Movies like The Things We've Seen

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The Things We've Seen
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, modern western, family crisis, protective male, amateur detective, search for father, teenage protagonist, teen angst, friendship between boys, father figure, depression, coming of age, forest, wanted man, dysfunctional family, pickup truck, flashlight, teenage boy, police, brother brother relationship, cigarette smoking, boy, father son relationship, map, mother son relationship

Most similar movies to The Things We've Seen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and interesting films with plots about small town, violence, cigarette smoking, death, murder, father son relationship and drinking mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Things We've Seen: Sand Castles (2014), Skins (2002), Joe the King (1999), A Perfect World (1993), Five Corners (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.9
 3K
Sand Castles
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: ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: mute, kidnapping, restaurant, horse, queen, bar, dog, money, flashback, death of brother, book, blood ...
Place: indiana
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 1K
Skins
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, rough, thought provoking
Plot: human nature, crime, family life, crimes, society, family relations, store, native american reservation, small town, social relations, life is a bitch, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, nebraska, south dakota, usa, vietnam
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System:   63%
    User:   69%
 
 6.7
 2K
Joe the King
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, serious, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, redemption, working class, teacher, drinking, child abuse, friendship, children, childhood, male nudity, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 14-year old Erik gets sent to live with his older brother, Henry, during the summer as his mother is dying in cancer. Henry starts dating Ewa, who is married to Berra. A few days after Ewa shows up battered and bruised from an altercation with ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: school, teachers and students, friendship, crime, ocean or sea, small town life, small town, who done it, crimes, youth, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
A Perfect World
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: emotional, road movie, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: crime, kidnapping, hostage, friendship, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, fugitives, prison, on the road, manhunt, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, alaska
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System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: disturbing, serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: violence, prison, stalking, friendship, urban, psychopath, violent, elevator, crime gone awry, vigilante, coming of age, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, bronx new york city ...
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System:   55%
    User:   62%
 
Out of the Furnace
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, revenge, vengeance, crime, justice, prison, working class, family, brutality, guilt, violence, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania, usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
Hell or High Water
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.
Style: tense, suspense, intense, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: bank robbery, oil, violence, gunfight, small town, heist, robbery, brutality, redemption, betrayal, greed, dialogue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, california, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
 7.4
 152K
Mud
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence, childhood, obsession, boat, teenager, coming-of-age, storytelling, runaway, unlikely friendships, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
The Girl Next Door
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, child abuse, cruelty, crime, brutality, sister, sadist, suffering, confined, rape, custody ...
Time: 1950s, contemporary
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
 5.6
 864
Firecracker
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, mind bending, disturbing ...
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, small town, crime, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, mystery, murder, family in crisis, haunted by the past, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
A Killer in the Family
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: barefoot on street, criminal as protagonist, pointing a gun at someone, death by shooting, school, student, blood, father son relationship, pistol, police, death, brother brother relationship ...
Place: new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   46%
 
 6.9
 41K
Joe
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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, coming of age, child abuse, small town, homeless, friendship, violence, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, violent, mentor, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
 7.2
 123K
Winter's Bone
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: small town, poverty, mental illness, death, violence, neo noir, drinking, track down, drugs/alcohol, down on your luck, realism, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
 6.7
 492
Our Father
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Chad, Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two boys (Tamir & Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: young heroes, small town, coming of age, boarding school, obsessive quest, innocence lost, parents and children, family in crisis, missing person, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
The Book of Henry
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 ...
Plot: boy genius, suicide, single mother, parent child relationship, cassette player, apathy, neurosurgeon, hospital waiting room, police radio, singing, drunkenness, bookstore ...
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 7.3
 29K
Mean Creek
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, psychological, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, vengeance, guilt, bullying, revenge, teenager, violence, prank, drinking, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
Bang Bang You're Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, vengeance, teacher, bullying, depression, violence, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, weapons, destiny, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
 7.1
 14K
River's Edge
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, high school, small town, crime, teenager, drugs, drinking, friendship, brutality, teacher, violence, marijuana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
 6.7
 8K
Undertow
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: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, runaway, violence, chase, murder, dysfunctional family, drinking, juvenile delinquency, hospital, prison, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, nebraska, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
 7.2
 4K
Godforsaken!
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: friendship, suburbs, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, pregnancy, hitman, deadly, friends, arrest, car ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
 7.3
 69K
Frailty
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, insanity, single father, plot twist, childhood, guilt, blood, mechanic, angel, sheriff, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
Blue Ridge Fall
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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: buddies, crime, gang, high school, juvenile delinquency, murder, small town, small town life, teenage life, kids in trouble, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
 7.2
 9K
L.I.E.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, sexual abuse, gay, pornography, single father, friendship, sexuality, sex, suburbs, drinking, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
Knockaround Guys
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: talky, semi serious, rough, surprise ending, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, money, mafia, mob, gangster, betrayal, small town, gang, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
 6.9
 14K
Grand Canyon
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, existentialism, violence, introspection, life, destiny, homeless, couple relations, urban, philosophy, unlikely friendships, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
 5.5
 4K
Child of God
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: social misfits, downfall, crimes, deadly, misfit, necrophilia, society, life is a bitch, psychopath, serial killer, human nature, social decay ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
Little Accidents
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.
Plot: small town, solace, teenage boy, dead boy, boy in peril, 15 year old, mentally challenged, shirt, missing person poster, watching someone, coal, hard hat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 7.2
 65K
The Outsiders
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, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, book, adolescence, gang, runaway, teenager, chase, violence, drinking, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
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