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, jewish, dysfunctional family, teen angst, holocaust survivor, overprotective parent, parent child relationship, survivor, jewish family, hidden money, mother son relationship
Time: 1960s, year 1967

Most similar movies to A Call to Remember

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about holocaust, dysfunctional family, jewish, society, family relations, father son relationship and holocaust survivor mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like A Call to Remember: Never Forget (1991), Family Prayers (1993), The Pawnbroker (1964), Out of the Ashes (2003), Jonah Who Lived in the Whale (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, survivor, anti semitism, memory, neo nazi, jewish, courtroom, lawsuit, holocaust survivor
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 105
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: movie theatre, birthday present, barbershop, vietnam war, first kiss, jewish family, hippie, hebrew, synagogue, hidden money, fight, piano ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969
Place: california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, self discovery, human nature, against humanity, life is a bitch, nazi, holocaust survivor, world war two, redemption ...
Time: 1960s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, pregnancy, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, war, wartime life, survival, anti semitism, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: nazism, good versus evil, jewish, starving child, train, deportation, holocaust survivor, holocaust, genocide, child in peril, anti semitism, sickness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Once They Marched Through a Thousand Towns (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A dramatization of the controversial trial concerning the right for Neo-Nazis to march in the predominately Jewish community of Skokie.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, against humanity, wartime life, hopes, idealism, legal, survival, confined, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 49
Tsili (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France, Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tsili is a young girl caught in the middle of World War II. After her family is taken to a concentration camp, Tsili hides in the forest, free from hatred and men, until the arrival of Marek, a stranger who speaks to her in Yiddish.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, tense
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, danger, youth, survival, coming of age, in the woods, shoah, holocaust survivor, playing violin, forest, girl ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, family business, family life, family problems, haunted by the past, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, dealing with death, introspection, workplace intrigue, family in crisis ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: mind bending, psychological, bleak, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, obsession, misfit, aging, human nature, society, losing-it hero, heroes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: military base, military, prom, racism, basketball, father son relationship, marine, high school, strict father, coming of age, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: california, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: jewish, nanny, family relations, parents and children, eviction, liberal, haunted by the past, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Bag of Marbles (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.
Plot: ss, brother brother relationship, jewish, nazi occupied france, nazi occupation, nazi soldier, french resistance, based on a novel, german occupation, nazi, world war two, jewish family ...
Time: 1940s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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.
Plot: japanese american, interracial romance, dysfunctional family, teenage sexuality, drug dealing, drug abuse, biracial, teen angst, minority, coming of age, high school, peer pressure
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 2K
Menashe (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son.
Plot: single father, jewish, orthodox jew, fatherhood, parent child relationship, faith, money problems, guardian, supermarket, family argument, chick, washing hands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Northern Kingdom (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The lives of three disparate families are illuminated by a meteor shower on a winter night.
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, psychology, psychologist, stepfather
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 6K
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, touching, gloomy, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, life is a bitch, fall in love, family relations, addiction, heist, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Plot: improv, dysfunctional family, cabin, jewish family, rivalry, stage, house, neurosis
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 95
Santa Fe (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Picking up where "God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore" leaves off, Freddy struggles to find work after arriving in New York in 1940. His world of refugee acquaintances includes the depressed daughter of a poet/delicatessen owner, an aging ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, crimes, crime, alcohol abuse, heist, family relations, on the run, haunted by the past, parents and children, weakness, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Too Far to Go (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Love and passion, anger and heartbreak, laughter and happiness, all complex textures woven into the fabric so many have come to know as marriage. For behind the seemingly comfortable well-trimmed hedges of suburban Americana, live and often love, ...
Plot: wedding, divorce, husband wife relationship, dancing, marriage, adultery, extramarital affair, engagement, dysfunctional marriage
Time: 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, talky, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, courtroom, genocide, redemption, destiny, dishonesty, skyscraper, politics, uncover truth, racism, haunted by the past, anti semitism ...
Place: new york, middle east, israel, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hard Feelings (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It's 1963 and teenage Barnie has problems. School bullies are after him, his family is dysfunctional and his girl Leslie screws around. On the run from bullies, he hides in the African-American part of town and meets cute Winona.
Plot: racism, love interest, dysfunctional family, teenager, school bully, social issues, slut, caught having sex
Time: 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, single parent, small town, betrayal, school, family relations, family life, family problems, small town life, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.9
 134
Broken Dolls (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A former European actor Don Martin has retired with his disjointed "family" to his own private island, "The Paradise." After a few years, the entire group has disintegrated into shameless, selfish & dishonest ...
Plot: island, dysfunctional family, sex, isolation, inheritance, actor, guitar, boat, husband wife relationship, female nudity, spanking
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Little Assassin (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1981: Marita Lorenz checks into an Havana hotel and, in a flashback, remembers 22 years' before. At 19, visiting Cuba from New York, she comes to the attention of Fidel Castro, the country's rebel president. He invites her to be his ...
Style: realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious
Plot: love affair, hospital, pregnancy, deadly, political unrest, translator, state affairs, fall in love, inventions and discoveries, assassination, politics, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: cuba, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 39
Miriam (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Heart-wrenching story of a woman who takes another's identity to survive the most horrible time of the 20th Century. Miriam is the triumphant story of one woman's survival and success, which takes place in Lithuania over a period of forty ...
Plot: prison, nazi, suffering, survival, holocaust, hiding, starvation, captivity, survivor, soldier, world war two, nazi uniform
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 76K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, sincere, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, addiction, peer pressure, juvenile delinquency, theft, teen angst, makeover, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 3K
1945 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unsettling feeling overwhelms a small Hungarian town when two orthodox Jews arrive with a mysterious trunk. As residents begin to speculate on the purpose of the visit of these two strangers, order starts to crumble in town with some pursuing ...
Plot: holocaust, guilt, horse, marriage, church, train, fire, cemetery, suicide, secret, fear, paranoia ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%