Movies and TV shows like Judging Amy

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Judging Amy
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: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, hopes, family relations, starting over, courtroom drama, legal, judge, love and romance, couples, female judge, single mother, social worker, living with parents, judiciary, courtroom, court, canceled wedding, mother daughter relationship, doctor
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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Sister, Sister
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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, hopes, family problems, love and romance, couples and family in crisis mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Judging Amy: Cedar Cove (2013), Everwood (2002), Soul Food (2000), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), The Autumn Heart (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cedar Cove
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: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: small town, relationship vs career, small town life, romance, legal, courtroom, social relations, dealing with death, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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Everwood
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: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: small town, starting over, parents and children, small town life, teenage life, coming of age, family life, doctor, hopes, youth, family relations, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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Soul Food
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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, touching, talky ...
Plot: siblings relations, family life, hopes, family relations, human spirit, couple relations, black family, parents and children, love and romance, couples, parents separation, family feud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa
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Like Dandelion Dust
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: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adoption, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, legal action, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
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The Autumn Heart
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: serious, talky, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
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Surrender, Dorothy
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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional
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Christmas at Maxwell's
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: elderly lovers, ocean or sea, dealing with death, human spirit, child illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, road not taken, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Loggerheads
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, human nature, small town, parents and children, haunted by the past, gender, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, adoption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 90s, 20th century, year 2001 ...
Place: north carolina, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   58%
 
All Is Forgiven
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Victor lives in Vienna with Annette, his beautiful Austrian wife and their daughter Pamela. It’s spring. Fleeing his work, Victor spends his days outside: he plays with Pamela, pays a visit to Annette’s parents, loiters in the park with the drug ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: parents and children, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, addiction, teenage life, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
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System:   64%
    User:   69%
 
All Our Desires
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Claire and Stéphane are two Lyon-based judges who could hardly be more different. She is young and enthusiastic, committed to helping those unfortunates who find themselves in debt. He is older, wiser, but disillusioned with his work and his life. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: fighting the system, legal action, courtroom drama, righting the wronged, dishonesty, legal, rivalry, society, workplace, legal investigation, human spirit, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, france
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System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
Dodson's Journey
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man takes his young daughter on a cross-country fly-fishing trip following the death of his father and his wife's decision to get a divorce.
Style: serious, realistic, feel good, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: couples, family problems, single parent, family relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, breakup, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, camping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   61%
    User:   66%
 
...First Do No Harm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: single parent, human spirit, hospital, parents and children, small town, child illness, courtroom drama, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system ...
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A Family
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
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Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sentimental
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Cries from the Heart
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting, sincere ...
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Alpha Male
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: elderly lovers, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family in crisis, family life, estrangement, love and romance, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Providence
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, touching, realistic, atmospheric, sentimental
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Islander
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: starting over, human nature, hopes, ocean or sea, island, family problems, small town, redemption, family relations, social misfits, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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System:   53%
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I Am Sam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: lawyer, parenthood, single father, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, disability, love, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, autism, hospital, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Personal Belongings
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, hopes, romance, unfulfillment, immigrants, starting over, car, introspection, impossible love, love affair, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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System:   52%
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Dawn Anna
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: high school, mentally challenged, single parent, school, rehabilitation, human spirit, parents and children, child illness, family in crisis, relationship vs career, terminal illness, disability ...
Time: contemporary
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Venice the Series
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, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, urban, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, lesbian, designer, lifestyle, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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    User:   49%
 
Paper Covers Rock
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, psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, mental illness, family relations, starting over, parents and children, custody, hopes, family problems, woman in underwear, swimming pool, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   40%
 
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Steam
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, emotional, realistic, gloomy, talky ...
Plot: singleness, hopes, family relations, golden years, single parent, human spirit, catholic, widow, sauna, lesbian, introspection, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   46%
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Winter Solstice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A widower confronts his older son's decision to leave home and his younger son's self-destructive behavior.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, parents and children, small town, hopes, suburbs, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, social relations, single parent, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
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System:   46%
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Resurrection Blvd.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, urban, hopes, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, human spirit, ambition, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
Small Town Saturday Night
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just days before Rhett (Chris Pine) is leaving for Nashville to pursue a lifelong dream of being a singer/songwriter, his girlfriend Samantha (Bre Blair) realizes that "his" future may not be "their" future. This news comes as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: small town, country, musician's life, friends, follow your dream, music, relationship vs career, ambition, artists and showbiz, gas station, bar, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   42%
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Cook County
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, small town, parents and children, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
Bilal's Stand
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, urban, human spirit, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   50%
 

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Fifteen and Pregnant
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   41%
    User:   36%
 
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Lebanon, Pa.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will, a charming 35-year-old Philadelphia ad man, heads to Lebanon, Pa. to bury his recently deceased father. He forms an unexpected friendship with CJ, his bright, newly pregnant 17-year-old cousin. As Will becomes interested in CJ's married ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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