Movies like Jewel

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Jewel (2001)
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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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, society, couples, social relations, pregnancy, youth, babies and infants, small town life, small town, family in crisis, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, religions or cults, school, african american, interracial relations, teenage girl, childbirth, female protagonist, housekeeper, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 60s, 1960s
Place: mississippi, california

Most similar movies to Jewel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, youth, society and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Jewel: Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005), Amy & Isabelle (2001), Sex & the Single Mom (2003), Three Sisters (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, teenage life, family in crisis, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, cult film
Plot: mentally challenged, family life, couples, dysfunctional family, lifestyle, family relations, disability, family problems, misfit, siblings relations, love and romance, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, sexy
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, love and romance, human nature, friendship, disgraced, youth, single parent, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, isolation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, moral dilemma, teenage life, family life, family problems, youth, love and romance, parents and children, society, lifestyle, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, human nature, unfulfillment, small town, infidelity, sister sister relationship, death of father, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1900s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, youth, culture clash, society, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, love affair, couples, pregnancy, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Invisible Child (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman with two children believes she has three and her husband and oldest daughter play along with her to keep her balanced (or as close to balanced that a woman with an invisible child can be). However, when the family hires a new nanny, it is ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental, touching
Plot: family relations, nanny, mental illness, dysfunctional family, babies and infants, estrangement, adoption, betrayal, friendship, single parent, youth, custody ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Due East (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The movie spotlights an intelligent high school senior and National Merit Scholar (Bryant) who has never been part of the "in crowd." She teaches a high school equivalency night class, tends to the needs of her widower father, Jesse ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, youth, lifestyle, couples, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 534
The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, family in crisis, hopes, couple relations, family relations, social relations, family problems, couples, search, missing person, small town, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Swimmers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an accident in a small Maryland fishing town, 11-year-old Emma begins to question the nature of the adults around her.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, introspection, youth, friendship, family problems, family relations, human nature, family in crisis, swimming, solace, coming of age, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: twins, haunted by the past, disability, family in crisis, parents and children, family problems, down syndrome, crumbling marriage, obsession, love and romance, child illness, hidden identity ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s
Place: pittsburgh, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Silent Waters (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ayesha is a widow with a secret past, living with her beloved son Saleem in a small town in Pakistan close to the Indian border. When the fires of Islamic nationalism invade their tranquil lives, Saleem and a few of the town's other young men ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: self discovery, wartime life, hopes, politics, family life, family problems, family relations, battles, coming of age, haunted by the past, starting over, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Charms for the Easy Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.
Style: touching, sexual, sexy, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, small town, couples, family life, family problems, homecoming, single parent, unfulfillment, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, social relations, parents and children, couple relations, life is a bitch, adoption, single parent, homecoming, couples, small town, unfulfillment, veterinarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Carry Me Home (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: mentally challenged, wooing, countryside, prank, dysfunctional family, self discovery, hopes, destiny, family life, family problems, couples, youth ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Profoundly Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Donna Lee Shelby (Kirstie Alley), a mentally retarded girl who lives in Forest Haven, an institution for the developmentally disabled, meets Ricardo Thornton (Delroy Lindo), a fellow resident. When Forest Haven is closed by a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial relations, couples, friendship, family in crisis, hopes, idealism, coping, society, family life, fighting the system, human spirit, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couple relations, suburbs, small town, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: pension, colonel, hopes, parents and children, small town, family life, downfall, small town life, family relations, haunted by the past, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Too Young to Be a Dad (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adoption, life turned upside down, teenage life, babies and infants, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, human spirit, youth, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, life is a bitch, hopes, friends, family relations, social relations, human nature, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, family life, couples, family problems, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, hopes, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Life, Above All (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sincere, realistic
Plot: poverty, human spirit, parents and children, society, hopes, social misfits, leaving home, estrangement, youth, family relations, family problems, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Neon Bible (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While on a train, a teenage boy thinks about his life and the flamboyant aunt whose friendship acted as an emotional shield from his troubled family. This film evokes the haunting quality of memory while creating a heartfelt portrait of a boy's ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, inspirational, thought provoking ...
Plot: small town, family problems, americana, society, religion, child's point of view, family relations, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adaptation, bdsm, evangelist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ├ůsa ...
Style: touching, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, working class, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional family, disorder, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, youth, single parent, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Cowboys Don't Cry (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A father and son struggle to make ends meet on the rodeo circuit.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, couple relations, family in crisis, parents and children, hopes, dealing with death, farm, environmentalism, youth, family relations, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Twelve Mile Road (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: troubled teen, family relations, farmer, teenage life, parents and children, friendship, estrangement, youth, family problems, elderly, adolescence vs adulthood, summer vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, society, family problems, couples, youth, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, private detective, siblings relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sorrow and Joy (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must try to reach for mutual and mature love in order to continue life after death.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, couples, mentally unstable, introspection, couple relations, under the surface, child killer, death in the family, family in crisis, innocence lost, jealous spouse, buttocks ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%