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: sentimental, sincere, thought provoking, touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: world war two, friendship, friends, family relations, interracial relations, couples, society, opposites attract, introspection, human nature, hopes, golden years, love, lawyer, cheating wife, investigation, cancer, judge, african american, office, cancer patient, boat, rain, friendship between men, housekeeper ...

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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, friends, family relations, society, hopes, couples and human nature 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: tense, realistic, serious, sincere, clever ...
Plot: uninvited guest, family relations, drifter, family problems, friends, couples, best friends, society, opposites attract, prodigy, betrayal, family life ...
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: 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 ⇓
73%
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, sincere, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: youth, lifetime, interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, discrimination, human nature, small town life, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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61%
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, melancholic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, romance, hopes, world war two, destiny, soldier, society, family relations, fall in love, life is a bitch, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, midlife crisis, hopes, human nature, couples, friends, 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: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, life is a bitch, human nature, parents and children, friendship, social differences, interracial relations, society, working class, feminism, family life, soldier ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: youth, small town, introspection, family relations, friendship, family problems, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, sex crime, social relations, public health ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, talky, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, lgbt, follow your dream, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, master and servant, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, friends, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: self discovery, starting over, friendship, small town, haunted by the past, hopes, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, bittersweet, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: talky, serious, touching, emotional, erotic ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, female friendship, family relations, family problems, elderly, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, opposites attract, introspection, youth, romance, society, couples ...
Place: nebraska, england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, depressing ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, korean american, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ 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, thought provoking, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, support group, coping, family problems, hopes, self discovery, against the odds, drug abuse, friendship, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, small town, friends, couples, hopes, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, human nature, introspection, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: servant, family relations, friendship, social differences, hopes, power relations, friends, family life, unfulfilled love, introspection, master and servant, women ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, immigrants, chinese, friendship, self discovery, haunted by the past, golden years, hopes, parents and children, human nature, love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, china, usa, asia, california
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sincere ...
Plot: racism, coming of age, adoption, alcohol abuse, suicide, homelessness, society, youth, opposites attract, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 2K
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, society, changing lives, businesswoman, love, introspection, gay, loss of friend, workaholic, couple relations, lifestyle change, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: thought provoking, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: cancer, heroic mission, human spirit, environmentalism, fighting the system, terminal illness, social relations, society, obsessive quest, hopes, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, women, friendship, chase, dysfunctional family, depression, lesbian relationship, screwball, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial romance, mentor, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, california, england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, israeli palestinian conflict, family life, rebelliousness, friends, terrorism, politics, society, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, palestine, israel, palestinian authority
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: human nature, friendship, mysterious character, romance, love and romance, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, infidelity, friends, ritual, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: captivating, realistic, thought provoking, serious, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, military, unfulfillment, family problems, small town, child custody, hot and sexy, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, idealism, social differences, friendship, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, teacher ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family problems, introspection, couples, couple relations, destructive relationship, human nature, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban setting, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, military, rebellion, friends, state affairs, soldier, coming of age, youth, child protagonist, british military, man boy relationship, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1977, year 1947
Place: israel, middle east, jerusalem, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Storm in Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Abel Shaddick, a crotchety deli owner, has a grudge against virtually everyone in his upstate New York town of Fairview, particularly against his slacker nephew Stanley who lives behind the shop. Without telling his uncle, Stanley ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: uncle nephew relationship, racism, interracial relations, friendship, odd couple, society, golden years, family life, charity, youth, family relations, friends ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, love story, teenager, grief, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Two Is a Happy Number (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: divorce, dating, marriage, support group, friendship, starting over, sexual content, manipulation, family problems, swimming, couples, breakup ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: thought provoking, serious, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, human nature, hopes, starting over, misfit, addiction, urban ghetto life, husband wife relationship, courage, alienation, settler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%