Movies like Don't Come Knocking

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Don't Come Knocking (2005)
 6.7
 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: reunion, redemption, parents and children, hopes, haunted by the past, cowboy, 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 life philosophy 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
 73K
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, family relations, hopes, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, california, houston texas ...
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95%
 6.8
 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, survival, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, against the odds, family in crisis, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, 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, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, character study, comeback, guitar, country music, music, self discovery, love affair, country, starting over, human nature, musician's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.3
 21K
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 problems, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, reunion, family reunited ...
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: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: starting over, parents and children, romance, artists and showbiz, homecoming, lovers reunited, haunted by the past, music, unfulfillment, musician's life, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, touching, realistic, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, mental illness, rich and poor, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, family relations, life is a bitch, rise to the top, wrongful imprisonment, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 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, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, family life, siblings relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, rock, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ 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, sentimental, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: homecoming, parents and children, unfulfillment, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, rock, mental illness, family relations, daydreamer, introspection, heavy metal, midlife crisis ...
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, fall in love, romance, couple relations, love and romance, homecoming, coping, estrangement, self discovery, rock, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 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: realistic, touching, captivating, serious, emotional
Plot: church, hopes, music, redemption, family relations, homecoming, lifestyle, haunted by the past, relationship vs career, uninhibited rivalry, musician's life, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 13K
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, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, hopes, family problems, hospital, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.0
 81K
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, haunted by the past, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, captivating ...
Plot: bus, redemption, small town, americana, self discovery, homecoming, escape, hopes, obsessive quest, small town life, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: treatment, rock, estrangement, therapist, rehabilitation, terminal illness, introspection, redemption, human spirit, generation gap, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 645
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, hopes, crumbling marriage, in the woods, immigrants, down on your luck, introspection, misfit, disability, self discovery, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: gloomy, touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: musician's life, family problems, coping, rock, estrangement, family relations, urban, parents and children, artists and showbiz, music, twentysomething life, siblings relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, road trip, uncle niece relationship, family problems, introspection, foster home, innocence lost, friendship, mother daughter relationship, loss of job, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 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, parents and children, life is a bitch, human nature, buddies, best friends, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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, family relations, under the surface, mouse, family problems, family life, death in the family, solace, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, desire for fame, follow your dream, estrangement, family relations, lifestyle, musician's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 482
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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, addiction, family problems, estrangement, redemption, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, hopes, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: starting over, lottery, widow, depression, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, urban, human nature, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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: serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, small town, haunted by the past, single parent, starting over, adultery, parents and children, love and romance, love affair, self discovery, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, love and romance, family gatherings, family relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 6K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
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, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, family problems, parents and children, family relations, hopes, siblings relations, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: music, once in a lifetime opportunity, parents and children, youth, coming of age, religions or cults, family relations, musician's life, teenage life, church, artists and showbiz, desire for fame ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: depression, suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, doctors and patients, power relations, drugs/alcohol, introspection, human nature ...
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: touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, suburban life, parents and children, domestic disturbance, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: realistic, gloomy, serious, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, friendship, human nature, society, parents and children, americana, small town life, couples, danger, single parent, woman in danger, social relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, 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: sentimental, touching, feel good, serious, realistic
Plot: hopes, escapades, parents and children, redemption, obsessive quest, family relations, estrangement, golden years, introspection, haunted by the past, elderly, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%