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An Unfinished Life (2005)
 7.0
 29K
An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a granddaughter he's never known. But even as buried anger and accusations resurface, the way is opened for unexpected connection, adventure, and forgiveness.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sweet, heartbreaking, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: starting over, countryside, sheriff, redemption, hopes, farm, family problems, single parent, old friend, parents and children, haunted by the past, loss of family member, beautiful scenery, friendship, cowboy, family relations, bully, family, grandfather grandson relationship, bittersweet, friends, career, accident, waiter, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, hopes, culture clash, redemption, life philosophy, family and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres. Some movies like An Unfinished Life: My Sister's Keeper (2009), Angel Eyes (2001), Bounce (2000), Moonlight Mile (2002), Bee Season (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, family drama, cancer, sick child, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, parenthood, childhood, family relations, child illness, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 22K
Angel Eyes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: destiny, fall in love, policewoman, romance, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, starting over, crimes, mysterious character, guilt, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, quarry
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 20K
Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, widow, romance, starting over, love and romance, haunted by the past, hopes, husband wife relationship, airport, advertising, family, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 13K
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, starting over, fall in love, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, romance, murder, guilt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father in law son in law relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.5
 7K
Bee Season (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, touching, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, judaism, redemption, family relations, family problems, coming of age, parents and children, hopes, siblings relations, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 21K
Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: single parent, letter, stranger, disability, ship, friendship, father son relationship, family drama, bet, child abuse, elementary school, newspaper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 13K
Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As Constance (Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Toni Collette) gather at the deathbed of their mother, Ann (Vanessa Redgrave), they learn for the first time that their mother lived an entire other lifetime during one evening 50 years ago. In vivid ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, haunted by the past, mother, power of love, mother daughter relationship, dying, death of mother, wedding, death, friendship, women, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s
Place: rhode island, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: horse, riding accident, travel, romance, rehabilitation, couples, animal life, couple relations, hopes, infidelity, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 71K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, makeup artist, friendship, family relations, father daughter relationship, single parent, family, young heroes, starting over, parents and children, small town, mortician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 379
Angel Dog (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This heart warming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pets, human spirit, friendship, starting over, hopes, redemption, dog movie, dog, mother daughter relationship, car accident, loss of wife, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Leonard Schiller once counted among New York's Literary lions, but illness and ten years of writers block have lowered his profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for ...
Style: realistic, touching, intellectual, talky, sincere ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, aging, starting over, writer's life, love and romance, graduation, couples, friendship, hopes, artists and showbiz, human nature, writing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 920
Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, desert, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, family relations, working class, introspection, single parent, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 24K
Hope Floats (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Birdee Pruitt has been humiliated on live television by her best friend, Connie, who's been sleeping with Birdee's husband, Bill. Birdee tries starting over with her daughter, Bernice, by returning to her small Texas hometown, but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, romance, family relations, family problems, fall in love, infidelity, couples, lovers reunited, couple relations, parents and children, retirement home ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, chicago illinois, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 133K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: countryside, starting over, happy ending, single father, animals, zoo, school expulsion, coping, responsibility, hopes, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, teachers and students, couple relations, love and romance, love, school, friendship, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Where Hope Grows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, human spirit, human nature, misfit, redemption, optimism, parents and children, family problems, alcohol abuse, small town, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, starting over, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, human nature, self discovery, destructive relationship, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, india, manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 15K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, thief, family relations, theft, american dream, single parent, life is a bitch, working class, teenage life, down on your luck, parents and children, social problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story is set in Kansas in the year 1910. Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who is still saddened by the death of his wife during childbirth several years earlier, finds that the task of taking care of his farm and two children, Anna and Caleb, is ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: farm, frontier, bereavement, single parent, countryside, prairie, family life, self discovery, human nature, small town life, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: kansas, usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 82K
Monster's Ball (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: electric chair, interracial relations, racism, eviction, anger, waitress, redemption, hopes, blacks and whites, love and romance, suicide, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Ultimate Gift (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, terminal illness, inheritance, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, youth, introspection, wealth, life turned upside down, friendship, parents and children, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ecuador, south america, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 103K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, domestic violence, abusive husband, fall in love, haunted by the past, small town life, obsession, single father, love triangle, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, animals, life & death, loyalty, friends, pets, family, human animal relationship, loneliness, loss of friend, death ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Regarding Henry (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits into. Fortunately, Henry has a loving wife and daughter ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rehabilitation, amnesia, memory loss, lawyer, family relations, maid, disability, redemption, starting over, parents and children, life turned upside down, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Heart of the Country (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With her husband jailed for Wall Street-based fraud, Faith has to leave behind her luxury life in New York to return home to North Carolina and the widower father and dutiful older sister she left behind. Together, they have to deal with the buried ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
Plot: romance, family relations, parents and children, homecoming, love affair, hopes, countryside, female protagonist, love and romance, getting home, husband wife relationship, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Shipping News (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: adultery, redemption, small town, haunted by the past, starting over, single parent, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, atlantic ocean, new jersey, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Life on Liberty Street (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A nurse, trying to salvage her life after her husband and job are gone, winds up working in a halfway house full of mildly brain-damaged patients and receives help from those she helps.
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: mentally challenged, human spirit, starting over, rehabilitation, love and romance, hopes, disability, defiant, family relations, doctors and patients, bittersweet, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
All Roads Lead Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is about a 12 year old girl who loses her mother in an automobile accident. Her father struggles with the loss of his wife and trying to raise his young daughter who believes her father is partly responsible for her mother's death. ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: countryside, family life, dysfunctional family, farm, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, death in the family, single parent, animal life, family relations, healing power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, family relations, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, coming of age, accidental killing, teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 6K
Take My Eyes (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: domestic violence, violent husband, starting over, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, family problems, therapy, understanding, siblings relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%