Movies like The Wasting

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The Wasting (2017)
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The Wasting (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A teenager in an English town struggles to come of age, braving sexual awakening and fighting her controlling parents by refusing to eat...until a nightmarish ghost appears that may be real, or may be a deadly creation of her starving body.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: anorexia, ghost, first love, nightmare, immigration, coming of age, father daughter relationship, sexual awakening, eating disorder

Most similar movies to The Wasting

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about coming of age, ghost, nightmare, death, family relations, supernatural and first love mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Wasting: Spring (1971), When Friendship Kills (1996), The Haunting Passion (1983), Backtrack (2015), Endorphine (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 67
Spring (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: One of four Hanoun films that take their titles from the seasons of the year, SPRING tells two parallel stories: a man, fleeing the forces of order, takes refuge in the forest, while a young girl living with her grandmother in a nearby village ...
Plot: coming of age, shooting, village, folklore, escape, teenage girl, countryside, family relations, menstruation, nightmare
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
When Friendship Kills (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two friends keep their vomiting a secret until one friend almost dies.
Plot: anorexia, eating disorder, lost child, blood, chaos, secret, hospital, vomiting, disability, teenager, desire, dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Haunting Passion (1983)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan was a successful football player, but when his contract expired recently, it wasn't renewed due to his age. Together with his wife Julie he decides to make a new start and they move into a romantic and lonesome house. While Dan starts a ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, ghost, earthquake, supernatural power, female nudity, erotica
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.9
 11K
Backtrack (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, United Arab Emirates, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers a horrifying secret that all of his patients share, he is put on a course that takes him back to the small hometown he fled years ago. There he ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, touching, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, memory, nightmare, therapist, death, murder, hallucination, loss of daughter, train, car hit by a train, toy train, train tracks ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 615
Endorphine (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Simone feels painfully disconnected from the world after witnessing the brutal death of her mother. Simone, a solitary multimedia artist in her twenties, is struggling to control her crushing panic attacks and keep her day job in an ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: nightmare, dream, hypnosis, injury, war veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, garage, therapist, stairwell, surrealism, death of mother, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 154
The Adolescent (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by ...
Plot: first love, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, female director, summer vacation, nipples, menstruation, teenage girl, sexual awakening, mirror, doctor, bare breasts ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, pre world war two
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Golden Earrings (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ronnie and Sara are best friends and roommates. And for Ronnie, Sara is her whole world. She does everything with her and their small group of friends. But one day, Sara suddenly disappears and Ronnie is left with a hole in her life that she cannot ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: missing person, obsession, ghost, insanity, murder, depression, mental illness, obsessive love, friend, guilt, hearing voices, paranoia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cock Crows at Eleven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Federico is a child-killer running from the law. Wounded, he is taken in by a 12 year old girl named Simona. Their strange love affair is interrupted by Simona's depressed, oversexed mother Vera, who concocts a plan with Federico to kill her ...
Plot: coming of age, girl, female nudity, rapist, gunshot wound, 11 year old, male nudity, girl man relationship, voyeurism, female stockinged legs, working out, wheelchair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 39K
To the Bone (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young woman dealing with anorexia meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, melancholic, suspense
Plot: anorexia, eating disorder, therapy, suicide, artist, pregnant woman, smoking, sister sister relationship, abortion, painter, talent, netflix ...
Place: arizona, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 161
Seven Devils (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A series of vignettes that explore the seven deadly sins.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, undercover cop, supernatural power, catholicism, vanity, plastic surgery, priest, settler, mysticism
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
T: Ghosts in the Machine (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: An interactive story, murder, mystery thriller in 3 acts revolving around the number 6 and the letter T. Two men from very different backgrounds meet and discover that they are both guided by invisible ghosts and they are in fact two machines forced ...
Plot: strength, power, tinnitus, ghost, 666
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Wanna See My Beautiful Navel? (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming of age, summer camp and first love...
Plot: first love, school trip, coming of age, children, shower, school class, male nudity, teenager, schoolboy
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.0
 296
The Channel (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After surviving a near-death experience, a teenager discovers that she's become a channel for an evil spirit's entry into her life.
Plot: ghost, evil spirit, teenager, exorcism, car accident, a vision
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Fistful of Flies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Mars wants more from her life than just a fistful of flies which, to her, is a fistful of nothing. Stifled and dominated by her family, Mars just wants to be free. Denied relationships with the people who truly understand her, Mars ...
Plot: female director, coming of age, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, doctor, mother daughter relationship, teenage angst, hypocrite, sexual abuse, sex, father daughter relationship, countryside ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 466
Chicken (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: RICHARD, 15 with learning difficulties, longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother, POLLY, needs to keep moving. When the land they live on is bought by a new landowner, and the electricity supply to their caravan is cut, their ...
Plot: first love, teenager, brother brother relationship, caravan, farm, coming of age, teenage boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.2
 1K
Nasha (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: It is the story of an 18 year old boy who falls hopelessly in love with a 25 year old woman. A woman he cannot have, but a woman he cannot help but desire. And, as is the case with desires unfulfilled, they turn into obsessions. The movie emphasizes ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, erotic
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, coming of age, voyeur, obsession, jealousy, sexual attraction, breakup, sex scene, teacher student relationship, teenage boy, danger, couples ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 931
Pin Cushion (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, captivating, suspense
Plot: mother daughter relationship, bullying, first love, desperation, sexual awakening, mental illness, peer pressure, misfit, teenage girl, single mother, teenage protagonist, coming of age ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Pattern of Roses (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 65 min.
Story: While his parents are renovating a cottage in an English village, Tim Ingram uncovers a mystery about the 15 year old boy who had once lived in the house and had died in 1910. With the help of his friend Rebecca, Tim investigates, but finds events ...
Style: gothic
Audience: horror for children
Plot: girlfriend, cottage, male female friendship, strong female character, young love, strong female lead, mysterious death, crisis, renovation, investigation, saving a life, ghost ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 812
Hotel Pacific (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Czechoslovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the early 1930s, a young man finds a job as a dishwasher in a hotel and quickly works his way up the ladder. Loosely based on the novel by Henryk Worcell.
Plot: hotel, coming of age, employment, gay, aristocrat, retiring, grownups, bartender, first love, promotion, service, dignity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Guy moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, bleak
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, missing person, social relations, supernatural, crimes, countryside, family secret, small town, missing daughter, insanity, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 69
The Visitor (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Romania
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Luca and Otilia,two young people just beginning their lives, move in the big city, helped by their childhood friend, Vlad. They rent a flat in an old building, in which only one old man lives, Felix. The flat has a peculiar past: a former tenant, ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: medium, moving, flashback, fear, missing person, nightmare, haunted house, ghost, able to see the dead, winter, husband wife relationship, blood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, child in peril, countryside, danger, world war two, supernatural horror, death of child, cemetery, evacuation, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, year 1941
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Touch of Spice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: he film opens with an arrogant subedar (Naseeruddin Shah) (local tax collector in colonial India) and his soldiers rampaging through a village. The subedar has an eye for women and soon spots Sonbai (Smita Patil) on the riverbank. Sonbai is an ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, witty, sincere ...
Plot: village, soldier, against the odds, factory, vengeance, village life, friendship, human nature, collector, state affairs, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 103
Lucid (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman with increasingly disturbing and violent dreams consults a famous sleep therapist known for his controversial treatments. Her experience plummets her into the dark, twisted depths of her subconscious, grasping for her sanity.
Plot: nightmare, dream, female director, sleepwalker, sex, blood, therapist
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An Appointment with Mr. Vield (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Samantha Anthony is a teenage girl who has been forced to deal with situations, which have made her wise far beyond her years. She's had to watch her mother spiral out-of-control while addicted to the drug meth. Lost a baby brother to CPS as a ...
Plot: revenge, teenage girl, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, drug use, family relations
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 620
Imprint (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is killed, she hears ghostly voices and sees strange visions ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, dying father, supernatural, haunted by the past, self discovery, murder, family relations, society, crimes, death in the family, juvenile delinquency, native american reservation ...
Place: south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 19K
Cracks (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jealousy flares after the headmistress of an elite boarding school for girls becomes obsessed with a new student.
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, asthma, lesbian relationship, school, asthma attack, teachers and students, lesbian interest, girls' school, underage drinking, mental illness, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1934
Place: england, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 1K
Keyhole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gangster and deadbeat dad, Ulysses Pick, embarks on an unusual journey through his home.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: gangsters, homecoming, family relations, escapades, crimes, parents and children, violence, caught having sex, haunted house, ghost, battle of the sexes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 683
Body of Water (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Julia is a young lawyer who has been in conflict with her father for a long time. Her mother seems a bit insane, and Julia thinks that he is partially responsible for this. She has also split with the father of her son and tries to escape all these ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: countryside, legend, supernatural, uncover truth, life is a bitch, ghost, lake or river, family secret, secret, repressed memory, past, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
O Capacete Dourado (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The darkness of night, a barely lit place, motorbikes flirting with danger: a group of teenagers at a crossroads playing chicken with unaware passing cars.Jota (Eduardo Fraz√£o) stands out from this group, unclassifiable; his destiny has no straight ...
Plot: love, coming of age, helmet, school, teenage boy, youth, friendship between boys, first love, friendship, group of friends, motorcycle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%