Movies like Bitter Harvest 1981

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Bitter Harvest (1981)
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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: thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: farm, contamination, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, child illness, family life, hopes, family problems, society, dishonesty, environmentalism, government agency, down on your luck, family in crisis, incompetent official, ecology, disease, farming, environmental, countryside, poison, family farm, environmental issue, dairy farm
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan

Most similar movies to Bitter Harvest

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, parents and children, society, family in crisis and hopes mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Bitter Harvest: White Irish Drinkers (2010), Copperhead (2013), Mississippi Damned (2009), About Sunny (2011), Long Road Home (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sincere, emotional, sentimental, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, crimes, family problems, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, working class, hopes, domestic disturbance, crime, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
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95%
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Copperhead (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A family is torn apart during the American Civil War.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: american civil war, anti war, americana, family life, life is a bitch, farm, society, danger, wartime life, family relations
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, new york
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71%
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: touching, rough, sincere, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, family problems, society, family relations, addiction, family in crisis, strong female presence, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa
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68%
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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, working class, parents and children, society, family problems, down on your luck, single mother, poverty, single parent, drugs/alcohol, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Long Road Home (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A drama depicting the trials of a family of share croppers.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: labor union, family relations, farm, family life, workplace situations, down on your luck, against the odds, survival, life is a bitch, society, farm hand, labor ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 65
3:13 (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: From living a normal life to surviving homelessness in the city of Miami, Peter is a victim of the turbulent U.S. recession during late 2000's. A drama based on true events.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family relations, society, social misfits, unemployment, misfit, family problems, homelessness, character change, unfulfillment, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
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62%
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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: drug abuse, family relations, undercover, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, society, working undercover, addiction, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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59%
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, survival, family business, against the odds, couples, parents and children, down on your luck, family in crisis, human nature, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: iowa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: hospital, family relations, custody, against the odds, family life, parents and children, small town life, bittersweet, terminal illness, human spirit, death in the family, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: gloomy, emotional, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, mentally challenged, legal, hopes, mute or deaf, family relations, family problems, power relations, parents and children, family in crisis, courtroom drama, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, reunion, parents and children, family problems, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, family problems, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, emotional, disturbing, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: single parent, unemployment, doctor, starving child, starvation, family relations, family problems, family life, child illness, down on your luck, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Sound & 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, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family relations, family, parents and children, downfall, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family life, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, unfulfillment, disintegration ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s ...
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The third installment of the Sarah trilogy provides a glorious and touching story of a family drawn together by adversity. On a cold winter day a stranger shows up at the farm. He is slow to reveal his identity. When they find out he is Jacobs ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: family relations, farm, couple relations, americana, strong female presence, society, hopes, parents and children, family life, siblings relations, redemption, nursing ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ├ůsa ...
Style: bleak, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: working class, parents and children, dysfunctional family, disorder, single parent, youth, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, alcohol abuse, society, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Extraordinary Measures (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Working-class father John Crowley is finally on the fast track to corporate success when his two young children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with Pompe disease - a condition that prevents the body from breaking down sugar. With the support of ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: race against time, cure, hopes, against the odds, human spirit, child illness, doctors and patients, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, unlikely partners, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Skylark (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: farm, drought, countryside, family life, forces of nature, against the odds, down on your luck, human spirit, couples, friends, catastrophe, misfit ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kansas, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Barren Lives (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Vidas secas' tells in vivid images the almost documentary like story of a drover and his family in the northern interior states of Brazil during the drought. A family in the search of a new hope and destiny.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy, rough
Plot: family life, parents and children, down on your luck, injustice, farm, family problems, family relations, youth, life is a bitch, brazilian, teacher, hunger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, social differences, introspection, discrimination, social decay, crimes, life is a bitch, society, injustice, small town, arson ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jesse Hallum sells the family farm to see that his daughter receives the medical care she needs at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The big city challenges him, though, especially when his illiteracy is exposed.
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, countryside, family in crisis, city life, human spirit, parents and children, child illness, dysfunctional family, urban, family life, family problems, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: ohio, kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Dollmaker (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jane Fonda gives an Emmy-winning performance as Gertie Nevels, a pioneer woman and the mother of five from the Kentucky hills who is forced to uproot her children to follow her husband Clovis (Levon Helm) to Detroit when he finds work during World ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, social differences, lifestyle, starting over, society, hopes, dealing with death, family in crisis, working class, human spirit, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: detroit, kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, interracial relations, strong female presence, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, female director, interracial rape, mixed race ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: gloomy, psychological, touching, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: farm, family relations, death of brother, guilt, hunting, depression, grief, death in the family, infidelity, down on your luck, family life, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, teenager, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, parents and children, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Robert Townsend stars as the patriarch of a family devastated when his wife is killed in a senseless auto accident. Reeling with grief, each family member must find courage and vision to carry on, ultimately eager to do the mother proud.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, grief, death of wife, accidental death, society, love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, touching ...
Plot: parents and children, family relations, family problems, estrangement, drugs/alcohol, hopes, dysfunctional family, aging, love, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Little Girl Lost (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This heart-wrenching story inspired by real events depicts the trials of the Brady family, who are trying desperately to adopt a helpless little girl they took in when she was in a foster care program. Clara and Tim Brady are in for the fight of ...
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, life is a bitch, fighting the system, society, female doctor, doctor, telephone, stethoscope, foster home, child abuse, eyeglasses ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, corporal punishment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%