Movies like Dad 1995

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Dad (1995)
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Dad (1995)
Original name: Tato
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Daddy is the story of a divorced father fighting for the right to raise his 7-year-old daughter. When his marriage falls apart, he decides to kidnap his daughter rather than let the court award custody to his mentally ill wife, whom he deems unfit to raise their child. But as he quickly finds out, it's easier to be a real man than it is to be a real father.
Plot: child abduction, mental institution, lawyer, violence, family relations, court, trial, courtroom, divorce, mother, father, bipolar disorder, mental illness, cooking, knife, violin, father daughter relationship, battle of the sexes, self harm, ex husband ex wife relationship, blood, rage, mother daughter relationship, bathtub, cigarette smoking ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and psychological films with plots about family relations, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, friendship and divorce mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Dad: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Custody (2017), Ordinary People (2016), After Love (2016), Blind Chance (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, selfishness, couples, lawyer, marriage, father son relationship, family problems, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
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95%
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Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: custody battle, child, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, boy, police, divorced parents, lawyer, lie, father son relationship, divorce ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
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87%
Ordinary People (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ORDINARY PEOPLE is a family portrait of Jane, 16, and her boyfriend, Aries, who live on their own in the chaotic streets of Manila. Surviving as pickpockets, the lives of the young couple change when they suddenly become teenage parents. But not ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing
Plot: husband wife relationship, family relations, child abduction, money, missing child, mother child relationship, child, violence, kidnapped child, stolen money, teenager, theft ...
Place: the philippines
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86%
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After Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marie and Boris decide to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage. Tensions rise when cash-strapped Boris must continue to live with Marie and the two children while trying to figure out how to divide the assets.
Style: captivating, light, visually appealing, touching
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rich woman, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, dancing, little girl, marital argument, lack of money, family home, mother daughter relationship, family argument, disorder, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, chance, student, airplane, self discovery, espionage, love and romance, polish, militant, couples ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
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73%
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Hunger Point (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: eating disorder, self harm, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental institution, obsession, physical appearance, mental illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Crows (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A thin child of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no friends and rejects a teacher's hug. At home, she is left on her own, her mom locks her out while entertaining a lover or is asleep. One morning, Crow sees ...
Plot: female director, surrogate mother, boat, kidnapping, beach, girl, nickname, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, boy, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An 11 year old girl accuses her father of incest.
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, repressed memory, trial, accusation, liar, father daughter relationship, child abuse, court, anal rape, legal action, child rape ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Friends (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three female friends, in the end of the eighties, share a house in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of them has her own way to live the apartheid. Thoko is a black teacher, she practices non-violent passive resistance. The afrikaner Aninka takes ...
Plot: female director, flashlight, children, flash forward, terrorist, fight, dream, explosion, passion, van, dancing, teacher ...
Time: year 1985, year 1989, year 1990
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, father daughter relationship, parents and children, custody, social services, lawyer, against the odds, parenthood, human spirit, child custody, family relations, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, dysfunctional family, fall in love, family life, family in crisis, love affair, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Split Second (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: A split-second decision made in a fit of rage drives attorney and family man Michael Anderson to desperate measures.The stressed-out lawyer hits his melting point one fateful day, when he runs away from the consequences of his actions.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: hit and run, mental illness, vengeance, workplace situations, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, legal action, traffic jam, telescope ...
Time: 90s
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Sara (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Forty-something Leon is an alcoholic, ex-special forces barely scraping by when he's hired by a mobster to protect his 16 year old daughter. Not only does Leon have to clean up his act, but also handle the romantic advances of his ward and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, sincere
Plot: sex with a minor, forbidden love, girl man relationship, age difference, love affair, love and romance, danger, fall in love, alcohol abuse, gangsters, teenage life, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, release from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 15
Umbrella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexander Way, a secondary school teacher with a fractured personal life, finds himself attempting to rescue a woman from a violent sexual attack. Alexander finds himself overpowered, beaten & taken to hospital. Jesiah Jarvus, a famous British ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, captivating, touching
Plot: marriage, family relations, school, injury, father son relationship, cancer, violence, father daughter relationship, teacher, husband wife relationship, doctor, hospital ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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A Lonely Woman (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The first motion picture film by Agnieszka Holland about loneliness, longing for affection, and misfortune. Irena, a postal delivery worker, is struggling with a inadequate housing, a drunk neighbor who wants to take her place, and a heartless boss, ...
Plot: female director, postman, car accident, school, will, hotel, runaway, theft, misery, murder, pessimism, poverty ...
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A Love to Keep (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spain, the era of dictator Franco. Two female teachers are in love, but in those years and in that regime the love is not only forbidden but also a crime. To avoid their child been in prison, the parents of the one teacher, force her to be confined ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: lesbian relationship, mental institution, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, electroshock therapy, father daughter relationship, brainwashing, suicide attempt, forbidden love, school teacher, lesbian couple, court hearing ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, the ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, child custody, marriage, miscegenation, interracial marriage, clerk, in laws, race, mother daughter relationship, lawyer, toy gun ...
Place: ohio, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Alone (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maria, whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, gloomy, feel good ...
Plot: mother in law son in law relationship, pregnancy, hospital, human nature, parents and children, love and romance, loneliness, society, dog, drinking alcohol, drinking, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, andalusia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter on their annual holiday, he is told that she is ill but he ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, semi serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: family relations, holiday, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, custody, family life, disorder, divorced man, vacation, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Respiro (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grazia is a free-spirited mother-of-three married to shy fisherman Pietro and living on the idyllic but isolated island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea. She shows signs of manic depressive behavior — one moment she's laughing wildly and ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: island, family relations, mentally unstable, family life, human nature, small town life, working class, parents and children, injustice, villager, mental illness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, mediterranean sea, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, almost silent housekeeper. Being afraid of the dark, and of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, mute or deaf, danger, couples, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, ghost, school, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, post world war two
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Play It As It Lays (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Hollywood actress undergoes a psychic breakdown and recalls the traumatic events which led to her stay at a sanitarium.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mental institution, hollywood, infidelity, family relations, filmmaking, mental breakdown, mental illness, love and romance, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, beverly hills, las vegas, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Martha... Martha (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having received a frosty reception when visiting her parents, Martha drags her husband Reymond and infant daughter Lise to Spain, to renew her acquaintance with her estranged sister Marie. After a quarrel, Marthe and her family return to France, ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, family reunited, family relations, depression, sister sister relationship, mother child relationship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female director, visit, rape, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, fall in love, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Close-Up (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: "CLOSE-UP" is a dramatic feature film told through the eyes of a failed Philadelphia actor who has succumbed to drug addiction. Our story follows him during the Holidays as he desperately tries to regain everything he has lost in his life; ...
Style: social realism, ambiguous ending, psychological, touching, suspense ...
Plot: addiction, husband wife relationship, fired from the job, washed up star, drugs, fame, divorce, violence, father daughter relationship, father daughter estrangement, male female relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, philadelphia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, custody, alcohol abuse, haunted by the past, family relations, courtroom, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, teenage daughter, trial, marriage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
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Neria (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Zimbabwe
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A classic African film that has struck a nerve that runs across the continent, with an original soundtrack and supporting performance by Zimbabwe's legendary World Music sensation, Oliver Mtukudzi.
Style: suspense
Plot: marriage, matriarch, mother daughter relationship, reconciliation, court, car accident, tradition, death of father, hospital, judge, brother brother relationship, city ...
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Pororoca (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Cristina and Tudor have founded a happy family with their two children, Maria and Ilie. They are in their thirties and live an ordinary life in a nice apartment in a Romanian town, but one Sunday morning when Tudor takes his kids to the park, Maria ...
Plot: child abduction, barefoot, suspicion, following someone, mace, missing daughter, shaving head, missing girl, shaving, beard, 5 year old, insanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Children of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and disappointments.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, custody, starting over, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family problems, youth, single parent, love and romance, child custody, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, brussels, europe, brussels belgium
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59%