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Clara's Heart (1988)
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Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to new experiences, and eventually leading to a disturbing secret in Clara's past.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, unusual plot structure, romantic, melancholic, tear jerker ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, grief, dysfunctional family, friendship, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, couples, self discovery, family problems, family in crisis, coming of age, haunted by the past, human nature, master and servant, couple relations, dog, rape, writers, swimming, church, boy, adultery, housekeeper ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco

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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, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship, couples and bittersweet mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Clara's Heart: The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Paradise (1991), A River Runs Through It (1992), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, teenage girl, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, couples, family problems, estrangement, friends, family relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, single parent, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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100%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: montana, usa
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The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, parents and children, family life, police detective, family problems, crimes, child abduction, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, asthma, elderly, righting the wronged, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, human nature, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
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65%
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, self discovery, family life, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, youth, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, pregnancy, lovers reunited, americana, friends, family problems, social relations, family relations, couples, twins, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
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62%
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September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, family relations, couples, adultery, parents and children, family problems, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
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61%
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Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, society, master and servant, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, couples, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
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59%
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, slave, slavery, dysfunctional family, human nature, parents and children, custody, death in the family, family life, racism, americana ...
Time: 1930s
Place: virginia, usa, alabama, california
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59%
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The War (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The son of a Vietnam War Veteran must deal with neighborhood bullies as well as his dad's post-traumatic stress disorder while growing up in the deep south in the 1970's.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, generation gap, friends, understanding, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, usa, asia
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A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, bittersweet, friendship, couple relations, human nature, small town life, parents and children, friends, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
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58%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, youth, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, social relations, public health, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
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58%
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, survival, life is a bitch, couples, against the odds, family business, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, family problems, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
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57%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, countryside, wooing, prank, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, family problems, couples, society, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
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57%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mental illness, friendship, dysfunctional family, estrangement, playwright, family problems, family relations, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, rescue, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
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Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, parents and children, sibling relationship, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, friendship, teenage life, working class, family in crisis ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
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56%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, reconciliation, stillborn child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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56%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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55%
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The Tic Code (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor. With his mother's help, he is an underage regular at a local nightspot, where he is teamed up with a sax superstar. Both ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, poignant ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: jazz, disability, music, family problems, friends, family relations, power relations, friendship, family in crisis, parents and children, teachers and students, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
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54%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Rumor of Angels (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stepmother, friendship, elderly, family problems, estrangement, family relations, death in the family, grief, dealing with death, family in crisis, ghost, golden years ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, disturbing, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, child rape, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, family in crisis, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, 90s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: nanny, liberal, eviction, family relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, mentally challenged, religions or cults, orthodox jew, holocaust survivor, jewish, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, antwerp, belgium, israel, poland
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54%
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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
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54%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, obsession, couple relations, celebrity culture, eccentric family, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
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54%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, love and romance, romance, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%