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Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
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Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Abandoned by his father after his mother dies, young PS lives in suburban Sydney with his aunt Lila and her husband George. While they lead a modest existence, PS is happy with them. However, his contentment is derailed when Lila's wealthy sister, Vanessa, returns from England and takes an interest in PS.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: orphan, dysfunctional family, custody, aunt nephew relationship, youth, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, family life, family problems, social differences, human nature, society, haunted by the past, chaos and mayhem, death in the family, working class, single parent, siblings relations, coming of age, adult virgin, eccentric family, ship ...
Time: 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: australia, sydney australia

Most similar movies to Careful, He Might Hear You

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about parents and children, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth and coming of age mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Careful, He Might Hear You: Marion Bridge (2002), Safe Passage (1994), Evelyn (2002), A Taste of Honey (1961), Carol's Journey (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Marion Bridge (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, homecoming, alcoholic, eccentric family, small town life, youth, estrangement, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, nova scotia
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95%
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Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pain, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, family life, estrangement, couple relations, hopes, siblings relations, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, new jersey, utah, beirut lebanon, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, against the odds, parents and children, separated, fighting the system, court, convent school, mercy, custody, church, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
A Taste of Honey (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Focuses on a working class girl who is struggling to create a life for herself with her gay co-worker after becoming pregnant from a one-night stand with a black sailor.
Style: talky, touching, gloomy, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, friendship, single parent, ship, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, youth, single mother, gay, teenage pregnancy, babies and infants ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: village, orphan, friendship, spanish civil war, forbidden love, family life, coming of age, single parent, youth, culture clash, wartime life, village life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, europe, new york, spain, galicia
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75%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: alzheimer's disease, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations, family problems, coming of age, mental illness, aging, family in crisis, siblings relations, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, abuse, physical abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, alcohol abuse, radio, domestic violence, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: california, oklahoma, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, friendship, money, lifestyle, human nature, dysfunctional family, family life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, slaughterhouse, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, sexual abuse, family problems, human nature, family life, spirituality, little girl ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, family life, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, teacher, winning, dysfunctional family, single father, teenage life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 276
Admissions (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A gifted high-school student flubs her college admissions interviews for the most unexpected reasons in this independent coming-of-age drama. Cynical, world-weary Evie is more interested in taking care of her family than getting into the Ivy League ...
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, family problems, family life, family relations, parents and children, sister sister relationship, mental retardation, ghost writer, teenage life, siblings relations, youth, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, human nature, parents and children, family in crisis, teenage life, reunion, single parent, youth, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, self discovery, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, italy, milan italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Down in the Delta (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: farm, dysfunctional family, youth, family life, starting over, alcohol abuse, society, americana, human nature, social worker, coming of age, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, alabama, atlanta georgia, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on ├ůsa ...
Style: realistic, touching, bleak, serious, emotional
Plot: coming of age, unemployment, dysfunctional family, working class, youth, single parent, alcohol abuse, society, disorder, life turned upside down, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, sentimental, feel good, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, family relations, single parent, human nature, small town life, family life, family problems, eccentric family, custody ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: custody, coming of age, teenage girl, custody battle, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children, manipulations, dysfunctional family, society, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, school, life is a bitch, rich and poor, dealing with death, parents and children, down on your luck, siblings relations, unfulfillment, coming of age, prodigy, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, haunted by the past, estrangement, innocence lost, family problems, hopes, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, teenage life, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, corporal punishment, innocence lost, parents and children, family problems, pedophile, life is a bitch, family relations, coming of age, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, terminal illness, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, crumbling marriage, writer's life, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 9K
Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: small town, drowning, suicide, poacher, alibi, humiliation, coming of age, innocence lost, village life, parents and children, dealing with death, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Boys Are Back (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
Plot: single parent, parenthood, overcoming, cancer, step siblings, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, life turned upside down, single father, father son relationship, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 19K
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, disturbing, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, unemployment, ira, irish, life is a bitch, prejudice, coming of age, teacher, human nature, injustice, society, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, new york, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Digging to China (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harriet, a ten-year old girl, lives together with her big sister and her alcoholic mother out in the countryside. The family runs a motel. Harriet is different from the others, as she owns a great creativity and has nobody to play with. Her infinite ...
Style: realistic, feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, sister, motel, barn, waterfall, couple relations, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, couples, youth, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: canada, pacific ocean, minnesota, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
The Stolen Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing Rosetta (11 years old) to work as a prostitute. First the ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: orphanage, social differences, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, gain trust, self discovery, family problems, on the road, society, prostitute, custody, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 730
The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, evangelist, singer, family relations, introspection, dealing with death, teenage life, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All or Nothing (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket...
Style: bleak, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, taxi driver, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, injustice, couples, society, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, algeria, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, fascism, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, latin, civil war, parents and children, human nature, patriotism, countryside, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, downfall, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%