Movies like The Turning 1992

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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: psychological, tense, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, obsession, psychopath, family relations, couple relations, racism, parents and children, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, family life, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family problems, society, couples, suburban life, crumbling marriage, homecoming, social decay, unfulfillment, suburbs, loneliness, female nudity, male female relationship, 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 gloomy films with plots about family problems, unfulfillment, couples, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, family relations and couple relations mostly in Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Turning: Shoot the Moon (1982), Ritual (2000), Normal (2007), A Delicate Balance (1973), All You Need (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, infidelity, dysfunctional family, tennis, family relations, introspection, breakup, family problems, love affair, couples, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california
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95%
 5.7
 63
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: psychological, disturbing, realistic, cynical, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, unfulfillment, suburban life, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family relations, redemption, legal action, domestic disturbance, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas
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63%
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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: realistic, psychological, sexual, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: adultery, family life, family problems, siblings relations, dealing with death, life is a bitch, death in the family, suburbs, couples, parents and children, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, psychological, talky, tense, clever ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, golden years, family in crisis, midlife crisis, best friends, destiny, suburbs, family problems, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 122
All You Need (2001)
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: touching, semi serious, emotional, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, thanksgiving, sex, drunkenness, intervention, alcoholic, eccentric family, couples, family life, lifestyle, society, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, sincere, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: estate, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, family life, sexual dysfunction, couples, family relations, gender, alcohol abuse, family gatherings ...
Place: usa, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: rough, sexual, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexual abuse, small town, hotel, crimes, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, romance, unfulfillment, family problems, brother sister relationship, cripple, domineering mother, collection ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: tennessee, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 375
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: gloomy, talky, serious, emotional, clever ...
Plot: cancer, hollywood, aids, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, family life, family problems, suburbs, couples, death in the family, social decay, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 923
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: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious
Plot: dysfunctional family, vegetarian, family in crisis, family relations, couples, family problems, dishonesty, introspection, haunted by the past, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, biting, tense, serious, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, love, divorce, adultery, dysfunctional family, society, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, disintegration, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 3K
Providence (1977)
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: realistic, gloomy, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, couple relations, family gatherings, golden years, crumbling marriage, family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, writer's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
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, realistic, serious
Plot: farm, alcoholic, poverty, cons and scams, hopes, rich and poor, family in crisis, couple relations, unfulfillment, social misfits, parents and children, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: rapist, couple relations, suburban life, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, family relations, disability, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family life, suburbs, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 383
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: talky, realistic, clever, serious, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: road trip, hopes, family relations, battle of the sexes, human nature, lifestyle, introspection, on the road, infidelity, elderly, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Happy Ending (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: midlife crisis, couples, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, couple relations, family problems, impossible love, estrangement, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death in the family, dishonesty, family life, crumbling marriage, woman, couples, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
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: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, dysfunctional family, actor, redemption, family life, lifestyle, actor's life, human nature, family relations, one day, drug abuse, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: connecticut, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: gloomy, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, redemption, losing-it hero, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, suburbs, family problems, unfulfillment, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, babies and infants, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, sincere, atmospheric, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: bar, alcohol abuse, betrayal, hotel, friendship, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, life is a bitch, down on your luck, unfulfillment, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, injury, mentally unstable, obsession, family in danger, stalking, danger, rivalry, parents and children, crimes, murder, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: sexual, gloomy, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, family problems, couples, family life, downfall, counselor, middle class, counseling ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 614
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: gloomy, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, couples, innocence lost, suburbs, human nature, lifestyle, society, suburban life, couple relations, unfulfillment, dull life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: housekeeper, master and servant, couple relations, hopes, suburban life, love and romance, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, friends, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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: realistic, touching, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, society, promotion, family relations, couples, love affair, dishonesty, family problems, human nature, introspection, redemption, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Diary of a Sex Addict (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, talky, sexual ...
Plot: sex addict, rough sex, addiction, therapy, infidelity, family problems, dishonesty, sexual relations, couple relations, love affair, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, sexual, gloomy
Plot: stalking, reach out, estrangement, dysfunctional family, introspection, lifestyle, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, death in the family, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: unlikely couple, infidelity, custody, introspection, mentally unstable, single parent, power relations, family relations, hopes, love and romance, family in crisis, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their ...
Style: erotic, realistic, sexual, rough, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, strong sexual content, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, obsession, bare breasts, female masturbation, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 485
Family Secrets (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built ...
Style: realistic
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, under the surface, coming of age, youth, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, society, infidelity, love affair, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%