Movies like Child Bride of Short Creek

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Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
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Child Bride of Short Creek (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Partially based on the true events surrounding a rural religious cult in the American Midwest, and how the members' children suffered for their parents' fanaticism.
Plot: child bride, religion, friendship, death, sect, photographer, korean war, radio, rebellion, fall in love, marriage, kissing, father son relationship, war veteran, reporter, getting home, polygamy, death of child, solitude, forced marriage, running away from home, fundamentalism, police raid, falling in love, death by drowning ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arizona, utah

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and thought provoking films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, friendship, religion, death, husband wife relationship and church mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Child Bride of Short Creek: Grace & Glorie (1998), Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985), I'm Not Here (2017), Though None Go with Me (2006), The Last Passport (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grace & Glorie (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a lonely ex-New Yorker moves into the home of a rural senior to act as a hospice worker, the two initially couldn't seem to be less alike. However, as time passes, the two find much kinship including a lost child. Slowly the two build a ...
Plot: memories, caregiver, regret, reminiscence, widow, dying, respect, death, friendship, hospice
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Surviving: A Family in Crisis (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Rick is a 17 year old golden boy whose father wants him to became a doctor like himself. Lonnie is a problematic 16 year old girl, who has just come out from a sanatorium after an attempted suicide. The families of both teens are very close friends. ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: suicide, friendship, teenager, impossible love, angry man, anger, young love, crying boy, grieving mother, telephone, photograph, adultery ...
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I'm Not Here (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.
Style: sincere, sentimental, melancholic, touching, rough
Plot: redemption, death, storytelling, life is a bitch, fall in love, life & death, life philosophy, loneliness, family relations, unfulfillment, destiny, betrayal ...
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I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yemen
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Nojoom was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. The dowry offered the family a small income and 'one less mouth to feed'. Nojoom discovers that her life will take a turn for the worse. Her husband is indifferent to her age. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, touching
Plot: forced marriage, child bride, tradition, divorce, little girl, child rape, judge, rape, escape, courtroom, family honor, sheik ...
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Though None Go with Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Elizabeth Leroy devotes her life to serving God but her faith is tested over the years as she has to overcome many hardships and sorrows.
Plot: wedding, surprise party, grief, minister, loss of son, church, tragedy, grandmother granddaughter relationship, doctor, correspondence, alzheimer's disease, crisis of faith ...
Time: 1950s, 90s, 50s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Last Passport (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: THE LAST PASSPORT takes place in a passport office...or so you think. George Miller is a 70 year old man who through a variety of encounters, takes us on a journey through his mysterious past to show us we are not all that different.
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, veteran, post office, friendship, police, military, love, family relations, gay interest, male female relationship
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72%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
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71%
The Color of Rain (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After cancer claims Matt Kell's life on Christmas Day 2005, his widow, Gina and two young boys are left to cope with the pain of his loss while their close church community gathers around them for support.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, love and romance, fall in love, friends, terminal illness, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, chores, forgery, youth, school, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, captivating, thought provoking, melancholic
Plot: drug addiction, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, old woman, family relations, church, nurse, depression, dying, death, husband wife relationship ...
Place: usa
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69%
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Time to Run (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The protagonist is young runaway Barbara Sigel (a Golden Globe nominee for her performance in this film), who has a mad-on against the world. Refusing help from anyone over 30, the runaway likewise rejects the solace of the church. This generation ...
Style: christian film
Plot: husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, christianity, christian, church, sermon, student, power plant, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hitchhiker, preacher, nuclear power plant ...
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69%
How Rare a Possession: The Book of Mormon (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Depicts the factual accounts of Vincenzo Di Francesca and Parley P. Pratt and how they came to appreciate the contents of the Book of Mormon.
Plot: priest, religious conversion, church, mormon, religious differences, mormonism, baptism, pastor, soldier, faith, latter day saints, italian american ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 1950s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sicily, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Behind The Sun (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Samir Majan a young man born and raised a Muslim in the Middle East attends college in America. While at college Samir becomes a Christian, and must go home and face his family.
Style: christian film
Plot: airport, muslim, islam, religious conversion, church, religious persecution, outcast, christian, prayer, airplane ticket, underground movement, father son relationship ...
Place: middle east
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68%
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: long lost daughter, hospice, destiny, family relations, love, wheelchair, letter, husband wife relationship, homosexual, cancer, ex husband ex wife relationship, death ...
Place: california
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September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a ...
Plot: actor, movie star, suburbs, fandom, death, autumn
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: death, father son relationship, family relations
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67%
Let There Be Light (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An atheist goes through a near-death experience in an auto accident before converting to Christianity.
Style: christian film, complex, captivating, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: christianity, afterlife, brain tumor, bible, atheist, religion, religious, marriage, transformation, interview, cancer, alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, serious, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, friends, clergy, youth, society, interracial relations, teenage life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
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67%
Windows of Heaven (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: As 85-year-old President Lorenzo Snow struggles to vanquish the two million dollar indebtedness of the Mormon church in 1899, he feels inspired to journey from Salt Lake City by train and carriage to St. George in southern Utah. Along the way he ...
Plot: rain, prophet, mormon, latter day saints, carriage, telegram, revelation, religion, financial crisis, promise, religious leader, blessing ...
Time: 1890s
Place: utah
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Touched by Love (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teenager with cerebral palsy attempts to become pen pals with her idol, Elvis Presley.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: disability, cerebral palsy, power relations, family relations, friends, youth, mentally challenged, doctors and patients, celebrity culture, teenage life, human spirit, school ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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Stained Glass Windows (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A darkly intelligent teenage girl struggles to overcome her past and the restraints of suburban society while trying to come to terms with the present.
Plot: lagoon, fight, ninjitsu, samurai, goth, sword, tiger, lesbian, street, blue
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: cult, salvation, father son relationship, sacrifice, fanatic, brother sister relationship, mind control, kidnapping, sect, freedom, parent child relationship, parents ...
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66%
Another Woman's Husband (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Laurel signs up for swimming lessons, she becomes best friends with her teacher Susan - until they realize Laurel’s boyfriend and Susan’s husband are the same man.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, haunted by the past, infidelity, fall in love, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, betrayal, double life, female bonding ...
Time: 90s
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66%
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.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, native american, female director, writers, indian reservation, brother sister relationship
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66%
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Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Free-thinking student tries to put up with life at a straight-laced college in 1958.
Plot: kiss, college life, beer drinking, cigarette smoking, fireplace, wine, fraternity, jeans, activist, college student, dancing, telephone call ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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65%
Night of Evil (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman's rise to fame after she wins a beauty contest is cut short when she marries an ex-convict.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: beauty pageant, reporter, stripper, rape victim, coffee, marriage, wine, waiter, telephone, rape, hotel, teenage girl ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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65%
Lilies of the Field (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unemployed construction worker (Homer Smith) heading out west stops at a remote farm in the desert to get water when his car overheats. The farm is being worked by a group of East European Catholic nuns, headed by the strict mother superior ...
Style: touching, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, nun, convent, chapel, construction worker, friendship, human spirit, interracial relations, small town life, religions or cults, selflessness, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: arizona, usa
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65%
...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, coming of age, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, youth, society, hopes, bittersweet, innocence lost, down on your luck, culture clash ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: minnesota, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Choose Connor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends almost all of his time studying, and has an almost nonexistent relationship with his white-collar ...
Style: clever, touching, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: campaign, teenage boy, politics, teenage life, friendship, state affairs, youth, congress, interview, lie, political scandal, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, u.s. capitol building, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Halam Geldi (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Halam Geldi"(My Aunt has Arrived) does not just tell a story in the Greek village of Northern Cyprus, where the sounds of the Ezan is accompanied by the church bells, it also underlines a tradition in Anatolia; the drama of child brides. ...
Style: suspense, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, touching
Plot: child bride, family relations, military, teenage girl, father daughter relationship, friendship, school, corruption, young girl, border crossing, domineering father, loss of child ...
Place: cyprus
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Blessing (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Randi, the daughter, is trying to find a way to escape the farm, but her devotion to her family especially Clovis her younger brother is preventing her from doing that; until, that is, she met the local milk truck ...
Plot: milkman, camera, cow, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, dairy farm, drinking alcohol, twenty something, astrologer, roadhouse, family relations ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: wisconsin
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64%