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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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, society, siblings relations, life is a bitch 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), White Irish Drinkers (2010), Vigilante Force (1976), 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, working class, small town life, parents and children, wilderness, human nature, sexual abuse, introspection, family problems, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
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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, psychological, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: orphan, mischievous children, family life, custody, family problems, on the run, homeless, central park manhattan new york city, youth, dealing with death, single parent, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, serious ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, society, hopes, domestic disturbance, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, graphic violence, vigilantism, siblings relations, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, heroes, fighting crime, society, anti heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: family life, life is a bitch, family business, redemption, society, environmentalism, family problems, selflessness, working class, dysfunctional family, animal life, crime and punishment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
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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, tense, touching
Plot: village life, ambition, family relations, disability, humble, village, self discovery, downfall, heroes, coming of age, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
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, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: workplace, family business, parents and children, workplace situations, disorder, dealer, escapades, mentor, college dropout, life turned upside down, family relations, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 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, aging, unfulfillment, starting over, 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, honest law enforcer, police detective, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, 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, 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 ⇓
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: 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 ⇓
62%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: family problems, single parent, working class, siblings relations, parents and children, youth, society, family relations, eviction, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 365
Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, society, life is a bitch, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, death of father ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
54%
...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 ⇓
53%
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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, family relations, death of husband, denial, bittersweet, family problems, life turned upside down, human nature, death in the family, family in crisis, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: defiant, interracial relations, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, escapades, family relations, youth, society, impossible love, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
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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, sincere, realistic
Plot: family business, workplace, follow your dream, couples, parents and children, cooking and food, couple relations, family problems, hopes, family relations, father daughter relationship, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, new york, europe, usa, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Valdez Horses (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, France
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: lasso, fiancee, street fight, gunfight, fistfight, ambush, male in bathtub, canyon, half breed, horse, social differences, americana ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new mexico, europe, ireland, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, life is a bitch, redemption, family problems, hopes, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, parents and children, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, family life, parents and children, strong female presence, society, hopes, redemption, couple relations, americana, siblings relations, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heroes, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, adventure, samurai, law enforcement, criminal heroes, religions or cults, vengeance, martial arts ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 188
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: rivalry, good versus evil, dishonesty, society, love and romance, life is a bitch, social relations, defiant, injustice, family relations, bollywood, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.4
 255
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, sentimental ...
Plot: heroes, police investigation, save the day, rescue, rebelliousness, parents and children, evacuation, family relations, 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, contemplative, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: family life, self discovery, midlife crisis, family relations, couple relations, introspection, writer's life, couples, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, playwright, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
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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, 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%
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: serious, captivating, tense, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: downfall, social differences, family relations, prodigy, human nature, addiction, family problems, misfit, drugs, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%