Movies like Papa's Angels

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Papa's Angels
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Arkansas furniture maker Grins Jenkins is a cheerful man and loving father to his five kids, as well as the life of every party in their small town. When his wife Sharon, who used to be the 'bad cop', slowly dies of TBC, so does Grins' sense of fun. The kids refuse to keep mourning forever, but dad practically retires from the world and turns his back, opposing them enjoying life again. Then Christmastide arrives, and son Alvin refuses to let his kid brother's dream be spoiled.
Plot: deaf, deafness, sign language, children, ritual, medical examination, gift, brother brother relationship, christmas, father son relationship, party
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A Silent Agreement
Drama, Romance
Australia
134 min.
 8.6
Dear Frankie
Drama, Romance
UK
105 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Papa's Angels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sentimental films with plots about father son relationship, couples, party, love and romance, family relations, kiss and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Papa's Angels: Blue Rodeo (1996), Life on Liberty Street (2004), A Silent Agreement (2017), Love, Again (2015), The Christmas Heart (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blue Rodeo
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Maggie Yearwood moves to a new town to be near her son, Peter, who has gone deaf as the result of an accident and is now attending a special school. She moves into a small house next door to Owen Whister and soon falls in love with the cowboy, who ...
Plot: father figure, sign language, deaf, thanksgiving, diving, dog, friendship, horse, boy, undressing, underwear, false identity ...
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Life on Liberty Street
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A nurse, trying to salvage her life after her husband and job are gone, winds up working in a halfway house full of mildly brain-damaged patients and receives help from those she helps.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: rehabilitation, starting over, hopes, mentally challenged, human spirit, doctors and patients, parents and children, disability, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   83%
    User:   70%
 
A Silent Agreement
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Reuben, a sensitive writer, grapples with a speech impediment as his boyfriend, Derek, a profoundly deaf Human Rights activist, provides strategies to restore his confidence and communication skills. When Reuben approaches an over-the-hill film ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: helplessness, femininity, troubled past, apathy, cerebral palsy, conflict, middle aged, mobile phone, opening a door, lying on bed, sexual fantasy, document ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
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System:   81%
    User:   66%
 
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Cheerful Weather for the Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: England, 1932. Today is Dolly Thatcham's wedding day, and her family is arriving at the manor house with all the cheerfulness, chaos and grievances that accompany such gatherings. Trouble soon appears in the shape of Joseph, Dolly's lover ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, stylized
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, estate, countryside, introspection, parents and children, lovers reunited, english country dance, under the surface, family problems, family relations, mother daughter relationship, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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System:   74%
    User:   78%
 
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Love, Again
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple on the brink of divorce decides to keep their marital woes a secret as they help their daughter plan her wedding. As the two work together on the happy occasion, they soon discover that their own marriage might just be worth saving.
Plot: father son relationship, party, gift, kissing, ritual, bed, in laws, chores, scolding
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System:   74%
    User:   61%
 
The Christmas Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tight-knit neighbors on Arthur Avenue have proudly lit Christmas luminaries for 40 years, but that long-standing tradition is cancelled this year when Matt Norman (Ty Wood), a teenage boy in the neighborhood, is hospitalized in desperate need of ...
Plot: faith, community, christmas lights, christian, scolding, medical examination, boy, father son relationship, party, brother brother relationship, christmas
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System:   72%
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Hounds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Despite having lived in the East German countryside for several months, teenager Lars and his dad, Henrik, are still treated as unwelcome guests. Henrik is building a “marriage barn,” a proposed bed-and-breakfast for newlywed Berliners.
Plot: christmas party, break-up, underdog, father son relationship, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, christmas, family life, deafness, deaf, winter, first love
Place: east germany
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System:   69%
    User:   63%
 
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The Family Stone
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: christmas, holiday, romance, dysfunctional family, adoption, cancer, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, terminal illness, family bonds, relationships, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   57%
 
Julie Walking Home
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: dealing with death, human nature, romance, introspection, infidelity, redemption, child illness, parents and children, pregnancy, true love, terminal illness, betrayal ...
Place: europe, holland, poland, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   71%
 
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: hospital, introspection, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, hopes, christmas eve, couples, family life, misfit, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
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Johan
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johan Dros is born as eleventh consecutive son of soccer-obsessed pa Rinus, who raises his boys mainly as the small island Texel's team. Johan's rare reprieves from training for a sport he doesn't care for cease when ma dies. After ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: musician's life, coming out, high school, romance, high school life, sport team, family life, youth, family relations, social misfits, human nature, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   63%
 
It Runs in the Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, golden years, death, college, judaism, family, marriage, parents and children, family bonds, family drama, lawyer, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
Eban and Charley
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beach, elderly lovers, romance, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, sexual relations, adoption, coming out, gay relationship, gender, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, florida, denmark ...
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System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
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Voices
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Oscar-nominee Amy Irving ("Crossing Delancy," "Carrie") stars as a deaf woman who falls in love with an aspiring rock singer, even though she is unable to hear him sing.
Plot: deaf, rock star, grandfather grandson relationship, courage, strip club, singing, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, singer, song, father son relationship, dancing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   60%
 
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Dear Frankie
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: disability, single parent, hospital, runaway, friendship, death, letter, family drama, childhood, storytelling, human nature, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
William & Kate
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: William & Kate is the first of two unrelated American television films about the relationship between Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton (now The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), directed by Mark Rosman and written by ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: royal family, couple relations, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, state affairs, couples, society, british, love, young couple, united kingdom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A wedding planner looks to persuade her mother not to marry a man she's only known for a brief period of time, until an unexpected development forces her to re-examine her feelings.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, parents and children, romance, family relations, love and romance, couples, event planner, party, gift, christmas, wedding, in law ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
The Christmas Gift
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Starring Michelle Trachtenberg and Rick Fox, “The Christmas Gift” is about ten-year-old Megan, who upon receiving a Secret Santa gift, is touched by its contents which end up having a huge impact on her life. Now a driven young journalist, Megan ...
Plot: theft, dinner, father figure, kissing, boy, father son relationship, party, gift, public humiliation
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   47%
 
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Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: sexual, serious, gloomy, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: drug abuse, sexuality, drugs, murder, loneliness, teacher, guilt, self discovery, violent, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
Gift of the Magi
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newlywed couple burdened with economic hardship decides not to exchange Christmas presents to save money over the holidays. Secretly, they make sacrifices to buy the other a special gift.
Style: humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: road not taken, wish come true, optimism, ghost, family gatherings, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, gift, boy, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
After the Deluge
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 194 min.
Story: Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as well as find a meaningful relationship with someone his ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, mental illness, family life, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   48%
 
Sundays at Tiffany's
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Alyssa Milano, who also serves as producer, stars as Jane Claremont, who, as a young girl, would accompany her mother Vivian (Stockard Channing) to Tiffany’s in New York every Sunday and bring along her imaginary friend, Michael. Now, 20 years ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, love and romance, love triangle, imaginary, couples, family relations, friends, imaginary character, grownups, angel, loyalty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
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AKA
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, psychological
Plot: gays and lesbians, couple relations, social differences, dishonesty, society, couples, hidden identity, working class, prostitute, frame up, gender, love and romance ...
Time: year 1978
Place: england, europe, france, london, texas ...
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
Back to You and Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Syd has a good practice in the big city but a bad day when her terminal patient finally passes away. Her surgeon boyfriend, who has been sarcastically nick named "Mr. Personality" and "Settle For" by Syd's best friend ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: country, homecoming, small town, romance, starting over, couple relations, parents and children, reunion, small town life, estrangement, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
Undercover Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jake Cunningham is an uptight,workaholic FBI agent from a wealthy family. Jake is assigned to protect Brandi O'Neill, cocktail waitress, after she turns in her billionaire boyfriend for tax fraud.Jake is called home unexpectedly during the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely couple, romance, parents and children, love and romance, couples, social differences, fall in love, dishonesty, family relations, disorder, undercover, cop witness relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
Bridge to Silence
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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: mute or deaf, single parent, romance, opposites attract, introspection, parents and children, sexual abuse, custody, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
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Broken English
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, romance, dysfunctional family, violence, family life, sex, wine, chase, hospital, immigrants, pornography, tragedy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
The Star Maker
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The adventures and deceptions of a photographer who travels through the small villages of Sicily pretending that he is working for the big film studios in Rome.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: self discovery, on the road, cons and scams, dishonesty, village, romance, hopes, hidden identity, countryside, introspection, small town, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: europe, sicily, italy, palermo italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 

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The River
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: factory, crumbling marriage, hospital, dealing with death, small town, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
The Dive from Clausen's Pier
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: starting over, self discovery, small town, romance, hopes, misfit, friendship, battle of the sexes, looking for love, small town life, disability, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
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