Movies like Redemption of the Ghost

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Redemption of the Ghost (2002)
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Redemption of the Ghost (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When convicted embezzler Witt Hampton (Gene Bicknell) escapes from prison, a lonely barn serves as the perfect hideout -- until a pair of tykes stumbles on him. Telling the tots he's a ghost, Witt strikes up a friendship with the pair. Soon, inspired by their innocence, he decides to take responsibility for his crimes. Too bad the local sheriff isn't quick to forgive in this family drama co-starring, Diane Ladd, Rachel Hunter and John Savage.
Plot: prison escape, children, family relations, single mother, river, convict, widow, diner, waitress, aunt, farmhouse, old house, prayer, overalls, old car

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Most similar movies to Redemption of the Ghost

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, single mother, widow, waitress, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship and children mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Redemption of the Ghost: Whose Daughter Is She? (1995), Custody (2016), All the Way Home (1981), Palunku (2006), Portrait of a Stripper (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Whose Daughter Is She? (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Whose Daughter is She?
Plot: widow, divorce, custody battle, custody, mother child relationship, child custody, family relations, desertion
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Custody (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: single mother, judge, lawyer, abuse, custody, hearing, child abuse, courtroom drama, social issues, class differences, family secret, convict ...
Place: new york
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All the Way Home (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.
Plot: single mother, widow, loss of husband, uncle nephew relationship, car, loss of father, accident, death of husband, love, death of father, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 1910s
Place: tennessee
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Palunku (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Monichan shifts to the city from his village to provide better education to his children. But will things go as planned?
Plot: children, city, school, literacy, family relations, village, money lender, child abuse, lottery
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The Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: A short film that tells the story of three older men who come into the same restaurant on Wednesday mornings at the same time every week. The story is told from the perspective of Megan, the newly hired waitress at the restaurant that takes classes ...
Plot: restaurant, faith, faithfulness, old man, honor, christian, respect, waitress, prayer
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Portrait of a Stripper (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young widow, supporting herself and her son by performing as a nightclub dancer, finds the place turned into a strip joint.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, sexual
Plot: family problems, family relations, workplace, single parent, nudity (full frontal - brief), down on your luck, custody, single mother, money, stripper, widow, milf ...
Time: 70s
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60%
Breathing Lessons (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
Style: road movie
Plot: old age, reconciliation, one day, diner, television, funeral, waitress, car radio, reunion
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55%
The Chadwick Family (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A father finds himself taking care of a family that in addition to his son and three daughters, also consists of two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.
Plot: family conflict, large family, family relations, failed pilot, fiancee, widow, newspaper, publisher, island, chinese american
Place: california
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54%
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The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an ...
Plot: house painter, family relations, vietnam veteran, vietnam war, alcoholic, waitress, commitment, alcohol abuse, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, post war ...
Place: los angeles, beverly hills
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53%
Scandal in a Small Town (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh and works as a cocktail waitress there. She is not too well thought of as she is nothing of a blushing virgin. But she is far from a whore and brings up her daughter Julie, a high school student, ...
Plot: teacher, single mother, small town, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, school teacher, scandal, racism, teacher student relationship, reputation, lawsuit, court ...
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Yearning (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a bombing raid destroys the family store and her husband, Reiko rebuilds and runs the shop out of love stopped short by destruction.
Plot: family relations, widow, unrequited love, love, egg, store, train station, fight, suicide, supermarket, motorcycle, brother in law sister in law relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: japan
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50%
 6.3
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War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: inspirational, christian film, biblical, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, african american protagonist, life, family relations, propaganda, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, intergenerational friendship, marital problem, life philosophy ...
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In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.
Plot: snow, mental illness, teacher, school, painting, teasing, paranoia, baby, little girl, husband wife relationship, christmas, lawyer ...
Place: iowa
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48%
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Plot: infidelity, released from prison, prison, going straight, redemption, life is a bitch, love affair, prison life, family problems, confined, husband wife relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: mississippi
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Saved by Grace (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
Style: christian film, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, faith, father son relationship, christian, fatherhood, integrity, love, husband wife relationship, father, grief, couple relations, changing lives ...
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47%
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Steam (2007)
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, talky, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: sauna, widow, introspection, elderly, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, human spirit, parents and children, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Money Buys Happiness (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A man and a woman, unpleasant bickering nitwits both, push a big stupid metaphor (in the shape of a piano) across Seattle.
Style: spiritual
Plot: love, friend, hanging, piano, son, suicide, children, family relations, flowers, husband wife relationship, marriage, pilgrimage ...
Place: seattle
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A Journal for Jordan (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, a soldier deployed to Iraq begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy revisits the story of her unlikely, ...
Style: romantic
Plot: little boy, restaurant, female journalist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, museum, war veteran, single mother, doorman, pregnant woman, city, waking up ...
Time: year 2001, year 2007, september 11 2001, year 1998, year 2009 ...
Place: washington d.c., new york
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Gypsy Angels (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vanna White is a stripper who falls for a stunt pilot who develops amnesia after a crash.
Style: cult film
Plot: amnesia, stripper, doctor, biplane, preacher, female nudity, breasts
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Rooster: Spurs of Death! (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 70's drama about a cock fighter and his son and the goings on of the cockfighting industry.
Plot: cockfight, exploitation, prostitute, talking animals, deception, cheating, dwarf
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For Billie and Nico, life with their father is a roller-coaster ride of playfulness and unease. When he is in the grip of alcohol, tears flow and their apparently idyllic family life collapses. Their mostly absent and irresponsible mother is not ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: children, life is a bitch, social issues, brother sister relationship, drinking problem, siblings relations, family problems, parents and children, social problems, brother brother relationship, family relations, life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Man Tate (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his ...
Style: touching, realistic, psychological, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: prodigy, single parent, coming of age, waitress, mathematics, working class, summer camp, family relations, supportive parent, parents and children, human nature, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 24
The Shepherd (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A father chooses between his enemy and the life of his own son. Bursting with “Top Gun” action, THE SHEPHERD explodes into the lives and conflicts of the men who push the edge of supersonic danger while defending our skies. The resulting ...
Style: christian film
Plot: death of husband, grief, christianity, christian, religious conversion, fighter jet, vietnam veteran, air force base, colonel, river, funeral, jet plane ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Nunzio (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mentally-challenged delivery boy indulges in fantasies that he is a superhero in the tough streets of Brooklyn. He lives a life marked with torments from the gang of deadbeats at the corner, overbearing concern from his mother and older brother, ...
Plot: delivery man, mentally challenged person, family relations, brother brother relationship, urban setting, paraplegic, priest, bully, sex, widow, neighborhood, rescue ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Everyday People (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: workplace romance, interracial relations, restaurant, social differences, fighting the system, workplace, working class, workplace situations, boss and employee, power relations, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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40%
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The River (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Farming family battles severe storms, a bank threatening to reposses their farm, and other hard times in a battle to save and hold on to their farm.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: farmer, river, countryside, small town, factory, family relations, small town life, bank, forces of nature, parents and children, against the odds, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama, birmingham alabama, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Take Me to the River (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A naive California teen plans to remain above the fray at his Nebraskan family reunion, but a strange encounter places him at the center of a long-buried family secret.
Style: sincere, psychological, suspenseful, touching, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: cousin cousin relationship, family secret, child sexual abuse, children, injustice, precocious child, suspicion, child abuse, summer, threat, incest, river ...
Place: nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a short story by the acclaimed author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, comes a holiday story of family and forgiveness. Recently widowed Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her three children have hit difficult times on their farm. Suddenly, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: family relations, estrangement, farm, family problems, hopes, youth, family, family life, parents and children, teenage life, loss of partner, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life ...
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: waitress, nude girl, love at first sight, alcoholic mother, prostitution, sex in car, poverty, single mother, mother daughter relationship, employer employee relationship, female nudity, fired from the job ...
Place: arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, unfulfillment, hopes, love and romance, society, dull life, bittersweet, fall in love, introspection, love affair, working class ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%