Movies like Sometimes a Great Notion

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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, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, lumberjack, death of brother, logging, couple relations, parents and children, infidelity, labor union, family problems, social differences, society, family business, small town, resentment, siblings relations, rivalry, workplace, troublemaker, americana, defiant, favoritism among siblings, mouth to mouth resuscitation, chainsaw, strike, drowning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa

Most similar movies to Sometimes a Great Notion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, society, siblings relations, rivalry and hopes mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sometimes a Great Notion: The Bed You Sleep In (1993), Prince of Central Park (2000), Vigilante Force (1976), White Irish Drinkers (2010), Wolf (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: small town, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, society, human nature, wilderness, introspection, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, atmospheric, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, family life, custody, family problems, on the run, homeless, central park manhattan new york city, siblings relations, death in the family, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, graphic violence, vigilantism, siblings relations, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, society, fighting crime, crimes, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, crime, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: sincere, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family life, society, selflessness, working class, redemption, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, environmentalism, family business, family in crisis, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: village life, ambition, self discovery, village, mountain, parents and children, redemption, downfall, rivalry, heroes, coming of age, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: family business, workplace, parents and children, workplace situations, disorder, dealer, mentor, escapades, college dropout, family relations, life turned upside down, father
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 2K
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, realistic, talky, sincere, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, working class, parents and children, human nature, starting over, unfulfillment, aging, idealism, estrangement, father son relationship, beer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, family problems, family reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, police detective, honest law enforcer, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Valdez Horses (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, France, USA
Duration: 98 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: cult film, realistic, serious
Plot: horse, lasso, canyon, half breed, male in bathtub, fiancee, street fight, fistfight, gunfight, ambush, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, europe, ireland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 1K
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, workplace, society, fall in love, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, couples ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, resentment, thanksgiving, family relations, self discovery, military life, war, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: touching, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, society, family relations, addiction, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, single parent, family problems, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eviction, youth, society, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, forced into action, going straight, drug dealing, small town, parents and children, store, family relations, profanity, society, muslim, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, siblings relations, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
...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, bittersweet, hopes, family, mute or deaf, family in crisis, spouse leaving, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, parents and children, couple relations, family problems, family relations, crime, obsessive quest, confined, crimes, marriage, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, captivating
Plot: prison life, life sentence, terminal illness, life is a bitch, redemption, family problems, prison, hopes, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, follow your dream, parents and children, couples, workplace, hopes, family problems, couple relations, cooking and food, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, usa, new york, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: sincere, captivating, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: defiant, interracial relations, self discovery, parents and children, family problems, youth, escapades, estrangement, family relations, society, impossible love, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, couple relations, americana, strong female presence, society, hopes, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, redemption, nursing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 179
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: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: society, dishonesty, good versus evil, rivalry, love and romance, life is a bitch, social relations, injustice, family relations, defiant, bollywood, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, rough, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, heroes, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, adventure, samurai, law enforcement, criminal heroes, vengeance, martial arts, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
 250
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: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, police investigation, save the day, rescue, family relations, rebelliousness, parents and children, evacuation, race against time, escapades, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, family life, self discovery, family relations, writer's life, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 568
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, captivating ...
Plot: wilderness, smuggling, father son relationship, adventure, parents and children, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, escapades, dishonesty, prohibition era, great depression, whiskey ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: vermont, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: tense, rough, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: downfall, social differences, misfit, prodigy, addiction, family problems, family relations, human nature, drugs, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.0
 309
Brawler (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sidelined by an injury incurred while protecting his young brother, underground fighter Charlie Fontaine feels blindsided when he discovers his brother having sex on his couch with his new wife, Kat. Fueled by rage, a determined Charlie makes plans ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, siblings relations, rivalry, contests and competitions, strong violent content, athlete's life, family relations, mixed martial arts, underground tournament, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sex scene, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%