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Margaret's Museum (1995)
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Margaret's Museum (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single in her small Cape Breton island town. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what you do, you can't avoid the spectre of the pit forever.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, talky, earnest, melancholic, breathtaking ...
Plot: mining, dance lesson, bagpipes, coal mining, youth, family relations, rich and poor, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, against the odds, labor union, human spirit, hopes, museum, society, couples, opposites attract, down on your luck, power relations, small town, male nudity, female nudity, death of husband, male objectification ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: canada, mine, nova scotia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, redemption, culture clash, mentor, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Margaret's Museum: The Neon Bible (1995), The Doctor (1991), My Family (1995), Rambling Rose (1991), Ironweed (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: medical school, san francisco
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My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: coming of age, murder, marriage, death of wife, family, rebelliousness, misfit, couple relations, babies and infants, life is a bitch, family relations, immigrants ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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77%
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
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, couple relations, alcohol abuse, mental illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, rich and poor, best friends, human nature, buddies, twists & turns, halloween ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
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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
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Spring Forward (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the seasons change in a Connecticut town, two men of different age and backgrounds who work together outdoors for the local park system, share thoughts and feelings that gradually deepen into a relationship approaching father and son. Paul is ...
Style: talky, touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, parents and children, boss and employee, down on your luck, family relations, power relations, buddies, partners, love and romance, hopes, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, couples, human spirit, disorder, religions or cults, redemption, terminal illness, self discovery, youth, culture clash, working class, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head, and he wants to die. Whilst he is in hospital he makes friends with some ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, biting, serious ...
Plot: hospital, courtroom drama, car accident, disability, power relations, legal, paralysis, rebellion, human spirit, fighting the system, unfulfillment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, melancholic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Plenty (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: David Hare's account of a one-time French freedom fighter who gradually realizes that her post-war life is not meeting her expectations.
Style: gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: society, introspection, innocence lost, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, life is a bitch, wartime life, homecoming, family problems, haunted by the past, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: urban ghetto life, love and romance, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, down on your luck, society, lifestyle, alcohol abuse, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Chocolate (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Cameroon
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, Protee - a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
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Time: 1950s, 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, parents and children, romance, love and romance, hopes, siblings relations, family life, family problems ...
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Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
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Ten (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.
Style: talky, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, uplifting ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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46%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, leper, gangsters, human spirit, clergy, parents and children, hopes, family relations, friends, rich and poor, doctors and patients, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, middle east, san francisco
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45%
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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
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Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Left Luggage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While escaping from Nazis during the WWII, a Jewish man dug suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground two. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, which ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: jewish, nanny, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, youth, society, mentally challenged, family life, religions or cults, eviction ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once before she dies -- is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
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Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Raggedy Man (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nita, a divorced mother of two boys, is stuck working as a telephone operator in a small Texas town in World War II. Her friendship with a sailor on leave causes tongues to wag in town.
Style: serious, sincere, gloomy, realistic, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids
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Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, california, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, human nature, society, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
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Phantom Pain (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, emotional, psychological ...
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40%
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
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