Movies like Being Flynn

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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, based on memoir
Plot: drugs/alcohol, writer's life, homeless, parents and children, down on your luck, estrangement, urban, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, social misfits, artists and showbiz, misfit, society, poet, homeless shelter, suicide, father son relationship, homeless man, locker room, taxi driver, absent father, snow, roommate, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Still Alice
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USA, UK, France
101 min.
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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, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, society and down on your luck mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Being Flynn: About Sunny (2011), Where God Left His Shoes (2007), Cook County (2009), The Saint of Fort Washington (1993), Welcome to Paradise (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, 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, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
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Where God Left His Shoes
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, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: realism, down on your luck, life is a bitch, urban, race against time, survival, parents and children, family in crisis, chases and races, family problems, family relations, christmas ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Cook County
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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The Saint of Fort Washington
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy, depressing ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, boston, new jersey
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Welcome to Paradise
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, life is a bitch, autism, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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    User:   51%
 
Shirley Adams
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, disability, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
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    User:   42%
 
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, realistic, gloomy, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, suburbs, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, suburban life, hopes, psychiatrist, teenager, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
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For Ellen
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
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System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
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Balancing Act
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Having cheated on his wife, Giulio, a municipal employee, moves out, but has to find a solution on how to still support his family, and himself.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: downfall, parents and children, urban, down on your luck, breakup, infidelity, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, sauna, widow, catholic, lesbian, introspection, self discovery ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: About existence from the perspective of 20 nameless black females. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: feminism, domestic violence, urban, down on your luck, gender, unfulfillment, family problems, rape, love, poem, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family ...
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Islander
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
Plot: starting over, human nature, hopes, ocean or sea, island, family problems, small town, redemption, family relations, social misfits, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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Crash
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crash is an American television drama series that tells the story of how the lives of how several very diverse Southern Californians intersect.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: racism, interracial relations, city life, social decay, hopes, urban, life is a bitch, society, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Low Tide
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: realism, single parent, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, small town, down on your luck, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, coming of age, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
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Ashley
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: losing-it hero, introspection, suburbs, teenage life, coming of age, misfit, youth, social misfits, domestic disturbance, teenage love, suburban life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Like Dandelion Dust
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 ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adoption, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, legal action, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
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On the Outs
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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: city life, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, drug dealing, urban, teenage life, urban ghetto life, kids in trouble, single mother, prison, drug dealer, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Woman Thou Art Loosed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, going straight, redemption, prison, sexual abuse, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, hopes, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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On the Edge
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Style: touching, serious, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: mental institution, drugs/alcohol, mentally unstable, starting over, romance, human nature, friendship, haunted by the past, misfit, youth, life is a bitch, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
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Our Life
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Claudio works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, a dramatic event comes to upset this simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, family in crisis, family problems, life is a bitch, single parent, dealing with death, redemption, friendship, down on your luck, missing person, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
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System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
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The Company Men
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: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: workplace, unemployment, business, greed, corporate america, life is a bitch, suicide, capitalism, family, redemption, homeless, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california, new jersey, massachusetts
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System:   35%
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Another House
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mathieu Roy's L’Autre maison is an intimate and powerful family drama featuring three generations of great Quebec Actors. Marcel Sabourin plays Henri Bernard, an 86 year-old man with a failing grip on reality. His sons, a jet setting middle ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, aging, alzheimer's disease, memory loss, estrangement, elderly, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
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Parked
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, offbeat
Plot: social misfits, drugs/alcohol, friendship, down on your luck, life is a bitch, misfit, friends, drug abuse, hopes, society, drug addiction, forgiveness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ireland
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System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
Gimme Shelter
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, realistic, emotional, rough ...
Plot: social misfits, starting over, human spirit, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble, youth, family problems, life is a bitch, survival, haunted by the past, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
Too Young to Be a Dad
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: parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, pregnancy, youth, family problems, adoption, babies and infants, human spirit, teenage life, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 

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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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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Zig Zag
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: parents and children, urban, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, restaurant, life is a bitch, crime, family relations, city life, underdog, domestic disturbance, rebelliousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   32%
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