Movies like My Life

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My Life (1993)
 6.8
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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, self discovery, couple relations, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, child birth, unfulfillment, cancer, husband wife relationship, baby, honest, family drama, family relations, couples, videotaping, father son relationship, childhood, parenthood, afterlife, dysfunctional family, school ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, touching and serious films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, storytelling, dialogue, hospital, parents and children and destiny mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like My Life: Marvin's Room (1996), Still Alice (2014), One True Thing (1998), My Sister's Keeper (2009), The Doctor (1991). 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, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, secret love, responsibility, farewell, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 24K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, transplant, reunion, estrangement, leukemia, family relations, single parent, family problems, siblings relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 118K
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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, columbia university, relationships, parenthood, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, family bonds, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 11K
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, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, terminal illness, cancer, small town, parents and children, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, homecoming, family relations, family problems, journal, death of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, family drama, mother daughter relationship, moral dilemma, childhood, lawyer, sisters, parenthood, life is a bitch, cancer, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.0
 5K
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, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, terminal illness, introspection, human nature, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: medical school, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: gothic, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, cancer, divorce, architect, reconciliation, marijuana, dying, midlife crisis, house, haunted by the past, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 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, pain, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, family life, estrangement, couple relations, hopes, siblings relations, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: middle east, new jersey, utah, beirut lebanon, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 4K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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: new jersey, california, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: psychological, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, police detective, crimes, mother son reunion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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: love and romance, hopes, society, love affair, family relations, soldier, romance, life is a bitch, destiny, brutality, marriage of convenience, unhappy marriage ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection, going straight, downfall, rehabilitation, self discovery, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 9K
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
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, aids, loss of son, coming of age, youth, young heroes, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, cure ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, marriage, family problems, estrangement, housewife, crumbling marriage, loss of son, support group, memory, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, rich and poor, life is a bitch, parents and children, human nature, best friends, twists & turns, friends ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 380
I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: talky, realistic, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: cancer, aids, family problems, showbiz, terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, family relations, dysfunctional family, family life, artists and showbiz, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 520
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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, aids, estrangement, hospital, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, small town, family relations, gay couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 57K
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
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, remarry, human nature, ego clash, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.0
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, couple relations, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, leukemia, tragic love, father son relationship, nurse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.7
 39K
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aids, irish, actor, loss of son, videotaping, audition, artist, halloween costume, home renovation, immigration, immigrants, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, talky, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, lifestyle, human nature, actor's life, family relations, family life, one day, drug abuse, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 26K
Nell (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: isolation, feral child, self discovery, power relations, wilderness, doctors and patients, family, psychologist, innocence lost, mother daughter relationship, autism, forest ...
Time: 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, friendship, gay, death, lgbt, love and romance, gays and lesbians, family relations, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: sentimental, gloomy, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: aids, bereavement, gay brother, parents and children, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, gays and lesbians, hopes, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, gender ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 12K
Radio Flyer (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: brother brother relationship, abuse, physical abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, alcohol abuse, radio, domestic violence, couple relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: california, oklahoma, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, against the odds, hopes, human spirit, unlikely partners, parents and children, family in crisis, doctors and patients, family problems, child illness, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: starting over, lottery, widow, depression, death in the family, family life, family problems, couples, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, skyscraper ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, youth, family relations, custody, redemption, legal, rivalry, orphan, pregnancy, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: emotional, serious, touching, offbeat, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, infidelity, single parent, suburbs, suburban life, unsupportive spouse, babies and infants, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.0
 272K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, coincidence, terminal illness, infidelity, redemption, depression, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, social problems, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 1960s, 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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