Movies like The Book of Henry

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The Book of Henry (2017)
 6.6
 23K
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: touching, sad, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: boy genius, suicide, single mother, mother son relationship, child prodigy, brain tumor, small town, precocious child, book, dancing, death of brother, genius, boy, loss of son, bullying, stepfather, brother brother relationship, child custody, child abuse, neurosurgeon, drunkenness, fired from the job, capture, school, scientist ...
Place: new york state

Most similar movies to The Book of Henry

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, serious and twists and turns films with plots about drinking, death, police officer, cigarette smoking, murder, husband wife relationship and photograph mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Book of Henry: Wonder (2017), Room (2015), St. Vincent (2014), 12 and Holding (2005), Stalked By My Neighbor (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 135K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: middle school, school, bullying, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, family relations, deformity, hospital, fight, mask ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 358K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional, touching, intense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, isolation, locked in a room, child born of rape, captive, imprisonment, escape, freedom, hospital, rescue, skylight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 94K
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: realistic, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, neighbor, parents and children, family relations, youth, coming of age, drinking, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1946
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Stalked By My Neighbor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl and her mother escape to suburban safety after a home invasion scares them out of the city, but they're soon menaced by a sinister figure.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, home invasion, photographer, camera, new neighbor, death, single mother, crimes, danger, kissing ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 6K
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: emotional, sincere, captivating, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, teenager, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, female director ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 221K
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: mind bending, psychological, bleak, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, desperation, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, death in the family, surgery, cocaine, human nature, loss of child, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: gangsters, gambling, horse race, destiny, doctors and patients, hitman, power relations, dishonesty, crimes, supernatural ability, singer, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.8
 59K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, serious, realistic, touching, tense ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, witness protection, suicide, lawyer, investigation, lawyers and clients, danger, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, surveillance, mafia, legal action ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: memphis, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, suspenseful, exciting, sincere, surprise ending ...
Plot: mute, kidnapping, investigation, mental illness, husband wife relationship, missing person, alcohol, mother daughter relationship, deception, farmhouse, father daughter relationship, theater ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 81K
Good Time (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Style: brutal, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, underground film ...
Plot: on the run, loneliness, brother, violence, prison, bank robber, wheelchair, stolen money, teenage sex, one night, brother brother relationship, promise ...
Time: year 2016
Place: new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: road movie, touching, sincere, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, prison escape, friendship, fugitives, runaway, manhunt, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, austin texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, touching
Plot: child abuse, traumatic childhood, husband wife relationship, mental illness, boy, bullying, abusive husband, drunkenness, teasing, small town, father son relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, suspense, disturbing, serious
Plot: missing person, investigation, disappearance, murder, online dating, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, teenage life, best friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 28K
In the Fade (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Katja's life collapses after a senseless act impacts her life. After a time of mourning and injustice, she seeks revenge.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: suspect, revenge, racism, marijuana, terrorist bombing, investigation, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, lawyer, bomb, prison, chase ...
Time: year 2016, year 2013
Place: germany, greece, turkey, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Glass Castle (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire ...
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, non-linear
Plot: dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, delusion, journalist, promise, school, apology, running away from home, family conflict, grudge ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, utah, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 3K
Joe the King (1999)
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: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, juvenile delinquency, child abuse, working class, debt, abusive father, theft, money, teenage life, redemption, society ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 11K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: split personality, small town, mental illness, faked death, mystery, small town life, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, railroad crossing, schizophrenia, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Sea of Trees (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, touching ...
Plot: forest, suicidal, doctor, spirituality, funeral, suicide thoughts, suicide, regret, loss of wife, professor, anger, rescue ...
Place: tokyo, japan, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.1
 57K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China, Sweden, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: serious, surprise ending, melancholic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, missing woman, winter, police detective, snowman, snow, murder, clue, missing person, decapitation, blood ...
Time: year 1989, 2010s, year 2006, 2000s, year 1945 ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 41K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, youth, investigation, parents and children, family in crisis, child rape, manipulation, teenage life, internet, pedophile, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 217K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, loneliness, arrest, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, mystery, suspicion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 83K
Widows (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: violence, domestic violence, murder of husband, criminal, girl gang, debt, brutality, murder, danger, female criminal, pursuit, widow ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 8.5
 1.2M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, police, neo noir, working undercover, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, pimp, legislation, neo noir, police, sexual abuse, redemption, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1961, 1960s
Place: venice, switzerland, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 41K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, depressing, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder of family, investigation, murder, survivor, prison, witness, sibling relationship, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1999, year 1985, year 1968 ...
Place: kansas, ireland, california, texas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.7
 415K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, disturbing, sincere, bleak, tense ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, interracial relations, prejudice, immigrants, introspection, social decay, bigotry, lifestyle, multiple storylines, redemption, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prison, testimony, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, manhunt, crimes, parents and children, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 6K
Julia (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.
Style: disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, money, ransom, crime, crimes, alcohol abuse, insanity, life is a bitch, loneliness, mental illness, anger, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, england, europe, san diego california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners (1987)
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, stalking, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, police detective, rapist, deadly, danger, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, mississippi, bronx new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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