Movies like The Good Mother

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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: courtroom drama, custody, false accusation, pregnancy, 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: maine, connecticut, boston

Most similar movies to The Good Mother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about couples, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, family problems and death mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Good Mother: The Only Thrill (1997), Hollow Reed (1996), Stella (1990), Third Person (2013), Personal Velocity (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, seamstress, widow, small town, infidelity, single parent, romance, small town life, store, love and romance, couples, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 979
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: gays and lesbians, courtroom, custody, fighting the system, single parent, legal action, parents and children, courtroom drama, gender, life is a bitch, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, sexual, realistic, 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 ⇓
75%
 6.4
 24K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfaithful husband, love, incest, hotel room, maid, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, couples, custody, false accusation, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, france, usa, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, norway, new york state, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, cook, education, widow, love, bakery, romance, pregnancy, unemployment, school, single parent, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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, realistic, sentimental, 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 ⇓
68%
Bridge to Silence (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman with a hearing problem tries to get het life back together after a car accident that killed her husband.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: mute or deaf, single parent, romance, opposites attract, introspection, parents and children, sexual abuse, custody, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 782
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, promiscuity, single parent, social misfits, young lovers, countryside, small town, starting over, innocence lost, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 799
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, talky, clever, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, secret, infidelity, family life, college, family in crisis, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, human nature, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, realistic, sentimental, 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 ⇓
55%
 6.3
 596
Table for Five (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.P. Tannen (Jon Voight) wants a second chance to be a father to his children ... but someone else has taken his place. Determined not to just be a friendly 'uncle' in their lives, he gets permission from his ex-wife Kathleen (Millie ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cruise, cruise ship, ocean or sea, single parent, parents and children, family vacation, romance, family life, family problems, family relations, human nature, custody ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea, cairo egypt, europe, italy, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 331
Fine Things (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: family life, single parent, romance, dealing with death, parents and children, custody, family in crisis, terminal illness, couples, family problems, family relations, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, couples, family relations, love triangle, pregnancy, romance, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
47%
 7.4
 164K
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, crumbling marriage, couple relations, nurse, lust, strong sexual content, depression, dysfunctional family, dancing, truck, classroom, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, gloomy, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.0
 13K
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 ⇓
44%
 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, gloomy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police officer, destiny, romance, friendship, couple relations, haunted by the past, crimes, love and romance, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Children's Hour (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A troublemaking student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, school, gender, teacher, courtroom drama, false accusation, boarding school, rumor, parents and children, lesbian relationship, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 12K
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, love affair, friendship, love triangle, romance, fall in love, best friend, mother, summer, parent child relationship, new love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: starting over, infidelity, love triangle, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, working class, suburbs, golden years, crumbling marriage, romance, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 1K
Go Now (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his body slowly succumbs to multiple sclerosis, he experiences a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, supportive spouse, romance, couple relations, family in crisis, terminal illness, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, fall in love, disability, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: thought provoking, talky, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, genetics, abortion, acceptance, baby, gay, pregnancy, family life, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, single parent, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Map of the World (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: School nurse Alice Goodwin lives with her husband and two daughters on a dairy farm in a small Wisconsin community. After an accident on her property involving a friend's child, the town turns against her and Alice finds herself fighting ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: small town, friendship, sexual abuse, false accusation, testimony, drowning, parents and children, dishonesty, hopes, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa, minnesota, milwaukee wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 613
Julie Johnson (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: semi serious, sincere, realistic, talky, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, gays and lesbians, follow your dream, family drama, feminism, school, college, couple relations, forbidden love, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suburbs, infidelity, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, sincere, 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 ⇓
35%
After the Deluge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, mental illness, family life, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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