Movies like Family Secrets

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Family Secrets (2001)
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Family Secrets (2001)
Original name: Familjehemligheter
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built house, the family façade starts slowly crumbling into pieces. The daughter, 15, finds her first love, and the boys too are puzzled by their own questions around adolescence and sexuality. The father tries to keep up a happy face, while the youngest son is the first and the most sensitive to realize how the family is heading towards a disaster.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, suspense
Plot: infidelity, family life, love affair, life turned upside down, teenage life, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, under the surface, father son relationship, teen angst, husband wife relationship, family relations, suburbs, youth, love and romance, society, couples, suburban life, coming of age, unfulfillment, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe

Most similar movies to Family Secrets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family problems, couples, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, parents and children and couple relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Family Secrets: Daybreak (2003), All You Need (2001), Wild Iris (2001), A Rational Solution (2009), Istanbul (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Daybreak (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then ...
Style: touching, psychological, bleak, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, couples, couple relations, love affair, introspection, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
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95%
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All You Need (2001)
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: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, drunkenness, thanksgiving, lifestyle, social decay, society, family problems, family gatherings, parents and children, couple relations, human nature, family life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Wild Iris (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couples, hopes, unlikely couple, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, love and romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Rational Solution (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Four of Sweden's top actors anchor Jörgen Bergmark's tragi-comedy about a couple, both marriage counsellors, who find themselves in deep water when the husband falls for his best friend's wife. A smart, funny film made for adults. ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, captivating, clever, witty ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, crumbling marriage, fall in love, society, infidelity, working class, buddies, family problems, couples, couple relations, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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83%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, love and romance, breakup, couples, family problems, family relations, romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: budapest, istanbul turkey, budapest hungary, turkey
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81%
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The Dinner (2014)
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: psychological, realistic, serious, talky, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, human nature, family problems, under the surface, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Heaven's Heart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.
Style: contemplative, psychological, talky, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, best friends, couples, estrangement, couple relations, introspection, society, unfulfillment, anniversary, dinner, marriage ...
Place: sweden, denmark, eastern europe
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79%
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Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: aging, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, writer's life, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Shoot the Moon (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, divorce, tennis court, marital crisis, infidelity, dysfunctional family, breakup, family problems, parents and children, family life, family in crisis, suburban life ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Nobody Owns Me (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a lone father's relationship with his daughter, of the destructive power of alcohol, of a child's vulnerability, but also of love, betrayal and socialist politics in 1970s Sweden. A unique and moving story freely based on Åsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Among Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An accident overthrows Ernst and Cecilia's well-ordered life. Chance rules in Ernst's rational world while Cecilia is searching for a deeper meaning in what has happened. As they drift further and further apart a mysterious stranger with ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: family problems, couple relations, mysterious character, parents and children, couples, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, life turned upside down, family in crisis, down on your luck, fire, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, coming of age, parents and children, teenage love, family life, self discovery, crumbling marriage, youth, single parent, gender, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Alice's House (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, melancholic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: beauty salon, betrayal, estrangement, family relations, couples, family life, midlife crisis, obsession, infidelity, family problems, working class, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Change of Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Beneath Jim Marshall's veneer as the all-American father and husband, lies a long suppressed desire that is about to ruin his idyllic family. When Elaine Marshall (Jean Smart) catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, betrayal, gays and lesbians, suburbs, teenage life, dishonesty, gender, love and romance, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her ...
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, youth, family life, lifestyle, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, estrangement, love and romance, single parent, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Plot: schizophrenia, mental illness, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, dysfunctional family, single parent, working class, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Cinema Verite (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, realistic, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, tv show, family life, filmmaking, self fulfillment, private vs public, privacy invasion, human nature, parents and children, american dream, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: california, usa, new york, paris france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
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Three Sisters (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Laurence Olivier's film of Chekhov's play.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: love and romance, life is a bitch, society, family life, family problems, infidelity, human nature, small town, unfulfillment, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Days and Clouds (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set in Genoa, the film concerns the financial struggles and emotional strain that occur after Michele loses his job. He and his wife Elsa are forced to give up their affluent lifestyle and cope with the tensions of moving into a smaller home, ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: unemployment, ambition, lifestyle, downfall, self discovery, relationship vs career, couple relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, survival, family problems, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Little Jerusalem (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orthodox Jewish teen living with her family in France attempts to balance her religious upbringing with her increasingly complex view of the outside world.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, culture clash, self discovery, family problems, couples, social differences, infidelity, society, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, israel, europe, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Under the influence of signs and premonitions, a man allows himself to veer in and out of a love affair with his colleague.
Style: emotional, clever, realistic, serious, biting ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love triangle, love affair, introspection, romance, dishonesty, betrayal, journalism, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, france, greece, sweden, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Married/Unmarried (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Obsession and doubt control four friends' relationship.
Style: realistic, sincere, captivating, serious, semi serious
Plot: love affair, looking for love, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, young lovers, love and romance, youth, infidelity, couple relations, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Falling Angels (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The wickedly funny story of three sisters' coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family, set against the backdrop of the 60's, free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism. Affectionately dubbed "Little Women on acid", ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, serious
Plot: infidelity, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, estrangement, couples, youth, suburban life, eccentric family ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Those Happy Years (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A narcissistic artist's world turns upside down after his wife's affair and a disastrous exhibition of his work.
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic
Plot: nude beach, infidelity, family relations, family problems, family life, crumbling marriage, couples, life turned upside down, wife, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Amy & Isabelle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her gossiper colleagues. When her overprotected daughter is ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friendship, love and romance, disgraced, youth, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, single parent, human nature, isolation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 727
Summer of '04 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sommer ’04 is a character study of a family on vacation. German director Stefan Krohmer examines the emotional abyss and problems behind the seemingly nice facade of an intact family as they experience guilt, love and jealousy.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, innocence lost, lifestyle, social decay, love affair, gender, youth, society, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, affectionate
Plot: incest, family problems, destructive relationship, parents and children, family gatherings, family life, dysfunctional family, love and romance, love affair, innocence lost, human nature, countryside ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
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, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, infidelity, friendship, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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