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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: emotional, serious, touching, captivating, sincere, gloomy, realistic
Plot: adoption, parents and children, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family relations, legal action, starting over, life turned upside down, legal, rivalry, social worker, drugs/alcohol, family problems, sailing, perjury, wife abuse, bribe, adopted son, alcoholic, jail
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio

Most similar movies to Like Dandelion Dust

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, family in crisis, youth and adoption mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Like Dandelion Dust: Paper Covers Rock (2008), Taken Away (2014), Alex of Venice (2014), Cook County (2009), 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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, mental illness, family relations, starting over, parents and children, custody, hopes, family problems, depression, psychologist, woman in underwear, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
 5.0
 144
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: serious, touching, realistic, emotional
Plot: parents and children, adoption, courtroom drama, custody, legal, rivalry, family problems, family relations, single parent, teenage life, righting the wronged, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, single parent, starting over, eccentric family, life turned upside down, hopes, family problems, self discovery, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.7
 480
Cook County (2009)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adoption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, pregnancy, youth, family problems, babies and infants, human spirit, teenage life, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 2K
For Ellen (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: parents and children, custody, small town, hopes, family problems, family relations, babies and infants, family gatherings, reunion, estrangement, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: custody, custody battle, teenage girl, coming of age, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, hopes, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 712
Bluebird (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, USA
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: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, bus, winter, driver, family in crisis, working class, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: single father, single parent, babies and infants, dealing with death, parent child relationship, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life turned upside down, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, courtroom drama, surrogate mother, racist, drug addiction, baby, child abuse, custody battle, single parent, social worker, legal action, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, teenage pregnancy, adoption, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, family relations, social relations, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, dysfunctional family, divorce, singer, musician, marriage, nanny, parents and children, childhood, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 279
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Lost & Found Family (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When her husband dies, Mrs. Ester Hobbes (Ellen Bry, TV's St. Elsewhere) learns that his wealth was just an illusion. Her only real inheritance is a run-down Southern home occupied by a foster family. Slowly, Mrs. Hobbes finds herself making ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphan, drugs/alcohol, family, redemption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, family relations, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 466
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: missing child, couple relations, family in crisis, hopes, couples, family problems, family relations, social relations, search, helicopter, missing son, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 301
Baby for Sale (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, black market, legal action, injustice, fighting the system, family relations, babies and infants, human nature, social decay, kids in trouble, family life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 7K
October Baby (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, christian film
Plot: self discovery, adoption, abortion, on the road, coming of age, college, youth, best friends, parents and children, life turned upside down, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, babies and infants, single parent, couple relations, parents and children, social differences, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, family life, society, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 17K
Courageous (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: faith, introspection, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, father, redemption, religions or cults, family life, hopes, partners, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 568
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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, family relations, family, self discovery, parents and children, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, hopes, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 10K
Black or White (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: custody battle, interracial relations, drugs/alcohol, custody, widower, rivalry, society, family in crisis, racism, legal, family problems, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: young lovers, island, romance, fall in love, small town, love affair, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, small town life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dealing with death, parents and children, family problems, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, youth, husband wife relationship, death, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 896
Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, parents and children, alcohol abuse, hopes, family problems, family relations, actor's life, rehabilitation, haunted by the past, estrangement, life is a bitch, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, repressed memory, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, bilingual
Plot: puerto rican, homecoming, going straight, starting over, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, reunion, estrangement, hopes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, terminal illness, babies and infants, single parent, dealing with death, domestic disturbance, legal action, child illness, custody, family in crisis, pregnancy, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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