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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Comedy, Drama
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55 min.
 8.7
Mad Men
Drama
USA
47 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and talky films and TV series with plots about family relations, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family problems, husband wife relationship and father son relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Big Love: Fathers and Sons (2005), Brothers & Sisters (2006), Lone Star (2010), Rabbit Hole (2010), Six Feet Under (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, offbeat, realistic, 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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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, 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, family drama, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pasadena california
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System:   95%
    User:   80%
 
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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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System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
 7.0
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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, drugs/alcohol, dealing with death, relationships, depression, life & death, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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    User:   73%
 
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Six Feet Under
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: gloomy, serious, psychological, dark humor, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, death, dealing with death, introspection, suburbs, redemption, family business, couple relations, siblings relations, parents and children, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: serious, touching, 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
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System:   68%
    User:   79%
 
 8.4
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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, captivating, realistic
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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    User:   65%
 
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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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
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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System:   67%
    User:   58%
 
August: Osage County
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, drug addiction, cancer, addiction, mother daughter relationship, funeral, drugs, divorce, adultery, marriage, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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System:   66%
    User:   72%
 
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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:   65%
    User:   57%
 
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: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, teenage life, religions or cults, youth, track down, innocence lost, self discovery, parents and children, coming of age, society, family relations, arranged marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, utah, usa
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System:   63%
    User:   51%
 
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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:   61%
    User:   50%
 
The Bold and the Beautiful
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: fashion, betrayal, intrigue, cult, couple relations, infidelity, love triangle, rich and poor, social differences, family business, family life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
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Echo Park, L.A.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, culture clash, gay, religion, teenager, virginity, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, family bonds, stereotypes, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, spain
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System:   60%
    User:   70%
 
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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: talky, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, in the woods, estrangement, couples, family relations, introspection, estranged father, dysfunctional family, hopes, family problems, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
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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:   55%
    User:   66%
 
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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, captivating, realistic, 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, 1920s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
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: talky, serious, sexual, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   44%
 
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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, touching, realistic
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:   50%
    User:   50%
 
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, 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, parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
 7.5
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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:   47%
    User:   42%
 
Days of Our Lives
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Horton and Brady broods endure the romantic trials of life in Salem, a Midwestern hamlet filled with evil geniuses, star-crossed lovers and a rich family history.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: hospital, betrayal, intrigue, couple relations, suburbs, cult, infidelity, love triangle, family life, suburban life, dishonesty, society ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 60s, 70s ...
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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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, gloomy, realistic, 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:   45%
    User:   48%
 
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 8.3
 61K
Ray Donovan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, crime, dysfunctional family, hollywood, haunted by the past, crimes, family problems, family relations, intrigue, boxing, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
 5.6
 454
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, sincere, realistic, 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:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 7.3
 806
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: sincere, semi serious, touching, realistic, 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, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
Political Animals
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
Style: talky, clever, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: politics, white house, state affairs, family relations, journalism, parents and children, ambition, media, divorce, president, reporter, private vs public ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
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Laurel Canyon
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: realistic, sexual, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, music business, drinking, hospital, psychiatry, drugs/alcohol, human nature, rock, mental illness, relationships, rock and roll ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   39%
    User:   47%
 

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Junebug
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, pregnancy, culture clash, artist, small town, art, hospital, family bonds, in-laws, marriage, relationships, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
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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, sexual, realistic, stylized
Plot: innocence lost, couple relations, suburbs, family life, 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:   38%
    User:   33%
 
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