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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her daughter Sara unexpectedly passes away, Natalie retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, contemplative
Plot: mother daughter relationship, best friends, tragic love, dysfunctional family, family problems, homecoming, orphan, parents and children, life is a bitch, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, couples, single parent, car accident, friends, politics, family relations, beach, love and romance, family gatherings, terminal illness, death in the family, dealing with death, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

Most similar movies to Surrender, Dorothy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, hopes and estrangement mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Surrender, Dorothy: A Long Way Home (2003), Constellation (2005), Alpha Male (2006), Christmas at Maxwell's (2006), Offline (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sincere, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, hopes, family in crisis, family problems, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: emotional, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
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91%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Drama about a family torn apart after the death of its patriarch. Haunted by their father's death, Jack and Elyssa have a fraught relationship with their remarried mother even now they have come of age.
Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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85%
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Offline (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A man attempts to reclaim the life that prison took from him but his dark past threatens to ruin everything.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: redemption, starting over, haunted by the past, human nature, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium
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78%
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Emile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a story weaving the past and present together, Emile seeks redemption from the family he abandoned.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, orphan, haunted by the past, homecoming, introspection, hopes, starting over, elderly, betrayal, family problems, human nature, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, europe, england, british columbia
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76%
Fathers and Sons (2005)
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, single parent, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, couples, homecoming, eccentric family, family life, parents and children, terminal illness, elderly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, los angeles, san diego california
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75%
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, love and romance, friendship, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, solace, family life, romance, estrangement, couples, impossible love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
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75%
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The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, family problems, couples, dealing with death, family crisis, dysfunctional family, mourning, stillborn child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: grief, gulf war, christmas, introspection, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, redemption, dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
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70%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, stepfather, single mother, teenage life, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, youth, parents and children, terminal illness, human nature, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Gun Hill Road (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, bilingual
Plot: family relations, homecoming, going straight, starting over, redemption, dysfunctional family, reunion, estrangement, family problems, crimes, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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68%
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Applause (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: rehabilitation, estrangement, alcohol abuse, starting over, hopes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, parents and children, actor's life, strong female presence, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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68%
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Putty Hill (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friends and family of Cory, a young man who has died of an overdose, gather at a Baltimore-area karaoke bar for his wake and compare stories about him. Gradually, as it becomes clear that there are many holes in their recollections about Cory, they ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, death in the family, drug abuse, overdose, introspection, family in crisis, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, social relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, single father, single parent, life turned upside down, family problems, 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
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67%
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Matching Jack (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.
Style: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, dishonesty, hopes, parents and children, friendship, family problems, unfulfillment, couples, family in crisis, family relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: family in crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, parents and children, love affair, midlife crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, love and romance, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, small town life, family relations, family life, fall in love, homecoming, estrangement, healing power, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 30s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Something Like Happiness (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Over the course of a year, in a small town scarred and beaten down by industrialization, Tonda and Monika, friends since childhood, come to experience what life might be like if they could be with one another – which they seemingly can't. Or ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, working class, friendship, single parent, couples, eccentric family, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Walking on Water (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friends and family gather around the death bed of Gavin, where they assist in the dying man's suicide. But though Gavin's pain has been laid to rest, the grief felt by everyone there has only begun, and Walking on Water compassionately ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, terminal illness, death in the family, dysfunctional family, introspection, tragic love, family problems, couples, youth, love and romance, redemption, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, redemption, haunted by the past, family relations, last wish, family problems, estrangement, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, starting over, hopes, family relations, family problems, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, rock paper scissors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, aging, hopes, love, couples, elderly, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, emotional, serious, realistic
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61%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, train, train wreck, family relations, friendship, terminal illness, family problems, single parent, bittersweet, collision, suicidal, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
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61%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: touching, realistic, contemplative, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, redemption, coping, parents and children, family in crisis, unfulfillment, estrangement, father son relationship, family problems, hopes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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61%
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, serious, touching, emotional, realistic
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Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, homecoming, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, resentment, parents and children, family gatherings, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
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59%
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Crying Out (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young man feels compelled to travel with his grand-father. Tthe young man wants to find his father who ran away with the corpse of his ex-wife.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, family relations, family problems, elderly, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, parents and children, aging, death in the family, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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58%