Movies like Sins of the Mother

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Sins of the Mother (2010)
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Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is currently in AA and a churchgoer, over her entire childhood of abuse and neglect which Shay is both unwilling and unable to let go of.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: college, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, single parent, mother daughter relationship, african american, alcoholic, garden, abuse
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.

Most similar movies to Sins of the Mother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, estrangement and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sins of the Mother: Liverpool (2008), Stay (2013), Hidden Love (2007), Crying Out (2010), Wetlands (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: sailor, estrangement, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, south, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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95%
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Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, homecoming, single parent, unsupportive spouse, family relations, love, family problems, female director, fear of commitment, bathtub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ireland
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88%
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist tries to help a suicidal woman who despises her grown daughter.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, parent child relationship, family relations, power relations, clinic, doctors and patients, mental institution, parents and children, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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77%
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Crying Out (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young man feels compelled to travel with his grand-father. Tthe young man wants to find his father who ran away with the corpse of his ex-wife.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, family relations, family problems, elderly, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, parents and children, aging, death in the family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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68%
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Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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67%
The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A promising track star, 18 year old Jesse Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, lifestyle, family relations, college life, parents and children, best friends, youth, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, strong female presence, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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66%
Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, family in crisis, family problems, disability, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional family, couple relations, domestic disturbance, unsupportive spouse, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Blondie (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges a big birthday. But as the festivities come to an end, repressed conflicts rise to the surface. Old wounds are opened and a new family is ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, serious, touching ...
Plot: family life, family relations, homecoming, family gatherings, parents and children, under the surface, estrangement, siblings relations, family problems, strong female presence, family in crisis, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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We're All Christs (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Adaś Miauczyński, a Polish intelectual, has severe alcohol problems which affect his relationship with his son Sylwek.
Style: sincere, serious, surreal, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, redemption, parents and children, addiction, alcoholic father, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Another House (2013)
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: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family problems, dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, estrangement, elderly, parents and children, memory loss, father son relationship, brothers, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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64%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, coma, husband wife relationship, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, best friends, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, single parent, life is a bitch, starting over, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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62%
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.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: teenage life, family life, parents and children, family problems, single parent, youth, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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61%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, death in the family, addiction, estrangement, life is a bitch, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, gender, gays and lesbians, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Crackie (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex trade. She is left to be brought up by her mercurial ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, prostitute, single parent, youth, estrangement, family problems, family relations, small town life, absent mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: meth lab, family relations, redemption, parents and children, homecoming, addiction, drug abuse, family problems, estrangement, small town, adolescence vs adulthood, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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, serious, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, urban, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, touching ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, dysfunctional family, aging, drugs/alcohol, hopes, love, siblings relations, couples, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Two Against Time (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, survival, parents and children, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, race against time, family relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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51%
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sincere, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, estrangement, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, paralysis, alcohol abuse, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, alcohol abuse, estrangement, starting over, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, strong female presence, hopes, actor's life, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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50%
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Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional character, alcohol abuse, neo realism, negligence, family relations, human nature, addiction, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Reviving Ophelia (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The difficulties two sisters face raising their teenage daughters
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: family problems, coming of age, youth, obsession, family life, teenage life, family relations, buried truth, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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48%
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Mouth to Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The teenage girl Vera left her family after an incident at home, and is now living with a middle-aged drug addict, Morgan, who is using her as a prostitute to get money for drugs and debts. Meanwhile, the rest of her family is falling apart, and her ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, rescue, youth, life turned upside down, estrangement, family problems, drug abuse, parents and children, society, teenage prostitution, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mina Walking (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Afghanistan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, child as adult, rebellion, realism, family problems, family relations, single parent, drug abuse, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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45%
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Lou (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Living in rural New South Wales, working-class single mother Rhia is struggling to evade debt collectors and raise three young daughters. The eldest, and hardened beyond her years, Lou blames Rhia for the departure of her father, who walked out 10 ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, alzheimer's disease, parents and children, mental illness, aging, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, single mother, strong female presence, siblings relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 482
Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, gain trust, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Low Tide (2012)
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, working class, single parent, youth, society, realism, small town, life is a bitch, teenage boy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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43%
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Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, mysterious past, murder, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%