Movies like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
 6.0
 20K
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, touching, emotional, intense, sincere, sexy, captivating, psychological, funny, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, dysfunctional family, playwright, estrangement, american south, women, mother and daughter, relationships, family relations, family problems, parent child relationship, rescue, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, human nature, childhood memory, reconciliation, life, female protagonist, kidnapping, summer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa

Most similar movies to Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out emotional, touching, realistic and sentimental films with plots about storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, destiny, runaway and life philosophy mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: The Secret Life of Bees (2008), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Spitfire Grill (1996), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). 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, touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: racism, civil rights, teenage life, friendship, coming of age, interracial relations, family relations, haunted by the past, teenager, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
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100%
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, light, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, marriage, friendship, romance, grandmother, women, advice, stereotypes, adultery, americana, marriage proposal, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, north carolina, northern california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, feel good, captivating, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, lesbian, self discovery, small town life, feminism, cannibalism, midlife crisis, lesbian subtext, women, aging, female bonding ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Spitfire Grill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring ...
Style: christian film, touching, emotional, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, friendship, bittersweet, self discovery, solitude, hospital, death, christian, abortion, business, runaway, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, vermont, usa, ohio, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: disability, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, self discovery, small town, mental illness, responsibility, brothers, character study, coming of age, life philosophy, compassion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 13K
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, coming of age, vietnam war, father son relationship, friendship, childhood, child, youth, war, bittersweet, boy, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, feel good, road movie ...
Plot: aging, small town, redemption, journey, bus, escape, homecoming, old age, unlikely friendships, depression, destiny, character study ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 32K
On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: family relations, elderly, aging, love story, family, summer, bittersweet, senior citizen, family holiday, love, marriage, parenthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, mentor, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, funeral, sexual tension, family problems, parents and children, drinking problem, family relations, love story, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, new jersey, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 25K
Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: stylized, melancholic, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenager, dysfunctional family, family problems, small town, parents and children, redemption, family relations, secrets, honest, confession, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, san francisco, new jersey, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, inspirational, sexy ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: friendship, mentor, coming of age, teacher, loneliness, injustice, social misfits, false accusation, teaching the ways of the world, mysterious character, family, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Losing Isaiah (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, touching, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, courtroom drama, custody battle, racist, justice, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, family relations, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 3K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, youth, small town, bullying, death, runaway, time, honest, fashion, transformation, redemption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: touching, sentimental, sad, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female friendship, small town, women, family relations, friendship, life philosophy, parents and children, loss of daughter, best friends, diabetic, family problems, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, immigrants, friendship, self discovery, chinese, haunted by the past, golden years, hopes, parents and children, human nature, love, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, china, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 51K
28 Days (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs ...
Style: touching, realistic, melancholic, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, drug addiction, addiction, drug addict, wedding, rehabilitation, dysfunctional family, going straight, siblings relations, doctors and patients, drugs, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 12K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dysfunctional family, tragedy, family, relationships, life, honest, parenthood, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
'night, Mother (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It happened in 1983. It was a rare and remarkable theatrical experience. Controversial. Provocative. And shocking. Now, two Academy Award-winning actresses make the Pulitzer Prize-winning play the motion picture event of the year. What would you do ...
Style: sexy, sad, sweet, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women, mother daughter relationship, suicide, adultery, twists and turns, epileptic, bittersweet, great dialogue, obsession, beautiful scenery, lone hero, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, parents and children, family life, disappearance, child abduction, police detective, family problems, crimes, children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, sexy, light, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, women, teen angst, teenager, bittersweet, small town, mother, friendship, death, hospital, stereotypes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 28K
Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, leukemia, cancer, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, family problems, single parent, siblings relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, ohio, orlando florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: women, dysfunctional family, youth, twists and turns, grief, immortality, sex crime, bittersweet, solitude, family bonds, revenge, sacrifice ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 28K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, feel good, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: romance, small town, starting over, family relations, infidelity, cheerleading, family problems, love, couples, love story, happy ending, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, austin texas, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: psychological, touching, sexy, unusual plot structure, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: incest rape, child molester, farm, dysfunctional family, women, incest, tragedy, domineering father, jealousy, family, betrayal, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, marriage, working class, honest, crime gone awry, culture clash, alter ego, children, manipulation, life philosophy, chase ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, rehabilitation, family in crisis, family values, addiction, family, romance, tragedy, love story, single father, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, denver colorado, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 2K
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, realistic ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, friendship, lifestyle, womanizer, young lovers, introspection, youth, romance, society, family problems, couples ...
Place: nebraska, europe, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 872
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: emotional, touching, sexy, melancholic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, women, friendship, chase, dysfunctional family, lgbt, depression, suicide attempt, unlikely friendships, vengeance, interracial romance, life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: california, new jersey, england, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, teacher, dysfunctional family, single father, family problems, parents and children, family life, cheerleading, life is a bitch, mental illness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, rape, domestic violence, family relations, dysfunctional family, pedophile, parents and children, life is a bitch, sexual assault, family in crisis, parenthood ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%