Movies like A Perfect Son

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A Perfect Son
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, redemption, siblings relations, coming out, death in the family, terminal illness, family in crisis, gender, unfulfillment, estrangement, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, addiction, drug abuse, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, scapegoat, drug rehab, ex girlfriend, euthanasia, aids, thirty something, mercy killing ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to A Perfect Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes, family in crisis, unfulfillment and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Perfect Son: Walking on Water (2002), In the Gloaming (1997), Our Sons (1991), The Weekend (1999), And Then There Was One (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Walking on Water
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, young lovers, dealing with death, introspection, infidelity, redemption, tragic love, addiction, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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In the Gloaming
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, aids, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, gay brother, bereavement, self discovery, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
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System:   89%
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Our Sons
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, hospital, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations, friendship, aids, guilt, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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System:   84%
    User:   90%
 
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The Weekend
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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, love affair, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, lovers reunited, midlife crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, breakup, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   76%
    User:   62%
 
And Then There Was One
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, human spirit, child illness, coming out, family in crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, breakup, gender, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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System:   74%
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A Father for Brittany
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: babies and infants, single parent, dealing with death, domestic disturbance, adoption, legal action, child illness, terminal illness, custody, family in crisis, pregnancy, legal ...
Time: 90s
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System:   73%
    User:   84%
 
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Love Come Down
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, romance, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, self discovery, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
Be Sure to Share
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, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, redemption, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, estrangement, unfulfillment, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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System:   64%
    User:   61%
 
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Family Tree
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, golden years, dealing with death, coming out, introspection, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, gender, family problems, family relations, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
Surrender, Dorothy
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, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional
Plot: beach, single parent, dealing with death, starting over, tragic love, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
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My Own Country
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: fighting the system, gays and lesbians, hospital, crumbling marriage, countryside, human spirit, child illness, small town, doctors and patients, pregnancy, terminal illness, coming out ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
The Dark Side of Love
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, estrangement, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, gays and lesbians, addiction, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
What Girls Learn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: innocence lost, romance, teenage love, family gatherings, countryside, family in crisis, teenage life, terminal illness, wedding, teenage girl, single mother, menstruation ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
...First Do No Harm
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: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, human spirit, hospital, parents and children, small town, child illness, courtroom drama, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   66%
 
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The Lighthouse
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: fall in love, family life, gays and lesbians, young lovers, dealing with death, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings, orphan ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, uruguay
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System:   54%
    User:   47%
 
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Reconciliation
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting
Plot: redemption, haunted by the past, estrangement, hopes, gays and lesbians, parents and children, forgiveness, christianity, hate, homosexuality, gay parent, cross ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
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The Event
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, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, investigation, family problems, gender, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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Emile
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, dealing with death, human nature, university, introspection, redemption, college, countryside, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, england, europe, british columbia
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System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
An Early Frost
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, aids, parents and children, family in crisis, terminal illness, gender, gay, lawyer, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
The Law of Enclosures
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: golden years, retirement home, gulf war, crumbling marriage, aging, couple relations, infidelity, elderly, terminal illness, love and romance, soldier, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
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Broken Wings
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: emotional, talky, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, death, depression, children, single parent, family drama, mother daughter relationship, hospital, human nature, family bonds, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tokyo
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
A Long Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, psychiatrist, teenager, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
The Book of Stars
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tale of two sisters. Penny (Masterson) cares for her younger sister Mary (Malone), who suffers from cystic fibrosis. "Cares for" is a questionable term, as the hardened, edgy Penny secretly makes her living in the world's oldest ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, urban, family in crisis, terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, family relations, prostitute, coming of age, politics, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
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System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
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Cook County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
A Christmas Visitor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: elderly lovers, gulf war, redemption, desert, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, christmas, family life, road not taken, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
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System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
A Place for Annie
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: adoption, family life, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, single parent, feminism, human spirit, nurse, doctors and patients, parents and children, child illness, custody ...
Time: 90s
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System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
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Losing Chase
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, chase, friendship, depression, single parent, lesbian, crumbling marriage, women, human nature, storytelling, interracial romance, fight scenes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, new jersey, california
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System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
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Our Life
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, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
Christmas at Maxwell's
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: elderly lovers, ocean or sea, dealing with death, human spirit, child illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, road not taken, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
Distant Thunder
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: martial arts, dealing with death, death in the family, terminal illness, in the woods, family life, unfulfillment, suicide, homelessness, buddies, soldier, starting over ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1969
Place: vietnam, asia, illinois, washington state
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System:   39%
    User:   31%
 
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