Movies like Virginia

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Virginia (2010)
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Virginia
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, emotional, psychological
Plot: mentally unstable, parents and children, family relations, couple relations, sheriff, love affair, life is a bitch, love and romance, misfit, family problems, parent child relationship, mormon, mother child relationship, affair, pantyhose, female stockinged legs, prayer, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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Olive Kitteridge
Drama
USA
239 min.
 8.3
Prayers for Bobby
Biography, Drama, Romance
USA
90 min.
 8.1
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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 family relations, parents and children, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance and hopes mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Virginia: Helen (2009), Fly Away (2011), Normal (2003), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), On the Edge (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Fly Away
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to work, no longer does. What will sustain her daughter, ...
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Normal
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, family life, transsexual, marriage, relationships, life philosophy, cross dressing, couple relations, adultery, parents and children, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
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Fifteen and Pregnant
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
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On the Edge
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Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
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Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
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Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
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Summerland
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: teens
Plot: beach, friendship, surfing, siblings relations, teenage life, life turned upside down, coming of age, love and romance, teenager, partners, youth, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Speak
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, mute, rape, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   62%
 
Brothers & Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, family life, couples, family relations, family business, couple relations, death in the family, love and romance, family problems, family drama, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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    User:   70%
 
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About Sunny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, urban, moral dilemma, parents and children, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family relations, working class, society, family problems, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   59%
 
A Long Way Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, teenager, psychiatrist, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   68%
    User:   59%
 
The End of Love
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: babies and infants, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, single father, single parent, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: USA
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Story: Set in present day New York City, "Happy Hour" is a literate and often funny story of love and how to receive it. Tulley, a once-promising literary star now biding his time as an advertising copy editor, moves from cynicism to acceptance ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Olive Kitteridge
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, parents and children, depression, tragedy, loneliness, life, small town life, sarcasm, relationships, mental illness, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, california, maine
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The Diary of Preston Plummer
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching ...
Plot: young lovers, romance, fall in love, island, love affair, small town, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, small town life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Hunger Point
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Meet the Hunters your typical all-American family: two committed parents and two lovely daughters. However, looks can be deceiving because this family is plagued by the nit-picking comments of an overzealous mother determined to keep her daughters ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: hospital, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, mental institution, family in crisis, mental illness, family problems, family relations, obsession, couple relations, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   61%
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Harrison Montgomery
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a rundown apartment complex in San Francisco's Tenderloin, a septuagenarian seer is waiting for his final message. For decades the eccentric recluse has chronicled the phrases of the Wheel of Fortune and deciphered their hidden meaning - the ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: down on your luck, elderly, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, disorder, buddies, single parent, domestic disturbance, drug dealing, follow your dream, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Grief of Others
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching
Plot: dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, death in the family, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, family relations, garbage bag, family crisis, falling into water, pregnant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
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In Our Nature
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their ...
Style: talky, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, in the woods, estrangement, couples, family relations, introspection, estranged father, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
 6.4
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Phantom Pain
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marc is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker who avoids work and responsibility. Marc's life changes from one moment to the next when he suffers a life-changing accident. He can either wallow in self-pity or tackle the beast called life with ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, redemption, disability, hopes, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, misfit, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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System:   52%
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Steam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, talky ...
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, sauna, catholic, widow, lesbian, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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    User:   42%
 
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Our Sons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, hospital, single parent, dealing with death, small town, couple relations, friendship, aids, guilt, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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Meet My Valentine
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Tom learns that he has terminal brain cancer, he decides to find a replacement husband for his wife and a father to his daughter, before it is too late. Unbeknownst to his wife Valentine, Tom sets up an on-line dating profile for her, and ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, romance, parents and children, terminal illness, love and romance, couples, wife, cancer, daughter, cooking, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   51%
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Surrender, Dorothy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: single parent, beach, dealing with death, starting over, tragic love, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, haunted by the past, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty, romantic rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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    User:   47%
 
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Trucker
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loner Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan) is a truck driver with an 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett), whom she never sees, and that's fine with her. But, when Peter's father, Len (Benjamin Bratt), falls ill, he asks Diane to take care of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: americana, drugs/alcohol, single parent, parents and children, small town, small town life, estrangement, family relations, cancer, traffic, highway, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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Tiger Eyes
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: dealing with death, death in the family, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, friends, grieving, cancer, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 

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Little Children
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: psychological, realistic, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Being Flynn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, based on memoir
Plot: drugs/alcohol, writer's life, homeless, parents and children, down on your luck, urban, estrangement, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social misfits, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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