Movies like Luminous Motion

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Luminous Motion (1998)
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Luminous Motion (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mom and her 10 year son motor around the country as she makes ends meet by turning tricks until her car breaks down. She then temporarily takes up with a hardware store owner until she gets her own place. Then the kid's father shows up to try to take the two over.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: coming of age, road trip, on the road, family relations, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, friendship, alcohol abuse, parents and children, store, family problems, single parent, love, sex, school, thief, angel, prostitute, money, police officer, police, food, violence, businessman, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, beirut lebanon

Most similar movies to Luminous Motion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, parents and children, father son relationship, mother son relationship, husband wife relationship, drinking alcohol and family problems mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Luminous Motion: The Keys to the House (2004), Steal Me (2005), Turn the River (2007), Jerome (1998), White Oleander (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, disability, hospital, self discovery, coming of age, hopes, redemption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, germany, norway, milan italy ...
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Steal Me (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chasing his wayward mother to Montana, fifteen year old Jake finds the picture perfect Tucker family instead who photoshop him into their lives, despite his questionable past. Too bad Jake can not stop himself from stealing, being seduced by the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: family relations, older woman younger man relationship, small town, teenage life, love affair, forbidden love, starting over, youth, love and romance, couples, human nature, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: montana, usa
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Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: billiards, gambling, kidnapping, family relations, family problems, hopes, addiction, dysfunctional family, parents and children, estrangement, starting over, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
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Jerome (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jerome is a day in the life of a dreamer. Wade Hampton has found himself trapped by responsibility and lack of understanding by those closest to him. As a result, Wade simply leaves his old life with the idea of fulfilling a repressed dream of ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: factory, on the road, desert, self discovery, family in crisis, workplace romance, small town life, small town, unemployment, fish out of water, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: emotional, intense, disturbing, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, bad mother, women's prison, manipulation, teenage life, murder, loneliness, family relations, teenager, mental illness, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, nova scotia, mexico
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: youth, coming of age, family relations, parents and children, family life, self discovery, teenage love, teenage life, family in crisis, unfulfillment, gender, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, year 1982, 80s
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Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young mother is plagued by a tragic mistake and alienates her little boy. A brilliant writer is released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence and begins working at Vic's Diner. Their stories converge when the man must overcome ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, sincere
Plot: released from prison, infidelity, prison, going straight, life is a bitch, family problems, love affair, prison life, confined, husband wife relationship, empire, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s
Place: mississippi
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, confusing, depressing, philosophical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, guilt, loneliness, family relations, coma, family life, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent, society, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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
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Time: 90s
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American Gun (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, on the road, family problems, americana, teenage life, single parent, dealing with death, death in the family, human nature, parents and children, working class, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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64%
We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, family relations, boy, gay, domestic violence, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, theft, marriage, fired from the job ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, college, friends, partners, youth, coming of age, best friends, buddies, hopes, showbiz, redemption, world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1996
Place: new york, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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Mirage (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As Macedonia faces its difficult transition, a boy escapes into a world of his own creation.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, art house ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: macedonia, paris france, europe, france, former yugoslavia ...
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First, Last and Deposit (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Tessa (Jessica White) faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence. When bad times hit, she and her mother find themselves living on the streets. The injustice of poverty is emphasized by the fact that Tessa's school ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, rough, bleak ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.
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48%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, depressing, emotional ...
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Standing Up (2013)
Genre: Drama
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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The Dream Catcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
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Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, suspense
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, sad ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: redemption, family relations, self discovery, family gatherings, human nature, parents and children, estrangement, death, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, runaway, road trip ...
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