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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: 87 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: teenage life, family relations, betrayal, love and romance, family life, infidelity, suburbs, love affair, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, couples, dishonesty, gender, breakup, suburban life, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, family in crisis, coming out, homosexual, unfaithful husband, gay parent, gay father ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to A Change of Heart

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: What Makes a Family (2001), Alice's House (2007), Family Secrets (2001), Shoot the Moon (1982), The Weekend (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, sexual ...
Plot: pregnancy, family life, family problems, adoption, custody, legal action, couples, gender, rivalry, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
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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: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: beauty salon, human nature, midlife crisis, working class, family problems, couples, family life, suburbs, dysfunctional family, infidelity, estrangement, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sao paulo brazil, brazil
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79%
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Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 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, sentimental, captivating, suspense
Plot: infidelity, love affair, life turned upside down, family life, family problems, teenage life, under the surface, lifestyle, family in crisis, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, infidelity, dysfunctional family, breakup, tennis, love affair, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: gloomy, touching, contemplative, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, love and romance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love affair, parents and children, family in crisis, performer's life, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, dysfunctional family, couples, youth, teenage life, family problems, introspection, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: dysfunctional family, society, family problems, teenage life, couples, suburbs, suburban life, love and romance, love affair, romance, youth, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: gloomy, talky, semi serious, realistic
Plot: suburbs, alcohol abuse, coming out, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, thirtysomething life, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Other Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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, family in crisis, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, memory loss, suburban life, unfulfillment, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, voyeurism, family relations, manipulation, midlife crisis, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 157
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, touching, serious, cult film
Plot: infidelity, nightclub, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, college, family problems, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, love affair ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, offbeat
Plot: infidelity, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, love and romance, gender, estrangement, elderly, terminal illness, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, san diego california, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth, single parent, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, farm, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: babies and infants, hopes, workplace situations, couple relations, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, child illness, family problems, human spirit, couples, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: romance, family relations, infidelity, breakup, family problems, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, women's rights, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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 ⇓
41%
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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: sentimental, touching, sexy, sexual, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, love triangle, infidelity, gays and lesbians, family problems, disintegration, couples, gender, family relations, repression, bittersweet, office ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 254
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, contemplative
Plot: dysfunctional family, arson, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, siblings relations, single parent, youth, society, family relations, family problems, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, youth, culture clash, society, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, couples, pregnancy, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, single parent, culture clash, youth, parents and children, family in crisis, suburbs, prank, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, clever ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, family relations, aids, terminal illness, showbiz, infidelity, family problems, dysfunctional family, artists and showbiz, family life, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: clever, emotional, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: introspection, life turned upside down, love affair, love triangle, couples, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, young lovers, couples, family problems, infidelity, youth, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, nanny, dysfunctional family, society, parents and children, survival, youth, family problems, family life, family relations, betrayal, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: talky, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, unfulfillment, love affair, suburban life, midlife crisis, anniversary, thirtysomething life, estrangement, best friends, crumbling marriage, couple relations, introspection ...
Place: sweden, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: family relations, nanny, mental illness, dysfunctional family, babies and infants, estrangement, adoption, betrayal, friendship, single parent, youth, custody ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, family relations, couples, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An Unexpected Love (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate Mayer seems to have it all: a nice suburban house, two loving children and a devoted husband. But Kate is anything but happy. She is disappointed not only with her marriage, but with her entire life. In her pursuit of happiness, this frustrated ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: lesbian, divorce, bigotry, sexual awakening, starting over, fall in love, self discovery, secret love, society, friendship, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, society, family problems, couples, youth, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, private detective, siblings relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%