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

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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 problems, family relations, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, parents and children and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Perfect Son: Walking on Water (2002), Be Sure to Share (2009), The Dark Side of Love (2012), In the Gloaming (1997), And Then There Was One (1994). 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: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, family in crisis, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, addiction, dealing with death, love and romance, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, hopes, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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95%
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: sincere, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, dealing with death, family in crisis, hopes, coping, life is a bitch, parents and children, unfulfillment, estrangement, family relations, redemption, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, dysfunctional family, addiction, gender, estrangement, life is a bitch, siblings relations, eligible bachelor, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: aids, bereavement, gay brother, resentment, death in the family, family problems, family life, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, introspection ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: gloomy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: babies and infants, unfulfillment, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, workplace situations, couple relations, hopes, terminal illness, pregnancy, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: dealing with death, gays and lesbians, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, unfulfillment, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, love affair, family relations, estrangement, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, family relations, small town, homosexual ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: touching, sentimental, gloomy, sincere, serious ...
Plot: investigation, couple relations, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, gender, human nature, terminal illness, couples, family problems, family relations, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting
Plot: cross, forgiveness, hate, christianity, gay parent, homosexuality, terminal illness, haunted by the past, hopes, parents and children, life is a bitch, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: touching, gloomy, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, romance, family relations, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, addiction, society, introspection, couples, family problems, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, reunion, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, hopes, siblings relations, human nature, family relations, family problems, family feud, terminal illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, touching, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, child illness, legal action, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, love and romance, redemption, family problems, couples, custody, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: sincere, realistic, gloomy, touching, serious ...
Plot: teenager, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, hopes, domestic disturbance, suburban life, parents and children, family in crisis, redemption, unfulfillment, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, coming out, dealing with death, family problems, death in the family, family relations, haunted by the past, hopes, golden years, elderly, gender, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 484
Cook County (2008)
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: youth, drug abuse, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, small town, addiction, drugs/alcohol, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: showbiz, starting over, tragic love, disagreement, terminal illness, orphan, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, hopes, unfulfillment, dealing with death, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: transsexual, gay, gays and lesbians, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, gender, terminal illness, family relations, cigarette smoking, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, death in the family, transplant, family problems, unfulfillment, family in crisis, life is a bitch, parents and children, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, death of child ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 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: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family gatherings, love and romance, unfulfillment, parents and children, family in crisis, elderly lovers, dealing with death, death in the family, couples, family problems, family life, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, crumbling marriage, estrangement, redemption, youth, family problems, addiction, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: social relations, estrangement, overdose, death in the family, family problems, youth, drug abuse, coming of age, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family in crisis, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 214
The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, parents and children, hopes, drugs/alcohol, one last case, unfulfillment, family problems, investigation, redemption, haunted by the past, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: parents and children, estrangement, family problems, death in the family, mercy killing, dealing with death, unfulfillment, siblings relations, life is a bitch, cancer, estranged family member, terminal illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, homecoming, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hopes, family gatherings, golden years, countryside, university, college, elderly, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, canada, england, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: high school, family problems, against the odds, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, school, disability, rehabilitation, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: serious, emotional, gloomy, touching, captivating ...
Plot: suburbs, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family in crisis, terminal illness, family life, family problems, family relations, illness, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, captivating, sincere, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: coming out, aids, gay, lawyer, parents and children, hopes, unfulfillment, gender, terminal illness, life is a bitch, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, talky
Plot: hospital, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, life sentence, prison, haunted by the past, terminal illness, redemption, estrangement, one more chance ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
...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, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: child illness, hospital, hopes, terminal illness, society, rebellion, custody, death in the family, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family in crisis, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: death in the family, last wish, dealing with death, hopes, siblings relations, introspection, family problems, family relations, death of mother, coffin, river, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%