Movies like A Memory in My Heart

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A Memory in My Heart (1999)
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A Memory in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jane Seymour stars in this made-for-TV drama as Rebecca Blake, a bookstore employee who lives contently in San Pedro, California with her construction-worker husband Joe (A Martinez). A chance meeting with a woman named Lynn Wyman (Cathy Lee Crosby), coupled with her recent nightmares and searing headaches (one of which has prompted a spectacular collapse at her local grocery store), lead Lynn to the inescapable conclusion that she is an amnesiac--and that she might be Abbie Stewart, who has another family in Fillmore County. Journeying to Abbie's hometown to learn the truth, our heroine is put off somewhat by the curiously mixed reaction of the man who might be her "other" husband, school principal Chase Stewart (Bruce Davison). The key to mystery may not be the surrealistic dreams experienced by Rebecca/Abbie, but instead that painful-looking gash in her head.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: memory loss, small town, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, disorder, life turned upside down, strong female presence, uncover truth, taxi, taxi driver, female protagonist, amnesia, sheriff, construction worker, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, nightmare, waitress, mother daughter relationship, secretary, school principal, bookstore, locket ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california

Most similar movies to A Memory in My Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, small town and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like A Memory in My Heart: Hidden in America (1996), Mister Buddwing (1966), The Misplaced World (2015), The Bed You Sleep In (1993), Forget Me Never (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hidden in America (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will ...
Style: touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, doctor, starving child, starvation, family relations, family problems, family life, child illness, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, danger, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Mister Buddwing (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An amnesiac wanders the streets of Manhattan, trying to solve the mystery of who he is.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: amnesia, disorder, couples, car chase, chases and races, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, mysterious character, memory loss, couple relations, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Misplaced World (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By chance Paul Kromberger discovers on the internet a photograph of the US opera diva Caterina Fabiani who is the spitting image of Evelyn, his dead wife. His unease and growing sense of alarm are transferred to his daughter, Sophie. Filled with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: introspection, life turned upside down, family relations, performer's life, uncover truth, artists and showbiz, parents and children, father daughter relationship, opera singer, female director, half sister half sister relationship, lounge singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, germany, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: small town, family relations, working class, small town life, parents and children, wilderness, human nature, sexual abuse, introspection, domestic disturbance, family problems, life turned upside down ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, confined, family problems, family relations, parents and children, single parent, crimes, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, new york, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Forget Me Never (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Diane McGowin was employed as an administrative assistant for a group of attorneys in private practice. She found herself forgetting things, especially losing short term memory. She suspected that something was wrong and went to the doctor. After ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: memory loss, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couples, friendship, terminal illness, couple relations, mental illness, college, relationship vs career, politics, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman to a small island town where he begins to fall for her, but it all threatens to fall ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, love affair, college graduate, family relations, young lovers, romance, small town, fall in love, island, social relations, family problems, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Jewel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with five healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down's syndrome.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family life, family problems, social relations, couples, society, couple relations, youth, babies and infants, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6K
Testament (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small suburban town outside San ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: small town, survival, nuclear holocaust, catastrophe, radiation, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, parents and children, chaos, demolished city, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 1K
God's Army (2000)
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, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: couples, youth, life is a bitch, redemption, terminal illness, self discovery, working class, disorder, couple relations, culture clash, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 486
Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: family problems, witnessing a crime, domestic disturbance, hopes, danger, life is a bitch, parents and children, woman in danger, starting over, family relations, new identity, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Calm at Sunset (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The struggle between a father and son at odds over the youths career choice. The 18 years old James Pfeiffer quits college and decides to become a fisherman like his father. Margaret and Russell are very upset with their son's decision. They ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, family relations, youth, coming of age, college dropout, parents and children, siblings relations, small town, working class, small town life, hopes, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prom, family relations, missing child, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family problems, coming of age, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, self discovery, life turned upside down, ambition, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, breakup, relationship vs career, eccentric family, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 527
Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man tries running from his past by hiding from his two violent brothers, only to have them track and harass him and his friends.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life turned upside down, family problems, uninvited guest, on the run, life is a bitch, fall in love, homecoming, rivalry, small town, sexual harassment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 907
Return (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.
Style: realistic, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: homecoming, introspection, soldier, redemption, human nature, small town, family problems, unfulfillment, military, child custody, strong female presence, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Girl in the Park (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mother, enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her three-year old daughter 15 years ago, has cut herself off from her ex-husband and son. However, when a troubled young woman with a checkered past enters her life, old psychic wounds ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, older woman younger woman relationship, isolation, family relations, social misfits, misfit, loss of child, female protagonist, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The End of Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, family problems, life turned upside down, family in crisis, parents and children, babies and infants, death in the family, parent child relationship, father son relationship, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, teenage daughter, family relations, family life, mental illness, physical appearance, obsession, parents and children, starvation, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 2K
The Locusts (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A drifter enters a small town looking for employment. While working at the local cattle ranch, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Kitty and becomes involved in a deadly yet erotic love triangle.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: small town, love triangle, couple relations, mentally unstable, love and romance, mind game, aging, pets, dangerous attraction, parents and children, small town life, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Have You Seen My Son (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman fears for her son's health when her ex-husband kidnaps him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, crime, family relations, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, missing child, obsessive quest, confined, crimes, child custody, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Bird of Happiness (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Carmen, a woman dedicated to the restoration of works of art, suffers a sexual assault shortly after being reunited with his only son. But she suffers from psychological disorder does not affect the man she lives. Deeply disappointed, he decides to ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: strong female presence, family relations, solitary, introspection, parents and children, female director, poetry, solitude, isolation, breakup, middle aged, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 11K
One True Thing (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, family problems, loss of parent, death of parent, cancer, tragedy, small town, family relations, family drama ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Candles on Bay Street (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: DeeDee returns to her hometown with her 11 year old son, Trooper, 13 years after she ran off with her boyfriend. Her childhood best friend, Sam, is now married and he and his wife, Lydia, are the town's veterinarians. Lydia is a little wary ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: couples, adoption, social relations, terminal illness, life is a bitch, single parent, homecoming, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, small town, veterinarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 1K
Small Time (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Al Klein and his longtime friend, Ash Martini, own a used car lot and these two know every trick in the book when it comes to selling cars. Klein still pines for his ex-wife Barbara who left him years ago for a more successful man. After their son ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: workplace, family business, parents and children, disorder, workplace situations, dealer, escapades, mentor, college dropout, family relations, life turned upside down, father
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 642
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, parents and children, hopes, false accusation, brother brother relationship, release from prison, father daughter relationship, life is a bitch, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Eyes of an Angel (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: on the run, mafia, protection, family relations, crimes, crime, family life, father, daughter, gangsters, aerial combat, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 840
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: starting over, self discovery, friendship, hopes, haunted by the past, small town, society, golden years, elderly, bittersweet, friends, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%