Movies like The Turning 1992

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The Turning (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gillian Anderson in her first ever screen role. Anderson's psycho boyfriend, Cliff, returns to his home town seething with pent-up frustration and rage. Four years earlier his family was on the verge of breaking up. Noe he's returned to put things right, fired by a psychopathic determination he is intent on destroying his father's new relationship...whatever it takes.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, family life, suburbs, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, couples, family relations, mentally unstable, alcohol abuse, homecoming, racism, social decay, suburban life, psychopath, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, white supremacist, sex in kitchen, neo nazi, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and sincere films with plots about family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage and couple relations mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Turning: Shoot the Moon (1982), The Glass Menagerie (1987), Everything Put Together (2000), Ritual (2000), A Delicate Balance (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: divorce, tennis court, suburbs, infidelity, fall in love, dysfunctional family, family life, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.
Style: psychological, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Everything Put Together (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everything Put Together is a 2000 film directed by Marc Forster starring Radha Mitchell and Megan Mullally.
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: losing-it hero, pregnancy, redemption, suburbs, family life, single parent, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, death in the family, dysfunctional family, suburban life, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 62
Ritual (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young man drops out of college to fix his family when he senses something is terribly wrong at home.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, cynical, psychological
Plot: family life, college, crumbling marriage, suburbs, domestic disturbance, rehabilitation, innocence lost, parents and children, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A Delicate Balance (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans three days in the life of Agnes and Tobias, an upper middle class couple who share their comfortable suburban Connecticut home with her acerbic alcoholic sister Claire. It is matriarch Agnes who helps the quartet maintain a delicate ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, golden years, crumbling marriage, alcoholic drink, divorced woman, suburbs, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, family gatherings ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
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Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: vegetarian, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, family in crisis, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three narratives ("Cutting Moments," "Home" and "Prologue") combine to create a shocking trilogy of modern American life, a portrait drawn with brushstrokes of hidden violence and disturbing cruelty. Directed by Douglas ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: rapist, suburbs, sexual abuse, gory, dysfunctional family, family life, social decay, suburban life, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations, americana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Style: emotional, serious, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: estate, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, introspection, frigidity, plantation, alcoholic, homosexuality, couple relations, parents and children, estrangement ...
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: cancer, aids, hollywood, family life, dealing with death, lung cancer, death in the family, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family in crisis, terminal illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Adrift in Manhattan (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of three lonely strangers intersect while commuting on New York's 1 and 9 subway lines.
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, sexual
Plot: stalking, suburbs, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, death in the family, family in crisis, suburban life, estrangement, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Normal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.
Style: serious, gloomy, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, crumbling marriage, suburbs, dealing with death, autism, parole, anger, teacher, student, sex, brother, father ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: serious, touching, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, follow your dream, human nature, suburbs, boss and employee, couple relations, friendship, culture clash, dysfunctional family, suburban life, working class, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, clever, serious, biting, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, divorce, adultery, love, infidelity, suburbs, betrayal, crumbling marriage, marriage crisis, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Suspicious River (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, hotel, sexual relations, small town, danger, couples, juvenile delinquency, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Thousand Acres (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A THOUSAND ACRES is a drama about an American family who meets with tragedy on their land. It is the story of a father, his daughters, and their husbands, and their passion to subdue the history of their land and its stories.
Style: touching, serious, talky, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, betrayal, family, tragedy, lawsuit, infidelity, parents and children, dishonesty, vengeance, legal, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Architect (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: college, dysfunctional family, campaign, family life, immigrants, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, urban, infidelity, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 607
3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, dull life, estrangement, unfulfillment, human nature, innocence lost, couple relations, society, couples, lifestyle
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, drug abuse, divorce, obsession, infidelity, actor's life, crumbling marriage, downfall, redemption, human nature, hollywood, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, california, los angeles, middle east, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, hidden identity, gory, crumbling marriage, mind game, stalking, vengeance, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 1K
Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, love affair, parents and children, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, golden years ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Style: realistic, psychological, semi serious, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, dentist, crumbling marriage, suburbs, couple relations, dishonesty, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, couples, adultery, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
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Virginia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: sheriff, mentally unstable, parents and children, parent child relationship, family relations, couple relations, love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, family problems, mormon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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Shadrach (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: slavery, slave, americana, family life, racial segregation, crumbling marriage, friendship, interracial relations, parents and children, social differences, custody, death in the family ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: virginia, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
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Sweet Nothing (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, melancholic ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, downfall, urban ghetto, going straight, rehabilitation, self discovery, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 378
Coast to Coast (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Contemporary story of a couple whose marriage has gone astray, partly due to the infidelity of both partners and also the fact that their eldest son was killed in a car accident 8 years before.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, talky, clever
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, suburbs, couple relations, couples, family problems, battle of the sexes, infidelity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 1K
Betty (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters. She is rescued from an alcoholic stupor by Laure, a middle-aged woman who takes Betty to her hotel ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, hotel, mentally unstable, betrayal, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: versailles, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, cafe, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Change of Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Beneath Jim Marshall's veneer as the all-American father and husband, lies a long suppressed desire that is about to ruin his idyllic family. When Elaine Marshall (Jean Smart) catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: suburbs, gays and lesbians, unsupportive spouse, gay, crumbling marriage, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, suburban life, breakup, family life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: funeral, revenge, family problems, mentally unstable, parents and children, custody, crimes, rivalry, couples, family relations, vendetta, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Behind the Mask (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Bob Shushan is an overworked and absent father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. When Shushan suffers a heart attack, his life is saved by James Jones, a young patient at the center. The two men forge a friendship and ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: single parent, unlikely couple, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, doctors and patients, infidelity, parents and children, custody, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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