Movies like Pontiac Moon

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Pontiac Moon (1994)
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Pontiac Moon (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An absent-minded-professor father and his son take off in an old Pontiac to bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. This while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family.
Style: uplifting, offbeat, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: on the road, self discovery, road trip, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, human spirit, hopes, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, family problems, death in the family, dealing with death, coming of age, americana, cross country, native american, snake, teacher, desert, soldier, moon, fear, sheriff ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: california, idaho, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, hopes, society, family life and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pontiac Moon: God's Army (2000), World Traveler (2001), Bilal's Stand (2010), Arcadia (2012), October Baby (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: life is a bitch, terminal illness, youth, self discovery, working class, couples, redemption, siblings relations, hopes, couple relations, parents and children, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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95%
World Traveler (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, talky, humorous ...
Plot: midlife crisis, self discovery, obsessive quest, starting over, introspection, family in crisis, couple relations, human nature, society, family life, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like BĂ­lal is about to ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, family business, urban, society, high school life, youth, family problems, family life, self discovery, workplace, religions or cults, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.1
 509
Arcadia (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: road trip, siblings relations, parents and children, family problems, on the road, dysfunctional family, family relations, single parent, single father, coming of age, cross country, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
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October Baby (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, christian film
Plot: self discovery, adoption, asthma, life turned upside down, best friends, youth, disorder, coming of age, family relations, protecting from truth, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, death in the family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, dishonesty, woman, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: family problems, mentally challenged, wooing, couples, mentally unstable, family life, hopes, couple relations, human nature, society, dysfunctional family, prank ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: starting over, self discovery, life turned upside down, ambition, family life, family problems, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, relationship vs career, breakup, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 6.2
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Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, dysfunctional family, family problems, introspection, human nature, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, elderly, on the road, hopes, battle of the sexes, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, siblings relations, youth, family life, family problems, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, family in crisis, husband wife relationship, accidental death, death of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: gang, homecoming, going straight, parents and children, heist, redemption, aging, family relations, self discovery, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Multiple Sarcasms (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Gabriel is a man who on the surface has it all-successful professional life as an architect, a beautiful wife, Annie, and a devoted young daughter, Elizabeth. But slowly it dawns on him that he is not really happy. Gabriel decides that he wants to ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, hopes, couple relations, self discovery, family relations, parents and children, writer's life, family life, midlife crisis, introspection, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, self discovery, musician, character study, working class, americana, identity crisis, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 464
Black Cloud (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: native american, boxer, against the odds, ambition, rivalry, society, hopes, self discovery, racism, human spirit, love, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The End of Innocence (1990)
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: realistic, touching, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, mental institution, family problems, rehabilitation, drug abuse, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, power relations, family relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: lottery, starting over, widow, depression, death in the family, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family life, couples, self discovery, skyscraper ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, nursing, couples, family life, family, siblings relations, hopes, parents and children, couple relations, redemption, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
...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 ⇓
50%
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You (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: You is a love story. It spans 21 years, bouncing around in time, creating a kind of family quilt that wraps around a father as he struggles to overcome the grief of losing his beloved wife and raise their daughter alone. A coming-of-age journey for ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, redemption, coming of age, youth, single parent, hopes, parents and children, dealing with death, death in the family, haunted by the past, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
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Duck (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An elderly man loses his wife and is in despair. He saves the life of a duck
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: bus, child illness, golden years, hopes, death in the family, animal life, desert, elderly, survival, self discovery, family relations, friends ...
Time: future
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Almost a Woman (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: translator, coming of age, siblings relations, parents and children, crumbling marriage, hopes, teenage life, rise to the top, unfulfillment, teachers and students, human spirit, youth ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, latin america, puerto rico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: realistic, talky, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, aids, infidelity, terminal illness, showbiz, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, family relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, youth, single parent, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, parents and children, obsessive quest, teenage life, couple relations, family in crisis, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Natural Sciences (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: In a rural school in the middle of the mountains, a girl who is starting to become a woman feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She does not know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: boarding school life, teachers and students, hopes, parents and children, on the road, self discovery, coming of age, power relations, family relations, youth, obsessive quest, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 3K
American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: high school, teenage life, americana, family problems, on the road, family relations, single parent, parents and children, dealing with death, death in the family, human nature, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, oregon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Loggerheads (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: drifter, self discovery, family life, society, haunted by the past, parents and children, couple relations, aids, small town, adoption, hiv positive, birth mother ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Michelle Pfeiffer is ferocious in the role of a desperate mother whose 3-year-old son disappears during her high school reunion. Nine years later, by chance, he turns up in the town in which the family has just relocated. Based on Jacquelyn ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: missing child, reunion, kidnapping, missing person, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, police detective, crimes, mother son reunion, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, hopes, dedicated educator, human spirit, social misfits, parents and children, boss and employee, thanksgiving, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
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The Dollmaker (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: society, dealing with death, life is a bitch, human spirit, city life, urban ghetto life, americana, urban, social differences, imaginary character, lifestyle, starting over ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: kentucky, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, death in the family, teenage life, dealing with death, parents and children, youth, family problems, family relations, friends, nickname, grieving, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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