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A Perfect Son (2000)
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A Perfect Son (2000)
Original name: The Perfect Son
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, sincere, gloomy, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, drug abuse, haunted by the past, death in the family, unfulfillment, family in crisis, brother brother relationship, estrangement, gay, death of father, coming out, family relations, addiction, hopes, family problems, gender, dealing with death, redemption, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, scapegoat, lawyer, female nudity, aids ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to A Perfect Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, terminal illness and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Perfect Son: Walking on Water (2002), Lullaby (2014), The Dark Side of Love (2012), The Weekend (1999), In the Gloaming (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, hopes, death in the family, family in crisis, dealing with death, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, young lovers, human nature, tragic love, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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95%
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Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: mercy killing, terminal illness, estrangement, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, cancer, death in the family, estranged family member, unfulfillment, dealing with death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, touching, realistic ...
Plot: estrangement, gender, drug abuse, family problems, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy, serious
Plot: love and romance, dealing with death, gays and lesbians, parents and children, estrangement, breakup, family in crisis, love affair, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, gay brother, bereavement, family relations, resentment, family problems, family life, parents and children, life is a bitch, homecoming, self discovery, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, mother son relationship, parents and children, friendship, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: unfulfillment, dealing with death, parents and children, life is a bitch, coping, family relations, redemption, terminal illness, estrangement, hopes, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy, serious
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, hopes, family problems, ego clash, couples, gender, terminal illness, pregnancy, coming out, breakup, human spirit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: self discovery, family in crisis, interracial relations, hopes, life is a bitch, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, haunted by the past, addiction, rehabilitation, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 965
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: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: investigation, terminal illness, couples, family problems, unfulfillment, couple relations, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, family relations, gender, human nature, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, emotional, realistic
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, best friends, tragic love, homecoming, single parent, starting over, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 917
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: sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: high school, terminal illness, against the odds, family problems, child illness, human spirit, disability, life is a bitch, relationship vs career, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 133
Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: gay parent, homosexuality, cross, hate, christianity, forgiveness, haunted by the past, hopes, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 2K
Our Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: working class, life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, society, wife husband relationship, desperation, brother brother relationship, social differences, twentysomething life, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, hopes, child illness, family in crisis, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, youth, single parent, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 388
Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, transplant, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, death in the family, dealing with death, parents and children, unfulfillment, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
Style: serious, touching, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness, unfulfillment, family problems, reunion, family relations, human nature, redemption, family feud
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Rumor of Angels (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, estrangement, elderly, family problems, family relations, death in the family, grief, stepmother, dealing with death, family in crisis, golden years, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: hospital, hopes, human spirit, unfulfillment, death in the family, family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, single parent, terminal illness, small town, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 170
Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, sincere, realistic
Plot: transsexual, gay, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, gender, family relations, terminal illness, family in crisis, singer, private detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, redemption, dealing with death, hopes, human spirit, life is a bitch, state affairs, money raising, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, parents and children, redemption, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Brother's Kiss (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to sodomize Mick on the street, is living with his wife Debbie ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, society, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, down on your luck, going straight, family problems, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
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 313
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: sentimental, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: elderly lovers, death in the family, family gatherings, parents and children, love and romance, family in crisis, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples, family life, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 2K
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, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, hopes, couple relations, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, family problems, innocence lost, haunted by the past, single parent, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 776
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, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, terminal illness, tragic hero, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, musician's life, life turned upside down, couples, multiple sclerosis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming out, aids, gay, lawyer, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, terminal illness, hopes, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 2K
Ocean Heaven (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, aquarium, life is a bitch, family relations, single parent, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, father son relationship, love, autism, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 644
Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: dealing with death, hopes, death in the family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, estrangement, overdose, introspection, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, youth, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: family in crisis, life is a bitch, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, dealing with death, illness, hospital, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%