Movies like The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's knowledge. Henry's fateful decision yields grave consequences for his family over the next 20 years.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: twins, haunted by the past, disability, parents and children, family problems, family in crisis, down syndrome, crumbling marriage, obsession, love and romance, child illness, hopes, dysfunctional family, hidden identity, unfulfillment, lie, nurse, husband wife relationship, family relations, childbirth, poverty, couple relations, mentally challenged, couples, hiding place ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: kentucky, pittsburgh

Most similar movies to The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family problems, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, couples and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Memory Keeper's Daughter: Surrender, Dorothy (2006), Open Window (2006), Hunger Point (2003), Jewel (2001), A Long Way Home (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: homecoming, best friends, dysfunctional family, tragic love, family problems, haunted by the past, starting over, orphan, single parent, couples, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, family problems, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.6
 575
Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: eating disorder, self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, physical appearance, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, mental illness, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, social relations, society, couple relations, couples, small town, pregnancy, babies and infants, family in crisis ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, teenager, psychiatrist, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, hopes, redemption, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations, writer's life, human nature, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 933
Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: high school, terminal illness, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, child illness, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, school, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 231
The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: gloomy, touching, contemplative, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dealing with death, love and romance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love affair, parents and children, family in crisis, performer's life, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 797
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, life is a bitch, tragic hero, family problems, couples, musician's life, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, multiple sclerosis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, family relations, disability, family problems, misfit, siblings relations, love and romance, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family life, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, couples, homecoming, road not taken, miraculous event, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, against the odds, family business, couples, survival, couple relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dodson's Journey (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: single parent, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, breakup, bittersweet, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: family life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, death in the family, dealing with death, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, woman, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: abusive husband, sister sister relationship, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family relations, family problems, couples, infidelity, obsession, redemption, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, unsupportive parent, parents and children, dysfunctional family, college graduate, rap, siblings relations, family gatherings, writer's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, unlikely couple, hopes, romance, dysfunctional family, couples, youth, teenage life, family problems, introspection, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: family in crisis, dishonesty, family problems, couples, custody, introspection, mentally unstable, unlikely couple, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, unlikely partners, child illness, doctors and patients, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 124
All You Need (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, society, human nature, couple relations, family gatherings, family problems, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
 539
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: death in the family, haunted by the past, interracial relations, estrangement, family relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, unfulfillment, couple relations, love affair, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, aging, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, love, elderly, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: family relations, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, infidelity, dysfunctional family, breakup, tennis, love affair, family in crisis, unfulfillment, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: grief, gulf war, christmas, introspection, redemption, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: family in crisis, family relations, family problems, disability, dysfunctional family, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, couple relations, homecoming, unsupportive spouse, abusive father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, parents and children, social misfits, boss and employee, youth, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
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Broken Wings (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hopes, family life, human nature, midlife crisis, couple relations, single parent, life is a bitch, fall in love, love and romance, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, dysfunctional family, impossible love, estrangement, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unsupportive spouse, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 141
Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: immigrants, rise to the top, lifestyle, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, teenage life, family life, family problems, youth, single parent, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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