Movies like A Call to Remember

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A Call to Remember (1997)
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A Call to Remember (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they build a new life together with sons Ben and Jake. One evening, Paula receives a phone call which assures her that her son, Alec, is actually alive and in New York. This brings up painful memories from the past for everyone involved, including Ben and Jake, who force their father to talk about the Holocaust. Paula rushes to New York only to find that it was a mistake - Alec was never found. She falls into a dramatic depression, as the family confronts their fears and tries to stay together.
Plot: holocaust, family relations, dysfunctional family, teen angst, overprotective parent, remarry, parent child relationship, jewish, survivor, hidden money, jewish family, holocaust survivor, mother son relationship, injury
Time: 60s, year 1967, 1960s

Most similar movies to A Call to Remember

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, father son relationship, mother son relationship and brother sister relationship mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like A Call to Remember: Family Prayers (1993), Never Forget (1991), All Hell Let Loose (2002), Shouting Secrets (2011), Hidden Diary (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Family Prayers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: This coming of age story set in the 1960s takes a look at the effects of a couple's break-up on a sensitive, thirteen year old Jewish boy in the 1960s.
Plot: husband wife relationship, party, little girl, boy, money, father son relationship, bet, money problems, fight, dysfunctional family, freezer, birthday present ...
Time: year 1969, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 277
Never Forget (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Mermelstein (Leonard Nimoy) and Mrs. Mermelstein (Blythe Danner) a true-life California couple, thrown into the spotlight of judicial history in the 1980s. He is a Hungarian-born Jew, sole-survivor of his family's extermination at ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, neo nazism, memory, lawsuit, holocaust survivor, jewish, courtroom, neo nazi, survivor, bullying, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
All Hell Let Loose (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Minoo returns to her family in Sweden to attend her sister Gita's wedding. Her mother and father believe that she has disgraced the family having worked as a stripper.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, bilingual
Plot: family relations, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, overprotective parent, stripper, argument, wedding party, abusive father, immigrants, barbershop, neighbor ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, native american, writers, brother sister relationship, indian reservation, female director
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.5
 516
Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, murder, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, parent child relationship, bittersweet, small town, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.9
 712
Far North (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being severly injured in a horse-riding accident,the family patriarch Bertram lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel, the four legged "enemy" he blames for putting him there. So when his eldest daughter Kate comes to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous, offbeat
Plot: family relations, family problems, family life, homecoming, vengeance, family in crisis, parents and children, hospital, pregnancy, riding accident, dysfunctional family, horse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, custody, aunt nephew relationship, mother son estrangement, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, judge, sister sister relationship, baby, surprise, affection ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7K
Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, fall in love, family life, drug abuse, addiction, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 289
Blue River (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howland begins to mistreat Edward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, family problems, family relations, betrayal, single parent, society, youth, coming of age, small town, teenage life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 39
Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: family relations, society, golden years, parents and children, family problems, immigrants, elderly, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, society, hopes, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, rise to the top, family life, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, europe, usa, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Milwaukee, Minnesota (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Having lived his entire life under the watchful eye of his overbearing mother, Albert must fend for himself when an unidentified automobile suddenly kills her. Free for the first time, Albert quickly responds to the bait dangling in front of him, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, offbeat
Plot: family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, misfit, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, death of mother, con artists, mother son relationship, transvestism, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, dull life, society, life is a bitch, elderly, human nature, anti semitism, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Model Minority (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kayla, an underprivileged Japanese American 16 year old, endangers her promising future as an aspiring artist when she becomes involved with a drug dealer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: interracial romance, teenage sexuality, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, teen angst, drug abuse, peer pressure, high school, grownups, alcohol abuse, coming of age, biracial ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, family relations, sport, society, ambition, life is a bitch, youth, romance, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 1920s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, crimes, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, redemption, hopes, parents and children, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
All Fall Down (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry..
Style: realistic, serious, biting, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, womanizer, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, adolescence, coming of age, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 10K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: curse, dysfunctional family, infidelity, prophecy, family relations, murder, small town, aunt niece relationship, superstition, all black cast, incest, coming of age ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unsupportive parent, college graduate, rap, siblings relations, family gatherings, punishment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: secret, family reunited, family relations, dysfunctional family, family conflict, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, love, family gatherings, brother sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family tragedy ...
Place: ireland, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Man, Woman and Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A California professor (Martin Sheen), his wife (Blythe Danner) and his daughters make room for his orphaned illegitimate French son (Sebastian Dungan).
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, professor, couples, family relations, dishonesty, youth, love and romance, orphan, family life, college, love affair, soccer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Etruscan Smile (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Relative newcomers Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis are directing from a script by Michael McGowan, Sarah Bellwood and Michal Lali Kagan. The story follows tough old Scotsman Rory MacNeil as he travels from his home in the remote island of Vallasay, ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: father son reunion, treatment, family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, father son relationship, family problems, parents and children, changing lives, family life, family, lifestyle change, dysfunctional family ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dying, cancer, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, family relations, architect, house, family problems, hopes, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 266
Barbie (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Steve, an American physician, arrives at Pohang airport with his 13-year-old daughter Barbie. Mangtak welcomes and takes them in his old car to his brother Mangwoo’s house. In Mangwoo’s house, Steve watches Soonyoung, a 13-year-old girl, ...
Style: realistic, tragic ending, captivating, rough, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, sister sister relationship, ambition, betrayal, adoption, family relations, family problems, brutality, sibling relationship, sibling rivalry, dysfunctional family, follow your dream ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 31K
On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, alienation, reconciliation, lake, aging, bittersweet, family gatherings, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 142
The Prodigal (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: They were a family torn apart by redemption...kept apart by pride...but brought together by a miracle.
Style: christian film
Plot: prodigal son, family relations, evangelist, fisherman, sports car, religion, marijuana, sermon, landlord, slum, church, tennis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Jonah Who Lived in the Whale (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the Holocaust, seen as Jonah, a young jewish boy living in Amsterdam at the onset of WW II, who with his family is taken by the Nazis to a concentration camp. (Based on the book 'Childhood' by Jona Oberski.)
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, anti semitism, starving child, train, genocide, holocaust survivor, nazism, deportation, jewish, childhood memory, good versus evil ...
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%