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The Favorite Son (1994)
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The Favorite Son (1994)
Original name: Le fils préféré
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean-Paul Mantegna, the son of Italian immigrants now living in Nice, is a hunted man, riddled with debt and involved in borderline illegal companies. To extricate himself, he has to rely on Philippe and François, his two brothers, and on Raphaël, his father; a family torn by disputes and tragic events. However, by rebuilding family unity, Jean-Paul also discovers the secret of his own destiny...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: hotel, family relations, life is a bitch, dangerous animal, dysfunctional family, family problems, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, estrangement, family in crisis, female director, boxing, teacher, homosexual, brother, search, construction, debt, father son relationship, forgery, brother brother relationship, hotel manager, old photograph, gay brother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: italy, milan italy, nice france

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Most similar movies to The Favorite Son

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, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis and siblings relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Favorite Son: Locked in Silence (1999), Mississippi Damned (2009), Archipelago (2010), Going Away (2013), The Dark Side of Love (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Locked in Silence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, power relations, mute or deaf, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, misfit, family in crisis, doctors and patients, siblings relations, teenage life, family problems, voice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, addiction, society, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, strong female presence, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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80%
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Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, estrangement, siblings relations, island, introspection, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family problems, hopes, resort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
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71%
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Going Away (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage full of surprises and unforeseen consequences in this surprisingly tough, unsentimental drama.
Style: realistic, tense, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, hopes, love, weekend, loneliness, loan shark, family problems, dysfunctional family, female director, wealthy family, confronting the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, french riviera, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, downfall, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
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63%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, male prostitution, incest, missing child, missing person, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: family relations, family problems, transplant, family in crisis, terminal illness, parents and children, death in the family, life is a bitch, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Change of Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Beneath Jim Marshall's veneer as the all-American father and husband, lies a long suppressed desire that is about to ruin his idyllic family. When Elaine Marshall (Jean Smart) catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: suburbs, infidelity, family life, suburban life, society, unsupportive spouse, teenage life, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, love affair, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, society, life is a bitch, coming of age, dysfunctional family, civil war, teenage life, parents and children, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, asia, tbilisi, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, family problems, family relations, strong female presence, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, birth mother, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, parents and children, infidelity, adultery, disturbed childhood, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, reunion, single parent, danger, confined, family in crisis, parents and children, captivity, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A disillusioned filmmaker has an encounter with a young girl who has a ritual of repeating "Tomorrow is my birthday" everyday. He tries to communicate with her through his video camera.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, bleak, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, family problems, parents and children, college dropout, homecoming, siblings relations, gender, alcohol abuse, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nicole (Marianne Basler) gives birth to a mentally challenged boy after she is gang-raped by American soldiers at the close of World War II in this grim dramatic tragedy. Young Ludo is hidden in the attic of the family home and continues to yearn ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, isolation, estrangement, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, misfit, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Passover Fever (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Part funny part sad movie about a family Passover dinner.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, twins, family in crisis, reunion, family life, family problems, eating disorder, couples, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, eccentric family, nanny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Zion and His Brother (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship after a terrible accident. They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, youth, teenage life, family in crisis, haunted by the past, introspection, working class, siblings relations, society, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Glassland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, unlikely criminals, moral dilemma, youth, life is a bitch, family relations, addiction, family problems, crimes, family in crisis, society, emergency room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I Am from Titov Veles (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Slovenia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Burdened by memories of their late father, three sisters struggle to escape the suffocating environment of the dying town of Veles. A contemporary story of urban decay, „Jas sum od Titov Veles“ employs a stark realism to depict the vivid ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: introspection, social decay, society, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, daydreamer, life is a bitch, adult virgin, small town, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
43%
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Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young man drops out of college to fix his family when he senses something is terribly wrong at home.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, suspense, controversial ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, social decay, family life, redemption, curses spells and rituals, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, crumbling marriage, family problems, family relations, addiction, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family crisis, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, estrangement, couple relations, society, social decay, pregnancy, death in the family, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, love and romance, sexual content, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, domestic disturbance, redemption, parents and children, life is a bitch, family in crisis, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Inheritance (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Palestinian family living in the north of Galilee gathers to celebrate the wedding of one of their daughters, as war rages between Israel and Lebanon. Internal conflicts explode between the family - secrets are revealed and lies are unmasked. The ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, family problems, life is a bitch, love and romance, human nature, wartime life, family life, family gatherings, bittersweet, family in crisis, village ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, israel
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41%
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Me and You (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.
Style: atmospheric, touching, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, youth, teenage life, estrangement, dysfunctional family, addiction, parents and children, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, family problems, heroin addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Union Square (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous ...
Style: twists and turns, sincere, emotional, talky, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, estrangement, reunion, ego clash, city life, lifestyle, rivalry, snobbism, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, mental illness, dysfunctional family, nanny, society, single parent, youth, master and servant, unfulfillment, betrayal, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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40%
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The Jewel (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amanzio Rastelli appointed several of his relations to managerial positions in his firm. They decided to think internationally and now business is heavily in debt. Luckily for the Rastellis, Bolta the accountant uses all the tricks of his art to ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: ambition, family business, bribery, dishonesty, rise and fall, legal, unfulfillment, bankruptcy, family relations, corporate crimes, working the system, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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40%