Movies like Marvin & Tige

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Marvin & Tige (1983)
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Marvin & Tige (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower meets Tige, an 11-year-old orphan. With nowhere else to go, Tige moves in with Marvin and they develop a close friendship. Marvin wants to adopt Tige but knows that he is too poor to give him a good home. Then he discovers who Tige's father is a rich suburbanite who doesn't even know Tige exists. Should Marvin, and can he, give up the boy he loves, and who loves him, in favor of a stranger with the right genes and bank balance?
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: coming of age, racism, adoption, alcohol abuse, suicide, homelessness, friendship, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, society, manipulation, opposites attract, contests and competitions, unfulfillment, urban ghetto life, urban ghetto, love, loneliness, illness, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia

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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, youth, coming of age, society, friendship, friends and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Marvin & Tige: Face (2002), I'm Not Here (2017), Rails & Ties (2007), Matching Jack (2010), In Between Days (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, friends, family relations, immigrants, opposites attract, single parent, youth, coming of age, love and romance, family life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
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I'm Not Here (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man struggles with the tragic memories of his past to make sense of his present, but soon realizes that time isn't the enemy he thinks it is.
Style: sincere, sentimental, melancholic, touching, rough
Plot: redemption, father son relationship, death, life is a bitch, fall in love, life philosophy, loneliness, life & death, family relations, destiny, betrayal, friendship ...
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Rails & Ties (2007)
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, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: orphan, train, family relations, friendship, family problems, terminal illness, grief, coming of age, single parent, unfulfillment, suicidal, collision ...
Time: contemporary
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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: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, coming of age, friendship, bittersweet, dishonesty, parents and children, hopes, terminal illness, family relations, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, ireland
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In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, depressing ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, friendship, teenage life, unfulfilled love, youth, unfulfillment, society, love, couples, korean american, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: adoption, friendship, family relations, custody, on the road, introspection, redemption, hopes, petty criminal, road trip, foster home, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: single parent, small town, coming of age, teenage life, destructive relationship, family relations, couples, parents and children, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Singer is a deaf-mute whose small world brings him in contact with a young girl, Mick, who cherishes a seemingly hopeless dream of becoming a concert pianist. At first hostile, Mick soon becomes friends with Singer, hoping to enlarge his small ...
Style: gothic, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: deaf, racism, loneliness, coming of age, disability, disabled person, deafness, sign language, drifter, grief, doctor, african american ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa, georgia
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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, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship, lifetime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society
Style: touching, serious, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: youth, family relations, self discovery, friendship, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, adolescence vs adulthood, human nature, parents and children, life is a bitch, elderly, society ...
Time: contemporary
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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: emotional, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: youth, lifetime, friendship, false accusation, racism, small town, interracial relations, small town life, discrimination, human nature, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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80%
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An enigmatic drifter from the South comes to visit an old acquaintance who now lives in South-Central LA.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, clever, touching ...
Plot: black history, family relations, drifter, family problems, friends, couples, best friends, society, opposites attract, prodigy, betrayal, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: missionary, youth, life is a bitch, couples, terminal illness, self discovery, working class, redemption, tragic hero, coming of age, hopes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Mondo (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mondo is a homeless young boy, with a big smile, who wanders around Nice looking for food and a place to sleep.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, feel good
Plot: child, coming of age, boy, gypsy, orphan, family relations, beach, friends, society, youth, social misfits, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: french riviera, france, italy, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Second Best (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The difficult relationship between a british postal officer and his adoptive son.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic
Plot: orphan, social worker, single parent, absent father, adoption, coming of age, parents and children, family problems, hopes, family relations, man boy relationship, village ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, wales
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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, lifetime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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77%
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Our America (2002)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: journalism, murder, juvenile delinquency, social decay, uncover truth, teenage life, life is a bitch, hopes, society, lifestyle, youth, racism ...
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The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Story: Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they ...
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Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: youth, friendship, coming of age, summer camp, child's point of view, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family, on the road, children, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, psychological, emotional, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, impossible love, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, couples, love and romance, friendship, solace, romance, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
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75%
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Heart of Dixie (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set at a Southern college during the 1950s, three co-eds (Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen and Phoebe Cates) re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 50s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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Decoration Day (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a ...
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Snow in August (2001)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
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The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic
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Women or Children First (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
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Story: Tom, a Spaniard, is married to Sylvie and lives a quiet but a bit boring life in the Britanny countryside (west of France). Trouble comes when Tom ex girlfriend reappears, asking for help, announcing him that she had a girl from him 9 years ago.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
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74%
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on an 11-year-old Chechnyan refugee living in Vienna whose life is thrown into disarray when a friend of his deceased father materializes.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy
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74%
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Genre: Drama
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Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sincere, serious
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The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
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