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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film bravely exposes the humanity in each character reminding us that we each have the potential to be the best and worst versions of ourselves at any time.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, gloomy
Plot: adoption, family relations, parents and children, starting over, family life, hopes, social worker, custody, family problems, legal action, legal, small town, life turned upside down, rivalry, family in crisis, drugs/alcohol, alcoholic, wife abuse, adopted son, bribe, sailing, perjury, jail
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio

Most similar movies to Like Dandelion Dust

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, youth and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Like Dandelion Dust: Paper Covers Rock (2008), Taken Away (2014), Alex of Venice (2014), Cook County (2008), Too Young to Be a Dad (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: touching, gloomy, psychological, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, hopes, family problems, family life, family relations, mental illness, custody, starting over, woman in underwear, sister sister relationship, swimming pool, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
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 154
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: single parent, youth, rivalry, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, fighting the system, adoption, custody, courtroom drama, family relations, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: single parent, siblings relations, hopes, parents and children, life turned upside down, self discovery, breakup, eccentric family, family problems, family life, disorder, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a stint in prison, Sonny returns to his home in East Texas, determined to repair his relationship with his son. Standing in his way is his brother, who has turned the home into a crumbling meth lab (IMDb.com)
Style: sentimental, gloomy, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, life is a bitch, addiction, family problems, estrangement, redemption, coming of age, drugs/alcohol, hopes, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: adoption, hopes, life turned upside down, pregnancy, teenage life, human spirit, family in crisis, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, babies and infants, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: adoption, courtroom drama, custody battle, single parent, parents and children, family problems, legal action, custody, human nature, legal, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: custody, coming of age, teenage girl, custody battle, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, hopes, manipulations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mom at Sixteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, babies and infants, youth, family relations, social relations, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, high school life, social worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: social worker, village, orphan, adoption, orphanage, hopes, parents and children, family problems, single parent, family relations, adopted son, absent father ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, against the odds, human spirit, hopes, family in crisis, unlikely partners, parents and children, doctors and patients, child illness, family problems, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, unfulfillment, woman, overcoming, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 578
The Confession (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis, "The Confession" is the continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search of her identity - only to find herself embroiled in a ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: self discovery, reunion, adoption, society, family relations, religions or cults, redemption, family, hopes, parents and children
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The End of Love (2012)
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: single father, single parent, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, babies and infants, life turned upside down, dealing with death, youth, family problems, death in the family, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, gloomy, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, hopes, unfulfillment, family in crisis, suburban life, parents and children, domestic disturbance, redemption, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 284
About Sunny (2011)
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: touching, gloomy, captivating, sincere, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 486
The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: sincere, uplifting, realistic, touching, emotional ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: uplifting, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, religions or cults, family business, follow your dream, family in crisis, hopes, parents and children, youth, workplace, self discovery, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 2K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, serious, sincere
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Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.7
 907
Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: gloomy, touching, serious, sincere, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 2K
For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 253
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious
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Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Audience: family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: uplifting, realistic, touching, serious, emotional
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 775
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a freezing January evening, school bus driver Lesley completes her route, but her final inspection abruptly ends when a bluebird comes into view. What happens next shakes her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have ...
Style: gloomy, touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 2K
Tiger Eyes (2012)
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, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: friends, teenage life, family problems, death in the family, youth, friendship, family relations, dealing with death, parents and children, death of father, grieving, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 251
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, youth, coming of age, human nature, family life, friendship, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, serious, bilingual
Plot: homecoming, puerto rican, family in crisis, crimes, hopes, parents and children, estrangement, starting over, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, sincere, emotional ...
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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