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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: serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: family relations, heist, crimes, alcohol abuse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, on the run, siblings relations, haunted by the past, weakness, death in the family, family, addiction, parent child relationship, bank robbery, father son relationship, sign language, deafness, mother son relationship, crime
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, siblings relations and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Somebody Is Waiting: Little Boy Blue (1997), We're All Christs (2006), Ulee's Gold (1997), The Sound and the Fury (2014), Waterproof (2000). 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: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, murder, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, investigation, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: surreal, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, addiction, parents and children, redemption, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
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68%
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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, serious, touching, gloomy, intense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, beekeeper, prison, bee, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, fall in love, family life, drug abuse, addiction, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, orlando florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Sound and 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, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family problems, family life, life is a bitch, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, aging, youth, single parent, crimes, immigrants, going straight, family life, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, family relations, resentment, life is a bitch, hopes, war, love and romance, introspection, military life, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, serious, talky, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, family problems, couples, society, hopes, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, rise to the top, family life, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, europe, usa, england, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: male rape, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, downfall, family problems, addiction, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, going straight, society, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, murder, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, parent child relationship, bittersweet, small town, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 135
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, couples, family problems, single parent, dealing with death, nanny, death in the family, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 9K
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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, tragicomedy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, mental illness, family, estranged son, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 238
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: captivating, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, siblings relations, death in the family, identity, mother daughter relationship, family reunited, family secret, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 90s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, family problems, couples, uncover truth, parents and children, infidelity, disturbed childhood, adultery, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, parents and children, couple relations, missing child, family relations, family problems, confined, obsessive quest, crimes, ex husband ex wife relationship, child custody, marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, oregon, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, redemption, lifestyle, actor's life, family life, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, suspenseful, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: seduction, high school, righting the wronged, high school life, teenage life, dealing with death, dishonesty, youth, lifestyle, crimes, investigation, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rough, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, family relations, society, addiction, family in crisis, down on your luck, siblings relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 350
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: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, elderly, alcohol abuse, death in the family, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, reconciliation, stillborn child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, disturbing
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, power relations, doctors and patients, family in crisis, teenage life, siblings relations, mute or deaf, misfit, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, dead boy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 505
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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, alcohol abuse, crumbling marriage, society, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, psychopath, family problems, couples, family relations, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, serious, biting, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, womanizer, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, adolescence, coming of age, youth, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 60s
Place: ohio, florida, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, realistic, serious, tense, neorealism ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, alcohol abuse, little girl, family relations, negligence, mother daughter relationship, loneliness, human nature, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, male prostitution, incest, missing child, child molestation, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family, family life, strong sexual content, missing person, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 256
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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, custody, parents and children, family life, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, society, going straight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
...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, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, family relations, deaf, mute or deaf, family, hopes, family problems, disability, misdiagnosed, spouse leaving, bittersweet, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Eyes of an Angel (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: on the run, mafia, protection, family relations, crimes, family life, father, daughter, gangsters, aerial combat, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, family problems, resentment, terminal illness, human nature, dysfunctional family, introspection, family life, self discovery, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unsupportive parent, college graduate, rap, siblings relations, family gatherings, punishment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%