Movies like The Good Mother

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The Good Mother (1988)
 5.9
 1K
The Good Mother (1988)
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: gloomy, serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, sexual, sentimental, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: custody, false accusation, pregnancy, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, legal, couples, family problems, family relations, nanny, single parent, feminism, family in crisis, gender, society, unfulfillment, divorce, friendship, children, lawyer, irish, love ...
Time: 80s
Place: connecticut, maine, boston

Most similar movies to The Good Mother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about couples, dialogue, catastrophe, relationships, mentor, adaptation and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Good Mother: Hollow Reed (1996), Stella (1990), Third Person (2013), Personal Velocity (2002), Dying Young (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 988
Hollow Reed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long, however, until Oliver appears at the house of Martin and ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, gays and lesbians, custody, fighting the system, single parent, legal action, parents and children, courtroom drama, gender, life is a bitch, gay, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 2K
Stella (1990)
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: single parent, bar, pregnancy, working class, juvenile delinquency, going straight, starting over, destructive relationship, parents and children, custody, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.4
 25K
Third Person (2013)
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: touching, tricky, intellectual, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, incest, unfaithful husband, maid, love and romance, couples, custody, estrangement, romance, friendship, lifestyle, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, france, usa, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: pregnancy, hitchhiker, self discovery, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, youth, couples, family relations, starting over, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, norway, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
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: love story, romance, cancer, couple relations, human nature, leukemia, parents and children, social differences, unfulfillment, father son relationship, life & death, doctors ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, widow, seamstress, small town, infidelity, single parent, romance, store, small town life, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.8
 6K
Endless Love (1981)
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, young lovers, coming of age, romance, mental illness, couple relations, destructive relationship, love affair, parents and children, teenage love, tragic love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
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, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: working class, love, education, cook, bakery, widow, romance, pregnancy, unemployment, school, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
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, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, romance, love affair, parent child relationship, summer, best friend, mother, new love, love triangle, haunted by the past, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.9
 39K
Labor Day (2013)
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: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: family relations, single parent, dangerous attraction, coming of age, parents and children, mysterious character, fall in love, unlikely relationship, fugitives, crimes, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 7K
White Palace (1990)
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: sexy, sentimental, sexual, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love, older woman younger man relationship, waitress, advertising executive, romance, yuppie, opposites attract, infidelity, self discovery, passion, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 37
Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, terminal illness, friendship, store, cafe, life is a bitch, romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, friends, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
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, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, coming of age, obsession, dysfunctional marriage, romance, gas station, rich and poor, siblings relations, sibling relationship, new love, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
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, sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: addiction, rehabilitation, alcoholic, alcohol abuse, family, romance, yuppie, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage, wife husband relationship, new love, therapy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Ruby in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Reeling from her mother's recent death, Ruby Lee Gissing relocates to Florida to start anew. After finding a job at a souvenir store, Ruby becomes friends with the shop's owner, Mildred Chambers, and slowly acclimates to her new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, self discovery, coming of age, journal, human nature, romance, urban, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, siblings relations, addiction, family gatherings, sister, family problems, family relations, family life, rehabilitation, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 817
Crooked Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The father of a family has a an affair. This affects every member of the family.
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, secret, infidelity, college, family life, family in crisis, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, human nature, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 2K
Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, semi serious, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, bohemian, protege, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, young lovers, parents and children, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, san francisco, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
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, single mother, waitress, desert, parents and children, teenage life, parent child relationship, unwanted pregnancy, teenage daughter, sibling relationship, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 19K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: widow, airport, romance, destiny, advertising, starting over, haunted by the past, chance, encounter, hopes, love and romance, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Married couple Jack and Terry Linden are experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. When Jack decides to step outside the marriage, he becomes involved with Edith, who happens to be the wife of his best friend and colleague, Hank Evans. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, college, friendship, unfaithful wife, writer's life, betrayal, loyalty, forbidden love, dishonesty, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, thanksgiving, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, dealing with death, starting over, romance, death in the family, hopes, love and romance, friends, couple relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 168K
Blue Valentine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dean and Cindy live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dysfunctional family, depression, lust, strong sexual content, dancing, classroom, bridge, truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 29K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, true love, couple relations, couples, love, love and romance, love triangle, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, destiny, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 21K
Angel Eyes (2001)
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, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destiny, romance, couple relations, love and romance, haunted by the past, crimes, fall in love, mysterious character, starting over, policewoman, guilt, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, gays and lesbians, hiv, lgbt, parents and children, friends, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 643
Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexual, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, forbidden love, restaurant, pregnancy, romance, family life, immigrants, unlikely couple, dysfunctional family, infidelity, interracial relations, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 3K
Loverboy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, mental illness, pregnancy, parents and children, sexual relations, couples, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Next Best Thing (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A comedy-drama about best friends - one a straight woman, Abbie, the other a gay man, Robert - who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, custody battle, pregnancy, gay, couple relations, aids, divorce, stereotypes, best friend, yoga, casual sex, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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