Movies and TV shows like Switched at Birth 1991

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Switched at Birth (1991)
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Switched at Birth (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick and tests revealed that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised her. Eventually she dies. And the couple most especially the mother, search for their real daughter. Eventually they suspect that it's a widower who has their child. Now while they try to find out if she is their daughter, the widower is advised by his attorney not to be so hasty to cooperate, cause if she is their daughter, he might lose her, and she is all he has.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: death in the family, single parent, mistaken identity, youth, family relations, parents and children, family life, track down, babies and infants, legal, family problems, custody, courtroom drama, hospital, courtroom, single father, girl, dysfunctional family, caucasian, little girl, swimming pool, death of mother, death of wife, widower, apartment ...
Time: year 1987, year 1978
Place: florida

Most similar movies to Switched at Birth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, hopes and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Switched at Birth: A Father's Choice (2000), Taken Away (2014), The End of Love (2012), What Makes a Family (2001), Invisible Child (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, family life, youth, love and romance, single parent, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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 4.7
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Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: adoption, righting the wronged, courtroom drama, custody, rivalry, youth, single parent, parents and children, fighting the system, family relations, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, death in the family, babies and infants, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, coming out, custody, terminal illness, pregnancy, lesbian mother, family problems, family life, adoption, couples, breakup, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, nanny, family relations, family in crisis, custody, family life, friendship, death in the family, couple relations, sexual relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, doctor, family problems, parents and children, youth, workplace, bittersweet, crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, hopes, bittersweet, small town life, death in the family, small town, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kids in trouble, kidnapping, reunion, single parent, danger, confined, family in crisis, parents and children, captivity, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, family relations, dealing with death, rivalry, love and romance, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, pregnancy, child illness, family in crisis, redemption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 400
Baby Snatcher (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman is delighted to have given birth to a baby girl but her life is turned into a nightmare when she goes missing. The police mount a frantic search but to the woman's horror she finds out that it's herself who is the main suspect.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: custody, custody battle, coming of age, teenage girl, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family values, single parent, manipulations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 430
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, gang, homecoming, self discovery, dysfunctional family, family problems, immigrants, aging, crimes, single parent, going straight, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Blue (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Blue is a mother with a secret life. She'll do anything to keep it from her son. But her past has other plans.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: double life, single parent, parents and children, family relations, protecting from truth, financial problem, sexuality, society, haunted by the past, family problems, prostitute, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
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Style: bleak, realistic, serious
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Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Style: bleak, touching, realistic, emotional, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Staple of News (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexual ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge who serves in a family court, and in addition to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, hopes, starting over, family relations, family problems, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, rock paper scissors, woman in underwear ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
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37%