Movies like Don't Come Knocking

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Don't Come Knocking (2005)
 6.6
 7K
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard learns that he might have a child somewhere out there...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, compassionate, stylized, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: cowboy, reunion, redemption, parents and children, hopes, haunted by the past, family relations, human nature, actor's life, small town, father son relationship, road trip, vandalism, mother son relationship, music, rock, self discovery, self destructing, self fulfillment, drugs/alcohol, desire, estrangement, worn out, casino, actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, montana, texas, california, spain

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Most similar movies to Don't Come Knocking

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, redemption, hopes, dysfunctional family, loneliness and mentor mostly in Drama, Music and Comedy genres. Some movies like Don't Come Knocking: Paris, Texas (1984), Country (1984), Tender Mercies (1983), Autumn Sonata (1978), Broken Bridges (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, serious, psychological, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, desert, drifter, reunion, on the road, reconciliation, family reunited, estrangement, parents and children, hopes, family relations, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, california, houston texas ...
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95%
 6.7
 2K
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 business, couple relations, life is a bitch, survival, couples, against the odds, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, parents and children, down on your luck, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Tender Mercies (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: redemption, character study, comeback, guitar, country music, music, self discovery, country, remarry, family relations, career change, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.3
 22K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, marriage, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, family life, reunion, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Broken Bridges (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, artists and showbiz, parents and children, romance, homecoming, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, music, musician's life, lovers reunited, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.4
 6K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, family relations, wrongful imprisonment, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 3K
Georgia (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, ambition, couple relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, musician's life, self discovery, drug abuse, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 1K
Roadie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 20 years of touring, a roadie for a defunct 80s hair band returns home to live with his mother.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, gloomy
Plot: hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, unfulfillment, parents and children, homecoming, rock, introspection, heavy metal, midlife crisis, daydreamer, family relations, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.8
 9K
Song One (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: wooing, couple relations, love and romance, coping, romance, fall in love, homecoming, self discovery, estrangement, family relations, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
 2K
The Gospel (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood nemesis creating a "new vision" for the church, he is ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: church, parents and children, musician's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, music, redemption, haunted by the past, relationship vs career, uninhibited rivalry, homecoming, r&b ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 1K
Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pain, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness, eccentric family, couples, death in the family, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 14K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: anxiety attack, stripper, exotic dancer, redemption, self discovery, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, family problems, hospital, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 82K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, death threat, father figure, redemption, mentally challenged, family relations, small town, parents and children, crimes, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, homecoming, self discovery, americana, escape, golden years, obsessive quest, love and romance, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, estrangement, therapist, rock, terminal illness, rehabilitation, generation gap, human spirit, treatment, introspection, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 649
Ripple Effect (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Believing that bad karma is keeping him from realizing his dream, hip clothing designer Amer Atrash (Philippe Caland) attempts to orchestrate salvation -- with unexpected results -- in this indie drama. Pushed to the edge of financial disaster and ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, emotional
Plot: lebanese, redemption, crumbling marriage, disability, haunted by the past, self discovery, in the woods, hopes, immigrants, down on your luck, misfit, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Am Not a Hipster (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things are not looking good for Brook, a young, talented singer/songwriter who has become the clichéd tortured artist. Slow to come to terms with the death of his mother, Brook is self-absorbed, aggressive, and the major obstruction to his own ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, music, siblings relations, family problems, coping, musician's life, parents and children, urban, family relations, rock, estrangement
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 5K
Sleepwalking (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When her boyfriend is arrested for marijuana possession, Joleen Reedy and her 11-year-old daughter, Tara, take refuge with Joleen's aimless brother, James. Joleen soon runs off with a truck driver, and James is unable to meet his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, uncle niece relationship, road trip, family problems, introspection, foster home, innocence lost, single parent, loss of job, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.7
 8K
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, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, rich and poor, life is a bitch, parents and children, buddies, human nature, best friends, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 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, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, estrangement, mouse, family problems, family life, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: jewish, tradition, showbiz, parents and children, religions or cults, follow your dream, desire for fame, estrangement, family relations, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 1K
Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, couples, family relations, parents and children, woman in danger, single parent, social relations, prejudice, world war two, mentor, secrets ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 484
Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, sincere ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family relations, small town, coming of age, redemption, life is a bitch, estrangement, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, starting over, widow, depression, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, parents and children, couple relations, single parent, human nature, urban, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: reunion, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, sisters, eccentric family, family problems, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, family gatherings, human nature, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Grace Unplugged (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A talented young singer and aspiring songwriter’s Christian faith and family ties are tested when she defies her worship-pastor father and pursues pop-music stardom in GRACE UNPLUGGED, a moving and inspiring new film that explores the true meaning ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: music, musician's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, teenage life, church, family relations, religions or cults, once in a lifetime opportunity, coming of age, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 18K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, introspection, human nature, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburbs, family problems, family relations, suburban life, unfulfillment, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, single parent, starting over, haunted by the past, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, romance, self discovery, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Redwood Highway (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie, a reluctant resident of a retirement community in Southern Oregon, decides to walk 80 miles down the Redwood Highway to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, feel good, touching
Plot: elderly, on the road, haunted by the past, redemption, introspection, family relations, estrangement, obsessive quest, escapades, hopes, golden years, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%