Movies like In the Middle of the River

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In the Middle of the River (2018)
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In the Middle of the River (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Led to believe his abusive grandfather is responsible for his sister's recent death, Gabriel returns to his humble home in rural New Mexico. Yearning to protect his family, he swears to secretly kill his grandfather, yet at the critical moment, his plan is foiled and the two men are forced to spend the day together. Both war veterans, they begin talking about their traumatic experiences. Gabriel realizes the world is not as black and white as he once thought it was. Slowly, he is forced to take responsibility for his own role in the family crisis.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, dysfunctional family, uncover truth, family secret, getting home, death of sister, handicapped, grandfather grandson relationship, iraq war veteran, singing in a car, amputee, prison visit

Most similar movies to In the Middle of the River

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and disturbing films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, society, crimes and uncover truth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like In the Middle of the River: Shouting Secrets (2011), Fiesta Patria (2008), Forgive Me (2006), Return to Innocence (2001), Waterberry Tears (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, native american, female director, indian reservation, brother sister relationship, writers
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Fiesta Patria (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two families celebrate the engagement of their children, one of the lovers unearths a family secret.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: family secret, family gatherings, family relations, family reunited, fiancee, military, dysfunctional family, engagement, nudity (full frontal - brief), country, sex, wheelchair
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 400
Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, parents and children, infidelity, adultery, disturbed childhood, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, child abuse, false accusation, teenage life, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Waterberry Tears (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This coming of age story is about a gay boy, Goyo, as he discovers himself. Living with his Mexican family in the Coachella Valley, Goyo has a hard time hiding his sexual preferences. Although Goyo seeks acceptance from his father Ramon, Ramon ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, coming of age, dysfunctional family, alcoholic father, rejection, gay son, latinx lead, lgbt teen, lgbt, gay latino, gay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 388
The Unpolished (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their ...
Style: captivating, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: generation gap, dysfunctional family, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, parent child relationship, moving, female director, drug dealer, teenager, debt, unfaithful husband, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Soldiers of Salamina (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Professor Lola Sánchez investigates the truth behind the events experienced by Rafael Sánchez Mazas, one of the founders of the Falange Española party, during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: spanish civil war, change of heart, uncover truth, writer's life, political unrest, soldier, society, lifesaver, against humanity, fascism, state affairs, creative block
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 206
Ten Empty (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disillusioned son's trip home is complicated when ten years of family secrets explode over one weekend.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, family secret, reunion, getting home, frustration, family feud, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, father son reunion, secret, youth, bipolar disorder ...
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 1K
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
She Is Not Crying, She Is Singing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A tale of deliverance. Laura, 27 years old, lives alone in the outskirts of a large town. She learns that her father is in a coma, after a serious car accident. She decides to visit him at the hospital as a last opportunity to settle old scores, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, haunted by the past, introspection, family relations, estrangement, hopes, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, revenge, family secret, car accident, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 446
Frame of Mind (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What happens when the truth is not enough? A New Jersey police detective comes across new evidence in the Kennedy assassination
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, state affairs, kennedy assassination, conspiracy, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 505
The Negro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A black teenager vandalizes a racist lawn ornament.
Style: disturbing, sincere, serious, tense, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society, murder, vandalism, violence, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Home for the Weekend (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the request of his mother Gitte, Marko, who has been living in Berlin for years, drives off to the countryside to visit his parents. His hopes of spending a quiet and relaxing time with his family fall short when Gitte surprises everyone by ...
Style: sincere, serious, suspense, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: reunion, mental illness, family relations, parents and children, introspection, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, search, life is a bitch, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany, Austria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family but ends up murdering them.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family in danger, family problems, reunion, crimes, homecoming, deadly, danger, murder, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Model Minority (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kayla, an underprivileged Japanese American 16 year old, endangers her promising future as an aspiring artist when she becomes involved with a drug dealer.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious
Plot: interracial romance, teenage sexuality, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug abuse, teen angst, peer pressure, high school, japanese american, grownups, female director, alcohol abuse ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 542
To Take a Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story takes place in Haifa, Israel, in 1979, during three days before the Shabbat. A young woman trying to raise three children, work from home, and observe the strict Moroccan traditions of her family finds herself at constant odds with her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, touching, realistic
Plot: married couple, lovers, coercion, conflict, marriage crisis, marriage, extramarital affair, family feud, divorce, dysfunctional family, synagogue, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 624
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: state affairs, law enforcement, heroes, dishonesty, hopes, politics, righting the wronged, military, rivalry, investigation, fighting the system, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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War (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Matteo is attractive, albeit somewhat girlish and frail. The whole world is against him. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. The pressure increases as his awkward attempts to win his father’s ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: teenage life, rebelliousness, juvenile delinquency, gang, rebellion, dysfunctional family, realism, family problems, crimes, youth, rehabilitation, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.1
 1K
Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, addiction, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, family relations, family in crisis, crimes, society, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 1K
Run the Tide (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.
Style: disturbing, touching, sincere, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, responsibility, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, child custody, life is a bitch, child care, self discovery, escapades, family relations, parents and children, transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 19
Cold Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This is the story of Alice Fuller (Amy Shelton-White) struggling to come to terms with her past in order to embrace her future. Shot almost entirely in and around Estes Park, Colorado, the film follows Alice as she is forced to spend one final week ...
Style: scenic, captivating, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family drama, hiking, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, wildlife, fight, dealing with the past, acceptance, sculpture, female protagonist, repression ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 290
Inheritance (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Belize
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, psycho sexual
Plot: brother sister incest, incestuous kiss, brother sister relationship, death of father, childhood home, family secret, psychological drama, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rejection, estranged father, handjob ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 377
Capricciosa (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Swedish drama by Reza Bagher.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, teenager, father son relationship, foster home, family crisis, death of mother, funeral, alcohol abuse, alcoholic, soccer, cancer ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.2
 567
Union Square (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous ...
Style: twists and turns, emotional, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, reunion, estrangement, ego clash, city life, rivalry, lifestyle, strong female presence, snobbism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 498
Cargo (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to New York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: sex slavery, human trafficking, confined, on the road, crimes, society, life is a bitch, kidnapping, rape, brutality, abduction, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Locked in Silence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, power relations, mute or deaf, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, misfit, siblings relations, doctors and patients, teenage life, family in crisis, family problems, voice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, danger, race against time, survival, nuclear threat, small town, escape, nuclear reactor, radiation, escapades, music band, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 704
The 19th Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, righting the wronged, society, estrangement, church, religions or cults, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 566
Consent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A wealthy Manhattan family's inability to cope with the suicide of their eldest daughter sends them into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and sexual taboos that threatens to destroy them.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: suicide, love and romance, life is a bitch, looking for love, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, adultery, cynicism, incestuous desire, disability, alcohol, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%