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Go Toward the Light (1988)
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Go Toward the Light (1988)
Original name: Go Toward The Light
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: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: aids, youth, family relations, terminal illness, parents and children, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, siblings relations, hopes, unfulfillment, school, children, pregnancy, snow, death, illness, doctor, medical, hospital, belief in god, faith, cemetery, boy ...
Time: 80s, year 1986

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and emotional films with plots about family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, family in crisis, hopes and unfulfillment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Go Toward the Light: And Then There Was One (1994), Camino (2008), Nicholas' Gift (1998), ...First Do No Harm (1997), Tiger Warsaw (1988). 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: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, emotional
Plot: aids, love, crumbling marriage, gender, ego clash, couple relations, babies and infants, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 90s
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Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, complex ...
Plot: child cancer, children, catholic school, guardian angel, family relations, doctors and patients, family problems, family in crisis, hopes, youth, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, europe
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92%
 7.0
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Nicholas' Gift (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fact based drama about an American couple on vacation in Italy in 1994 with their two children who are attacked and shot by highway bandits. Shortly they discover that their son is brain dead. The parents are then faced with the hard decision to ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: youth, serial killer, family relations, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, dealing with death, unfulfillment, family problems, transplant, death in the family, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
...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: edutainment, controversial, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: child hero, medical, youth, family relations, hospital, epilepsy, bittersweet, family problems, against the odds, family in crisis, family life, child illness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Tiger Warsaw (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chuck brought sorrow to his family when he shot his father who is now a semi-invalid. After 15 years of self destruction, he returns home to seek forgiveness.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: manly
Plot: redemption, family relations, cons and scams, addiction, high school, homecoming, family gatherings, drug abuse, parents and children, family life, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
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The Sound and 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, captivating, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, downfall, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family life, family problems, mental retardation, suicide, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family relations, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations, couples, family gatherings, siblings relations, parents and children, euthanasia, terminal illness, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Plot: aids, gay, lgbt, gay lead character, lawyer, coming out, lgbtq, gay interest, bondage, family relations, gay relationship, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, family problems, life is a bitch, dealing with death, family in crisis, cancer, illness, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, medical, aids, lgbtq, lgbt, hospital, terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.0
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Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 122 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: school, family relations, hopes, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, disability, single parent, dealing with death, youth, prodigy, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sad
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, coming of age, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, single parent, captivity, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, emotional, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, psychiatrist, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, sexual abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, redemption, domestic disturbance, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, family life, life is a bitch, love and romance, family problems, couples, family in crisis, alcohol abuse, brother brother relationship, loneliness, fear, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
My Father My Lord (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 72 min.
Story: "My Father My Lord" is an intimate and deeply disturbing story of the conflict between a father's love and his deep devotion to religion. A respected Orthodox Rabbi dotes on his only son but his religious strictures leave an emotional ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, jewish, coming of age, self discovery, clergy, society, life is a bitch, hopes, introspection, parents and children, rabbi, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay, lgbt, family relations, childhood, lgbtq, bereavement, bittersweet, resentment, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cries from the Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A drama directed by Michael Switzer.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, touching ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, youth, children, sexual abuse, child molester, family relations, family problems, power relations, rehabilitation, single parent, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, human spirit, family life, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, couples, family problems, road not taken, homecoming, parents and children, miraculous event ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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I'm Losing You (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman Perry Krohn attempts to juggle the needs of his dedicated wife, demanding mistress and grown children while facing his own certain death from lung cancer.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, emotional, biting ...
Plot: hollywood, aids, family relations, father son relationship, family problems, showbiz, terminal illness, infidelity, artists and showbiz, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Shiro’s struggle with his father’s cancer and impending death leads to a realization that he must communicate his love and admiration for him before it’s too late. A series of flashbacks reveals their relationship over time, and the trouble ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, terminal illness, parents and children, coping, estrangement, unfulfillment, family in crisis, father son relationship, asian prostitute, family problems, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, psychological, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, youth, car accident, death of wife, accidental death, grief, love, society, family problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, emotional, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, family problems, lifestyle, teenage life, family in crisis, hopes, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, youth, family relations, husband wife relationship, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Christmas Visitor (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they lost their son to the Persian Gulf War. Now a stranger has ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christmas, grief, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, redemption, family problems, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Autumn Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, autumn, estrangement, parent child relationship, family problems, couples, rich and poor, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, parents and children, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, england, europe, usa, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
What Girls Learn (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, single mother, stepfather, family relations, teenage love, teenage life, couples, estrangement, family problems, human nature, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, realistic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: prison, hospital, redemption, estrangement, one more chance, family relations, haunted by the past, terminal illness, life sentence, hopes, life is a bitch, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: starvation, youth, starving child, doctor, single parent, unemployment, family relations, family problems, society, human spirit, human nature, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, friendship, family problems, small town, gays and lesbians, lgbt, gay couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Son of Babylon (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Egypt
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed's father, who never returned from war.
Style: touching, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, tense ...
Plot: human spirit, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, political unrest, youth, hopes, escapades, desert, boy, human rights, gulf war, battlefield ...
Time: 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Pope Dreams (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, psychological, serious
Plot: terminal illness, hopes, follow your dream, family relations, parents and children, coming of age, young lovers, teenage life, unfulfillment, human nature, mother son relationship, death ...
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46%