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A Change of Heart (1998)
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A Change of Heart (1998)
Original name: Change of Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Beneath Jim Marshall's veneer as the all-American father and husband, lies a long suppressed desire that is about to ruin his idyllic family. When Elaine Marshall (Jean Smart) catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly turns to shock as she discovers that Jim's paramour is a young man. What ensues is painful soul-searching for Jim, Elaine, and their family.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: betrayal, family relations, family life, love and romance, couples, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, love affair, teenage life, society, infidelity, family problems, breakup, suburbs, family in crisis, suburban life, gender, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, unsupportive spouse, homosexual, coming out, unfaithful husband, gay bashing, gay interest ...
Time: 90s

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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 problems, couples, family relations, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love and romance and crumbling marriage mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Change of Heart: Shoot the Moon (1982), What Makes a Family (2001), Alice's House (2007), Family Secrets (2001), The Weekend (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family in crisis, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
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100%
What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, uplifting ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, coming out, custody, pregnancy, terminal illness, family problems, adoption, family life, lesbian mother, breakup, couples, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, melancholic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: beauty salon, family relations, estrangement, betrayal, couples, family life, midlife crisis, obsession, working class, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, suspense
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, love affair, family life, family problems, under the surface, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, teenage life, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: unfulfillment, gender, crumbling marriage, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, dealing with death, performer's life, couples, family relations, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Treading Water (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Casey (Angela Redman) has rejected her privileged upbringing and restores old boats for a living. She lives a cozy life with her beautiful social worker girlfriend Alex (super sexy Nina Landey) until her stuffy family demands that she come home for ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: coming out, eccentric family, family gatherings, fish out of water, culture clash, human nature, rehabilitation, family in crisis, family problems, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, teenage life, introspection, family problems, family relations, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the divorce from Michael, Tessa raises her daughters Kate and Lara alone. None of them can stand Michael's new young wife Carolyn, a model. But when Tessa learns that she's suffering from cancer and soon will die, she tries to get ...
Style: realistic
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, model, divorce, couples, family problems, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dysfunctional family drama. Absent father, alcoholic brother Tim (Jim Carrey) try to cope with life. Fox movie of the week.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, coming out, alcohol abuse, suburbs, dysfunctional family, thirtysomething life, couples, family problems, gays and lesbians, youth, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, rape, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover, and a beloved young ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, hippie, generation gap, on the run, love and romance, society, youth, romance, elderly, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 711
Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: romance, family relations, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, breakup, family problems, pregnancy, unsupportive spouse, women's rights, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 215
Separate Ways (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A wife unhappy in her marriage begins an affair with an art student, unaware that her husband, a race driver, is also having an affair.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, cult film
Plot: infidelity, nightclub, marital crisis, couples, family problems, romance, lifestyle, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, family problems, society, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 289
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: realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, family problems, family relations, betrayal, single parent, society, youth, coming of age, small town, teenage life, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: breakup, couples, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, gender, ego clash, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, love and romance, elderly, gender, estrangement, family problems, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california, los angeles, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, emotional, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, life turned upside down, introspection, love affair, love triangle, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, couple relations, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, greece, germany, france, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Making Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.
Style: sexy, talky, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, coming out, love triangle, infidelity, gay interest, gays and lesbians, disintegration, family relations, repression, couples, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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He Loves Me (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Laura begins to suspect her husband is cheating on her, she is devastated by his infidelity, despite having a torrid affair of her own. While she desperately tries to save her marriage, Laura's mysterious past begins to emerge, making her ...
Style: psychological, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, love affair, family problems, couples, manipulation, midlife crisis, memory loss, suburban life, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, couples, love and romance, society, youth, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, family problems, family relations, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, young lovers, youth, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, showbiz, terminal illness, infidelity, family problems, family life, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mental illness, nanny, couples, family problems, estrangement, couple relations, family in crisis, death in the family, family life, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: couples, life is a bitch, introspection, family relations, family life, human nature, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, mental illness, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Summer of '04 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sommer ’04 is a character study of a family on vacation. German director Stefan Krohmer examines the emotional abyss and problems behind the seemingly nice facade of an intact family as they experience guilt, love and jealousy.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, innocence lost, social decay, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, love affair, destructive relationship, gender, dishonesty, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Night Has Settled (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1983, Oliver Nicholas, at thirteen, is well-poised to enter the precocious teenage world of first-sex, vodka and possible-love in New York City when he is traumatized by the stroke of his housekeeper (and only true maternal figure), a ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, society, survival, betrayal, youth, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Lighthouse (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: orphan, family relations, parents and children, family gatherings, death in the family, teenage life, family life, family in crisis, eccentric family, fall in love, siblings relations, forbidden love ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%