The new HBO limited series, Sharp Objects, only premiered on July 8, but it's already sweeping the nation. Based on a novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn (the author of Gone Girl), Sharp Objects tells the story of a troubled woman Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) who returns to her hometown to report on a series of murders. There's a lot going on in the show, but the good news is that you don't have to only look to each week's episodes for similar entertainment. These are 13 movies to watch if you love Sharp Objects, whether you love the HBO series for its mystery, its realistic depiction of depression, or its family drama.
There's something for everyone on this list, mostly because the HBO show has so many complex narratives and themes weaving together. One of the great things about having a limited series is that there's so much time to explore the story's different aspects. That's a bit harder to do in the 90-120 minutes that movies usually last, but it doesn't mean that the movies on this list are any less intriguing than Sharp Objects. And less face it, the Adams-starring TV drama is the epitome of intriguing.