Movies and TV shows like Life Goes On

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Life Goes On (1989)
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Life Goes On (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life Goes On is a television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989, to May 23, 1993. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is known as Corky. Life Goes On was the first television series to have a major character with Down syndrome.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, misfit, parents and children, family life, teenage life, americana, protective parent, youth, couples, young lovers, mentally challenged, dream come true, supportive parent, couple relations, living with parents, down syndrome, teenage love, society, suburbs, disability, suburban life, hopes, aids, hiv, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, family life, society, youth, couples and hopes mostly in Drama, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Life Goes On: Our House (1986), Promised Land (1996), Thirtysomething (1987), Soul Food (2000), Resurrection Blvd. (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Our House (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Our House is an American television drama series that aired on NBC for two seasons from September 11, 1986 to May 8, 1988. The series centers on the Witherspoon family and the challenges they face adjusting to life with three generations living in ...
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, single parent, single mother, parents and children, family life, youth, family, in-laws, brother sister relationship, death of son, children, widow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa
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Promised Land (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Promised Land is an American drama series which aired on CBS from 1996 to 1999. It is a spin-off from another series, Touched by an Angel.
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: society, hopes, follow your dream, family life, unemployment, on the road, human nature, social relations, family relations, good deed, aunt nephew relationship, cousin cousin relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Thirtysomething (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford Falls Company, and aired on ABC. It premiered in ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: yuppie, family relations, friendship, advertising, parenthood, friends, social relations, couples, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, arizona
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Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: farm, family relations, strong female presence, nursing, couples, family, society, hopes, family life, redemption, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa, midwest
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100%
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Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, talky, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, family feud, couple relations, parents separation, family tradition, family values, couples, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: serious, rough, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, athlete's life, society, youth, family life, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, coming out, beauty salon ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge who serves in a family court, and in addition to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, judge, legal, parents and children, starting over, love and romance, couples, living with parents, courtroom drama, single mother, female judge, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
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51%
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Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, workplace, working class, couple relations, parents and children, society, change of luck, bittersweet, gas station, siblings relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: family relations, small town, small town life, doctor, dysfunctional family, single father, parents and children, family problems, bittersweet, crush, fall in love, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, starting over, hopes, misfit, family life, culture clash, redemption, couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, washington d.c., usa, asia, persia
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A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff of the hospital. Jean, who tries to shelter the children with her love, ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: teaching, school, teachers and students, mentally challenged, dedicated educator, hopes, human spirit, bittersweet, thanksgiving, family problems, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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The Astronaut Wives Club (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the book by Lily Koppel, this 10 episode limited series tells the story of the women who were key players behind some of the biggest events in American history. As America’s astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, Life ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: astronaut, family relations, relationship vs career, couples, ambition, best friends, nasa, strong female presence, parents and children, space program, female bonding, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: usa
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Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: lesbianism, lesbian, family relations, love and romance, strong female presence, designer, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gender, family life, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere
Plot: farm, sugarcane, life turned upside down, family relations, power relations, parents and children, interracial relations, society, social relations, single parent, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, family in crisis, dishonesty, couple relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: ​From International Emmy Award-winning writer Anders Weidemann, compelling ten-part drama 30 Degrees in February follows a group of Swedes who've left the snow and cold of Scandinavia for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand in the dead of ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: starting over, family life, hopes, immigrants, society, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, follow your dream, self discovery, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
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40%
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family problems, family life, society, couples, social relations, couple relations, youth, babies and infants, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
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Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, youth, car accident, death of wife, grief, accidental death, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, countryside, wooing, prank, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, family problems, couples, society, single parent, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
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Red Doors (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, culture clash, parents and children, human nature, youth, single parent, suburbs, family in crisis, family relations, prank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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My Louisiana Sky (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, family life, youth, society, parents and children, family problems, small town life, disability, child's point of view, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, talky, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, couples, romance, hopes, unlikely couple, teenage life, introspection, family problems, family relations, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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The Pregnancy Project (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Pregnancy project tells the real story of Gaby Rodriguez, a seventeen-year-old who attended a Washington state high-school and made her senior school project the treatment of pregnant teenagers by pretending to be pregnant.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, pregnancy, dishonesty, family relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, social relations, high school life, power relations, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Summerland is an American drama television series created by Stephen Tolkin and Lori Loughlin. It is centered on a clothing designer in her 30s, Ava Gregory, raising her niece and nephews after their parents die in a tragic accident. They live in ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, teenage life, beach, family problems, life turned upside down, parents and children, marijuana, childhood, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Family Ties (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Former 1960s flower children Steven and Elyse Keaton raise their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty
Audience: family outing
Plot: family, family relations, liberal, culture clash, hippie, lifestyle, parents and children, youth, siblings relations, teenage life, americana, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio
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Bilal's Stand (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bilal, a Muslim high school senior works at his family's long-owned taxi stand. "The Stand," as they call it, has been the source of all activity and money for the family for the last sixty years. It seems like Bílal is about to ...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, self discovery, family business, teenage life, family problems, society, workplace, youth, hopes, human spirit, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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The Slap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 354 min.
TV show
Story: The Slap is a bold, provocative television drama series that forensically examines the mores and morality of contemporary middleclass life. Based on Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel, this 8–part drama serial traces the shattering ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, couples, family life, couple relations, parents and children, adulthood, friendship, suburbs, society, marital problem, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: family life, responsibility, family relations, single parent, large family, marital problem, couple relations, adolescence, supportive parent, parenthood, social relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, young lovers, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, human nature, teenage life, mother son relationship, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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