Movies like The Good Mother

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The Good Mother
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After finding a sexually liberated boyfriend, a divorced woman gets sued over daughter's custody, by her ex, who claims that her lover has a bad influence on the kid.
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, sexual, sentimental, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dedicated lawyer, divorce, friendship, children, lawyer, irish, couple relations, love, life philosophy, sex, parents and children, custody, false accusation, destiny, catastrophe, mentor, relationships, adaptation, vampire human love, nudity (topless - notable), life is a bitch, family drama, family, happy ending, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, maine, connecticut
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My Life Without Me
Drama, Romance
Spain, Canada
106 min.
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Love Jones
Drama, Romance
USA
104 min.
 7.5
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Most similar movies to The Good Mother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic and emotional films with plots about love and romance, dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, relationships, couples and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Good Mother: Endless Love (1981), Stanley & Iris (1990), Dying Young (1991), White Palace (1990), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Endless Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This ...
Style: sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, romance, coming of age, young lovers, sex, love story, love, pornography, couple relations, family, destructive relationship, forbidden love ...
Time: 80s
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Stanley & Iris
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, working class, single parent, school, loneliness, happy ending, couple relations, rags to riches, friendship, love story, parents and children, destiny ...
Time: 80s
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Dying Young
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, couple relations, leukemia, human nature, life & death, parents and children, social differences, doctors, beautiful scenery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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White Palace
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, sexy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, infidelity, sexuality, opposites attract, friendship, love story, relationships, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable), women, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri
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When a Man Loves a Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, romance, family, drinking, marriage, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, love, love story, relationships, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
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Ethan Frome
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, it is about a husband and wife (Ethan and Zeena), who need an extra hand around the house due to Zeena's debilitated body and constant illness. The young woman who joins them is a beautiful, ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: destiny, betrayal, love, adaptation, crumbling marriage, romance, adultery, book, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: massachusetts, usa, england, new england
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Falling in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, clever, talky, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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System:   69%
    User:   76%
 
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Labor Day
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, family relations, nudity (topless - notable), parenthood, fugitives, romance, family drama, love story, dangerous attraction, secrets, murder, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Evening
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, wedding, mother daughter relationship, love, death, love affair, memory, fall in love, destiny, gay, love and romance, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   59%
 
One Night Stand
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Max Carlyle makes a good living directing commercials and has a happy home life with his wife, Mimi, and two children. When Carlyle travels to New York City to visit his friend Charlie, who has been diagnosed with AIDS, he has repeat ...
Style: clever, sexy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, hospital, dishonesty, death, interracial romance, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, mentor, aids, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
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System:   65%
    User:   53%
 
Circle of Friends
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, coming of age, college, betrayal, pregnancy, small town, opposites attract, irish, unlikely friendships, book, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
 6.2
 12K
Baby Boom
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, workplace, romance, fish out of water, starting over, small town, single parent, destiny, women, babies and infants, family, business ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, vermont
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System:   63%
    User:   60%
 
 6.3
 3K
Mrs. Soffel
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, sweet ...
Plot: prison, romance, murder, couple relations, infidelity, adultery, relationships, false accusation, love and romance, women, marriage, couples ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
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System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
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Hope Floats
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, feel good, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town, romance, high school, infidelity, couple relations, betrayal, happy ending, parents and children, cheerleading, love story, divorce, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new jersey, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, romance, love affair, love triangle, relationships, classic car, solitude, love and romance, life philosophy, love, couples, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
 6.4
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Third Person
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: romance, couple relations, unfaithful husband, fall in love, love, writers, guilt, incest, hotel room, storytelling, love and romance, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, france, usa, italy ...
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Stella
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Barmaid Stella Claire and blueblood Stephen Dallas have very little in common -- except they've fallen in love. When their relationship fails, Stella decides to raise the child they had, Jenny, alone. But Jenny and Stella are far from the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, single parent, bar, marriage, going straight, solitude, justice, starting over, women, destructive relationship, sacrifice, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   65%
 
Inventing the Abbotts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, obsession, coming of age, working class, betrayal, rich and poor, relationships, death, adultery, nudity (topless - notable), siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
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Mr. Jones
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, mental illness, romance, depression, addiction, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, psychiatry, doctors, crumbling marriage, homeless, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
 5.4
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Angie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, working class, fall in love, adoption, family life, romance, single parent, life philosophy, opposites attract, family, relationships, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   54%
    User:   60%
 
The Other Sister
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, disability, parents and children, dysfunctional family, love story, fall in love, destiny, hopes, happy ending, family, love and romance, family bonds ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Gas, Food Lodging
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, coming of age, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, relationships, women, teenage life, runaway, desert, pornography, romance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
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System:   51%
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Love Story
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, terminal illness, cancer, college, death, tragedy, tragic love, marriage, love story, young lovers, love, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: campus, harvard university
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System:   49%
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A Price Above Rubies
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Plot: marriage, judaism, self discovery, divorce, god, adultery, infidelity, jews, catholicism, runaway, religion, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel, manhattan new york city
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System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
 5.6
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Angel Eyes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, serious, romantic, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, couple relations, violence, dysfunctional family, guilt, chase, loneliness, love story, haunted by the past, happy ending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   48%
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Message in a Bottle
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A woman finds a romantic letter in a bottle washed ashore and tracks down the author, a widowed shipbuilder whose wife died tragically early. As a deep and mutual attraction blossoms, the man struggles to make peace with his past so that he can move ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, love, divorce, love story, fall in love, happy ending, beautiful scenery, love and romance, couples, destiny, single parent, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois, virginia, new york
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System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
 5.9
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At First Sight
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A blind man has an operation to regain his sight at the urging of his girlfriend and must deal with the changes to his life.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, blindness, disability, couple relations, love story, hopes, doctors, resort, love and romance, first contact, beautiful scenery, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
 5.3
 6K
Mad Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Matt falls for Casey, the new girl in school. She's fun-loving and eccentric, but there's a darkness to her whimsy that Matt can't begin to comprehend. When Casey attempts to commit suicide, her parents place her in a mental ...
Style: emotional, sexual, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental illness, romance, high school, coming of age, love, on the road, young lovers, love story, lovers on the run, obsession, relationships, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, seattle, usa, seattle washington
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System:   47%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine, misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
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Time: 90s
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