Movies like The Book of Henry

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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 discovers that the girl next door has a terrible secret, he implores Susan to take matters into her own hands in this imaginative and emotional drama.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, sad, touching
Plot: suicide, small town, boy genius, single mother, loss of son, brain tumor, death of brother, school principal, bullying, child custody, precocious child, stepfather, child abuse, brother brother relationship, neurosurgeon, drunkenness, fired from the job, dancing, book, mother son relationship, investigation, rescue, running, neighbor, death ...
Place: new york state

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about death, murder, drinking, blood, photograph, father son relationship and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Book of Henry: 12 and Holding (2005), 21 Grams (2003), The Air I Breathe (2007), Elephant (2003), We Own the Night (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, hospital, adoption, loss of son, vengeance, innocence lost, suburbs, twins, parents and children, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 207K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, suicide attempt, surgery, death in the family, desperation, crimes, guilt, vengeance, death, family problems, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Air I Breathe (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, destiny, murder, horse race, suicide attempt, stripper, sniper, debt, horse, loss of loved one, manager, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 78K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: bleak, realistic, stylized, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student, high school, school, classmates, gun, classroom, mass murder, teacher, photographer, massacre, bomb, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, nightclub, crime, law enforcement, gangsters, promotion, heroin, mayor, cocaine, police chief, suicide, party ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 29K
Mean Creek (2004)
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama, kids, teens
Plot: prank, unsupportive friend, birthday, bully, small town, friends, kids in trouble, coming of age, friendship, dare, suicide, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 220
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: small town, crime gone awry, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, teenage life, kids in trouble, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 87K
St. Vincent (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, divorce, neighbor, youth, friends, parents and children, family relations, drinking, bullying, gambling, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
Place: usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 158K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, lawyer, courtroom, judge, homecoming, murder, hotshot lawyer, parents and children, parent child relationship, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 77K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, arson, sheriff, corruption, police, small town, murder, violence, internal affairs, dirty cop, jumping off a bridge, handcuffs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional, rough ...
Plot: vietnam war, depression, suicide, obsession, mental breakdown, hijacking, black panthers, robbery, airport, revenge, airplane, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 5K
About Ray (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: neurotic
Plot: single mother, lgbt, teenager, lesbian, gender roles, grandmother grandson relationship, mother daughter relationship, bathroom, telephone call, apology, telephone, father daughter relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 170K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: child abuse, courtroom drama, sexual abuse, court, vengeance, friendship, childhood, lawyer, juvenile delinquent, crime, haunted by the past, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 170K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: touching, realistic, suspense, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, family in danger, courage, forces of nature, natural disaster, fear, parents and children, danger, separation from family, tragic event, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 68K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, surreal, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychiatrist, suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, student, patient, obsession, unfulfillment, power relations, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 84K
Runaway Jury (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: clever, serious, stylized, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, jury, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, bribery, lawsuit, judge, trial, righting the wronged, legal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 41K
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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, child abuse, friendship, hopes, friends, buddies, down on your luck, alcoholic, teenager, murder, pedophilia, snake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Sea of Trees (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.
Plot: suicidal, funeral, doctor, cancer, loss, forest, blonde, pills, mouth to mouth resuscitation, wedding ring, brain tumor, wine drinking ...
Place: japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: fighting the system, death row, murder, death, intern, professor, reporter, journalist, investigation, false accusation, death sentence, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 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, serious
Plot: small town, kidnapping, missing person, online dating, internet, investigation, nightmare, dream, party, waitress, corruption, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 33K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: stylized, sexual, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: investigation, small town, death row, dangerous attraction, crimes, crime, prison, pantyhose, swamp, reporter, gay brother, injustice ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.1
 7K
Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, small town, lust, crime, investigation, crimes, danger, family life, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: mute, kidnapping, flashback, horse, queen, money, dog, restaurant, bar, death of brother, book, uncle nephew relationship ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Out of the Furnace (2013)
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: vengeance, revenge, small town, justice, prison, drug dealer, social decay, manslaughter, car accident, drug use, working class, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: russian, murder, criminal's revenge, investigation, gangsters, diary, kgb, heroin, track down, hitman, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, st. petersburg russia, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: investigation, patriotism, disappearance, army investigation, military, murder investigation, police, guilt, torture, innocence lost, war, war crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, bosnia, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 111K
John Q (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: hostages, hospital, kidnapping, insurance, factory worker, surgery, police chief, financial problem, family in crisis, fighting the system, crime, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 53K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: witnessing a crime, suicide, lawyer, brother, witness protection, danger, coma, district attorney, senator, confession, judge, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 144K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: age difference, vengeance, sexual abuse, torture, mind game, seduction, adolescence, child abuse, deception, dangerous attraction, manipulation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 154K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, snow, native american reservation, murder, rape, violence, fbi, friendship, flashback, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, revenge, snowmobile ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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