Movies like The Piano Lesson

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The Piano Lesson
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and influences on their lives. But whether he is able to sell the piano so that he can get enough money to buy some property and "no longer have to work for someone else" involves the story (or lesson) that the piano has to show him.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: introspection, siblings relations, family life, hopes, family relations, african american, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, disagreement, family tradition, estranged family member, symbolism, watermelon, spirit, uncle niece relationship, attempted murder, brother sister relationship, piano, elevator operator, widow, argument, priest, gun, candle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Sister, Sister
Drama, Family
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98 min.
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An Early Frost
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USA
95 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, siblings relations and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama, Music and Family genres. Some movies like The Piano Lesson: Autumn Sonata (1978), Sparkle (2012), Sister, Sister (1982), The Glass Menagerie (1987), The Autumn Heart (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Autumn Sonata
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, bleak, talky, serious, reflective ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, marriage, mother daughter relationship, pianist, human nature, hospital, relationships, loneliness, dialogue driven, introspection, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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Sparkle
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, desire for fame, siblings relations, ambition, urban, artists and showbiz, music band, rising to stardom, showbiz, hopes, couples, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
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Sister, Sister
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: siblings relations, life turned upside down, small town, love and romance, family relations, single parent, starting over, couple relations, infidelity, estrangement, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Glass Menagerie
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, adaptation, family in crisis, family life, drinking, mentor, aging, secrets, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tennessee, usa
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The Autumn Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
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Time: 90s
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...And Your Name Is Jonah
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: mute or deaf, human spirit, parents and children, family, disability, hopes, family problems, deafness, sign language, family relations, family in crisis, misdiagnosed ...
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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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Hidden in America
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: parents and children, rich and poor, child illness, down on your luck, family in crisis, life is a bitch, doctor, starving child, society, single parent, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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    User:   45%
 
The Sound & the Fury
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: downfall, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, family life, parents and children, unfulfillment, deep south, family ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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Sparkle
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem who become singers Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs and Sparkle ends up being the one who gets famous. This movie tells about how drugs ruined Sister's relationships and ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: musician's life, urban, performer's life, showbiz, desire for fame, girl group, rising to stardom, siblings relations, nightlife, singer, ambition, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
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, single mother, wedding, teenage girl, menstruation ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
Cries from the Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: mentally challenged, mute or deaf, single parent, sexual abuse, parents and children, misfit, family problems, rehabilitation, teachers and students, courtroom drama, family in crisis, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   47%
 
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Putty Hill
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
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Dominick and Eugene
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, siblings relations, family life, hopes, misfit, family problems, family relations, twins, society, life is a bitch, brother, intern ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, medical school
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, introspection, human nature, elderly, professor, self discovery, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, parent child relationship, estrangement, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, california
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Lily Sometimes
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the death of her mother, a woman returns home to care for her sister.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, countryside, estrangement, urban, family problems, animal, country girl, lawyer, animal lover, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, marseille
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System:   48%
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Like Dandelion Dust
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adoption, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, legal action, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
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System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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Georgia
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sadie looks up to her older sister Georgia, a successful folk singer who's happily married with children, but can't break out of the bar-band circuit and hit the big time she desperately covets. It's in part due to her attraction to ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: music, addiction, dysfunctional family, drug addiction, musician's life, rock, sisters, downfall, folk, relationships, rock and roll, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
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The Gathering
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Adam Thornton learns that he only has a little time left, he decides that he wants to make peace with his family. Only problem is that most of his family are not exactly fond of him because he walked out on his wife and of his stubborn nature ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: golden years, single parent, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, estrangement, family life, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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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    User:   51%
 
White Irish Drinkers
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, urban, innocence lost, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, working class, coming of age, city life, crimes, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
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Light of Day
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cancer, music, rock, rock and roll, music band, hospital, working class, musician's life, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: cleveland ohio
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System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
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Constellation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, haunted by the past, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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33 Scenes from Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Polish artist Julia and her husband Piotr, a talented and successful composer, live in Kraków. When Julias's mother, Barbara falls ill with stomach cancer, the life of the family is falling apart. Julia accompanies her mother to death, but ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: dealing with death, self discovery, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, death, family relations, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, optimism, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
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System:   42%
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The End of Innocence
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, rehabilitation, innocence lost, mental institution, self discovery, doctors and patients, society, mentally unstable, human nature, introspection, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
Two Gates of Sleep
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: emotional, serious, 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, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
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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:   41%
    User:   42%
 
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:   40%
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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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A Brother's Kiss
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, addiction, urban ghetto, down on your luck, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new york
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