Movies like The Turning 1992

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The Turning
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: family life, suburbs, crumbling marriage, obsession, infidelity, 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: usa, virginia, west virginia
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130 min.
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Cries & Whispers
Drama
Sweden
91 min.
 8.1
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and gloomy films with plots about dysfunctional family, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage and couple relations mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Turning: Shoot the Moon (1982), Ritual (2000), A Delicate Balance (1973), Normal (2007), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shoot the Moon
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, infidelity, dysfunctional family, suburbs, adultery, family drama, fall in love, marriage, period piece, secrets, family life, parenthood ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, san francisco
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Ritual
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, cynical, psychological
Plot: college, family life, suburbs, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, rehabilitation, innocence lost, parents and children, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas
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A Delicate Balance
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, talky, clever, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, golden years, crumbling marriage, introspection, suburbs, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, family gatherings, family in crisis, midlife crisis, suburban life ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
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Normal
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, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, suburbs, dealing with death, rehabilitation, adultery, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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System:   72%
    User:   62%
 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, estate, dysfunctional family, parents and children, estrangement, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, terminal illness, family relations ...
Place: mississippi, new orleans, usa
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I'm Losing You
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: family life, dealing with death, death in the family, dysfunctional family, suburbs, family in crisis, terminal illness, hollywood, cancer, aids, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Suspicious River
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: destructive relationship, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, hotel, sexual relations, small town, danger, prostitute, couples, juvenile delinquency, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
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System:   66%
    User:   59%
 
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Faces
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, biting, serious, clever, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, suburbs, betrayal, male nudity, drinking, crumbling marriage, human nature, character study, crime gone awry, introspection, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
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Safe
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: environment, quarantine, crumbling marriage, housewife, paranoia, loneliness, desert, doctors and patients, isolation, existentialism, psychiatry, solitude ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   59%
    User:   57%
 
Everything Put Together
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: psychological, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: suburbs, family life, losing-it hero, single parent, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, pregnancy, death in the family, dysfunctional family, suburban life, redemption, terminal illness ...
Time: 90s
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System:   59%
    User:   67%
 
A Cooler Climate
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: touching, serious, 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
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System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
A Hole in My Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored.
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: suburbs, losing-it hero, social misfits, human nature, innocence lost, obsession, parents and children, sexual abuse, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, social decay, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America
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: suburbs, gory, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, family life, social decay, suburban life, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations, americana, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
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Providence
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, writer's life, crumbling marriage, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, alcohol abuse, family in crisis, terminal illness, birthday party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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    User:   50%
 
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Betty
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: hotel, bar, mentally unstable, betrayal, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, alcohol abuse, destructive relationship, infidelity, love affair, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: versailles, paris france, france
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Adrift in Manhattan
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: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: suburbs, crumbling marriage, introspection, couple relations, infidelity, death in the family, family in crisis, suburban life, estrangement, love and romance, stalking, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   49%
 
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The film follows one day in the lives of the Tyrone family, each member is troubled and has been damaged by alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, they have issues with each other that lead to fights and an inability to reconcile completely with one ...
Style: clever, tense, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, irish, redemption, drug addiction, family life, drinking, character study, crumbling marriage, crime gone awry, culture clash, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, connecticut
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System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
Curse of the Starving Class
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Curse of the Starving Class is a play by Sam Shepard, considered the first of a series on family tragedies. Drama about a dirt-poor 1950's-era farm family. Dad's a foul talking drunk and Mom is desperately trying to save what's left ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: countryside, social misfits, rich and poor, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, unemployment, estrangement, farm, alcoholic, poverty, family life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
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System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
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The Architect
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: family life, college, immigrants, human nature, suburbs, couple relations, urban, infidelity, dysfunctional family, parents and children, social differences, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
Dangerous Game
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: infidelity, redemption, filmmaking, actor's life, drugs, nudity (topless - notable), crumbling marriage, life philosophy, downfall, obsession, human nature, hollywood ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, middle east, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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All You Need
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: talky, emotional, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unsupportive spouse, suburbs, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
The Vertical Ray of the Sun
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, meditative, reflective ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, cafe, marriage, crumbling marriage, food, relationships, sisters, loneliness, beautiful scenery, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo
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System:   39%
    User:   31%
 
Cries & Whispers
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: cancer, sisters, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, death, adultery, love, human nature, loneliness, relationships, life & death, swedish ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden
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System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
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The Night
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A married couple attend a bourgeois party and wade through the stifling strain that long-term marriage has imposed upon them.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, sexual, meditative, serious ...
Plot: hospital, infidelity, marriage, crumbling marriage, relationships, existentialism, human nature, nightclub, loneliness, introspection, party, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, usa, italy, los angeles, tokyo ...
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System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
The Glass Menagerie
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: touching, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, romance, siblings relations, adaptation, family in crisis, family life, drinking, mentor, aging, nudity (full frontal - brief), secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tennessee, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
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Coast to Coast
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, talky, clever
Audience: girls' night
Plot: crumbling marriage, on the road, human nature, introspection, suburbs, couple relations, road trip, couples, family problems, battle of the sexes, infidelity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, connecticut, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
Where Love Has Gone
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A divorced couple's teen-age daughter stands trial for stabbing her mother's latest lover.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: murder, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, trial, crumbling marriage, love affair, parents and children, marriage, teenage daughter, courtroom drama ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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The Ice Storm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her ...
Style: bleak, sexual, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, innocence lost, infidelity, adolescence, parenthood, guilt, adultery, sexuality, drinking, existentialism, thanksgiving ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: connecticut, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 

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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 ...
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: crumbling marriage, introspection, dysfunctional family, couple relations, infidelity, parents and children, vegetarian, family in crisis, haunted by the past, couples, family problems, dishonesty ...
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