Movies and TV shows like Judging Amy

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Judging Amy (1999)
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Judging Amy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 the family-related cases that she adjudicates, many episodes of the show focus on her own experiences as a divorced mother, and on the experiences of her mother, a social worker who works in the field of child welfare. This series was based on the life experiences of Brenneman's mother.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching, serious
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, social worker, judiciary, hopes, strong female presence, con artists, court, courtroom, interracial relations, doctor, canceled wedding
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Judging Amy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, hopes, love and romance, strong female presence and family life mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Judging Amy: Cedar Cove (2013), Everwood (2002), Soul Food (2000), Philly (2001), Providence (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cedar Cove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Judge Olivia Lockhart is considered the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: small town, relationship vs career, love and romance, family relations, looking for love, courtroom, loss of son, parents and children, wooing, couple relations, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., washington state
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100%
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: single father, small town, doctor, family problems, parents and children, fall in love, family life, social relations, youth, small town life, workaholic, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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100%
 7.2
 920
Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, family feud, family tradition, family values, couples, couple relations, parents separation, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
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49%
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Philly (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: legal, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, dedicated lawyer, legal action, reluctant partners, workplace situations, lawsuit, power relations, law firm, single mother, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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44%
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Providence (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Providence is an American television drama series that aired on NBC starring Melina Kanakaredes. The show ran for five seasons from January 8, 1999 until December 20, 2002.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, atmospheric
Plot: family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, love and romance, family problems, living with parents, homecoming, looking for love, small town life, hometown, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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40%
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Queen Sugar (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: family drama, farm, sugarcane, family relations, parents and children, power relations, life turned upside down, interracial relations, social relations, society, single parent, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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40%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, legal, life turned upside down, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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38%
30 Degrees in February (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
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, follow your dream, unfulfillment, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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38%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, family relations, parents and children, urban, strong female presence, designer, family life, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, gender, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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37%
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Sisters (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sisters is an Emmy Award-winning television drama which aired on NBC for six seasons, from 1991 to 1996. The series was created by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who also created the Showtime series Queer as Folk and wrote the acclaimed Emmy and ...
Style: talky, touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, phone sex, bittersweet, strong female presence, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, gender, couples, in-laws, housewife, snobbism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois
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37%
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Life Goes On (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, family life, teenage life, americana, parents and children, misfit, protective parent, supportive parent, couples, dream come true, living with parents, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Wild at Heart (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The Trevanion family decide to make a fresh start and emigrate to South Africa to set up an animal reserve.
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: starting over, family business, fish out of water, parents and children, animal life, workplace, family problems, couples, workplace situations, family life, veterinarian, owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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36%
The Client List (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Riley Parks delicately balances two starkly different lives -- one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, single mother, lifestyle, society, workplace, family relations, parent child relationship, double life, massage parlor, sexual content, family values, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: touching, sincere, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, rise to the top, hopes, society, dysfunctional family, family life, rich and poor, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa, europe, england, harvard university
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Hawthorne (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Hawthorne is an hour-long medical drama on the TNT television network starring Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan. It premiered on June 16, 2009. On Thursday, September 16, 2010, it was announced that Hawthorne has been renewed for a third and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, nurse, doctors and patients, workplace, single parent, family relations, workplace situations, friendship, male female relationship, coworker relationship, african american woman, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
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30%
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Fairly Legal (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found--even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: law firm, boss and employee, female lawyer, family relations, workplace situations, introspection, starting over, death of parent, parents and children, workplace, power relations, loss of parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Puberty Blues (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Based on Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey's iconic novel, Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls, Debbie and Sue, of innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the 1970s.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, parents and children, youth, family relations, teenage life, teenager, couples, society, strong female presence, friends, innocence lost
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia
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30%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, starting over, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
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30%
Common Ground (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to ...
Style: sentimental, clever, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, destiny, family life, family relations, couples, family problems, society, student life, human nature, starting over, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
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29%
Where the Heart Is (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Where the Heart Is is a British television family drama series set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Skelthwaite. First shown in 1997, it was created by Ashley Pharoah and Vicky Featherstone, and focuses on the professional and personal lives of ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, family relations, nurse, workplace situations, small town life, strong female presence, workplace, love and romance, countryside, fictional city, husband wife relationship, factory ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england
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29%
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Follow the relationships of a group of husbands and wives that live and love on the same street. While the neighbors come from very different backgrounds, their lives are similar – raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, family relations, looking for love, starting over, couples, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, marriage, strong female presence, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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28%
Prisoners' Wives (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: prison, couples, coping, family relations, parents and children, housewife, crimes, female protagonist, strong female presence, social relations, couple relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Summerland (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, sincere, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, loss of parent, death of parent, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, love and romance, beach, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, marijuana ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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First Monday (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A newcomer to the Supreme Court finds himself a pivotal force on an often deadlocked bench, frequently at odds over hot-button cases in this earnest but brief legal drama.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: supreme court, legal, power relations, workplace situations, legal action, workplace, lawsuit, life is a bitch, courtroom, politics, judiciary, liberal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
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Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, couple relations, working class, parents and children, workplace, society, change of luck, bittersweet, workplace situations, life turned upside down, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, political unrest, couples, starting over, introspection, hopes, love triangle, state affairs, society, lovers reunited, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, 50s, 80s ...
Place: new york, russia, europe, canada, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Maddened by His Absence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father’s succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: starting over, reunion, parents and children, couple relations, lovers reunited, couples, family relations, death in the family, dead son, loss of child, dealing with death, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beautiful People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Beautiful People is an American drama television series about a family that moves from New Mexico to The Big Apple to make a fresh start on their lives. The series aired on the ABC Family Network from August 8, 2005, to April 24, 2006, lasting ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: single mother, starting over, fish out of water, lifestyle, youth, family relations, family life, teenage life, parents and children, mistress, parents separation, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, homecoming, dysfunctional family, tragic love, best friends, family problems, hopes, single parent, starting over, life is a bitch, orphan, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, immigrants, family relations, opposites attract, friends, coming of age, family life, friendship, introspection, culture clash, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%