10 Movies Like Short Term 12 [Recommendations]

Short Term 12

These are my favorite picks for movies like Short Term 12. Keep in mind that the list is in no particular order. Enjoy the recommendations.

Your Sister’s Sister (2011)

Your Sisters Sister

A man (Mark Duplass) falls into bed with his best friend’s (Emily Blunt) sister (Rosemarie DeWitt), leading to an unexpected love triangle when his friend arrives the next day.

Electrick Children (2012)

Electrick Children

A Mormon youth (Liam Aiken) is accused of raping and impregnating his sister (Julia Garner), even though she insists that a voice she heard on a cassette tape actually did the deed.

The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

The Giant Mechanical Man

A street performer (Chris Messina) and an unemployed woman (Jenna Fischer), who’s under constant pressure from her sister, help each other realize that it only takes a single person to engender someone’s self-worth.

What Maisie Knew (2012)

What Maisie Knew

The offspring of a hot-headed musician (Julianne Moore) and an art dealer (Steve Coogan), little Maisie (Onata Aprile) learns the hard way about how difficult divorce can be on a youngster. The quiet, obedient child gets caught in the middle as her self-absorbed parents use her as a pawn in a bitter custody battle. After her parents marry new mates, Maisie finds reason to hope for some genuine affection — but permanent damage to her psyche may have already been done.

Drinking Buddies (2013)

Drinking Buddies

Although they’re both dating other people, two co-workers (Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson) hang out together in bars and try to ignore their mutual attraction.

The kings of summer (2013)

The Kings of Summer

Three teenagers (Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias) carry out a plan to leave their dysfunctional parents, build a house in the woods and live off the land.

Obvious child (2014)

Obvious Child

Obvious Child is a 2014 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Gillian Robespierre in her directorial debut. The film stars Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann and David Cross. The story follows Donna (Slate), a stand-up comedian, who has a drunken one-night stand with a man named Max (Lacy) after breaking up with her boyfriend. She subsequently finds out she is pregnant and decides to have an abortion.

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

The Skeleton Twins

Following many years of estrangement, twins Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Kristen Wiig) have an unexpected reunion after a set of near-tragedies. The situation forces them to confront how their lives became so broken. For Maggie, it means examining why she’s so unhappy in a marriage to a loving husband. For Milo, it means meeting with his first love to see if their romance can reignite. Eventually, they learn that living truthfully and accepting each other is the only way to move forward.

About Alex (2014)

About alexThe titular Alex gets dressed up in his old family home and fills a bathtub; when he gets in, he posts a tweet (after a series of unanswered phone calls to his college friend Ben), drops the phone into the water and slits his wrists.

After hearing about Alex’s attempted suicide his old college friends gather at his family’s country house: Ben and Siri the married couple at a career crossroads, Josh the disenchanted PhD candidate, Sarah the un-happy tax attorney, and Isaac the businessman from San Francisco who brings a date, Kate (who happens to work at a suicide hotline). Sarah suggests they watch Alex in shifts while Josh suggests they confront Alex about his near suicide. Reunited for the first time in years, old flirtations are re-ignited.

Before I Disappear (2014)

Before I Disappear

In New York City, Richie (Shawn Christensen), a downtrodden young man whose girlfriend, Vista (Isabelle McNally), recently disappeared, discovers the corpse of a girl who died from a heroin overdose while he is cleaning bathroom stalls at a nightclub. The club owner, Bill (Ron Perlman), arranges for her body to be removed without notifying the authorities.

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