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: down syndrome, twins, haunted by the past, disability, parents and children, family problems, crumbling marriage, obsession, love and romance, child illness, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, hidden identity, hopes, unfulfillment, lie, husband wife relationship, nurse, family relations, childbirth, poverty, couples, mentally challenged, hiding place, couple relations ...
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, couples, dysfunctional family, family in crisis and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Memory Keeper's Daughter: Surrender, Dorothy (2006), A Long Way Home (2003), Open Window (2006), Hunger Point (2003), Jewel (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, best friends, couples, haunted by the past, parents and children, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, couples, family in crisis, vegetarian, rape, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.4
 620
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, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, family problems, life is a bitch, physical appearance, mental illness, parents and children, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, society, couples, social relations, couple relations, youth, babies and infants, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.2
 664
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: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 104 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, thought provoking, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, father son relationship, terminal illness, alcohol abuse, parents and children, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, writer's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 934
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: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, crumbling marriage, musician's life, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, losing-it hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, emotional, touching, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, lifestyle, family relations, couples, family life, dysfunctional family, misfit, love and romance, family problems, disability, siblings relations, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 308
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional ...
Plot: unfulfillment, gender, crumbling marriage, love and romance, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, dealing with death, performer's life, couples, family relations, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 984
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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, against the odds, terminal illness, child illness, disability, family relations, single parent, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 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 relations, survival, life is a bitch, couples, against the odds, family business, couple relations, crumbling marriage, hopes, family problems, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, serious, uplifting, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, family relations, family problems, breakup, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, hopes, unfulfillment, bittersweet, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Other Woman (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dealing with death, unfulfillment, death in the family, woman, hapless, overcoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 140
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: semi serious, realistic, emotional, touching, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, family problems, society, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, family gatherings, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unsupportive parent, college graduate, rap, siblings relations, family gatherings, punishment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, bittersweet, thanksgiving, family problems, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.3
 458
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: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, teenage life, introspection, family problems, family relations, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, touching
Plot: love and romance, unfulfillment, unlikely couple, single parent, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, mentally unstable, hopes, family problems, couples, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 314
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: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, interracial relations, athlete's life, romance, hopes, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, abusive husband, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, obsession, redemption ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, asthma, elderly, righting the wronged, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couples, dysfunctional family, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, estrangement, family problems, couple relations, impossible love, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, family problems, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, child illness, doctors and patients, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 153
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: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: rise to the top, lifestyle, human spirit, immigrants, hopes, single parent, youth, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, latin america, usa, puerto rico, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, couple relations, looking for love, single parent, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, christmas, introspection, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, redemption, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, reconciliation, stillborn child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 338
Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, family gatherings, estrangement, unfulfillment, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%