Movies like No Place Like Home 1989

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No Place Like Home (1989)
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No Place Like Home (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his brother but that doesn't last for long due to the two families not getting along with each other. The family moves from rundown hotels to homeless shelters as Daniel searches work as a electrician while his wife takes waitress jobs to try to make ends meet.
Style: inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, contemplative, tv series pilot
Plot: coming of age, unemployment, youth, family relations, children, mother, fire, boy, father, poverty, wife, girl, little girl, daughter, husband wife relationship, little boy, husband, son, homelessness, apartment building, homeless man, homeless woman, homeless shelter, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, youth, society, parents and children and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like No Place Like Home: Between Us (2009), Country (1984), White Irish Drinkers (2010), The Stone Boy (1984), Hidden in America (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: homelessness, poverty, human spirit, starting over, urban setting, family relations, working class, hopes, society, life is a bitch, american dream, single parent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, colombia, usa
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Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, farm, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, against the odds, couple relations, family business, family farm, family problems, hopes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
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White Irish Drinkers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: family problems, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, society, hopes, working class, domestic disturbance, criminal, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, ireland, new york
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The Stone Boy (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: One summer morning, 12-year-old Arnold Hillerman and his 17-year-old brother Eugene wake at dawn to pick peas and perhaps shoot a wild duck on their family's Montana farm. In a nearby pasture, Arnold's gun fires accidentally. His brother ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: farm, coming of age, youth, boy, hunting, grief, depression, death of brother, guilt, family relations, dysfunctional family, death in the family ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa
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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
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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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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, working class, small town, family problems, parents and children, mother son relationship, youth, single parent, society, dysfunctional family, realism, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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...And Your Name Is Jonah (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is in fact deaf.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sign language, deaf, coming of age, youth, family relations, misdiagnosed, family problems, disability, spouse leaving, hopes, mute or deaf, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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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
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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
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: captivating, gloomy, emotional, touching, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, year 1986
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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, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: family problems, drug abuse, death in the family, dysfunctional family, estrangement, social relations, hopes, life is a bitch, introspection, family in crisis, father daughter relationship, overdose ...
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1 Out of 7 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Runaway teen Lexi find herself alone and pregnant on the streets. Seemingly beyond hope, she must turn to Devon, a woman with her own demons, to help her find a way back from her past mistakes.
Style: rough, realistic, sincere, serious, bleak
Audience: kids
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, captivating ...
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
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Country: USA
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Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
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Country: USA
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Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
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Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, dark ...
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Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A ten year old girl named Angela leads her six year old sister, Ellie, through various regimens of 'purification' in an attempt to rid themselves of their evil, which she believes to be the cause of their mother's mental illness. ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, atmospheric, controversial ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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