Movies like Duet for One

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Duet for One (1986)
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, life is a bitch, family problems, tragic hero, couples, family in crisis, musician's life, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, prodigy, alcohol abuse, family relations, doctors and patients, downfall, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, power relations, wheelchair
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, couples and terminal illness mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Duet for One: Dawn Anna (2005), My Brother (2006), Nicholas' Gift (1998), The Event (2003), Matching Jack (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, terminal illness, child illness, disability, family relations, single parent, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
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My Brother (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, mentally challenged, brother brother relationship, sick mother, responsibility, urban ghetto, siblings relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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92%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, transplant, family problems, unfulfillment, dealing with death, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
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91%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, couples, family problems, gender, life is a bitch, human nature, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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90%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, friendship, hopes, dishonesty, parents and children, terminal illness, life turned upside down, family relations, child illness, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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77%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, society, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, golden years, elderly, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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64%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
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Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, family problems, alcohol abuse, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family in crisis, single parent, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
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61%
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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59%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, down on your luck, siblings relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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58%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family gatherings, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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57%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: breakup, couples, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, gender, ego clash, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unsupportive parent, college graduate, rap, siblings relations, family gatherings, punishment ...
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48%
The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: down syndrome, twins, haunted by the past, disability, parents and children, family problems, crumbling marriage, obsession, love and romance, child illness, family in crisis, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, kentucky
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47%
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My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, emotional, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, hospital, terminal illness, family relations, aids, gays and lesbians, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, obsessive quest, legal action, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
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47%
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, friendship, family problems, gays and lesbians, small town, gay couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
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47%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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45%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, rape, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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44%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, introspection, human spirit, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, family problems, family relations, social decay, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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44%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, best friends, couples, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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42%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, rehabilitation, family problems, life is a bitch, mental institution, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, family relations, power relations, mentally unstable, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, love and romance, family problems, romance, family life, impossible love, estrangement, parents and children, solace, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
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42%
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Now, Forager (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. They live simply, according to the seasons. When Regina seeks more stability, their marriage is put to a test.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: relationship vs career, couple relations, ambition, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, life turned upside down, family problems, restaurant, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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42%
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Eden (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Story of a New England boys' school and of one of the students who is infatuated with an instructor's wife who has Multiple Sclerosis. The woman struggles to show her strict husband how love rather than demands helps the student to ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: multiple sclerosis, housewife, boarding school, misfit, youth, society, hopes, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new england
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41%
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Balancing Act (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, breakup, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, downfall, unfulfillment, job seeking, down on your luck, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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40%
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Six Weeks (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy cosmetic tycoon and her 12-year-old daughter who's dying from leukemia, strike up a sentimental friendship with a California politician. Since the girl has only six weeks or less to live, the trio fly to New York City where the ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, couples, campaign, family relations, bittersweet, youth, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, tragic hero, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
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39%
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, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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39%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, coping, unfulfillment, family in crisis, estrangement, father son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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39%