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: touching, emotional, sincere, thought provoking, gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, false accusation, custody, sculptor, piano, custody battle, courtroom drama, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, feminism, legal, family problems, society, couples, nanny, gender, single parent, dedicated lawyer, family in crisis, unfulfillment, divorce, friendship, children ...
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, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, couples, death, mentor, relationships, love and romance and storytelling mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like The Good Mother: Hollow Reed (1996), Stanley & Iris (1990), Stella (1990), The Only Thrill (1997), Third Person (2013). 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, custody, gays and lesbians, legal, gender, courtroom drama, against the odds, society, couples, fighting the system, family problems, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: working class, love, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, love and romance, teachers and students, school, life is a bitch, friendship, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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: sexual, touching, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: working class, bar, single parent, pregnancy, going straight, family life, couples, eccentric family, death in the family, family problems, human spirit, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, seamstress, widow, love and romance, unfulfillment, fall in love, family problems, small town life, couples, youth ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 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, romance, lifestyle, estrangement, friendship, love and romance, custody, couples, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, italy, usa, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: psychological, gloomy, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: hitchhiker, pregnancy, youth, domestic violence, self discovery, starting over, couples, love affair, destructive relationship, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, india, norway, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, leukemia, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, love triangle, romance, power of love, regret, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, love affair, mother, best friend, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: adoption, courtroom drama, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, custody, human nature, legal, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: touching, sentimental, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, secret, human spirit, family life, family problems, couples, family in crisis, siblings relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, terminal illness, friendship, society, store, dealing with death, life is a bitch, babies and infants, unfulfillment, hopes, romance, cafe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, custody battle, couple relations, gay, aids, divorce, breakup, stereotypes, best friend, yoga, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, santa monica california, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, touching, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, obsession, coming of age, young lovers, mental illness, romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love and romance, parents and children, destructive relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, african american, addiction, self destructing, family relations, wedding preparations and rituals, family problems, family life, couples, estrangement, family secret, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, touching ...
Plot: photographer, dysfunctional family, protege, bohemian, older man younger woman relationship, romance, coming of age, hopes, fall in love, celebrity culture, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, realistic, touching, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, babies and infants, love and romance, couple relations, youth, single parent, sexual relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, obsession, coming of age, gas station, dysfunctional marriage, romance, society, social differences, mechanic, snobbism, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, love triangle, couples, family relations, celebrity culture, parents and children, artists and showbiz, romance, haunted by the past, society, betrayal ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, touching, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, college, betrayal, unfaithful wife, love affair, couples, suburban life, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: emotional, realistic, stylized, talky, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: marriage, nurse, lust, crumbling marriage, couple relations, depression, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, marital problem, truck, dancing, bridge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, waitress, coming of age, desert, single mother, youth, single parent, sexual abuse, family relations, social relations, society, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, usa, argentina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, sentimental, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, self discovery, shoplifting, spring break, journal, starting over, jury, love and romance, down on your luck, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, tennessee, usa, new jersey, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 341
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 problems, family life, couples, kidnapping, custody, parents and children, romance, unfulfillment, family in crisis, love and romance, dealing with death, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 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, sexual, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, love, yuppie, advertising executive, waitress, romance, infidelity, death in the family, looking for love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single parent, dangerous attraction, family relations, unlikely relationship, fall in love, parents and children, coming of age, mysterious character, holiday, weekend, wanted, longing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, friendship, gay, death, lgbt, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family relations, friends, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, dealing with death, romance, friends, family relations, haunted by the past, couples, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, couple relations, family relations, terminal illness, society, misfit, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, new orleans, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, breakup, family relations, postmodernism, love affair, couple relations, hopes, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, sentimental, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: widow, romance, destiny, starting over, love and romance, haunted by the past, hopes, encounter, husband wife relationship, airport, advertising, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%