Movies like Being Flynn

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Being Flynn (2012)
 6.4
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Being Flynn (2012)
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: touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, based on memoir
Plot: homeless, writer's life, family relations, life is a bitch, social misfits, estrangement, misfit, parents and children, poet, family problems, down on your luck, father son relationship, absent father, support group, homeless man, writing, artists and showbiz, society, urban, drugs/alcohol, angel, drug abuse, sex scene, suicide, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts

Most similar movies to Being Flynn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, society, estrangement and hopes mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Being Flynn: About Sunny (2011), The End of Innocence (1990), Cook County (2008), Particles of Truth (2003), Virginia (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: working class, urban, moral dilemma, society, family problems, family relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, single parent, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: self discovery, mental institution, parents and children, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, family problems, drug abuse, family relations, power relations, drugs/alcohol, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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: suspenseful, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes, drugs/alcohol, addiction, small town, redemption, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: romance, unfulfillment, writer's life, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, drug abuse, estrangement, addiction, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 2K
Virginia (2010)
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, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: sheriff, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, family problems, family relations, mentally unstable, misfit, couple relations, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
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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: touching, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: parents and children, custody, family relations, babies and infants, high priced lawyer, small town, youth, reunion, estrangement, rivalry, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Time Out of Mind (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Evicted from his squat and suddenly alone on the streets, George is a man without a home. Struggling with his demons and desperately trying to connect with the daughter he abandoned, he navigates the system, hustling for change and somewhere safe ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: estrangement, down on your luck, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, urban, society, family relations, social decay, redemption, homelessness, piano playing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 324
Fly Away (2011)
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, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: autism, life is a bitch, parents and children, communication problem, child illness, social misfits, moral dilemma, misfit, society, family relations, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Where God Left His Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Frank, Angela, and their two children are evicted from their New York City apartment, they have no choice but to move into a homeless shelter. After a few difficult months, good news comes their way on Christmas Eve: a nearby housing project ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: job seeking, family relations, race against time, survival, eviction, family problems, realism, ex athlete, coping, life is a bitch, chases and races, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.1
 55
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, family problems, disorder, unemployment, unfulfillment, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit, society
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by Little Leroy, a thug who is one of the tough denizens of ...
Style: bleak, psychological, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, friendship, homelessness, photographer, schizophrenia, haunted by the past, misfit, society, city life, interracial relations, buddies, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, youth, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, human spirit, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Dark Side of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.
Style: realistic, gloomy, psychological, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, addiction, drug abuse, dealing with death, life is a bitch, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, death in the family, eligible bachelor, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: life is a bitch, down on your luck, family problems, job seeking, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, unemployment, redemption, hopes, parents and children, family relations, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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
Plot: island, redemption, social misfits, hopes, couples, small town life, family problems, friendship, estrangement, family relations, ocean or sea, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: psychiatrist, teenager, parents and children, family in crisis, life is a bitch, suburban life, unfulfillment, redemption, estrangement, hopes, domestic disturbance, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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: realistic, serious, emotional, uplifting, touching
Plot: siblings relations, unsupportive spouse, hopes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, elderly, couple relations, aging, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
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Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: mercy killing, estrangement, death in the family, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, siblings relations, dealing with death, parents and children, cancer, estranged family member, terminal illness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Gimme Shelter (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, rough, psychological ...
Plot: abusive mother, child birth, down on your luck, hopes, life is a bitch, social misfits, misfit, society, starting over, street kid, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: estrangement, musician's life, introspection, society, deportation, music, immigrants, life is a bitch, down on your luck, haunted by the past
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Client List (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she and her husband lose their jobs, a former Texas homecoming queen inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a prostitution ring after she unknowingly accepts a position at a massage parlor.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, parents and children, workplace, family problems, family life, dishonesty, unemployment, sexual relations, family relations, lifestyle, massage parlor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: unemployment, corporate world, workplace, family problems, starting over, society, americana, workplace situations, life is a bitch, down on your luck, job seeking, corporate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Good Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, bar, misfit, social misfits, friends, homeless, redemption, drifter, human nature, alcohol abuse, elderly, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, death in the family, dishonesty, family life, crumbling marriage, woman, couples, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, family life, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Welcome to Paradise (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When big-city preacher Debbie Laramie (Crystal Bernard) moves to the small town of Paradise with her son Hayden (Bobby Edner), she finds the local community unreceptive to her message of love and forgiveness. Determined to get through to her ...
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: small town, church, countryside, clergy, social relations, out of the way, religions or cults, estrangement, love affair, rally, social decay, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 640
On the Outs (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Follows the choices made by three young women - one a drug dealer, one an addict, one a pregnant teen - in Jersey City.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: drug dealer, teenage pregnancy, prison, single mother, life is a bitch, gang, addiction, pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, misfit, urban ghetto life, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
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Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, introspection, healer, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, estrangement, grief, new age, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 808
Lost Angels (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rich L.A. party brat Tim (Adam Horovitz) spins into a cycle of despair after his parents divorce, and trying to fill the void with drugs and trouble only buys him a ticket to an asylum. But with the help of a psychiatrist (Donald Sutherland) who has ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: gang, coming of age, redemption, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, society, dysfunctional family, nightlife, teenage life, family problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
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Dealer (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In an impressive follow up to his debut film Forest, Benedek Fliegauf tells the uncompromising story of a day in the life of a drug dealer. His clients include the leader of a religious sect, a friend who needs a final fix, a former lover who has ...
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, stylized, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, urban, misfit, society, drug dealing, social misfits, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, addiction, overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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