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: family relations, dysfunctional family, teen angst, remarry, holocaust survivor, overprotective parent, injury, holocaust, parent child relationship, jewish, survivor, jewish family, hidden money, mother son relationship
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, parents and children, family problems, father son relationship, mother son relationship and family life mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like A Call to Remember: Family Prayers (1993), The Great Santini (1979), Somebody Is Waiting (1996), Never Forget (1991), 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: brother sister relationship, hebrew, hidden money, first kiss, comics, barbershop, vietnam war, hippie, rabbi, jewish family, gambling addiction, ice cream ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: vietnam, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Great Santini (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: military base, family relations, military, racism, prom, basketball, father son relationship, strict father, high school, marine, bittersweet, military life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: california, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Somebody Is Waiting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An alcoholic father must take control of his wayward children when their mother is killed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, parents and children, crime, crimes, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, heist, haunted by the past, family problems, death in the family, weakness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 236
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: anti semitism, survivor, holocaust, holocaust survivor, lawsuit, neo nazi, courtroom, pursuit, jewish, bullying, memory
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.4
 456
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: serious, atmospheric, gloomy, sincere, realistic
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, diary, beach, blood, doctor, mysterious past, murder, cemetery, bittersweet, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, surprise, affection, aunt niece relationship, judge, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, custody, sister sister relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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.
Plot: dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, female director, indian reservation, brother sister relationship, native american, writers, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 595
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: clever, offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, homecoming, family life, family problems, vengeance, profanity, pregnancy, hospital, riding accident, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.0
 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, gloomy, touching, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, addiction, heist, parents and children, life is a bitch, fall in love, drug abuse, family relations, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: touching, gloomy, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, love and romance, society, human nature, couples, family problems, family life, hopes, unfulfillment, parents and children, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 254
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: serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, siblings relations, single parent, youth, society, family relations, family problems, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: social misfits, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, misfit, small town, death of mother, con artists, mother son relationship, suburbs, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin, wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, biting, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, pregnancy, alcohol abuse, womanizer, adolescence, love and romance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, americana, coming of age, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 33
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: tense, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, elderly, parents and children, golden years, immigrants, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, jewish
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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
Plot: resentment, dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, self discovery, haunted by the past, parents and children, siblings relations, war, love and romance, battles, military life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rough, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, coming of age, immigrants, down on your luck, romance, ambition, life is a bitch, family in crisis, sport, society, family life, youth ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 8K
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: atmospheric, serious, contemplative, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, family relations, small town, murder, prophecy, curse, tavern, superstition, aunt niece relationship, all black cast, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: introspection, dysfunctional family, elderly, family relations, aging, professor, father son relationship, parent child relationship, family gatherings, wedding, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 3K
Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, parents and children, eviction, liberal, haunted by the past, family relations, holocaust survivor, religions or cults, mentally challenged, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, antwerp, belgium, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, infidelity, dysfunctional family, breakup, tennis, love affair, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, unsupportive parent, parents and children, dysfunctional family, college graduate, rap, siblings relations, family gatherings, writer's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, serious, emotional, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, family problems, reunion, redemption, dysfunctional family, crimes, estrangement, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Glass Menagerie (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play about restless young warehouse worker and would-be poet, Tom Wingfield, his fragile, reclusive sister, Laura, and his colorful but overbearing mother, Amanda, all living together in a shabby apartment ...
Plot: overbearing mother, sibling relationship, anxiety, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship, family relations, mother daughter relationship, theatre play, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting
Plot: infidelity, professor, love and romance, family relations, couples, dishonesty, family life, orphan, college, love affair, youth, soccer ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, cancer, dying, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, hopes, parents and children, suffering, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 91
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: sermon, tennis, tennis court, landlord, injury, religious conversion, porsche, tennis player, family relations, marijuana, religion, businessman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 723
In Our Nature (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, estrangement, introspection, parents and children, couple relations, country house, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, awkward situation, estranged father, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 1K
Run the Tide (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.
Style: disturbing, touching, captivating, suspenseful, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, responsibility, brother brother relationship, self discovery, runaway, child custody, escapades, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, lifestyle, child care ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 830
Bad Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bad Family (Finnish: Paha perhe) is a 2010 Finnish drama/black comedy film written and directed by Aleksi Salmenperä and produced by Aki Kaurismäki. The film tells the story of an overly protective and controlling father who suspects incest is ...
Style: sincere, touching, witty, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, forbidden love, teenage love, parents and children, disorder, siblings relations, family in crisis, nothing goes right, brother sister incest, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%