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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, unusual plot structure, romantic, melancholic, tear jerker, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, grief, dysfunctional family, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, self discovery, family problems, haunted by the past, human nature, couples, coming of age, master and servant, family in crisis, dog, rape, writers, church, secret, swimming, boy, adultery ...
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, touching, sentimental and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, friendship, family problems, culture clash and catastrophe mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Clara's Heart: The Secret Life of Bees (2008), A River Runs Through It (1992), Paradise (1991), 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, family relations, haunted by the past, runaway child, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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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, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, wilderness, fishing, childhood, americana, generation gap, self discovery, family relations, coming of age, friendship, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: montana, usa
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100%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, love and romance, unfulfillment, dealing with death, couple relations, hopes, friends, family relations, dysfunctional family, human nature ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, family life, parents and children, crimes, police detective, family problems, mother son reunion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, aging, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, love, elderly, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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62%
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, fall in love, romance, youth, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
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60%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, friends, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, teenage life, family life, youth, self discovery, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
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59%
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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, sentimental, touching, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, pregnancy, reunion, americana, lovers reunited, unfulfillment, love and romance, bittersweet, family relations, social relations, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, parents and children, family problems, friends, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, love and romance, hopes, society, introspection, misfit, human nature, friends ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, bullying, family relations, vietnam veteran, war, vietnam war, bittersweet, friends, understanding, alcohol abuse, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, mississippi, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, friendship, young lovers, introspection, lifestyle, womanizer, opposites attract, haunted by the past, parents and children, romance, youth, couples ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, hopes, starting over, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, youth, friendship, family problems, family relations, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, solace, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family relations, family problems, secret society, parents and children, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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51%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, slave, slavery, americana, family life, family problems, death in the family, working class, dysfunctional family, racism, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, wooing, countryside, prank, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, destiny, family life, family problems, couples, youth ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, against the odds, family business, couples, survival, couple relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
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49%
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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, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, moral dilemma, sibling relationship, working class, life is a bitch, family in crisis, friendship, youth, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, talky ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, estrangement, family problems, elderly, death in the family, grief, stepmother, dealing with death, ghost, family in crisis, golden years ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, canada, maine
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48%
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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, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: jazz, disability, music, family problems, family life, hopes, fall in love, love and romance, parents and children, musician's life, artists and showbiz, teachers and students ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, love and romance, friendship, human nature, single parent, culture clash, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, parents and children, eviction, liberal, haunted by the past, family relations, holocaust survivor, religions or cults, mentally challenged, jewish, racism, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, antwerp, belgium, israel, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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 ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
46%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, lottery, widow, bittersweet, depression, strong female presence, family problems, couples, death in the family, city life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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46%
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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 ⇓
46%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
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, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, nanny, world war two, soldier, lifestyle, orphan, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, rough, sincere ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, couple relations, family in crisis, family problems, single parent, working class, hospital, teenage life, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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45%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, small town, friendship, small town life, lesbian, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, housewife, elderly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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