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, family relations, dysfunctional family, teen angst, remarry, holocaust survivor, overprotective parent, injury, parent child relationship, 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, gloomy and emotional films with plots about family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, society, father son relationship and family life mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like A Call to Remember: Never Forget (1991), Family Prayers (1993), The Great Santini (1979), Somebody Is Waiting (1996), Tsili (2014). 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, neo nazi, holocaust survivor, courtroom, memory, lawsuit, jewish, pursuit, bullying
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95%
 5.6
 135
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: punch, fight, vietnam war, freezer, barbershop, money problems, betting, bar mitzvah, gambling addiction, jewish, compulsive gambler, gambling debt ...
Time: 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: california, vietnam, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, family relations, military, racism, prom, basketball, strict father, father son relationship, high school, marine, bittersweet, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: california, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, gloomy, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, heist, haunted by the past, siblings relations, death in the family, family problems, weakness, parents and children, on the run, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.0
 51
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: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, youth, danger, against humanity, holocaust survivor, in the woods, hiding, jewish, coming of age, archive footage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, bilingual
Plot: family relations, overprotective parent, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, stripper, argument, wedding party, abusive father, grandmother granddaughter relationship, neighbor, immigrants ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 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: jewish, nanny, eviction, family relations, liberal, haunted by the past, parents and children, holocaust survivor, mentally challenged, religions or cults, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, auschwitz, wartime life, human spirit, survival, danger, life is a bitch, against humanity, confined, starting over, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: holocaust, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, introspection, haunted by the past, family problems, love and romance, dealing with death, family business, family in crisis, midlife crisis ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, offbeat, clever, humorous, realistic
Plot: family relations, hospital, parents and children, homecoming, vengeance, profanity, family problems, pregnancy, family in crisis, family life, riding accident, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: serious, touching, realistic, tense, emotional
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, immigrants, elderly, golden years, society, jewish
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 486
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, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, mysterious past, murder, estrangement, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: family relations, adoption, custody, affection, surprise, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, judge ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, gloomy, touching, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, parents and children, family life, drug abuse, vengeance, addiction, fall in love, human nature, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, teenage life, small town, vengeance, coming of age, society, youth, single parent, betrayal, family life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sincere, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, rise to the top, hopes, society, dysfunctional family, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, misfit, mentally challenged, social misfits, small town, death of mother, con artists, mother son relationship, clergy, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, mass murder, war correspondent, jewish
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: orthodox jew, jewish, single father, jewish family, faith, fatherhood, parent child relationship, father and son, religious, memorial, ice cream, loss of wife ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, dull life, human nature, friendship, parents and children, anti semitism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: emotional, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: legal, holocaust, suburbs, jewish, courtroom drama, civil rights, wartime life, culture clash, idealism, anti semitism, genocide, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: rough, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, coming of age, immigrants, family life, down on your luck, family in crisis, youth, romance, ambition, society, life is a bitch, sport ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: gloomy, emotional, disturbing, suspense, biting ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, womanizer, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, adolescence, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, female director, family relations, writers, indian reservation, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, native american
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, redemption, dysfunctional family, reunion, family problems, estrangement, crimes, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, resentment, thanksgiving, family relations, self discovery, military life, war, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: realistic, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, murder, small town, family relations, prophecy, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, all black cast, curse, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: elderly, aging, introspection, dysfunctional family, family relations, father son relationship, professor, parent child relationship, wedding, bittersweet, single parent, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%