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My Life (1993)
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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 to see his first child's birth. To cleanse himself of demons in his remaining days, Bob makes a video diary, hoping to pass along some wisdom to his future child. Along the way, he discovers a lot about himself.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, melancholic, clever, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, couple relations, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, child birth, unfulfillment, cancer, husband wife relationship, family relations, baby, pregnant woman, honest, family drama, bittersweet, couples, videotaping, profanity, father son relationship, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, terminal illness, life is a bitch, storytelling, bittersweet and couples mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like My Life: One True Thing (1998), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005), Marvin's Room (1996), Life as a House (2001), Still Alice (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, health situation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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100%
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One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, family relations, small town, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, love and romance, hopes, society, world war two, family relations, romance, soldier, love affair, life is a bitch, brutality, destiny ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 25K
Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, reunion, estrangement, transplant, leukemia, single parent, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, dying, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, hopes, parents and children, suffering, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
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68%
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Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, parenthood, unfulfillment, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, sick child, cancer, family drama, moral dilemma, parenthood, childhood, child illness, lawyer, sisters, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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
Plot: hospital, medical school, surgery, doctor, coldhearted, doctors and patients, redemption, power relations, family relations, human spirit, couples, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, couples, family life, family relations, sibling relationship, siblings relations, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 1K
Safe Passage (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pain, life is a bitch, parents and children, family life, family problems, hopes, couple relations, siblings relations, estrangement, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: middle east, new jersey, beirut lebanon, utah, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 46K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sincere, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, marriage, family problems, housewife, estrangement, loss of son, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, family relations, family life, parents and children, crimes, police detective, family problems, mother son reunion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 40K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: aids, artist, loss of son, redemption, starting over, dying, childhood, overcoming, society, acceptance, family problems, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, aids, loss of son, coming of age, bittersweet, hopes, friends, family relations, cure, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new orleans, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, social relations, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, adoption, single parent, homecoming, couples, small town, unfulfillment, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, offbeat
Plot: infidelity, single parent, dysfunctional family, couples, life is a bitch, midlife crisis, love and romance, gender, estrangement, elderly, terminal illness, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, san diego california, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, human nature, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.3
 23K
You're Not You (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, death, dying, husband wife relationship, life support, female bonding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
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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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: couples, terminal illness, life is a bitch, redemption, working class, self discovery, youth, disorder, coming of age, human nature, culture clash, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: drug abuse, drug rehabilitation, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, alcohol abuse, introspection, going straight, downfall, rehabilitation, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 562
Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, family relations, gay, parents and children, family problems, friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: touching, sentimental, gloomy, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, aids, gay brother, bereavement, homecoming, tragic hero, self discovery, family problems, family life, death in the family, resentment, gender ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.8
 59K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, step parent, divorce, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, remarry, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 8K
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, buddies, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 974
The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, family relations, lgbt, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, couples, family problems, gender, human nature, life is a bitch, bittersweet, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, family life, lifestyle, human nature, actor's life, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: loneliness, doctor, family relations, family reunited, widower, parents and children, holiday, siblings relations, family problems, retired, loss of spouse, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
54%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, couple relations, family gatherings, couples, euthanasia, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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