Movies and TV shows like Big Love

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Big Love
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Bill Henrickson and his life in suburban Salt Lake City, balancing the needs of his three wives -- Barb, Nicki and Margene-- their seven kids, three new houses and the opening of his newest hardware store. When disturbing news arrives about Bill's father, he is forced to reconnect with his polygamist parents who live on a fundamentalist compound in rural Utah.
Style: serious, talky, offbeat, realistic
Plot: verbal byplay, couple relations, eccentric family, working class, religions or cults, polygamy, mormon, pregnancy, family life, society, couples, family relations, buddies, marriage, parents and children, friends, shopping, family tradition, family values, anti conformity, housewife, unconventional method, family secret, double life, owner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa
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60 min.
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Mad Men
Drama
USA
47 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Big Love

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, society, couple relations, family life and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Big Love: Lone Star (2010), Brothers & Sisters (2006), Fathers and Sons (2005), Constellation (2005), Any Day Now (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lone Star
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lone Star is an American drama television series which originally ran on Fox from September 20, 2010 to September 27, 2010, airing Monday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. Fox announced Lone Star's cancellation on September 28, 2010 after two low-rated ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, cheating, betrayal, parents and children, suburbs, cons and scams, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, love triangle, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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Brothers & Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parents and children, siblings relations, family life, couples, family relations, family business, couple relations, death in the family, love and romance, family problems, death of father, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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Fathers and Sons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that develops between Anthony and his newborn son over ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: suburbs, single parent, unsupportive spouse, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, pregnancy, family in crisis, midlife crisis, terminal illness, estrangement, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san diego california
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    User:   91%
 
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Constellation
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere
Plot: interracial relations, parents and children, death in the family, family gatherings, haunted by the past, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, family relations, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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Any Day Now
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races. The show's title is taken from the ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: best friends, interracial relations, friends, coming of age, couple relations, friendship, female friendship, parents and children, society, couples, family relations, social issues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: alabama, usa
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Electrick Children
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Electrick Children tells the story of Rachel, a rambunctious girl from a polygamist colony in southern Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she finds a forbidden cassette tape. Having never seen anything like it before, Rachel plays the cassette tape, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s
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    User:   66%
 
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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 ...
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Place: illinois, usa
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    User:   67%
 
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The Shunning
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: redemption, parents and children, family, adoption, reunion, religions or cults, dishonesty, society, family problems, family relations, betrayal, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   55%
 
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In Our Nature
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their ...
Style: serious, talky, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, estrangement, in the woods, couples, family relations, introspection, estranged father, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   65%
 
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Normal
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, dramatic ...
Plot: small town, family life, transsexual, marriage, relationships, life philosophy, cross dressing, couple relations, adultery, parents and children, pornography, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, new jersey
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System:   61%
    User:   59%
 
The Brown Bunny
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: sexual, emotional, road movie, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: motorcycle, redemption, memory, loneliness, road trip, sex, on the road, folk, introspection, drugs/alcohol, pornography, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, cross country, usa, los angeles ...
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System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
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All You Need
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beth's life was going backwards. Her husband suddenly walks out on her, she has an alcoholic mother, an ambivalent father and so she decides to begin making a change by going back to school in order to take charge of her life.
Style: talky, emotional, semi serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unsupportive spouse, suburbs, crumbling marriage, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, eccentric family, family gatherings, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
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Hit & Miss
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An assassin with a secret, Mia's life is changed forever by a letter from her ex.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: hitman, hidden identity, transsexual, village, life turned upside down, crimes, deadly, gender, family relations, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
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Domestic Life
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: serious, biting, realistic
Plot: suburban life, family life, suburbs, unfulfillment, family relations, couple relations, murder, school, parents and children, relationship vs career, couples, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Courageous
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, biblical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: redemption, christian, christianity, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, introspection, god, courage, jesus, religion, father daughter relationship, single father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
Dirty Sexy Money
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Darling family's obscene wealth and enormous power makes them easy targets for their rivals, enemies, and the tabloids. Patriarch Tripp uses his money and influence to shield his five adult children from the prying eyes of the world. As ...
Style: sexual, talky, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: eccentric family, lawyer, dishonesty, legal, family problems, family relations, power relations, dedicated lawyer, dysfunctional family, master and servant, intrigue, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
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The Dinner
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: biting, talky, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, family in crisis, under the surface, couples, family problems, family relations, human nature, parents and children, life turned upside down, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
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System:   51%
    User:   43%
 
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Cane
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Cane is an American television drama created by Cynthia Cidre, who also served as executive producer alongside Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine and Polly Anthony. The pilot was directed by Christian Duguay. The show chronicled the lives and internal ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: family business, rise to the top, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, ambition, cuban american, rivalry, family relations, power relations, immigrants, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
Movie in collections
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My Family
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: family, coming of age, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, love and romance, culture clash, tragedy, violence, secrets, family drama, misfit ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
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 ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenage life, youth, high school, family relations, single parent, parents and children, hopes, family problems, boyfriend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
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The Namesake
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: culture clash, immigrants, coming of age, childhood, marriage, interracial romance, parents and children, indians, death, bollywood, suburbs, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, india, usa, taj mahal, ohio
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System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
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The Dry Land
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: homecoming, wartime life, gulf war, hopes, society, buddies, soldier, redemption, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   41%
 
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Sunlight Jr.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: couple relations, down on your luck, working class, life is a bitch, couples, pregnancy, introspection, disability, society, family problems, voyeur, coitus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
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Rabbit Hole
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: marriage, memory, redemption, tragedy, death, parallel universe, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, relationships, depression, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
 7.7
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Swingtown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: This period and relationship drama takes viewers back to the 1970s for a look at suburban households testing the murky waters of sexual revolution following swingers throughout open marriages, "key parties" and other swingers extravaganzas.
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, stylized
Plot: innocence lost, couple relations, family life, suburbs, fish out of water, neighbor, society, couples, family relations, parents and children, culture clash, suburban life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
 8.6
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Mad Men
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: clever, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: advertising, workplace, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, urban, americana, office, ambition, family problems, power relations, society, advertising agency ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
 6.5
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God's Army
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: human nature, human spirit, redemption, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, culture clash, working class, religions or cults, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
John from Cincinnati
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: In Imperial Beach, California, the Yosts—a dysfunctional family of surfers—intersect with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, atmospheric, offbeat
Plot: dysfunctional family, surfing, single parent, family business, family life, store, family relations, mysterious character, redemption, friendship, celebrity culture, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, beverly hills, usa, cincinnati ohio, san diego california
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System:   44%
    User:   46%
 

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The 19th Wife
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fundamentalist sect member BeckyLyn is accused of killing her husband. Queenie, another wife in the polygamist sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and desperate to prove her innocence reaches out to her excommunicated son ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, false accusation, church, religions or cults, righting the wronged, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, murder, estrangement, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
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System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
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3 Needles
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional
Plot: plague, terminal illness, society, life is a bitch, clergy, couple relations, village, aids, sexual abuse, culture clash, pregnancy, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, asia, canada, china, south africa ...
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System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
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