Movies like Mud

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Mud (2012)
 7.4
 152K
Mud (2012)
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, sentimental, melancholic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, river, teenage boy, boat, first love, adolescence, childhood, snake, houseboat, obsession, unfulfilled love, lake or river, teenage life, friends, love and romance, unfulfillment, youth, buddies, fugitives, innocence lost, chases and races, drifter, ex military, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, mississippi, usa

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Most similar movies to Mud

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and harsh films with plots about coming of age, friendship, youth, runaway, catastrophe, life philosophy and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Mud: The Cure (1995), Joe (2013), Palo Alto (2013), A River Runs Through It (1992), Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 8K
The Cure (1995)
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, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: best friends, friendship, terminal illness, aids, coming of age, loss of son, young heroes, parents and children, hopes, youth, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, alcoholic, teenager, murder, pedophilia, snake, prostitute, bar, rain, bridge, brothel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 24K
Palo Alto (2013)
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: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, small town, drugs/alcohol, older man younger woman relationship, unfulfillment, coming of age, adolescence, social relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
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, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, fishing, childhood, fish, gambling, small town, wilderness, americana, bishop, generation gap, boat ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Tommy and his older brother Eric live in the midst of vast remote forests. The death of their friend pushes them close to the edge. Eric doesn’t know how to channel his energy. All at once, nature’s vastness feels stifling.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, dealing with death, innocence lost, in the woods, siblings relations, haunted by the past, teenage life, youth, family relations, human nature, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
 80K
Sling Blade (1996)
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, captivating ...
Plot: small town, friendship, murder, mentally challenged, father figure, death threat, autism, gay slur, homosexual, redemption, human nature, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
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, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, human nature, sibling relationship, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, dealing with death, estrangement, americana, hopes, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, summer, vacation, teenager, coming of age, shyness, job, neighbor, bicycle, loneliness, party, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.1
 694
Preacher's Kid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Small-town girl Angie King leaves the church and her home to pursue a dream of singing stardom. Luckett plays Angie, the daughter of a stern but loving bishop, whose attraction to the hunky star (Tank) of a traveling gospel show takes her on the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, innocence lost, destructive relationship, parents and children, hopes, family relations, best friends, performer's life, redemption, friendship, twentysomething life, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
41%
 7.2
 28K
White Oleander (2002)
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, disturbing, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, women's prison, prison, murder, bad mother, poison, artist, crimes, love and romance, parents and children, custody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 3K
Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, youth, family relations, haunted by the past, family life, hopes, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
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, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, infidelity, false accusation, hit and run, insurance, human nature, couple relations, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 11K
The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, bullying, friendship, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, family life, child, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 2K
The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, chosen one, coming of age, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, high school, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 2K
Tex (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: coming of age, juvenile delinquency, sex, shooting, dysfunctional family, small town, family, young heroes, innocence lost, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, obsession, innocence lost, self discovery, looking for sex, teenage life, youth, best friends, friendship, wooing, unsupportive friend, first sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, artist, lesbian, coming of age, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, youth, best friends, parents and children, family in crisis, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Scent of a Woman (1992)
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: human spirit, friendship, blind character, human nature, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, disability, mentor, change of heart, thanksgiving, blindness, student ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 625
Jess + Moss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jess, age 18, and Moss, age 12 are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: farm, friendship, coming of age, youth, self discovery, teenage life, hopes, brunette, cigarette smoking, memory, smoking, tape recorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All the Wilderness (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Keeping to himself in the wake his father's death, James Charm finds refuge in solitary walks and creating morbid sketches — until a charismatic new friend and a quirky young woman begin to draw him out of his shell.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, self discovery, coming of age, youth, single parent, family relations, kiss, boy, teenage boy, swimming, punch, undressing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 8K
Reprise (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, depression, writer's life, music, road not taken, ambition, unfulfillment, friends, buddies, follow your dream, rise and fall, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, paris france, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, friendship, urban, neglect, working class, runaway, teenage life, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, youth, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, racism, haunted by the past, small town, domestic violence, civil rights, african american, teenage life, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Selfish Giant (2013)
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, captivating, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: horse, friendship, domestic violence, theft, buddies, kids in trouble, youth, friends, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, uninhibited rivalry, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, coming out, youth, gays and lesbians, college, self discovery, teenage love, gender, love and romance, teenage life, gay, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, campus, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, first love, high school life, shyness, social misfits, friends, love and romance, high school, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 4K
Zero Day (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two troubled adolescents chronicle the events that ultimately lead up to a terrifying assault on their school.
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vengeance, high school, violence, friendship, school shooting, gun, found footage, explosive, murder, best friends, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 307K
Boyhood (2014)
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, captivating, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, parenting, divorced parents, abusive husband, high school, boy, teenager, family, birthday, coming-of-age, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%