Movies like Decoration Day

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Decoration Day (1990)
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Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in World War II.
Style: sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: world war two, friendship, friends, family relations, interracial relations, hopes, society, human nature, couples, opposites attract, introspection, golden years, love, lawyer, cheating wife, investigation, cancer, cancer patient, courtroom, unfaithful husband, african american, office, friendship between men, boat, infidelity ...

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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 friendship, society, family relations, friends, hopes, human nature and couples mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Decoration Day: To Sleep with Anger (1990), Face (2002), Sudie and Simpson (1990), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005), Women or Children First (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An enigmatic drifter from the South comes to visit an old acquaintance who now lives in South-Central LA.
Style: sentimental, clever, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: uninvited guest, family relations, human nature, society, betrayal, opposites attract, best friends, prodigy, sexual relations, friendship, introspection, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, injustice, bittersweet, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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60%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, soldier, society, destiny, family relations, love affair, arranged marriage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, hopes, midlife crisis, human nature, friends, couples, unfulfillment, fatherhood, ex girlfriend, boy, love, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, feminism, society, pregnancy, working class, soldier, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, mississippi, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: talky, contemplative, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: housekeeper, human nature, friendship, culture clash, strong female presence, bittersweet, power relations, couples, friends, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
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42%
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: emotional, touching, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: widow, sauna, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, family relations, hopes, elderly, parents and children, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, introspection, human nature, family problems, family relations, friendship, youth, family in crisis, public health, solace, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, womanizer, lifestyle, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, society ...
Place: nebraska, usa, england, europe
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40%
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Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, golden years, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
36%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, environmentalism, human spirit, heroic mission, fighting the system, obsessive quest, society, social relations, hopes, terminal illness, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Marvin & Tige (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower meets Tige, an 11-year-old orphan. With nowhere else to go, Tige moves in with Marvin and they develop a close friendship. Marvin wants to adopt Tige but knows that he is too poor to give him a good home. Then he ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: adoption, alcohol abuse, racism, society, opposites attract, manipulations, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, urban ghetto life, friendship, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia
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34%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, couples, friends, introspection, love affair, human nature, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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34%
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A Simple Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Unable to forget her first love, Félicité, a simple and kind maid, devotes herself completely to her new master, Mathilde Aubain. As the passing of time doesn't heal her wounds, she gives love to all those who surround her: Mathilde's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, family relations, social differences, friendship, friends, power relations, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, servant, bittersweet ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, society, businesswoman, dead mother, love, introspection, loss of friend, couple relations, workaholic, lifestyle change, problem, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, friends, couple relations, self discovery, family in crisis, parents and children, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: chinese, friendship, haunted by the past, immigrants, hopes, golden years, women, parents and children, human nature, self discovery, mother daughter relationship, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, san francisco, usa, asia, california
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32%
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Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, military, child custody, strong female presence, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, black ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tai is 17 years old. Naim is 20. She's Israeli. He's Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. They were born in a land of scorched earth, where fathers bury their children. They must endure an explosive situation that is not ...
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, family life, rebelliousness, danger, politics, society, friends, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, terrorism, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestinian authority, israel
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30%
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Colossal Youth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France, Switzerland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, addiction, urban ghetto life, starting over, misfit, hopes, immigrants, husband wife relationship, settler, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
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30%
A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, fighting the system, golden years, false accusation, friendship, interracial relations, discrimination, americana, crimes, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
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The Little Traitor (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy Liebowitz, a militant yet sensitive eleven year old ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, child as main character, rebellion, military, friends, soldier, state affairs, british military, child protagonist, man boy relationship, teaching the ways of the world, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, romance, bittersweet, family relations, campaign, couples, infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Crystal River (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story is of a married woman who, grieving her inability to have children, finds comfort and healing in her friendship with another man. It's about discovering grace in darkness and the unexpected places we find healing.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: human nature, friendship, family problems, couples, mysterious character, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, female director, bathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, fall in love, family life, family relations, homecoming, love and romance, crumbling marriage, healing power, estrangement, social relations, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, college, interracial relations, coming of age, campus, bittersweet, lifestyle, journalism, media, hopes, injustice, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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25%