Movies like Desert Bloom

If you like "Desert Bloom" you are looking for emotional, touching and sentimental movies about / with coming of age, desert, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, family relations, working class and introspection themes of Drama, Family and Romance genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Desert Bloom (1986)
 6.7
 920
Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, are much happier and she also recalls her colorful Aunt Starr -- who's visit is fun but also detrimental to her family's health. The setting of 1950s Las Vegas' bomb testing is increasingly significant to the development of the story.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, dramatic, heartbreaking, reflective, affectionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, desert, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, family relations, working class, introspection, single parent, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, teenage life, survival, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, hopes, urban ghetto life, suburbs, high school life, family problems, society, human nature, family gatherings, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada

Most similar movies to Desert Bloom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about family relations, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, bittersweet and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like Desert Bloom: Wild Iris (2001), Broken Wings (2002), Follow The Stars Home (2001), Gas, Food Lodging (1992), Stella (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 418
Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, hopes, unlikely couple, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love and romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 2K
Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, human nature, midlife crisis, family life, couple relations, life is a bitch, family problems, fall in love, haunted by the past, teenage life, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Follow The Stars Home (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, uplifting, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, disability, family in crisis, babies and infants, family life, single parent, unfulfilled love, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, waitress, desert, single mother, bittersweet, satellite, family relations, couples, map, social relations, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 2K
Stella (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, working class, breakup, society, starting over, love and romance, youth, moral dilemma, parents and children, family life, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 489
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, society, family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, teenage life, self discovery, orphan, hopes, parents and children, eccentric family, siblings relations ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, coming-of-age, love triangle, rain, twins, small town, pregnancy, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, first love, skinny dipping, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 1K
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, single parent, youth, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, racial segregation, americana, interracial relations, social differences, society, youth, life is a bitch, injustice, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 2K
Kingdom Come (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her husband keels over from a stroke, Raynelle Slocumb calls the entire clan together to remember their dearly departed. Family tensions reach a comedic boil as the wildly dysfunctional Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, light, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, family in crisis, parents and children, self discovery, death, african american, family drama, life & death, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 24K
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, commitment, coming-of-age, romance, siblings relations, teenage life, small town life, love and romance, graduation, hopes, best friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 647
Table for Five (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.P. Tannen (Jon Voight) wants a second chance to be a father to his children ... but someone else has taken his place. Determined not to just be a friendly 'uncle' in their lives, he gets permission from his ex-wife Kathleen (Millie ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, cruise, cruise ship, ocean or sea, family problems, couples, bittersweet, single parent, romance, unfulfillment, custody, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea, europe, greece, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Painted House (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, hopes, self discovery, youth, farm, poverty, social relations, coming of age, small town, society, small town life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 853
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, promiscuity, teenager, society, hopes, love and romance, single parent, siblings relations, human nature, innocence lost, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 7K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, family relations, family problems, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 239
Taliesin Jones (2000)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Not quite a religious film, not quite a coming-of-age story, not quite a kiddie flick, and not quite a supernatural horror movie, Taliesin Jones's identity crisis nonetheless reveals a sweet examination of one child and his thoughts on God.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: miraculous event, teenage boy, coming of age, self discovery, family problems, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, hopes, child illness, secret society ...
Time: 90s
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 633
Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family relations, drug abuse, suburbs, rehabilitation, lifestyle, kids in trouble, teenage life, social decay, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 252
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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, immigrants, family relations, opposites attract, friends, coming of age, family life, friendship, introspection, culture clash, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family problems, couples, social relations, family relations, forbidden love, couple relations, society, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, parents and children, dealing with death, estrangement, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, thanksgiving, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, sincere, romantic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, family relations, romance, dysfunctional marriage, family feud, social differences, americana, rich and poor, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 141
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: immigrants, rise to the top, lifestyle, human spirit, single parent, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, latin america, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: teenage mother, pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, loss of son, death in the family, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 6K
Take My Eyes (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: domestic violence, violent husband, starting over, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, family problems, therapy, understanding, siblings relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, buddies, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, lifestyle, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, youth, romance, family problems, couples, estrangement, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 631
One Christmas (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: TV film that was to be Katherine Hepburn's last performance. Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, child as adult, homecoming, road not taken, human nature, countryside, self discovery, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 14K
Lymelife (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, talky, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, american dream, marital problem, infidelity, first love, marriage, teenage love, family life, family problems, violence, love, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: sentimental, emotional, intense, sad, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcoholic, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, family, family in crisis, family values, romance, life is a bitch, weakness, husband wife relationship, addiction, yuppie ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%