Movies like The Consolation

If you like "The Consolation" you are looking for serious, factual and bleak movies about / with rape, child abuse, psychoanalyst, coming of age, brutality, memories and mother daughter relationship themes of Biography and Drama genre shot in France.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Consolation (2017)
 6.2
 111
The Consolation (2017)
Original name: La consolation
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Victim of vertigo and unexplained discomfort, Flavie, a television host, resolves to consult a psychiatrist. The latter suggests a test of the past that she would have concealed and proposes to browse together a photo-album of her childhood. The cliché of a teenager with a sad look will wake up buried memories ...
Style: serious, factual, bleak, brutal, suspenseful
Plot: rape, child abuse, psychoanalyst, coming of age, brutality, memories, mother daughter relationship, violence, psychologist, psychiatrist, psychiatry, psychotherapy, traumatic childhood, mother and daughter, abusive parent, violent man, 18 year old, physical abuse, childhood memory, psychiatric patient, therapy session, childhood flashback, male full rear nudity
Place: france

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Consolation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and based on true events films with plots about child abuse, life is a bitch, violence, rape, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse and brutality mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like The Consolation: Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014), Camille Claudel 1915 (2013), The Elegant Criminal (1990), This Boy's Life (1993), I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cult leader Warren Jeffs rises to power in the polygamist Mormon sect once headed by his late father, but some of his wives fight back to bring him to justice. Based on a true story.
Style: factual, thought provoking, serious, rough
Plot: forced sex, mormon, prison, true crime, isolated community, sex scandal, sexualized violence, religious fanatic, scandal, rapist, sexual abuse, religions or cults ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.
Style: sincere, realistic, based on true events, factual, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, separation from family, mental illness, unfulfillment, faith, paranoia, sculpture, estranged mother, nun, sculptor, wrongfully committed, elderly ...
Time: 20th century, year 1915, 1910s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Elegant Criminal (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, legal, society, rise and fall, deadly, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, death row, gay subtext, prison ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, stepfather, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family relations, mechanic, homosexual, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: usa, seattle, united states, washington d.c., seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping and captivity, as told from her perspective.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, serious, factual, realistic
Plot: kidnap, kidnapping, abduction, investigation, captivity, kidnapped, autobiography, rape, brutality, crime investigation, teenager, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, borderline personality disorder, mentally unstable, coming of age, friendship, patient, female protagonist, mental institution ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 2K
Sybil (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A true story of a young woman whose abusive childhood results in her developing a multiple personality disorder.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, sad, psychological, disturbing
Plot: mental illness, split personality, mentally unstable, domineering mother, patient, dissociative identity disorder, psychiatrist, doctor patient relationship, child abuse, compassion, physical abuse, mental disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: support group, idealism, dedicated educator, against the odds, human spirit, teenage life, hopes, society, teachers and students, child abuse, children, parole officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, factual, exciting, suspense
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, journey, point of view, adventure, danger, culture clash, weapons, village, escapades, news report ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 11K
Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, factual, melancholic ...
Plot: prodigy, painter, life is a bitch, addiction, painting, tragic love, tragic hero, couple relations, romance, uninhibited rivalry, couples, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, bleak, harsh, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, crimes, confined, mentally unstable, murder, family problems, captivity, threat, true crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 15K
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM ...
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, abusive mother, mansion, rebelliousness, family relations, family problems, single parent, life is a bitch, parents and children, youth, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 12K
3096 Days (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, rape, child abuse, missing child, life is a bitch, captivity, confinement indoors, psychological torture, survivor, confined, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 31
Untold (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hate crime triggers disturbing flashbacks for a young veteran, finding herself reluctantly joining a PTSD support group. The eclectic group of women veterans encourages her to peel away her families' lies and confront her mother who holds the ...
Style: suspenseful, contemplative, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure
Plot: military, lesbian, post traumatic stress disorder, family relations, veteran, mother daughter relationship, love, friendship, hate crime, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), childhood sexual abuse ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin, follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), painter, artist, prodigy, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, performer's life, love affair, artists and showbiz, human spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tahiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.
Plot: injury, racism, childhood, child rape, sexism, african american, loneliness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father daughter relationship, great depression, family relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, st. louis missouri, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
If Someone Had Known (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young wife and mother is abused by her husband and keeps the secret from her friends and family.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, pregnancy, couple relations, woman in danger, legal, danger, domestic disturbance, deadly, unfulfillment, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 2K
Noble (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Vietnam
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: poverty, orphan, social activism, kids in trouble, destiny, youth, hopes, strong female lead, female protagonist, empowerment, social injustice, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1955
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Drama. TV Movie.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, undercover, secret agents, rise and fall, government agency, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, cold war, fbi, spy, fbi agent ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 183
Cavalcade (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accomplished playboy Leo neglects his girlfriend and enjoys parties. His girlfriend parts from him and then, when he wants to see her once more, he has an accident. He survives, but his whole life is now to be changed. This film is about fetching ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, human spirit, redemption, life turned upside down, hopes, womanizer, rehabilitation, friendship, couple relations, love and romance, couples, disabled person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 34K
Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, touching, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, therapy, redemption, graduation, family reunited, u.s. navy, navy, thanksgiving, anger, demotion, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, san diego california, mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hands of a Mother (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family reunion aboard a ship becomes a turning point in the life of 39-year-old engineer Markus. When his son Adam (4) gets a little cut after going to the bathroom with his grandmother Renate, Markus recalls for the first time what his mother did ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, childhood trauma, family secret, sexual abuse, husband wife relationship, repressed memory, child abuse, child molestation, mental illness, psychotherapy, abusive mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, fashion designer, ambition, couple relations, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, couples, gender, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
The Whistleblower (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, intellectual, factual, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sex trafficking, conspiracy, un, investigation, cover up, whistleblower, rape, politics, teenage prostitute, dishonesty, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, year 1999 ...
Place: bosnia, sarajevo, nebraska, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Last Family (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Beksiński is a gentle man with arachnophobia, despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works. Beksiński is a family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz and the ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, family feud, painter, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, camera, murder, suicidal tendency, cemetery, grave, psychologist, pipe smoking ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s, 2000s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger, isolation, confined, true crime, life is a bitch, rape, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 11K
Rosewater (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, journalism, captivity, false accusation, solitary, life is a bitch, danger, interrogation, reporter, torture, anguish, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 23K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, drug abuse, downfall, juvenile delinquency, drug addiction, teenage life, friendship, youth, drug dealing, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Unspeakable Acts (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two psychologist try to demonstrate that a man is a pedophile and has abused many children.
Style: tense, sexy, erotic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: suburbs, sexual abuse, courtroom, power relations, track down, couple relations, society, legal, journalism, media, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 3K
Nostradamus (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Michel de Nostredame, from his early work as a plague doctor to his time at the court of Catherine de Medici, after he became famed for his prophetic almanacs. Stars Rutger Hauer and Julia Ormond.
Style: serious
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, state affairs, supernatural ability, oracle, plague, destiny, pubic hair, chambermaid, archive footage, male nudity ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, future
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%