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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy, sentimental, touching
Plot: estrangement, gays and lesbians, redemption, siblings relations, coming out, terminal illness, death in the family, family in crisis, gender, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, addiction, drug abuse, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, scapegoat, gay, lawyer, female nudity, aids, homosexuality, mercy killing ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to A Perfect Son

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis, hopes, unfulfillment and parents and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Perfect Son: Walking on Water (2002), And Then There Was One (1994), In the Gloaming (1997), Be Sure to Share (2009), The Dark Side of Love (2012). 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, gays and lesbians, young lovers, dealing with death, introspection, redemption, tragic love, addiction, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, gay brother, bereavement, family life, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: serious, touching, 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: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 261
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: self discovery, interracial relations, romance, siblings relations, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
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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, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, gays and lesbians, human nature, couple relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, gender, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, dying ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, babies and infants, single parent, dealing with death, domestic disturbance, legal action, child illness, custody, family in crisis, pregnancy, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: siblings relations, family in crisis, reunion, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, human nature, redemption, family feud
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting
Plot: forgiveness, cross, hate, christianity, gay parent, homosexuality, redemption, haunted by the past, god, estrangement, hopes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Family Tree (2010)
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: coming out, deportation, gays and lesbians, golden years, dealing with death, introspection, death in the family, family in crisis, haunted by the past, gender, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 372
Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, transplant, organ donation ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 472
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, guilt, hospital, coming out, terminal illness, estrangement, family life, gays and lesbians, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, repressed memory, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, 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 ⇓
64%
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Cook County (2009)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
All Is Forgiven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: parents and children, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, addiction, teenage life, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: dealing with death, siblings relations, death in the family, hopes, family relations, introspection, family problems, last wish, nature, river, death of mother, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: elderly lovers, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, estrangement, love and romance, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 169
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, thought provoking
Plot: transsexual, parents and children, gender, family relations, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, terminal illness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, coming out, private detective, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 199
The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, introspection, redemption, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, aging, investigation, parents and children, midlife crisis, estrangement, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Emile (2003)
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: orphan, golden years, dealing with death, human nature, university, introspection, redemption, college, parents and children, countryside, siblings relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, england, europe, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, terminal illness, life is a bitch, suburbs, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, dealing with death, family life, hospital, sickness, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 653
The Lighthouse (1998)
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental
Plot: orphan, 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 ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 614
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, introspection, family in crisis, estrangement, youth, family problems, coming of age, death in the family, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, aids, gay, lawyer, parents and children, hiv, family in crisis, gay lead character, terminal illness, gender, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, talky, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, family problems, family relations, ghost, golden years, friendship, family in crisis, estrangement, elderly, grief, lighthouse ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, emotional, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: emotional, serious, talky, realistic, touching
Plot: hospital, redemption, parents and children, terminal illness, hopes, prison, family relations, haunted by the past, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, life sentence ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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