Movies like Foxfire 1987

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Foxfire (1987)
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Foxfire (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.
Style: touching, uplifting, feel good, emotional, realistic
Plot: mountain, ghost, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, human spirit, hopes, elderly, couples, golden years, guitarist, singer, marriage, interview, living alone, single parent, concert, wife and husband lead actors, mother son reunion, burial, country singer, father son estrangement, flashback, log cabin ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, appalachia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, couples, love and romance, golden years and family problems mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Comedy genres. Some movies like Foxfire: To Dance with the White Dog (1993), Da (1988), An Unremarkable Life (1989), On Golden Pond (1981), The Guys (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
To Dance with the White Dog (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and confidant. Sam takes the dog on a nostalgic journey which ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, feel good, touching, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, dog, dealing with death, elderly, love and romance, golden years, family gatherings, love affair, self discovery, true love, ghost, supernatural ...
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Da (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: ghost, reunion, bittersweet, single parent, love and romance, unfulfillment, elderly, dealing with death, hopes, golden years, human nature, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, new york, usa
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61%
An Unremarkable Life (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The close bond between two elderly sisters is threatened when one of them begins to have romantic feelings for a local mechanic.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, couples, forbidden love, fall in love, starting over, family life, siblings relations, golden years, romance, aging, love and romance, elderly ...
Time: 80s
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59%
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On Golden Pond (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: For Norman and Ethel Thayer, this summer on golden pond is filled with conflict and resolution. When their daughter Chelsea arrives, the family is forced to renew the bonds of love and overcome the generational friction that has existed for years. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, elderly, reconciliation, alienation, lake, aging, bittersweet, old age, couples, resentment, retired, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Guys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: firefighter, terrorism, journalism, hopes, couples, human spirit, couple relations, love and romance, danger, writer's life, post september 11 2001, train travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 673
The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, hopes, family problems, family relations, social relations, couples, family in crisis, couple relations, search, missing person, small town, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Camilla (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Freda Lopez, an aspiring musician, travels with her husband to the beautiful beaches of Georgia where she befriends Camilla, an odd and exotic elderly woman who plays the violin. When the two embark on a journey together, Camilla reclaims a lost ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, on the road, couples, aging, elderly, self discovery, road trip, kidnapping, singing, friends, family relations, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, toronto ontario canada, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, drugs/alcohol, aging, dysfunctional family, hopes, love, siblings relations, couples, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: racism, parents and children, discrimination, political unrest, idealism, moral dilemma, human spirit, family life, rebelliousness, injustice, family problems, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, family life, couple relations, performer's life, family relations, urban ghetto, against the odds, parents and children, human spirit, terminal illness, urban ghetto life, redemption ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
On Valentine's Day (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elizabeth defies her wealthy parents by running off and marrying a young man of humble prospects, and her parents have not spoken to her since - even though the couple lives in a rooming house nearby, they are struggling financially, and she is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, small town life, love affair, hotel, family life, pregnancy, americana, homecoming, golden years, adult virgin, humble ...
Time: 1910s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Esther Cimino, a music teacher who has reached retirement age, finds that her mental faculties are slipping somewhat. The film is a trenchant, realistic study of the ravages and displacements, socially, physically, and mentally, that are visited ...
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: retirement home, courtroom, society, misfit, legal, golden years, aging, hopes, love and romance, rivalry, legal action, elderly lovers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Love Streams (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: couple relations, prostitute, love and romance, couples, family problems, family relations, custody, redemption, siblings relations, hopes, unfulfillment, social misfits ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Is There Life Out There? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Lily Marshall (McEntire) has a loving, supportive husband, two great kids and an unfulfilled dream: to return to college and get the degree she always wanted. "Is there life beyond her family and home?", Lily wonders. The hole in ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: college life, human nature, family life, self discovery, school, terminal illness, college, starting over, couples, family relations, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
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Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, love and romance, single parent, family relations, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, getting home, unfulfillment, lifestyle, best friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, couples, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: emotional, touching, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: widow, sauna, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, family relations, hopes, elderly, parents and children, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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36%
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Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Isidora, an old woman, discovers that her mind is quickly deteriorating. At an apparently relaxed dinner table, she will desperately try to hide her state from her daughter, a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take way ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, introspection, redemption, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, couples, family relations, hopes, golden years, couple relations, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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35%
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The Wild Duck (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wild Duck is a 1983 Australian film adapted from the play by Ibsen
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, couples, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, love and romance, high society, duck, tragedy, bird, male female relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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35%
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David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, youth, society, single parent, legal action, disability, rebellion, fighting the system, misfit, parents and children, human nature, obstacle ...
Time: 90s
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33%
Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: single parent, family problems, couples, family relations, breakup, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, hopes, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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33%
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The Reading Room (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: last wish, against the odds, human spirit, teachers and students, hopes, learning to read, society, youth, underdog, city life, urban, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Red Leaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An Ethiopian immigrant, sets out on a journey through his children's homes after losing his wife. Coming to know some of life's harsh new realities, he tries to survive in his own way.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family relations, society, family problems, golden years, elderly, parents and children, immigrants, dysfunctional family, jewish
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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
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Time: 50s
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, opposites attract, immigrants, family relations, friends, friendship, family life, human nature, coming of age, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, witty, intense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, golden years, master and servant, civil rights, interracial relations, racial slur, friendship, self discovery, chauffeur, prejudice, african american, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Gathering (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, family gatherings, family relations, golden years, elderly, life is a bitch, single parent, hopes, unfulfillment, reunion, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, family problems, estrangement, youth, parents and children, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, elderly, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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29%