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Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
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Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hank Stamper and his father, Henry, own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to stop, however Hank continues to push his family on cutting more trees. Hank's wife wishes he would stop and hopes that they can spend more time together. When Hank's half brother Leland comes to work for them, more trouble starts.
Style: sincere, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, lumberjack, death of brother, parents and children, rivalry, social differences, society, infidelity, family problems, family business, resentment, americana, defiant, small town, siblings relations, labor union, workplace, troublemaker, couple relations, favoritism among siblings, chainsaw, strike, drowning, sermon, brother in law ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, society, siblings relations, life is a bitch and rivalry mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sometimes a Great Notion: Harry & Son (1984), The Bed You Sleep In (1993), Prince of Central Park (2000), White Irish Drinkers (2010), Vigilante Force (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harry & Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: family problems, working class, parents and children, human nature, single parent, estrangement, idealism, starting over, aging, unfulfillment, father son relationship, widower ...
Time: 80s
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The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: experimental, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, family relations, sexual abuse, working class, introspection, human nature, wilderness, parents and children, small town life, life turned upside down, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
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37%
Prince of Central Park (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young boy sets out to find his mother. After setting up camp in Central Park, he encounters a group of people even needier than himself.
Style: touching, serious, sincere, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: orphan, homeless, mischievous children, family problems, family life, custody, on the run, family relations, siblings relations, death in the family, youth, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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36%
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
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: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, siblings relations, parents and children, hopes, society, working class, domestic disturbance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Vigilante Force (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Vigilante Force is a 1976 American action film concerning a Vietnam War veteran (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies, who are hired by his brother (Jan-Michael Vincent) and others in a small California town for protection from rowdy oil-field ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, tough heroes, graphic violence, vigilantism, siblings relations, crimes, rivalry, heroes, fighting crime, society, oil well ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
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33%
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Wolf (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A story from the wilderness, where conditions of survival challenge the rules of modern society, Wolf is a contemporary drama set in northern Scandinavia. Klemens (Peter Stormare) and Nejla (Robin Lundberg) own a small herd of reindeer. Klemens ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family life, environmentalism, selflessness, family business, society, life is a bitch, working class, family problems, redemption, dysfunctional family, animal life, family feud ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
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31%
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Small Time (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Al Klein and his longtime friend, Ash Martini, own a used car lot and these two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Klein still pines for his ex-wife Barbara who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: workplace, family business, parents and children, workplace situations, dealer, disorder, mentor, escapades, college dropout, life turned upside down, family relations, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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30%
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The Horsemen (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their clans is determined less by wealth or even military power ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: ambition, village life, family relations, humble, disability, downfall, coming of age, contests and competitions, heroes, rivalry, mountain, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
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30%
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Blood Ties (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, family problems, criminal heroes, crimes, family reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, police detective, honest law enforcer, rivalry, brother brother relationship, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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29%
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, family business, society, workplace, fall in love, unfulfillment, parents and children, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
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29%
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
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28%
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
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28%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, family problems, single parent, parents and children, society, youth, siblings relations, eviction, suburbs, family relations, child in peril, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
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27%
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
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26%
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
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26%
...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
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26%
Everyday Black Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since closing the door to a violent past, quiet and thoughtful Moses Stanton everyday existence is running a small neighborhood store, and watching over his daughter who doesn't know he exists. When a young man, Malik, comes in claiming to be a ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, going straight, drug dealing, forced into action, society, store, small town, parents and children, family relations, social relations, muslim, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, parents and children, couples, follow your dream, workplace, hopes, couple relations, cooking and food, family problems, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, usa, new york, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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All the Way Home (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the early 1900's Tennessee, a loving family undergoes the shock of the father's sudden, accidental death. The widow and her young son must endure the heartache of life following the tragedy, but slowly rise up from the ashes to face the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, small town, death of husband, family problems, life turned upside down, starting over, single parent, society, hopes, dealing with death, life is a bitch, small town life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
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25%
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Exit Marrakech (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picturesque charm and a rough beauty where everything appears possible — including the chance that father and ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, defiant, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, youth, estrangement, family problems, escapades, society, impossible love, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
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25%
Valdez Horses (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Chino Valdez is a loner horse breeder living in the old west. Partly a loner by choice, and partly because, being a 'half-breed', he finds himself unwelcome almost everywhere he goes. One day, a young runaway named Jimmy shows up at his ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: horse, fiancee, ambush, fistfight, street fight, gunfight, half breed, canyon, breeding, family relations, friends, opposites attract ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, new mexico, ireland, usa, arizona
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24%
Changing Hearts (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A modern Prodigal Son story starring Brian McNamara, Daphne Zuniga, and Brad Johnson. James Reed, quite content with his current life, reluctantly returns home to the family business, a sick father, and a brother with whom he's always at odds.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: family business, homecoming, family relations, family problems, parents and children, workplace, small town, getting home, marital argument, business, relationships, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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24%
The Wrath of Cain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A former kingpin of the streets, Miles “Cain” Skinner is doing life in prison. He is feared and respected among the inmates. When Cain learns that his sentence will be shortened only by brain cancer, his urgency to change his ways goes into ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, life sentence, prison, terminal illness, redemption, rivalry, hopes, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, family problems, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Bandit vs. Samurai Squad (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: religions or cults, heist, cons and scams, martial arts, vengeance, crimes, adventure, law enforcement, betrayal, samurai, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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We Five (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Tyrannical and wealthy Veer Pratap Singh, rules over a small town - ruthlessly. Whoever opposes him is crushed. He is attracted to women, and has a lengthy affair with Soundariya, and even has a secret marriage ceremony with her. When Soundariya ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, emotional
Plot: family relations, social relations, defiant, injustice, dishonesty, love and romance, society, good versus evil, life is a bitch, rivalry, village, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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23%
Greencard Warriors (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tragic struggle of an undocumented Latino family in Los Angeles after they have sent their eldest son to war.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: gang, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, society, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, coming of age, immigrants, crimes, love and romance, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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23%
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Inferno (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fire chief (Gunn) is investigating the cause of a string of blazes that threaten to destroy her small town, while at the same time dealing with her teen daughter's rebelliousness.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching, exciting ...
Plot: forest, police investigation, rescue, heroes, save the day, parents and children, rebelliousness, evacuation, family relations, escapades, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Good Time Max (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two genius brothers grow up and grow apart as one becomes a successful surgeon and the other pursues a drug-fueled high life.
Style: captivating, serious, rough, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: social differences, downfall, family relations, misfit, human nature, family problems, prodigy, drugs, addiction, brother brother relationship, social relations, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, new york
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22%
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Disappearances (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Quebec Bill Bohomme is a hardy schemer and dreamer, who, desperate to raise money to preserve his endangered herd through the rapidly approaching winter, resorts to whiskey-smuggling, a traditional family occupation. Quebec Bill takes his son, Wild ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, father son relationship, smuggling, adventure, unlikely criminals, escapades, parents and children, cons and scams, dishonesty, prohibition era, great depression, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: vermont, canada, usa
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22%
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Union Square (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters. One is on the verge of marriage; the other is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other - and from themselves. Jenny has rejected her tumultuous ...
Style: twists and turns, talky, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, city life, lifestyle, ego clash, estrangement, rivalry, snobbism, strong female presence, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%