Movies and TV shows that are like Judging Amy

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Judging Amy (1999)
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Judging Amy
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, hopes, family relations, judge, female judge, single mother, starting over, courtroom drama, legal, love and romance, couples, social worker, judiciary, courtroom, court, canceled wedding, mother daughter relationship, doctor, living with parents
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
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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 sentimental films and TV series with plots including parents and children, family relations, hopes, family problems, society, youth and family life themes mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Judging Amy: Loggerheads (2005), Resurrection Blvd. (2000), Fairly Legal (2011), Bilal's Stand (2010), Christmas at Maxwell's (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Loggerheads
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, psychological
Plot: family life, human nature, small town, parents and children, haunted by the past, gender, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, family relations, adoption, gays and lesbians, obsessive quest, self discovery, couple relations, aids, drifter, estranged family member, name tag, sea turtle, religious fundamentalist, year 2000, electric fan, sanctuary, hiv positive, religious intolerance, birth mother, hiv, florist, u.s. marine, dock, postcard, statue, forgiveness, shame, abandonment, homosexual kiss, sermon, radio news, reverend, endangered species, uncle niece relationship, teenage mother, turtle, bible, suicide attempt, night vision goggles, aquarium, gay son
Time: contemporary, 60s, 90s, 20th century, year 2001, 2000s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: north carolina, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Resurrection Blvd.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Style: serious, sentimental, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: athlete's life, parents and children, siblings relations, sport, family drama, mexican american, boxing, family life, urban, hopes, family relations, immigrants, coming of age, human spirit, ambition, misfit, society, youth, boxing gym, high school friends, lifestyle, gay latino, mute, loss of mother, ex convict, coming out, gay son, loss of wife, alcoholic, vietnam veteran, father son relationship, mother son relationship, beauty salon
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   87%
    User:   72%
 
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Fairly Legal
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: workplace situations, hopes, law firm, starting over, introspection, boss and employee, parents and children, legal, workplace, family relations, power relations, career change, step parent, district attorney, boat, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, female lawyer, ex husband ex wife relationship, grief, attorney, loss of father, death of father, rivalry, loss of parent, lifestyle change, geek, ex spouse, conflict, lawyer, boss, career, coworker
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
Bilal's Stand
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, captivating, uplifting, touching, spiritual, student film
Plot: coming of age, follow your dream, human spirit, urban, self discovery, parents and children, family business, family in crisis, family life, hopes, society, youth, family problems, family relations, high school life, teenage life, religions or cults, workplace, religious, christian, jewish, african american
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   80%
 
Christmas at Maxwell's
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching, uplifting
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, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, family relations, clergy, ego clash, parents and children, chaos and mayhem, homecoming, miraculous event, love and romance, society, couples, movie poster, composer, abortion, autumn, marital problem, abusive relationship, pastor, birth, child's point of view, poster, best friend, christmas eve, pregnancy, small town, father daughter relationship, christmas tree, christmas, friend, marriage, husband wife relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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System:   76%
    User:   74%
 
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Everwood
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: small town, starting over, parents and children, small town life, doctor, best friends in love, single father, teenage life, coming of age, family life, hopes, youth, family relations, social relations, dealing with death, death in the family, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family problems, workplace, workaholic, shipper, new yorker, death of boyfriend, father son estrangement, unplanned pregnancy, reconciliation, gay friend, piano playing, new house, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family, memory, death of mother, death of wife, love triangle, friendship between men, father son relationship, loss of spouse, first love, everyday life, widow widower
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   78%
 
 6.7
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Cook County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic, gloomy, sentimental, suspenseful, touching
Plot: drugs/alcohol, coming of age, redemption, parents and children, small town, addiction, drug abuse, family in crisis, homecoming, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, estrangement, youth, methamphetamine, meth lab, drugs, drug use
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   72%
 
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The Dry Land
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: homecoming, wartime life, gulf war, hopes, society, buddies, soldier, redemption, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, military, family relations, friends, loss of parent, dying mother, iraq war, hospital bed, marital problem, drunk driving, marital separation, thanksgiving, dead rabbit, ex soldier, rough sex, knocked out, guitar, surgery, pickup truck, dream, death of mother, mother, hospital, handcuffs, road trip, jealousy, police car, prostitute, hit in the face, bar, medication, husband wife relationship, punched in the face, mother son relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   67%
 
Winter Solstice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, emotional
Plot: human nature, parents and children, hopes, small town, love and romance, suburbs, society, couples, family relations, social relations, single parent, starting over, couple relations, small town life, suburban life, eye injury, drive in restaurant, salt, baseball field, fast food restaurant, summer school, washing dishes, broom, suv, cookie, gardener, waking up, jeweler, greenhouse, jewelry, gymnasium, warehouse, knocking on a door, dinner party, mattress, bleachers, raft, history teacher, skateboard, frustration, american football, convenience store, basketball, widower, boat, accidental death, lake, high school, fight, sleeping
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   68%
 
 7.6
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I Am Sam
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, uplifting, sweet, dramatic, realistic, heartbreaking, inspirational, compassionate, sad, earnest, sincere, interesting, intense, feel good, intellectual
Audience: chick flick
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, disability, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, love, parenthood, child custody, fighting the system, mentally challenged, happy ending, homeless, courtroom, single parent, manipulation, mental illness, mentor, rock, destiny, justice, autism, hospital, life, catastrophe, social services, children's book, locked door, life philosophy, love story, adoption, redemption, honest, human spirit, custody, courtroom drama, family, runaway, storytelling, transformation, relationships, life & death, parents and children, childhood, prejudice, friendship, courage, depression, sacrifice, culture clash, corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
Venice the Series
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, urban, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, lesbian, designer, lifestyle, gay, crystal, lesbianism
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   72%
 
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Providence
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Style: serious, touching, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental
Plot: starting over, siblings relations, small town, family life, living with parents, hometown, homecoming, small town life, family relations, social relations, looking for love, parents and children, family in crisis, love and romance, family problems, plastic surgeon, dysfunctional family, veterinarian, clinic, medical examination, dream, ghost, father son relationship, doctor
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   64%
 
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Cedar Cove
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: small town, relationship vs career, romance, small town life, legal, courtroom, coastal town, career woman, social relations, dealing with death, couple relations, looking for love, parents and children, wooing, courtroom drama, love and romance, rivalry, couples, family relations, coping, lawsuit, lawyers and clients, female judge, ex husband ex wife relationship, love triangle, single mother, judge, mother daughter relationship, proposal, senator, loss of son, overcoming, loss of child, newspaper, newcomer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
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All Is Forgiven
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Style: serious, gloomy, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: parents and children, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, redemption, addiction, teenage life, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment, youth, life is a bitch, family crisis, drug addiction, letter, cemetery, hospital, drug overdose, teenager, funeral, loss of father, father daughter relationship, lie, doctor
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   69%
 
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Dawn Anna
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching
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, hopes, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, high school life, against the odds, misfit, unfulfillment, couples, power relations, mozart, volleyball, hawk, brain surgery, chick, egg, loss of daughter, coach, scar, single mother
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   50%
 
Gracie's Choice
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: single parent, teenage girl, parents and children, custody, siblings relations, coming of age, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, hopes, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, sibling, custody battle, bad mother, responsibility, family crisis, death of grandmother, half sister, half brother, drive by shooting, brother sister relationship, devotion, pregnancy, abusive mother, teenager, drugs, funeral, adoption, mother daughter relationship, manipulations, society, family abandonment, prayer, family values
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
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Speak
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, teachers and students, coming of age, small town, mute, rape, attraction, mute or deaf, rehabilitation, parents and children, sexual abuse, high school life, teenage life, misfit, hopes, family problems, family relations, power relations, life is a bitch, innocence lost, unsupportive friend, hair, scapegoat, lifestyle, introvert, society, art teacher, school life, art class, protective male, rape victim, turkey the bird, thanksgiving, winter, rapist, bullying, teacher student relationship, outsider, depression, drawing, tree, clique, fight, art, memory, mother, hospital, teenager, teenage girl
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
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A Family
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Plot: follow your dream, moral dilemma, parents and children, family business, cooking and food, family problems, family relations, couple relations, hopes, workplace, couples, scandinavian girl, domineering father
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, new york, usa, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
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Fly Away
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere
Plot: single parent, moral dilemma, parents and children, autism, child illness, life is a bitch, misfit, family problems, family relations, mentally challenged, social misfits, coming of age, society, youth, parenting, single mother, female protagonist, love, communication problem, nursing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   50%
 
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: family gatherings, parents and children, reunion, christmas, sibling relationship, holiday, family relations, homecoming, irish american, estranged father, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
The Lost & Found Family
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: drugs/alcohol, orphan, family, redemption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, hopes, family problems, family relations, introspection, self discovery, adoption, religions or cults, society, youth, probation officer, foster home, black woman, emergency room, overdose, pills, jewelry, injury, middle class, pawnshop, skateboard, death of husband, theft, old woman, widow, teenage girl, teenage boy, cooking, girl, judge, boy, blood
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
Dodson's Journey
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, uplifting, sentimental, touching
Plot: couples, family problems, family relations, single parent, crumbling marriage, human nature, parents and children, breakup, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, understanding, forgiveness, child's point of view, single father, skinny dipping, camping, female nudity, father daughter relationship, divorce
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
Like Dandelion Dust
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Style: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, captivating, sincere
Plot: drugs/alcohol, parents and children, adoption, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, legal action, starting over, life turned upside down, legal, rivalry, perjury, wife abuse, sailing, bribe, adopted son, alcoholic, jail, social worker
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   65%
 
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Yonkers Joe
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, exciting
Plot: parents and children, cons and scams, gambling, crime, casino, dishonesty, family relations, mentally challenged, redemption, heist, crimes, hopes, partners, one last chance, dice, scam, son, father, cheating
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, new york, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
My Father My Lord
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy, sentimental, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: parents and children, death in the family, religions or cults, family problems, family relations, clergy, mentally challenged, coming of age, introspection, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, society, rabbi, fundamentalism, jewish culture, judaism, german shepherd, death of son, drowning, funeral, faith, family tradition
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
Another Perfect Stranger
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, christian film
Plot: teenage life, religions or cults, college, youth, mysterious character, friendship, parents and children, family relations, friends, mysterious stranger, discussion, stranger, religion, airport, female protagonist, airplane
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   39%
 
...First Do No Harm
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Style: emotional, serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere
Plot: single parent, human spirit, hospital, parents and children, child illness, small town, courtroom drama, custody, death in the family, family in crisis, terminal illness, fighting the system, family life, hopes, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, small town life, against the odds, rebellion, society, unfulfillment, medical profession, disease, courtroom, judge, epilepsy, doctor, mother son relationship
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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Soul Food
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Style: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, talky, humorous, sentimental
Plot: siblings relations, family life, hopes, black family, family relations, human spirit, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, parents separation, family feud, family tradition, separated, black romance, female lawyer, sister sister relationship, african american, family values
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 

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Extraordinary Measures
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, dramatic, sincere, gloomy, captivating, scenic, inspirational, entertaining, touching, exciting, idiotic, factual, interesting, intense, bad ending, suspense
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: obsessive quest, family drama, race against time, happy ending, survival, doctors, internet, catastrophe, science, first contact, family, human spirit, natural disaster, children, chase, child illness, mentor, parents and children, redemption, betrayal, fight scenes, against the odds, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, twists & turns, end of the world, life philosophy, mad scientist, dialogue, life & death, hopes, destiny, car chase, hospital, adaptation, family problems, secret service, fantasy world, greed, family relations, vengeance, justice, adventure, genetics, secrets, time, manipulation, life is a bitch, nudity (topless - notable), culture clash
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
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System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
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Pay It Forward
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, inspirational, bad ending, realistic, surprise ending, sad, uplifting, dramatic, twist ending, intellectual, interesting, cerebral, earnest, motivational, intense, heartbreaking
Audience: chick flick
Plot: teacher, drugs/alcohol, single parent, homeless, destiny, mentor, happy ending, disfigurement, life philosophy, catastrophe, good deed, junior high school, burn injury, child's point of view, parents and children, alone in the world, sacrifice, first contact, storytelling, injustice, life, love story, natural disaster, school, stereotypes, exotic dancer, manipulation, redemption, survival, utopia, creativity, dialogue, death, society, transformation, greed, childhood, writers, youth, justice, tragedy, honest, fantasy world, family relations, prejudice, life & death, humanity, underdog, human nature, teachers and students
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
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