Movies like The Book of Henry

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The Book of Henry (2017)
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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: touching, emotional, sad, serious, captivating
Plot: boy genius, child prodigy, suicide, single mother, mother son relationship, brain tumor, small town, precocious child, genius, book, dancing, death of brother, 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

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Most similar movies to The Book of Henry

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about drinking alcohol, drinking, death, cigarette smoking, boy, murder and drink mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Book of Henry: Room (2015), Wonder (2017), St. Vincent (2014), 12 and Holding (2005), Stalked By My Neighbor (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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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, escape, imprisonment, rescue, skylight, carpet, survival ...
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100%
 8.0
 140K
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, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: middle school, school, bullying, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, mask, family relations, deformity, child, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
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80%
 7.2
 96K
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, drinking alcohol, mentor, divorce, unlikely friendships, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1965
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, parents and children, death in the family ...
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: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: home invasion, murder, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, single mother, new neighbor, death, camera, photographer, 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: sincere, captivating, emotional, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, teenager, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, strong female character, starting over, gender, lgbt, transsexual, female director ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 224K
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, gloomy, psychological, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: life is a bitch, desperation, redemption, tragedy, suicide attempt, guilt, death in the family, surgery, cocaine, human nature, unfulfillment, loss of child ...
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, supernatural ability, dishonesty, crimes, singer, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.8
 60K
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, kids and family, mafia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: memphis, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 58K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, snowman, police investigation, missing woman, snow, murder, clue, police detective, missing person, winter, blood, suicide by drowning ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, 2000s, year 2006, year 1945 ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 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, exciting, suspenseful, sincere, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: mute, kidnapping, investigation, mental illness, missing person, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, farmhouse, alcohol, deception, father daughter relationship, stoicism ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 89K
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, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, underground film ...
Plot: on the run, loneliness, brother, bank robber, prison, violence, wheelchair, stolen money, one night, brother brother relationship, game playing, promise ...
Time: year 2016
Place: bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, manhunt, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, birmingham alabama, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: psychological, disturbing, captivating, touching
Plot: traumatic childhood, child abuse, boy, husband wife relationship, mental illness, father son relationship, bullying, abusive husband, drunkenness, teasing, small town, mother son relationship ...
Time: year 1969, 1960s, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, murder, online dating, disappearance, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, teenage life, best friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, runaway, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, amateur detective, teen angst, family crisis, search for father, father son relationship, gunfight, wanted ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, investigation, youth, parents and children, bullying, child rape, pedophile, manipulation, teenage life, internet, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, promise, journalist, school, apology, running away from home, family conflict, social criticism ...
Time: year 1989, year 1964
Place: new york, utah, manhattan new york city, west virginia, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.1
 29K
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, tense, captivating
Plot: suspect, racism, revenge, marijuana, terrorist bombing, investigation, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, marriage, promise, pursuit, bomb ...
Time: year 2016, year 2013
Place: germany, greece, turkey, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 86K
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, bleak, tense, bloody ...
Plot: violence, domestic violence, murder of husband, criminal, pursuit, female criminal, danger, brutality, murder, debt, girl gang, widow ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 220K
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, arrest, loneliness, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, mystery, suspicion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough, touching ...
Plot: forest, suicidal, doctor, spirituality, funeral, suicide thoughts, suicide, regret, professor, loss of wife, rescue, anger ...
Place: japan, tokyo, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 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, social relations, catastrophe, mayor, railroad crossing, husband wife relationship, schizophrenia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, mob boss, russian mafia, criminal heroes, murder, russian, investigation, organized crime, criminal's revenge, diary, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: small town, hospital, prostitute, murder, pedophilia, neo noir, legislation, pimp, police, sexual abuse, redemption, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, 1960s
Place: venice, switzerland, united states, usa
⇓ 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, testimony, prison, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, manhunt, dishonesty, 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, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, money, ransom, crimes, crime, 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
 42K
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, sibling relationship, prison, witness, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1985, year 1968 ...
Place: kansas, oklahoma, missouri, ireland, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Devil All the Time (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In the 1960s after World War II in Southern Ohio, bizarre, compelling and mentally disturbed people suffer from the war's psychological damages.
Style: gothic, suspense, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: church, insanity, murder, violence, reverend, serial killer, small town, evil, neo noir, post war, suicide, society ...
Time: year 1957, 1940s
Place: west virginia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%