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, entertaining
Plot: college, dysfunctional family, homecoming, family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, single parent, mother daughter relationship, african american, getting home, mother and daughter, bad mother, confronting the past, domestic violence, relationship problems, family conflict, marital argument, troubled past, abuse, lifetime, alcoholic, garden ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, 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, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, estrangement and youth mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Sins of the Mother: The Preacher's Daughter (2012), Liverpool (2008), Stay (2013), Home Sweet Home (2001), We're All Christs (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Preacher's Daughter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The estranged daughter of a small town minister is forced to return to the strict, religious home of her youth where she must confront the troubled relationships that caused her to leave four years before
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: clergy, estrangement, dysfunctional family, society, parents and children, family relations, small town, homecoming, religions or cults, family problems, age difference, lifetime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
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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, serious ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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92%
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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: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, unsupportive spouse, single parent, homecoming, family relations, love, older man younger woman relationship, women, family problems, troubled relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, disability, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: surreal, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy
Plot: dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, self destructing, family relations, life is a bitch, alcoholic father, family problems, addiction, parents and children, redemption, father son relationship, alcoholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 318
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, clinic, parents and children, mental institution, doctors and patients, power relations, family relations, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, elderly, alcohol abuse, death in the family, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, family business, parents and children, life is a bitch, estrangement, family relations, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, gay, gay erotica ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: college, lifestyle, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, best friends, college life, parents and children, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, lifetime, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, best friends, dysfunctional family, tragic love, homecoming, couples, life is a bitch, orphan, hopes, single parent, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, serious ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family problems, estrangement, family relations, aging, dysfunctional family, elderly, memory loss, parents and children, father son relationship, brothers, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.7
 682
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, serious, emotional, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family life, homecoming, estrangement, under the surface, parents and children, family gatherings, strong female presence, siblings relations, family problems, nudity (full frontal - brief), dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, family relations, estrangement, single parent, youth, prostitute, small town life, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, coma, husband wife relationship, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, realistic, serious, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, alcohol abuse, little girl, family relations, mother daughter relationship, loneliness, negligence, werewolf, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, estrangement, family problems, drug abuse, homecoming, addiction, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, small town, released from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: haunted by the past, redemption, starting over, dysfunctional family, hopes, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, family relations, human nature, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Life in a Fishbowl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, family problems, alcohol abuse, couple relations, writer's life, couples, family in crisis, single parent, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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
Audience: teens
Plot: family problems, coming of age, family relations, youth, teenage life, obsession, family life, hidden truth, single parent, parents and children, lifetime, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, serious, touching, captivating, humorous
Plot: cancer, family life, dysfunctional family, race against time, survival, terminal illness, parents and children, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, family relations, couple relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, touching, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, estrangement, starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, actor's life, hopes, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, youth, family problems, estrangement, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, paralysis, alcohol abuse, grandfather grandson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, youth, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hopes, aging, love, lifetime, asthma, women, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 517
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, pregnancy, murder, parent child relationship, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, bittersweet, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 454
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, parents and children, drug abuse, life is a bitch, rescue, youth, life turned upside down, family problems, estrangement, society, teenage prostitution, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 535
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, sexy ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, environmentalism, gain trust, family problems, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.2
 91
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, social ...
Plot: rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, family problems, child as adult, rebellion, family relations, youth, single parent, realism, parents and children, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 641
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, bleak ...
Plot: parents and children, family problems, working class, dysfunctional family, society, single parent, youth, small town, realism, life is a bitch, coming of age, oedipus complex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: touching, sincere, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, family relations, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, redemption, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%