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: adoption, alcohol abuse, racism, youth, friendship, friends, family relations, contests and competitions, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, urban ghetto life, manipulation, society, couples, opposites attract, unfulfillment, urban ghetto, suicide, homelessness, love, loneliness, illness, hospital, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia

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Most similar movies to Marvin & Tige

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, couples, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children and friendship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Marvin & Tige: Face (2002), Immediate Family (1989), We Were the Mulvaneys (2002), Tiger Eyes (2012), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998). 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: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, opposites attract, family relations, friends, immigrants, family life, youth, single parent, human nature, introspection, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, family relations, family problems, couples, society, single parent, love and romance, youth, hopes, babies and infants, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, life is a bitch, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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Tiger Eyes (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage life, friendship, death in the family, bittersweet, grieving, depression, life is a bitch, friends, family relations, family problems, parents and children, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, touching, emotional, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, teenage life, lifestyle, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The River Niger (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie. But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, urban ghetto, performer's life, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, family in crisis, down on your luck, against the odds, family life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.9
 393
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, friendship, love and romance, family problems, romance, family life, impossible love, estrangement, parents and children, solace, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: sentimental, touching, rough, sincere, melancholic
Plot: father son relationship, redemption, fall in love, death, life is a bitch, life philosophy, loneliness, life & death, family relations, destiny, betrayal, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
A Father for Brittany (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption process, leaving Keith to fight for Brittany's custody ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, adoption, family problems, couples, orphan, legal action, youth, domestic disturbance, rivalry, gays and lesbians, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Hysterical Blindness (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in the 1980's, Debby Miller (Uma Thurman) goes out in New Jersey looking for a man after she is diagnosed with "hysterical blindness".
Style: psychological, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, working class, couple relations, looking for love, single parent, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, getting home, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.7
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Love Streams (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: couple relations, family problems, couples, family relations, social misfits, hopes, writer's life, unfulfillment, prostitute, love and romance, siblings relations, custody ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: friendship, family relations, custody, on the road, introspection, adoption, redemption, petty criminal, hopes, road trip, foster home, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Last Sin Eater (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In seeking her own redemption from the one man of whom she is most afraid, 10-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, redemption, hopes, parents and children, society, death in the family, religion, dark secret, imaginary friend, girl, sin, immigrants ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Another Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ten years have passed. Nikki's daughter Sarah, now 19 and heading West for college, is at her own spiritual crossroads. To make matters worse, her mother has recently revealed that, nearly a decade ago, she was the dinner guest of the Almighty ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: teenage life, religions or cults, family relations, mysterious character, youth, parents and children, friendship, college, christian propaganda, stranger, discussion, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A promising track star, 18 year old Jesse Brenner struggles with binge drinking during her freshman year of college.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Audience: teens
Plot: college, family relations, lifestyle, youth, life is a bitch, best friends, college life, parents and children, alcohol abuse, underage drinking, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, power relations, youth, love and romance, society, master and servant, single parent, crumbling marriage, adoption, couples ...
Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: civil rights, racism, friendship, teenage life, interracial relations, haunted by the past, family relations, african american, social differences, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, blacks and whites ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, sincere, clever ...
Plot: uninvited guest, family relations, best friends, society, opposites attract, prodigy, betrayal, family problems, friends, couples, family life, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, sentimental, emotional, touching
Plot: adoption, nurse, youth, babies and infants, nanny, tragic hero, single parent, life is a bitch, gender, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, hopes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.3
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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 ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, golden years, society, opposites attract, hopes, friendship, introspection, human nature, interracial relations, couples, family relations, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, false accusation, small town, friendship, family relations, social relations, friends, injustice, life is a bitch, society, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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I Travel Alone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jarle Klepp is a 25-year-old student of literature with a passion for Adorno, Proust and grown-up women - and definitely not Tamagochi's, Lady Di and small kids. The news that he is the father of a seven year old girl - and that she will come ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, youth, friends, society, couples, student life, twentysomething life, student
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, racism, human nature, friendship, americana, isolation, introspection, teenage life, small town, small town life, hopes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 60s
Place: alabama, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, downfall, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, family problems, family life, middle class, drunken man, drunk ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Take Care of My Cat (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The fashionable Hye-joo is focused on her career at a brokerage house. She's making a decent living, but her co-workers look down on her. Tae-hee is sick of living under the thumb of her domineering father. She spends her time doing volunteer ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, life is a bitch, couples, parents and children, adulthood, love and romance, lifestyle, youth, family problems, artist, cat, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, seoul, asia, japan, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, immigrants, friendship, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, society, youth, love, couples, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, friendship, bittersweet, hopes, dishonesty, parents and children, terminal illness, life turned upside down, family relations, child illness, family problems, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Adoption (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea. Kata befriends teenage schoolgirl Anna, abandoned by her parents at the age of six. Anna runs away from ...
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, emotional, sexual
Plot: adoption, family relations, friends, strong female presence, society, youth, gender, romance, young lovers, unfulfillment, orphan, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%