Movies like The Mustang

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The Mustang (2019)
 7.0
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The Mustang (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, realistic, exciting, sentimental
Plot: prison, horse, freedom, redemption, transformation, devotion, nature, friendship, depression, destiny, punishment, society, animal training, adventure, addiction, fear, soccer, native american, cowboy, pregnancy, violence, food, photographer, psychologist, african american ...
Place: nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about mother son relationship, friendship, father son relationship, photograph, redemption, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Mustang: T2: Trainspotting (2017), Love Belongs to Everyone (2006), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Rust and Bone (2012), Standing Tall (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
T2: Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: surprise ending, reflective, melancholic, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: drug addiction, revenge, addiction, friendship, heroin, violence, cocaine, bar, junkie, prison, apartment, theft ...
Time: year 1979, year 1974, 2010s
Place: scotland, bulgaria, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Love Belongs to Everyone (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shy, gentle half-wit Dennis, whose only obsession is train-spotting, is released early on account of good behavior after a rape sentence. His parents who run a modest barbershop, skeptic André and Rita, desperately try to keep him out of girl ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, rehabilitation, society, misfit, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, forced into action, homecoming, family relations, black eye, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life is a bitch, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.5
 58K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: accident, disability, french, single parent, tragic event, dog, boxing, surveillance camera, killer whale, redemption, surveillance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, riviera, cote d'azur, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Plot: social worker, juvenile delinquent, judge, prison, rain, gay slur, boxing, car accident, little boy, birthday, dining hall, abandoned by mother ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 468
Prison Song (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Elijah has been bounced from group home to group home throughout his turbulent young life. What has sustained him is his art. After a promised scholarship is taken away, Elijah ends up in a fight that result in the death of another boy. Now, ...
Style: captivating, rough, gloomy, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prison, injustice, coming of age, redemption, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, hopes, murder, juvenile delinquency, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
Style: tense, gloomy, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: embezzlement, island, jail, boardwalk, family relations, human nature, cons and scams, siblings relations, crime, parents and children, dishonesty, family life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, new jersey, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, death in the family, society, social relations, unfulfillment, 13 year old, blood, alcohol, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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This Is Martin Bonner (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two men, at opposite ends of the social spectrum, find themselves starting new lives in the same, small town and form an unlikely friendship.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: estrangement, friendship, rehabilitation, small town, redemption, reform, dishonesty, friends, bankruptcy, betrayal, parole officer, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.9
 2K
Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: touching, gloomy, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, prostitute, friendship, addiction, coming of age, pregnancy, drug addiction, birthday, baby, waitress, heroin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.0
 72K
Short Term 12 (2013)
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, touching, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: child abuse, incest, depression, foster child, troubled teen, social worker, suicide attempt, adolescence, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, unsupportive friend, college graduate, introspection, disagreement, twentysomething life, drugs/alcohol, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 80K
Half Nelson (2006)
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: teacher, student, liberal, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, loneliness, high school, coach, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: bishop, redemption, prison, sexual abuse, drug abuse, youth, juvenile delinquency, addiction, family relations, going straight, family problems, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, robbery, jealousy, stabbing, theft, addiction, introspection, prison life, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: phoenix arizona, paris france, italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, redemption, friendship, prison, false accusation, church, self discovery, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in the hands of an unqualified childcare provider.
Style: bleak, touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: theft, pardon, kids in trouble, childhood, coming of age, responsibility, family relations, social problems, unlikely relationship, parents and children, goodhearted, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: depressing, realistic, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: horse, friendship, theft, domestic violence, social misfits, animal training, crumbling relationship, uninhibited rivalry, misfit, society, youth, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.0
 894
Short Eyes (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, tense, captivating ...
Plot: prison, prison life, violence, rape, rivalry, crimes, confined, deadly, law enforcement, misfit, society, sexual abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Smitty, a young man sentenced to six months in prison for marijuana possession eventually becomes the sexual subordinate of another inmate, Rocky.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: prison, survival, gay, rape, life is a bitch, youth, gender, prison life, misfit, sexual abuse, transvestism, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, down on your luck, unwanted pregnancy, family problems, social decay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 90K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, 9/11, life changing experience, dealing with death, haunted by the past, loss of loved one, tragic event, friends, character change, family, childhood memory, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, racism, skinhead, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, crime, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.6
 36K
Boy A (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, social realism, depressing ...
Plot: haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, rape, childhood, going straight, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, criminal, moral dilemma, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Pressure Point (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An African-American prison psychiatrist (Sidney Poitier) finds the boundaries of his professionalism sorely tested when he must counsel a disturbed inmate (Bobby Darin) with bigoted Nazi tendencies.
Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, psychological, realistic
Plot: prison, psychopath, psychiatrist, nightmare, losing-it hero, confined, hopes, interracial relations, doctors and patients, human spirit, teenage life, mental illness ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, architect, chess, chinese, chinese american, friendship, immigrants, family, self discovery, human nature, feminism, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 11K
The Road (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Switzerland, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world outside.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: exile, racism, prison, prison life, misfit, human nature, society, family problems, fighting the system, family life, human spirit, rebellion ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, touching, gloomy, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family problems, going straight, anorexia, addiction, wealthy family, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, clever, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, suburbs, death in the family, youth, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 3K
Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, gloomy, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, christmas lights, dog, neighbor, rocking chair, couple relations, city life, love and romance, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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