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, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: twins, disability, haunted by the past, obsession, down syndrome, child illness, parents and children, love and romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, family relations, couple relations, hopes, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, couples, hidden identity, unfulfillment, mental institution, musician, photographer, physician, secret, beach ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: kentucky

Most similar movies to The Memory Keeper's Daughter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family problems, family relations, parents and children, couples, family in crisis, unfulfillment and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Memory Keeper's Daughter: Duet for One (1986), Open Window (2006), The Weekend (1999), Country (1984), The House of Bernarda Alba (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, life is a bitch, tragic hero, family problems, musician's life, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, family in crisis, couples, multiple sclerosis, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 923
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: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, family in crisis, unfulfillment, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, introspection, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.4
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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, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, estrangement, couples, love affair, family problems, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 2K
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, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family business, survival, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, against the odds, family in crisis, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, down on your luck, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The House of Bernarda Alba (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of her husband Bernarda Alba puts her daughters under a rigurous mourning which does not even allow them to leave the house.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: couples, death in the family, family relations, obsession, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, dealing with death, family in crisis, family problems, domineering mother, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 3.5
 495
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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional
Plot: haunted by the past, estrangement, siblings relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, death in the family, family life, love affair, family problems, couples, hopes, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, unfulfillment, woman, overcoming, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, introspection, mentally unstable, custody, dysfunctional family, family relations, power relations, couples, single parent, infidelity, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unsupportive parent, college graduate, family reunited, siblings relations, family gatherings, writer's life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: emotional, serious, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: teaching, school, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, human spirit, family problems, power relations, family relations, mental institution, thanksgiving, youth, boss and employee ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, friends, beach, politics, tragic love, showbiz, disagreement, starting over, haunted by the past, terminal illness, orphan, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
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: emotional, serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, couple relations, life is a bitch, golden years, family gatherings, family relations, couples, family problems, family in crisis, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 541
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, touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: eating disorder, mental institution, dysfunctional family, hospital, family relations, thirtysomething life, battles, couple relations, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, family relations, couples, love affair, couple relations, family in crisis, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, gays and lesbians, workplace situations, life is a bitch, hopes, unfulfillment, ego clash, gender, coming out, breakup, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
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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: serious, sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: high school, child illness, human spirit, couples, mentally challenged, family problems, against the odds, misfit, single parent, relationship vs career, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, deafness, hopes, mute or deaf, family, family in crisis, parents and children, misdiagnosed, disability, human spirit, spouse leaving, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, suburban life, parents and children, domestic disturbance, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: uplifting, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, couples, human nature, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, crumbling marriage, breakup, family problems, family relations, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 263
Love Come Down (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, and his brother, Matthew, is a boxer consumed with the ...
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, romance, couples, family problems, hopes, love and romance, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: touching, gloomy, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: misfit, custody, society, family life, family problems, introspection, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, disability, single parent, opposites attract, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, touching, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, rape, family problems, haunted by the past, obsession, family relations, redemption, battle of the sexes, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 735
Losing Chase (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An intimate and turbulent relationship develops between Chase, a woman recovering from a nervous breakdown and Elizabeth, the caretaker employed to look after her.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, hopes, master and servant, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Normal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, family life, family problems, family relations, haunted by the past, rehabilitation, death in the family, couples, suburbs, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 189
Sofie (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 146 min.
Story: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents
Style: talky, sincere, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, couple relations, fall in love, dysfunctional family, infidelity, couples, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: mentally challenged, bus, college, disability, family relations, writer's life, love and romance, siblings relations, misfit, society, lifestyle, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 122
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, talky, emotional, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, sex, drunkenness, intervention, alcoholic, society, unfulfillment, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: gloomy, touching, talky, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estrangement, rich and poor, human nature, society, youth, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 249
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: disability, youth, couples, small town life, family problems, family life, family relations, religions or cults, social relations, society, babies and infants, family in crisis ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1960s, 1940s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: alcoholic, poverty, farm, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, cons and scams, rich and poor, family in crisis, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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