Movies like Fathers and Sons

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Fathers and Sons (2005)
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Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over 30 years. The second story centers on the affairs of an airline pilot who shares a house but not a life with his wife. He crosses paths with an unusual woman and spends an extraordinary night with his son. The final chapter follows the homecoming of Elliot to his estranged family. As his father dies, Elliot meets and falls in love with a woman who sees past his tough-guy exterior.
Style: touching, offbeat, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, single parent, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, family life, midlife crisis, elderly, babies and infants, family problems, couples, terminal illness, death in the family, gender, suburban life, gays and lesbians, homecoming, estrangement, eccentric family, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california

Most similar movies to Fathers and Sons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Fathers and Sons: Nine Lives (2005), Surrender, Dorothy (2006), My Life (1993), What Makes a Family (2001), The Weekend (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, abortion, infidelity, dysfunctional family, hanging, lovers reunited, introspection, human nature, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, best friends, politics, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, haunted by the past, orphan, hopes, family gatherings, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 10K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, child birth, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting ...
Style: sexual, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: pregnancy, babies and infants, family relations, life is a bitch, legal action, crumbling marriage, love and romance, breakup, single parent, coming out, legal, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.4
 231
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: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, gender, lovers reunited, love affair, couples, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, unfulfillment, miraculous event, dealing with death, child illness, family gatherings, society, ego clash, ocean or sea, death in the family, road not taken, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: gloomy, touching, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, hospital, terminal illness, guilt, aids, coming out, couple relations, teenage love, small town, gender, gays and lesbians, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 735
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, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, death in the family, society, misfit, introspection, human nature, infidelity, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 310
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: family gatherings, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, reunion, estrangement, family problems, couples, family life, death in the family, elderly lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 375
I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: gloomy, serious, emotional, clever, realistic ...
Plot: aids, hollywood, cancer, suburban life, curses spells and rituals, family life, social decay, couples, death in the family, suburbs, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: realistic, talky, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pain, marriage, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family gatherings, hopes, human nature, family problems, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 122
All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: touching, semi serious, emotional, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, unsupportive spouse, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family gatherings, unfulfillment, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: gothic, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, divorce, marijuana, reconciliation, architect, dying, midlife crisis, house, haunted by the past, sexual identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: gloomy, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay brother, bereavement, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, hopes, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family relations, tragic hero, terminal illness, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Twilight of the Golds (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the child, or to have an ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, genetics, abortion, acceptance, baby, gay, coming out, gender, society, parents and children, gays and lesbians, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, touching, psychological, emotional, serious
Plot: family problems, supernatural romance, impossible love, estrangement, countryside, friends, family life, solace, death in the family, couples, single parent, custody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: talky, emotional, dark humor, touching, humorous ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, poet, family secret, death in the family, humiliation, eccentric family, engaged, siblings relations, overbearing parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, sincere, serious, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, divorce, love, adultery, dysfunctional family, introspection, society, friendship, destiny, family problems, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family problems, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, addiction, wealthy family, suburban life, blood on face ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, domestic disturbance, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, suburban life, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, single parent, youth, rivalry, family problems, couples, legal, redemption, pregnancy, orphan, custody ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Winter Solstice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, starting over, family relations, couple relations, love and romance, small town life, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: divorce, tennis court, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, breakup, family life, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Behind the Red Door (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best ...
Style: realistic, psychological, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, family life, self discovery, terminal illness, haunted by the past, human nature, gays and lesbians, parents and children, estrangement, gender ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Baby Maker (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She accepts but finds that knowing the parents, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, hippie, surrogate mother, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, adoption, society, estrangement, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 920
Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, redemption, prison, pregnancy, release from prison, death in the family, love affair, hopes, confined, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: mental illness, nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, sexual relations, unfulfillment, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, babies and infants, master and servant, estrangement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 411
Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, parents and children, suburban life, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, love and romance, family problems, suburbs, teenage life, couples, society, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sexual, realistic
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, parents and children, family relations, sexual relations, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, singleness, love and romance, moral dilemma, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: gloomy, sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single mother, menstruation, wedding, teenage girl, love and romance, family relations, family in crisis, romance, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%