Movies and TV shows like The Mosquito Coast

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The Mosquito Coast (2021)
 7.0
 7K
The Mosquito Coast (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Allie Fox—a brilliant inventor and stubborn idealist—uproots his family for a dangerous quest through Mexico to flee the U.S. government and find safety.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: family, migration, parents and children, on the run, fugitives, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, runaway, showdown, past coming back to haunt, confronting the past, fight, kids and family, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, secret past, mysterious past

Most similar movies to The Mosquito Coast

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, tense, suspense and serious films and TV series with plots about family problems, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crimes and relationship problems mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Mosquito Coast: Sky Rojo (2021), Tell Me Your Secrets (2021), The Slap (2015), Lisey's Story (2021), Exile (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 7K
Sky Rojo (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 31 min.
TV show
Story: On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: prostitute, runaway, money, criminal, freedom, fugitives, escapades, on the run, escape attempt, troubled past, women, gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tell Me Your Secrets (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A complex thriller revolving around three characters, each with troubling pasts clouding their intersecting motives: Emma is a young woman who once loved a dangerous killer, John is a former serial predator desperate for redemption, and a grieving ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: victim, mysterious past, troubled past, missing daughter, dark past, secret past, haunted by the past, mystery, tragic past, criminal, relationship problems, past coming back to haunt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.1
 3K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, friends, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Lisey's Story (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 401 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: stephen king, grief, widow, dark past, tragic past, haunted by the past, murder investigation, life is a bitch, investigation, past coming back to haunt, confronting the past, writing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 7.4
 2K
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 ⇓
68%
 7.6
 2K
The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
TV show
Story: The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel, this 8–part drama serial traces the shattering ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, adulthood, couple relations, family relations, couples, family life, parents and children, society, suburbs, friendship, marital problem, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
I'm a Mother, Too (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: A family drama about a surrogate mother and her client.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: family, love, mother child relationship, surrogate mother, family relations, kids and family, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, birth mother, mother and daughter, relationships, parenthood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 475
Runaway (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While Dylan stays holed up in a cheap motel all day, Michael ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: teenage life, dysfunctional family, starting over, haunted by the past, obsession, deadly, family problems, investigation, crimes, on the run, small town, hiding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Family Matters (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In 13 episodes, the series of fiction "Family Issues" portrays the life of Peter, a family court judge that you will find that there is a very common routine. He has a troubled past - his mother still abandoned child - and still carries ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: legal, uncover truth, introspection, courtroom, courtroom drama, rivalry, injustice, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, family problems, judge, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Father's Acre (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love makes a bad relationship between father and son all the more rancorous in this drama from Hungarian director Viktor Oszkar Nagy. A convict (Janos Derzsi) returns home after a long stretch in prison to a less than enthusiastic welcome; his son ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: parent child relationship, family, father son relationship, father son estrangement, father son reunion, relationship problems, father and son, family relations, relationships, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 5K
Greenleaf (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface ...
Style: emotional, captivating, talky, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: family, church, family secret, bishop, estranged daughter, intrigue, family relations, getting home, family problems, love and romance, religion, mystery ...
Place: memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.9
 46K
Bloodline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family. The Rayburns are hard-working pillars of their Florida Keys community. But when the black sheep son comes home for the 45th anniversary of ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: secret, family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, family life, sibling relationship, dark secret, police detective, wealthy family, florida keys ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, downfall, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Made For Love (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty-something Hazel Green tries to escape a suffocating marriage — until she realizes her tech billionaire husband has implanted a revolutionary tracking device, the Made for Love, in her brain.
Style: humorous, captivating
Plot: life is a bitch, technology, hi-tech, on the run, relationship problems, nanotechnology, runaway, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, fleeing, unhappy marriage, humour ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 817
Outbound (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Romania, Austria
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drama about a woman who seems able to overcome everything for freedom, except for her past mistakes.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: starting over, on the run, fugitives, crime and punishment, life is a bitch, estrangement, family problems, uncontrollable, prison, haunted by the past, confined, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 986
Emanet (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Turkey
TV show
Story: The story of Yaman, a successful businessman who is incapable of love because of his traumatic childhood. There is only one person that he feels something for, his young nephew Yusuf. When Yusuf's mother dies unexpectedly, his aunt Seher, a ...
Style: captivating, sincere
Plot: old mansion, parents and children, rich and poor, family problems, mansion, conflict, wealthy family, relationship problems, family life, dysfunctional family, kids and family, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Bourne Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spies, amnesia, heroes, on the run, cia, memory loss, adventure, terrorism, hitman, identity, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: zurich switzerland, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.3
 420
Bashar Momin (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Pakistan
TV show
Story: Rudaba is an innocent girl who is engaged to her father's best friend's son Buland Bakhtiar. One day Rudaba's father and future father-in-law are killed due to robbery shooting. Rudaba reluctantly moves in with Adil upon his ...
Style: tense, suspense, romantic, captivating
Plot: power, family problems, family relations, male female relationship, couple relations, love and romance, relationship problems, crimes, romantic relationship, eccentric family, family, hate
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, psychological ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, who done it, family problems, family relations, social relations, small town, moral dilemma, suspicion of murder, suspicion, danger, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.1
 4K
The Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a doctor who is falsely convicted of his ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, false accusation, on the run, manhunt, murder, escape, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, injustice, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: indiana, tucson arizona, arizona, california, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 112
Kidnapped (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Savannah Duke-Morgan realizes her lifetime dream to bring her husband Brad and her five-year-old daughter Aria back to her birthplace on the Gold Coast of Australia until it turns into her worst nightmare when Aria goes missing from the resort’s ...
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: child abduction, family problems, relationship problems, husband wife relationship, family relations, family secret, mysterious disappearance, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, family life, disappearance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
His Double Life (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman returns Home from college and become suspicious of her new stepdad, her late father's business partner, after she discovers him meeting with a mysterious woman who turns up dead the following day.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, violence, stepfather, adultery, new life, husband wife relationship, investigation, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, uncover truth, adulterous husband, murder, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, dysfunctional family, stalking, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bitter Daisies (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: While investigating the disappearance of a teen girl in a tight-knit Galician town, a Civil Guard officer uncovers secrets linked to a loss of her own.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: police detective, child abduction, investigation, justice, rescue, crimes, danger, parents and children, race against time, hopes
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Kirgin Çiçekler (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Turkey
TV show
Story: "Eylül" is a 16 year old girl sexual harassment by her stepfather , and her mother did not believe her and she went with "Eylül" to the orphanage , and left her daughter there. Then Eylül become friends with the girls in the ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: life is a bitch, violence, girl, child abuse, parents and children, sexual abuse, girls' boarding school, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, friendship between girls, domestic violence, stepfather, family problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 377
A Violent Life (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Despite the life threat hanging over his head, Stéphane decides to go back to Corsica for the funeral of Christophe, a childhood friend and companion in arms, murdered the day before. On this occasion, the chain of events which made him, the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: funeral, violence, life is a bitch, confronting the past, haunted by the past, crimes, criminal, pubic hair, kiss, car on fire, young man, nationalist ...
Place: corsica
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 400 min.
TV show
Story: After nearly 20 years in prison, Edmond Dantes escapes the fortress Chateau d'If. He returns as the Count of Monte Cristo and recognizes that his love Mercedes has married another man. Now, he is only driven by revenge on the people who falsely ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure, betrayal, millionaire, false accusation, aristocracy, conspiracy, convict, adventure, haunted by the past, mysterious character, dishonesty, henchman ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, europe, france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 8K
Chambers (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Consumed by the mystery surrounding the donor heart that saved her life, a young patient starts taking on sinister characteristics of the deceased.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: death, violence, heart transplant, murder, youth, self sacrifice, family relations, vengeance, father daughter relationship, deadly, dishonesty, supernatural ...
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town life, parents and children, family problems, maturity, family relations, couple relations, elderly, couples, family, loneliness, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, maine, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 2K
Trauma (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A three-part drama set in the trauma unit of a London hospital, a grieving father blames a high-achieving trauma consultant for the death of his teenage son.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological, psychological thriller ...
Plot: obsession, bereavement, class differences, revenge, stalker, doctors, death of son, psychological trauma, family problems, family, medical, african american ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%