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The Runner
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the aftermath of the BP oil spill, an idealistic but imperfect New Orleans politician (Nicolas Cage) finds his plans of restoration unraveling as his own life becomes contaminated with corruption, scandal and deceit.
Plot: woman, husband, wife, united states of america, son, father, politician, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, oil industry, oil company, oil, sex scandal, sex
Time: 2010s, year 2010
Place: usa, louisiana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about husband wife relationship, father son relationship, family relations, parents and children, sex, couples and brother sister relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Runner: No Place Like Home (1989), Roseanne (1988), Trumbo (2015), Wonder Wheel (2017), Reba (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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No Place Like Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his brother but that doesn't last for long due to the two ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: down on your luck, unemployment, family in crisis, working class, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, society, family problems, family relations, homeless man, parent, homeless woman ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
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 7.0
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Roseanne
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
Story: A working-class family struggles to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Style: realistic, humorous, witty, cynical, biting
Audience: family outing
Plot: sitcom, family, working class, family life, verbal byplay, parents and children, siblings relations, suburbs, suburban life, couples, overweight, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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 7.5
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Trumbo
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: dramatic, earnest, cerebral, interesting, entertaining ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, politics, cancer, writing, political, censorship, free speech, courage, honest, screenwriter, justice ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
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System:   62%
    User:   54%
 
 6.2
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Wonder Wheel
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn ...
Plot: ferris wheel, women, cigarette smoking, psychiatrist, woman, estranged daughter, united states of america, disappearance, tank top, lifeguard, arson, aspiring writer ...
Time: 1950s
Place: usa
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System:   61%
    User:   51%
 
 6.5
 12K
Reba
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After her dentist husband of 20 years leaves her for his dental hygienist, Reba Hart's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down.​
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: sitcom, single parent, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suburbs, pregnancy, family life, suburban life, single mother, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa
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System:   52%
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 7.9
 307K
Boyhood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, teenager, family, drinking, life, coming-of-age, adolescence, parenthood, storytelling, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2002 ...
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas
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 7.3
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Eve's Bayou
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, coming of age, incest, father daughter relationship, adultery, storytelling, memory, redemption, uncover truth, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
 6.7
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Dirty Pictures
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: fighting the system, museum, against the rules, sexual abuse, courtroom, courtroom drama, family in danger, righting the wronged, artists and showbiz, politics, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
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System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
 7.5
 111K
Still Alice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, relationships, family drama, family bonds, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, columbia university, courage, doctors, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
 6.2
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5 Flights Up
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, couple relations, urban, elderly, couples, golden years, interracial relations, fall in love, city life, love and romance, society, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   31%
 
 5.8
 135
Levelland
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Plot: storytelling, dog, friendship, restaurant, lie, eating, listening to music, food, marriage, friend, teacher, father son relationship ...
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
 5.4
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August
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: August is a 2008 drama film directed by Austin Chick and produced by 57th & Irving. The screenplay by Howard A. Rodman focuses on two brothers, ambitious dot-com entrepreneurs attempting to keep their company afloat as the stock market ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, siblings relations, computers and web, workplace situations, ambition, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, family relations, life is a bitch, workplace, wall street ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
There Will Be Blood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: oil, greed, obsession, violence, capitalism, clergy, lone wolves, character study, storytelling, loneliness, violent, blind ambition ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, turn of the century ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mine, pacific ocean
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    User:   39%
 
 7.0
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Little Chenier
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: LITTLE CHENIER: A CAJUN STORY is the story of a young man who lives a simple life on a houseboat in the Louisiana bayou with his mentally handicapped brother until one is accused of a crime in the small town.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: world, siblings relations, store, misfit, family relations, mentally challenged, infidelity, alcoholic father, handgun, small town sheriff, houseboat, alligator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
 7.0
 74
Sunday Lunch
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A surgeon torn between his family and mistress sees his upcoming promotion as a salvation from midlife crisis.
Plot: mistress, family, surgeon, midlife crisis, drunk, manager, lunch, wife, son, father, dinner, hunting ...
Place: yugoslavia
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
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Helen
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the outside, Helen has it all – a loving family and a successful career – but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen finds solace through her friendship with Mathilda, a ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: mental illness, misfit, family relations, best friends, couple relations, friendship, love affair, parents and children, hopes, love and romance, depression, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
 6.5
 329
Mum's List
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dying mother's life lessons to the husband and sons she left behind. Based on the best-selling novel by St John (Singe) Greene, the film is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when ...
Plot: terminal cancer, cancer, mother, family, death, husband, wife, breast cancer, death of wife, husband wife relationship, dying woman, woman
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System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
As I Lay Dying
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Style: bleak, serious, dark humor, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, family problems, family relations, burial, poverty, deep south, last wish, destroying property, falling into a river, farm, corn ...
Time: 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 7.0
 808
Lone Star
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lone Star is an American drama television series which originally ran on Fox from September 20, 2010 to September 27, 2010, airing Monday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. Fox announced Lone Star's cancellation on September 28, 2010 after two low-rated ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, cheating, betrayal, parents and children, suburbs, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, love triangle, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
 5.8
 8K
The Duel
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger investigates a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.
Plot: murder, shot in the head, revolver, sniper, female vomiting, shovel, held captive, knife fight, snake, hunting, texas ranger, summary execution ...
Time: 19th century
Place: austin texas, usa, texas
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System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
 7.5
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Sully
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as ...
Style: dramatic, intense, factual, suspense, interesting ...
Plot: aviation, investigation, survival, courage, storytelling, mentor, pilot, life & death, airplane accident, catastrophe, airplane, technology ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
 6.0
 229
Steal Me
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, small town, love affair, suburbs, parents and children, siblings relations, midlife crisis, teenage life, kids in trouble, love and romance, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
 6.6
 97
Jerome
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, workplace romance, desert, small town life, factory, unemployment, estrangement, small town, love and romance, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
Political Animals
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: politics, white house, state affairs, family relations, journalism, parents and children, ambition, media, divorce, president, reporter, private vs public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
 6.5
 283
Choose Connor
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends almost all of his time studying, and has an almost nonexistent relationship with his white-collar ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, touching, biting
Plot: coming of age, politics, innocence lost, suburbs, campaign, teenage life, state affairs, youth, friends, friendship, congress, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
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System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
 5.7
 865
Hurry Sundown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, culture clash, family business, racism, farm, small town, small town life, society, family relations, master and servant, obsession, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
November Christmas
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young father asks for pumpkins at the local farm stand. "In August? No." the farmer replies. The farmer ruminates on the odd request and gets involved with strangers for the first time since his son's death long ago.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: human spirit, family, siblings relations, child illness, family gatherings, hopes, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, friends, halloween ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   33%
 
Little Boy Blue
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, murder, incest, death, storytelling, parents and children, police investigation, family, siblings relations, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
Teenage Cocktail
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. The only issue is, they need the money to get there. Jules suggests the couple try webcam modeling. Although she’s nervous at first, ...
Plot: webcam, exhibitionism, lesbian, cocaine, teenage girl in underwear, friendship, money, undressing, pantyhose, grocery store, drug use, police ...
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System:   26%
    User:   25%
 
 7.6
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Big Love
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Bill Henrickson and his life in suburban Salt Lake City, balancing the needs of his three wives -- Barb, Nicki and Margene-- their seven kids, three new houses and the opening of his newest hardware store. When disturbing news arrives ...
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat, talky
Plot: verbal byplay, couple relations, eccentric family, working class, religions or cults, polygamy, mormon, pregnancy, family life, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
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