Movies like The Mustang

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The Mustang (2019)
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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, realistic, exciting, sad, sentimental
Plot: prison, animal training, freedom, horse, adventure, redemption, transformation, devotion, nature, punishment, society, addiction, fear, friendship, depression, destiny, rehabilitation, soccer, native american, cowboy, pregnancy, violence, food, photographer, psychologist ...
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, redemption, friendship, prison, cigarette smoking, society and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Mustang: Love Belongs to Everyone (2006), T2: Trainspotting (2017), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Prison Song (2001), Standing Tall (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: misfit, society, homecoming, family relations, forced into action, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, fight, black eye ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, junkie, fight, nightclub, prison, bar fight, theft ...
Time: year 1979, 2010s, year 1974
Place: scotland, bulgaria, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, uplifting, touching, clever, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, false accusation, life sentence, corruption, confined, survival, hopes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 479
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: serious, sincere, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, prison, crime, hopes, musician's life, criminal heroes, crimes, redemption, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, bad mother, tomboy, honking a car horn, climbing out a window, struggle, hoodie, counselor, letter writing, hand wound, self esteem ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.5
 59K
Rust and Bone (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Singapore
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, gloomy, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: accident, disability, french, tragic event, boxing, dog, single parent, surveillance camera, killer whale, redemption, surveillance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, cote d'azur, riviera, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, clever, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: embezzlement, island, boardwalk, jail, human nature, family life, dishonesty, siblings relations, parents and children, cons and scams, crime, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, new jersey, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rehabilitation, drug abuse, prostitute, friendship, addiction, coming of age, pregnancy, drug addiction, birthday, baby, heroin, waitress ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: talky, realistic, sincere, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, estrangement, rehabilitation, one more chance, haunted by the past, social misfits, hopes, small town, betrayal, gain trust, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: family problems, death in the family, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, society, dysfunctional family, youth, social relations, alcohol, food, camera, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: bishop, redemption, prison, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, drugs/alcohol, family relations, addiction, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, family problems, injustice, parents and children, society, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, unwanted pregnancy, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, florida, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 81K
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, loneliness, basketball, student, liberal, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, high school, coach, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 74K
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: incest, child abuse, social worker, depression, foster child, troubled teen, suicide attempt, adolescence, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, realistic, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, disagreement, introspection, college graduate, drugs/alcohol, friends, unsupportive friend, twentysomething life, depression, suicide attempt, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, suspenseful, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: prison, prison life, violence, rape, society, misfit, vengeance, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: psychological, bleak, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, teacher, prison, theft, family relations, investigation, prison life, parents and children, crimes, couple relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, california, paris france, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: theft, pardon, kids in trouble, childhood, coming of age, street kid, family problems, innocence lost, abandoned, realism, petty criminal, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, prison sex, survival, rape, gay, gender, prison life, misfit, gang, youth, gays and lesbians, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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: realistic, thought provoking, psychological, serious, sincere
Plot: prison, psychopath, nightmare, psychiatrist, hopes, losing-it hero, mental illness, human spirit, teenage life, idealism, racism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, going straight, rape, childhood, starting over, ex convict, rehabilitation, new job, moral dilemma, criminal, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, mcdonald's restaurant, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: horse, friendship, domestic violence, theft, crumbling relationship, animal training, thief, juvenile delinquency, collector, youth, uncontrollable, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: uplifting, gloomy, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: racism, prison, exile, family relations, politics, infidelity, human nature, state affairs, crumbling marriage, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: skinhead, prison, racism, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, confined, youth, crime, prejudice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, friendship, prison, false accusation, redemption, church, self discovery, dishonesty, couples, starting over, introspection, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, kentucky, new england, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Within These Walls (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Female prisoners train dogs to aid people with disabilities in a program started by a nun (Laura Dern).
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: prison, female prisoner, dog, friends, addiction, rehabilitation, drug abuse, pets, animal life, disability, clergy, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
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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: touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, redemption, dysfunctional family, family problems, going straight, suburbs, life is a bitch, hopes, unfaithful wife, anorexia, wealthy family, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 11K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, ex convict, support group, parole officer, addiction, starting over, single parent, rehabilitation, family problems, life is a bitch, social misfits, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 925
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: prison, infidelity, pregnancy, release from prison, redemption, confined, hopes, couples, death in the family, family problems, going straight, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 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, realistic, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: hospital, pregnancy, neighbor, dog, christmas lights, rocking chair, couple relations, dignity, gem, understanding, society, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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