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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, sexy, realistic, gloomy
Plot: adoption, custody, family relations, parents and children, starting over, family life, social worker, hopes, legal action, legal, rivalry, family in crisis, small town, life turned upside down, christian, family problems, alcoholic, adopted son, wife abuse, child, lifetime, graphic violence, violence against women, jail, bribe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, florida

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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, family problems, parents and children, hopes, family in crisis, youth and family life mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like Like Dandelion Dust: Alex of Venice (2014), Too Young to Be a Dad (2002), Lifted (2010), Paper Covers Rock (2008), Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, self discovery, ambition, life turned upside down, breakup, family problems, relationship vs career, family life, eccentric family, family relations, parents and children, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice california
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Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 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.
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Lifted (2010)
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: The chance to shine in a singing competition offers much-needed hope for a Southern middle-schooler who's drowning in worries, from bullies in the halls to turmoil at home -- and the news that his reservist father has been called back to ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, feel good ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, afghanistan, middle east
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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: sincere, psychological, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, custody, starting over, hopes, mental illness, family life, family relations, family problems, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, psychologist, depression ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, family relations, family problems, human spirit, lifetime, strong female presence, hopes, court hearing, mental disorder, depression, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: adoption, righting the wronged, custody, courtroom drama, rivalry, legal, single parent, family problems, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
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Plot: youth, family, family life, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, love and romance, single parent, dysfunctional family, estrangement, farm ...
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Place: los angeles
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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: captivating, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: parents and children, family problems, hopes, rivalry, custody, family relations, estrangement, babies and infants, family gatherings, musician, child custody, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
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Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, starting over, kids in trouble, family life, haunted by the past, youth, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, parents and children, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Cook County (2008)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
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31%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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