Movies like Men Don't Leave

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Men Don't Leave (1990)
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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 do but sell what material possessions she has, such as the family pick-up truck and the house, and move into an apartment in the city, namely Baltimore. Beth just wants to survive by finding a job she doesn't dislike, and keep her family together while trying to maintain her sanity and sense of self-worth
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, sincere, feel good, realistic, semi serious, remake of french film, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: starting over, lottery, widow, depression, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, self discovery, family life, skyscraper, hopes, family problems, human nature, urban, couples, death in the family, dealing with death, single parent, city life, coming of age, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, family in crisis, single mother ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sentimental and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, couples, love and romance, human nature and storytelling mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Men Don't Leave: Paradise (1991), A Home of Our Own (1993), Clara's Heart (1988), Immediate Family (1989), Country (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
79%
Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: grief, racism, dysfunctional family, couple relations, friends, parents and children, family relations, family in crisis, friendship, haunted by the past, master and servant, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: jamaica, baltimore, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Immediate Family (1989)
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 ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, couple relations, babies and infants, love and romance, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, hopes, social differences, society, youth ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: loan, down on your luck, family in crisis, family relations, against the odds, society, human nature, fighting the system, couples, family problems, survival, countryside ...
Time: 80s
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
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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, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, coming of age, orphan, friendship, youth, self discovery, single parent, small town life, family life, teenage life, eccentric family, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
61%
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, chase, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, infidelity, estrangement, human nature, society, introspection, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, touching, realistic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, starting over, introspection, society, human nature, innocence lost, obsessive quest, family problems, couples, family life, self discovery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: widow, grief, death of husband, romance, friendship, starting over, lifestyle, self discovery, family problems, couples, college, support group ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 199
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 ⇓
52%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, psychological, gloomy, talky, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, lawsuit, betrayal, vengeance, family, tragedy, life is a bitch, love and romance, infidelity, legal, terminal illness, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
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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, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coma, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, mouse, estrangement, haunted by the past, human nature, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Cool, Dry Place (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife abandoned him in Chicago. Just as he starts to develop a new ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: love triangle, small town, single father, friendship, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, starting over, couples, small town life, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: kansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Texasville (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Summer, 1984: 30 years after Duane captained the high school football team and Jacy was homecoming queen, this Texas town near Wichita Falls prepares for its centennial. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, pregnancy, lovers reunited, reunion, americana, human nature, introspection, family problems, best friends, twins, single parent, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
45%
Jack the Bear (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: tv show, single parent, kidnapping, photo album, widower, redemption, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, family life, racism, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
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My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, family life, couple relations, unfulfillment, child birth, parents and children, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.8
 42
Lotto Land (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This film tells two interwoven stories of two single-parent families in a poor, racially-mixed neighborhood in Brooklyn. The first story is about a young black man (with aspirations of getting away from his friends who are involved in drugs) who ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, comic ...
Plot: lottery, college, urban ghetto, sport team, drug dealing, youth, coming of age, couples, family life, teenage life, high school, society ...
Time: future
Place: new york, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, unfulfillment, death in the family, dishonesty, family life, dealing with death, woman, overcoming, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 8K
Noel (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: christmas eve, parents and children, love and romance, christmas, hopes, couple relations, jealousy, hospital, family relations, down on your luck, golden years, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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That's Life! (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy architect struggles with a severe case of male menopause at the approach of his 60th birthday.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, priest, fortune teller, birthday, clergy, terminal illness, self discovery, unfulfillment, family gatherings, love and romance, family relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: malibu california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, serious, sincere, psychological, touching ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, cafe, anniversary, investigation, couples, family problems, family life, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: gloomy, sexual, psychological, talky, tense ...
Plot: estate, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, family relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, estrangement, introspection, human nature, family gatherings ...
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 1K
Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: slave, slavery, friendship, social differences, family relations, parents and children, injustice, working class, americana, dysfunctional family, racism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it ...
Style: talky, touching, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, sibling relationship, sisters, family life, unfulfillment, love and romance, family gatherings, couple relations, parents and children, golden years, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: farm, alcoholic, poverty, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, cons and scams, family relations, family in crisis, rich and poor, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, clever, sincere ...
Plot: social worker, society, college, family problems, family life, couples, destiny, unemployment, starting over, human nature, hopes, student life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: single parent, parents and children, family relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, human nature, couples, family problems, breakup, unfulfillment, hopes, understanding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%