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Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
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Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left of their family life.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: alcoholic, farm, poverty, family relations, couple relations, rich and poor, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, family life, midlife crisis, hopes, deadend life, dysfunctional family, family problems, unemployment, society, human nature, couples, social misfits, countryside, crumbling marriage, estrangement, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Curse of the Starving Class: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984), Multiple Sarcasms (2010), The War at Home (1996), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962), Three Sisters (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: tense, talky, sexy, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, estate, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family life, parents and children, family gatherings, human nature, couple relations ...
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
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95%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, offbeat ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, family life, writer's life, introspection, couple relations, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: resentment, family relations, thanksgiving, dysfunctional family, war, introspection, haunted by the past, siblings relations, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, youth, society, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, writer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 460
The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, infidelity, family problems, family relations, society, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, psychopath, couples, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, society, family problems, family gatherings, parents and children, couple relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, life is a bitch, against the odds, survival, couple relations, family business, couples, family in crisis, parents and children, human nature, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, starvation, starving child, doctor, family problems, family relations, family life, child illness, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, rich and poor, parents and children, human nature, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, downfall, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Delicate Balance (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans three days in the life of Agnes and Tobias, an upper middle class couple who share their comfortable suburban Connecticut home with her acerbic alcoholic sister Claire. It is matriarch Agnes who helps the quartet maintain a delicate ...
Style: clever, psychological, tense, talky, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, crumbling marriage, golden years, best friends, lifestyle, society, unfulfillment, family relations, couples, uninvited guest, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Drunks (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and leaves the meeting right after. As Jim wanders the night, ...
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, support group, addiction, redemption, drug abuse, family problems, friends, couples, down on your luck, family in crisis, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Killer of Sheep (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep him unresponsive to the needs of his adoring wife, and he must struggle against influences which would dishonor and endanger him and his family.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghetto, friendship, money, dysfunctional family, human nature, lifestyle, family problems, family life, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, slaughterhouse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, drug abuse, friendship, against the odds, human spirit, self discovery, rehabilitation, hopes, family problems, coping, addiction ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family life, mental illness, family problems, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, introspection, human nature, estrangement, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, family life, couple relations, performer's life, family relations, urban ghetto, against the odds, parents and children, human spirit, terminal illness, urban ghetto life, redemption ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Under the Volcano (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Against a background of war breaking out in Europe and the Mexican fiesta Day of Death, we are taken through one day in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a British consul living in alcoholic disrepair and obscurity in a small southern Mexican town in ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, depressing ...
Plot: alcoholic, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, depression, introspection, human nature, estrangement, couples, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, one day, greed ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young man drops out of college to fix his family when he senses something is terribly wrong at home.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, suspense, controversial ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social decay, family life, redemption, curses spells and rituals, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, mental illness, dysfunctional family, nanny, society, single parent, youth, master and servant, unfulfillment, betrayal, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, road movie, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, obsessive quest, self discovery, introspection, family problems, parents and children, human nature, family life, family in crisis, society, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Black Girl (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An aspiring dancer and her wicked sister's resent their mother's love for a foster daughter.
Style: realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, couples, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, youth, society ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Look Back in Anger (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Look Back in Anger is a love triangle involving the brilliant-but-disaffected young Jimmy Porter (Branagh), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife Alison Porter (Thompson), and her aristocratic best friend Helena Charles (Redmond). Cliff (Horan), an ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, bleak, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: working class, social misfits, realism, family problems, dull life, family relations, life is a bitch, betrayal, unfulfillment, society, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 50s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, introspection, human nature, dysfunctional family, family problems, elderly, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, on the road, hopes, interracial relations, battle of the sexes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, countryside, wooing, dysfunctional family, self discovery, prank, hopes, couples, family problems, human nature, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%