Movies like Wildlife

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Wildlife (2018)
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Wildlife (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, melancholic, disturbing
Plot: infidelity, family drama, teenage boy, unemployment, parents and children, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, coming of age, unemployed, golf, bus, fire, football, dancing, firefighter, photographer, kiss, forest fire, swimming pool, letter, loss of job, americana, period piece, slice of life, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 1960s
Place: montana

Most similar movies to Wildlife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about husband wife relationship, family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Wildlife: Queen of Hearts (2019), An Education (2009), White Oleander (2002), Wonder Wheel (2017), Eve's Bayou (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Queen of Hearts (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specialising in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged ...
Style: emotional, sexy, disturbing, melancholic, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, lovers, adultery, adopted son, love, family relations, parents and children, incest, birthday party, tape recorder, husband wife relationship, christmas ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 122K
An Education (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, stylized, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, age difference, love and romance, older man younger woman relationship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, adolescence vs adulthood, betrayal, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: england, london, europe, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems, fall in love, kids in trouble, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 20K
Wonder Wheel (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, thought provoking, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: ferris wheel, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, waitress, extramarital affair, adultery, betrayal, older woman younger man relationship, psychiatrist, marital infidelity, women, unhappy marriage ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, incest, prophecy, small town, murder, curse, superstition, tavern, all black cast, menstruation, aunt niece relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Babysitters (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Shirley is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael, a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, sexual, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, high school, infidelity, adultery, teenager, juvenile delinquency, social decay, lifestyle, parents and children, unlikely criminals, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, introspection, mentally unstable, custody, dysfunctional family, family relations, power relations, couples, single parent, infidelity, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, starting over, family problems, down on your luck, workplace situations, life is a bitch, job seeking, americana, society, corporate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 3K
Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, unfulfillment, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, estrangement, friends, family relations, human nature, youth, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, family relations, couples, love affair, couple relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, obesity, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, missing person, kidnapping, missing child, parents and children, family life, family problems, police detective, family relations, crimes, mother son reunion, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 450
Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family in crisis, youth, coming out, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, eccentric family, couples, family problems, family life, friends ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, biting, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, unfulfillment, couple relations, suburban life, crumbling marriage, jealous spouse, society, human nature, lifestyle, mentally unstable, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family business, survival, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, against the odds, family in crisis, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 19K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: poverty, unemployment, irish, life is a bitch, prejudice, coming of age, ira, teacher, human nature, society, family relations, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, usa, new york, europe, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 2K
Tully (2000)
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, thought provoking, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: small town, stripper, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, social relations, family relations, human nature, young lovers, lifestyle, introspection, society ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.5
 51K
The Ice Storm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, neighbor, mate swapping, innocence lost, coming of age, guilt, infidelity, marijuana, storm, promiscuity, snow ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 232
Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: chase, coming of age, small town, prostitute, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, suburban life, family relations, kids in trouble, forbidden love, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 394
The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, family life, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, suburban life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, obsession, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sentimental, serious, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, childhood, fishing, self discovery, generation gap, boat, americana, fish, gambling, bishop, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 5K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, radiation, life is a bitch, future dystopia, danger, nuclear war, chaos, parents and children, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out ...
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, ambition, wall street, stock broker, finance, vengeance, manager, corporate world, anti capitalism, urban, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2001, year 2008
Place: usa, new york, tower bridge london, manhattan new york city, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 754
Model Shop (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While trying to raise money to prevent his car from being repossessed, George is attracted to Lola, a Frenchwoman who works in a "model shop" (an establishment which rents out beautiful pin-up models to photographers). George spends his ...
Plot: architect, model, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, repossession, actress, military draft, one day, unemployment
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 485
Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic
Plot: under the surface, infidelity, family in crisis, couple relations, suburban life, life turned upside down, parents and children, family relations, family problems, love affair, family life, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.9
 313K
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, captivating, sincere, serious, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, birthday, parenting, divorced parents, boy, high school, abusive husband, childhood, teenager, family, classmates ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cinema Verite (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, private vs public, tv show, american dream, americana, media, self fulfillment, family problems, family life, privacy invasion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, california, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, lottery, widow, depression, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, urban, human nature, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, rough
Plot: phone sex, infidelity, prostitute, obsession, family relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, sexual relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%