Movies like Pontiac Moon

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Pontiac Moon (1994)
 5.7
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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, native american, snake, teacher, desert, soldier, moon, fear, sheriff, agoraphobia ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: california, idaho, usa, cross country

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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, family life, self discovery and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Pontiac Moon: Bilal's Stand (2010), God's Army (2000), Carry Me Home (2004), Of Boys and Men (2008), Multiple Sarcasms (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, urban, high school life, society, family life, human spirit, family problems, teenage life, workplace, family business, family relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: family life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, unfulfillment, death in the family, woman, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.4
 988
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: touching, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, siblings relations, religions or cults, family relations, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, human nature, society, working class, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.0
 202
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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: coming of age, destiny, countryside, wooing, family problems, couples, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, environmentalism, dysfunctional family, society, human nature ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: youth, family life, family problems, family in crisis, dealing with death, siblings relations, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, accidental death, car accident, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: serious, offbeat, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, unfulfillment, couple relations, artists and showbiz, hopes, writer's life, parents and children, introspection, midlife crisis, self discovery, family life, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, road movie, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, rebelliousness, hitchhiker, dysfunctional family, self discovery, musician, character study, working class, on the road, americana, identity crisis, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family relations, life turned upside down, family life, eccentric family, disorder, family problems, breakup, single parent, self discovery, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.2
 387
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: gloomy, talky, realistic, serious, clever
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, suburban life, unfulfillment, human nature, battle of the sexes, lifestyle, introspection, infidelity, on the road, elderly, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 7K
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, christian film
Plot: abortion, self discovery, adoption, asthma, disorder, friends, protecting from truth, family relations, protective parent, life turned upside down, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 365
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious
Plot: redemption, coming of age, heist, dysfunctional family, gang, single parent, youth, self discovery, going straight, family problems, family life, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: coming of age, road trip, dysfunctional family, youth, innocence lost, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, on the road, protecting from truth, family relations, single father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, oklahoma, missouri, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, talky, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, unfulfillment, couple relations, parents and children, hopes, interracial relations, obsessive quest, love and romance, legends and myths, family in crisis, self discovery, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: touching, realistic, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: self discovery, mental institution, doctors and patients, parents and children, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, mentally unstable, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, unfulfillment, love and romance, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, death in the family, couples, family problems, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, nursing, society, americana, redemption, family, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, hopes, family relations, family life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 945
Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: mental illness, obsessive quest, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations, hospital, youth, single parent, family problems, teenage life, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 99
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: sentimental, offbeat, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: single parent, youth, hopes, parents and children, dealing with death, haunted by the past, redemption, coming of age, family relations, family problems, death in the family, death of lover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.0
 281
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: uplifting, sentimental, offbeat, touching, realistic ...
Plot: bus, death in the family, animal life, pets, single parent, self discovery, survival, on the road, desert, elderly, redemption, friends ...
Time: future
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 133
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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: coming of age, translator, unfulfillment, hopes, siblings relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations, family problems, human spirit, rise to the top, teachers and students ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 380
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: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, clever ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, aids, terminal illness, showbiz, infidelity, family problems, artists and showbiz, family in crisis, family life, family relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: captivating, touching, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, hopes, parents and children, obsessive quest, teachers and students, boarding school life, family problems, family relations, power relations, on the road, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, family life, parents and children, crimes, police detective, family relations, family problems, mother son reunion, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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...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 ⇓
48%
 7.8
 633
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: touching, sentimental, realistic, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, parents and children, working class, human spirit, family problems, social differences, imaginary character, society, urban, americana, starting over ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: detroit, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 2K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, teenage life, death in the family, family problems, youth, friendship, friends, parents and children, dealing with death, grieving, cancer, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 3K
Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, family life, haunted by the past, friendship, hopes, parents and children, family relations, friends, teenage life, self discovery, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 753
Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: offbeat, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, misfit, human nature, doctors and patients, babies and infants, family in crisis, siblings relations, dealing with death, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cowboys Don't Cry (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A father and son struggle to make ends meet on the rodeo circuit.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: dealing with death, teenage life, family problems, family life, couples, farm, youth, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
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