Movies and TV shows like The Town 2012

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The Town (2012)
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The Town (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Following a family tragedy, 30-year-old Mark Nicholas returns to the town where he grew up. After ten years away, coming home is harder than Mark could ever have imagined.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: life turned upside down, homecoming, orphan, parents and children, family life, family problems, death in the family, hometown, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, small town life, dealing with death, social relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

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Most similar movies to The Town

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and touching films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, death in the family, dealing with death, family life and small town mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Town: A Mother's Son (2012), Providence (1999), Exile (2011), The Guilty (2013), The Street (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Mother's Son (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him, or protect him and hide the act.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, who done it, family problems, family relations, social relations, small town, moral dilemma, suspicion of murder, suspicion, danger, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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95%
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: family relations, small town, family problems, love and romance, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, living with parents, looking for love, homecoming, small town life, hometown ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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88%
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Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Exile is a British psychological thriller television series dealing with the topic of Alzheimer's disease against a background of corruption. It stars John Simm and Jim Broadbent and was broadcast on BBC One. The series received varyingly ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, homecoming, mental illness, family relations, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, corruption, alzheimer's disease
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Guilty (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lives are torn apart and relationships fractured forever when a young child goes missing. Five years later, DCI Maggie Brand leads a new investigation and puts at risk her own happy family life.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, suspect, crime, dead child, missing, missing person
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Street is a British television drama series created by Jimmy McGovern and produced by Granada Television for the BBC. The series follows the lives of various residents of an unnamed street in Manchester and features an all-star cast including ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, anthology ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: family life, couple relations, neighbor, social relations, crumbling marriage, dull life, family problems, small town, friendship, neighborhood, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, northern england
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73%
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Moving On (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Moving On is a British television series set in contemporary Britain consisting of standalone dramas all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life and moving on.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, hopes, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, redemption, couples, parents and children, couple relations, optimism, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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71%
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, doctor, family problems, parents and children, youth, workplace, bittersweet, crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings, under the surface, estrangement, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Torn (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two families bond when their teenage sons are killed in an explosion at a suburban mall only to discover one of their children is the prime suspect.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family problems, police investigation, family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, dishonesty, shopping mall, death in the family, explosion, dealing with death, suburbs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, couples, social relations, family relations, crimes, parents and children, housewife, coping, female protagonist, strong female presence, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family life, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, homecoming, single parent, unsupportive spouse, family relations, love, family problems, older man younger woman relationship, female director, fear of commitment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, family problems, missing person, parents and children, family life, death in the family, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Angels Crest (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: small town, parents and children, small town life, legal, forces of nature, death of child, snow, society, loss of son, social relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, stalking, mystery, orphan, human nature, small town, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, danger, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rock the Casbah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: funeral, family gatherings, family problems, life turned upside down, family life, death in the family, family relations, disorder, parents and children, muslim, indoor, bittersweet ...
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Lilies (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lilies is a British period-drama television series, written by Heidi Thomas, which ran for one eight-episode series in early 2007 on BBC One. The show's tagline was "Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, post war, family problems, life is a bitch, society, youth, parents and children, working class, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, poverty, slum ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: liverpool, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, death in the family, babies and infants, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 179 min.
TV show
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: touching, captivating, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, family problems, youth, coming of age, estrangement, life is a bitch, death of mother, death in the family, dysfunctional family, dealing with death, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, creative block, life is a bitch, parents and children, driving lesson ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Marchlands (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A supernatural drama telling the story of three different families living in the same house in 1968, 1987 and the present day, linked by the spirit of the young daughter of the 1960s family, who drowned in mysterious circumstances.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, mysterious, sad, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, parents and children, family life, supernatural, loss of daughter, family relations, drowning, seeing dead people, little girl, multiple storylines, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 60s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Southcliffe (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 188 min.
TV show
Story: Following a raft of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold in a nonlinear narrative structure through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, dealing with death, small town life, social relations, human nature, journalist, investigation, brutality, redemption, small town, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Dummy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A coming of age drama about two young brothers whose lives are thrown into turmoil when their mother dies suddenly, leaving them to fend for themselves. While Danny loses himself in music, sex and drugs, his younger brother Jack transforms a life ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, humorous, gloomy
Plot: kids in trouble, teenage life, family relations, youth, family problems, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, coming of age, death of mother, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
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South Riding (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Andrew Davies sparkling adaption of Winifred Holtby's acclaimed novel. Insightful, warm and full of memorable characters, South Riding tells a fraught love story and paints a panaromic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the long aftermath of ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love affair, family relations, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, human spirit, society, small town, social relations, strong female presence, high school life, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 518
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, redemption, family relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 753
Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, starting over, elderly, betrayal, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, europe, england, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 108
Never Die (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chayo returns to her hometown to care for her elderly mother and cope with her death. Surrounded by love and sublime beauty, Chayo has to give up something that as a woman and mother is inalienable. That will be the price of her freedom.
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, elderly, golden years, unfulfillment, homecoming, death in the family, tradition, female protagonist, day of the dead, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Syndicate (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama exploring how winning the lottery transforms the lives of ordinary people.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: lottery, workplace, store, working class, society, family relations, bittersweet, upscale, realism, reward, change of luck, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fly with the Crane (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Serenely resigned to his impending death but deeply afraid at the prospect of being cremated, an elderly carpenter seeks to have his last wishes carried out in this gentle, beautifully realized drama from director Li Ruijin. (TIFF)
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, elderly, little girl, grandfather grandson relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship, little boy, cousin cousin relationship, youth, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%