Movies like Mud

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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, stylized, melancholic, tense, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, adolescence, childhood, obsession, boat, teenager, coming-of-age, storytelling, runaway, unlikely friendships, mentor, character study, love, honest, loneliness, love story, betrayal, relationships, unfulfilled love, island, lake or river, violent, small town, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa
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Olive Kitteridge
Drama
USA
239 min.
 8.3
Cinema Paradiso
Drama
Italy, France
155 min.
 8.5
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Most similar movies to Mud

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, realistic, serious and dramatic films with plots about mentor, loneliness, honest, depression, storytelling, runaway and friendship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Mud: Joe (2013), Sling Blade (1996), The Cure (1995), Goodbye Solo (2008), A River Runs Through It (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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Sling Blade
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, redemption, childhood, tragedy, mentally challenged, storytelling, character study, mental illness, mentor, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
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The Cure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, terminal illness, aids, childhood, children, hospital, best friends, unlikely friendships, adolescence, mentor, young heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
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    User:   100%
 
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Goodbye Solo
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man planning to commit suicide hires a taxi driver to take him to his jumping-off point.
Style: realistic, touching, uplifting, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, suicide, aging, loneliness, character study, taxi, depression, interracial relations, mentor, existentialism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, california
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    User:   97%
 
A River Runs Through It
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, fish, wilderness, self discovery, tragedy, brothers, beautiful scenery, storytelling, parents and children, mentor, lake or river ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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12 and Holding
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, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, vengeance, adoption, adolescence, loneliness, childhood, death, prison, revenge, hospital, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jorge is a young man whose plans for the future are put on hold when his father has a stroke. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part time to get a business degree.When Natalia, his childhood ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: prison, violence, couple relations, mentor, runaway, childhood, relationships, coming of age, loneliness, friendship, dysfunctional family, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, israel, spain
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 67K
Detachment
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: teacher, high school, depression, suicide, school, dedicated educator, loneliness, teachers and students, storytelling, life & death, mentor, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   90%
 
 7.2
 28K
White Oleander
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, prison, murder, mother daughter relationship, artist, runaway, dysfunctional family, loneliness, parents and children, school, friendship, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   71%
 
 7.7
 160K
25th Hour
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: crime, friendship, redemption, betrayal, prison, guilt, freedom, drugs, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   82%
    User:   85%
 
Olive Kitteridge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, depression, tragedy, loneliness, life, small town life, sarcasm, relationships, mental illness, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, california, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   93%
 
What Maisie Knew
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, parents and children, parenthood, spelling bee, redemption, custody, adoption, runaway, dysfunctional family, relationships, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   78%
 
A Cool, Dry Place
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: single father, small town, friendship, love triangle, single parent, father son relationship, divorce, parenthood, mentor, starting over, destiny, life & death ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   82%
 
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Tape
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: hotel, obsession, high school, friendship, drinking, drugs, friends, rape, haunted by the past, guilt, relationships, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
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System:   81%
    User:   84%
 
Shotgun Stories
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, revenge, family bonds, violent, family, tragedy, visceral, human nature, dialogue, depression, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa
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System:   80%
    User:   78%
 
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Blue Car
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, school, hospital, writer's life, relationships, nudity (topless - notable), poetry, teacher, loneliness, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   79%
    User:   64%
 
 6.5
 14K
Margaret
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, high school, teacher, mother daughter relationship, virginity, drugs/alcohol, relationships, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, character study, drinking, abortion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   78%
 
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Style: talky, bleak, psychological, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, philosophy, depression, drinking, storytelling, destiny, adultery, guilt, drug addiction, human nature, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
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System:   78%
    User:   86%
 
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Palo Alto
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teenager, coming of age, small town, drugs, teenagers, drugs/alcohol, teenage life, adolescence, coming-of-age, drinking, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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System:   77%
    User:   74%
 
 8.0
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Short Term 12
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: depression, adolescence, mentor, teenager, storytelling, incest, child abuse, friendship, hospital, workplace romance, childhood, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   77%
    User:   88%
 
 7.2
 79K
Half Nelson
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, teacher, addiction, drug abuse, loneliness, drugs, drug addiction, father daughter relationship, drinking, basketball, dedicated educator, hip hop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   77%
    User:   84%
 
 8.3
 226K
The Hunt
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, teacher, child abuse, hunting, children, divorce, guilt, paranoia, false accusation, violence, sexual abuse, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, kindergarten
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System:   76%
    User:   100%
 
The Selfish Giant
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: working class, poverty, friendship, bullying, british, buddies, horse, loneliness, depression, childhood, adolescence, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, poland, new jersey, yorkshire ...
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System:   76%
    User:   68%
 
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Scent of a Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, blindness, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, complex characters, morality, human nature, human spirit, destiny, loneliness, unlikely friendships, blind character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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System:   76%
    User:   85%
 
 7.4
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Manic
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, depression, coming of age, addiction, mental institution, teenager, adolescence, violent, mentor, sexual abuse, bullying, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new jersey
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System:   75%
    User:   68%
 
 7.4
 11K
Another Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marion is a woman who has learned to shield herself from her emotions. She rents an apartment to work undisturbed on her new book, but by some acoustic anomaly she can hear all that is said in the next apartment in which a psychiatrist holds his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, melancholic, intellectual ...
Plot: philosophy, friendship, adultery, marriage, writing, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, relationships, character study, life, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   80%
 
Of Mice and Men
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: friendship, farm, loneliness, tragedy, strong sexual content, buddies, book, literature, disability, adaptation, unlikely friendships, human nature ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   67%
 
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Tully
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, young lovers, single father, family drama, relationships, romance, crumbling marriage, drinking, loneliness, opposites attract ...
Place: england, nebraska, europe, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   82%
 

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Boyhood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, teenager, family, drinking, life, coming-of-age, adolescence, parenthood, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas
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System:   74%
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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, dysfunctional family, friendship, culture clash, father daughter relationship, relationships, family drama, single parent, family, writer's life, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: europe, france, tokyo, paris france
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System:   74%
    User:   86%
 
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