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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, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, custody, aunt nephew relationship, youth, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, social differences, haunted by the past, society, human nature, death in the family, chaos and mayhem, working class, single parent, coming of age, adult virgin, siblings relations, eccentric family, ship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1920s
Place: australia, sydney australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, life is a bitch and single parent mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Careful, He Might Hear You: Marion Bridge (2002), Nobody Owns Me (2013), Carol's Journey (2002), Evelyn (2002), Safe Passage (1994). 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: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcoholic, small town, homecoming, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, canada, toronto ontario canada, nova scotia
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95%
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 Åsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, working class, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, youth, single parent, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden
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90%
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: friendship, forbidden love, family relations, village, spanish civil war, wartime life, human nature, culture clash, youth, parents and children, single parent, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: new york, europe, usa, spain, galicia ...
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80%
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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, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, family problems, against the odds, parents and children, separated, fighting the system, court, mercy, convent school, custody, church, priest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, family relations, pain, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, couple relations, siblings relations, estrangement, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Children of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and disappointments.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, custody, dysfunctional family, family life, starting over, youth, family problems, couples, love and romance, single parent, child custody, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium, europe, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
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, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, redemption, hopes, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, germany, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, alcohol abuse, parents and children, injustice, unemployment, society, human nature, family relations, irish, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, serious, sexual, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, interracial relations, family relations, friendship, working class, single parent, pregnancy, ship, youth, dysfunctional family, single mother, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: custody, custody battle, coming of age, teenage girl, youth, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family values, parents and children, siblings relations, single parent, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, school, terminal illness, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, society, prodigy, disability, youth, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, family relations, abuse, alcohol abuse, physical abuse, life is a bitch, parents and children, radio, domestic violence, siblings relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, society, human nature, couple relations, family gatherings, family problems, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, emotional, inspirational, thought provoking ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, family life, human nature, midlife crisis, couple relations, single parent, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bad Hair (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: single parent, family relations, obsession, urban ghetto life, society, urban ghetto, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, youth, coming of age, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Liam (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing ...
Plot: working class, domestic violence, unemployment, sin, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, youth, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, ireland, liverpool, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Libero (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, friendship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, lifestyle, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, unfaithful wife, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, farm, dysfunctional family, bittersweet, addiction, working class, youth, single parent, family life, teenage life, americana ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, chicago illinois, usa, mississippi river, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Suzanne (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, bleak
Plot: love affair, family life, family problems, single parent, fall in love, parents and children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, youth, siblings relations, working class, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, buddies, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: psychological, sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, youth, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature, sexual abuse, family life, spirituality, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, money, friendship, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, family life, family problems, family relations, slaughterhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, bittersweet, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Home Song Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, Singapore
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tom, now in his 40s, begins to write the memoirs of his 1960s childhood, as the little boy whose mother Rose was a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer. When Rose meets Aussie sailor Bill, they are quickly married, and she packs up Tom and his older ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, inter cultural ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial marriage, nightclub, childhood, cultural difference, lifestyle, single parent, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: australia, asia, china, melbourne australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 relations, family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: drowning, small town, family relations, alcohol abuse, alibi, police officer, suicide, humiliation, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, mentally challenged, family life, family problems, parents and children, sister sister relationship, mental retardation, ghost writer, siblings relations, performer's life, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, yale university, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%