Movies like Something About Amelia

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Something About Amelia (1984)
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Something About Amelia (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie follows the Bennett family after Amelia tells her school counselor that her father has sexually abused her.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: sexual abuse, teenage life, youth, sex maniac, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, sexual dysfunction, innocence lost, family in crisis, sexual content, kids in trouble, female director, childhood sexual abuse, sex, teenager, rape, incest, military, family relations, child abuse, father daughter relationship, discovery, chaos, generation gap ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Something About Amelia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about family relations, life is a bitch, youth, family problems, parents and children, teenage life and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Something About Amelia: Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), Accused (2005), A Long Way Home (2003), America (2009), My Daughter's Secret Life (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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67%
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Accused (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in class. When Stine accuses her father of sexual abuse, and is ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prisoner, lawyer, family relations, child abuse, parents and children, under the surface, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, incest, degradation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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100%
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 ⇓
41%
 6.3
 634
America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: youth, teenage life, custody, human spirit, family in crisis, sexual abuse, mental illness, doctors and patients, life is a bitch, healing power, family problems, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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My Daughter's Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kaitlyn is a high school student whose obsession with gambling leads to her accumulating a mountain of debt. Her habit also causes a high degree of family tension.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, money raising, obsession, teenage life, kids in trouble, family in crisis, parents and children, addiction, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
32%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, parents and children, sexual abuse, small town, teenage life, youth, society, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Speak (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, unsupportive friend, school, high school, youth, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, rape victim, sexual abuse, rape, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Return to Innocence (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Director Rocky Costanzo's searing legal drama centers on a highly credentialed child psychologist named Glen Erskine (Richard Meese) whose life is shattered when he's accused of sexually assaulting a young boy he's been treating. ...
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, courtroom, false accusation, teenage life, redemption, sexual abuse, custody, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Suspect (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Teacher Rob Dekoster is a good man, albeit a bit too frivolous and liberal with funds the local arts center's interim director. His wife Nelle, who sometimes abuses drugs, spoils his ingrate teenage stepdaughter Sandy, who is kind only to her ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: false accusation, family relations, manipulations, manipulation, couple relations, teenage life, vengeance, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Maya (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: MAYA is a coming of age story set against an outlawed brutal practice of ritual rape still occurring in some parts of India.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, coming of age, parents and children, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, youth, society, religions or cults, kids in trouble, injustice, introspection, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 ⇓
28%
The Toy Soldiers (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, haunted by the past, teenage life, family problems, youth, addiction, custody, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit, bittersweet, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: melancholic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, single parent, parents and children, first sex, teenage life, rebelliousness, innocence lost, island, virginity, sexual exploration, commune, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, family problems, writer's life, family in crisis, teachers and students, teenage life, innocence lost, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
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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: realistic, rough, sincere, serious, bleak
Audience: kids
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, teenage life, homeless, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, youth, love, urban ghetto life, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Children of Invention (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two young children living illegally in a model apartment outside Boston are left to fend for themselves when their hardworking mother disappears
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: working class, single parent, family problems, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, eviction, youth, society, suburbs, bittersweet, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 877
Born Innocent (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment from her peers and her own abusive family, and only one ...
Style: controversial, thought provoking, bleak, rough, sexual ...
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, prison, rape, runaway, riot, brutality, reform school, strong female presence, youth, on the run, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ⇓
25%
Don't Be Afraid (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Silvia is a young girl marked by a dark childhood. When she is barely twenty-five, she decides to start over and to face the people, feelings and emotions that keep her bound to the past. In her fight against adversity and against herself, she will ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, family problems, support group, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, school, laboratory, incest, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Drunkboat (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. The short contact with family brings Mort back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, social relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, youth, single parent, self discovery, teenage life, coming of age, suburbs, teenager, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, sincere, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mental illness, self discovery, human nature, parents and children, sexual abuse, family problems, youth, life is a bitch, family life, little girl, spirituality ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, teenage girl, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, suburban life, society, lifestyle, kids in trouble, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Future Weather (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, environmentalism, society, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, gain trust, life is a bitch, youth, bittersweet, ecology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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23%
The Sky Is Gray (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Drama - From Ernest J. Gaines, author of "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: racism, life is a bitch, society, injustice, family relations, bittersweet, parents and children, interracial relations, dentist, toothache, segregation, poverty ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 6K
In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Georgia, Germany, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eka and Natia leave their childhood behind and ignore societal customs to escape from their turbulent family lives.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, sincere
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, best friends, life is a bitch, coming of age, society, dysfunctional family, civil war, parents and children, teenage life, youth, teenage girl ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: georgia (former ussr), asia, eastern europe, caucasus, tbilisi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the book by Caroline B. Cooney, a girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Could her parents really have kidnapped her?
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: prom, family relations, missing child, kidnapping, love and romance, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family problems, coming of age, young heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Camp (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 12-year-old Eli finds himself at summer CAMP
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: summer camp, child abuse, kids in trouble, friendship, youth, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, dysfunctional family, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%