Movies like Housekeeping

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Housekeeping (1987)
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Housekeeping (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s, two young sisters whose mother has abandoned them wind up living with their Aunt Sylvie, whose views of the world and its conventions don't quite live up to most people's expectations.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious, melancholic, bleak, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, teenage life, youth, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, family life, hopes, family problems, society, human nature, small town life, lifestyle, dealing with death, custody, single parent, siblings relations, eccentric family, flood, train, aunt, free spirit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Housekeeping

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and emotional films with plots about family relations, coming of age, youth, parents and children, small town, love and romance and friendship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres. Some movies like Housekeeping: My Uncle Antoine (1971), Paradise (1991), My Louisiana Sky (2001), Lost in Yonkers (1993), Men Don't Leave (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business. Mon Oncle Antoine is Director Claude Jutra's masterpiece: A ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, christmas, lifestyle, human nature, innocence lost, society, dealing with death, family relations, friends, village, teenage life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: canada, quebec
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95%
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, pregnancy, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, family relations, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, self discovery, coming of age, youth, disability, society, hopes, small town life, family problems, family life, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Lost in Yonkers (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, grandmother, aunt, brothers, parents and children, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, romance, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, starting over, widow, depression, family problems, couples, family life, death in the family, urban, skyscraper, self discovery, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, coming of age, lifestyle, human nature, youth, single parent, teenage life, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, new england, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, friends, love and romance, social relations, family relations, twentysomething life, parents and children, teenage life, romance, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Grass Harp (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, americana, small town, dysfunctional family, maid, family relations, nothing goes right, power relations, social relations, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Carny (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tired of being a small-town waitress, Donna departs with the latest carnival show, living with entertainers Frankie and Patch in a tense, emotional triangle.
Style: realistic, semi serious, gloomy, disturbing, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: carnival, small town, romance, love triangle, small town life, couples, teenage life, youth, society, cons and scams, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to ...
Style: sentimental, offbeat, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, small town, bondage, revenge, betrayal, social relations, infidelity, love triangle, youth, human nature, society, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, immigrants, friends, friendship, coming of age, youth, single parent, culture clash, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, wilderness, childhood, fishing, americana, self discovery, generation gap, boat, fish, gambling, bishop, small town ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hopes, family relations, performer's life, parents and children, love and romance, siblings relations, relationship vs career, artists and showbiz, coming of age, single parent, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: serious, touching, sexual, realistic
Plot: coming of age, social relations, high school life, human nature, dysfunctional family, high school, pregnancy, repression, single parent, youth, small town, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 952
Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, couples, teenage life, youth, single parent, parents and children, family relations, friends ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, teenage life, family life, self discovery, youth, parents and children, friends, hopes ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, obesity, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, talky, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, coming of age, high school, youth, best friends, family relations, social relations, friends, partners, small town life, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, california, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 457
Spin (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Spin" tells the story of a boy who loses his parents in a plane crash, is taken in by his uncle (Tucci), who then leaves him for ten years in the care of his Hispanic ranch hand (Blades) and his wife (Delany). Once in high school, Eddie ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, hopes, eccentric family, teenage life, family problems, society, introspection, haunted by the past, orphan, adolescence vs adulthood, dealing with death, youth ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 280
Just a Dream (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Plot: desert, small town, obsession, coming of age, youth, filmmaking, friendship, society, friends, family life, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Tully (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tully Jr. and Earl live on their father's Nebraska ranch, proud and independent to a fault. While the shy, reclusive Earl spends his free time watching movies, the cockier Tully works his way through a succession of short-term affairs and an ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, stripper, friendship, coming of age, dysfunctional family, youth, human nature, lifestyle, society, introspection, young lovers, small town life ...
Place: nebraska, europe, england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, love and romance, hopes, family relations, destiny, environmentalism, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Circle of Friends (1995)
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: sincere, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: abortion, coming of age, pregnancy, orphan, college, small town, college life, small town life, friendship, betrayal, romance, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, single parent, small town, small town life, pregnancy, high school, parents and children, destructive relationship, teenage life, couples, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Home of Our Own (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: single parent, american dream, small town, child abuse, child's point of view, widow, family problems, human nature, small town life, death in the family, society, on the road ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 716
The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, sentimental, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, small town, evangelist, singer, family problems, teenage life, haunted by the past, society, introspection, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: realistic, touching, talky, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drifter, small town, suicide attempt, single mother, workplace, childhood, family relations, hopes, single parent, introspection, free spirited, overbearing parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: emotional, captivating, feel good, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, friendship, small town, lesbian, small town life, couple relations, midlife crisis, generation gap, domestic violence, tomboy, cafe, bee ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexual, sexy, emotional, touching, erotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, hospital, small town, self discovery, love, great depression, love and romance, prostitute, nanny, introspection, liberal, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, offbeat, touching, sincere ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, human nature, misfit, family problems, family life, small town life, coming of age, small town, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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