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Deep in My Heart (1999)
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Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: women, interracial relations, adoption, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, society, family problems, strong female presence, rape, mother daughter relationship, housewife, foster parent, mixed race, birth mother, interracial rape, female director
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, youth and dysfunctional family mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like Deep in My Heart: Mississippi Damned (2009), Family of Strangers (1993), For the Love of a Child (2006), White Water (2015), Nicholas' Gift (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, rough, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, society, addiction, human nature, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, child abuse, women of color, racial issues ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: africa, mississippi, usa
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95%
Family of Strangers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julie must disclose her family's medical history before undergoing major surgery: when she questions her family, she discovers that she was adopted and, later, that her conception was the product of a rape.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere
Plot: abused woman, family relations, family problems, custody, missing person, doctors and patients, adoption, terminal illness, life is a bitch, babies and infants, loss of virginity, pregnant from rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
For the Love of a Child (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the Sates enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs multi-disciplinary ...
Style: disturbing, touching, thought provoking, rough, tense ...
Plot: orphan, child abuse, rescue, family relations, selflessness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, abuse, love, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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White Water (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from the "white's only" drinking fountain and sets out on a quest to do the unthinkable: ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: young heroes, missing child, youth, life is a bitch, obsession, discrimination, family problems, family relations, parents and children, society, racism, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: youth, serial killer, family relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family problems, transplant, death in the family, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
A Long Way Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Family members struggle to heal their emotional wounds after an incident of sexual abuse.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, redemption, domestic disturbance, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: starvation, youth, starving child, doctor, single parent, unemployment, family relations, family problems, society, human spirit, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The End of Innocence (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. Eventually here is where she finds her answers.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, rehabilitation, family problems, drug abuse, parents and children, doctors and patients, mental institution, life is a bitch, rehabilitation center, family relations, power relations, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: touching, bleak, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: working class, parents and children, disorder, youth, single parent, life turned upside down, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, addiction, children, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, serious, touching, sentimental, emotional
Plot: imaginary friend, youth, family relations, nanny, dysfunctional family, mental illness, couples, estrangement, family problems, unfulfillment, single parent, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: murder, courtroom, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, courtroom drama, life is a bitch, legal, family problems, family relations, patricide, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sad
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Preacher's Daughter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The estranged daughter of a small town minister is forced to return to the strict, religious home of her youth where she must confront the troubled relationships that caused her to leave four years before
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: clergy, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, society, religions or cults, small town, homecoming, family problems, teen social issues, christian ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: sincere, emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: custody battle, teenage girl, coming of age, youth, custody, mother daughter relationship, drugs, responsibility, family values, parents and children, dysfunctional family, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, hopes, aging, dysfunctional family, love, african american, women, asthma, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Bol (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: social issues, family relations, family values, life is a bitch, parents and children, strong female presence, feminist, death sentence, murder, society, media, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pakistan, india, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, environmentalism, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, gain trust, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, coming of age, teenager ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: adoption, aids, child illness, nurse, orphan, women, child abandonment, unfulfillment, nanny, gender, single parent, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 6.5
 438
Waterproof (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Single mother Tyree Battle struggles to keep her young son Thaniel away from the gang-plagued city streets that he is mixed up in. Under severe gang pressure, Thaniel accidentally shoots Jewish shopkeeper Eli Zeal in a botched robbery attempt. ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, contemplative
Plot: family relations, gang, homecoming, family problems, going straight, immigrants, aging, youth, redemption, self discovery, single parent, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.4
 364
About Sunny (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, moral dilemma, society, working class, parents and children, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, youth, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, observes crimes, scandals and the decline of Japanese values without passing judgement. As he and his wife endure the tragedy of their first child’s death, hope slowly unfolds and their love story flickers to ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: estrangement, couple relations, family problems, society, death in the family, social decay, pregnancy, love and romance, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, painter, art ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 4.3
 676
Constellation (2005)
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: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, unfulfillment, hopes, society, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, interracial romance ...
Time: 50s, 21st century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Courage (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, emotional
Plot: undercover, family relations, drug abuse, human spirit, society, law enforcement, drug dealing, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, parents and children, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, youth, children, sexual abuse, child molester, family relations, family problems, power relations, rehabilitation, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Halima's Path (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: wartime life, loss of son, adoption, life is a bitch, muslim, parents and children, family relations, un, bodies, missing person, adopted son, birth mother ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: bosnia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.3
 358
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 problems, family life, society, social relations, couples, couple relations, youth, babies and infants, small town, small town life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Sound and 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, touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, downfall, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family life, family problems, mental retardation, suicide, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 353
David's Mother (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sally Goodson has been raising her autistic son David alone since her husband left many years ago. Now a social worker discovers that Sally has been dodging 'The System' to keep her son with her, instead of putting him in an institution. ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: autism, single parent, asperger's syndrome, illness, family relations, disability, human nature, misfit, legal action, youth, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 285
Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: environmental, biology, farm, contamination, ecology, society, life is a bitch, government agency, hopes, dishonesty, family problems, environmentalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%