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My Own Country (1998)
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My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham specializes in infectious diseases, he takes special interest in patients suffering from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS), and presents his work at the local gay/lesbian hang-outs and clubs, creating a public awareness of AIDS. Soon he has as many as 82 patients in his care at the local hospital. He gets engrossed in his work to the extent that he starts neglecting his very heavily pregnant wife Rajani, who eventually gives birth to Jacob. She threatens him with marriage counseling, while fearing that her husband may acquire AIDS through contact with his patients, while he himself has to deal with hospital administration who are concerned about funds and resources being utilized on patients who may never recover.
Style: sincere, touching, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, factual
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, hospital, terminal illness, aids, coming out, misfit, fighting the system, legal action, life is a bitch, love and romance, child illness, human spirit, obsessive quest, hopes, family problems, society, couples, small town life, heroic mission, gender, small town, gays and lesbians, doctors and patients, countryside ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about life is a bitch, terminal illness, family relations, family problems, hopes, unfulfillment and family in crisis mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like My Own Country: And Then There Was One (1994), ...First Do No Harm (1997), Pedro (2008), Our Sons (1991), Christmas at Maxwell's (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, ego clash, doctors and patients, terminal illness, family in crisis, couple relations, pregnancy, coming out, workplace situations, human spirit, child illness ...
Time: 90s
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, hopes, bittersweet, small town life, death in the family, small town, against the odds, single parent, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, ambition, fighting the system, rising to stardom, human spirit, idealism, terminal illness, tv show, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, family problems, friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A successful American family retreat to their summer home on the banks of Lake Erie to find meaning in life, illness, loss, and change this Christmas. With a successful career in the wine business, and two amazing children, what more can a family ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, family life, love and romance, miraculous event, homecoming, road not taken, parents and children, couples, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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The Doctor (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that ...
Style: psychological, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: hospital, medical school, surgery, doctor, doctors and patients, coldhearted, redemption, intern, family relations, terminal illness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
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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: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, adoption, family relations, dealing with death, rivalry, love and romance, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, pregnancy, child illness, family in crisis, redemption ...
Time: 90s
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, couples, family problems, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
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, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, coming out, custody, terminal illness, pregnancy, lesbian mother, family problems, family life, adoption, couples, breakup, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
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52%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, human spirit, heroic mission, environmentalism, fighting the system, obsessive quest, society, terminal illness, hopes, social relations, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: touching, emotional, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, love affair, midlife crisis, gender, lifestyle, unfulfillment, terminal illness, pregnancy, family in crisis, haunted by the past, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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45%
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, human spirit, against the odds, parents and children, doctors and patients, child illness, family in crisis, family problems, unlikely partners, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, boston, san francisco, california
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45%
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
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Time: 90s
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An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, family problems, terminal illness, workplace situations, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, united states
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Dawn Anna (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: high school, family problems, human spirit, terminal illness, child illness, against the odds, relationship vs career, school, single parent, life is a bitch, mentally challenged, rehabilitation ...
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: uplifting, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: infidelity, bittersweet, hopes, friendship, parents and children, dishonesty, family relations, terminal illness, couples, family in crisis, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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42%
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Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: disability, terminal illness, multiple sclerosis, tragic hero, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, musician's life, crumbling marriage, couples, life turned upside down, power relations ...
Time: 80s
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Go Toward the Light (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, doctor's office, faith ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
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The Way Home (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An inspirational true story about how a rural community rallied around a distraught family to search for their missing two year-old boy and through doing so changed the lives of many of those involved.
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, family relations, social relations, couples, hopes, family in crisis, couple relations, missing person, search, police chase, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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38%
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, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, child rape, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, coming of age, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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Declaration of War (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: terminal illness, hospital, child illness, parents and children, overcoming, optimism, family problems, couples, babies and infants, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, marseille
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A Perfect Son (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, gay, drug abuse, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, family in crisis, death in the family, brother brother relationship, family relations, estrangement, death of father ...
Time: 90s
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The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, prison, terminal illness, haunted by the past, family relations, estrangement, life sentence, one more chance, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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37%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
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Yesterday (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, village, parents and children, human spirit, kindness, society, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, injustice, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: family life, family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, love and romance, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, loneliness, brother brother relationship, fear, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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34%
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: emotional, sincere, touching, rough, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, dysfunctional family, human nature, addiction, society, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, siblings relations, down on your luck, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, mississippi
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The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, life is a bitch, miraculous event, disability, journalism, faith, media, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Reconciliation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: RECONCILIATION is a groundbreaking, provocative story about an estranged father and son struggling to overcome the heartbreaking consequences of their past. Grant Taylor (Eric Nenninger) has been troubled by intense childhood memories ever since his ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: gay parent, forgiveness, redemption, haunted by the past, family relations, last wish, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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