistic, offbeat, touching, serious, surprise ending
Plot: small town, coming of age, youth, social relations, small town life, neo noir, infidelity, friendship between boys, blindness, accident, sheriff, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 43K
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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, mississippi, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 878
Firecracker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, murder, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, couple relations, crime, siblings relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, dark past, investigation, father son relationship, church, psychological thriller, double life, sadism, murder, mysterious villain, fear, friendship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 7K
The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, suspenseful, cynical, rough
Plot: father son relationship, violence, teenager, arson, restaurant, anger, husband wife relationship, flashback, politician, brother brother relationship, stepmother stepson relationship, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 221
Blast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four high school friends believe the local myth that developer Swenson killed a kid for trespassing years earlier and got away with it. When one of the four friends disappears, the remaining three believe Swenson killed their friend and they take ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: small town, deadly, small town life, murder, rivalry, kids in trouble, mind game, vengeance, investigation, danger, youth, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 9K
The Chase (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, racism, on the run, junkyard, alcohol abuse, house party, lynch mob, drunkenness, sheriff, chase, vengeance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Before the Storm (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Leo, a guy in the seventh grade gets harassed by a two years older boy in school and seeks revenge. At the same time, Ali, the father of a girl in Leo's class (who Leo has a crush on) is contacted by a opposition group from his home country ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: high school, evil man, fight, classroom, group of friends, car, victim, youth, cruelty, missing son, dark past, police ...
Time: 2000s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 8K
Undertow (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, depressing, intense, stylized ...
Plot: farm, juvenile delinquency, lifestyle, danger, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, murder, teenage boy, homelessness, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, nebraska, iceland, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Knockaround Guys (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gang, one last job, violence, father son relationship, money, bar fight, corrupt cop, mob boss, brooklyn new york city, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 315
Billy Boy (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an angry teenager discovers a close friend has been killed, grief jeopardizes his future and he finds himself engulfed in danger.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: teenage boy, teenage love, teenage protagonist, loss of friend, death, threatened with a gun, sex scene, crimes, society, danger, friends, parents and children ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 588
Ricky 6 (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of drugs, satanism, and murder in the upper class town of Northport, Long Island in 1984.
Plot: gore, blood, delusion, friendship, hallucination, underage smoking, satanic cult, sociopath, stabbed in the back, jail, suicide, male female relationship ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, social relations, best friends, youth, friends, life turned upside down, teenage life, small town life, best friend, motorcycle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 15K
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, family problems, strong sexual content, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A beautiful but disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as a American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Plot: female psychopath, teenage boy, kidnapping, teenage sexuality, sex with a minor, guitar playing, sheriff, stockholm syndrome, obsession, isolation, search and rescue, fall in love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 69K
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, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gang, book, juvenile delinquent, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, machismo, juvenile delinquency, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 895
Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: small town, investigation, drug dealing, cash, sheriff, witnessing a crime, crime, crimes, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 3K
Crypto (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young agent is tasked with investigating a tangled web of corruption and fraud in New York.
Plot: hacker, wall street, banking, hacking, money laundering, mafia, money, small town, finance, farming, corruption, hostage situation ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: touching, sincere, road movie, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, criminal heroes, fugitives, friendship, manhunt, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, realistic, gloomy, rough, serious
Plot: native american reservation, arson, vandalism, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, crime, small town life, family life, society, alcohol abuse, store, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, vietnam, asia, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
American Girls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The abduction and murder of numerous school girls in a quaint, all-American town. Inspired by true events.
Plot: high school student, cheerleader, religion, killer, abduction, schoolgirl, rapist, victim, rape, australian, small town, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 88K
The American (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: one last job, small town, hitman, prostitute, betrayal, moral dilemma, anti hero, assassination, loner, deadly, intrigue, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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