Movies like Somebody Is Waiting

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Somebody Is Waiting (1996)
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Somebody Is Waiting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An alcoholic father must take control of his wayward children when their mother is killed.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, crimes, heist, parents and children, crime, alcohol abuse, on the run, dysfunctional family, family problems, haunted by the past, death in the family, siblings relations, weakness, family, addiction, parent child relationship, bank robbery, father son relationship, sign language, deafness, mother son relationship
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Somebody Is Waiting

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and touching films with plots about family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, siblings relations and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Somebody Is Waiting: Little Boy Blue (1997), The Fatherless (2011), We're All Christs (2006), Ulee's Gold (1997), The Sound & the Fury (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, stepmother stepson relationship, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, family problems, siblings relations, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
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95%
 6.6
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The Fatherless (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: They never expected Kyra to turn up again. The two brothers and their sister, brought together when their father dies, are stunned by the appearance of their sister.Kyra suddenly vanished over twenty years ago during the breakup of the hippie ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, self discovery, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, reunion, death in the family, identity, old house, siblings relations, female director, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 2010s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: sincere, serious, surreal, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 7K
Ulee's Gold (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An elderly beekeeper and Vietnam vet must rescue his daughter-in-law and protect his grandchildren from killers.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, serious, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, family life, drug abuse, vengeance, addiction, fall in love, life is a bitch, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
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, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, homecoming, gang, going straight, youth, family problems, parents and children, redemption, family life, heist, self discovery, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, resentment, family relations, thanksgiving, self discovery, military life, hopes, life is a bitch, love and romance, war, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 8K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, family, estranged son, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A Brother's Kiss (1997)
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: emotional, touching, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, downfall, haunted by the past, addiction, dysfunctional family, down on your luck, family problems, life is a bitch, going straight, society, crimes, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
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: touching, sincere, gloomy, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, rise to the top, human nature, siblings relations, rich and poor, family life, dysfunctional family, hopes, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 492
Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, mysterious past, murder, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 129
Passover Fever (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Part funny part sad movie about a family Passover dinner.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, twins, haunted by the past, eccentric family, family life, family problems, eating disorder, couples, death in the family, parents and children, family gatherings, nanny ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 640
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, hopes, parents and children, family relations, release from prison, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, life is a bitch, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, gender, gays and lesbians, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Have You Seen My Son (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman fears for her son's health when her ex-husband kidnaps him.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, parents and children, couple relations, crimes, crime, obsessive quest, confined, family relations, family problems, marriage, child custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, couples, family problems, uncover truth, parents and children, infidelity, adultery, father daughter relationship, disturbed childhood, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sincere, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, dealing with death, hopes, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.7
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Betrayed at 17 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, teenage life, high school life, parents and children, siblings relations, family problems, social relations, family relations, private vs public, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, talky, depressing ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, actor's life, lifestyle, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 331
Crying Out (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young man feels compelled to travel with his grand-father. Tthe young man wants to find his father who ran away with the corpse of his ex-wife.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, family relations, family problems, elderly, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, parents and children, aging, death in the family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 422
The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, infidelity, family problems, family relations, society, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, psychopath, couples, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, reconciliation, stillborn child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, addiction, society, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, strong female presence, down on your luck, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Olivier, Olivier (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story. The story is set on the sweeping French countryside where Serge Duval (François Cluzet), a veterinarian, lives with his wife, Elisabeth (Brigitte Roüan) and their two young children. One day, their young son Olivier ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, male prostitution, incest, missing child, strong sexual content, family problems, profanity, missing person, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Locked in Silence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story of a young boy who becomes an elective mute after witnessing what he believes to be the killing by his older brother of a teenage boy. The young boy's brother then tells him not to say anything because of the trouble it would cause in ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, power relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, misfit, mute or deaf, family in crisis, siblings relations, teenage life, doctors and patients, family problems, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 1K
Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional character, alcohol abuse, neo realism, negligence, family relations, human nature, addiction, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
All Fall Down (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry..
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, pregnancy, alcohol abuse, womanizer, adolescence, coming of age, love and romance, unfulfillment, on the road, americana, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, cleveland ohio, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 236
Getting Out (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Breaking out of prison with a child in her womb and a dream of a normal existence, Arlene Holsclaw (Rebecca De Mornay) resolves to get a job and lead a good, Christian life. But the ghosts from her past -- including an ex-boyfriend (Rob Knepper) who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: crime, hopes, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, society, going straight, crimes, custody, prison, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
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: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, family relations, deaf, human spirit, parents and children, hopes, family, mute or deaf, bittersweet, family in crisis, spouse leaving, misdiagnosed ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%