Movies like The Event 2003

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The Event (2003)
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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 most recent case, a suspicious apparent suicide, and her interviews with friends and family of the deceased trigger extensive and intricately interwoven flashbacks that reveal surprising facts about the man's life and death.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, family problems, couples, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, unfulfillment, bittersweet, death, aids, euthanasia, dying, loss of son, thanksgiving, undercover cop, footprint, loss of lover, ashes, gay interest, gay kiss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, couples, unfulfillment, terminal illness and bittersweet mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Event: A Perfect Son (2000), In the Gloaming (1997), Walking on Water (2002), Silent Heart (2014), Scorn (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Perfect Son (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, gay, drug abuse, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, family relations, estrangement, death of father ...
Time: 90s
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In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, gender, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, resentment, family problems, self discovery, tragic hero, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, introspection, tragic love, family problems, couples, youth, love and romance, redemption, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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83%
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, couples, siblings relations, euthanasia, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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Scorn (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Scorn takes a look into the trials and tribulations of a group of people dealing with relationships, love, pain and friendship during the course of one year.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: introspection, family problems, couples, destructive relationship, human nature, couple relations, bittersweet, unfulfillment, love, abuse, urban, black ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, love and romance, family problems, couples, estrangement, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
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Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: single parent, adoption, veterinarian, parents and children, social relations, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, couples, small town, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
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69%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family life, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, death in the family, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, unfulfillment, woman, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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66%
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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: emotional, serious, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, family problems, friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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65%
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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 ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, family problems, tragic hero, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, life turned upside down, couples, musician's life, multiple sclerosis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, redemption, haunted by the past, family relations, last wish, family problems, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, mentally challenged, rehabilitation, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary
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61%
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: lovers reunited, lifestyle, gender, family problems, family relations, couples, breakup, estrangement, performer's life, midlife crisis, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: emotional, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, breakup, family problems, doctors and patients, terminal illness, family in crisis, couple relations, pregnancy, coming out, workplace situations, human spirit, child illness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family life, mental illness, family problems, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, introspection, human nature, estrangement, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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53%
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Quick Change (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dorina is a transsexual woman. She’s got herself a flourishing career, albeit in an illegal cosmetic surgery business. She is a mother figure to Hero, her eight year old nephew, and a devoted wife to Uno. Between her job and her family, Dorina ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: transsexual, moral dilemma, against the rules, rebellion, life is a bitch, transvestism, couples, couple relations, physical appearance, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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53%
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A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: family business, workplace, follow your dream, couples, parents and children, cooking and food, couple relations, family problems, hopes, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, new york, europe, usa, scandinavia
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52%
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Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: mercy killing, terminal illness, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, cancer, death in the family, estranged family member, profanity, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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49%
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, golden years, elderly, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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49%
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The C-Word (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's inspiring and candid book, based on her blog, about her battle with cancer.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: life turned upside down, human spirit, optimism, terminal illness, journalism, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, couple relations, cancer, blogger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Desperate Characters (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With wit and real wisdom, Desperate Characters brilliantly examines the life of two disillusioned New Yorkers as they struggle to come to grips with the "normal" life with which they can no longer cope. Featuring powerful performances by ...
Style: gloomy, sentimental, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: translator, couple relations, urban, city life, human nature, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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48%
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Time to Spare (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the possibility to explore his love for Arthur, a closet gay. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: leaving home, couple relations, fall in love, siblings relations, life is a bitch, gender, family relations, couples, love triangle, male female relationship, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
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46%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, unfulfillment, romance, bittersweet, family relations, campaign, couples, infidelity, love affair, forbidden love, hopes, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
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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
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44%
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Christmas Eve (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, reunion, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, estrangement, terminal illness, private detective, race against time, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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43%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, stillborn child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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43%
Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, single parent, eccentric family, life is a bitch, love and romance, working class, friendship, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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43%
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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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, death of parent, loss of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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43%